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Everything you need to know about… Trafalgar Square

An incomplete complete list of everything you could possibly want to know about the famous (and not actually square shaped) Trafalgar square in the centre of London.


Map of London’s miniature steam train rides

We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging around parts of the city as well.


Plans to open central London’s secret limestone caves to the public

A series of limestone caves deep under central London, which have been kept secret since their discovery in the 1950s are to be opened to the public it will be announced at a press conference later today.


Richmond Council is closing a road for some mating toads

A road in Richmond is to be closed to traffic during March, to allow toads to cross it and get to their annual breeding grounds.


80th anniversary of the first science-fiction show on BBC TV

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the first ever time a robot appeared on British television - indeed, probably on television anywhere in the world.


Walking the Lea Valley – East India Dock Basin

A small nature reserve at Blackwall is all that remains of one of Dockland's many docks that once served goods from India, and later supported the D-Day invasions.


Your most-read IanVists of 2017

Baring some weirdness that throws the stats out later today, here are the Top-10 rundown of what you read in 2017, on this website at least. Not arf!


Hot air balloons to fly over Central London

A flotilla of hot air balloons are to fly over Central London, as part of the now-annual Lord Mayor of London's balloon regatta


Christmas Telly Past — a review over the years

I seem to recall a time when xmas day telly was dominated by a major movie in the afternoon, then it was killed off by Noel Edmunds schmaltzy do-gooding shows, but what was xmas day TV really like?


London Museums open over Christmas

With many people taking an extended break over Christmas, it helps to know which museums are going to be open so that you can have some ideas of where to visit. Below is a list of the museums that I