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Ian Visits… Windsor Castle

When you live near something touristy, it's often something we don't visit, because it's always there. Such was the case when I lived in Windsor, which has a bloody massive tourist trap in the centre of town.


The year schoolboys collected conkers for war

The schoolboy pastime of smashing conkers together was, for a short time, set aside as 100 years ago, the government ordered that all conkers be collected for the war effort.


200th edition of London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Flotilla of hot air balloons to lift off from London City Airport

The Lord Mayor's personal hot air balloon, accompanied by up to 50 others are set to stage an early morning lift-off from London City Airport.


Why did the chicken cross the road? To discover a different London.

A different London awaits, sights at once familiar, but different, unusual shops, vistas opened in unpredictable ways, and all a few metres from where you are.


I don’t like roller coasters

Fear stalks the land. Dark venues dripping with evil beguile unwary visitors with their siren songs of excitement and pleasures. Screams fill the skies, but mesmerized visitors don't turn back.


Riding a “ghost train” at Thorpe Park

Ever since the travelling funfair has existed, the cheesy ghost train ride has been a staple of offerings, but happens when you make it something a lot scarier?


A mile long artwork commissioned for Crossrail

A length of concrete wall running alongside the future Elizabeth line tracks in East London is to be covered in a mile-long work of art.


North London’s unusual transport museum

At the most northernmost outpost of Greater London, in middle of farmland, can be found a most curious museum.


London’s weekly railway news #188

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


The strange part of London that is forever Garden Centre Land

There is a part of London that will forever be green and verdant, for it is Garden Centre Land -- an entire village that is made up entirely from garden centres.


London’s weekly railway news #184

A weekly round-up of London's rail transport news...


Revealing the Roman Walbrook river under London

The Museum of London has opened a new display which shows off finds from the lost Walbrook valley and beyond and represents over 170 years of excavation in London.


Camden tube station upgrade moves forward

A public consultation is opening to show off plans for a major upgrade of Camden tube station.


What you read in 2016

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