London news and event reviews - Page 10

The Bedford Row water pump

On a grand side street in Holborn can be found an equally grand looking water pump.

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Tickets Alert: A railway treasure trail

Take part in a treasure and trivia hunt across Central London, taking in a host of railway-related locations.

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Museums by Appointment – The Honourable Artillery Company

Inside the grand and ancient headquarters of an arm of the Territorial Army is a small, but densely packed museum of military memorabilia.

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Tickets Alert: Tours of a Royal Navy ship

This coming Saturday will give you a chance to go on board a Royal Navy ship moored in Docklands for a look around.

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Hotel plans for Strand office block by Charing Cross station

A fairly unremarkable 1980s office block that most people don’t even notice save the branch of Boots on the ground floor could be demolished and replaced with a hotel.

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Major upgrade planned for Norwood Junction railway station

A somewhat shabby, and yet quite busy station in South London could get a major makeover if plans by Network Rail are approved.

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Granada Tooting – A palace to the golden age of cinema

In the 1930s, when Tooting was mostly farms, a grand cinema was built, and it’s still there today, and still open to the public.

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Tickets Alert: One evening only bicycles allowed into Kew Gardens

For one evening this week, it will be possible to cycle around the massive Kew Gardens as part of a special evening event.

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Help save the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer

Many a summer evening along the Thames is enlivened by the sight of a steam powered paddle-steamer passing through Tower Bridge. But not this year.

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DLR station upgrade funding approved

Initial funding to improve a number of DLR stations in the Royal Docks area has been approved by the Mayor of London.

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Tickets Alert: Watch films in a restored chapel

Following a lengthy restoration, the Grade II listed Oxford House in Bethnal Green, London will be open to the public for a series of film screenings in its attic Chapel and Theatre.

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London’s Alleys: Panyer Alley, EC2

An alley that can be traced all the way back to Tudor London, with a famously enigmatic stone plaque on one wall.

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Engineering train travels full length of the Northern Line Extension for the first time

The Northern Line Extension to Battersea has passed a milestone after an engineering train successfully travelled the entire length of the new tunnels from Kennington to Battersea, for the first time.

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London’s weekly railway news

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news…

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Past and present photos of Crossrail construction sites

It’s often nostalgic to look back at places that have been torn asunder by major construction sites and think, goodness, it really did look like that.

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