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London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.

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New entrance for Southwark tube station to be decided next week

Plans for a second entrance to Southwark tube station are set to go ahead following a recommendation from the council’s planning officers that they be approved.

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Tickets Alert: First ever opening of the King’s Observatory

The King’s Observatory, a Palladian style building commissioned by King George III as an observatory for the transit of Venus is for the first time ever* letting the public inside.

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Tickets Alert: Another chance to ride in the 1938 art deco tube train

Following the weekend’s trip by the 1938 tube train through central London, it will be out again next month in another part of the Underground.

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Inside the Church of St Anselm and St Cæcilia

This century old church in Holborn is a reminder of anti-catholic protests and a street widening programme to sweep away slumps.

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Pink Floyd re-release rare London Underground music video

In 1968, Pink Floyd took a trip on the London Underground, to film a video for their second album and they’ve just released the rarely seen video once more.

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Ancient law requires a bale of straw to hang from the Millennium Bridge

Upholding an ancient law, next month a bale of straw is to be hung from the Millennium Footbridge as a warning to boats on the Thames.

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A chance to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden

As part of the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend that takes place later this year, one rather special garden will be open to the public – the one behind 10 Downing Street.

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London’s Alleys: Maggie Blake’s Cause, SE1

This short alley near Tower Bridge is a delightful passage to the Thames, but was very nearly sealed off.

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Taking a trip on the 1938 tube train on the Underground

Earlier today a very old train took a very rare trip through central London for what will be one of the last times it can make such a journey.

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Staging magic – a magical book exhibition at Senate House

Up high in the imposing Senate House in Bloomsbury, a magical exhibition of conjuring history has recently opened.

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5,120 tonne loading test above Moorgate tube station

Over a number of days last November, Europe’s largest load test was carried out on a series of concrete piles that were installed around Moorgate tube station.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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See vintage tube trains and buses in London on Sunday

This coming Sunday, a vintage tube train will be running through central London, and out at Epping, vintage buses will travel around the countryside.

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Leonardo da Vinci defying death at UCL

Perpetual motion and the perpetuity of life are the topic of two very different exhibitions within yards of each other within UCL’s campus in central London.

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