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London’s Pocket Parks: 15 Clerkenwell Close

This may be the best hidden pocket park in London, or maybe I wandered onto private property, it’s not entirely easy to be sure which.

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Try a bit of stone or woodcarving with the Prince’s Foundation

As part of the London Craft Week, there’s a chance to try your hand at a bit of wood or stone carving, with The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts.

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Have you seen the Metropolitan Arcade at Liverpool Street Station?

An early precursor of the modern shopping centre is the Arcade, and a rather fine example can be found just outside Liverpool Street station.

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Westminster Abbey gets a new tower

Slightly hidden away, Westminster Abbey has gained a striking new bronze tower that sits well against its ancient stones.

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Abbey Road Studios photography exhibition

There’s a small exhibition at the moment in The Barbican showing off photos taken inside the famous music studios at Abbey Road.

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London’s Alleys: Castle Court, EC3

This is one of those seemingly ancient alleys that the City of London is so rich in, yet almost impossible to find anything about.

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Concrete Dreams at the Southbank Centre

To mark its reopening following refurbishment works, the brutalist heart of the Southbank has thrown open its backstage to the public for an artistic minded tour.

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Unbuilt London: The “figure of eight” tube line

There should be a major junction under Oxford Circus acting as the centre point of a large double-loop tube line, had plans shown off in 1988 gone ahead.

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A multi-sensory exhibition — might be good

An empty hotel with raw concrete spaces is to become the venue for a new “multisensory exhibition” that just about sounds intriguing enough to visit.

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See an original Gin Lane, while sipping a gin

Later this month, the eclectic Sir John Soane’s Museum will be putting an original engraving of Hogarth’s famous Gin Lane on display.

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Rare London Underground poster by Man Ray up for sale

If your pockets are deeper than the Mariana Trench then you might be excited to know that the iconic Man Ray poster design for London Underground is being sold by an auction house.

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London’s weekly railway news #248

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

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London’s Public Art: Chromorama

A tall column stands impossibly slender on a side street, solid blocks of colour stand out amongst the steel and brick of the Liverpool Street estate.

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Network Rail takes over Clapham Junction station ahead of upgrade

Network Rail has taken over the operations at Clapham Junction from South Western Railway which had been running the station.

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London’s Pocket Parks: St Leonard’s Priory, E3

Sat right next to a roaring main road it’s probably not a surprise that this former churchyard is looking rather forlorn, for who would want to sit here?

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