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More trains on the London Overground from next week.

People using the London Overground line between Watford and Euston will have a more frequent service from next during off-peak hours.

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The UK’s largest optical telescope – is in London

An observatory operated by UCL in North London has acquired a new telescope, which happens to be the largest of its kind in the UK.

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Westminster tube station adds a splash of Africa to its roundels

Fresh from promoting a national newspaper, Westminster tube station’s roundels have been given an artist makeover — with an African theme.

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Fewer shops on Oxford Street in £3 billion revamp

The shopping heart of London will soon have fewer shops, after the local trade group announced plans for a large-scale revamp of the area.

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The St James’s Market Pavilion

On a formerly oddly empty plot of land in Haymarket is a temporary exhibition pavilion.

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See a Mercury mission spacecraft in the Science Museum

Sitting near the back of the Science Museum is a full-size model of a spacecraft that’s currently on a journey to Mercury.

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Holy Trinity Church Sloane Street

Just off Sloane Square is a church that amongst many notable things, also also famously wider that St Paul’s Cathedral.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Ropers Gardens, SW3

This sunken 1960s style garden exists thanks in part to the diligence of German bombers, but also a Tudor wedding.

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Tickets Alert: Tours of the hidden parts of Moorgate tube station

More tours of hidden parts of the London Underground have been announced for next year, and they’re adding Morgate to the list of venues.

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National Portrait Gallery to close for 3 years

A part of a major rebuilding project, the National Portrait Gallery has announced that it will be closing for three years, from the end of June 2020.

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Parcel delivery points coming to London train stations

A number of railway stations are getting parcel drop-off and collection lockers over the next few weeks.

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London’s Alleys: Long’s Court, WC2

This is one of those alleys that exist today purely to give access to back entrances and store rubbish. Yet it was once lined with houses and offices, and a very famous occupant.

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Crossrail warns of more delays and cost overuns

Crossrail has advised TfL that there are some projected delays in the opening of the Elizabeth line and it is likely that additional funding would be required, and that the opening date is being pushed back.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House

In a side street in posh Chelsea can be found a nice but otherwise ordinary house, but to step inside is to step into a Victorian time capsule.

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