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London’s Pocket Parks: Drury Lane Gardens, WC2

Like many pocket parks, this is the result of too many people dying too often — it’s a disused graveyard.

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Rare clocks going on display next month

Two private clock collectors have collaborated to stage an exhibition of early English clocks at Bonhams next month.

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Exhibition: At Last! Votes for Women

In this 100th anniversary of the right to vote for women in elections, there’s a number of exhibitions, and a small one can be found in the LSE Library just off Holborn.

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The buses that run through a military firing range to Imber

Just outside the Salisbury Plains a TfL bus sign shows a curious route, the 23A, that runs once a year, and is the only bus route allowed through the military firing ranges.

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London’s Alleys: Hayward’s Place, EC1

This is a former road now split into a road and a pedestrianised footpath, linked by a covered walkway to St John’s Street, and the site of the former Red Bull Theatre.

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Fantastic Feats: The Building of London

Next year, the City of London is planning a range of events, based around notable anniversaries in the “building of London”.

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Tickets Alert: Three-day east London history festival

There’s a three-day festival of history taking place in Whitechapel in October, and tickets are very cheap for the event.

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Earlsfield station’s railway bridges getting a heritage makeover

The two shabby railway bridges right outside Earlsfield station in South London are to get a Victorian heritage inspired revamp.

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The night tube delivers bigger boost than expected to London’s economy

The night tube launched on 19th August 2016, three years after it was announced by Boris Johnson, and the expected boost to the London economy is now thought to be higher than originally expected.

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Tickets Alert: Sir Peter Hendy’s City of London Routemaster Bus Tour

An architecture tour with a difference next month, as a Routmaster bus offers a tour around the City of London focusing on preparations for the Elizabeth line.

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