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Watch a power station demolition

This coming Sunday morning (15th Dec) will see the UK’s second highest chimney demolished – right next to the Dartford Crossing.

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The best brutalist staircase in London

There are many contenders for best staircase in London, but I am going to pitch this little known staircase on the Southbank for the title.

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Behind the scenes at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street station

Of all the Crossrail stations, few have as many superlatives as Liverpool Street – the deepest, the widest platforms, the longest, the one that links two tube stations, the one that was part built before Crossrail was even authorised.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the BFI Southbank

A small exhibition tied in with a series of musical film screenings shows off some of the art work and preparatory photography from the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2019

Good news for meat lovers and lovers of a meaty bargain as the exceptionally good fun Christmas Eve auction will return to Smithfield this year.

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London’s Alleys: Moorgate Place, EC2

A short alley with a narrow covered passage that then curves around to a grand street with impressive buildings.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Tickets Alert: Sir David Attenborough at the Royal Albert Hall

The man himself will be commandeering the Royal Albert Hall next April for an evening of his newest film, A Life On Our Planet.

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Transport Museum offer for ianVisits readers

Tis the season to wear Christmas jumpers, and of course, the best one to wear this year will be covered in transport icons.

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Major disruption for King’s Cross station during Jan and Feb

As part of the East Coast Mainline upgrade, King’s Cross station will close completely for two weekends in the early part of 2020, and be disrupted at weekends through most of Jan and Feb.

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The 600th anniversary of the Christmas tree

This year marks the 600th anniversary of the earliest known reference to a Christmas tree. Maybe.

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Intercity 125 train restored to original British Rail livery

One of the last InterCity 125 High Speed Trains to run on the East Coast is being restored to its original British Rail colours ahead of a special set of commemorative trips.

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London Public Art: The Pimlico Priapus

In genteel Pimlico can be found a statue of the Greek god, Priapus, protector of gardens, fruit plants, livestock… and male genitals.

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The first Christmas card goes on show in London

1843 was an important year in the history of Christmas, and a new exhibition at the Charles Dickens Museum is bringing them together for the first time.

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New tube map released – now reaches to Reading

A new tube map has been released ahead of the official launch of TfL Rail services out to Reading in a couple of weeks time.

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