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Go behind the scenes of Piccadilly Circus tube station

A hidden series of tunnels and lift shafts lie out of sight under Piccadilly Circus, and now tours are offered of these hidden spaces.

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London Underground lets children redesign the tube roundel

If you look around today, you might see some unusual tube roundels, as it’s World Children’s Day, and London school children have their own roundels on display in selected tube stations.

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Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the more important, and visually impressive diplomatic missions between the British and French monarchies, the Field of Cloth of Gold.

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Statue of Queen Alexandra in Whitechapel

A rather grand bronze statue can be found stranded and surrounded by modern buildings in Whitechapel.

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Additional entrance for West Ham station planned

West Ham tube station is set to get an additional entrance to cope with demand when a 3,800 home development opens next to the station.

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Dine like an MP in the Houses of Parliament

As the MPs are away, Parliament is letting the mere electorate in to have lunch or dinner in the Members’ Dinning Room.

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London Underground shows off the story of Marble Arch

A new display inside the subway at Marble Arch tube station has been created to show off history of the Marble Arch that sits above it.

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London’s Alleys: Corbet Place, E1

This is a narrow passage in Spitalfields that’s the legacy of slum clearances in Victorian times.

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Greenwich to get a full house of Queens

For the first time ever, three famous paintings of Queen Elizabeth I, the Armada Portraits, are going on display together in the same place, at Queen’s House in Greenwich.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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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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