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It’s the 200th anniversary of Mornington Crescent It’s the 200th anniversary of Mornington Crescent

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the construction of Mornington Crescent.

Crossrail construction suspended due to Coronavirus Crossrail construction suspended due to Coronavirus

All Crossrail, and TfL construction sites are being shut-down during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral

Plans to revamp an existing office block next to St Paul’s tube station could see a large roof garden open to the public added to the top.

Is HP Sauce really named after the Houses of Parliament Is HP Sauce really named after the Houses of Parliament

There’s a rather famous brown condiment, HP Sauce, which features a rather famous building, coincidentally called the Houses of Parliament, but is one named after the other?

Sharks in the Regents Canal at Haggerston Sharks in the Regents Canal at Haggerston

There may be sharks in the Regents Canal near Haggerston — later this year, and it’s art.

Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus Government suspends rail franchises due to Coronavirus

Rail franchises are to be suspended for the next six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the train operating companies offered a London Overground style operating license.

London’s Alleys: Gower Mews, WC1 London’s Alleys: Gower Mews, WC1

This short cul-de-sac leads off from Gower Street in central London, an area developed with upper middle-class homes, but now dominated by educational establishments.

Lecture videos to watch from home Lecture videos to watch from home

With many of us being discouraged from going out, why not catch up on all those interesting lectures you missed in the past?

TfL giving small businesses three months free rent due to Coronavirus TfL giving small businesses three months free rent due to Coronavirus

As people are avoiding (in theory) travel and shops, TfL has announced that it will scrap rent on small shops that have space in its stations and railway arches for three months.

Train services to be cut from next week due to coronavirus Train services to be cut from next week due to coronavirus

Train services across the UK will be gradually reduced next week, in part to reflect lower usage, and in part to preserve the service for critical workers.

London’s weekly railway news London’s weekly railway news

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

Unique piece of buried treasure goes on display at the V&A Unique piece of buried treasure goes on display at the V&A

The UK’s only known example of a late Medieval jewelled cluster brooch, discovered by a metal detectorist in 2017 has gone on display in the V&A Museum.