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London’s Alleys: Frimley Street, E1

This short narrow alley seems oddly named, for streets tend to be large and wide — but it’s actually a lingering remnant of a lost road.

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GWR offering train tickets from just £5

GWR is offering a January sale with train tickets from as little as £5, for travel between 23rd January and 3rd April 2020.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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See a Finnish steam train in Barking

Down among the warehouses and scrap yards of Barking can be found a most curious sight – a steam train.

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Days out of London – Wendover

This is Wendover, a small rather well to do town with a just enough of a cluster of old things to look at to make a visit worth while.

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An exhibition looks at the evolution of playtime

Play is something that is fairly recent innovation — as for most of humanity’s existence, children have simply been young adults, expected to work as soon as possible.

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Museum Meals – Charles Dickens Museum

At the back of a row of posh terraced houses in Bloomsbury is a small comfortable cafe – inside the Charles Dickens Museum.

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Star Trek takes over a London Underground station

Set your phasers to stunning, as Piccadilly Circus tube station has been renamed as PICARDilly Circus for the next couple of days — as part of a promotional tie-in with the Star Trek: Picard TV series.

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Tickets Alert: Trooping the Colour and the Garter Ceremony 2020

Each year, two major royal ceremonies take place, and you can request tickets to attend them.

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V&A exhibition looks at the Theatre Stage

As much as the play itself and the actors, one of the dominant features of a play or musical is the stage design, and an exhibition is currently looking at that aspect of the stage performance.

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Museum of London submits application to move to Smithfield

The Museum of London has filed the formal planning application that will see it move from its London Wall site to the derelict market buildings at Smithfield.

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London’s newest train station – Barking Riverside

In an empty wasteland surround by a mix of empty fields and derelict buildings, a brand new railway station is being built for the London Overground.

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Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes tours of building sites

If you’re a person who might be interested in a career in the construction industry, there’s a chance for a behind-the-scenes views of building sites across the country.

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How many Harry Potter fans were injured trying to get to platform 9¾?

As fans of a certain novel and film will know, at King’s Cross there’s a secret platform, 9¾ which takes you to the Hogwarts Express.

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Unseen photos of London’s construction history

An archive of old photographs has been digitised by Historic England that reveal fascinating images of construction sites in the past.

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