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An exhibition of railway footbridges at Waterloo Station

The mezzanine at Waterloo Station has been filled with photographs of railway footbridges — as part of the Network Rail retrospective study.

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London Underground moquette socks go on sale

File this under “just shut up and take my money”, as the London Transport Museum is now selling London Underground moquette socks.

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Crossrail to launch Paddington to Reading service in December 2019

A letter sent to local politicians has confirmed that Crossrail plans to launch a rail service between Paddington and Reading in December this year.

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Tickets Alert: Climb to the top of the Tower in Windsor Castle

For just a few weeks of each year, it’s possible to climb to the top of the ancient Round Tower inside Windsor Castle, with views that reach right across London.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Major disruption to c2c trains this July-August

Due to works on the London Overground extension to Barking Riverside, services on the c2c railway lines in the area are going to be hit with several weeks of serious disruption.

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LEGO is launching a Trafalgar Square model kit

If you fancy an architectural model of Trafalgar Square, made from LEGO, then you’ll be able to have one in just a few weeks time.

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A Brutalist London chess set

The people behind chess sets based on city skylines have turned their attention to London’s brutalist icons.

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You can now stand inside Trajan’s Column

Ever since it was built in 1873, there’s been a tantalizing door inside the V&A Museum that normally locked, and only very occasionally opened — but now is open all the time.

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Tickets Alert: Take Sheep across London Bridge

This September, Freemen and Women of the City of London will be able to exercise their ancient right to take sheep across London Bridge

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Tickets Alert: Annual opening of Frogmore House and Garden

Just outside London sits Windsor Castle, and within its grounds is Frogmore House, and its impressive gardens, which are only open to the public on a few days of each year.

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Odd video art in the Barbican

There’s a video screen that shows changing shapes in a sort of 1980s home computer version of the 2001 Space Odyssey scene.

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Southeastern railway gets temporary franchise extension

The current franchise operator for Southeastern trains, Govia has had its agreement extended, on a temporary basis.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Paradise Gardens, E2

This thin strip of land next to the busy roads of Bethnal Green is the rather inappropriately named Paradise Gardens.

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Ever noticed the London Underground trains smaller doors?

If you travel on the sub-surface lines, you might not be aware of it, but the trains have a small point of interest in their door design.

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