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When London’s tube tunnels were painted white

We’re used to staring out of bright tube trains into dark tunnels, but once, the tunnels were whitewashed in brilliant white paint.

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London’s rail upgrades: A progress report

As part of their bi-monthly meetings, TfL releases details about upgrades to the services it manages, often offering insights into otherwise unreported events.

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See a compendium of craftsmanship in central London

Behind a closed door in an anonymous house on a posh garden square lies a prodigious display of modern craftsmanship.

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Tickets Alert: Music in a subterranean chamber under Tower Bridge

Underneath Tower Bridge are two huge empty chambers, but later this month they will be filled with music.

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Take a tour inside a drained canal lock

Over this weekend, there’s a chance to go down to the bottom of one of London’s canal locks, while it is being drained for maintenance works.

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London’s weekly railway news #186

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

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North Greenwich tube station could be rebuilt

Less than two decades after it opened, plans to partially demolish and rebuild North Greenwich tube station have been unveiled.

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Little steam train comes to Kings Cross station

Just over 150 years ago a little steam train left London, and later this month, it makes its first ever return visit to the city.

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South Kensington tube station upgrade moves forward

The long running saga of an upgrade for the overcrowded South Kensington tube station has taken a step forward.

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Why West London is 3 metres higher than it should be

It may not be obvious to the untrained eye, but much of West London is higher than it should be — by around 3 metres.

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Return to the View from the Shard

Just over four years ago, a bright morning had me up at the top of the Shard for a look. Time to go back for another look.

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The strange part of London that is forever Garden Centre Land

There is a part of London that will forever be green and verdant, for it is Garden Centre Land — an entire village that is made up entirely from garden centres.

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Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.

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London’s newest museum remembers plague, persecution and philanthropy

One of London’s oldest buildings has gained its youngest museum, based in a building that owes its existence to the Black Death.

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Pour your memories into a Tower Bridge Time Capsule

There is a chance to have a personal item locked into a time capsule and buried under the pavement on Tower Bridge

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