London news and event reviews - Page 2

Today isn’t the day that the Elizabeth line opens

Today should have been the day that the Crossrail project triumphantly handed over to the Elizabeth line.

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London Underground releases a new tube map

A new tube map has started appearing in London Underground stations, and there’s a lot of changes to this edition.

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Giant glowing slugs outside the Tate Britain

As part of its Christmas decorations, Tate Britain has commissioned an artist to design two giant slugs to sit outside the art gallery.

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An oral history of the London Mithraeum

A delightful video has been released of a group of people who were at the original excavation of the London Mithraeum and recently returned to see its restoration.

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There will be a heritage bus service in London on Christmas Day

On the day when tubes, trains, buses and even cable cars go to sleep, there will one bus company offering a very special Christmas Day service.

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New tower to loom over Waterloo Station

A revised set of plans for the rather ugly 1960s office block next to Waterloo station have been shown off, featuring a taping set of buildings and roof gardens.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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There’s a giant brown steel “hedgehog” in Whitechapel

On a side street behind the hospital, a giant brown hedgehog can be found dominating a space between two low rise buildings.

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Buy a bit of an old Jubilee line tube train

The Jubilee line trains are being refurbished at the moment, and some bits of the old trains are coming up for sale.

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London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Place, EC1

This little courtyard set back from the street has an obscure history, but is thought to have a late medieval origin.

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