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Crossrail: The Art of the Build

As Crossrail was being constructed, along with a couple of TV shows, there’s been a number of books published — and the latest is Crossrail: The Art of the Build.

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Fatberg Live! Watch the living fatberg!

In a secure container, within a locked vault, the notorious Whitechapel fatberg continues to evolve and change.

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A visit to the Florence Nightingale Museum

A museum devoted to the lady of the lamp who did so much to move the public’s opinion of nursing and war — sits under the pedestrian plaza at St Thomas’ Hospital.

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London Underground reveals Gareth Southgate tube station renaming cost £10,466

Remember the Gareth Southgate tube station renaming, and how there was a complaint about how much it cost — the details have been released.

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Crossrail’s Farringdon site being turned into offices

The building site next to Farringdon Station is to be turned into an office block once Crossrail vacate it later this year.

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Inside Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Maiden Lane

Just around the corner from Covent Garden is a Victorian brick building that conceals a wondrous Catholic Church interior.

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London’s Alleys: Middleton Place, W1

The oldest surviving purely residential walkway in the West End, Middleton Place is actually a modern name for a much older passageway.

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Inside North Korea… inside Foyles

Inside that Mecca to reading can be found a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the world’s most repressive regimes.

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Trafalgar Square to get a fifth lion next month

A red lion will be added to Trafalgar Square next month, as part of the London Design Festival.

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The steam train – a magical mechanical marvel

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the last mainline passenger steam train on Britain’s railways, yet, 50 years on, it’s really quite easy to find a steam train on Britain’s mainline railways.

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