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The London Underground in LEGO? The London Underground in LEGO?

Fancy assembling a tube station from LEGO bricks? If yes, then there may be a chance to do so if this proposal gets the go ahead.

Tickets Alert: The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race Tickets Alert: The Oxford & Cambridge Goat Race

Tickets have gone on sale unusually early for this now annual tradition of racing a pair of goats on the same day as a less interesting boat race on the Thames.

Crossrail unveils a Dead Man’s Penny Crossrail unveils a Dead Man’s Penny

A new plaque has been unveiled outside Crossrail’s Woolwich station featuring a so-called Dead Man’s Penny, given to the next of kin of those killed during WW1.

London’s Alleys: Tokenhouse Yard, EC2 London’s Alleys: Tokenhouse Yard, EC2

This alley is both long and grand, but also has an utterly delightful narrow tunnel at one end.

Tickets Alert: Winter fair inside Parliament Tickets Alert: Winter fair inside Parliament

There will be a winter fair inside the Houses of Parliament next week, with the Houses of Commons and Lords also open to visit.

London’s weekly railway news London’s weekly railway news

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

TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords TfL forcing all Oyster card users to reset their passwords

Following reported instances of a number of accounts being accessed maliciously earlier this year, all Oyster and contactless customers are being required to reset their website account passwords.

Helicopters over Central London on Friday Helicopters over Central London on Friday

Usual caveats, but there should be a formation of helicopters flying over Central London on Friday afternoon.

Cycle Hire discounts on Friday and through December Cycle Hire discounts on Friday and through December

To promote cycling, the cycle hire scheme will be essentially free to use throughout December.

London’s Pocket Parks: Cremorne Gardens, SW10 London’s Pocket Parks: Cremorne Gardens, SW10

This otherwise fairly ordinary local park is a lingering relic of a grand Victorian pleasure garden that stretched all the way from the river to King’s Road.

Map of London’s buried archeology Map of London’s buried archeology

Another of those maps that will soak up a few hours randomly zooming around – a map of prehistoric to medieval archeology under London.

The four staircases of Holborn Viaduct The four staircases of Holborn Viaduct

150 years ago, a deep sloping road in Central London was replaced with a marvelous bridge — the Holborn Viaduct.