London news and event reviews - Page 238

Another attempt to rebuild the Crystal Palace

From fiery embers, phoenix like, the Crystal Palace is to be reborn. A shining glass emporium of culture to adorn the terraces of long neglected Sydenham. Except, that isn’t what is being planned.

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Tube Map swaps station names for football players

What once started out as an art project to take the tube map and give stations different names has spawned a whole industry of clones and spoofs, many unauthorised and very rarely, authorised by London Underground.

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Exhibition about the Bank tube station upgrade

Just a notice that there will be a public exhibition next week showing off the latest plans to upgrade the overcrowded Bank tube station.

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A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now

The ICA has opened a major exhibition. It’s in a derelict building, because major art events are supposed to be in old buildings now. It’s also the Old Selfridges Hotel, because that particular department store likes doing arty things.

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Things to do outside London during October

My regular look ahead to events happening next month that would probably be in my events guide, if only they weren’t happening outside the psychological barrier of the M25 motorway.

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Photos of the Crossrail Station at Paddington

One of the curious things about huge construction projects, is that for all the disruption they cause to some people, it is quite possible for others to have no idea anything is going on.

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Chance to go inside a disused tube station

Of the closed tube stations that litter the London Underground, two top the list of stations that people want to visit. One is Down Street, near Hyde Park as it was used as a WW2 command centre, and the other

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London’s weekly railway news #16

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

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Photos from the new King’s Cross Square

Barely meeting its Thursday deadline, the long anticipated King’s Cross station got the wide plaza space in front of the original Victorian station building.

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80th anniversary of the closure of the British Museum tube station

On this morning 80 years ago, just after midnight, a tube station closed its doors for the very last time, and a few hours later, two new platforms came into use at another station just a couple of hundred yards away.

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