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London’s Pocket Parks: Ropers Gardens, SW3 London’s Pocket Parks: Ropers Gardens, SW3

This sunken 1960s style garden exists thanks in part to the diligence of German bombers, but also a Tudor wedding.

Tickets Alert: Tours of the hidden parts of Moorgate tube station Tickets Alert: Tours of the hidden parts of Moorgate tube station

More tours of hidden parts of the London Underground have been announced for next year, and they’re adding Morgate to the list of venues.

National Portrait Gallery to close for 3 years National Portrait Gallery to close for 3 years

A part of a major rebuilding project, the National Portrait Gallery has announced that it will be closing for three years, from the end of June 2020.

Parcel delivery points coming to London train stations Parcel delivery points coming to London train stations

A number of railway stations are getting parcel drop-off and collection lockers over the next few weeks.

London’s Alleys: Long’s Court, WC2 London’s Alleys: Long’s Court, WC2

This is one of those alleys that exist today purely to give access to back entrances and store rubbish. Yet it was once lined with houses and offices, and a very famous occupant.

Crossrail warns of more delays and cost overuns Crossrail warns of more delays and cost overuns

Crossrail has advised TfL that there are some projected delays in the opening of the Elizabeth line and it is likely that additional funding would be required, and that the opening date is being pushed back.

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

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

Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House Visit Chelsea’s Caryle’s House

In a side street in posh Chelsea can be found a nice but otherwise ordinary house, but to step inside is to step into a Victorian time capsule.

TfL starts renting out railway arches TfL starts renting out railway arches

A long line of railway arches under the Hammersmith and City line are being rented out by TfL following refurbishment work.

Exhibition Review: Tutankhamun comes to London Exhibition Review: Tutankhamun comes to London

The Saatchi gallery, founded by the masters of spin has secured the big prize in blockbuster exhibitions with the master of bling paying his last visit to London.

A month of strikes on South Western Railway A month of strikes on South Western Railway

The rail union, the RMT has announced 27 days of strikes will take place in December on South Western Railway (SWR) in a long running dispute over driver only operated trains.

Those odd looking security barriers Those odd looking security barriers

You’ve probably seen these dotted around a few places, what looks like some sort of security barrier, but wondered how such an odd thing could work.