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Homes to be warmed by heat from tube tunnels

London Underground is to start an experiment to use the heat in the Northern Line tube tunnels to warm up homes on the surface.

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London’s weekly railway news #23

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

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The space station will fly over London tomorrow morning

Look up! The International Space Station will make one of its occasional passes right over London tomorrow morning and if you know what to look for, you can watch it pass overhead.

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Mayfair’s masterpiece of the Gothic Revival

Nestled in amongst the back streets of posh Mayfair you can find one of London’s greatest Gothic Revival churches.

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80th anniversary of Northwood Hills tube station

Happy Birthday to Northwood Hills tube station — 80 years young today. If you use the station, do take time to look in the window of a local restaurant, as you might see a birthday cake in there, as one has been bought by the station staff.

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The Georgians are coming! The Georgians are coming!

Next year marks the 300th anniversary of the last successful invasion of the UK by the Germans, as the Elector of Hanover, George took the British Throne as the only suitable Protestant monarch available.

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Naked Frenchmen at a London art gallery

A total of nearly 40 drawings drawn from the gallic gymnomania have now gone on display in the basement at the Wallace art collection for a few months.

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Past and future geniuses of art at the Queen’s Gallery

A dual exhibition has opened that is devoted to the art of drawings upon paper — one half devoted to an acknowledged lost genius, and the other half to modern day artists, most of whom can be presumed to want to avoid the same title.

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London’s weekly railway news #22

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… London Underground Proposals for a new piece of “public art” outside the Grade II-listed Turnpike Lane Tube station consisting of a five-storey galvanised steel “tree” with plastic leaves has left residents aghast.

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Steam Trains Return to the London Underground

An early Christmas treat — as on Sunday 8th December, for the first time since 1992 and possibly the last time ever, London Transport Museum will be running steam trains to Uxbridge along the Metropolitan line.

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