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London’s weekly railway news #20

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

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Post War buildings celebrated inside the Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch next to Hyde Park has swapped out the display inside the top of the arch bit and is running a short exhibition on how 20th century buildings, often derided have been preserved and in some cases, gained affection.

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Suggestions for things to do outside London during November

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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Wildlife Photography at the Natural History Museum

As someone who takes a fair amount of photos for this blog, I have a tendency to wander around places snapping away like mad at anything and everything that looks vaguely interesting, then getting home and working out which of the 600 photos are any good.

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200th anniversary of London’s public gas supply

Two hundred years ago the first public gas supply was built in London, initially to light the streets, but also to supply some local houses.

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An 1863 engraving of the London Bridge railway expansion

In 1863, the railway from Greenwich to London Bridge was extended to Charing Cross, but not without considerable disturbance to the lands it passed through.

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No Northern or Bakerloo line trains at Embankment next year

London Underground has announced that Northern Line and Bakerloo Line trains wont be stopping at Embankment Station for most of next year (2014) due to a major overhaul of the escalators.

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London’s weekly railway news #19

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

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Fantasy Architecture — An Aircraft Carrier for London?

Pssst, want a second-hand aircraft carrier? Got one going cheap, only a few million miles on the clock. Go on, would look lovely next to the mantelpiece.

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Paintings and drawings of the Thames in the 1860s

Just over 110 years ago, an American artist living in London died. London has never really forgiven this insult to its character so it has taken 110 years for a major exhibition of his work to go on display.

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