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The end of Big Brother. At last!

Big Brother, the television show rather than the social metaphor has finished and I am dancing on its grave. Like Marmite, it is was a programme that engenders only two emotions – love or hate. To be specific though, I

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Men in ropes on the Millennium Bridge

Something to keep an eye out for: On or about 18 October 2010, for a period of about one week, contractors working on behalf of the City of London will carry out a structural inspection of the Millennium Footbridge by

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A torch lit tour of a Church crypt

A rather forlorn looking Palladian style church sits in a suitably windswept corner of a road junction in Shoreditch. Despite its somewhat tired appearance, this is one of the more important locations for the history of Christianity in England. Depending

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Strolling down Jermyn Street

Last Saturday marked the first of a possibly annual event – as the refined airs of Jermyn Street were crowded with visitors sampling free food and drink as the shops sealed off the road for the afternoon. Sounded like fun

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Loyalty is not rewarded

Had an email from Open House London this morning that has frankly, put me in a bit of a bad mood. The Open House 2010 press evening reception to officially launch the 2010 event takes place on the revolving 34th

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Inventors, your country needs you!

Oh dear, a time for a fisking of a press release: According to the statement: “over half of the those working in the UK’s creative industries, a staggering 52% of the 1000 people surveyed, have never had an idea for

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Military Aircraft Flying over London on Tuesday

If you are in central London on Tuesday lunchtime, then LOOK TO THE SKIES! As part of the events to remember the Battle of Britain, a service is being held in St Paul’s Cathedral, which will be followed by a

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Highlights from the Story of London

On Friday morning I decided to email the contacts at the Story of London events asking when the rather delayed website would be updated and admirably, got an email back that same afternoon saying it would go live sometime this

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Tours of a Tall Sailing Ship by Tower Bridge

UPDATE: Been informed that the sailing ship has moved to South Dock in Canary Wharf — This morning as I worked from home, I saw this from the balcony. This afternoon I wandered into town to visit a (closed) museum

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Coming Soon – Guided Tours of Aldwych Tube Station

UPDATED 23rd Sept: All tickets are now SOLD OUT and it is highly unlikely that they will let people go in on the day. I am going tomorrow (Friday) and expect to have a report on this blog in the

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Another way to get a tour of the BT Tower

If you haven’t entered the ballot for tickets to go to the top of the BT Tower for Open House London, then you should be sending that email off sharpish. Applications to be sent to bt-tower@open-city.org.uk. Ballot closes Mon 13th

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Riding with the vintage buses

As mentioned earlier this week, today a collection of buses plied their trade around North London offering free rides to anyone after a dose of nostalgia. Although there were routemasters taking people from central London to the area, I decided

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The Museum at the Royal London Hospital

For medical reasons, I am required to visit a hospital for prodding and poking every few months, and the clinic I visit was recently moved from Barts in the City to the Royal London Hospital in the distinctly non-regal Whitechapel.

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Free rides on vintage buses this weekend

Fancy a trip on a vintage red bus? Then you are in luck as this coming Sunday(29th August), a collection of vintage buses, all at least 45 years old will be plying the very same routes that they would have

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Take a trip in a 1938 tube train

Unexpected – as the poor thing has been rather ill recently – but the lovingly restored 1938 era tube train will be taking trips along the tube network in a couple of weeks time, and you can be on it.

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