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The British Empire and animal collecting The British Empire and animal collecting

A new exhibition at the Grant Museum takes a look at how the attitudes of the British Empire affected the collections of natural wildlife that were brought back to the UK.

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

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

Westminster tube station turned into a jungle Westminster tube station turned into a jungle

Only for a two days, and it was an advertising takeover stunt, but Westminster tube station temporarily became Westminster Jungle station.

The King Edward VII Jewish Memorial Drinking Fountain The King Edward VII Jewish Memorial Drinking Fountain

Surrounded by a market that fills the street can be found what looks like an old memorial stone, but is much more interesting than that.

The roundel that got cancelled The roundel that got cancelled

There’s a display in the Transport Museum of roundels used by TfL, but one of them shouldn’t be there.

See St Paul’s Cathedral lit up this weekend See St Paul’s Cathedral lit up this weekend

This weekend, a huge video projection will be beamed onto the frontage of St Paul’s Cathedral, and some photos of the overnight tests have been released.

See inside St Bartholomew-the-Less church See inside St Bartholomew-the-Less church

Just around the corner from the grand and impressive St Bartholomew-the-Great church is its smaller cousin, the Less.

London Public Art: Taxi London Public Art: Taxi

A weatherworn, and better for it bronze is frozen in time trying to hail a taxi cab next to London’s Embankment.

Crossrail operator changes its name Crossrail operator changes its name

The company awarded the contract to run the future Elizabeth line trains has made a modest but significant change to its trading name.

The story behind the Earl’s Court TARDIS The story behind the Earl’s Court TARDIS

Sitting outside Earl’s Court tube station is a blue police box — a TARDIS — the first to be introduced to London since 1969, and it was built by London Underground.

Channel 5 – Then & Now: Keep London Moving Channel 5 – Then & Now: Keep London Moving

Take a break from soggy bottoms and tune into tubes and buses instead, as Channel 5 run a 2-part series about London Transport.

See photos of abandoned engineering See photos of abandoned engineering

For a few days only, there will be an exhibition of photos showing some of the more spectacular examples of abandoned engineering from around the world.