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St Elizabeth of Portugal Church

Dedicated to a 14th-century queen consort of Portugal, it claims to be oldest standing Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Southwark.

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More London railway stations to get step-free access

A total of 14 railway stations in the London area are to get step-free access, following a funding agreement from the government.

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Regular steam trains service returns to Waterloo Station

Although occasional steam trains leave Waterloo, there hasn’t been a regular service for over 50 years, until now.

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Stratford’s oldest building – the Old Dispensary

Just around the corner from the main shopping area in Stratford is an old building — the Old Dispensary, and it’s the oldest building in the town.

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Tickets Alert: A week of science in pubs is back

The annual Pint of Science festival is back once more, putting lots of science inside pubs and letting people learn over a pint. The event, now in its sixth year takes place in the second half of May. Tickets cost

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London’s Alleys: Harp Alley, EC4

This is a fairly wide modern looking alley just off Fleet Street that follows a path which is traceable back to Tudor times.

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Have you signed up for the newsletter?

Each Wednesday a newsletter is sent to subscribers with a list for the week ahead of things to do in London.

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A steam train of lights to delight in the dark

Imagine a steam train covered in thousands of fairy lights chugging through a forest at night — and that’s the Train of Lights.

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Help re-chalk the Uffington White Horse

Last year I spent a couple of hours bashing an ancient monument with a hammer, and there’s a chance to do it again.

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London Underground staff to be balloted for strike over pay

Members of the RMT union are to be balloted for possible strike action over pay, in a move that could see as many as 10,000 staff go on strike.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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A brief look inside St Mary’s Cable Street

There’s a rather fine looking church in East London that I have passed on many an occasion with doors locked, but last week, the doors were open, so inside I went.

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Tickets Alert: Tours of Eton College

The rarified airs of Eton College are opening their doors to the mere ordinary folk this summer for a series of tours.

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London Underground getting a new entrance at Euston station

As Euston mainline station is to be closed over Easter due to works on the railway north of London, they’re also going to make some changes to the station itself as well.

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There’s a 155 million year old dinosaur inside Heathrow Airport

If you go down to Heathrow today, you’re sure of a big surprise — because there’s a 13 metre long dinosaur in a Terminal building.

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