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London’s Alleys: Crown Court, EC2

This dead-end of a rather posh looking alley is claimed to have royal connections in medieval times.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, and oddly, the V&A has decided to close it’s Raphael Court for most of the year.

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The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System

Spotted this in the Science Museum the other day – a range of goods for sale with a map of the Solar System which will look very familiar to London Underground fans.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Gallions Reach Park, SE28

This riverside park features a tall man made mound surrounded by a cluster of barrows offering views across south-east London.

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Visit – Eltham Palace

Down in suburban South-East London is a building that managed to blend Medieval palace, art-deco design and a castle-like moat into one perfect home – this is Eltham Palace.

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Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.

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The misguided environmental protests against HS2

A very wrong-headed campaign has been set-up that claims that railways are bad for the environment.

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New entrance opens at Finsbury Park railway station

A new entrance that will replace an old 1970s extension has opened at Finsbury Park station.

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London’s Alleys: Queen’s Yard, W1

At the top of Tottenham Court Road this most appropriately named alley was until recently home to the government’s private art collection.

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A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum

To mark the 850th anniversary of the assassination of the Thomas Becket, the British Museum has announced a major exhibition about the man, the Archbishop, the saint.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Underground reservoir in London revealed

One of Thames Water’s most spectacular structures – hidden under ancient woodland in London – was revealed in all its Victorian glory during maintenance work recently.

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West Hampstead overground station upgrade completed

West Hampstead’s London Overground station has — rather later than originally expected — completed a major upgrade.

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Smithfield’s annual Christmas Eve auction

Earlier this morning, the annual Christmas Eve auction took place at Smithfields.

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