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London’s weekly railway news

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

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There’s a giant brown steel “hedgehog” in Whitechapel

On a side street behind the hospital, a giant brown hedgehog can be found dominating a space between two low rise buildings.

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Buy a bit of an old Jubilee line tube train

The Jubilee line trains are being refurbished at the moment, and some bits of the old trains are coming up for sale.

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London’s Alleys: Bartholomew Place, EC1

This little courtyard set back from the street has an obscure history, but is thought to have a late medieval origin.

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London railway upgrades – a progress report

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.

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London Museums open over Christmas

With many people taking an extended break over Christmas, it helps to know which museums are going to be open so that you can have some ideas of where to visit.

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The mystery of the London skeleton still wearing his boots

A skeleton, lying face-down deep in the Thames mud, still wearing a pair of thigh-high leather boots has been discovered by archaeologists in Bermondsey.

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The curious stone tower on Queen Victoria Street

Right outside the front door of the new Bloomberg Building is a curious unmarked stone tower.

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Dinner with the Charles Dickens Museum

Christmas means food, drink and dickens, so the Charles Dickens Museum has decked the halls and put out the (artificial) food in a celebration of a Dickensian Christmas.

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The day German U-Boats passed under Tower Bridge

One hundred years ago, four German submarines slipped through Tower Bridge and into the Port of London, heart of the city’s cargo trade.

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Smithfield’s Christmas Eve meat auction returns for 2018

Good news for meat lovers and lovers of a meaty bargain as the exceptionally good fun Christmas Eve auction will return to Smithfield this year.

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Bank tube station gets a new entrance under the Bloomberg building

A brand new entrance has opened at Bank tube station making the Waterloo & City line considerably easier to use, and reducing congestion in the ticket hall for everyone else.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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London’s Pocket Parks, Jubilee Park, E14

This is a pocket park that sits right on top of a tube station, and one that very nearly didn’t exist.

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Wear a tube roundel on your Adidas trainers

Following on from a special edition set of trainers last month, Adidas has launched an entire range of London Underground themed trainers.

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