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How steam trains drove Victorians to acts of madness

The newly invented steam train, traveling so fast and far were blamed for triggering dark desires in men, driving them to insane acts of violence.

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London Public Art – Bellerophon Taming Pegasus

This is the last work of art by Jacques Lipchitz, depicting Bellerophon and Pegasus. It was the final sculpture worked on by Lipchitz, and was completed after his death in 1973.

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Crossrail hands over major West End site to Derwent

Crossrail has completed the base infrastructure works at Soho Place, on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, directly above Tottenham Court Road station

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£200,000 competition to smarten a railway bridge

A rather dingy looking railway bridge near Battersea Power Station has been nominated to be revamped in an open competition for designs.

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Build your own Routemaster bus

Another of those model magazine series is launching today, but this is the first to hold an official license from TfL.

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London’s Pocket Parks – Garden West of 25 Cannon Street, EC4

A rather fine pocket park in the City of London that is not managed by the City of London. And unlike other parks, it doesn’t have a name.

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Drink bad beer and eat cockroaches – at the Science Museum

The Science Museum is offering you a chance to end Dry January with a flourish, with tastings of bad beers and insects for snacks.

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The Lord Mayor’s Annual Gresham Lecture

A few years ago a new tradition was born, and the details of this year’s now-annual Lord Mayor’s Gresham Lecture have been announced.

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Southern Railway tops the league of worst railways

For the third year in a row, Southern Railway has scored the lowest customer satisfaction ranking in a survey by Which magazine.

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London’s Alleys – Mile End Place, E1

Hidden in a side street off busy Mile End road is a tiny enclave of cute cottages, surrounded by death.

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Spring-Heeled Jack – the Terror of London

It’s January 1838, and London is in the midst of a terror, of a man with claws and clammy skin who leaps at people and attacks in the dark.

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Southwark’s Roman sarcophagus to go on display

Last year, a rare discovery was made in Southwark, of a Roman sarcophagus — and later this year it is to go on public display as part of a new exhibition.

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Long Live Queen James at Banqueting House

Banqueting House will open its doors for an evening of gay drama, drinking and discovery in its famous painted hall.

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Cheaper entry to Westminster Abbey during Lumiere London

During the Lumiere London festival of light around central London, one of the venues, Westminster Abbey will be opening its doors in the evening as well.

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How Crossrail’s legacy could end up in rural Oxfordshire

A sleepy railway station in rural Oxfordshire could now be an unlikely beneficiary of the Crossrail project.

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