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The 750th anniversary of England’s oldest law

Today marks 750 years since King Henry III affixed his seal to a document that is still in force, and now the oldest law still functioning in England.

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Half price train tickets with Virgin Trains next week

Both arms of Virgin Trains are holding “black friday” sales next week, starting on either Monday or Thursday – but not Friday.

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TfL closer to buying fleet of new DLR trains

Transport for London (TfL) has taken a step in its search for a manufacturer to design and build a new generation of DLR trains, by issuing an Invitation to Negotiate.

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Photos – The new Bond Street tube station tunnels

A new ticket hall entrance, escalators and connection tunnels have opened to the public today at Bond Street tube station.

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London’s weekly railway news #227

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

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Ticket Alert: Disused tube tunnel tours announced

The London Transport Museum has announced a fresh series of tours of disused tube tunnels and buildings, with tickets going on sale next week.

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London’s Pocket Parks – Cleary Gardens, EC4

This stepped series of gardens are the result of post war clearance, but has an industrial heritage that can be traced as far back as Roman times.

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New exhibition celebrates Britain’s cold-war rocket project

Conceived before NASA, before Sputnik, Britain was leading the space race with the development of the world’s longest running, yet oddly little known, space rocket programme.

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London’s Alleys – Little Somerset Street, E1

This is a seemingly rather uninteresting passage, but is one that’s steeped in a bloody history.

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The festive season comes to docklands Sailor Town

There’s a corner of docklands that is forever nightime, where boats are mended, a pub serves no one, and shops sell nothing – and now it’s festive time.

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New book celebrates 10-years of archaeological discovery on the River Thames

Ten years of archaeological discovery on the Thames has been explored in the first ever book by the Thames Discovery Programme.

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The decayingly ornate YHA behind St Paul’s Cathredal

Hidden away from tourists on a side street, what is the former St Paul’s Cathedral choir school makes for a most unusual Youth Hostel today.

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Give the gift of a London Museum membership this Christmas

If you want to give something this Christmas that your recipient can use all year round, rather than socks and fragrances… give them the membership of a museum they love to visit.

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V&A acquires a fragment of Brutalist architecture

Ahead of its scandalous demolition, the V&A Museum has announced that it is acquiring a slab of the Brutalist housing estate, the Robin Hood Gardens, comprising both exterior facades and interiors of a maisonette flat.

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London’s weekly railway news #226

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

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