London news and event reviews - Page 31

It’s one month until ImberBus day!

It’s one month to go until a fleet of old London routemaster buses will enter the military firing grounds of Salisbury Plain to visit an abandoned village.

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London Underground’s Northern line extension – a construction update

At Battersea Power Station station, the civils team have been drawing their activities to a close as the site transitions into the ‘fit out’ stage of works with multiple specialist sub-contractors now on board.

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The year St Paul’s Cathedral nearly lost its dome

It’s Christmas Eve 1924 and while people are preparing for the festivities, the City of London is busy preparing an urgent notice – they plan to close St Paul’s Cathedral.

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Major upgrade of Gatwick railway station approved

The government has agreed to a £150 million upgrade to Gatwick Airport’s railway station to cope with current and growing demand.

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The “Tulip” skyscraper is blocked by Mayor of London

A tall tulip shaped tower planned to be planted next to the Gherkin as a viewing platform has been blocked by the Mayor of London.

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Tickets Alert: A virtual flight though the history of flight

In 1919 two small aircraft firms were set up in the UK and through many mergers became British Airways, which is now marking its centenary with a vision of flight in another century hence.

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Ride a new “steam train” in South London

South London’s newest steam train will start to carry its first passengers from next week.

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London’s Alleys: Quality Court, WC2

Quality Court off Chancery Lane is most appropriately named, being an upmarket concealed courtyard space.

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Tickets Alert: Lord Mayor Show grandstand seats

Although anyone can stand along the route of the Lord Mayor’s Show in November, there is a set of stands right next to St Paul’s Cathedral for the best views.

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The Museum of the Moon at the Natural History Museum

Deep within the Natural History Museum is a huge cavernous space filled with a giant floating replica of the moon.

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Tickets Alert: Behind the scenes at Piccadilly Circus tube station

There will be a chance to go behind the scenes at Piccadilly Circus tube station as part of the expanding Hidden London tours from the London Transport Museum.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Three historic documents go on show

Underneath the Guildhall art gallery is a small space that currently has three historic documents on display.

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Street lamps are being covered in plants

A number of lampposts in Belgravia have recently been fitted with plant columns running up their length. It’s a trial to see if the green columns can help reduce pollution along the streets.

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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. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this will inform you.

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