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The car repair shop with horses heads

A street in Bermondsey has a car repair shop with a relic of times when horsepower was measured in low digits – two horses heads on the frontage.

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Blocks of flats for High Barnet tube station

A long strip of land next to High Barnet tube station has been earmarked for conversion into a long strip of blocks of flats.

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Driverless: Who is in control?

Self driving cars may seem like a modern invention, but they’re much older than you might realise.

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Avoid King’s Cross station over the August Bank Holiday

This coming August bank holiday is not a time to be using King’s Cross station, as a lot of the lines will be closed.

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The past and future of Thames Bridges

An exhibition is taking a look at the past paintings and the future illuminations of the bridges across the Thames.

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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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