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The other Open House weekend outside London The other Open House weekend outside London

The weekend before London Open House Weekend, the rest of the country has a go at a similar thing, with its Heritage Open Days. Trawling through the list, below are my personal picks that are close to (and sometimes, inside)

Crossrail photography competition Crossrail photography competition

Just had a note from the company churning up chunks of the West End that they have a photography competition as they would like some nice photos to put on their building site barriers to make them a bit more

The Dairy Supply Company near the British Museum The Dairy Supply Company near the British Museum

Just around the corner from the British Museum is a building with a very distinctive architecture which usually causes people to stop and stare for a moment, even if only to wonder how a Pizza Express has ended up occupying

Dr Who in Comics – an exhibition Dr Who in Comics – an exhibition

Dr Who has spawned more than a couple of films, tv spin-off series and gaudy trinkets for collectors – it also created an entire separate storyline in the form of the comic magazine.

Pre-Booking Details Released for London Open House Weekend Pre-Booking Details Released for London Open House Weekend

Of the 757 venues that will be opening their doors for next month’s Open House Weekend, a small number need to be booked in advance – a policy that usually leads to panic stricken trawling through their website on Monday

Photos – inside the disused tube station at Brompton Road Photos – inside the disused tube station at Brompton Road

Half way between South Kensington and Knightsbridge tube stations lies an abandoned remnant of the early Piccadilly Line that was closed down in 1934 and shortly afterwards taken over by the War Office to be used as a command centre

Become a Micro-Lender with Kiva Become a Micro-Lender with Kiva

I should have written about this a few days ago as freebies were available, but I didn’t notice the “limited availability” small print which means the freebies have now run out. However, it is a damn fine thing, so I

Boris Bike Blunder Bedevils Baffled Blogger Boris Bike Blunder Bedevils Baffled Blogger

I have a Boris Bike key, it doesn’t work, and I want it to work. Should be easy to sort out – shouldn’t it? The background: I only use the Bike scheme occasionally – mainly to replace walking when in

One of London’s Airports Gains a New Train Station One of London’s Airports Gains a New Train Station

A couple of weeks ago – and a mere eight months later than planned – a new train station was opened to much local fanfare marking the regeneration of one of London’s airports, and as a sad train geek (and

London Fire Brigade Museum – Open Day London Fire Brigade Museum – Open Day

With frustratingly short notice – the London Fire Brigade has announced that it will open its museum this coming Friday to anyone who just wants to turn up and have a look. The museum is one of those places that

Public Exhibition about the Kings Cross redevelopment Public Exhibition about the Kings Cross redevelopment

Recent visitors to Kings Cross station may have been drawn to a wooden scale model of the redevelopment works being carried out, especially the plans to remove the hideous old green ticket hall and create a new plaza outside the

Hidden under a main road – the remains of Merton Priory Hidden under a main road – the remains of Merton Priory

The construction of a moderately new main road in Colliers Wood, Sth London wiped out the remains of one piece of London history, but uncovered an even older remnant of even more importance. The lost history is the disused, and