London news and event reviews - Page 4

Huge tunnel to be dug under South London

A 20 mile tunnel almost as big as a tube tunnel is to be dug under South London, linking Wimbledon to Crayford near Dartford, via New Cross.

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The Tide, Greenwich’s pointless folly

If someone said, design me something pointless then cover it in hype, then The Tide in Greenwich would be the result.

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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.

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Early porcelain head goes on display at the V&A

An exceptionally rare porcelain sculpture, made in London in the 1740s, and rediscovered in a French flea market has gone on display in the V&A.

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O2 to offer phone calls in London Underground tunnels

The phone network, O2 has joined Vodafone in committing to offering mobile phone coverage on the London Underground.

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London’s Alleys: Argyle Walk, WC1

Sometimes you come across an alley that looks interesting, but is probably new, but turns out to be ancient.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Syd’s century old coffee stall is saved

For three generations, Syd’s coffee stall has been serving up hot drinks and food in Shoreditch, but tomorrow it closes for the last time.

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Watford Junction station could become a “super-hub”

A new Watford Junction to Aylesbury rail service, along with a new link between Stevenage and Luton are two of the proposals being put forward by Hertfordshire Council.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Hatfields Green, SE1

This small side street park is an interesting park that was recently refurbished into its current rather bubbly appearance.

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Expanding IBM’s brutalist office on the Southbank

The Southbank’s brutalist office block occupied by IBM could be getting bigger if plans by the owners are approved by the council.

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A memorial to the legend of Vincent Square

Two hundred years ago a huge plot of land was secured as an open park, by means of simply ploughing a deep ditch all around it.

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Ticket Alert: Tours of Canada House

The Canadian High Commission occupies a grand building overlooking Trafalgar Square, and is not generally open to the public to wander in. However, they do offer occasional Friday afternoon tours.

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London museums open over Christmas

Lots of museums are open over the Christmas period, but with opening hours as erratic as Aunt Norra on her 3rd sherry of the day – so here is a list of known opening hours.

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TfL expects Mayor’s fare freeze to end in 2021

The ongoing fares freeze on TfL services could be coming to an end, with TfL’s financial forecasts now expecting fares to rise by above inflation rates from January 2021.

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