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London Public Art: SOE Memorial

A stone plinth with the striking bust of a young lady staring impassively across the Thames towards Parliament, this is the memorial to those who died in secret operations during WW2.

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Open Day at the Army’s training Academy at Sandhurst

Not in London, but close enough to peek your interest at least, and looks interesting in several areas… the Army’s Officer training academy in Sandhurt is having an open day next month – and conveniently on a Sunday.

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Showing off the Thames Tideway Tunnel Boring Machines

A couple of weeks back the two cutting heads that will drill the new super sewer under London were shown off in a public open day.

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London’s Pocket Parks: US Embassy Gardens, SW11

Apart from it’s boxy architecture, the US Embassy in London is also noted for the lake and garden that surround it.

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Eton College has started offering public tours

They only started recently, and only take place on Fridays, but the venerable Eton College now allows us lesser folk to go inside for a look around.

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Three churches near Biggleswade

If you’re the sort of person to go to Biggleswade for a day — such as to visit a 300 year old folly –maybe take in three very old, and very different types of church while you are there.

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DLR station upgrade in pictures

The Limehouse DLR station, which also has an interchange with the C2C railway is getting an upgrade at the moment, but it’s running rather late.

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London’s Alleys: Bull Inn Court, WC2

This is the story of an alley called Bull Inn Court which is today most famous for containing a pub, which is not called the Bull Inn.

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City office block swapping cars for bicycle racks

A sign of the times, as a large office in the City of London wants to get rid of most of its car parking space, and replace it with bicycle racks and cycling facilities.

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The year football was banned in London

In 1314, Nicholas de Farndone, the Mayor of London, acting on behalf of King Edward II, banned the “striking of great footballs” in the City of London.

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Look out for hot air balloons flying over Central London

If you get up early on a Sunday morning in June, then you might see the glorious sight of up to 50 hot air balloons drifting gently over Central London, as part of the Lord Mayor of London’s balloon regatta.

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London’s weekly railway news #254

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

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See the latest photos from Crossrail/Elizabeth line stations and tunnels

The first footage of the new Elizabeth line trains being tested in the Crossrail tunnels under London has been released, along with new photos of the construction progress.

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The year a DLR train visited Manchester

Shortly before arriving in London, a Docklands Light Railway train paid a visit to Manchester and carried excited passengers on short test trips.

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London’s Pocket Parks: St John’s Churchyard, EC1

This is a tiny little pocket park that should have me delighting in its planting, but actually has me dispirited at the missed opportunity.

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