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Tickets Alert: Affordable vintage train trips

A relief from the prices that steam trains have to charge for trips, as a 1950s vintage trains offers affordable runs along part of the Metropolitan line in September.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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For sale – tube train carriage with fireplace, slightly used

It arrived in the 1940s, and has been in Cornwall ever since, but a former London Underground railway carriage is up for sale.

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Tickets Alert: The Wrath of Khan – with William Shatner Q&A

The man himself will be in London for a Q&A session after a screening of that most iconic of Star Trek movies, The Wrath of Khan.

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Vintage London Underground clocks to be added to Chadwell Heath station

Tapping into some unspent local developer funding, a local group has managed to get two vintage London Underground clocks for their railway station.

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Tickets Alert: Evening openings at St Paul’s Cathedral

Over four nights in August, it will be possible to go into the mighty stone edifice and see it in the twilight hours.

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Walter Gilbert’s ornate mahogany doors at 32 Cornhill

There is a wooden door near Bank tube station that’s worth paying a visit to at weekends, for only then can it be truly admired.

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Local Museums – Redbridge Museum

The town of Illford has a local museum that’s not called Ilford Museum, but named after the much larger borough that it’s within – welcome to Redbridge Museum.

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Tickets Alert: Evening history talks inside Tower Bridge

To celebrate 125 years of Tower Bridge, it will be hosting a series of one-off talks inside the the South Tower.

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325 object to mark 325 years of the Bank of England

The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street is of the sort of age that you should never mention about a lady, but she’s dug out an object for every year of her life.

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Tickets Alert: Pennywise coming to Waterloo station’s tunnels

The tunnels under Waterloo station are set to be turned into an “immersive experience” based on the forthcoming sequel to IT.

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Bishopsgate Goodsyard revises development plans

Another revised planning application has been made for a housing development above Shoreditch Overground station.

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Sir John Soane’s Museum going tickets only from August

It’s a compliment of sorts when your museum is so popular that it has to stop allowing people to just turn up and visit.

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Unusual train on the Met line this August Bank Holiday

Prepare to see a very rare sight on the Metropolitan line this coming August Bank Holiday, with a special locomotive tour taking place.

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Marble and Mosaic – design tours of Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral is the building that’s NOT Westminster Abbey, but IS the building with a stunning mosaic covered interior to see.

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