London news and event reviews - Page 4

Events to mark the Didcot to Oxford Railway’s 175th Anniversary

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the railway between Oxford and Didcot, and they’re having a special day of celebrations on 15th June 2019.

Read more...


A “steampunk” exhibition by a Victorian eccentric

An exhibition is opening soon showing off rediscovered and restored photographic work of one the 19th century’s strangest characters, Samuel Heracles Gascoigne-Simpson.

Read more...


London’s Pocket Parks, Bernays Gardens, HA7

Hidden behind a high way away from the main town centre is a garden that sits on the site of an old Manor House.

Read more...


TfL’s Oyster Card stretches into Hertfordshire

Travelling using Pay as you go with Contactless and Oyster arrived at Hertford North, Bayford and Cuffley stations on the Great Northern line this week

Read more...


Tickets Alert: London’s crafts shown off for a week in May

London Craft Week returns in a few weeks time, as London’s craftsmen and craftswomen show off what can be done when not relying on factory made goods.

Read more...


City gives the thumbs up to the Tulip Skyscraper

The controversial Tulip skyscraper has been approved by the City of London, despite complaints from various heritage lobbies and the Mayor of London’s office.

Read more...


Controversy over restoration of Waterloo Station poem

In 1999, an artist was commissioned to help improve a subway leading from Waterloo Station. In 2019 the same artist protested about efforts to restore the art.

Read more...


Map of London’s miniature steam train rides

We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well. Operated by

Read more...


Tickets Alert: Tours of Carters heritage steam funfair

This summer there will be a chance to discover fairground art through the decades and hear the history of the vintage Carters Steam Fair.

Read more...


Foulness Museum reopens this weekend

One of the most difficult and inconvenient museums in England reopens this weekend, and it’s totally worth a visit.

Read more...


The 250th anniversary of London’s Gin Riots

Today marks the 250th anniversary of one of London’s most destructive riots, and it all started over an attempt to stop people drinking gin.

Read more...


Crossness – a Victorian “Cathedral of Sewage” reopens this weekend

One of Victorian engineering’s great marvels – the steam powered sewage pumping station at Crossness reopens to the public on Sunday.

Read more...


Tickets Alert: Watch horror films in an old Masonic temple

An original Masonic Temple that dates back to 1912 is the setting for a series of horror film screenings over the next few months.

Read more...


A zip wire is to run from top of Canary Wharf skyscraper

For one day in June, a zip wire will be fixed to the roof of a Canary Wharf skyscraper, and a handful of people will be able to whiz down the wire to the ground.

Read more...


London’s weekly railway news

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

Read more...