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Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday in 200 objects

Museums can’t afford to ignore anniversaries, so in this the 200th anniversary of the Lady with the Lamp’s birth, the Florence Nightingale Museum has assembled 200 objects that signify her life and legacy.

Taking a look inside Crossrail’s Farringdon station Taking a look inside Crossrail’s Farringdon station

One of the Crossrail stations closest to completion is Farringdon, and there’s been a chance to go down and have a look inside and see how close to completion it is.

Lightboxes and Lettering: The importance of East London’s print industry Lightboxes and Lettering: The importance of East London’s print industry

An exhibition that charts and celebrates the history of printing from the hand laid out letter presses to the modern computer aided design.

Plans to add new entrance to Hackney Central railway station Plans to add new entrance to Hackney Central railway station

Plans to improve access to the overcrowded Hackney Central station have taken a step forward with a proposed deal between the council and Network Rail.

Sharp drop in London Underground and bus passengers due to Covid Sharp drop in London Underground and bus passengers due to Covid

Transport for London (TfL) says that it has seen a 19 percent drop in tube passengers, and a 10 percent drop in bus passengers since the Covid coronavirus crisis gathered momentum in the past couple of weeks.

London’s Alleys: Cobb’s Court, EC4 London’s Alleys: Cobb’s Court, EC4

This narrow right angled alley runs behind blocks of offices and shops, today offering a convenient place for fire exits and windows.

The Pimlico & Belgravia Eye Magazine The Pimlico & Belgravia Eye Magazine

About to do something fairly rare for me – full on name and shame a rather unpleasant copyright abuser.

Sadiq Khan confirms train fares to rise after the Mayoral election Sadiq Khan confirms train fares to rise after the Mayoral election

Regardless of who is the Mayor after the next Mayoral elections, the fares freeze on the railways will come to an end.

Today’s the 50th anniversary of the Highgate Vampire Today’s the 50th anniversary of the Highgate Vampire

It’s the evening of Friday 13th March 1970, and a mob break into Highgate Cemetery determined to deal with a den of vampires lurking in the graves.

London’s weekly railway news London’s weekly railway news

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

The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool The V&A looks at the story of the swimming pool

A corridor in the V&A museum has been filled with photos and drawings from the golden age of lidos and swimming pools.

Visits Cathedrals across England at night Visits Cathedrals across England at night

This year, every Church of England cathedral will open their doors after hours on at least one evening though out the year.