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Tickets Alert: The XKCD author is visiting London

If you’re the sort of person who reads this blog, then the thought of the XKCD author, Randall Munroe coming to London probably made you let out a little squeak of excitement.

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London Underground gets approval for Colindale station rebuild

A radical rebuild of Colindale tube station on the Northern line has been approved by Barnet Council.

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London’s Alleys: Cranbourn Alley, WC2

This short alley next to Leicester Square is undeniably the underbelly of the glitzy lights of the West End. A dingy space of back doors and air conditioning units, or dubious smells and garish signs. It’s perfect.

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William Morris and the Bauhaus are coming to London

The William Morris Gallery is aiming to put on the first ever exhibition to explore Victorian William Morris and the modernist Bauhaus movement.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Great Pelicans have doubled in numbers in St James’s Park

Great White Pelicans are huge birds that you really don’t want to get too close to, and their numbers have recently doubled in St James’s Park.

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Watford High Street station to close for repair works

The London Overground station at Watford High Street is having to close for upgrade works next month to repair an aging staircase.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Bassishaw Highwalk, EC2

This is an elevated pocket park next to London Wall that’s both open to visit, but sufficiently off the obvious routes so hardly known.

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The ancient church serving modern lunches

One of the oldest churches in the City of London has secured a new life, by serving up coffees and sarnies to hungry city workers.

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Stanmore tube station to convert car park into flats

Stanmore tube station in North London is the latest London Underground site that’s been earmarked to have a housing development added to it.

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Visit Europe’s oldest continually used Synagogue

Behind a modern building in the City of London can be found from the outside a rather ordinary building, and yet inside is a heritage that goes back centuries.

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Final Crossrail costs are “unknown” warns report

A report by Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned that the final bill for the already over-budget Crossrail project cannot be foreseen.

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Tickets Alert: Manga on the Big Screen

This summer, there will be a season of Manga films shown on the Barbican’s big screens.

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HS2 railway to get a driverless shuttle service

A spur railway off the HS2 line at Birmingham could use a driverless automated train to provide a link between the mainline railway and the airport.

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The three smallest monuments in St Paul’s Cathedral

A Cathedral packed with monuments, here are the three smallest – military brasses, Solomons temple… and a piece of King Herod’s 2nd Jerusalem Temple, maybe.

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