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Two 19th century pumps in the countryside

It would be impressive to be out in the middle of the countryside and find one 19th century water pump, but two within a mile of each other is exceptional.

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Japanese prints of London in 1866… are very Japanese

What happens when you’re a Japan based woodblock printer who wants to sell prints of London, but have never visited the city? London ends up looking like Japan.

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Tube, Tram and Rail upgrades approved by TfL

Two tube stations, a train station, and a bit of tram track have all been given funding for upgrade works to commence.

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A calendar of London’s outdoor cinema screens for 2018

This is almost certainly not a complete list of all the outdoor film screenings taking place in London this summer, but it’s probably not far off.

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London’s Alleys: Gwynne Place, WC1

This might not look like much, but this little place and set of steps are rich in history, and deep in subsidence.

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Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens

The Southbank Centre has come to Hackney Wick in the form of a stunning new London Overground station, with vast expanses of wood shuttering concrete offset with weathering steel.

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What to do on a day trip to Winchester

King Alfred, King Arthur, a Cathedral, a College, Saints, Stone fortresses, and more history than you can absorb in a single day – welcome to Winchester.

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Sublime Victorian pottery fills the Guildhall

For the next few months, there’s a chance to see a selection of works by one of the greatest Victorian potters, William De Morgan, inside the City of London Guildhall.

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Queen Anne’s Summerhouse – a 300 year old folly you can sleep in

Hidden away in a private wood is a 300 year old folly, Queen Anne’s Summerhouse. Queen Anne never visited it, but you can.

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Thameslink to get a new station in North London

Plans to build a new Thameslink station in Brent Cross have taken a step forward after the compulsory purchase order was formally signed.

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30th Anniversary of the Thameslink service

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Thameslink line services through central London. The first trains ran on the 16th May 1988, but the launch was marred by cancellations after a train developed a fault.

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Free tours of art in the Clapham WW2 tunnels

Following his six month residency at Growing Underground, a farm 33 metres underground in Clapham, Llew Watkins is presenting five sculptures in one of the uninhabited tunnels.

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London’s weekly railway news #253

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

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London Underground tests a signalling upgrade

London Underground has taken a step closer to upgrading the signalling on four of its lines, with live tests of the new system over the weekend.

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Planet Mercury space probe comes to London

The Science Museum has shown off a full-size engineering model of BepiColombo, the European Space Agency’s first ever spacecraft to explore Mercury, and one of the most challenging planetary missions ever launched.

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