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Find the King’s Cross milestone

People rushing to catch trains at King’s Cross are often oblivious of what they are standing next to, and right by a pedestrian crossing is an old milestone.

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Reduced entry into Bank tube station from next week

Starting next week, the main Central line ticket hall at Bank station will become exit-only in the mornings. There will also be a reduced down escalator service to the Central line during the evening peak.

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A Vagina Museum is coming to London

If they can raise enough money, then Camden could be boasting a new museum later this year — devoted to female anatomy.

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Hammersmith turning old railway track into its own Highline

A disused section of old railway track could become another Highline for London, if proposals by Hammersmith Council are carried out.

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Giant black sphere coming to Stratford

An ominous giant sphere could be coming to Stratford, and despite its apocalyptic appearance, it’s actually a concert hall.

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TfL sells off offices above Holborn tube station

TfL has sold the offices and shops above its Holborn tube station for a reported £40 million to an investment company.

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A display of poisons and lotions

A museum filled with medicines can be found just around the corner from the Tower of London, presumably to offer salves to those who had just lost their heads.

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Crossrail extension to Ebbsfleet gets extra funding

Further funding has been provided by the government to investigate options for extending the future Elizabeth line out towards Ebbsfleet in Kent.

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Plans to rebuild Clapham Junction Station shown off

Initial plans for a huge rebuild of Clapham Junction station have been shown off, with the rebuilt station sitting underneath a large housing development.

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See inside the Our Lady of Compassion Church

Sitting next to what was once the West Ham football club, and is now a generic housing development is a one-hundred(ish) year old Catholic Church.

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The Pigeons pub and hotel

Not a pub or hotel, and not for pigeons, but in Stratford is a grand old building that was once a pub and hotel for humans.

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Loads of seats coming to railway stations

Following a passenger survey, the total seating capacity at Victoria and London Bridge is now being increased from 150 at each station to 400 at each station.

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Newborn kittens found under a London Underground escalator

A mum and her four newly born kittens have been found living underneath an escalator at a London Underground station.

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The old cottage being restored in Plaistow

On the other side of the road from Plaistow Station is a set of steps down to a park, and a dilapidated cottage.

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City of London blocks huge adverts on Cannon Street railway bridge

Network Rail’s plans to put two 12-metre wide video display screens at Cannon Street’s railway bridge have been blocked by the City of London’s planning authority.

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