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Tickets Alert: Cheap annual tickets to the Transport Museum

This weekend, there will be a “flash sale” offering annual passes to the London Transport Museum for just £10 per person.

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The dragons have returned to Kew’s Great Pagoda

Famous for its long since removed dragons, the Great Pagoda in Kew has rarely been open to the public. Until now. And the dragons are back.

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Greenwich’s Maritime Museum to expand by 40% in September

The National Maritime Museum is about to get bigger. Much bigger. A development project that’s nearly finished is seeing the museum gain four new galleries, adding 1,000m2 of space in the Museum’s East Wing, previously closed to visitors, into public use.

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London Public Art: The Cordwainer

The bronze statue of a shoe maker can be found on a side street in the City of London in memory of those who worked in the area during medieval times.

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Tickets Alert: Free talks about Big Ben in Parliament

A monthly free talks about Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower being held inside Parliament have been extended to run for the rest of this year.

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London to get a new Science Gallery this September

A new science and art venue is opening later this year at London Bridge that aims to make scientific research accessible to visitor through installations and a programme of exhibitions and events.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Christchurch Greyfriars Churchyard

A gas lamp lit shady rectangle of grass providing relaxing seating next to a church for a She-Wolf.

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Watching the RAF100 Flypast

How wonderful of the RAF to put on a great big military flypast right in the middle of the week when loads of people in the city can pop out for 10 minutes to watch it.

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A second cheesgrater skyscraper for London

The City of London has granted planning permission to a tower that will become the third tallest in London, and is already being nicknamed “Cheesegrater 2” thanks to its shape.

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A thatched roof for a megalithic stone

Had I just seen a rather posh looking bus shelter with a pile of rubbish in the middle, or something actually interesting? We were near Avebury, in the land of random lumps of stone, so it was plausible, but then again, to considerable embarrassment, it could be nothing.

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Moaning about Monet at the National Gallery

It’s quite something to put in an exhibition that before it opens garners more articles about the cost of the entry ticket. But that’s the Money in Monet.

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Piccadilly line drivers to strike this week from Wed to Sat

Unless it’s called off at the last minute, there will be a tube strike starting on Wednesday evening and lasting until Saturday morning.

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For one day only – 50p tickets to the Hayward Gallery

This Wednesday, to mark its 50th anniversary, entry to the Southbank’s Hayward Gallery will cost just 50p – instead of the more usual £14.50 they charge to go in.

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Euston station will be closed for three weekends over the summer

Train passengers are being warned that Euston station will be closed for three consecutive weekends in August and September.

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Sneak preview of Crossrail’s new Tottenham Court Road station

The last of the Crossrail stations to be shown off to the public opened its doors today, giving visitors a sneak preview of what the Elizabeth line station will look like when it opens in December.

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