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Mating toads closes road in South London Mating toads closes road in South London

A road in Richmond is to be closed to traffic throughout March, to allow toads to cross it and get to their annual breeding grounds.

Exhibition shows off South Kensington tube station plans Exhibition shows off South Kensington tube station plans

The slow rumbling plans to upgrade the massively overcrowded South Kensington tube station moved an inch forward last week, when local residents and workers were shown some of the plans.

Tickets Alert: Hyde Park Estate Gardens Tickets Alert: Hyde Park Estate Gardens

Four normally private gardens owned by the Church of England will be open in April to visitors.

London railway upgrades – a progress report London railway upgrades – a progress report

If you’ve ever wondered what goes on when the lines are closed at weekends, this is a break-down from TfL of what’s happened in recent months across the rail network.

London’s Alleys: Cowper’s Court, EC3 London’s Alleys: Cowper’s Court, EC3

This is one of those alleys that’s been around for centuries, yet managed to leave hardly a trace of its existence in history.

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

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

Seven additional London stations to get improved access Seven additional London stations to get improved access

The government has announced that seven London railway stations will be part of a wider package of improvements to accessibility.

Cold War bunker open days confirmed Cold War bunker open days confirmed

If you fancy a nice summer’s day trip to the picturesque town of Cuckfield to see a relic of nuclear war, then some open days have been announced.

More strikes on South Western Railway (SWR) announced More strikes on South Western Railway (SWR) announced

The rail union, the RMT has announced that it is holding more strikes on SWR over a long running dispute about the withdrawal of guards on trains.

Thames Water archive photos now available online Thames Water archive photos now available online

A five-year project to catalogue almost 20,000 Thames Water photographs has revealed an wide range of historic images charting the development of London’s water supply and sewer network in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Enter a ballot to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden Enter a ballot to visit 10 Downing Street’s back garden

As part of the annual Open Garden Squares Weekend that takes place later this year, one rather special garden will be open to the public – the one behind 10 Downing Street.

Day trips from London – West Wycombe & the Hellfire caves Day trips from London – West Wycombe & the Hellfire caves

A small picturesque village in the Chilterns famous for the deeds of its long time owner, and the notorious hellfire caves. West Wycombe has been around since ye ancient times, and may possibly have had an iron age fortification on