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Beatles themed manhole cover for Abbey Road

To mark the 50th anniversary of that famous record cover, a manhole cover next to the zebra crossing has been revamped with an image of the event.

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Tickets Alert: David Parr House open days for 2020

Tickets to see inside a remarkable home that had been richly decorated in the gothic revival style, and little changed ever since have been released.

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London’s Alleys: Hand Court, WC1

This is a modern looking alley that runs off Holborn, but like many of the area can date its origins to medieval London.

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London’s bonfire night firework displays 2019

It’s time to start plotting how we shall remember the downfall of a papist plot, and watch the skies over London explode with fireworks.

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30th anniversary of the 10 Downing Street gates

It’s exactly 30 years ago that general public access to Downing Street was barred, as permission was given to build the ornate protective gates that now guard the home of the Prime Minister.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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London Overground to run Boxing Day services for the first time

The London Overground is traditionally closed on Boxing Day, but this year, some of it will be running a service.

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The Wallace Collection to be allowed to lend its artwork at last

For the first time in over a century, one of central London’s lesser known, but rather wonderful museums, the Wallace Collection is to be allowed to lend its collection of grand master paintings to other venues.

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London’s mainline stations to get free Wi-Fi coverage

Network Rail has announced that a number of mainline stations are to be fitted with free Wi-Fi services from early next year.

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Help colour in London’s buildings

A new app and website have been launched and is encouraging people to record details of all the buildings around them.

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TfL’s unclickable Oysters

Like many people I get an email from TfL each month letting me know my Oyster card will expire soon and I need to go to their website to renew it. If only it was that simple.

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Hampstead Observatory to reopen

Having been closed for several years for repairs, the telescopes at Hampstead Observatory will once again be open for people to peer at the stars.

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More evidence that HS2 is more about capacity than speed

A submission into the HS2 review has found that over 50 stations that are not part of the HS2 network will be able to offer more train services once HS2 is built.

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Go inside the military tunnel under Dover’s forts

High above the port of Dover a short road runs into a dead end, but once a year a door opens to reveal a huge tunnel complex under the hills.

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TfL supports Paddle boarding

A small business that rents space from Transport for London in one of their arches has won a small business award.

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