London news and event reviews - Page 8

Report calls for more investment in London’s public transport

A report has been published that puts forward an argument that contrary to headlines and political posturing, public transport investment is not massively biased towards London.

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More delays for Crossrail – won’t open until late 2021

The Crossrail project is likely to be delayed by as much as three-years from its original opening date, Transport for London’s commissioner Mike Brown has confirmed.

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London’s first permanent “City Trees” soak up pollution

Two large artificial “trees” have been installed outside Leytonstone tube station and on the High Road to help improve air quality in the area.

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Free London travel for disabled people’s carers

The opening salvo in the forthcoming Mayoral elections has been fired, with Sadiq Khan offering free travel for carers on London transport.

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London’s Alleys: Crown Court, EC2

This dead-end of a rather posh looking alley is claimed to have royal connections in medieval times.

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London’s weekly railway news

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

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Last chance to see the Raphael cartoons for a long time

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, and oddly, the V&A has decided to close it’s Raphael Court for most of the year.

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The Science Museum’s “tube map” of the Solar System

Spotted this in the Science Museum the other day – a range of goods for sale with a map of the Solar System which will look very familiar to London Underground fans.

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London’s Pocket Parks: Gallions Hill and Reach Park, SE28

This riverside park features a tall man made mound surrounded by a cluster of barrows offering views across south-east London.

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Visit – Eltham Palace

Down in suburban South-East London is a building that managed to blend Medieval palace, art-deco design and a castle-like moat into one perfect home – this is Eltham Palace.

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Exhibition – Beatrix Potter’s Art: ‘drawn with design’

A corridor in the V&A Museum is lined with small pencil drawings, showing a young Beatrix Potter experimenting with the ideas which would form her later books.

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The misguided environmental protests against HS2

A very wrong-headed campaign has been set-up that claims that railways are bad for the environment.

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New entrance opens at Finsbury Park railway station

A new entrance that will replace an old 1970s extension has opened at Finsbury Park station.

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London’s Alleys: Queen’s Yard, W1

At the top of Tottenham Court Road this most appropriately named alley was until recently home to the government’s private art collection.

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A turbulent priest appears at the British Museum

To mark the 850th anniversary of the assassination of the Thomas Becket, the British Museum has announced a major exhibition about the man, the Archbishop, the saint.

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