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Concrete office block by London Bridge to be demolished

A fairly grim concrete office block that included a covered walkway between London Bridge and the railway station is to be demolished and redeveloped.


Mapped – the dragons that surround London

The ancient City of London is protected by dragons that guard the main roads into the city from perfidious invaders.


Freemen take sheep across London Bridge

A slightly damp Sunday saw some 600 Freemen (and ladies) exercise their ancient right to take sheep across London Bridge.


Find Mendelssohn’s tree stump in the Barbican

In the Barbican is a most curious relic, a stump of a tree which is it claimed, may have regularly shaded the composer Felix Mendelssohn during his frequent visits to where the tree stood.


London’s Alleys: Newman’s Court, EC3

This narrow alley off Cornhill lined with a mix of old bricks opens to a court space, and was once home to the offices of Dicken's Ebenezer Scrooge


Restoration of the Aldgate water pump

A notorious water pump at Aldgate was once praised for its clean clear water yet killed hundreds of Londoners - is currently being restored.


London’s Alleys: St Olave’s Court, EC2

This alley near the Guildhall seems to have been in existence since the 11th century.


Walter Gilbert’s ornate mahogany doors at 32 Cornhill

There is a wooden door near Bank tube station that's worth paying a visit to at weekends, for only then can it be truly admired.


London’s Pocket Parks: Bassishaw Highwalk, EC2

This is an elevated pocket park next to London Wall that's both open to visit, but sufficiently off the obvious routes so hardly known.


The ancient church serving modern lunches

One of the oldest churches in the City of London has secured a new life, by serving up coffees and sarnies to hungry city workers.


Tickets Alert: City of London Police open day

It's a middle-of-the-week event, but there's a chance to visit the headquarters of the City of London police next month.


The “Tulip” skyscraper is blocked by Mayor of London

A tall tulip shaped tower planned to be planted next to the Gherkin as a viewing platform has been blocked by the Mayor of London.


Tickets Alert: Lord Mayor Show grandstand seats

Although anyone can stand along the route of the Lord Mayor's Show in November, there is a set of stands right next to St Paul's Cathedral for the best views.


Three historic documents go on show

Underneath the Guildhall art gallery is a small space that currently has three historic documents on display.


London’s Grand Designs: Building a Capital City 1675 to 1986

For a few weeks there's a display of some of the grand building projects that defined London as a city. From ancient to very modern, lost and still standing.