A modern office block in Farringdon has three old metal plaques on the side – for this is the place where the Labour Party was founded.
This is an alley that many people pass walking to and from Farringdon station with an alluringly ornate ironwork grill and gate.
The Museum of London is set to move soon from its current home into a cluster of semi-derelict Victorian iron and 1960s concrete buildings.
A giant railway terminus was once planned for central London that would have swept away all the land between Holborn and Farringdon. Obviously never built, its failure indirectly lead to the creation of the London Underground.
As we edge ever closer to the 150th anniversary of the opening of the world’s first underground railway which is now just a couple of weeks away, it might be interesting to review of the newspaper reports about how the construction of the railway progressed up to that momentous date.
People using Farringdon tube and Thameslink stations will not be unaware that a considerable amount of construction work has been taking place over the past few years, and may know that a lot of work is going to carry on…