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London’s Alleys: Warwick Court, WC1

This alley with a mix of modern and old buildings is a legacy of an impressive house and impressive bombing raids during WW2.

London Underground one step closer to Holborn tube station upgrade

A consultation held to show off plans to substantially upgrade Holborn tube station has found, unsurprisingly, widespread support for the plans.

Major upgrade planned for Holborn tube station

The hugely overcrowded Holborn tube station is set for a major upgrade, to ease congestion, especially for people who use it to swap between the Central and Piccadilly lines.

Holborn Tests Standing on Both Sides of the Escalator

News abounds that London Underground is encouraging people to stand on both sides of the escalator.

Holborn tube station’s unexpected gift to particle physics research

The hunt for an elusive particle critical to physics once saw Holborn tube station used for a revolutionary science experiment.

Novelty Automation comes to London

A small shop on a small side street now contains a small collection of sea-side style mechanical entertainments.

1928 — A massive gas explosion rips along Holborn

It's 8 o'clock in the morning, and workers are hurrying along Holborn to their offices and shops, when a mighty explosion ripped up the road.

80th anniversary of the closure of the British Museum tube station

On this morning 80 years ago, just after midnight, a tube station closed its doors for the very last time, and a few hours later, two new platforms came into use at another station just a couple of hundred yards away.

The Newgate Execution Bell – now in a Holborn Church

A large church stands on the corner opposite the Old Bailey and I have passed its locked gates for rather more years than I care to remember, for church that is open for a few hours each day during the week - has never been open when I am passing.

Photos from inside the abandoned Kingsway Tram Tunnels

An abandoned tunnel under Holborn that has been closed for 60 years is to come back to life over the next couple of years as it is to be taken over by Crossrail as a suitable location for some of their hidden enabling works.