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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.

Have you met Heal’s bronze cat?

Sitting elegantly on a spiral staircase is a shop mascot, a famous cat that once turned the head of Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmatians.

Box in a box to avoid Crossrail vibrations

Deep underground a box has been built inside a box with special protections against vibrations from Crossrail and Northern line tunnels.

Construction starts on new theatre above Crossrail site

Construction of Soho’s first major theatre building in over 50 years has started, next to the demolished Astoria on Tottenham Court Road.

Sneak preview of Crossrail’s new Tottenham Court Road station

The last of the Crossrail stations to be shown off to the public opened its doors today, giving visitors a sneak preview of what the Elizabeth line station will look like when it opens in December.

Crossrail hands over major West End site to Derwent

Crossrail has completed the base infrastructure works at Soho Place, on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, directly above Tottenham Court Road station

Photos show Crossrail boxes being turned into Elizabeth line stations

New images released by Crossrail highlight the progress being made with the architectural fit out of the future Elizabeth line underground stations in central London.

Rainbow roundel appears on the tube

TfL is transforming parts of the transport network with a new rainbow design, which has been created to show support for the LGBT+ community, as part of a range of activities taking place this month.

Final upgrades prepare Tottenham Court Road station for Crossrail

The final milestone in the upgrade of Tottenham Court Road Underground station has been reached

Crossrail in a pickle with London Astoria discovery

A hidden vault under the old Astoria nightclub has been unearthed by Crossrail builders and it has revealed an unexpected history of one of Britain’s first condiment suppliers.

Fresh photos from the Crossrail tunnels released

Crossrail has released some more photos showing how the tunnels are being prepared to become the operational Elizabeth line.

London’s Alleys – Fitzroy Court

If you were to head up Tottenham Court Road towards Warren Street tube station, you might notice a small alley way.

Photos from inside Crossrail’s tunnels

Deep under the centre of London, Crossrail is laying some rather unusual railway tracks that are not often used in the UK… they float.

New glass canopy entrance opens at TCR tube station

Tottenham Court Road Tube station’s new glass canopy entrance opens to the public today. The 15 metre tall glass entrance, which sits on the Centre Point side of the street opened as TfL confirmed that Central line trains will stop

Last day of the old TCR tube station entrance

This evening the shutters will be pulled across the old entrance at Tottenham Court Road tube station for the last time, as they prepare to switch the station around and start using a shiny new entrance next week.

200 years ago — the London Beer Flood

200 years ago a tsunami wave roared down several streets in central London laying waste to the area and drowning a number of people. The tsunami wave was made of beer.

The 200th Anniversary of the London Underground

January 2063, and the God Emperor of the Known Londonverse descends into Tottenham Court Road tube station to unlock a box.

A brutal beauty next to Tottenham Court Road

Just around the corner from Tottenham Court Road sits one of London’s great unmarked pieces of architecture. A building, like so many of its era looks a bit tired and shabby now, but will reward the viewer who stands back to admire the whole.