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See the remnants of an old wooden road at Waterloo

The streets of London were once paved with wood, and in a few places, echoes of that little-known period of road history can be seen - such as at Waterloo.


A history of the South Bank Lion

Standing proud above the tourists on Westminster Bridge is a statue of a noble lion who gave hope to London during WW2 and was saved by a King.


New tower to loom over Waterloo Station

A revised set of plans for the rather ugly 1960s office block next to Waterloo station have been shown off, featuring a taping set of buildings and roof gardens.


London’s Pocket Parks: Emma Cons Gardens, SE1

This is rather forlorn pocket park of the sort that only a mother could love, sitting in the corner of a corner of two busy roads.


Do Londoners dream of electric buses?

Londoners might not dream of electric buses, but this ordinary looking bus garage in Waterloo features in the dreams of people from across the world who come to visit it.


Private fast lane for fast walking pedestrians at Waterloo

Part of a busy pedestrian route near Waterloo station is about to be partially sealed off -- for a PR stunt.


200 year old satires about Napoleon Bonaparte on display

If you think modern political satires are cruel at times, take a journey back 200 years for the crass display of bodily functions as satire was not just normal, but applauded when applied to the enemy.


Double-deck trains proposed for Waterloo station lines

One of the most oft cited "solutions" to railway overcrowding is the introduction of double-deck trains, which are regularly used in other countries.


How Charing Cross railway station was nearly demolished

Earlier this year I noted the 150th anniversary of the opening of London's Charing Cross railway station, but it came very close to being a eulogy for a long since closed station.


London’s Lost Pneumatic Railways – Part 3

Despite having apparently surveyed the plans to great detail and being sure that there were no hidden costs to dismay the investors, it wasn't long before unforeseen problems started to crop up.