Category Archives: UK news

New offerings from Tours International for 2017

In addition to the terrific tours of Europe for military, historical, literary and garden buffs, take a look at these new listings. Click on the Tours Int’l link under HOT LINKS! to the right for a complete catalog. Some tours, … Continue reading

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Piccadilly line 1 day strike – 23 March 2016

Looks like the 1 day strike on the Piccadilly line is going ahead today. It will start at 21.00 on Wednesday, and continue until 21.00 on Thursday. TfL says that the trains will run until 22.30 on Weds PM – … Continue reading

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London Tube closures – 19-20 March 2016 and possible 1-day midweek strike

A late posting, so anyone who cares already knows about some of this… All closures are in place for both days – Circle Line – entire line; District Line – Tower Hill to West Ham; Hamm’smith/City – Kings X/St Pancras … Continue reading

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Tours International for 2016

Even though I have this tour company on my Hot Link list in the right-hand column, check out a few of their newest tours for 2016. Shakespeare Tour  in April – one of 6 literary tours on offer Downton Abbey … Continue reading

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London Tube update – early for Easter 2016

OK OK, so I haven’t been posting the all-important weekend closure schedule for the London Tube in … well, a long time. The world hasn’t ended but it may be time to get back into the habit. Remember, blog visitors, … Continue reading

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Visiting Richard III in Leicester

If you are an Anglophile and/or history buff (both of which I am) and you haven’t read The King’s Grave, by Philippa Langley and Michael Jones, put it on your reading list. Ever since Richard III – or what was left … Continue reading

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London Tube closures – 22-23 August 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Nothing inside the Circle line is down – which makes life easier for the tourists. Click here to see how lane closures along Victoria Embankment, among other locations, will foul traffic … Continue reading

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London Tube closures – 18-19 July 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Big chunk of the Circle line is down – which I think makes for a pain inna neck, as well as a stretch of District line that would normally be … Continue reading

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London Tube closures – 11-12 July 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures – a couple of closures in the East End some London Overground. Click here to see how lane closures along Victoria Embankment, among other locations, will foul traffic for the … Continue reading

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London Tube strike info 8-9 July 2015

As of now, the strike set to begin this afternoon and continue all day tomorrow is going on. There may also be disruptions for some part of Friday. Check this post regularly for any updates. The regular Tube website has … Continue reading

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London Tube closures – 4-5 July 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures – a couple of closures in the East End some London Overground. Click here to see how lane closures along Victoria Embankment, among other locations, will foul traffic for the … Continue reading

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London Tube closures – 20-21 June 2015 and a successful accessibility test

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures – mostly the bottom edge of the Circle line ‘bottle’ and some DLR on the fringe. Click here to see how lane closures along Victoria Embankment, among other locations, will … Continue reading

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London Tube closures – 6-7 June 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures – mostly the bottom edge of the Circle line ‘bottle’ nd some DLR on the fringe. Click here to see how lane closures along Victoria Embankment, among other locations, will … Continue reading

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London Tube closures – 30-31May 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures – hardly anything is down, a good weekend for going ANYwhere! Click here to see how lane closures along Victoria Embankment, among other locations, will foul traffic for the rest of … Continue reading

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London Tube bank holiday schedule – 23-25 May 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures; not much going on AND the STRIKE that was planned which would have affected National Rail services has been CALLED OFF. Click here to see how lane closures along Victoria Embankment, … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 16-17 May 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Click here to see how lane closures along Victoria Embankment, among other locations, will foul traffic for the rest of the year. Fun fun fun! See the Hot Link on this … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 9-10 May 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. V-E celebrations will add to the activities and probably contribute some traffic snarls. Click here to see how London Westminster will mark the 70th anniversary of WWII’s end in Europe. … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 2-4 May 2015

Here’s the link with information on this bank holiday weekend’s Tube closures. Just a couple of glitches on the city center fringes on Overground and DLR. Wow! See the Hot Link on this blog page for planned closures on the London … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 24-26 April 2015 and marathon info

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. City center running as normal BUT –   the London Marathon is on Sunday between Greenwich and the Mall beginning at 7 am and continuing until 7 pm (but keep … Continue reading

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London Tube and National Rail updates – Easter w/e 3-6 April 2015

Here’s the link with information on the Easter weekend’s Tube closures. Another mostly quiet weekend for those who want to use the system. See the Hot Link on this blog page for planned closures on the London Transport network thru August … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 21-22 March 2015; accessibility improvements

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Another mostly quiet weekend. See the Hot Link on this blog page for planned closures on the London Transport network thru August 2015. Click here for the latest info on accessibility … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 7-8 March 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Weekend work is cranking up. Check here for the latest info on a possible strike action late Saturday, 7 March thru early Sunday morning. See the Hot Link for planned closures … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 28 February – 1 March 2015

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Not much going on but there are some major changes coming up. In addition, ticket windows are being shut but it’s unclear if this is a permanent change or just … Continue reading

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London bus strike on Tuesday

Terrible way to kick off the new year… skipped the Tube updates for this past weekend. Click here, however, for the latest on the bus strike set for tomorrow.  

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current updates for London Tube – holiday season 2014-15

The Christmas holidays usually mean reduced services; click on the link here and hover your mouse over the colored blocks to see the Planned Works for Christmas week/end. In general – see LIVE STATUS UPDATES – maybe load it into your … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – holiday season 2014-15

The Christmas holidays usually mean reduced services; click on the link here and hover your mouse over the colored blocks to see the Planned Works for Christmas week/end. Everything is running normally now (yahoo) until Christmas Day when the whole … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 29-30 November 2014 and possible strike on Monday

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Not much going on with the exception of a possible one day strike on Monday, 1 December on the Northern line. Central line – Woodford to Epping shut both days Bakerloo … Continue reading

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Rolling along with London’s Bond exhibit

I came to the James Bond films a little late in life. Much as I loved Roger Moore as The Saint back in the 60s, I didn’t really latch onto Bond until Pierce Brosnan took over. That said, I sought … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 22-23 November 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Not much going on… Metropolitan line – Aldgate to Northbridge and Uxbridge shut both days Jubilee line – Waterloo to Wembley outage – Saturday only; Waterloo to Stanmore is down on Sunday only … Continue reading

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London Tube updates – 15-16 November 2014

Here’s the link with information on this weekend’s Tube closures. Due to all the events for Remembrance weekend, TfL is recommending use of public transport. Bakerloo line – not running from Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone Sunday only Central line … Continue reading

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