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London’s Roman amphitheatre

OK. This Roman ruin has very little left of it compared to the smaller-than-Colosseum structures in Arles, France or Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Those at least are complete; this one would require almost complete reconstruction and the removal of the entire Guildhall … Continue reading

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Fun facts about London’s black cabs

Courtesy of cabbieblog.com … for some reason, I did not find a button for simple reposting, so click on the link and enjoy! Black cab facts    

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London Tube set for all-night weekend service – September 2015

From London Independent, but will look for more info from TfL. I’m looking forward to experiencing this development in London’s (possible) evolution to a 24/7 city, at least on weekends. Night buses will presumably still be a big part of after-hours … Continue reading

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London Tube closures Easter weekend 18-21 April 2014

Here’s is info on the Tube work for this weekend. The “weekend” is an extended one for works issues – Thursday thru Monday, since it’s Easter weekend. How civilized to have a holiday weekend that lasts more than just two and … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 12-13 April 2014

This Sunday is the London Marathon, which likely explains why pretty much the entire Tube system will be up and running. There are, however, changes to the bus schedules in places, as well as road congestion. Click on the link above … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 5-6 April 2014

TfL is getting fancy – weekly disruption notices now include information beyond just the Tube lines such as roads and those blue hire bikes (do I have to advertise the Barclays label??). Here’s the list of the Tube work for this weekend. … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 29-30 March 2014

TfL is getting fancy – this week’s notices include some bus and national rail information and even some heads-up stuff on roads and those blue hire bikes (do I have to advertise the Barclays label??). Here’s the list of the Tube work … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 22-23 March 2014 and accessibility update

Most of the Tube work is again outside central London this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. Central line – North Acton to West Ruislip Jubilee line – Waterloo to Finchley Road, Sunday closure … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 15-16 March 2014

Most of the Tube work is again outside central London this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. District line – Aldgate East to Bromley-by-Bow Hammersmith/City line – Moorgate to Barking Metropolitan line – Wembley Park … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 8-9 March 2014

Most of the Tube work is outside central London this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. Bakerloo line – Sunday only – Stonebridge Park to Harrow & Wealdstone Jubilee line – Waterloo to Finchley … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 1-2 March 2014

Back to the normal weekend closures – minimal Tube closures this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November and changes to Covent Garden thru mid-November. Bakerloo line – Saturday – Queen’s Park to Harrow & Wealdstone Northern – Archway to High Barnet/Mill … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 22-23 February 2014

Back to the normal weekend closures – not too many Tube issues this weekend. but London Overground is mostly shut.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November… Metropolitan line – Wembley Park to Northwood/Uxbridge Northern line – Camden Town to Edgware Piccadilly line – South … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 15-16 February 2014

Back to the normal weekend closures – minimal Tube closures this weekend.  Note Embankment partial closure through early November… Jubilee line – Sunday – Waterloo to Finchley Road until 1100 Northern – Archway to High Barnet/Mill Hill East London Overground – Sunday only – Richmond … Continue reading

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London Tube strike averted for this week

Tfl reports that the second of two multi-day strikes set for today thru Friday morning has been avoided. Yahoo!

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London Tube strike updates – 11-14 February 2014

The strike set for tomorrow is likely to affect Tube services beginning around 9.30 pm, all the way ’til Friday morning. Oy! Nice that things are supposed to be “normal” come Valentine’s Day. Here is more information from TfL…

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London Tube closures weekend of 8-9 February 2014

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Central London is mostly spared; nice after the two day strike. Metropolitan line – Harrow-on-the-Hill to Uxbridge  Jubilee line – Sunday only – Waterloo to Finchley Road until 1100 Northern line – Kennington to Morden Piccadilly … Continue reading

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London Tube more strike updates – February 2014

The strike set for today is likely to affect Tube services all the way ’til Friday; next week may be similarly dragged out. Here is more information from TfL…

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London Tube strike updates – February 2014

Sorry about slacking off the last couple of weeks with the Tube closures. Working on my blog with my tablet while on vaca can be a real pain, so I skipped it these past two weekends. Today and next Tuesday, … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 18-19 January 2014

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend.  All are in effect for the entire weekend unless stated otherwise. Note Embankment announcement at the bottom… District line – Sunday – Turnham Green to Richmond Metropolitan line – Wembley Park to … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 11-12 January 2014

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend.  All are in effect for the entire weekend unless stated otherwise. Note Embankment announcement at the bottom… District line – Aldgate East to Barking Hammersmith & City – Liverpool Street to Barking Metropolitan line … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 4-5 January 2014

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend.  And a Happy New Year! Bakerloo line – Sunday only – Stonebridge Park to Harrow & Wealdstone  Jubilee line – Sunday only – Waterloo to Finchley Road until 1100 Northern – early Sunday morning – Camden Town … Continue reading

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The long skinny on London’s Circle Line

I found this online article explaining the history, problems and dreams regarding the Circle Line, one of London’s most useful Tube lines, especially if you’re the sort of person who wants to avoid changing trains as much as possible between point … Continue reading

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London travel updates for the 2013-14 holidays

Transport for London (TfL) has issued its notices for closures and other changes which cover the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The only closure for this weekend (21-22 Dec) is the Sunday closure of the Waterloo and City line; why … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 14-15 Dec 2013

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Snoozing towards the holidays. Northern line – early Sunday morning only – Camden Town to Edgware  DLR – Canning Town to Beckton London Overground – Sunday – Sydenham to Crystal Palace Edgware Rd station is scheduled … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 7-8 Dec 2013

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Quieter and quieter. Weds, 4 Dec through Sunday on London Tramlink – Sandilands to New Addington Northern line – early Sunday morning only – Camden Town to Edgware DLR – Sunday only – Bank/Tower … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2013; 2015 to see 24 hour w/e service

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Very quiet! See the last link for plans in 2015. Central line – Sunday only – Chancery Lane eastbound and westbound Northern line – early Sunday only – Camden Town to Edgware London Overground – Clapham … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 23-24 Nov 2013 – corrected link

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Bakerloo line – Sunday only – Stonebridge Park to Harrow & Wealdstone  District line -Whitechapel to West Ham Central line – Mile End station both days. Sunday only – Chancery Lane platform, both directions Hammersmith/City … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 16-17 Nov 2013

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Bakerloo line – Sunday only – Stonebridge Park to Harrow & Wealdstone  District line – Turnham Green to Ealing Broadway, same as last w/e Central line – Sunday only – Chancery Lane eastbound and westbound Piccadilly … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 9-10 Nov 2013

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Special announcement for Saturday –   The Lord Mayor’s Show will take place in the City and central London during the day. This will be followed by fireworks on the river between Blackfriars … Continue reading

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London Tube closures weekend of 2-3 Nov 2013

Here are the Tube closures for this weekend. Central line – both days – Bethnal Green to Loughton/Woodford via Hainault and Liverpool St to Bethnal Green for a few hours on Sunday morning  District line – Dagenham East to Upminster Bakerloo line – … Continue reading

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