News stories that pop up from around the capital.

Artist Serena Korda creates exhibition of dirt Korda's work, consisting of 500 handmade bricks containing UK clay and more, will appear as part of an exhibition called Dirt: the filthy reality of everyday life — to be hosted at the Wellcome Collection in London from 24 March to 31 August.  London cycle hire: mapping a million journeys The latest London […]

London Travel News 01/10/2011

Snow forecast as UK returns to work …aaaannnndd here it goes again. Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall in pictures The Queen's granddaughter is newly engaged to a rugby player she has been dating since 2004. Actor Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64 The Oscar-nominated British actor has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. New Year’s Eve in the UK: ‘The […]

London Travel News 01/03/2011

British wildlife benefits from return to ‘traditional’ seasonal weather Conservationists express relief as insects, birds and other wildlife in the UK flourish because of cold winter and a decent summer. Six crimes a day solved by CCTV CCTV cameras across London help solve almost six crimes a day, the Metropolitan Police (Met) has said. Sales shoppers spend £120m in London’s […]

London Travel News 12/27/2010

Prince William to miss seeing Kate Middleton on Christmas Day as he volunteers for RAF duty And so it begins. Beatles’ Abbey Road zebra crossing given listed status The street crossing in front of the Abbey Road Studios in the City of Westminster has been granted Grade II landmark status by English Heritage. “Super grit” saves the day for National […]

London Travel News 12/22/2010

London Ice Sculpting Festival 13-15 Jan at Canary Wharf Who says a winter freeze can't be spectacular? Jewels owned by the late Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, up for auction Twenty exquisite pieces formerly owned by the Duchess of Windsor are estimated to fetch in the region of £3 million at Sotheby's in London. Snow 2010: Latest travel and weather […]

London Travel News 12/18/2010

Engagement pictures of William and Kate released Sweet photos taken by Mario Testino at St. James' Palace. Tube drivers plan Boxing Day strike Underground service will most likely be halted on 26 December, as drivers strike for more pay. Forecasters expect snow blanket to cover Britain on December 25 Looks like it'll be a White Christmas, after all. Tate Britain […]

London Travel News 12/13/2010

Freeze of the century: Army on standby in coldest December for 100 years Wow, and here I'd thought the winter of 2003-4 was bad…it's got nothing on 2010. How to see London in a weekend A short but brilliant London itinerary. London’s secret historical treasures A beautiful photo gallery of traces from London's history, found in nooks and crannies all […]

London Travel News 12/08/2010

King’s Speech rules at the BIFAs On 5 December, the British Independent Film Awards crowned their cinematic champions of 2010; "The King's Speech" came up trumps. UK sees the return of the big freeze Despite freezing fog, ice and snow in many parts of Britain, transport network appears to be coping better than last week. Chromaroma and the onward march […]

London Travel News 12/06/2010

Big freeze hits Britain with -20C warning as snow causes chaos Snow — in London? Yup, it really happened…and made a mess of traffic, too. Work to replace Hanwell Flight lock gate begins As part of a citywide pre-Olympics repair campaign, British Waterways is replacing one of the 19th-century lock gates at Hanwell Flight on the Grand Union Canal in […]

London Travel News 11/30/2010

Tube strike: workers vote over victimisation action Hundreds of Tube workers are to be balloted for strikes in a row over the treatment of two union members. Bishop says sorry for ‘offensive’ royal wedding comments Church of England bishop of Willesden, Reverend Pete Broadbent, apologized today for "deeply offensive" comments he made over the forthcoming wedding of Prince William and […]

London Travel News 11/22/2010