Postal Museum’s Postcode Exhibition Gets Our Stamp Of Approval

Postcodes are powerful identifiers – not just for the Post Office but in our own personal lives. Think of all those people who live in places like Romford (RM), Twickenham (TW) or Bromley (BR) and consider themselves NOT Londoners because “we don’t have a London postcode” (even though they pay their council tax to a … Read more

Jubilee Legacies: The Bits Of London Built And Named For Previous Jubilees

Photo: Matt Brown As the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee approaches, we’re looking back at her past jubilees (she’s had a few of them in her time). A multitude of things in London are named for jubilees, although the Royal connection isn’t often made – take a look: The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Diamond Jubilee) The Queen … Read more

Plan Unveiled to Save Hammersmith Bridge

One-third of the cost of stabilizing west London’s Hammersmith Bridge will be met by the Government. Ministers announced funding of £ 2.93 million to ensure the crossing remains open for pedestrians, cyclists and river traffic. Cracks in the pedestals of the 135-year-old cast-iron structure mean motor vehicles have been banned from using it since April … Read more

Buckingham Palace tube station to open for the Queen’s Jubilee

It’s been announced that the until now secretive tube station built underneath Buckingham Palace is to be opened this summer for people to visit as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The tube station was built at the height of the Cold War as part of a longer emergency escape railway built for the government … Read more

The Best April Fool’s Jokes In London This Year

Trust no-one, believe nothing and question everything. It’s 1 April which means people and organizations everywhere are out to fool you. We’ve rounded up the best London-based April Fool’s jokes we’ve seen this year – including a couple that we wish were true. Read on with an abundance of cynicism. Little Tikes’ Cozy Cab service … Read more