Windrush generation makes our culture richer, says William as monument unveiled at Waterloo Station

Black men and women are still facing racism and discrimination in modern-day Britain in a nation that would be poorer without the efforts of the Windrush generation, the Duke of Cambridge has said. William was speaking as he and the Duchess of Cambridge attended the unveiling of a national monument at London’s Waterloo Station to … Read more

National Windrush Monument Arrives At Waterloo Station

Today Waterloo station unveiled a striking sculpture commemorating the Windrush generation, which will greet passengers arriving and traveling from the station. The National Windrush Monumentdesigned by Jamaican artist Basil Watson, was unveiled by Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge. Baroness Floella Benjamin, Chair of The Windrush Commemoration Committee, and the Mayor of London were … Read more

The National Windrush Monument At Waterloo Station

The monument depicts a Caribbean man, woman and child, dressed in their ‘Sunday best’. Image taken from the livestream of the unveiling Waterloo station now has a monument dedicated to the Windrushers – those who emigrated from the Caribbean to Britain between the arrival of the ship Empire Windrush on 22 June 1948 and the … Read more

Heading To The Tennis? Wimbledon Station Isn’t The Closest Stop

Wimbledon station is a 21-minute walk from the tennis championships. Image: M @ / Londonist Heading to the Wimbledon Championship? Here’s a banana shot for you: Wimbledon station isn’t the closest stop. Every June / July, tennis enthusiasts flock to Wimbledon for the greatest tournament on the calendar. But – with echoes of the whole … Read more

Thamesmead: Why No Train Station, And Is That DLR Extension Happening?

Image: M @ / Londonist When it welcomed its first residents in 1969, the Thamesmead Estate was touted the “town of tomorrow” – a fresh utopia sprung from the dank Erith and Plumstead marshlands. But the dream soured faster than a pint of milk in a heatwave, and Thamesmead was outcast as a concrete pariah. … Read more

South Kensington’s tube station oversite development is back

Plans for an oversite development around South Kensington tube station are back after the developer filed an appeal against the council’s refusal to permit the development. The plans, designed by architects Rogers Stirk Harbor + Partners for a partnership between Native Land and TfL called for a row of flats to be built on the … Read more

Train Strike: Updates On Line And Station Closures, And What’s Running In London

Photo: Tomek Baginski / Unsplash As you’ve probably heard, there are major train strikes happening nationally this week, including in the London area. It’s the biggest train strike for around 30 years, with many operators warning passengers not to attempt to travel on strike days, as there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to complete your … Read more

BTW Mansion House Is Only The Third Closest Station To Mansion House

Will Noble BTW Mansion House Is Only The Third Closest Station To Mansion House Don’t alight for Mansion House. Image: M @ / Londonist So you’ve got a date at Mansion House – that Palladian-style confection in the City, where the Lord Mayor of London officially hangs out. Maybe you’ve got tickets for one of … Read more

London Overground’s Barking Riverside station to open this summer

Transport for London (TfL) says that it is bringing forward the launch of London Overground services on the extension to Barking Riverside, following good progress being made in the completion of the station commissioning and testing stages. Extract from tube map (c) TfL Construction work on the 4.5km extension from Barking station to the new … Read more

Leyton tube station upgrade gets additional funding

Plans to upgrade Leyton tube station in East London have received a boost after the Mayor of London approved additional funding to complete design work on the plans for the station. Currently, Leyton station is frankly, a fairly basic shed above tracks type of tube station in need of refurbishment, but is also overcrowded during … Read more