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Whether it's hot topics such as the housing crisis, the cost of rents or quirky novel stories, we will keep you informed with the most relevant news stories and provide informed analysis of current affairs in London.

Here’s How Avocado Toast Can Help You Save For Your Future

Here’s How Avocado Toast Can Help You Save For Your Future

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Are You Travelling On London's Most - Or Least - Punctual Bus Route?

Are You Travelling On London's Most - Or Least - Punctual Bus Route?

Where does your postcode rank? | By Laura Reynolds
Could London's Public Transport Ever Be Free?

Could London's Public Transport Ever Be Free?

Wouldn't it be nice if... | By Harry Rosehill
510 More Skyscrapers Are Planned For London

510 More Skyscrapers Are Planned For London

The only way is up. | By M@
Why Aren't London's Airports Actually In London?

Why Aren't London's Airports Actually In London?

How do they get away with it? | By James FitzGerald
New Delays Mean You Won't Be Riding Those Crossrail Trains To Heathrow As Soon As You Thought

New Delays Mean You Won't Be Riding Those Crossrail Trains To Heathrow As Soon As You Thought

TfL Rail takeover to go ahead... without the new carriages. | By Harry Rosehill
What's Happening With London's Transport Over The May Bank Holidays 2018?

What's Happening With London's Transport Over The May Bank Holidays 2018?

Will it scupper your plans? | By Laura Reynolds
If You're Heading To The Marathon This Weekend, Here's What You Need To Know About That DLR Strike

If You're Heading To The Marathon This Weekend, Here's What You Need To Know About That DLR Strike

Four days of strikes. | By Laura Reynolds
Poon's: The Return Of A Restaurant Dynasty

Poon's: The Return Of A Restaurant Dynasty

Back with another block-rocking eat | By Lydia Manch ★★★★★
Big Ben Has Lost Its Hands!

Big Ben Has Lost Its Hands!

Look no hands! | By M@
Seven Boroughs Account For Nearly Half Of London's Social Housing Waitlist

Seven Boroughs Account For Nearly Half Of London's Social Housing Waitlist

Studying the numbers. | By Harry Rosehill
There's Going To Be A Tube Strike This Week: Here's What You Need To Know

There's Going To Be A Tube Strike This Week: Here's What You Need To Know

Which line, when and where? | By Laura Reynolds
Quiz: How Much Attention Do You Pay To Tube Station Names?

Quiz: How Much Attention Do You Pay To Tube Station Names?

It's all in the detail. | By Laura Reynolds
New Report Shows That The Tube Is An Air Pollution Hot-Spot

New Report Shows That The Tube Is An Air Pollution Hot-Spot

Avoiding the tube is good for your health. | By Harry Rosehill
Quiz: Name These Stations From Ye Olde Photos

Quiz: Name These Stations From Ye Olde Photos

Early 20th century concourses. | By M@
The Best And Worst Of The Harry And Meghan Royal Wedding Souvenirs

The Best And Worst Of The Harry And Meghan Royal Wedding Souvenirs

Celebratory condoms, anyone? | By Laura Reynolds
Imagine Going To A Concert Inside This Futuristic Glass Ball

Imagine Going To A Concert Inside This Futuristic Glass Ball

It could soon be a reality for Londoners. | By Laura Reynolds
There's Another DLR Strike Later This Month

There's Another DLR Strike Later This Month

Going to the London Marathon? You need to know about this. | By Laura Reynolds
Why Do People Just STOP At The End Of Escalators?
Opinion

Why Do People Just STOP At The End Of Escalators?

Ask the Londonist Agony Aunt. | By Will Noble
Londoners Enjoy First Direct Train To Amsterdam

Londoners Enjoy First Direct Train To Amsterdam

Direct link opens up. | By M@
Greedy Landlords Are Nothing New... As This Cartoon From 1909 Shows

Greedy Landlords Are Nothing New... As This Cartoon From 1909 Shows

'Destroy or be destroyed'. | By Will Noble
Looking For Cheap Train Tickets? Skyscanner Now Does Trains Too

Looking For Cheap Train Tickets? Skyscanner Now Does Trains Too

Cheap trains to random places here we come. | By Harry Rosehill
A Northern Line Tube Quiz

A Northern Line Tube Quiz

How well do you know the black line. | By M@
You Can Now Fly Direct From London To Australia

You Can Now Fly Direct From London To Australia

You've got loads of cash, right? | By Will Noble
A Sneak Peek Inside Canary Wharf's New Crossrail Station

A Sneak Peek Inside Canary Wharf's New Crossrail Station

The Elizabeth line is coming. | By M@
Were You On A Self-Driving Train This Morning?

Were You On A Self-Driving Train This Morning?

Look, no hands. | By M@
Here's What You Need To Know About This Week's DLR Strike

Here's What You Need To Know About This Week's DLR Strike

What'll be closed, when and where. | By Laura Reynolds
Do You Know Where Moretown Is?

Do You Know Where Moretown Is?

Thomas More didn't have this in mind when he penned Utopia. | By M@
Bet We'll Surprise You With This A-Z Of Tube Trivia

Bet We'll Surprise You With This A-Z Of Tube Trivia

Underground poetry. | By M@
Ride This Wonderful Model Railway At The End Of The Metropolitan Line

Ride This Wonderful Model Railway At The End Of The Metropolitan Line

Watch out for the bonus deer. | By M@
One Of These Four Futuristic Designs Will Replace Old Street Roundabout

One Of These Four Futuristic Designs Will Replace Old Street Roundabout

An eye, a totem pole or a forest of light. | By Laura Reynolds
Work Moves Forward On New Thames Bridge

Work Moves Forward On New Thames Bridge

Exciting progress. | By City AM
Are You One Of 254 People Doing The Tube's Most Pointless Journey Every Day?

Are You One Of 254 People Doing The Tube's Most Pointless Journey Every Day?

People are seriously missing out on a trick. | By Harry Rosehill
Have You Voted In A Litter Referendum?

Have You Voted In A Litter Referendum?

A plebiscite of packaging. | By M@
Are You Prepared For This Tube Strike Next Week?

Are You Prepared For This Tube Strike Next Week?

Aslef has told drivers to stage a 24-hour walkout. | By City AM
Have You Heard Of Chariot, London's New Shared Transport Service?

Have You Heard Of Chariot, London's New Shared Transport Service?

Take control of your commute. | Sponsor
Planning To Give Birth In A Black Cab? Black Cabbies Are Now Trained Midwives

Planning To Give Birth In A Black Cab? Black Cabbies Are Now Trained Midwives

The most London-y place to be born. | By Harry Rosehill
This Is What The Tube Map Could Look Like In 2040

This Is What The Tube Map Could Look Like In 2040

What a beauty. | By Harry Rosehill
Grand Designs Live Is Coming To London This May, And We've Got 2-For-£16 Tickets

Grand Designs Live Is Coming To London This May, And We've Got 2-For-£16 Tickets

As seen on TV. | Sponsor
Big Changes Are On The Way For Broadgate

Big Changes Are On The Way For Broadgate

But is it for the better? | By Jordan Waite
This Is How Much You'll Be Paying To Use Crossrail

This Is How Much You'll Be Paying To Use Crossrail

Fares have been announced. | By Laura Reynolds
What's Happening With London's Transport Over Easter 2018?

What's Happening With London's Transport Over Easter 2018?

Will your journey be disrupted? | By Laura Reynolds
10 Unusual Things To Do At St Pancras Station

10 Unusual Things To Do At St Pancras Station

Besides waiting for a train, that is. | By Will Noble
This Balham Pub Is Hosting Naked Speed Dating... Would You Go?

This Balham Pub Is Hosting Naked Speed Dating... Would You Go?

Dates can be stressful as it is... | By Will Noble
What Goes On Behind The Scenes At London City Airport? We Went To Find Out

What Goes On Behind The Scenes At London City Airport? We Went To Find Out

What really happens to your bags? | By Ross Miklaszewicz
How Many Tube Stations Can You Recognise From The Tiles?

How Many Tube Stations Can You Recognise From The Tiles?

Our beautiful tube. | By M@
7 London Things It's Easier To Get Your Hands On Than A 26-30 Railcard

7 London Things It's Easier To Get Your Hands On Than A 26-30 Railcard

Manage to get one? | By Laura Reynolds
Londoners Have Backed The Pedestrianisation Of Oxford Street... Did You?

Londoners Have Backed The Pedestrianisation Of Oxford Street... Did You?

Still plenty of kinks to be ironed out. | By City AM
You'll Soon Be Able To Fly Direct Between 'London' And The Lake District

You'll Soon Be Able To Fly Direct Between 'London' And The Lake District

Tickets on sale today. | By Laura Reynolds
Rihanna And Taylor Quotes Appear On Train Departure Boards

Rihanna And Taylor Quotes Appear On Train Departure Boards

"If you don't live your life, then who will?" | By Will Noble
Seen This Proposal For An 'M25 For High-Speed Trains', Spanning Both Heathrow And Gatwick?

Seen This Proposal For An 'M25 For High-Speed Trains', Spanning Both Heathrow And Gatwick?

This is HS4Air. | By City AM
Can You Guess What Ties The Designs Of These Three London Buildings Together?

Can You Guess What Ties The Designs Of These Three London Buildings Together?

Clue: it's to do with trains. | By Londonist Staff
The Man Who Insisted On Wearing A Turban On The Tube

The Man Who Insisted On Wearing A Turban On The Tube

A story from 1964. | By Will Noble
Which Is The Best Commuter Town To Live In?

Which Is The Best Commuter Town To Live In?

Purfleet? Really? | By Londonist
Introducing The Scalpel: The Newest Spire On London's Skyline

Introducing The Scalpel: The Newest Spire On London's Skyline

London's new kid on the block. | By Londonist Staff
See How Our Young Reporter Fares With A Cockney Slang From A Pearly King

See How Our Young Reporter Fares With A Cockney Slang From A Pearly King

Does Elliot know his onions? | By Londonist Staff
Help This Heartbroken Couple Find Their Engagement Ring

Help This Heartbroken Couple Find Their Engagement Ring

Missing finger bling. | By Will Noble
Station Toilets To Go Free

Station Toilets To Go Free

Taking a pee without taking a p. | By M@
Ever Wondered How Canal Boats Move Upstream In London?

Ever Wondered How Canal Boats Move Upstream In London?

Patience is key. | By Robert Greene
Waltham Forest Is London's First Ever Borough Of Culture

Waltham Forest Is London's First Ever Borough Of Culture

And Brent's got it locked down for 2020. | By Harry Rosehill
First Elizabeth Line Train Rolls Through Crossrail Tunnels

First Elizabeth Line Train Rolls Through Crossrail Tunnels

Everyday, it's a gettin' closer. | By M@
Rail Delays And Cancellations Likely, As Snow Falls On London

Rail Delays And Cancellations Likely, As Snow Falls On London

Working from home this week? | By City AM
Quiz: Identify The Tube Station By Its Exit

Quiz: Identify The Tube Station By Its Exit

Turning our backs on tube stations. | By Laura Reynolds
Does Eurostar's £35 Single To Amsterdam Ticket Actually Exist?

Does Eurostar's £35 Single To Amsterdam Ticket Actually Exist?

Yes and no. | By Will Noble
A Kid Has 'Redesigned' The Piccadilly Line

A Kid Has 'Redesigned' The Piccadilly Line

Or was it a kid? | By Will Noble
This Chiswick Wall Has Been Beautified With Maps

This Chiswick Wall Has Been Beautified With Maps

Turnham Green turns mappy. | By M@
How London Responded To The KFC Crisis

How London Responded To The KFC Crisis

A city brought to its knees. | By Will Noble
Boxpark Wembley Is Happening

Boxpark Wembley Is Happening

27 independent food and drink shops. | By M@
Five Months Of Disruption Coming To The Northern Line

Five Months Of Disruption Coming To The Northern Line

This'll be fun. | By Laura Reynolds
How Long Does The Oyster Card Have Left?

How Long Does The Oyster Card Have Left?

The world is your... contactless bank card. | By Harry Rosehill
 London Underground Named One Of The Most Important Projects Of The Past 200 Years

London Underground Named One Of The Most Important Projects Of The Past 200 Years

We couldn't agree more. | By City AM
Could This Be Old Street In 2020?

Could This Be Old Street In 2020?

The Good, the Bad and the Downright Weird. | By M@
Alternative Branding For London Underground Lines

Alternative Branding For London Underground Lines

Can TfL make this happen please? | By Will Noble
10 Things To Do At Liverpool Street Station

10 Things To Do At Liverpool Street Station

Time to kill? Here are some ideas. | By Will Noble
The Night Overground Is Extending To Highbury & Islington

The Night Overground Is Extending To Highbury & Islington

Victoria line night tube and Overground night tube will now join up. | By Will Noble
6 Things That'll Happen When The Eurostar Runs To Amsterdam

6 Things That'll Happen When The Eurostar Runs To Amsterdam

"The route gets dubbed the Remoaner line". | By Will Noble
Theresa May: London's Unlikely Street Art Icon

Theresa May: London's Unlikely Street Art Icon

PM stands for public murals. | By M@
London City Airport Closed Due To Unexploded Bomb

London City Airport Closed Due To Unexploded Bomb

No flights expected today. | By City AM
Direct London To Amsterdam Trains Will Run From April

Direct London To Amsterdam Trains Will Run From April

Hoera! | By Will Noble
The Heritage Routemaster Bus That's Perfect For London Sightseeing

The Heritage Routemaster Bus That's Perfect For London Sightseeing

All for the regular Oyster card fare. | By Laura Reynolds
'Copy Our Social Network And We'll Copy Your Office', Facebook Tells Google

'Copy Our Social Network And We'll Copy Your Office', Facebook Tells Google

Two can play at that game. | By Jordan Waite
Fancy Designing The Oxford Street Christmas Lights?

Fancy Designing The Oxford Street Christmas Lights?

Competition now open. | By Laura Reynolds
Kids Get To Drive Buses And Tube Trains At London Transport Museum

Kids Get To Drive Buses And Tube Trains At London Transport Museum

All aboard! | By M@
Which Borough Has London's Cheapest Rent?

Which Borough Has London's Cheapest Rent?

Head east... or south. | By Will Noble
How Many Buses Can You Ride In An Hour?

How Many Buses Can You Ride In An Hour?

Challenge accepted. | By Geoff Marshall
The New Bus Hopper Fare Launches Today

The New Bus Hopper Fare Launches Today

Unlimited bus and tram journeys in one hour for the price of one. | By Laura Reynolds
How Many Of These Tube Map Covers Do You Remember?

How Many Of These Tube Map Covers Do You Remember?

Looking back at 13 years of artwork. | By Harry Rosehill
'Strange' Diana And Dodi Memorial To Be Removed From Harrods

'Strange' Diana And Dodi Memorial To Be Removed From Harrods

It is not yet clear when it will go. | By Will Noble
It's Actually Getting Cheaper To Rent In London, Apparently

It's Actually Getting Cheaper To Rent In London, Apparently

London's least expensive postcode has been revealed. | By Laura Reynolds
Trains Run More Frequently On The Northern Line From Today

Trains Run More Frequently On The Northern Line From Today

Boost to evening peak services to lessen overcrowding. | By Laura Reynolds