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Keep up to date with the latest news in London.

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.

The Tube Map, Redesigned By A Tooting Resident

The Tube Map, Redesigned By A Tooting Resident

Including a change to those step-free symbols. | By Laura Reynolds
What Does The East Coast Renationalisation Mean For London's Trains?

What Does The East Coast Renationalisation Mean For London's Trains?

Does this change things for devolution? | By Harry Rosehill
Planning To Use Crossrail? Here's A Preview Of Your New Commute

Planning To Use Crossrail? Here's A Preview Of Your New Commute

Not long to go. | By Laura Reynolds
A Tube Map That Never Happened, Based On Plans From The 1940s

A Tube Map That Never Happened, Based On Plans From The 1940s

It could have all been so different. | By Will Noble
Can You Spot The Blunder On TfL's New Tube Map?

Can You Spot The Blunder On TfL's New Tube Map?

Oh dear. | By Harry Rosehill
London Has A New Brutalist Station

London Has A New Brutalist Station

Brutalist newbie. | By M@
Where Shall We Build London 2?
Opinion

Where Shall We Build London 2?

Don't blame us for thinking outside the box. | By Will Noble
On Board The New TfL Rail Paddington To Heathrow Service

On Board The New TfL Rail Paddington To Heathrow Service

Things are slowly turning purple. | By Geoff Marshall
Free Commuter 'Copter Launched Between Brighton And London

Free Commuter 'Copter Launched Between Brighton And London

Of course it's a marketing stunt. | By Will Noble
New Direct Trains Between Greenwich And Farringdon, St Pancras, West Hamsptead

New Direct Trains Between Greenwich And Farringdon, St Pancras, West Hamsptead

North London, meet the south-east. | By M@
Commuters Are Venting Their Anger Over New Thameslink Timetable

Commuters Are Venting Their Anger Over New Thameslink Timetable

Did you make it into work? | By Will Noble
Where To Travel In First Class For Free In London

Where To Travel In First Class For Free In London

Geoff Marshall explains all. | By Geoff Marshall
Why Does Tapping In With Contactless Take Longer Than With Oyster?

Why Does Tapping In With Contactless Take Longer Than With Oyster?

Noticed that minuscule time difference? | By Harry Rosehill
What's The Difference Between Crossrail And The Elizabeth Line?

What's The Difference Between Crossrail And The Elizabeth Line?

A swear box. That's the difference. | By Laura Reynolds
More Londoners Than Ever Are Going For Shared Ownership. Here's Why

More Londoners Than Ever Are Going For Shared Ownership. Here's Why

You could even reduce your monthly outgoings. | Sponsor
Tube Snakes: Have You Seen Them?

Tube Snakes: Have You Seen Them?

On the hunt of the mysterious serpents. | By M@
Fulham Broadway’s Former Edwardian Ticket Hall Has Had A Boozy Makeover

Fulham Broadway’s Former Edwardian Ticket Hall Has Had A Boozy Makeover

To the trains (and tipples)! | By Will Noble
Where Will You Be Living In Five Years? Take This Quiz To Find Out

Where Will You Be Living In Five Years? Take This Quiz To Find Out

Which London area will you call home? | By Londonist
People Are Kicking Off About Having To Reserve Space To Picnic In A Public Park

People Are Kicking Off About Having To Reserve Space To Picnic In A Public Park

Can you reserve a public space? | By Harry Rosehill
TfL Announces Art On The Underground Tours For Deaf Awareness Week

TfL Announces Art On The Underground Tours For Deaf Awareness Week

British Sign Language led tours. | By Harry Rosehill
89% Of Londoners Consider Themselves To Be Londoners

89% Of Londoners Consider Themselves To Be Londoners

This research contains a few surprises. | By Will Noble
How Much Will It Cost To Use Crossrail?

How Much Will It Cost To Use Crossrail?

A guide to Crossrail fares. | By Laura Reynolds
There's A New Tube Map And It's Got A 'Brand New' Line

There's A New Tube Map And It's Got A 'Brand New' Line

We're unbelievably excited for Crossrail. | By Harry Rosehill
TfL Could Ban Junk Food Adverts From The Tube

TfL Could Ban Junk Food Adverts From The Tube

Bye bye Big Mac billboards? | By Will Noble
New Tunnel Under The Thames Given The Go-Ahead

New Tunnel Under The Thames Given The Go-Ahead

Boon or blow? | By Will Noble
Postmodernism Officially Becomes Heritage: 10 London Buildings Listed

Postmodernism Officially Becomes Heritage: 10 London Buildings Listed

The architectural movement with a sense of fun. | By Harry Rosehill
You Can Now Fly From Stansted To New York For £149 One-Way

You Can Now Fly From Stansted To New York For £149 One-Way

But is the airline any good? | By Will Noble
Apparently These Are London's Most Dangerous Tube Stations...

Apparently These Are London's Most Dangerous Tube Stations...

Seriously, mind the gap. | By Will Noble
Are You Travelling On London's Busiest Tube Line? Here's How The Northern Line Stacks Up Against The Central And Jubilee

Are You Travelling On London's Busiest Tube Line? Here's How The Northern Line Stacks Up Against The Central And Jubilee

294 million journeys - wow. | By City AM
The Cable Car Is Now Serving Champagne

The Cable Car Is Now Serving Champagne

Taking the fizz? | By Will Noble
Your Nightmare Stories About Being Sick On The Tube

Your Nightmare Stories About Being Sick On The Tube

The things you guys bring up... | By Will Noble
There Could Soon Be A Train That Travels London To Bordeaux Direct

There Could Soon Be A Train That Travels London To Bordeaux Direct

And wine not. | By City AM
Could London Go Car-Free For A Day In September?

Could London Go Car-Free For A Day In September?

Londoner launches petition. | By Will Noble
Will Your Area Get An ASDA-Sainsbury's Megastore?

Will Your Area Get An ASDA-Sainsbury's Megastore?

On the hunt for London's closest pairing. | By M@
Here's How To Get Up To 8 Weeks Free Travel With CommuterClub

Here's How To Get Up To 8 Weeks Free Travel With CommuterClub

Genius. | Sponsor
Are These The Most Confusing Tube Stations In London?

Are These The Most Confusing Tube Stations In London?

Which station is your nemesis? | By Will Noble
5 Ways To Piss Off Donald Trump When He Comes To London In July

5 Ways To Piss Off Donald Trump When He Comes To London In July

"Drive around in a gold vehicle". | By Will Noble
You Can Travel For Free In London This Monday... Here's How

You Can Travel For Free In London This Monday... Here's How

Free Travel Alert! | By Will Noble
50% Of Us Are Now Using Contactless On The Tube. Are You?

50% Of Us Are Now Using Contactless On The Tube. Are You?

17m journeys made with the technology each week. | By Will Noble
The History Behind London's Smallest House

The History Behind London's Smallest House

A Bayswater curiosity. | By M@
Parliament Square's First Statue Of A Woman Has Just Been Unveiled

Parliament Square's First Statue Of A Woman Has Just Been Unveiled

Also Parliament Square's first statue made BY a woman. | By Londonist
This Week Is TfL's Priority Seating Week - Here's What That Means

This Week Is TfL's Priority Seating Week - Here's What That Means

The anniversary of the Please Offer Me A Seat badge. | By Harry Rosehill
Here’s How Avocado Toast Can Help You Save For Your Future

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

Save as you spend. | Sponsor
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