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  • Apply for tickets to the 2015 Last Night of the Proms – IanVisits
    London Calendar Jan Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Prom season is starting soon and it s already time to dust off an envelope and postage stamp in order to apply for tickets to attend the Last Night of the Proms Tickets are allocated in two ballots The largest ballot is reserved for people who attend the Proms which is perfectly understandable and if you buy tickets to at least five performances then you can opt into the ballot which is for about 3 700 seats Just remember to tick the necessary box when buying tickets which go on sale at 9am on Saturday 16th May Tip to avoid the holding queue that builds up on the booking website log in early in the morning and keep clicking on things to stay logged in until 9am The other option though is for the Open Ballot which reserves 100 Centre Stalls seats 87 50 each and 100 Front Circle seats 57 00 each for anyone to apply for There is an application form to fill in and that is now available on their website and just as in the main ballot you are limited to 2 tickets per household Applications have to be posted to them to

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/05/10/apply-for-tickets-to-the-2015-last-night-of-the-proms/ (2016-02-16)
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  • TfL seeking a fresh redesign for its new DLR trains – IanVisits
    Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life There could be a fleet of new fully walk through trains on the DLR with air conditioning in the near future according to a document published by TfL The document is currently seeking expressions of interest with no concrete purchases agreed yet although that is fairly normal when seeking a fleet of new trains What the DLR is looking at is expanding its fleet to support passenger growth which is expected to rise from the 111 million journeys last year thanks to further developments in the Royal Docks area It is also considering the replacement of its existing 94 B92 vehicles The likely order size could be 40 50 New Trains equivalent to 120 150 single units The New Train for Docklands if ordered would be the same 3 car length as the current trains but will be fully walk through along the entire length of the train They will also have an option for air conditioning if it can be fitted in without reducing passenger space Another significant design change is more doors Currently around 20 of the length of a DLR train is doors while the average for most metro grade services is 30 for doors The design change to fully walk through carriages releases more space for doors and passengers to stand Another change is likely to be scrapping the central sets of seats in favour of longitudinal Metro seating which is currently limited to just the areas around the doors Hopefully that doesn t mean the end of forward facing seats at the front of the train though as that would remove one of the great joys of the DLR sitting in the drivers seat The DLR is already driverless but has

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/05/08/tfl-seeking-a-fresh-redesign-for-its-new-dlr-trains/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground Stranger attacks man on London Tube train for answering his phone Evening Standard A colourful display of trees shrubs and flowers has taken over a disused platform at Barbican Tube station in London Underground s first ever pop up garden Local London Heroic commuters rescue woman who collapsed backwards on to tracks at Edgware Road Evening Standard Gap fillers to end platform accidents on London rail network SCMP Google cache Crossrail Crossrail chief engineer joins HS2 team Construction Enquirer First Crossrail Station opens to the public IanVisits Wallasea wetland project receives last load of soil to mark end of Crossrail team up Essex Chronicle Why Crossrail risks being London s last major infrastructure project CityAM Mainline Overground Station café facing closure by Overground operator East London Lines New Carriages Roll Out On Train Line From Essex Into London Heart Rail chaos that left commuters trapped on a train for five hours and disrupted thousands more was caused by an engineering mistake Network Rail said BBC News Miscellaneous A map for London Underground s night tube IanVisits TfL signs up for International Quarter at Stratford The Wharf TfL preps 1bn contract to make it less risk averse with its advertising media The

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  • Rare opening of a derelict Georgian house – IanVisits
    to visit when it is open About half of the building is still off limits as it is too fragile to let anyone stomp around including sadly the 3rd floor bedroom which was untouched for 10 years and is a time capsule of a lonely recluse The building being owned by a trust seeking to convert it into a museum of immigration has quite a few displays dotted around the place showing off the various aspects of immigration in the UK There is no need to book however openings thanks to their rarity have been very popular so please be prepared to queue Entry is free donations appreciated Opening times Sunday 14th June 12 5 last entry 4 30 Sunday 21st June 12 5 last entry 4 30 Ian has visited it before review here The building is at 19 Princelet Street in Shoreditch Facebook 195 Google 24 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 49 49 268 georgian georgian houses spitalfields 5 thoughts on Rare opening of a derelict Georgian house Annie S says May 6 2015 at 7 32 am I find this building fascinating I have visited four times and am tempted to go again Not sure why I find it so compelling there is just an atmosphere about the place Having read Rachel Lichtenstein s book Rodinsky s Room I would really love to go upstairs to the out of bounds area Reply Miriam Margolyes says May 10 2015 at 6 47 am Why on earth are Jewish communities throughout the UK not trying to raise money to help preserve this wonderful original London synagogue The N London synagogues particularly whose members ancestors mostly came from the East End should perhaps consider helping to fund the Princelet St synagogue restoration It would be a mitzvah transl a pious

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/05/05/rare-opening-of-a-derelict-georgian-house/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Unbuilt London: The Victorian skyscraper taller than The Shard – IanVisits
    would also have been largely built from recycled materials left over from the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park of 1851 When permission was given for the exhibition to be opened in the centre of London it was on a temporary basis and they had to decide what to do with the building afterwards Wisely constructed from a pre fab design it was always intended to be taken down and in some form or other rebuilt elsewhere Despite a petition signed by over 100 000 people calling for it to stay in Hyde Park it was taken down at the end of the exhibition and the owners of the structure started looking for a new site Famously it ended up down in Sydenham and much larger than the original But what if There was an alternative proposal for the piles of sheet glass and ironwork turn it into a huge skyscraper Conveniently also at Sydenham the proposal by Charles Burton envisioned a glass and iron tower with a gigantic clock half way up and a series of steam powered vertical railways to carry people to the summit of the tower It s worth calming you down a bit as a vertical railway is what early engineers called the device we today call a lift Sorry if you expected locomotives to race up and down the outside of the building It would however have stood a staggering 1 000 feet high which in physical height is only slightly lower than The Shard today but thanks to the much higher ground around Sydenham would have seen it towering about 100 feet above the Shard in sea level terms Sadly even if the railway investors who wanted to put the Cystal Palace in Sydenham to support their railway lines could have been persuaded to

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/05/04/victorian-londons-skyscraper-that-would-be-taller-than-the-shard/ (2016-02-16)
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  • A map for London Underground’s night tube – IanVisits
    W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A couple of years ago I was handed a map of the tube as it might appear this coming September Ever since there has been some low level speculation as to how the tube map will be adapted to reflect the impending reality I am of course talking about the advent of 24 hour running on the Underground at weekends Will we get a new tube map for night owls or will the current map adapt the dagger dg passim and cover the map with more daggers or even little crescent moons Some of the more barmy sorts might claim that last one is an Islamic takeover though Regular tube map designer Max Roberts has also turned his eye and computer to the matter and come up with a concept map of how the night tube might look if the day map were also redesigned and then printed in reverse for night users As he notes in his monthly newsletter though As a marketing device it looks spectacular and clear printed out large size but its focus is more on visual excitement than usability Whatever the solution it ll have to offer potentially a more complex range of options to include night buses from key locations to assure people that onward travel is possible where the night tube doesn t go The night tube is due to start on Saturday

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/05/04/a-map-for-london-undergrounds-night-tube/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Baffling canoe art in the Barbican – IanVisits
    2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life There is a canoe being dragged around an empty room at the Barbican because that s what art does these days I can t really say much more than that it s a large empty room with a wooden floor and every few minutes a canoe is dragged by a wire from one side of the room to the other Then a few minutes later it s dragged back again A couple of videos at either end provide some soundtrack but otherwise you are there to contemplate whatever it is that art people contemplate when a canoe is dragged past them in empty rooms It s baffling If I were feeling very arty I might note that the marks left on the floor from the repeated passing of the canoe are more interesting than what caused them But that s almost as bad as the art we are supposed to be contemplating However all I can say is that if you want the gallery is open free of charge until the end of this month Facebook 29 Google 2 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 7 7 38 barbican 3 thoughts on Baffling canoe art in the Barbican gillian lawrence says May 3 2015 at 8 59 pm Lordy lord

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  • Drinks and a talk on the roof of London Underground’s HQ – IanVisits
    to do in London tomorrow Things to do in London during Feb 2016 Things to do in London in Mar 2016 Things to do in London in Apr 2016 London Calendar Jan Feb 2016 Mar 2016 Apr 2016 May 2016 Jun 2016 Jul 2016 Aug 2016 Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Dec 2016 Jan 2017 Feb 2017 Mar S M T W T F S 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 15 More Blogs Brixton Blog Cabbie Blog Christopher Fowler City Metric Diamond Geezer Edith s Streets Greenwich Industrial History London Reconnections London Street Views Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life A summer s evening in June could be an ideal time to spend sipping drinks on the top of London Underground s famous art deco headquarters before it is turned into luxury flats It could also be a total wash out but then again where better to watch an English thunderstorm from There will be a talk about the building preceded and followed by drinks on the roof

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/05/03/drinks-and-a-talk-on-the-roof-of-london-undergrounds-hq/ (2016-02-16)
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