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  • October breaks London Underground traffic records – IanVisits
    Londonist Reddit Spitalfields Life The Ladies who Bus Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life Figures released today by Transport for London TfL reveal that more people are using London Underground than at any point in its 152 year history This is not entirely unsurprising as London is growing faster than any other European city Its population of 8 6 million today will become nine million by 2018 and expected to reach 10 million by 2030 Close to five million customers 4 735 million used the Tube on 9 October 2015 making it the network s busiest day ever The previous record was reached on Friday 28 November 2014 when 4 734 million passengers travelled on the Tube The last week of October was the busiest ever week with 28 614 million customer journeys The previous busiest week was in December 2014 which saw 28 345 million journeys TfL expects both the daily and weekly records to be broken again before the end of 2015 Overall the number of customer journeys on the Tube has increased by a third since 2001 with the rate of growth increasing in the last five years Nick Brown LU s Managing Director said The Tube is carrying more customers than ever before as London s economy and population continue to grow This is why we are continuing to invest all of our income to modernise the service improving reliability train capacity and frequency and upgrading major stations to reduce congestion Upgrades are ahead with new air conditioned trains now serving the Metropolitan District Hammersmith City and Circle lines new signalling planned for those lines and the modernisation of the Central Piccadilly Bakerloo and Waterloo City Lines in the 2020s Work on the Northern line extension to Battersea is due to start this year With Crossrail expected

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/11/13/october-breaks-london-underground-traffic-records/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news – IanVisits
    weekly round up of London s rail transport news London Underground Almost every station on the Tube network now offers ultra fast wi fi after 100 more stations were plugged in Evening Standard Greenwich Conservatives are supporting calls for an extension to the Bakerloo London Underground line Greenwich Conservatives Which Are The 17 Stations Where You Can t Get Wi Fi On The Tube Londonist Boris Johnson in talks over Bakerloo line extension to Croydon SE1 Crossrail Crossrail 2 will not derail 13 5m depot plans says council Local Times iPads iPhones and Bluetooth beacons help connect MTR Crossrail staff V3 A government minister was impressed with the progress of Abbey Wood s Crossrail station and the regeneration it is bringing South London Press Tube upgrade boss Carl Devlin named as programme director for nuclear power plant in Wales Building Mainline Overground Commuters will be able to use their Oyster card along the Brighton Mainline to Gatwick Airport it has been announced Croydon Advertiser Children will be able to travel free on all National Rail services in the capital from the new year NewsShopper c2c trains diverted to London Liverpool Street after 8pm this week Echo News Akintola savages Network Rail as Oddbins faces London Bridge eviction OffLicense News One of Tottenham s oldest rail stations is set for a major revamp Local London High speed Pendolino train could take commuters from Bolton to London in 2017 Bolton News Leaves on line cause London rail delays BBC News Now is the time for BML2 rail project says campaign group Uckfield News Miscellaneous If you saw a woman being groped on the Tube would you react like this Mirror Fiddle player earns thousands for hospital charity by busking in Tube stations Wharf A company director is poised to launch legal action

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/11/12/weekly-round-up-of-londons-railway-transport-news-123/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Hear Handel’s Messiah in St Paul’s Cathedral – IanVisits
    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 An annual tradition is being continued this Christmas with an uplifting rendition of Handel s Messiah in St Paul s Cathedral I attended a couple of years ago and stirring song and music in the stunning surroundings of the mighty Cathedral is an overwhelming evening The performance takes place on Wed 2nd December at 6 30pm More tickets will be released today so keep an eye on their website

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/11/10/hear-handels-messiah-in-st-pauls-cathedral/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Free tours of a Nuclear Fusion Reactor – IanVisits
    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 Did you know that the world s largest nuclear fusion reactor is not far from London just outside Oxford in fact map link Before you worry that the dreaming spires will melt in a nuclear accident Fusion is the sort of nice side to nuclear power the version that doesn t go bang and could potentially be the fuel of the future Probably not an accurate representation of the future of fusion power While a huge fusion reactor is being built in France to prove the technology it is the UK that leads the development work and their research labs are open for public tours You can get right up close and personal with a fusion reactor You have to book yonks in advance but they are free and you are allowed to take photos it is not the sort of secret secure place that a fission reactor has to be The Culham research labs have announced the following dates for tours in 2016 17 February 2016 16 March 2016 The free events start at 6 45pm and last for approximately 2 5 hours To reserve places call 01235 466375

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/11/08/free-tours-of-a-nuclear-fusion-reactor/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Henry V’s ‘Crystal Sceptre’ on display for the first time – IanVisits
    Wanstead Meteo West Hampstead Life For nearly 600 years it has sat in a box in a vault taken out just once a year for a ceremony and then put away but finally Henry V s Crystal Sceptre has gone on public display Two shafts of spiral fluted and gold inlaid rock crystal with a jewel and pearl encrusted crown bearing the monarch s coat of arms on parchment the 43cm long Sceptre was designed to the very highest standards The Sceptre plays an important part in the City of London in the Silent Ceremony each year when the new Lord Mayor is sworn in and is a symbol of authority and of allegiance to the crown The only other time it is used is during the Coronation of a new Monarch It has been a working part of the Lord Mayor s regalia for nearly 600 years and yet has never been on public view According to recent research by Dr Michael Hall and Ralph Holt the Crystal Sceptre was given by Henry V to the City of London as a mark of his gratitude to the City for providing the funds to fight the historic battle Which in a way means that the City indirectly paid for the Sceptre out of its own funds which it had given to the King The crystals were probably carved in Paris which was the leading centre for such work at the time showing that commerce trumped politics when it came to trade between England and France Within the crown can be seen the Royal Arms of England as adopted by Henry IV in 1406 along with the Lilies of France as the King still held onto his claim over the French throne a claim that only finally dropped in 1801 The

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/11/08/henry-vs-crystal-sceptre-on-display-for-the-first-time/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Unbuilt London: Turn St James’ Park into a giant roundabout – IanVisits
    idea of paying compensation to those who might be dispossessed by his plans While some of his complaints about excessive compensation were justified he was very much of the view that a many individual losses were a price worth paying for the grand vision to come to pass In a more conciliatory vision albeit with patrician overtones he proposes the demolition of the Foundling Hospital Chelsea Pensioners Hospital Belhem Hospital amongst other institutions for the construction of labourer s dwellings He estimated that 127 000 people could be housed on these plots of land if built to a high density But it was the roads that were to take up most of his thinking London like all other old cities is a vast tangled network of streets that for the most part begin nowhere and end nowhere He called for a London plan to be drafted which would set out long term goals for new roads and wider avenues to be constructed The plan would have legal powers to buy up buildings where necessary for new junctions or where short term funds were not available any existing building would be subject to restrictions on redevelopment in the future to fit with the grand scheme Buildings which project over the new lines of frontage should never be allowed to be structurally renovated and when at length it becomes necessary to pull them down so much of their site as is beyond the new building line should be given up to the public His plans called for the removal of 1 250 homes which he expected to be possible within a 5 year timeframe although he admitted that a similar idea for widening Ludgate Hill took fully 30 years to complete Can one imagine the enthusiasm and pride that would be roused some few years ahead as the last block of houses in each new thoroughfare gradually came down and for the first time an uninterrupted view of the new street with its palatial architecture was obtained His attention diverted from demolishing houses turned to the great parks While correctly lamenting how some small parks were mean sized affairs and not looked after he seemed to have a dislike for the great St James Park A man who wanted wide open spaces and grand European vistas disliked the sort of park which seemed essential to the vision St James Park and indeed all our parks have stood sadly in the way of street improvements for many years What he claimed is that as the parks lacked roads through the middle of them people tended not to use them to their fullest ability Seemingly Victorian s were scared of wandering off the pavement So to alleviate such fears run roads through the middle of the parks And put roundabouts in the middle of them to connect these roads Instead of large open spaces create clusters of small parks dissected by busy noisy roads Wonderful idea But wandering in the parks is not for

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/11/08/unbuilt-london-turn-st-james-park-into-a-giant-roundabout/ (2016-02-16)
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  • Tickets for a public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking – IanVisits
    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 Later this month will be a fairly rare public lecture by Professor Stephen Hawking at Imperial College London Unsurprisingly this will be hugely popular so places are being allocated by a ballot The lecture takes place on Monday 23rd November and ballot tickets have to be reserved before 17th November Reserve a ticket here If your name comes out of the digital hat then expect an email on the 18th confirming your place Agenda 5pm Tea Meet Imperial s theoretical physicists over tea for informal discussions about general relativity and beyond 6pm Talks Welcome Professor Jerome Gauntlett Imperial College London A Meditation on General Relativity Professor Fay Dowker Imperial College London Quantum Black Holes Professor Stephen Hawking University of Cambridge In addition to Professor Hawking the lecture will also include Professor of Theoretical Physics and Head of the Theoretical Physics Group at Imperial Jerome Gauntlett and Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial Fay Dowker And finally as I noted 5 years ago at a previous public talk he gave Incidentally if you ever get a chance to listen to him speak sit to the left side

    Original URL path: http://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2015/11/07/tickets-for-a-public-lecture-by-professor-stephen-hawking/ (2016-02-16)
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  • How to save a month off your annual travel costs – IanVisits
    May 10th May 11th June 10th 1 day holiday June 13th July 12th July 13th August 12th August 15th Sept 14th Sept 19th Oct 18th 2 days holiday Oct 19th Nov 18th Nov 21st Dec 20th That s 11 monthly payments for 12 months worth of travel accepting the use of about a week s worth of holiday time to create a few long weekends You just need to plan ahead and book those long weekends so that you don t waste money on travel you wont use The saving varies for each person based on bank holidays or sheer bad luck Presuming that you are working a classic Mon Fri job for your convenience here is a calculator Enter next Travelcard renewal date Submit Facebook 0 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Reddit 0 Twitter 0 0 0 11 thoughts on How to save a month off your annual travel costs Andrew Bowden says November 8 2015 at 10 32 am For many people there may even be a valid question of whether a Travelcard is even the cheapest option It s no longer assured that it is given the rises in Travelcard prices have generally been higher than pre pay If you just use the Tube for your daily commute it s worth checking whether pre pay is cheaper I gave up my annual Travelcard earlier this year and except to SACD a couple of hundred pounds over the year Reply Andrew Bowden says November 8 2015 at 10 32 am For many people there may even be a valid question of whether a Travelcard is even the cheapest option It s no longer assured that it is given the rises in Travelcard prices have generally been higher than pre pay If you just use the Tube for your daily commute it s worth checking whether pre pay is cheaper I gave up my annual Travelcard earlier this year and except to save a couple of hundred pounds over the year Reply Ian Visits says November 8 2015 at 11 30 am I saw a pie chart some months ago making a similar claim and am crunching numbers in my spare time to try and work out the break point for switching Reply Harry says November 9 2015 at 2 01 pm In February I switched from annual to pay as you go with 40 auto top up Since then I ve spent 800 If I d renewed my annual card Zones 1 4 I would have spent ie had deducted from my salary 1 300 in the same period The main reason for switching is that I now work at home two or three days a week and don t use the tube much at weekends Reply John P says November 9 2015 at 3 17 pm I m on a monthly contract so I do this I ve managed to line up holidays quite well this year I will have spent 4739 Xmas Xmas as opposed to 4872

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