Windrush Street Art

A couple of great murals by Deanio X commenting on the Windrush scandal which has seen the deportation of people who have been living in the UK for decades. The works, by London Bridge and on the Walworth Road, both feature the words 'Empire Windrush - we built this city - pay your dues'.As well ...

New London Bridge reopens on schedule

The new concourse (Photo: Network Rail)The huge new London Bridge Station concourse opened as planned this morning, enabling passengers to switch platforms with ease.It won't stop Southern arbitrarily cancelling evening trains to Brockley on a nightly basis, but you'll have somewhere epic to wait for the next one, with 70 new shops and restaurants due ...

And Did Those Hooves in Ancient Times

An interesting talk coming up at South East London Folklore Society this week - Thursday 10th August 2017 - looking at all kinds of magickal and folkloric aspects of the goat. No less than 'a journey through goatish manifestations by way of Snowdonia, Avebury and Crouch End: Alexander Keiller's Pan worship, daimonic encounters, haunted abandoned ...

New London Bridge station opens, offering Charing X connection once more

Two thirds of the new concourse has been opened. Photo courtesy of Network RailThe huge new concourse at London Bridge Station has been opened to commuters, allowing passengers to make connecting journeys to Charing Cross again.The station is the fourth busiest in the country and has been undergoing a major transformation, which will increase capacity ...

When we said fine, we meant worse than ever

Southern has confirmed that the reduced peak time evening service from London Bridge to Brockley and beyond will continue for the next four weeks - and let's face it, probably the next year.

Reduced peak time service set to continue

Southern has confirmed that, due to the ongoing Thameslink disruption, the reduced peak time train service from London Bridge to Brockley will continue next week - and likely a lot longer. They write:These arrangements will remain in place between Monday 12th and Friday 16th January 2015. We continue to monitor the service at London Bridge ...

Rush hour London Bridge service cut due to Thameslink disruption

The Thameslink upgrade work, which required the suspension of London Bridge train services over Christmas and which has caused severe delays to the services this week, since they resumed is going to cause further pain, with the announcement that Brockley will lose five rush-hour trains until Friday, and possibly for the longer term.The announcement from ...

London Bridge upgrade means services will be suspended

Network Rail has launched the world's most expensive pro-cycling campaign in history.You've probably all been grumbling about this for some time, but worth repeating the news that the disruption at London Bridge is nearly upon us as Network Rail's £6.5 billion station upgrade project gets under-way in earnest.As an appetiser, there will be no Southern ...

South London marches on Westminster – John Henry Mackay on the World Metropolis in 1880s

John Henry Mackay (1864-1933) was a Scottish-born, German-raised individualist anarchist. His novel, 'The Anarchists: A Picture of Civilization at the Close of the Nineteenth Century' was written in German and published in English translation by Benjamin Tucker in Boston in 1891.The novel draws on the author's time in London in 1887, and includes some great ...

Brockley train service to be disrupted next month

This will be fun. TfL issues this advice for people travelling from Brockley station:From Saturday 23 until Sunday 31 August, services at London Bridge mainline rail station will be affected while engineering work is carried out by Network Rail. This is part of the Thameslink Programme to increase capacity and improve connections. London Bridge Tube ...