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How To Get Around London During The Queen’s Funeral

The takes place today, Monday, September 19 at 11am. During the mourning period, as people from around the city, country, and the world travel to London to pay their respects, it’s important to be mindful of the effects on transport. Services are expected to be extremely busy, with delays possible, and some closures. Will trains […]
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You Can Now Reach The Austrian Alps From London By Train Thanks To This New Sleeper Service

Prepare for the perfect winter getaway this year as travel group TUI gear up to launch night trains from Amsterdam to the scenic Austrian Alps. What’s more, these new trains will go direct to ski resorts so you can hop off, and head straight to the slopes. And, those Londoners keen on train travel can […]
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The First Hydrogen-Powered Trains In The World Have Launched In Germany

When you travel by train over, say, a petrol/diesel powered car or by plane, you are immediately lowering your carbon footprint by choosing a more sustainable method of transport. And it looks like that is only going to become truer with each passing year in the future, particularly after this even-more-environmentally-friendly train has just taken […]
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An Adorable Posse Of Corgis Took Over The Elizabeth Line This Week

Arguably one of the best things to come out of the upcoming , or “platty joobs” as it’s becoming affectionately known, is the sheer proliferation of corgis. Taking inspiration from the of the breed there have been countless instances of corgi-themed events and celebrations. From corgi-themed foods, to a and floral displays, London can’t seem […]
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Interrail Have Just Released Half-Price Passes To Celebrate 50 Years Of Unlimited European Travel

Let’s face it: we’re extremely lucky to live in a time and place where unlimited train travel around the continent is possible. Exploring the hidden gems and stunning sights of Europe will never get boring, and these train routes play a large part in making this a possibility for many. To celebrate 50 years since […]
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Alexandra Palace Will Be Filled With Hundreds Of Miniature Trains Later This Month

Here in the Big Smoke, we do spend a lot of time talking about trains. The London Underground, love it or hate it, is a big part of most of our lives — getting us from A to B in our endless big city grind. For some, it’s even more than this, with trains not […]
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You Can Ride A Steam Train Covered In Christmas Lights In London This Winter

The Epping Ongar Light Fantastic is steaming in to save Christmas. Let this be a reminder that Christmas wishes do come true. Years ago, when I was a wee baby intern for Secret London, and not the jaded, grizzled veteran I am now, I wrote about all the wonderful things other cities had, and posited […]
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12 Of The Most Beautiful Beaches In The UK That You Just Have To Visit This Summer

Packed full of hidden gems we might have overlooked if it wasn’t for the pandemic and various lockdowns-slash-staycations, the UK is home to some really stunning, sandy locations. We’re talking white or golden sands, glittering waters and glorious sunshine – perfect for visiting during the Summer months and all these heatwaves we’re having. So, without […]
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11 Abandoned Tube Stations And The Fascinating Stories Behind Them

I think it’s clear from the sheer number of articles we’ve written about it that we’re quite fascinated with the Tube. How could you not, when there are , , , and even on the line? However, not every part of the Tube is equally successful, which is why some of the older bits of […]
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