Significant amounts of London’s iconic Oxford Street could be pedestrianized by December 2018, if the city’s Mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposals are met favorably. He’s hoping about half a mile of the street will become a “traffic-free pedestrian boulevard”, coinciding with the arrival of the new Crossrail line in central London in December 2018. Saskia O’Donoghue reports. Continue reading
Revellers at London’s Notting Hill Carnival enjoyed a second day of festivities on Monday as the sun came out for the last day of Europe’s biggest street party. Ciara Lee reports. Continue reading
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (AUGUST 27, 2017) (BBC) -One of London’s most colourful and noisy events – a weekend carnival to celebrate Afro-Caribbean culture – started on Sunday (August 27) with an opening ceremony that paid tribute to the victims of Grenfell Tower fire. Continue reading
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 10, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – London firefighters were battling a blaze at a building in the city’s Camden Market, the London Fire Brigade said early on Monday (July 10).
LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JUNE 14, 2017) (UK POOL) – Fire engulfed a 24-storey housing block in central London in the early hours on Wednesday (June 14), killing at least six people and injuring 70 others in an inferno that trapped residents as they slept.
HEATHROW AIRPORT, LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MAY 27, 2017) (REUTERS) – British Airways has cancelled all its flights from London’s two biggest airports until Saturday (May 27) evening after a global computer system outage caused confusion and chaos.
Police officers line the streets of London as a cortege containing the body of PC Keith Palmer, who was killed in the Westminster attack, is carried to his funeral at Southwark Cathedral.
Londoners and visitors celebrate Chinese New Year with an annual parade, a speech by London Mayor Sadiq Khan and a lion dance.
A walkout on the Tube is part of a wave of strikes hitting British rail and air passengers at the start of 2017.
Hundreds of thousands of Londoners face travel chaos on Tuesday as rail union begins a 48-hour strike.