Friday, 23 August 2019

Battle of Britain Air Show - Flying List Alert! ✈✈✈

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Battle of Britain Air Show
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After a sellout 2018, we've only one month to go before Battle of Britain Air Show 2019 takes flight.

This year we've got activities on the ground that promise bring a slice of Hollywood to IWM Duxford. But we're also thrilled to announce some of the stars taking to the skies this September.

Scroll down for our highlights of the line up for Battle of Britain Air Show 2019.

Don't forget, we have limited tickets remaining! Make sure you don't miss out, click here and book your tickets.
 
Flypast
 
SPITFIRE FLYPAST
It wouldn't be a Battle of Britain Air Show without a mass flypast of Supermarine Spitfires. Many of these aircraft can be found in films such as Battle of Britain (1969), Dunkirk (2017), Pearl Harbour (2001) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). 
SEE THEM FLY
 
 
 
MOVIE STARS
Flying Fortress
Flying Fortress
Duxford's own 'Sally B' is the last airworthy B-17 in Europe, and appeared on screen in Memphis Belle, the 1990 blockbuster. 
 
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Hawker Hurricane
Hawker Hurricane
The first ever monoplane fighter, this 5711 Hurricane starred in Pearl Harbour and Squadron 303 (2018).
 
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Bristol Blenheim
Bristol Blenheim
The only aircraft of it's type still flying today - this aircraft played a key part in 2017's Dunkirk
 
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Buchons
Buchóns galore
We've four Buchóns flying, all of which were used in the filming ofBattle of Britain.
 
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AND MORE UNFORGETTABLE
HISTORIC AIRCRAFT
Yakolev Yak
 
Yakolev Yaks
Soviet Second World War fighters.
 
Mustang
 
P-51 Mustang
See the battle scars of the 'Tuskegee' fighter. 
 
Silver Star
 
Silver Star
This T-33 entered service in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Gladiator

Totally Thames - What's On In September: Choirs, Tango, Archaeological Walk's

Kid's Choir @ The Scoop, London
Kid's Choir
Sun 15 Sep, 1pm-1:45pm | The Scoop at More London, SE1 2AA
Primary schools from all over London embark on a year-long singing programme under the guidance of conductor Richard Frostick. They learn new music and performance skills which they show off in an amazing concert at the Scoop.
Sing for Water @ The Scoop, London
Sing for Water
Sun 15 Sep, 2pm-3:30pm | The Scoop at More London, SE1 2AA
Choirs from London and around the UK learn a repertoire of songs chosen by Roxane Smith and Katie Rose and are then sponsored to perform in a concert at the Scoop. Sing for Water has raised over £1 million for WaterAid projects in Africa and Asia.
 

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Travel update to help you get around London this bank holiday weekend, 24, 25 and 26 August,

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TfL email update


Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this bank holiday weekend, 24, 25 and 26 August, and the following week.

Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you'll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you.

London Underground
  
Notting Hill Carnival will take place on Sunday 25 and Bank Holiday Monday 26 August. The following stations will be affected:
  • Ladbroke Grove station - closed on Sunday and Monday
  • Holland Park station - closed from 18:00 on both Sunday and Monday
  • Latimer Road station - closed from 23:30 on both Sunday and Monday
  • Notting Hill Gate station - exit only on Sunday and Monday. From 11:00 until 19:00 both days, Circle and District line trains will not stop at the station and you will not be able to change between lines at the station throughout the weekend
  • Royal Oak station - exit only between 11:00 and 18:00, and then closed from 18:00 on both Sunday and Monday
  • Westbourne Park station - exit only between 11:00 and 18:00 on Sunday and Monday, and will be closed from 23:00 on both days
  • Shepherd's Bush station - After 16:00 on Sunday and Monday, access to the platforms will be via fixed stairs with 71 steps only. The station will be extremely busy throughout the weekend. Customers with luggage or buggies should use White City station
Piccadilly line
From Saturday 24 until Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, there will be no service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge. Rail replacement buses will run between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge via West Ruislip.

For more information, including accessible travel advice, visit our status updates page.

Metropolitan line
From Saturday 24 until Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, there will be no service between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge. Rail replacement buses will run between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge via West Ruislip.

See the latest status updates on London Underground, including a map of closures.

London Overground

During the Notting Hill Carnival, certain routes will be affected by late-notice line closures. Please use alternative Tube routes for faster journeys to / from the carnival.

Network Rail is carrying out work which will affect some London Overground services.

On Sunday 25 and Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, there will be no service between:
  • Camden Road and Willesden Junction. Rail replacement buses will run. A reduced service will run between Camden Road and Stratford, with trains running every 15 minutes
  • Gospel Oak and Barking. Rail replacement buses will run between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters (for South Tottenham) and between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Use the Victoria line or local buses between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central
On Sunday 25 August, there will be no service between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction until 11:15. Use local buses.

From Tuesday 27 until Thursday 29 August, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) after 22:45 each evening. Rail replacement buses will run. You can also use Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Cheshunt (via Tottenham Hale).

London Trams

From Friday 23 August until Sunday 1 September, there will be no service between East Croydon and New Addington / Elmers End / Beckenham Junction. A reduced service will run between Wimbledon and East Croydon.

Tram replacement buses will run between Beckenham Junction and Lower Addiscombe Road, and between Addington Village and New Addington. Customers should change at Shirley Road / Lower Addiscombe Road for diverted bus routes 119, 194, 198 and 367 to Croydon. Bus route 466 will run an enhanced service between Addington Village and East Croydon. Bus route 289 will also run an enhanced service between West Croydon and Elmers End.

A minibus service will run between East Croydon and Lebanon Road / Sandilands, stopping as required.

See an overview of planned track closures for the next six months.

See the latest status updates on London Overground, DLR, TfL Rail and Trams, including a map of closures and information about rail replacement buses.
   
Buses and roads

Bus and road users may be affected by the following changes this weekend. We expect to run a good service, but buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

Car Free Day - World Car Free Day takes place on Sunday 22 September with more than 20km of roads closed in and around the City of London, Southwark and Tower Hamlets. Additionally, London Bridge and Tower Bridge will be closed to general traffic and delays are expected.

For journeys across London, avoid central London where possible and use alternative routes such as the A406 or the A205. To get around central London or reach the event, customers should walk, cycle or use public transport as these are likely to be the quickest and easiest ways to travel. Buses will be running across London Bridge to help people reach the event and there are nine Tube stations nearby. Visit our travel advice page for more information.

Westminster Bridge - Until 05:00 on Saturday 9 November, Westminster Bridge will be closed to westbound traffic and Bridge Street will be closed in both directions. During these works, licensed taxis, buses and cyclists will continue to have access to the bridge westbound. Delays are expected on the approaches to Westminster Bridge, Parliament Square and the surrounding area.

Using Vauxhall Bridge and the Inner Ring Road south of the river may mean a quicker journey for trips across London. Disruption in and around Parliament Square can be a regular occurrence due to planned works, events or protests. Please consider alternatives to driving for local journeys if possible. Please visit our travel advice page for more information.

Gallows Corner - Until tomorrow, Friday 23, and then from Bank Holiday Monday 26 until Friday 30 August, Gallows Corner Flyover will be closed between 09:30 and 20:00 each day for essential restructuring and maintenance works. Signed diversions will be in place.

London Bridge - From Friday 23 until Bank Holiday Monday 26 August, Tooley Street will be closed westbound between Tower Bridge Road and Tanner Street. Buses and taxis will be on diversion. General traffic is unable to use Tooley Street westbound at this location. Additionally, Tower Bridge will be reduced to one lane southbound for all traffic outside the bridge.

Diversion routes and the surrounding area will be extremely busy and delays are expected, so please allow more time for your journey or consider using alternative transport, such as Tube or Rail. This is while we carry out work to construct a segregated cycleway along Tooley Street and Jamaica Road. Please see our Cycleway 4 page for more information.

City of London - From 20:00 on Friday 23 August until Sunday 1 September, the A10 Northern Folgate / Bishopsgate will be closed southbound between Commercial Street and Camomile Street, and northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane. Provision for cyclists will be maintained in both directions. The official diversion route will be signed along Commercial Street and Leman Street. Delays are expected, so plan ahead and leave more time for your journey. Use alternative routes if necessary. This is due to essential UKPN works, with various other works taking place at the same time.

Notting Hill - Over the bank holiday weekend, restrictions and road closures will be in place for Notting Hill Carnival. From tomorrow, Friday 23 until Wednesday 28 August, there will be various restrictions every night from 21:00 until 02:30 to build and remove barriers.

From 12:00 until 23:59 on Saturday 24 August, there will be various road closures in the Notting Hill area, including Kensal Road between Ladbroke Grove and Golborne Road, and on Southern Row between Ladbroke Grove and Golborne Road. Please use alternative routes.

From 06:00 until 23:59 on Sunday 25, and from 06:00 on Bank Holiday Monday 26 until 06:00 on Tuesday 27 August, there will be extensive road closures in the Notting Hill area, from Harrow Road in the north, Notting Hill Gate in the south, North Pole Road in the west and Queensway in the east. Increased traffic levels and delays are expected in the area, including A5 Edgware Road, Harrow Road, Holland Park Avenue, Notting Hill Gate and Bayswater Road. Traffic is likely to be slow moving, so use alternative routes where possible.

Croydon - From tomorrow, Friday 23 August, until Sunday 1 September, there will be some temporary changes to buses while we upgrade tracks, roads and bridges in the Croydon area. Local buses will be on diversion due to road closures:
  • Routes 119, 194 and 198 will not serve Addiscombe Road in either direction. Instead, they will divert via Shirley Road, Lower Addiscombe Road and Cherry Orchard Road
  • Route 466 will not serve Shirley Hills Road, Upper Shirley Road or Addiscombe Road. Instead it will divert via Coombe Lane, Coombe Road and Park Hill Road
We will increase the number of buses on busy routes.

Burdett Road - From 08:00 on Saturday 24 August until 17:00 on Sunday 8 September, Burdett Road will have a four-way temporary traffic signal system in use. There will be no right-turn into St Paul's Way, but there will be a signed diversion. This is due to cabling works. These works will also take place the following weekend.

Clapham Common - On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August, a music festival will take place on Clapham Common, from 11:00 until 23:00 each day. Nightingale Lane will be closed during the festival. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Rookery Road between Clapham Common South Side and Long Road, and also on The Avenue near Nightingale Walk to help with crowd control. Large crowds are expected in the area, including Clapham Common South station and the A205.

Twickenham Stadium - From 14:00 until 17:30, Twickenham Rugby Stadium will be hosting the Quilter International rugby match between England and Ireland, with kick off at 15:00. Large crowds and increased traffic levels are expected in the Twickenham area before and after the game. Roads likely to be affected include the A316 Chertsey Road, and all roads leading to Twickenham Stadium and around the stadium. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the game to help with crowd control.

Wembley Stadium - From 15:00 until 17:00 on Saturday 24 August, Wembley Stadium will be hosting the Coral Challenge Cup Final rugby match between St Helens and Warrington Wolves, with kick off at 15:00. Large crowds and increased traffic levels are expected before and after the game. Roads likely to be affected include the A406, A1, A40, Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads around the stadium.

Strand - From 21:00 on Wednesday 28 August until 05:00 the following morning, Strand will be closed eastbound between Bedford Street and Aldwych. This is due to Morrison utility works.

A40 at Acton - Between 22:00 and 05:00 on Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August, as well as from Monday 2 until Thursday 5 September, the A40 will be reduced to one lane westbound near Savoy Circus. This is to prepare for the next stage of works to build walking and cycling improvements between Acton and Wood Lane.

From 06:00 on Monday 2 until 23:59 on Sunday 22 September, Bloemfontein Road will be closed at the junction of the A40 and bus route 283 to Hammersmith will be on diversion. Drivers should expect delays while travelling westbound during afternoon peak periods (weekdays 14:00 to 18:00). One of the best ways to make journeys to and from the area will be by Tube. For more information, visit our travel advice page.

Check whether your bus is affected.

See the latest status updates on road travel.
  
Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend due to Notting Hill Carnival:
  • All Saint's Church
  • Blenheim Crescent
  • Chepstow Villas
  • Hereford Road
  • Lansdowne Walk
  • Ladbroke Grove Central
  • Notting Hill Gate Station
  • Pembridge Villas
  • St Marks Road
  • Turquoise Island
  • All Saint's Road
  • Westbourne Park Road
  • Black Lion Gate
Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability.
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