Thursday 31 March 2022

Transport for London - Weekend travel advice


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Weekend travel information

If you are out and about this weekend, please note that there are planned closures taking place on certain parts of the network. 

We strongly encourage customers to wear face coverings on our services and stations unless exempt.

Our enhanced cleaning regime continues to make the network cleaner than ever, with more than 1,100 hand sanitisers installed across the network and at least 200 UV light devices continually sanitising escalator handrails.

The information in this email could possibly change, so please check before you travel or use the TfL Go app to plan your journey. 

London Underground


Tube strikes — until Sunday 19 June

There is planned strike action every Friday and Saturday night on the Central and Victoria lines between 20:30 and 04:29 the following morning until Sunday 19 June. Normal services are expected on the Victoria line, while we expect the Central line to run a regular service through central London, with at least two trains per hour.

For full information on these strikes, please visit our website.


Metropolitan line

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April

No service between Northwood and Amersham, Chesham or Watford

Rail replacement bus services will run.


Northern line

Until mid-May 2022

No service between Kennington and Moorgate

During this time, many stations and lines in central London will be much busier and you may have to make changes to the way you travel. Visit our website for more information.


Piccadilly line

Until spring 2022

Piccadilly trains will not stop at South Kensington

The Circle and District lines will continue to stop and the station will remain open.  Find out more  information and travel advice.

London Overground

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April

No service between Gospel Oak and Stratford

Use local or rail replacement bus services.

No service between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction (including Night Overground service)

Use local bus route 30 or the rail replacement bus service. During Night Overground hours, use Night bus route N277.

No service between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction

A rail replacement bus service will run.

Sunday 3 April

No service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction until 09:30

Use local bus routes.

No service between South Tottenham and Barking until 14:30

Use alternative Tube, London Overground services, local bus routes or the rail replacement bus service.

Services between Liverpool Street and Chingford will not stop at Bethnal Green until 22:45

Use Enfield Town or Cheshunt trains, which will continue to call at Bethnal Green.

Monday 4 until Thursday 7 April

No service between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45 each night

Use alternative Tube, local or rail replacement bus services.

TfL Rail

Saturday 2 April

Reduced service between Paddington and Heathrow Terminals 2&3 after 22:15

Trains will not call at Acton Main Line, Hanwell and West Ealing. Use local bus routes.

Sunday 3 April

No TfL Rail, Heathrow Express or Great Western Railway services between Paddington and Heathrow T5 until 06:30, and between Paddington and Ealing Broadway until 08:00

Use alternative Tube services or local bus routes.

London Trams 

Monday 4 until Wednesday 13 April

No service between Wimbledon and Therapia Lane
A tram replacement bus service will run between Wimbledon and Waddon Marsh, calling at Morden Road, Belgrave Walk, and all stops to Therapia Lane.

Buses and roads


Bus journeys will 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.


Saturday 2 April

Twickenham Stadium

The Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity rugby match will be taking place this Saturday. Kick off is at 12:00. Large crowds and heavy traffic is expected.

Sunday 3 April

London Landmarks Half Marathon

The marathon will be taking place this Sunday. Road closures will be enforced from 07:00 until 17:00 in central London. Large crowds and heavy traffic is expected.

Boat Race 2022

The Boat Race 2022 will be taking place on the River Thames between Putney Bridge and Chiswick Bridge. The main event will take place between 14:23 and 15:23. Large crowds and heavy traffic is expected.

Wembley Stadium

The Papa John's Trophy Final football match between Rotherham and Sutton United will take place this Sunday. Kick off is at 15:00. Large crowds and heavy traffic is expected.

Friday 1 April until summer 2022

A41 Edgware Way

From 1 April until summer 2022, we will be undertaking repair works on the A41 Edgware Way bridge over the M1, next to Apex Corner.

This will involve closures in alternating directions on the A41 and lane closures on the M1. Buses in the area will be affected with delays, bus stop closures and some routes on diversion. Plan ahead and leave more time for your journey.

Visit our website for more information.

Until June 2022

Until June 2022, weekend closures of the A40 Westway will change to affect westbound traffic while we carry out essential maintenance work. Plan ahead and check before you travel. For more details, visit our A40 Westway travel advice page

Santander Cycles


The following docking stations are suspended this weekend:


Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 April

Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea

Harrington Square 2, Camden Town

Prince Consort Road, Knightsbridge

Rossmore Road, Marylebone

Seymour Place, Marylebone

Sunday 3 April

Chancery Lane, Westminster

Queen Street 1 & 2, City of London

Newgate Street, City of London

Find out how to hire a Santander Cycle.

See the latest update on docking station availability

Wednesday 30 March 2022

GET INTO A SUSTAINABLE SPIRIT THIS SPRING! Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka is made like no other vodka on planet earth and is certified carbon neutral from day one

 If you’re after a smooth, clean, and crisp drink with a fully sustainable ethos, this new vodka is for you.


Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka is made at Ellers Farm Distillery and is certified carbon neutral since day one!  Dutch Barn’s ethos is simple: to make the best vodka in the world by being the best vodka for the world.


Dutch Barn is made like no other vodka in the world by Master Distiller Jamie Baggot.  Dutch Barn is tasted every 20 minutes as it evolves from British apples, balanced with a touch of potato spirit until it develops into a crisp, clean, and exceptionally smooth vodka at 40% ABV.

Speaking of the launch, Jamie Baggot, Master Distiller at Ellers Farm Distillery, said:

Speaking about Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka’s launch, Ellers Farm Distillery’s Head of Sustainability, Tabatha Hurst, said:

“I am very excited to see Dutch Barn come to life, truly demonstrating our efforts to minimise our environmental impact wherever while giving people an eco-spirit they can truly enjoy – finding the perfect balance between people, profit and planet.”

Pending B Corp® status has already been secured, so it’s safe to say the team is dedicated to their sustainability ethos.  Furthering the B-Corp ambitions of Ellers Farm Distillery, Dutch Barn comes in a unique locally sourced brown glass bottle which not only protects the vodka better but is also made of up to 60% recycled glass - whereas the UK average for clear glass, the usual choice of vodkas, is a mere 38%.

To celebrate the launch, Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka is encouraging us to join their tribe – and for everyone who does, they’ll plant a tree through their partnership with Ecologi.

Keep your eyes peeled, as it is set to launch in certain major retailers and on Amazon from the week commencing 21 March at RRP £29.  When it does, why not try out the Orchid Bliss cocktail? Full of refreshing, fruity flavours, Orchid Bliss is the perfect summer drink!

Orchard Bliss

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·        40ml Dutch Barn Orchard Vodka

·        20ml Small Batch Spirits Elderflower & Elderberry Liqueur

·        15ml Squeezed Lemon Juice

·        Top with Cloudy Apple Juice

·        Garnish with Apple & Sprig of Mint






·        In a shaker, combine the vodka, liqueur & lemon juice.

·        Shake. Pour over crushed ice.Top with the apple juice.

·        Garnish. Enjoy!


To find out more about Dutch Barn Vodka, please visit and follow @dutchbarnvodka.



  • This Easter, popular gaming event Power UP returns to the Science Museum for its fifth incarnation; 
  • Gamers will discover how video games have evolved and can get hands-on with Mario KartPac-ManGuitar Hero and other arcade classics; 
  • Relaxed morning and adult-only evening sessions also announced.

Power UP 
Saturday 2 – Tuesday 19 April 2022
Ticketed, prices from £8

This spring visitors will once again be able to get hands-on with some of the very best video games, computers and consoles at the Science Museum as the interactive gaming extravaganza, Power UP, returns.

With over 160 consoles and hundreds of games, visitors of all ages and all levels of experience will be able to go on an immersive journey through the history of gaming. Power UP will explore the evolution of the console allowing visitors to try out early pioneering video consoles like Binatone or Atari 2600 or turn their hand to some of the latest in gaming technology with PlayStation and Xbox.

The fifth iteration of Power UP coincides with the 30th anniversary of Mario Kart. Visitors will be able to take on friends, family and strangers in this iconic game across a huge range of consoles, from SNES to Wii. Visitors can also revel in nostalgia with retro arcade classics Pong and Pac-Man, rock out on Guitar Hero or tackle a virtual reality mission with Astro Bot and floss it out on Fortnite.

Alistair Otto, Associate Commercial Director at the Science Museum Group, said: ‘This year iconic arcade game Pong turns fifty and at Power UP visitors will get to discover in a hands-on way how video games have evolved over the following decades. Video games are a captivating combination of storytelling, technological advancement and thrill-seeking; this interactive experience offers visitors of all ages an opportunity to discover the possibilities of gaming technology, the evolution of game design but most importantly have fun!’

Adult-only evening sessions will take place on Wednesday 6, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April and are the perfect opportunity to grab a drink and battle it out in the ultimate Halo showdown. 

This year will also see the return of Gaming Lates on Wednesday 27 April. This special edition of the Science Museum’s popular adult-only Lates event will feature talks, workshops and activities exploring the science of gaming. While Early Birds, the sensory-friendly, relaxed morning sessions, will take place on Saturday 16 April, open for families with children who benefit from a quieter environment to enjoy Power UP. More details for both of these events will be announced in due course.

Tickets to Power UP are on sale now.




Power UP
Saturday 2 – Tuesday 19 April 2022
Science Museum, London

Tickets are £10 for adults, £9 for seniors, £8 for concessions and children. Single tickets, half-day passes, and family passes available.
Power UP is recommended for ages 5+, and all gamers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Adult-only evening sessions (18+)
Wednesday 6 April, 19.00-22.00
Tuesday 12 April, 19.00-22.00
Wednesday 13 April, 19.00-22.00

Price: £14

Early Bird sessions
Saturday 16 April, 08.00-10.00
Price: £5

For more information, please contact the Press Office on 020 7942 4886. 


The Science Museum is part of the Science Museum Group, the world’s leading group of science museums that share a world-class collection providing an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical achievements from across the globe. Over the last century the Science Museum, the home of human ingenuity, has grown in scale and scope, inspiring visitors with exhibitions covering topics as diverse as robots, code-breaking, cosmonauts and superbugs. 2020 marked a decade of transformation for the museum with the opening of the largest medical galleries in the world – Medicine: The Wellcome Galleries and Science City 1550-1800: The Linbury Gallery – the story of how London became a hub of discovery during 1550-1800. The Science Museum was named a winner of the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year prize for 2020. Twitter: @sciencemuseum 


Discover South Kensington brings together the Science Museum and other leading cultural and educational organisations to promote innovation and learning. South Kensington is the home of science, arts and inspiration. Discovery is at the core of what happens here and there is so much to explore every day.



Expect a feast for the eyes and stomach, as Holborn’s unique, luxury Indian dining concept Colonel Saab launches its Art and Food Pairing Experience on 24 May.

Colonel Saab's founder, Roop Partap Choudhary will personally take diners on a culinary journey across India, with a nine-course tasting menu of dishes and carefully paired and curated art collected by the award-winning entrepreneur and his family across the continent and lovingly brought to London. Roop’s father, Colonel Manbeer was given the honorific name Colonel Saab - shared by the restaurant - and the extensive menu is inspired by places he was stationed in the army, from local lunches in the tents of Rajasthan to British-inspired Indian breakfasts in the Officer’s Mess and stunning banquets hosted by Indian nobility and Maharajas The art-festooned restaurant was meticulously crafted as a love letter to Roop's family and India, with a treasure trove of eclectic and museum-worthy Indian art and artefacts collected by his family on their travels.

Roop spent a year retracing his father’s footsteps across India by train, bus and car with Indian food royalty, Karen Anand (Dishoom) to curate contemporary twists on dishes passed down through the generations of people they met, with many regional specialities appearing for the first time on a London menu.Roop spent a year retracing his father’s footsteps across India by train, bus and car with Indian food royalty, Karen Anand (Dishoom) to curate contemporary twists on dishes passed down through the generations of people they met, with many regional specialities appearing for the first time on a London menu.

And for this event, Roop and his team pair extraordinary art including 17th and 19th Century Tanjore paintings, the Maharaja of Patiala’s Asprey drinks bar, pure silver Gujarat temple doors and a canopy of ornate chandeliers from Firozabad with dishes which tell the stories of those regions and people.

The multi-sensory experience of India will also incorporate drinks. A Masala Dabba - or spice box - of artisanal gins, whiskies and rums based on Indian botanicals has been created with the Diageo mixology team, along with innovative

cocktails by celebrated mixologist Antony Bertin, designed to complement the food and named after Choudhary's family members. Roop said: “We are passionate about food, art and India so this event combines all three and brings them to life, in a multisensory experience which will take you across the vast continent and its diverse and beautiful sights, tastes and fragrances, showing the powerful roles food and art plays in India."

The nine-course menu costs £150 per person and includes progressive and exciting dishes, from Pulled Charcoal Lamb with Jeera Aloo and Biryani to Chicken Chettinad with Malabar Paratha and Chocolate Silk Cake, Thandai Crumble, Candy Floss and fresh berries. The vegetarian menu includes Gutti Vankaya, Andhra-style Eggplant Curry and Cauliflower 65, South Indian curd rice with fruit sorbet. Each mouthful will bring the continent and its rich history to life, with fascinating stories and insight about the carefully paired art and artefacts, from a stunning, carved temple door from South India, to handwoven Persian carpets and precious decanters and crockery from the palace of the Maharaja of Faridkot. 

The modern Indian restaurant has made its home in the elegant, former Holborn Town Hall, continuing his family's proud legacy of hospitality that spans more than three decades, celebrating the vibrant and diverse culture of India’s food and history with humility, elegance and originality. 

British crime thriller The Bezonians starring Vinnie Jones and Marina Sirtis



British crime thriller The Bezonians starring Vinnie Jones and Marina Sirtis set for UK release from 2nd May
Available from Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download from 2nd May 
From the creator of Smoking GunsOriginal Gangster and Red Rage comes Savvas D. Michael's latest crime thriller, The Bezonians. The film will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from 2nd May. 
The film stars ex-footballer and film hard-man Vinnie Jones (Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels / Snatch), alongside Marina Sirtis (Star Trek), Lois Brabin-Platt (Bull) and Andreas Karras (Smoking Guns) with Director Savvas D. Michael also starring. 

Plato runs the Bezonians Social Club in North London, where generations of Greek immigrants have gambled away their savings and partied over the decades. When Plato (Karras) makes the mistake of playing poker with devious bombshell Lola (Brabin-Platt), the fate of the club—as well as his very life—is threatened. Only the suave Achilles (Michael), bruiser Costas (Peter Polycarpou), hardhead Buster (Nicky B), wily Mike (Chris Tummings) and sweet Anthony (Jamie Crew) will stand by Plato as he faces an intimidating threat from Lola's boyfriend—the consciousless Willard Greb (Jones).
Commenting on the release, Saints and Savages' CEO, John Pavlakos said "We're very proud of The Bezonians, which has won and number of awards around the world. Vinnie Jones is a master of the genre and we were delighted to have him on board for the film. I believe it's our best work to date and we can't wait for audiences to see it!"
The Bezonians will be available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download from 2nd May