London Overground celebrates its 10th anniversary

London Overground is celebrating 10 years of service on Saturday 11 November 2017. Since its launch in 2007, London Overground has provided a vital transport link for millions of Londoners, creating an orbital route around inner London and serving 23 of London’s boroughs and southern Hertfordshire.

To celebrate the 10 year milestone, we’ve produced this ‘Out and about on the London Overground’ graphic. It showcases a range of sights and attractions that you may not know are easily reached by the Overground, such as Crystal Palace Park, The Warner Bros. Studio Tour near to Watford Junction and The V & A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. If you know any great places to visit by Overground that we’ve missed here, let us know in the comments section. 

Out and About on the London Overground – find great days out all over London that are within easy reach of Overground stations. *Design by Rob Durkin

Half term fun with Thunderbirds Are Go

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Thunderbirds Are Go on the Emirates Air Line cable car

Don’t miss the chance to bag a free gift and meet Virgil from Thunderbirds Are Go on the cable car this half term.

Thunderbirds have taken over the Emirates Air Line with Tracy island-themed cabins, clips from the show played during the flight and models of Thunderbird 1 and Thunderbird 2 at the terminals to celebrate new episodes of the show on CITV.

From 21 to 29 October, children will get a free cap as well as the chance to meet Virgil from the show. Giveaways are on a first come first served basis.

Ada Lovelace scavenger hunt and competition update

It was Ada Lovelace Day on Tuesday October 10, and all this week we’ve been celebrating the pioneering computer scientist with a scavenger hunt that focuses on monuments to trailblazing women across London. You still have until Sunday to get out there and snap some pictures on the scavenger hunt – you may even win a prize.

Full details of the scavenger hunt and competition are on this week’s earlier post. Here’s an update on how #FindingAda has gone so far – make sure you get involved!

Historic England announced the search for Ada and other amazing women on Tuesday morning:

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Catherine was quick to track down and post a picture of the Emmeline Pankhurst statue:

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Kathryn managed to find the big one! The house where Ada Lovelace lived:

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Azelea was one of many people happy to see our Finding Ada hunt – now get out there yourself and get snapping!

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Ada Lovelace Day 2017 scavenger hunt and competition

We’re celebrating the first female computer scientist in honour of our growing position in the Tech and Data industries. You can get involved by participating in our scavenger hunt and entering our competition. Did you know that Transport for London is a major player not just in transport, but also in many careers that stem (pardon the pun) from Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) backgrounds.

This year, we’re celebrating the T in STEM on Ada Lovelace Day. On 10 October, join in as we celebrate the women behind the scenes in technology. Hosted by the TfL Women in Technology group (a community affiliated with the TfL Women’s Network), it will be a jam-packed day of events, with a scavenger hunt and competition.

Ada Lovelace Day

Win tickets to The Box of Delights

This competition closed on Sunday 10 September.

To enter our new #DLR30 competition, just email the name of your favourite Christmas show (theatre, film or TV) to competitions@tfl.gov.uk by 23:59 Sunday.

We know it’s a bit early to start thinking about the festive season, but this one’s special. We’ve got a pair of tickets to see The Box of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall (during the dates 1 – 6 December 2017).

See an amazing new adaptation of John Masefield’s classic children’s tale in the world’s oldest surviving grand music hall.

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Win a Meantime Brewery tour

This competition closed on Sunday 3 September.

Just send an email telling us the best tour you’ve ever been on to competitions@tfl.gov.uk  (in no more than 15 words).

Enjoy a no-holds barred, top-rated tour of Meantime’s award-winning brewery, including a tutored tasting of some of their modern craft beers. You’ll be in the company of expert guides who know the secrets of brewing beer that’s full of flavour.

Meantime Craftsmen Project: Brewery Extras © Mikael Buck

DLR30 competition – win lunch at Rum and Sugar

This competition closed on Friday 25 August.

To celebrate the DLR’s 30th Anniversary we are giving away some great competition prizes, to help you explore great things to do in East London.

Win a free lunch at Rum and Sugar, the Museum of London Docklands restaurant

DLR30 competition – win a fun-packed day out in Greenwich

This competition closed on Sunday 20 August 2017.

We have a top day out in Greenwich for 2 people to give away, taking in the Cutty Sark, The Royal Observatory and a meal for 2 at the Rivington Greenwich. To enter, just email the name of your favourite boat or ship from any period of history to: competitions@Tfl.gov.uk (Boaty McBoatface is not admissible).

Competition closes 23:59 on Sunday 20 August.

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