Know London Walking – The ultimate urban navigational challenge

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Legible London wayfinding system, we’ve partnered with British Orienteering (who, coincidentally, are 50 years old this year) to bring you Know London Walking – the ultimate urban navigational challenge!

If you think you know London’s best shortcuts and hidden secrets, now’s the time to prove it. Or if you just want a bit of fun on a sunny August weekend, that’s fine too.

The aim of the game is to visit as many Legible London locations as possible. For those of you who don’t know, Legible London signs look like this.

Why we love our cargo bike

I love cycling. I’d commuted to work for over 7 years in London before I had children and I loved the freedom and flexibility it gave me. Having children was joyous, but it was a big change – prams, napping and the safety of something so small meant cycling was on hold for a bit. However, once my daughter got bigger and more robust I was happy to gain a second hand wee-rider seat and start going places again. We did it, and it was fun!

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Win a Family River Roamer ticket

This competition closed on Sunday July 30 2017.

All you have to do is email: competitions@tfl.gov.uk and tell us why you love the Thames in 30 words or fewer.

Enjoy a lazy day on the river or hop on and off at some of London’s most famous attractions. Pop into a market or café for lunch, and maybe try to clock up some of our 30 things to do via the DLR (many of which are accessible from the Thames).

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Short and scenic routes – The Wandle Trail

Next in our series of scenic cycle rides is the lovely Wandle Trail in South West London.

We rode a 7 mile section of this route between Earlsfield and Hackbridge. There are train stations at each end so it’s easy to reach with your bike if you’re coming from somewhere else. The whole trail is 12 miles if you’re feeling energetic!

Win tickets for BRICKLIVE London 2017

This competition closed on Wednesday 19 July.

For a chance of winning, email your name and address to metrocompetitions@tfl.gov.uk by 8pm tonight (Wednesday 19 July).

ExCeL is one of the many venues served by the DLR, and we have tickets to give away for a group of four people to visit its LEGO’s BRICKLIVE event next week (Thursday 27 July to Sunday 30 July).

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BRICKLIVE is the UK’s biggest celebration of LEGO. Built by LEGO fans for LEGO fans, it’s an opportunity to see the world’s best LEGO builders in action, catch up with the very latest LEGO sets (and rare vintage sets) and, of course, play with millions of LEGO bricks.

TfL competition rules are here.

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The DLR is 30 this year

This month, the DLR turns 30. Regarded as a novelty when it was first opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1987, the driverless light railway has had front seat views of the changing landscape in east London. Today, the area is a vibrant, thriving part of London packed with well-known attractions and hidden gems.

To mark the 30th anniversary and to help you explore and discover the Docklands and east London, TfL has launched Destination DLR – 30 things to do via the Docklands Light Railway.

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Destination DLR: 30 fabulous things you can do via the DLR

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’ve created a list of amazing things you can do via the DLR.

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Drive the DLR

DLR station: any

Be a train driver for the day on the driverless Docklands Light Railway. Grab the front seat and enjoy the view. While you’re at it, tweet us a picture @londondlr #DLR30

Discover Canary Wharf

DLR station: Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf isn’t just offices and shops. Discover music, film, theatre, dance and more, alongside one of the UK’s largest collections of public art.