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 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

Know London Walking: The results

On Saturday some of you took part in our Know London Walking challenge, navigating around London to find Legible London signs and scan as many QR codes as possible. As is to be expected in England, we had a little bit of rain, but we still had plenty of entries from a huge variety of people aged 9 to 66 – well done to everyone who took part!

Thanks to everyone who took part on Saturday – see the leaderboard below for final positions.

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.

Explore art all over town with the Summer Art Map

One of the great things about London is that art pops up in all kinds of places. To celebrate this, and to help you find some of the best bits, take a look at the Summer Art Map.

The map brings together over 40 public artworks from across the city, including 5 commissions from Art on the Underground – TfL’s contemporary arts programme. They’re all pretty great, but here are just a few of the highlights, and how to find them.

Photograph by Thierry Bal

Art Night takes over east London from dusk till dawn

On July 1 Art Night, a free contemporary arts festival, takes over east London from dusk till dawn.

Art Night invites you to explore the culture and identity of the East End through a mix of dance, live music, installations, sculpture, meditation, workshops and tours. Experience the weird and wonderful, one-night-only, commissions by internationally renowned and local artists. And it’s all within walking distance of many Night Tube stations.

The Women’s Tour visits London for the first time

On Sunday June 11th London hosted Stage 5 of the Women’s Tour, as the UK’s leading women’s cycling race visited the capital for the first time. The route started and finished at Regent Street St James and took in some famous sights along the way, as the riders passed through Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. This post shows some of the day’s highlights. 

🚲 If you’re interested in cycling in London, find out more about the support available to hone your skills and build your confidence by visiting the Cycling section of our website. 🚲

Photo Highlights

London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner Will Norman joins 9-year old Tom, winner of the Design a Flag Competition, to get the race underway!