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

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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Car-free day a great success

Friday 22 September was World Car Free day and schools, parents, pupils and teachers in London took part in a special car-free day as part of Transport for London’s STARS scheme. STARS (Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe) is TfL’s flagship schools scheme, engaging young Londoners to travel actively and safely.

These pupils are Junior Travel Ambassadors at Alexander McLeod Primary School, Greenwich

Explore Southwark Park – through your senses!

This is a guest post by Caroline Clipson, who coordinates the Southwark Dementia Action Alliance, working with Alzheimer’s Society and local organisations to make the borough dementia-friendly. She’s teaming up with TfL, Walk London and Cool Tan Arts to create this sensory walk in Southwark Park for people affected by the condition.

Caroline has helped create a special sensory walk for people living with dementia and their loved ones

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

Making a monster bike

Summer holidays can feel like they go on forever and, towards the end of it, the days just seem to repeat themselves. So, after being strapped in a pram for weeks, endless play dough sessions, never-ending rolling around in blankets, curtains and laundry and working nightshifts building things with bricks, my son had just had enough. Was there nothing better to do?

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