Paddington’s Pop-Up London

This is a guest post by Lisa Robinson from visitlondon.com, the official city guide to London, with everything you need to know about visiting Paddington’s Pop-Up London.

Grab a marmalade sandwich and search for the world’s most-loved bear during Paddington’s Pop-Up London. In celebration of the release of the Paddington 2 movie, which is in UK cinemas now, five pop-up book installations featuring Paddington can be found at iconic locations across London until 3 December.

Plan a fun-filled day out in the capital with our itinerary for exploring Paddington’s Pop-Up London.

Buckingham Palace Pop-Up Book at Paddington Station

Buckingham Palace Pop-Up Book at Paddington Station

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

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.

TFL staff Walk the Line for health

This is a guest post by Rachel Clark, Health Promotion Manager at World Cancer Research Fund UK.

World Cancer Research Fund UK set TfL staff a challenge to walk the equivalent of the Central Line.

In today’s workplace many of us are becoming more and more sedentary, often sitting for hours at a time. Unfortunately, this inactivity can have serious health implications. According to a Lancet report, physical inactivity is responsible for 17 per cent of premature deaths in the UK every year and shortens a person’s lifespan by three to five years. World Cancer Research Fund’s evidence has also found that being physically active can decrease the risk of a number of different cancers.