The Natural History Museum in South Kensington is to swap their entrance hall's Diplodocus skeleton for the bones of a blue whale. The change in Hintze Hall won't be completed until 2017 and comes as "part of a larger plan to show new specimens in the space" say the museum.

Foreign Tourists

Who spent a record £3.56 billion in London last summer according to the Office of National Statistics. Tourism spend from July to September 2014 was up three per cent on the same period in the previous year.

Charlie Hebdo

The 'survivors' edition has gone on sale at selected outlets in London. Only a limited stock has been imported and some shops such as the French Bookshop in South Kensington will only get their batch on Friday. The magazine is expected to sell out fast and some early copies have found their way onto ebay with one listing already exceeding £1,500.

Bus Passengers

A rare sight today as bus drivers stage a 24 hour strike in support of pay and conditions equality.

All 8,615,000 of us

The capital's population is heading for that record figure last seen way back in 1939. We could be hitting 10 million by the 2030s say some forecasts.

Bus Drivers

Thousands of London bus drivers are set to stage a one day strike on 13 January 2015. Their Unite union is campaigning for equal pay and conditions across the capital instead of the 80 diverse terms currently in place with a variety of employers including Arriva and Stagecoach.

Cereal Killer Cafe

Serving 120 different varieties of the crunchy breakfast fare, CKC which has opened in Shoreditch is the UK's first cereal eatery specialist.

Vanessa Feltz

Congratulations to @vanessafeltz, the @BBCLondon949 presenter, who is to be inducted into The Radio Academy Hall of Fame.


Our capital has been brought to life by a collection of maps showing a diversity of data such as ethnicity, football support and lost property.

Longer Trains

An extra carriage has been introduced from today on the busiest sections of the London Overgound network. The addition of a fifth carriage means capacity is boosted by 25 per cent thanks to TFL's £320 million upgrade to rolling stock and stations.

Foreign Passports

Foreign Passports - 1.7 million Londoners hold them with Poles, Irish and Indian cockneys leading the way.

Ed Sheeran

The Thinking Out Loud singer says he spent two years homeless before finding fame and one of his favourite spots was next to Buckingham Palace. 'There was an arch outside that has a heating duct and I spent a couple of nights there,' he said.


Music, dance, food and Ayurvedic massage are some of the treats in store on Trafalgar Square this Sunday (12.10.14), for the annual Festival of Lights. Free entry.

Keira Knightley

Grateful to The Imitation Game co-star Benedict Cumberbatch and his umbrella last night, as the pair attended the rain-soaked opening of the London Film Festival at the Odeon, Leicester Square.

Mobile Phones

190,000 of them are left in the back of London taxis every year, a new survey calculates, and a third of cabbies admit to taking a peak at what secrets the phones hold, possibly to trash the Uber apps.