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World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

World’s first pure electric double decker bus to hit London streets soon

By 29 June 2015

London is set to be the first place in the world to get a pure electric double decker bus, from this October. The announcement was made as part of the world-first Clean Bus Summit. On top of the electric double decker the Mayor of London also committed,... >>

London police to have more cameras worn than any other force in the world

London police to have more cameras worn than any other force in the world

By 3 June 2015

London Metropolitan Police is about to become the police force with most officers wearing cameras, in the world. Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced that London police will be given around 20,000 cameras to be worn by officers. The cameras have... >>

London buses get tech to show you what top deck seats are available before you head upstairs

London buses get tech to show you what top deck seats are available before you head upstairs

By 8 April 2015

London is due to get even more tech crammed into its every growing fleet of more futuristic buses, with top-deck seat indicators arriving on more services. TFL has announced that the top-deck seat availability gadgets tested on two buses since last August... >>

London Formula E track revealed for two races in Battersea Park

London Formula E track revealed for two races in Battersea Park

By 20 February 2015

The first all electric Formula E race in London has had its track unveiled today for two races in Battersea Park. The London stage of the Formula E world tour is set to take place on the 27 and 28 June this year. That will comprise two races for rounds... >>

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

Virgin Media free Wi-Fi now available in 150 London Tube stations, including Richmond and Wimbledon

By 3 November 2014

Free Wi-Fi is now available in 150 London Underground stations after a further six were added to the network. With 270 Tube stations in the capital in total, that still leaves some way to go before the entire system is covered, but passengers in Wimbledon... >>

1,000 public places in UK cities to get free Wi-Fi

1,000 public places in UK cities to get free Wi-Fi

By 31 October 2014

The government has announced that 1,000 public buildings across London and other major UK cities will become Wi-Fi hotspots, offering free internet connection to all in the vicinity. Libraries, museums, civic centres, transport hubs, sporting complexes... >>

Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

Give a penny to charity every time you use NFC to pay for travel in London

By 29 October 2014

Barclaycard and the Mayor of London have launched an initiative whereby you can donate a penny to London charities every time you use your contactless payment card on the capital's transport services. Penny for London is possible thanks to Barclaycard's... >>

London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

London’s hybrid buses to wirelessly recharge at stops

By 27 August 2014

Hybrid London buses that use batteries and a motor will now start recharging at stops, wirelessly. The inductive charge should mean the engine won't need to be used as much, or at all. The inductive charging, built into the bus stops, will be trialled... >>

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

Uber lets you order an ice cream van to your location all day Friday 18 July

By 17 July 2014

Friday 18 July is set to be the hottest day of the summer in England. Fear not, Uber is offering ice cream on demand in over 144 cities in 38 countries. If the heat is getting too much reach for your Uber app and you can beckon an ice cream van. As a... >>

Fly like Peter Pan over London Town with the Google Maps 3D update

Fly like Peter Pan over London Town with the Google Maps 3D update

By 17 July 2014

Google has painstakingly rendered much of London in 3D for its Maps service, giving you the option to explore the capital in ways you may never have before. Using the 43-degree angled satellite imagery, Google has crafted a 3D model of London for both... >>