London Travel News 10/09/2010
London bike hire scheme notches up one million journeys
Mayor Johnson's costly (and criticized) plan to get Londoners and tourists on blue rental bikes has proved a smashing success in only 10 weeks.
Art must-sees: October
Gaugin's just arrived at the Tate Modern, but if you want a cultural day trip from the city, visit sculpture, painting and photography openings in Essex, Brighton and more.
The New Savoy is a Gem on the Thames
The newly-refurbished Savoy, now a Fairmont property, will re-open in style on 10.10.10 — October 10, 2010.
Games site renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Proving that if you live long enough, eventually you'll get something splashy named after you, London mayor Boris Johnson has decreed the new Stratford site a "fitting tribute" to the Queen.
Eurostar unveils £700m train deal
Thanks to a German company, it looks like bigger, faster Eurostar trains are on their way to the Chunnel — at a staggering 300 km/h.
Hop-on hop-off waterbuses for Olympic Park visitors
A public waterbus serving the Olympic Park in east London will be launched by next spring. The service will operate on the River Lee between Limehouse Basin, passing through Three Mills and Old Ford Lock outside the park's entrance.
In pictures: Sir Norman Wisdom
One of England's most beloved comic actors, Sir Norman Wisdom, died this week at the age of 95.
Terror threat? Keep calm and carry on, says deputy mayor
London's deputy Mayor, Kit Malthouse, advises Britain to avoid spreading fear and confusion over potential attacks, lest the terrorists win.
Tube strike causes commuter chaos across London
London Underground services disrupted as workers take second day of industrial action over plans to cut 800 jobs.
Al-Qaeda Terror Plot: Latest travel advice for tourists
Updates on possible terror attacks across Europe, including warnings for London.