Category: London News

Once every so often something happens in London that makes us raise our eyebrows and exclaim: 'really?!' And today another of those stories has occurred with the flooding of Trafalgar Square.

The fountains over flowed this afternoon causing all the traffic lights to stop working and also the flooding of Charring Cross tube station. As a result the Bakerloo line has been suspended from Paddington to Elephant and Castle and the Northern Line temporarily ceased to stop at Charring Cross. The Greater London Authority who look after the area released a statement saying, 'Our current priority is to those people who need to use the underground at Charing Cross or get around Trafalgar Square. We have managed to restore power to Trafalgar Square and we are actively investigating what occurred this morning to result in the fountains draining their water.'

They also added that the Bakerloo line would be up and running again as soon as possible. It would seem that Trafalgar Square may be somewhat cursed, just last week the Olympic clock broke down just the day after it was revealed to the public.

 

 

Rankin and Erin O'Connor have teamed up for a new exhibition opening this month at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition, named Snapped, is part of the All Walks of Life campaign which helps promote more diverse ideas and perceptions of beauty. For the exhibition photographer Rankin created nine portraits as well as a video featuring Erin O'Connor as part of his Rankin Live project that he is currently working on. The portraits will be unveiled on 11th Feb with an evening of events including talks from Erin O'Connor and Caryn Franklin  as well as a written Rankin Tour which will allow visitors to compare Rankin's images with some of the more traditional paintings that are already on display in the gallery. Tickets for the event, which takes place between 6-10pm, are free and more details of how you can attend can be found by clicking here