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Kingly Court’s underground station has opened but don’t expect to be catching a train, expect to be taken back in time to the 1940s. The bar, posing as a post-war tube station, is decked out with a vintage tube carriage, eclectic furniture and a ticket office. 

If you’re looking for sharing cocktails, Meet Me Under The Station Clock is perfect (it has a full bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne in it) or if you’re sipping alone try out a Cahooch cocktail – their homemade ‘grog’. Although, our top pick has to be the Tanqueray No. TEN Gin infused Vera Lynn, one of many from their hugely extensive cocktail menu.

As amazing as the cocktails are, the menu is something you won’t find anywhere else (in this era). Based on food that was rationed in the war expect, Spam and cheese toasties, crumpets with marmalade and crisps and salad cream sandwiches. For light bites after work, Cahoots has got it sorted.

Cahoots

13 Kingly Court

0207 352 6200

Northen line extension

A new couple of stops on the  Northern Line through to Nine Elms and Battersea have been approved adding the the Northern Lines bonuses. Have anyone noticed that it's probably the least problematic and delayed? We love the Northern Line.

The new extension is set to generate up to 24,000 jobs and help thousands of new homes and businesses. Once completed the new line additions will cut journey times to the west end to just 15minutes from the new stops. The new Nine Elms and Battersea extension could be finished by 2020.

London Mayor Boris Johnson said: "I am delighted we can confirm that early next year the spades will be hitting the ground for the creation of the Northern Line extension.

"The benefits of major infrastructure projects such as this are enormous - cutting journey times for passengers, supporting London's future growth and creating jobs right across the UK."

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They already peak interest when it comes to guided walks but now London's old unused tube tunnels have attracted some different attention - from companies who have been invited to bid to transform them.

TFL  has offered up the disused tube stops and horse tunnels under London to see what ideas other companies may have for them. The public body owns 750 of the tunnels and is looking to transform the portfolio of assets. We wonder if this will take out ticket prices down or up?

TFL is currently deciding wether to let construction firms to bid for just one site to kick-start the project, or a collection of the spaces hidden.

It does sound pretty exciting - very demolition man but with less rat burgers.

Deals are already in place for some tunnels. Those below Clapham North are now home to a herb farm, and the organisation has signed a deal with Waitrose to run a service where customers pick up goods from lockers at Chalfont & Latimer, on the Metropolitan line.

What would you like to see in the tunnels?

Tube-Bite-1During an argument on the Victoria line (filmed and put on Youtube naturally) a woman lunges and bites a man to passengers surprise.

The video  footage shows a man apparently pushing a woman, who then appears to lunge mouth first at his arm. Both then continue to push and jostle one another until they get off at Kings Cross and complain to staff, the mad showing his ouchy arm.

Although this happened last year not incident was reported and police are now trying to track down the pair.

Watch the video here.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting the reference 274 of 25/06/2014.

Balloon animals have appeared in many carriages on the London underground and no one is quite sure of the identity of the man who put them there.

The balloon animals, like those made by children's entertainers were added to certain tube carriages yesterday on the northern line.

Julia Boggio tweeted: "Man just came onto the tube, put up loads of balloon dogs and then sat down to read a book."

The balloons lasted on the tubes until they were removed by cleaning staff.

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