December 2010

Have an Extra Extra Happy New Year!

Have an Extra Extra Happy New Year!

The last news round up of 2010. Here's hoping it's all good news in 2011. | By SallyB2
Top 10 Londonist Articles Of 2010

Top 10 Londonist Articles Of 2010

Of the thousands of posts we've published this year, which ones were the most popular? | By M@
What's On In London At The Weekend? 31st December 2010 - 2 January 2011

What's On In London At The Weekend? 31st December 2010 - 2 January 2011

Staying in or going out? Whatever you're up to, we wish you a very happy new year. | By Lindsey
Extra Extra

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Some news. Because there is more to life than the sales. | By SallyB2
Review: Peter And The Wolf Live @ Royal Festival Hall

Review: Peter And The Wolf Live @ Royal Festival Hall

Jarvis Cocker narrates Sergei Prokofiev's kiddy-friendly classic in his own particular style in a show which also incorporates the Oscar-winning animated version of the story. | By Franco Milazzo
Win Tickets To Feeling Gloomy vs Club De Fromage NYE

Win Tickets To Feeling Gloomy vs Club De Fromage NYE

Unsure whether 2011 spells economic misery and austerity or a fine fresh start? Feeling Gloomy and Club de Fromage provide the perfect year end split personality NYE with one room of indie wallowing and one of cheesy pop. | By Lindsey
Buy Now And Beat The New Year TFL Price Hikes

Buy Now And Beat The New Year TFL Price Hikes

Renew your Travelcard before Sunday to beat the New Year fare increases. | By Lindsey
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Simon Hughes, dangerous dogs, superheroes, fire, snow and smuggling. A pretty standard news round-up if you ask us. | By SallyB2
Photo of the Day: Script Readers

Photo of the Day: Script Readers

By NatalieU
London Apps: Time Travel Explorer On iPad

London Apps: Time Travel Explorer On iPad

An app that lets you move through London's history using different map layers is now available for iPad. | By M@
Last Minute Listing: The Attic @ The Oubliette Arthouse

Last Minute Listing: The Attic @ The Oubliette Arthouse

Curated by Londonist favourites EastEnd Cabaret at the former Limelight Club in Shaftesbury Avenue in conjunction with professional squatters and itinerant arts group The Oubliette, the deliciously twisted duo present The Attic, three nights (28-30 December) of entertainment with something for everyone. | By Franco Milazzo
The History Of King's Cross And St Pancras On One Billboard

The History Of King's Cross And St Pancras On One Billboard

An unusual billboard down a dusty King's Cross back street offers a potted history of the local area - from Boudica to Beatlemania. | By M@
Bank Holiday Round-Up

Bank Holiday Round-Up

A round-up of London-shaped, post-Christmas, pre-New Year, mid-sales news stories. | By SallyB2
Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

Some Monday trivia for your post-Christmas degustation. | By Dave Haste
Hand-Drawn Maps: Selected Loos Of London

Hand-Drawn Maps: Selected Loos Of London

Never get caught short again with this beautiful guide to London's best toilets. | By M@
Have an Extra Extra Jolly Christmas...

Have an Extra Extra Jolly Christmas...

Starring a Feltham milkman, kung fu cabbies, and Boris. Amongst others. | By SallyB2
Comedy Review: Richard Herring, Christ On A Bike: The Second Coming

Comedy Review: Richard Herring, Christ On A Bike: The Second Coming

Be-sandalled, be-suited and be-bearded, Richard Herring brings the 'second coming' of his favourite solo show, Christ On A Bike, to the Leicester Square Theatre for a seasonal run. | By Lindsey
Eco Eating Review: The Duke of Cambridge

Eco Eating Review: The Duke of Cambridge

The UK's first and only certified organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge had to feature in our eco eating series at some point. | By helenbabbs
Tom Daley Poses On The Olympic Diving Board

Tom Daley Poses On The Olympic Diving Board

The Olympic Delivery Authority has released a picture of Tom Daley, one of Britain's brightest medal hopes for the 2012 Games, standing on top of the diving board in the Aquatics Centre. | By Dean Nicholas
Battersea Power Station Plan Approved By Mayor

Battersea Power Station Plan Approved By Mayor

Boris Johnson has approved the latest redevelopment plans for Battersea Power Station, a month after the proposal was waved through by Wandsworth Council. | By Dean Nicholas
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Wednesday news, including a pair of rescued pooches and some anti-Christmas behaviour in the East End. | By SallyB2
New Visualisation Shows London's Twitter Connections

New Visualisation Shows London's Twitter Connections

A new map shows the connections between thousands of Twitter users in the London area. Can you spot yourself? | By M@
Review: Season’s Greetings @ National Theatre

Review: Season’s Greetings @ National Theatre

Catherine Tate and Mark Gatiss star in the National Theatre's latest production, a revival of Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings which celebrates the classic Christmas ingredients: family, friends, food, fueding, infidelity... | By Franco Milazzo
Photo of the Day: Christmas Lights in Hither Green

Photo of the Day: Christmas Lights in Hither Green

By NatalieU
Alternative Pub Crawls: 12 Days Of Christmas

Alternative Pub Crawls: 12 Days Of Christmas

12 pubs? In one day? All themed around the presents My True Love gave to me at Christmas? It'll never work. | By Londonist
Abbey Road Crossing Given Listed Status

Abbey Road Crossing Given Listed Status

The crossing in St John's Wood, immortalised for posterity when four tousle-haired Liverpudlians walked across it one balmy day in 1969, has been granted Grade II listed status. | By Dean Nicholas
Santa's Lap: Left It To The Last Minute?

Santa's Lap: Left It To The Last Minute?

Last minute ideas for Christmas shopping. Go to Peckham. Go on. | By Lindsey
Mayor Criticised For New Year's Eve Sponsorship Deal

Mayor Criticised For New Year's Eve Sponsorship Deal

Boris Johnson's getting flak for accepting sponsorship from Wonga.com to fund free travel on New Year's Eve. | By Lindsey
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Extra Extra

Featuring the Kings of Leon, the 100 Club, Eurostar, MI5 and rough sleepers. | By SallyB2
Photo of the Day: Snow Sculpture in London Fields

Photo of the Day: Snow Sculpture in London Fields

By NatalieU
Christmas Carols From The London Sewers

Christmas Carols From The London Sewers

A team of Thames Water flushers remind us not to tip fat down the drain using the unusual medium of a Christmas carol. | By M@
Santa's Lap: Charity Gifts

Santa's Lap: Charity Gifts

Help give homeless people warmth and shelter, make the kids smile and the animals too... | By Lindsey
9/11 Memorial For Potters Field Park?

9/11 Memorial For Potters Field Park?

A group called the 9/11 London Project Foundation is hoping to build a memorial to honour the victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks, using steel girders taken from Ground Zero. | By Dean Nicholas
London Underground Plans To Re-Tunnel Bank Station

London Underground Plans To Re-Tunnel Bank Station

London Underground is planning to rebuild large parts of Bank, in an effort to reduce congestion on one of the Tube's busiest stations. | By Dean Nicholas
Extra Extra

Extra Extra

In which Sidcup and Thamesmead make a rare appearance, and there is dramatic news for 2012 geeks and Simply Red fans. | By SallyB2
Last.FM Announce Music Festival

Last.FM Announce Music Festival

By Talia
HS2 Route Announcement Due Today

HS2 Route Announcement Due Today

The anxiously-awaited announcement of the route for the Birmingham-London high speed rail link will arrive later today, assuming that like many other rail services across the country, it isn’t delayed by snow. | By BethPH
River Wandle To Be Unearthed In Croydon

River Wandle To Be Unearthed In Croydon

A buried section of the River Wandle will be reinstated in a Croydon Park, thanks to lottery money. | By M@
Photo of the Day: All creatures big and small

Photo of the Day: All creatures big and small

By NatalieU
Santa's Lap: 1930s Modernist London Homes China

Santa's Lap: 1930s Modernist London Homes China

Quick, quick, quick: it's last posting day for the UK so last chance to mail order your Christmas gifts. Get your arse in gear and order some of this awesome china for any Londonophile with an appreciation of modernist architecture and beautiful design. | By Lindsey
New Year's Eve in London: Top Clubbing Tips

New Year's Eve in London: Top Clubbing Tips

If you're looking for a decent club night for New Year, we've put together a selection of London's best. | By Talia
Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Patchwork London

Hand-Drawn Maps Of London: Patchwork London

Our latest hand-drawn map shows London as a patchwork quilt, with sections of the A-Z loosely matched together. | By M@
Ramsay To Open Southwark Restaurant

Ramsay To Open Southwark Restaurant

Gordon Ramsay is to open his first restaurant south of the river, in Southwark. | By Ben Norum
BT Tower Restaurant Won't Re-Open

BT Tower Restaurant Won't Re-Open

Plans to re-open the revolving restaurant at the top of the BT Tower have been quietly dropped. | By Dean Nicholas
Monday Miscellanea

Monday Miscellanea

This Week In London’s History: | By Dave Haste
Weekend Round-Up

Weekend Round-Up

Weekend news, if we can drag you away from the fireside for a moment. | By SallyB2
Review: Saint Etienne @ The Forum

Review: Saint Etienne @ The Forum

There is something particularly English - in fact, quintessentially London - about Saint Etienne. Performing what was, pretty much, a greatest hits packed set for their Christmas gig at the Kentish Town Forum on Saturday night, the band certainly looked and sounded like they were home. | By Talia
Sunday Seasoning #59

Sunday Seasoning #59

By Dave Haste