Londonist’s Top Articles 2012

It was the year of the Olympics, Paralympics, Mayoral Elections and Diamond Jubilee. Although we published hundreds of articles on these subjects, they hardly feature in our top stories of 2012. Olympic tickets do appear in third place, but mayoral matters and queeny insights are entirely absent. You lot much prefer to read about architecture, maps and transport issues, it seems.

So, here are our top 20 stories for 2012, along with the number of page views.

Stephen Walter’s Map Of Subterranean London  72,514
Where To Watch Fireworks In London: Bonfire Night 2012 71,110
You Can Still Get Olympic & Paralympic Tickets 61,069
Laser Light Show To Inaugurate The Shard 55,443
London’s Hidden Modern Houses 54,361
Photos: Workers Building The Top Of The Shard 53,964
Top Ten Record Shops In London 53,469
In Pictures: A Ride On The New Bus For London 53,449
Free Wifi in London…Mapped 51,728 (note, this is an old article, now out of date)
Why There’s Not A Single Road In The City Of London 50,301
In Pictures: The New King’s Cross Station Concourse 47,088
Top 10 London Tourist Attractions That Don’t Suck 44,154
A 3-D London Tube Map 44,088
The Photoshopped Olympics 42,944
Unbuilt London: The Transport Schemes That Never Were 40,023
In Pictures: Gory Anatomical Cakes On Sale At Pathology Museum 40,008
Official Olympic Travel Advice, From Transport from Londonist 39,851
Big Egg Hunt Hides 200 Giant Easter Eggs In London 39,758
Unbuilt London: The Best Of The Rest 37,385
London V2 Rocket Sites…Mapped 35,884 (four years old, but still going strong)

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