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London's Most Beautiful Banqueting Halls for Your Wedding

London's Most Beautiful Banqueting Halls for Your Wedding

Regency-era elegance or Art Deco grandeur | Sponsor
RIP Craiglist's Personal Ads: An Homage From The Londoners Who Loved Them

RIP Craiglist's Personal Ads: An Homage From The Londoners Who Loved Them

"We were in a pub in Uxbridge when I whipped out a vibrating pantie set." (NSFW) | By Samantha Rea
Tube Snakes: Have You Seen Them?

Tube Snakes: Have You Seen Them?

On the hunt of the mysterious serpents. | By M@
Fulham Broadway’s Former Edwardian Ticket Hall Has Had A Boozy Makeover

Fulham Broadway’s Former Edwardian Ticket Hall Has Had A Boozy Makeover

To the trains (and tipples)! | By Will Noble
89% Of Londoners Consider Themselves To Be Londoners

89% Of Londoners Consider Themselves To Be Londoners

This research contains a few surprises. | By Will Noble
These Are London's Most Instagrammable Boroughs

These Are London's Most Instagrammable Boroughs

You're such a bunch of posers. | By Will Noble
We Went To The London Pub, To See What Goes On In There

We Went To The London Pub, To See What Goes On In There

A naked parody of an English pub? | By Jack Oughton
In Pictures: London's Windrush Generation Today

In Pictures: London's Windrush Generation Today

Bingo, rum and religion. | By Will Noble
Why Is There An Elephant On Camden's Coat Of Arms?

Why Is There An Elephant On Camden's Coat Of Arms?

That crest explained. | By M@
51 Weird Things To Do In London

51 Weird Things To Do In London

Dog yoga, anyone? | By Will Noble
Postmodernism Officially Becomes Heritage: 10 London Buildings Listed

Postmodernism Officially Becomes Heritage: 10 London Buildings Listed

The architectural movement with a sense of fun. | By Harry Rosehill
This Home Dedicated To the Royal Family Has To Be Seen To Be Believed

This Home Dedicated To the Royal Family Has To Be Seen To Be Believed

Diana stares down from the ceiling... | By Harry Rosehill
10 Foods You Never Knew Were Invented In London

10 Foods You Never Knew Were Invented In London

The Savoy has a lot to answer for. | By Leah Hyslop
Secret Gardens, Private Islands And Wildlife Aplenty... All At The End Of A TfL Bus Route

Secret Gardens, Private Islands And Wildlife Aplenty... All At The End Of A TfL Bus Route

Stunning views over the Kent countryside. | By Laura Reynolds
Behind The Scenes At... A Krispy Kreme Factory

Behind The Scenes At... A Krispy Kreme Factory

16 million doughnuts made every year. | By Laura Reynolds
Ever Noticed This Stars-And-Stripes Church Tower?

Ever Noticed This Stars-And-Stripes Church Tower?

US patriotism in Lambeth. | By M@
Your Nightmare Stories About Being Sick On The Tube

Your Nightmare Stories About Being Sick On The Tube

The things you guys bring up... | By Will Noble
Wisteria Hysteria Hits London! The Best Pics From Instagram

Wisteria Hysteria Hits London! The Best Pics From Instagram

Purple reign, purple reign. | By Londonist
Inside London's Hidden Cinema Museum

Inside London's Hidden Cinema Museum

Beloved but endangered. | By Will Noble
Is Banksy's Creation Mr Brainwash For Real? We Tried To Find Out

Is Banksy's Creation Mr Brainwash For Real? We Tried To Find Out

Time for some Brainwashing. | By Tabish Khan
Will Your Area Get An ASDA-Sainsbury's Megastore?

Will Your Area Get An ASDA-Sainsbury's Megastore?

On the hunt for London's closest pairing. | By M@
How To Eat, Drink And Smoke Like Winston Churchill

How To Eat, Drink And Smoke Like Winston Churchill

No rationing required. | By Will Noble
Why You Should Go To... Sevenoaks

Why You Should Go To... Sevenoaks

The town that gave birth to a time machine. | By Laura Reynolds
What's It Like For A 7/7 Survivor To Take The Tube?

What's It Like For A 7/7 Survivor To Take The Tube?

When trauma is psychological instead of physical. | By Harry Rosehill
Voting Is Now Open For London's Best Infrastructure Project

Voting Is Now Open For London's Best Infrastructure Project

These projects may have changed your life without you even realising. | Sponsor
5 Ways To Piss Off Donald Trump When He Comes To London In July

5 Ways To Piss Off Donald Trump When He Comes To London In July

"Drive around in a gold vehicle". | By Will Noble
12 Things You Never Knew About Wembley Park

12 Things You Never Knew About Wembley Park

Steeped in history. | Sponsor
Here's How To Celebrate The Windrush Legacy In London

Here's How To Celebrate The Windrush Legacy In London

Groove to beats, scoff patties and drink punch. | By Will Noble
Meet The Londoners With A Fetish For Being Tied Up
Opinion

Meet The Londoners With A Fetish For Being Tied Up

"I'm pansexual. That means I'll f**k anyone." | By Samantha Rea
Women-Only Member's Clubs: Sexist And Elitist Or A Way For Women To Get Ahead?

Women-Only Member's Clubs: Sexist And Elitist Or A Way For Women To Get Ahead?

We went inside London's latest female-only member's club to find out. | By Kyra Hanson
The Real Sherlock Of Baker Street

The Real Sherlock Of Baker Street

Alimentary... | By M@
Visit The Secret West London Grotto That's Recently Reopened To The Public

Visit The Secret West London Grotto That's Recently Reopened To The Public

Going deeper underground. | By Londonist Staff
In Search Of London's Little Italy

In Search Of London's Little Italy

Any Roman remains left in Clerkenwell? | By James FitzGerald
The History Behind London's Smallest House

The History Behind London's Smallest House

A Bayswater curiosity. | By M@
That Shakespeare Bloke Gets Everywhere

That Shakespeare Bloke Gets Everywhere

All the city's a stage for the Bard's memorials. | By M@
DO NOT EXPLORE This Secret Passage In Holborn

DO NOT EXPLORE This Secret Passage In Holborn

A gate into 'Cambridgeshire'. | By M@
London Rooftop Bars That Are Open All Year

London Rooftop Bars That Are Open All Year

Booze with views, all year round. | By Laura Reynolds
Have You Spotted Hackney's Ghost Postcode?

Have You Spotted Hackney's Ghost Postcode?

Help fill in the map. | By M@
Is This A Missing Piece Of The Old Ludgate?

Is This A Missing Piece Of The Old Ludgate?

Amazing what you find down side streets. | By M@
Psst! There's A Secret Doctor Who Museum In East London

Psst! There's A Secret Doctor Who Museum In East London

The Tardis awaits. | By Londonist Staff
Could London's Public Transport Ever Be Free?

Could London's Public Transport Ever Be Free?

Wouldn't it be nice if... | By Harry Rosehill
Why Aren't London's Airports Actually In London?

Why Aren't London's Airports Actually In London?

How do they get away with it? | By James FitzGerald
The Victorians Built A Working Volcano Off The Walworth Road

The Victorians Built A Working Volcano Off The Walworth Road

Naples on Thames. | By M@
London Places That Don't Technically Exist

London Places That Don't Technically Exist

Where is Bond Street? Nowhere. | By M@
You'll Worship These Coffee Shops Inside Churches

You'll Worship These Coffee Shops Inside Churches

Contemplative cuppas. | By M@
Can You See Your Street In These Historic Aerial Photos Of London?

Can You See Your Street In These Historic Aerial Photos Of London?

Incredible stuff. | By M@
Street View Before And After: King's Cross

Street View Before And After: King's Cross

A lot has changed. | By Jordan Waite
Discover The Secret World War II Bunker In Uxbridge That Changed The Fate Of Britain

Discover The Secret World War II Bunker In Uxbridge That Changed The Fate Of Britain

It lies 18m below the surface. | By Robert Greene
Read Personal Letters That Lay At The Bottom Of The Atlantic For 70 Years

Read Personal Letters That Lay At The Bottom Of The Atlantic For 70 Years

This new exhibition goes deep. | By Londonist Staff
Visit A Mysterious Barn To Hear Quirky Lectures

Visit A Mysterious Barn To Hear Quirky Lectures

Our favourite talks event returns. | By M@
The Infamous Club That's Been Getting Celebs Drunk For 30 Years
Opinion

The Infamous Club That's Been Getting Celebs Drunk For 30 Years

"What lurked below those stairs stunned me..." | By Alex Hopkins
Burlesque Megastar Dita Von Teese Reveals Her London To Us

Burlesque Megastar Dita Von Teese Reveals Her London To Us

"I saved up for shopping during my first trip!" | By Holli-Mae Johnson
Where Was London's First Pizza Restaurant?

Where Was London's First Pizza Restaurant?

Topped generously with trivia. | By Sejal Sukhadwala
London's First Celebrity Dog Was Accused Of Witchcraft

London's First Celebrity Dog Was Accused Of Witchcraft

Who's a good boy... or a witch? | By Harry Rosehill
How Many Hidden Stone Animals Can You Spot Inside The Natural History Museum?

How Many Hidden Stone Animals Can You Spot Inside The Natural History Museum?

There may be more than you think. | By M@
Why Was A Walrus Found Buried Next To 8 Human Bodies In King's Cross?

Why Was A Walrus Found Buried Next To 8 Human Bodies In King's Cross?

Has this mystery proved too much of a tusk? | By Alex Foch
Noooo! The World's Poshest Drop-Down Menu Has Disappeared

Noooo! The World's Poshest Drop-Down Menu Has Disappeared

Did you get to play with it before it was taken down? | By Will Noble
Get Lost In The Multi-Level Labyrinth That Is The Barbican Estate

Get Lost In The Multi-Level Labyrinth That Is The Barbican Estate

Follow the golden line... | By M@
Is This London's Longest Street Name?

Is This London's Longest Street Name?

London's most verbose location. | By M@
Why Do People Just STOP At The End Of Escalators?
Opinion

Why Do People Just STOP At The End Of Escalators?

Ask the Londonist Agony Aunt. | By Will Noble
Greedy Landlords Are Nothing New... As This Cartoon From 1909 Shows

Greedy Landlords Are Nothing New... As This Cartoon From 1909 Shows

'Destroy or be destroyed'. | By Will Noble
How Much Of London Do You Recognise In These Newly-Released Historic Photos?

How Much Of London Do You Recognise In These Newly-Released Historic Photos?

Images from 1704-1989. | By Harry Rosehill
London's Record-Breaking Pubs: Highest, Smallest, Priciest...

London's Record-Breaking Pubs: Highest, Smallest, Priciest...

Unless you know better... | By M@
Have You Visited London's Floating Bookshop?

Have You Visited London's Floating Bookshop?

Sitting pretty on Regent's Canal. | By Londonist Staff
Raunchy Ghosts From London's Past Appear At Cafe De Paris

Raunchy Ghosts From London's Past Appear At Cafe De Paris

Marlene Dietrich is uncanny. | By Will Noble ★★★★★
Behind The Tourist Trap: 10 Secrets Of Tower Bridge

Behind The Tourist Trap: 10 Secrets Of Tower Bridge

Prepare to be riveted... | By Londonist Staff
Walkways In The Sky: Check Out These Brand New Bridges Over The City

Walkways In The Sky: Check Out These Brand New Bridges Over The City

Return of the pedway. | By Harry Rosehill
6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

Hidden in the back streets. | By Londonist Staff
Does London End Where Toby Carvery Begins?

Does London End Where Toby Carvery Begins?

Toby-free territory. | By Jordan Waite
26 Filthy Olde Words To Use In Modern Day London

26 Filthy Olde Words To Use In Modern Day London

Ever suffered from a Queer Bung? | By Will Noble
We Spoke To Some Real Life Millennials, To See What They're Thinking

We Spoke To Some Real Life Millennials, To See What They're Thinking

"Foxtons have those annoying minis that you want to punch." | By Will Noble
Lewisham Just Won The World Cup Of London Boroughs

Lewisham Just Won The World Cup Of London Boroughs

A decisive 6630-5227 victory. | By Will Noble
How Religious Is Your Borough?

How Religious Is Your Borough?

We've got the answers. | By Harry Rosehill
The 10 Weirdest Stories Ever Published On Londonist

The 10 Weirdest Stories Ever Published On Londonist

How many nipples in the National Gallery? | By M@
Ride This Wonderful Model Railway At The End Of The Metropolitan Line

Ride This Wonderful Model Railway At The End Of The Metropolitan Line

Watch out for the bonus deer. | By M@
Can You Spend A Decent Day Out In East London With Just £20?

Can You Spend A Decent Day Out In East London With Just £20?

On a budget this month? Try this. | By Jack Oughton
You've Probably Been Down This South London Street... But How Well Do You Know It?

You've Probably Been Down This South London Street... But How Well Do You Know It?

Recognise any of these characters? | By Will Noble
Behind England's Largest Listed Building: The Alexandra And Ainsworth Estate

Behind England's Largest Listed Building: The Alexandra And Ainsworth Estate

A brutalist masterpiece. | By Harry Rosehill
This Is Why We Love Stanfords Bookshop In Covent Garden

This Is Why We Love Stanfords Bookshop In Covent Garden

Lilliputian London. | By Londonist Staff
8 Ways To Destroy St Paul's Cathedral

8 Ways To Destroy St Paul's Cathedral

A landmark forever under attack. | By M@
Ever Wondered What London's Mosques Look Like Inside? These Photos Show You

Ever Wondered What London's Mosques Look Like Inside? These Photos Show You

From dazzling chandeliers to rooftop courtyards. | By Will Noble
6 Things That'll Happen When Elephant And Castle Shopping Centre Is Demolished

6 Things That'll Happen When Elephant And Castle Shopping Centre Is Demolished

At least we'll be able to find the train station... | By Will Noble
Londonist Interviews Jesus... Well, The Guy Who Plays Him At Easter

Londonist Interviews Jesus... Well, The Guy Who Plays Him At Easter

He's not the messiah, he's a very good actor. | By Will Noble
Map Lets You Sail Along The Thames In 1829

Map Lets You Sail Along The Thames In 1829

Oh this is gorgeous. | By M@
Was Your Street Damaged In London's First Zeppelin Raid?

Was Your Street Damaged In London's First Zeppelin Raid?

This specific area was targeted under orders of the Kaiser. | By David Fathers
Where In London Can You Find A Medieval Barn With Moat And Museum?

Where In London Can You Find A Medieval Barn With Moat And Museum?

Vintage tube goodies, too. | By Londonist Staff
Michael Caine Leads Us Through His Swinging London Of The 1960s

Michael Caine Leads Us Through His Swinging London Of The 1960s

Talkin' 'bout his generation. | By Will Noble
What Goes On Behind The Scenes At London City Airport? We Went To Find Out

What Goes On Behind The Scenes At London City Airport? We Went To Find Out

What really happens to your bags? | By Ross Miklaszewicz
Inside The Factory That Makes Chocolate Digestives

Inside The Factory That Makes Chocolate Digestives

We also ask: do you dunk? | By Will Noble
London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

Everyone hated it. Do you? | By M@