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There's More To This Clerkenwell Electrical Shop Than Meets The Eye...

There's More To This Clerkenwell Electrical Shop Than Meets The Eye...

it has a rather tasty secret. | By Londonist Staff
Inside A City Church That Not Many People Get To See

Inside A City Church That Not Many People Get To See

It survived the Great Fire of London, the Blitz and an IRA bomb. | By London Historians
Do You Know About The Roman Girl Buried Beneath The Gherkin?

Do You Know About The Roman Girl Buried Beneath The Gherkin?

Human remains were found during its construction. | By Harry Rosehill
This Chiswick Wall Has Been Beautified With Maps

This Chiswick Wall Has Been Beautified With Maps

Turnham Green turns mappy. | By M@
Time Portals, Temples And Trickery: This Is More Epic Than Your Average Escape Room

Time Portals, Temples And Trickery: This Is More Epic Than Your Average Escape Room

Taking London's obsession with escape rooms to the next level. | By Lydia Manch
Where Are All The Blue Plaques For Women?
Opinion

Where Are All The Blue Plaques For Women?

Where's Judy Garland's blue plaque? | By Martin Latham
Ever Heard Of The Hanwell Asylum?

Ever Heard Of The Hanwell Asylum?

It still functions as a mental health hospital today. | By London Historians
Where To Be Welsh In London

Where To Be Welsh In London

From daffodils to craft beer. | By Will Noble
The Wizard-Headed News Lion Of Covent Garden

The Wizard-Headed News Lion Of Covent Garden

18th century social media. | By Londonist
'Nazi' Dogs And Murdering Bricklayers: Where To Find London's Oddest Burial Sites

'Nazi' Dogs And Murdering Bricklayers: Where To Find London's Oddest Burial Sites

Secrets beneath the soil. | By Jane Murphy
The Oldest Map Of The World Is Right Here In London

The Oldest Map Of The World Is Right Here In London

The Babylonian A-Z. | By M@
London's Best Sushi... Delivered To Your Door

London's Best Sushi... Delivered To Your Door

Yours at the tap of a button. | Sponsor
The Gruesome Reason Why Newgate Prison Used To Be Known As 'Jack Ketch's Kitchen'

The Gruesome Reason Why Newgate Prison Used To Be Known As 'Jack Ketch's Kitchen'

Named after one of London's longest-serving executioners. | By London Historians
St James's Park, 300 Years Ago

St James's Park, 300 Years Ago

An historical view of the royal park. | By M@
Inside The East End's Most Notorious Pub

Inside The East End's Most Notorious Pub

Pints with a side of gangster history. | By Will Noble
This Is Why You Should Definitely Visit Museum Of London Docklands

This Is Why You Should Definitely Visit Museum Of London Docklands

Oh, and it's completely free. | By Jordan Waite
Ever Ridden The Egyptian Escalator Inside Harrods?

Ever Ridden The Egyptian Escalator Inside Harrods?

It's quite an experience. | By Will Noble
Go Visit London's Only Moated Manor House

Go Visit London's Only Moated Manor House

A trip to Harrow. | By M@
How This Famous BBC Address Was Transformed

How This Famous BBC Address Was Transformed

This street is a great yardstick of change. | By Claire Wotherspoon
London's Best Pizza... Delivered To Your Door

London's Best Pizza... Delivered To Your Door

Get a slice of this action. | Sponsor
There's Only One Official Blue Plaque In The Square Mile... And It's Not Blue

There's Only One Official Blue Plaque In The Square Mile... And It's Not Blue

Dr Johnson being different again. | By M@
Would You Stay In This Capsule Hostel?

Would You Stay In This Capsule Hostel?

They come with free Wi-Fi, and mood lighting. | By Will Noble
Bring The Best Of London To You With Renaissance Hotels

Bring The Best Of London To You With Renaissance Hotels

Navigate the city. | Sponsor
An Ode To The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

An Ode To The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

A bright red, sparkly, camp womb. | By Elf Lyons
Where Is Dippy The Dinosaur Now?

Where Is Dippy The Dinosaur Now?

Everyone's favourite plaster cast. | By Will Noble
London's Best Healthy Food... Delivered to Your Door

London's Best Healthy Food... Delivered to Your Door

Scrummy. | Sponsor
This Restaurant Has Been Giving English Food A Good Name For Centuries

This Restaurant Has Been Giving English Food A Good Name For Centuries

Filling stomachs since 1757. | By Will Noble
This Might Just Be The Best Guide To Exploring London We've Ever Seen

This Might Just Be The Best Guide To Exploring London We've Ever Seen

Exceptional stuff from Rachel Kolsky. | By M@
Have You Spotted This Replica Of Sir Francis Drake's Ship?

Have You Spotted This Replica Of Sir Francis Drake's Ship?

Right next to Borough Market. | By Jordan Waite
Welcome To London's First New-Build Church In Over Four Decades

Welcome To London's First New-Build Church In Over Four Decades

Welcome to St Francis at the Engine Room. | By Harry Rosehill
London Has A Whole Shop Dedicated To Alice In Wonderland

London Has A Whole Shop Dedicated To Alice In Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser. | By Laura Reynolds
Will Westminster Abbey Ever Get Its Spire?

Will Westminster Abbey Ever Get Its Spire?

Centuries of plans to crown the church. | By M@
Ever Heard Of The Great Bullion Robbery On The South-Eastern Railway?

Ever Heard Of The Great Bullion Robbery On The South-Eastern Railway?

A little-known chapter of London's criminal history. | By London Historians
This Is What It's Like Being A Lap Dancer In London

This Is What It's Like Being A Lap Dancer In London

Drugs, g-strings and gaffer tape. | By Samantha Rea
A Secret Bit Of London's Roman Wall You Can Actually Walk Through

A Secret Bit Of London's Roman Wall You Can Actually Walk Through

Roman tiles below, medieval stone above. | By Will Noble
A Map Of Shoreditch Street Art

A Map Of Shoreditch Street Art

This east London locale is slathered in the stuff. | By Will Noble
This Bustling Metal Exchange Is Like Stepping Back Into The 80s

This Bustling Metal Exchange Is Like Stepping Back Into The 80s

One ring to rule them all. | By Sandra Lawrence
Seek Out The Remains Of Spitalfields' Oldest Building

Seek Out The Remains Of Spitalfields' Oldest Building

Rediscovered in 1999. | By Jordan Waite
Discover This Secret Garden In A Bombed Out Church

Discover This Secret Garden In A Bombed Out Church

We'll show you the way. | By M@
Where To Be Single In London

Where To Be Single In London

Including a great spot for dining alone. | By Will Noble
A Brief Guide To London's Arches And Gates

A Brief Guide To London's Arches And Gates

Marble vs. Wellington. | By London Historians
Lost In The Thames: A Forgotten Piece Of Transport History

Lost In The Thames: A Forgotten Piece Of Transport History

Horse bus badges are rare, but we know where to find thousands. | By M@
Inside London's Pink Paradise Of A Parlour

Inside London's Pink Paradise Of A Parlour

Be prepared to queue. | By Londonist
Our Favourite Reading Nooks In London

Our Favourite Reading Nooks In London

Cosy spots for getting stuck into a book. | By Laura Reynolds
A Look Into The Boozy, Beery Past Of St Pancras Station

A Look Into The Boozy, Beery Past Of St Pancras Station

The station has just celebrated its 150th anniversary. | By Robert Greene
Behind The Scenes At London City Airport: Part 1

Behind The Scenes At London City Airport: Part 1

A peek at the VIP lifestyle. | By Ross Miklaszewicz
This Is What Happens When You Get A Singing Lesson From A Pearly King

This Is What Happens When You Get A Singing Lesson From A Pearly King

A quick ding-dong before Uncle Ned. | By Ross Miklaszewicz
13 Of London's Oddest Buildings

13 Of London's Oddest Buildings

What's that doing there? | By Jane Murphy
The National Portrait Gallery's Hidden Secrets

The National Portrait Gallery's Hidden Secrets

Do you know about the secret tunnel? | By M@
An Ingenious Way To Cross All The DLR Platforms At Canary Wharf

An Ingenious Way To Cross All The DLR Platforms At Canary Wharf

Your timing needs to be spot on. | By Will Noble
14 Things To See In Windsor That Don't Involve The Castle Or Lego

14 Things To See In Windsor That Don't Involve The Castle Or Lego

Pavement clocks and copper corgis. | By M@
This Story Of Yours Is Dark. Very Dark.

This Story Of Yours Is Dark. Very Dark.

Dramatic, but draining. | By Robert Greene ★★★☆☆
This Map Shows When And Where Passengers Get Off The Tube

This Map Shows When And Where Passengers Get Off The Tube

Interactive map time. | By Harry Rosehill
A Piece Of The Old Wembley Stadium... Hidden In A North London Park

A Piece Of The Old Wembley Stadium... Hidden In A North London Park

An iconic hunk. | By Londonist
Mapped: Britain's Worst Disasters

Mapped: Britain's Worst Disasters

Shipwrecks, explosions and crashes. | By M@
What London Might Look Like If The Mayor Was A Plumber

What London Might Look Like If The Mayor Was A Plumber

Hot chocolate/London Pride/soft water on tap? | By Will Noble
Street View Before And After: See 2008's London Side By Side With 2017

Street View Before And After: See 2008's London Side By Side With 2017

Slide the slider. | By Jordan Waite
London And Liverpool: Are They All That Different?
Opinion

London And Liverpool: Are They All That Different?

"We don't mind sharing The Beatles". | By Londonist
London's Secret Deep-Level Shelters And Where To Find Them

London's Secret Deep-Level Shelters And Where To Find Them

Wartime relics. | By M@
Ever Noticed The Ancient Pump On Cornhill?

Ever Noticed The Ancient Pump On Cornhill?

13th century survivor. | By M@
London's Worst Tube Disaster Marked By Touching New Memorial

London's Worst Tube Disaster Marked By Touching New Memorial

Previously a plaque was in its place. | By M@
London's Most Central Hotel Has A Mini-Museum About Itself

London's Most Central Hotel Has A Mini-Museum About Itself

Something to do next time your Charing Cross train is delayed. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Italian Street: Sicilian Avenue

London's Italian Street: Sicilian Avenue

Not much Italian about it, actually. | By Laura Reynolds
Know These 9 Things About Kensington Palace And Gardens?

Know These 9 Things About Kensington Palace And Gardens?

Includes filthy language from yesteryear. | By Jamie Shore
London's Great Tooth Heist

London's Great Tooth Heist

The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth. | By M@
9 London Museums You Probably Didn't Know About

9 London Museums You Probably Didn't Know About

Clowns, tennis and teeth. | By Laura Reynolds
Do A Dinosaur Sleepover At Natural History Museum

Do A Dinosaur Sleepover At Natural History Museum

Dino Snores. | By Londonist
London's Forgotten Disasters: Gigantic Wave Kills 35

London's Forgotten Disasters: Gigantic Wave Kills 35

Swept into the Thames at Blackwall. | By M@
The London Toy Shop That Mirrors A Child's Imagination

The London Toy Shop That Mirrors A Child's Imagination

The most wonderful organised mess we've ever entered. | By Harry Rosehill
The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line

The Curious Incident Of The Dog On The Northern Line

In the 1940s, the tube had a problem with strays. | By M@
Islington's Surprising Whisky History

Islington's Surprising Whisky History

Council took on whisky fraudsters. | By Londonist
10 More Really Stupid Things To Do On The Tube

10 More Really Stupid Things To Do On The Tube

It'll brighten up the Monday commute, anyway. | By Will Noble
What Are These Strange Cross Symbols On London's Bridges?

What Are These Strange Cross Symbols On London's Bridges?

Mark of the Bridge House Estates. | By M@
London Vs. New York: Which City Is Better?

London Vs. New York: Which City Is Better?

Wembley or Madison Square? | By Laura Reynolds
Why The Hell Do People Go To Medieval Banquets?
Opinion

Why The Hell Do People Go To Medieval Banquets?

Oh, the communal chicken. | By Samantha Rea
The Best Places In London To Celebrate Burns Night

The Best Places In London To Celebrate Burns Night

Kilt up. | By Lydia Manch
The DLR Doesn't Really Need Reviewing - But These People Did It Anyway

The DLR Doesn't Really Need Reviewing - But These People Did It Anyway

Has Bryn from Gavin & Stacey been journeying around east London? | By Laura Reynolds
The Gaming Dynasty That Began In A West London Flat

The Gaming Dynasty That Began In A West London Flat

"People would look at you like a dog watching television." | By Harry Rosehill
An Interactive Live Traffic Map Of London

An Interactive Live Traffic Map Of London

Handy for drivers, great for geeks. | By Will Noble
A Tube Map Of London Salaries

A Tube Map Of London Salaries

Next stop: salary envy. | By Will Noble
Tower Hamlets On Sea

Tower Hamlets On Sea

"Look at the dignity that these houses possess". | By Laura Reynolds
These Two London Buildings Spawned A Classic Idiom

These Two London Buildings Spawned A Classic Idiom

Things got pretty heated. | By Harry Rosehill
10 Of London's Most Interesting And Unusual Graves

10 Of London's Most Interesting And Unusual Graves

Including one you're invited to dance on. | By Laura Reynolds
Inside The World's Oldest Hat Shop

Inside The World's Oldest Hat Shop

It has the royal seal of approval. | By Robert Greene
London's Best Korean Restaurants

London's Best Korean Restaurants

Gettin' jjigae with it. | By Lydia Manch
A Tribute To Golden Lane: The Estate Born Out Of London's Ashes

A Tribute To Golden Lane: The Estate Born Out Of London's Ashes

Time for an explore. | By Will Noble
Could The Thames Ever Freeze Over Again?

Could The Thames Ever Freeze Over Again?

Wouldn't it be great to experience a Frost Fair? | By Harry Rosehill
Why I'm Not Leaving London
Opinion

Why I'm Not Leaving London

"I haven't been to Kensington Palace yet." | By Will Noble
12 Predictions For London In 2018

12 Predictions For London In 2018

Trump's visit, and an ill-being cafe? | By M@
11 Things To Look Forward To In London In 2018

11 Things To Look Forward To In London In 2018

Festivals, a new stadium, and a landmark in Parliament Square. | By Laura Reynolds