Secret

You've probably taken a train through a lost canal

You've probably taken a train through a lost canal

Many lost canals are now railways.
Ticket Alert: Watch Films Underground In Clapham's Deep Level Shelter

Ticket Alert: Watch Films Underground In Clapham's Deep Level Shelter

A very different experience to IMAX.
This 17th Century Prostitute Had Quite The Party Trick

This 17th Century Prostitute Had Quite The Party Trick

You won't believe what her party trick was...
Secret London revealed in this amazing photo book

Secret London revealed in this amazing photo book

Love this book. Gorgeous shots of secret London.
This Ferry Is One Of The Last Of Its Kind In London

This Ferry Is One Of The Last Of Its Kind In London

How do they keep the business afloat?
This Is Where Museum of London's New Home Will Be

This Is Where Museum of London's New Home Will Be

One of London's oldest markets, transformed.
The Bowie Mural You Didn't Know About

The Bowie Mural You Didn't Know About

You don't need any ch-ch-ch-ch-change for the toilets - they're free
Have you spotted the mysterious waving rabbit of Barnes?

Have you spotted the mysterious waving rabbit of Barnes?

Well he seems friendly enough.
Ever Been Told That Eros Is Anteros? Might Not Be True

Ever Been Told That Eros Is Anteros? Might Not Be True

Anteros? Angel of Christian Charity?
How To Get Covered In Squirrels In London

How To Get Covered In Squirrels In London

You're going to need some bigger nuts
Are Tube Door Buttons There Just So We Can Spot Tourists?

Are Tube Door Buttons There Just So We Can Spot Tourists?

Useful info for Londoners and tourists alike
What's So Special About The Platforms At Angel?

What's So Special About The Platforms At Angel?

Euston's similar.
London's hidden gems

London's hidden gems

Fascinating.
Ever spotted these anti-urine corners round town?

Ever spotted these anti-urine corners round town?

Urine for a treat.
London's secret passageways

London's secret passageways

How many of these secret London passageways do you know about
Guess Which London's Eighth Least-Used Station Is?

Guess Which London's Eighth Least-Used Station Is?

Piccadilly Circus it is not.
How Deep Does London Go?

How Deep Does London Go?

Not just the tube.
What Happens To Retired Tube Trains?

What Happens To Retired Tube Trains?

Old trains put out to pasture.
What Is The Hut In Soho Square?

What Is The Hut In Soho Square?

Pretty yet practical.
6 Must-Know Secrets Of Oxford Street Shops

6 Must-Know Secrets Of Oxford Street Shops

We've just made Christmas bearable.
Why Is There No Such Thing As Bond Street?

Why Is There No Such Thing As Bond Street?

And did it ever exist?
Have You Ridden The Thames Funicular Railway?

Have You Ridden The Thames Funicular Railway?

Easily missed as you cross the Millennium Bridge
A 30 second walk from Oxford Street are 200 shops you might never have heard about

A 30 second walk from Oxford Street are 200 shops you might never have heard about

"We get all sorts down here".
14 Of London's Best Secret Gardens

14 Of London's Best Secret Gardens

Ever been to the one in the shadow of The Shard?
The Secret Codes On London's Streets

The Secret Codes On London's Streets

What do these strange signs mean?
The Tube Line That's Not Quite A Tube Line

The Tube Line That's Not Quite A Tube Line

The trains are too big for actual tube lines.
Ghost station demolished... for a good reason

Ghost station demolished... for a good reason

The last remains of City Road tube have been demolished... for a good reason
The London Viewing Tower You Probably Haven't Visited

The London Viewing Tower You Probably Haven't Visited

A different perspective on the London skyline
The Tube Journey That Won't Charge Your Oyster Card

The Tube Journey That Won't Charge Your Oyster Card

Just make sure you don't tap out.
We went for a swim in an east London church

We went for a swim in an east London church

There's a jacuzzi in front of the altar.
We Bet You Didn't Know These Strange London Facts

We Bet You Didn't Know These Strange London Facts

Love trivia? Fill your boots
Ever noticed? Tactile paving has different patterns for different situations

Ever noticed? Tactile paving has different patterns for different situations

Different patterns for different situations.
10 Mysteries Of The Tube

10 Mysteries Of The Tube

Was Jerry Springer really born on a tube station platform?
London's Best-Kept Secret Restaurants

London's Best-Kept Secret Restaurants

Let us tell you a secret...
What's London's Longest Tunnel?

What's London's Longest Tunnel?

Road, rail, foot and mail.
London's little-known tunnels:

London's little-known tunnels:

It's a warren down there.
The Eccentric Toilets Of 1960s London

The Eccentric Toilets Of 1960s London

Which toilet might have hidden a war criminal?
London in 1976

London in 1976

London 40 years ago
Graphic: The Historic Alleyways Of Fleet Street

Graphic: The Historic Alleyways Of Fleet Street

Ever explored the alleys north of Fleet Street? So much history...
The Longest London Walk Without Crossing A Road

The Longest London Walk Without Crossing A Road

How to walk 17 miles from Trafalgar Sq without crossing a road.
10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

10 Places In London You'll Probably Never Visit

From the sewers to the rooftops
London's Best Places For A Private Pint

London's Best Places For A Private Pint

Shhh... no-one will know you're here.
Video: Trivia About The Northern Line

Video: Trivia About The Northern Line

Geoff Marshall films some unusual features you probably never noticed.
The best and worst of the tube

The best and worst of the tube

Fascinating.
London's Most Underrated Day Trips

London's Most Underrated Day Trips

Avoid the hype.
Did you know about London's fake 10 Downing Street?

Did you know about London's fake 10 Downing Street?

Selfie sticks at the ready.
This Photographer Reaches The Parts Of London Others Cannot

This Photographer Reaches The Parts Of London Others Cannot

" I quite like the fact that the original Victorian builders most likely never saw the space fully lit like it is in the photo"
This Is The Narrowest Street In London

This Is The Narrowest Street In London

Breathe in...
8 Of London's Most Beautiful Restaurants

8 Of London's Most Beautiful Restaurants

Tasty as the dishes they serve
Strange Sights On The Tube

Strange Sights On The Tube

Just... wow.
6 Ideas For Romantic Days Out In London

6 Ideas For Romantic Days Out In London

Romance really isn't dead.
London Life Hacks You Should Know

London Life Hacks You Should Know

Free haircuts and roast dinners
Londonist's Back Passage

Londonist's Back Passage

A Deeply atmospheric jitty.
The Most Fascinating Ruins Of London

The Most Fascinating Ruins Of London

From ancient abbeys to modern estates
7 Weird Facts About St Pancras Station

7 Weird Facts About St Pancras Station

You can have a tinkle on Elton's Yamaha
10 More London Train Journeys You Might Not Have Done

10 More London Train Journeys You Might Not Have Done

We're chuffed that we found this many.
This Is London's Longest Pier

This Is London's Longest Pier

And how it was once commuting nirvana.
The Unbuilt London Tube Map

The Unbuilt London Tube Map

The unbuilt city.
Things To Look For On The Piccadilly Line

Things To Look For On The Piccadilly Line

Packed with trivia.
Riding One Of London's Tiniest Railways

Riding One Of London's Tiniest Railways

And London's only request stop.
Escape the city at this little London nature reserve

Escape the city at this little London nature reserve

It's an urban oasis.
9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Paddington Station

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Paddington Station

Know about the secret train?
The 'Express' Northern Line That Never Was

The 'Express' Northern Line That Never Was

Next time you see a round structure, don't just walk past it
Did you know abut Euston's ancient benches?

Did you know abut Euston's ancient benches?

Properly old.
The Tube Train That Never Needs To Stop

The Tube Train That Never Needs To Stop

Surely we've got nothing to lose?
In photos: abandoned and deserted parts of London

In photos: abandoned and deserted parts of London

Abandoned areas of London
The Londoners Paid To Clean Houses Naked

The Londoners Paid To Clean Houses Naked

"It's not rocket science, it's a bit of titillation."
The Gherkin's official name has a bloodthirsty history

The Gherkin's official name has a bloodthirsty history

It's not pleasant.
How London's Bus Routes Got Their Numbers

How London's Bus Routes Got Their Numbers

A mix of haphazard history and attempted logic.
Ever Been To Bromley's Roman Villa?

Ever Been To Bromley's Roman Villa?

Ticked off Kenwood House and Kensington Palace? But you've not done all these
Can You Walk Through The Rotherhithe Tunnel? We Did

Can You Walk Through The Rotherhithe Tunnel? We Did

Oh the fumes... the fumes.
7 Things You Might Not Have Done In Covent Garden Market

7 Things You Might Not Have Done In Covent Garden Market

Apples, pineapples, and frozen custard
This Northern Line Cheat Will Save You Minutes On Every Commute

This Northern Line Cheat Will Save You Minutes On Every Commute

Don't spend all your time on the Northern line
Google Street View has a hidden Queen.

Google Street View has a hidden Queen.

A little Easter Egg.
The Largest Listed Building In England Is In Camden

The Largest Listed Building In England Is In Camden

It nearly had a very different name...
Ever Noticed This Unusual Church Window?

Ever Noticed This Unusual Church Window?

Look up next time you're there.
Visit London's most elegant toilets - and they're free

Visit London's most elegant toilets - and they're free

Toilets that look good enough to eat
London's Most Unusual Spaces, Photographed

London's Most Unusual Spaces, Photographed

How many have you seen?
Five More Odd Facts You Probably Didn't Know About London

Five More Odd Facts You Probably Didn't Know About London

Including a crucifixion on Hampstead Heath.
London's most out of date signs

London's most out of date signs

Like a grandparent: charmingly out of date
Where in London are these ships made of concrete?

Where in London are these ships made of concrete?

'Concrete ship' sounds as effective as a chocolate fireguard, but here they are...
This Underground Line Isn't On Your Tube Map

This Underground Line Isn't On Your Tube Map

Ever caught a train from Mount Pleasant station?
Video: How Was Your London Postcode Created?

Video: How Was Your London Postcode Created?

And which one was only created in 2011?
Why Do The Guns Of HMS Belfast Point At A Motorway Service Station?

Why Do The Guns Of HMS Belfast Point At A Motorway Service Station?

What has the ship got against Scratchwood?
Stanley Kubrick's London

Stanley Kubrick's London

Shooting locations and other tidbits.
Something to look out for next time you're in Spitalfields

Something to look out for next time you're in Spitalfields

Local trades celebrated.
10 Secrets Of Covent Garden Market

10 Secrets Of Covent Garden Market

Surprising.
4 Unsolved Mysteries Of The Tube

4 Unsolved Mysteries Of The Tube

Why do buskers always play Here Comes The Sun?
5 Things You Might Not Know About Blackfriars Station

5 Things You Might Not Know About Blackfriars Station

Including those red columns...
9 Secrets Of Borough Market

9 Secrets Of Borough Market

It's HOW old?
The London Locations That Harry Potter Fans Must Visit

The London Locations That Harry Potter Fans Must Visit

We knew London was magical, but this is ridiculous...
12 Secrets Of Regent Street

12 Secrets Of Regent Street

The oldest shop on Regent Street isn't actually a shop...
This is the most eye-opening museum in London, but it's not well-known

This is the most eye-opening museum in London, but it's not well-known

Quite a spectacle.
London's Secret Shafts

London's Secret Shafts

Subterranean London hiding in plain sight.
Using The Most Easterly Crossing On The Thames

Using The Most Easterly Crossing On The Thames

A little-used passenger service just beyond the M25.
Trap Streets Are Real, And Here Are Some Of London's

Trap Streets Are Real, And Here Are Some Of London's

Not made up by Doctor Who.
So You Think You Know The Circle Line?

So You Think You Know The Circle Line?

Number 1: It's not a circle anymore
The Many Hidden Messages Dotted Around The Tube

The Many Hidden Messages Dotted Around The Tube

Just when you thought you'd seen everything...
Did you know about the special tree outside Charing Cross station?

Did you know about the special tree outside Charing Cross station?

What's so special about the tree outside?
Which Is London's Oldest Skyscraper?

Which Is London's Oldest Skyscraper?

Small, but striking
Step Back In Time At London's Oldest Deli

Step Back In Time At London's Oldest Deli

And they sell ice cream.
Heathrow Express: Secret Tunnels And Unused Platforms

Heathrow Express: Secret Tunnels And Unused Platforms

We get a ride in the cab of the HEX.
London's secret bedouin tent

London's secret bedouin tent

London truly has it all.
Dif you know why there's a viaduct on Hampstead Heath?

Dif you know why there's a viaduct on Hampstead Heath?

Including how Jack Straw's Castle got its name.
Some little-known facts about the British Museum - plus a handy tip for next time you visit

Some little-known facts about the British Museum - plus a handy tip for next time you visit

Did you know about the British Museum Tube stop?
7 ways to be a tube geek:

7 ways to be a tube geek:

Forget about reading Metro - these ideas are more fun.
We wish this secret tube entrance still existed

We wish this secret tube entrance still existed

Amazing photo looking down through the 'Eros' monument
A Secret Garden In South London

A Secret Garden In South London

One for the explorers among you.
Where Can You Still See Banksy In London?

Where Can You Still See Banksy In London?

In search of the remaining works.
Ever noticed the piece of the Berlin Wall, hiding in plain sight in London?

Ever noticed the piece of the Berlin Wall, hiding in plain sight in London?

Proving, perhaps, that London really does have a little bit of everything
There may be more to London's famous landmarks than you first thought

There may be more to London's famous landmarks than you first thought

The sinister reason for the black mark on the Horseguards clock.
Visit London's Oldest Tree

Visit London's Oldest Tree

This might just be the oldest living thing in London
The Secret Corners And Peculiar Nicknames Of Victoria Station

The Secret Corners And Peculiar Nicknames Of Victoria Station

We got on the roof and in the basement of Victoria station.
Why Is There A Platform 0 At King's Cross?

Why Is There A Platform 0 At King's Cross?

Confusing travellers since 2010.
What Are These Tall Pipes For?

What Are These Tall Pipes For?

Where have you seen these?
Facts About The Tube That Are Totally Made Up

Facts About The Tube That Are Totally Made Up

We know, because we asked you to make them up for us.
40 People Live On This West London Island

40 People Live On This West London Island

A village in the Thames.
Photos Of London In 1967

Photos Of London In 1967

Including Batman filming a road safety video
The World's Oldest Council Estate: Then And Now

The World's Oldest Council Estate: Then And Now

Pioneering estate broke boundaries.
Which is London's shortest High Street?

Which is London's shortest High Street?

The London High Street that time forgot
We Think We've Found London's Most Obscure Museum

We Think We've Found London's Most Obscure Museum

Just when you thought you'd been to every museum...
What Are Those Big Yellow Cranes In North West London?

What Are Those Big Yellow Cranes In North West London?

Rusting away.
Why You Should Visit Severndroog Castle

Why You Should Visit Severndroog Castle

A secret castle in a forest - that's what childhood dreams are made of.
An Ode To The Bakerloo Line Trains

An Ode To The Bakerloo Line Trains

Oldest stock on the network not long for this world.
Where To See And Hear The Hidden River Fleet

Where To See And Hear The Hidden River Fleet

You can still find it flowing
The London clock that tells the wrong time:

The London clock that tells the wrong time:

Telling the right time seven months out of 12 ain't bad, right?
How many of these King's Cross oddities do you know?

How many of these King's Cross oddities do you know?

Find the Olympic benches.
How to get close to London's parakeets

How to get close to London's parakeets

There's a place in zone 1 where parakeets will land on your hand
Bet You Didn't Know This About Bloomsbury

Bet You Didn't Know This About Bloomsbury

How many of these did you know?
Why The Nazis Hated The Lambeth Walk

Why The Nazis Hated The Lambeth Walk

The song has a surprising history.
Secret Hidden Bits Of The West End

Secret Hidden Bits Of The West End

How many of these do you know about?
9 Interesting Facts About Strand

9 Interesting Facts About Strand

Know about the Roman bath that's all lies?
Tunnels we'd love to see in London

Tunnels we'd love to see in London

Some silly, some not so much.
Londonist Out Loud: London Urban Legends

Londonist Out Loud: London Urban Legends

What's true and what's not?
Underappreciated Exhibits At The Museum Of London

Underappreciated Exhibits At The Museum Of London

Heard of Stanley Green, who waged a 25 year battle against protein?
London's Lost Football Stadiums

London's Lost Football Stadiums

Fascinating.
The Smallest Church In London

The Smallest Church In London

Still beautiful though
In Pictures: London's West End In The 1950s

In Pictures: London's West End In The 1950s

It's still Soho, but not as we know it.
6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Euston Station

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Euston Station

How it was nearly in Chalk Farm instead.
Here's What London Looked Like In 1944

Here's What London Looked Like In 1944

Step back in time.
Is This London's Most Luxurious Swimming Pool?

Is This London's Most Luxurious Swimming Pool?

You don't have to be a hotel guest to use the pool.
The Lost London Tube Map

The Lost London Tube Map

Explore the parts of London that no longer exist.
Down Street Ghost Station Could Open To Public

Down Street Ghost Station Could Open To Public

We take a tour.
10 things you probably didn't know about 10 Downing Street

10 things you probably didn't know about 10 Downing Street

Including soundproof doors.
Know about the lost railway between Mill Hill East and Edgware?

Know about the lost railway between Mill Hill East and Edgware?

Today, the M1 motorway cuts through it
Know about the 'Deadhouse' beneath Somerset House?

Know about the 'Deadhouse' beneath Somerset House?

It was the V&A... before it was the V&A
7 Things You Might Not Know About London Bridge

7 Things You Might Not Know About London Bridge

The original roof is now in Wales...
Video: Inside London's Deepest Tunnel

Video: Inside London's Deepest Tunnel

No one will be here again for a decade.
7 Great London Basements

7 Great London Basements

Some filled with silver and gold.
Quiz: name these 5 landmarks from the reverse view

Quiz: name these 5 landmarks from the reverse view

Backs to the wall.
Beautiful Examples Of Art Deco In London

Beautiful Examples Of Art Deco In London

Did we get your favourite?
Liverpool Street station really is Bedlam. Here's why

Liverpool Street station really is Bedlam. Here's why

It's got a Dutch twin.
London's Unusual Tube Roundels

London's Unusual Tube Roundels

Pimp my signage.
Crossrail Will Open Up All These Amazing Places

Crossrail Will Open Up All These Amazing Places

Heard of Iver?
London's Parakeets: Everything You Need To Know

London's Parakeets: Everything You Need To Know

They will land on your head and bite your ear.
London's got some pretty unusual doors, if you know where to look

London's got some pretty unusual doors, if you know where to look

Number 10's isn't made of wood...
Why Is There A Tube Train Inside An Aldgate Office?

Why Is There A Tube Train Inside An Aldgate Office?

You can pretend to be the driver.
London's coolest converted spaces, including the hotel that was a prison

London's coolest converted spaces, including the hotel that was a prison

Upcycling, London-style.
Bet you didn't know these facts about Hammersmith and Fulham

Bet you didn't know these facts about Hammersmith and Fulham

From speed bumps to heart burials.
8 Secrets Of Oxford Street

8 Secrets Of Oxford Street

Secrets of the famous thoroughfare.
The Best Unsung Museums in North London

The Best Unsung Museums in North London

Canals, industry and innuendo.
What Is The Policeman's Hook?

What Is The Policeman's Hook?

'Ello 'ello, what's all this then?
How Did Soho Get Its Name?

How Did Soho Get Its Name?

Was it really a hunting cry?
This Bucolic Setting Awaits You At The End Of The Jubilee Line

This Bucolic Setting Awaits You At The End Of The Jubilee Line

The first in our new series exploring the end of tube lines. Where should we visit next?
8 Secrets Of Cannon Street Station

8 Secrets Of Cannon Street Station

Some things never change.
14 Weird London Pub Names And What They Mean

14 Weird London Pub Names And What They Mean

Ever had a pint in The Case is Altered?
Ever Noticed This Typo On A Greenwich Bus Stop?

Ever Noticed This Typo On A Greenwich Bus Stop?

We're pretty sure that place doesn't exist... not in London anyway
The Street Where London's Victorians Bought Their Porn

The Street Where London's Victorians Bought Their Porn

And its tragic end.
How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

How Much Do You Really Know About Trafalgar Square?

Secrets of the world-famous square
7 Great Facts About London Roads

7 Great Facts About London Roads

Including THAT Savoy myth.
Everything you need to know about London's most ornate river crossing

Everything you need to know about London's most ornate river crossing

Did you know all these bits of Hammersmith bridge trivia?
Inside London's Oldest Pie And Mash Shop

Inside London's Oldest Pie And Mash Shop

There's even a veggie option.
Joke Road Signs: LOL or GTFO?

Joke Road Signs: LOL or GTFO?

Clet Abraham has a lot to answer for.
Look out for these gems next time you're on the Central line

Look out for these gems next time you're on the Central line

Geoff Marshall seeks out the little-known facts.
Is this hidden garden the most peaceful spot in Bloomsbury?

Is this hidden garden the most peaceful spot in Bloomsbury?

Tea, a fountain...oh, and a gravestone.
A roundup of London's inaccurate plaques ->

A roundup of London's inaccurate plaques ->

Plaques with slack facts.
Travel on the Bakerloo line regularly? We bet you've never noticed half this stuff

Travel on the Bakerloo line regularly? We bet you've never noticed half this stuff

Facts, trivia and useless information.
Unexpected Ways That The Victoria Line Can Save You Minutes

Unexpected Ways That The Victoria Line Can Save You Minutes

The light-blue line is your friend.
Why is this bit of the Square Mile in south London?

Why is this bit of the Square Mile in south London?

Has Google messed up?
Some seriously odd stuff left on the tube

Some seriously odd stuff left on the tube

Did you leave an iron on the number 23 bus?
Video: Oyster Oddities - Are You Paying Too Much For Your Journey?

Video: Oyster Oddities - Are You Paying Too Much For Your Journey?

Sometimes, yes.
How Many Of These London Islands Have You Visited?

How Many Of These London Islands Have You Visited?

West London has loads.
This Abandoned Railway Station Is Now Home To A Junk Shop

This Abandoned Railway Station Is Now Home To A Junk Shop

Need a new chair? We know just the place
Video: 6 Quirky Things You Probably Haven't Noticed In London

Video: 6 Quirky Things You Probably Haven't Noticed In London

Seen them all? We don't believe you.
Watch video footage of Piccadilly Circus from 50 years ago.

Watch video footage of Piccadilly Circus from 50 years ago.

Step back in time.
How To Talk To Strangers On The Tube

How To Talk To Strangers On The Tube

It's really not that scary.
5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Camden Market

5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Camden Market

Ever visited the catacombs?
Video: What's Happening In Crossrail's Tunnels Right Now?

Video: What's Happening In Crossrail's Tunnels Right Now?

Something amazing beneath our feet.
This Train Terminates Here: End Of The Line Tube Trivia

This Train Terminates Here: End Of The Line Tube Trivia

It turns out Barking dates back to the year 666...ominous.
What do London buses, Royal Mail and KitKat have in common?

What do London buses, Royal Mail and KitKat have in common?

And when are they not?
Ubers Were A Long Way Off In 1960s London

Ubers Were A Long Way Off In 1960s London

Still think Uber's great?
The Bunker Inside A Bunker

The Bunker Inside A Bunker

Some secret tunnels you won't have seen.
Where Is London's Smallest Square?

Where Is London's Smallest Square?

We think this is London's smallest square
Why is the Upside-Down House called that? We investigated

Why is the Upside-Down House called that? We investigated

"We're ringing the buzzer of Canal House. If someone answers the door, maybe they'll have the answer to our question. No one answers"
Tallest, Ugliest, Most Haunted: Top London Hotel Trivia

Tallest, Ugliest, Most Haunted: Top London Hotel Trivia

One has two hidden temples...
London's Rumoured Secret Tunnels

London's Rumoured Secret Tunnels

Are the rumours true?
Step Back In Time And Visit The Post Office Tower Restaurant

Step Back In Time And Visit The Post Office Tower Restaurant

The waiters must have kept losing their tables...
More Secrets Of The Underground

More Secrets Of The Underground

Geoff's been exploring again.
What Does This Strange Kerb Marking Mean

What Does This Strange Kerb Marking Mean

There's a fascinating story behind it.
Is This London's Most Beautiful Bank?

Is This London's Most Beautiful Bank?

Former tavern and restaurant.
Where Does The Queen Get Her Groceries?

Where Does The Queen Get Her Groceries?

We reckon Ma'am has fibre optic internet
London's Street Nipples Exposed

London's Street Nipples Exposed

What are these brassy dugs?
London’s Lewdest Etchings

London’s Lewdest Etchings

The Eccentric London Bookshops With Stories To Tell

The Eccentric London Bookshops With Stories To Tell

Secret histories and celeb spotting
7 Magnificent Secrets Of Highgate Cemetery

7 Magnificent Secrets Of Highgate Cemetery

Dig deeper than the usual Dracula-inspired mythology
A Trip To West London's Fascinating Self-Storage Unit

A Trip To West London's Fascinating Self-Storage Unit

London's past, in self-storage.
Ever encountered this fragment of the World Trade Center?

Ever encountered this fragment of the World Trade Center?

Did you know there's a piece of the Twin Towers tucked away on the Olympic Park?
Ever Been To The Crystal Palace Subway?

Ever Been To The Crystal Palace Subway?

Hopefully sometime soon, it'll be open to everyone.
7 Amazing Facts About London's Skyscrapers

7 Amazing Facts About London's Skyscrapers

Which one has no floor 13?
Nifty Ways To Help You Memorise London Info

Nifty Ways To Help You Memorise London Info

How to fix London in your brain.
Everything You Need To Know About London's Bridge Of Fools

Everything You Need To Know About London's Bridge Of Fools

Fools, willies and lamps.
How To Get Into The Houses Of Parliament For Free

How To Get Into The Houses Of Parliament For Free

An unusual day out.
The London cafe where you eat on gravestones

The London cafe where you eat on gravestones

Cafe in the Crypt.
Why do thousands of people visit this tiny London hamlet every day?

Why do thousands of people visit this tiny London hamlet every day?

But do the people here consider themselves Londoners?
What's It Like Inside The BT Tower?

What's It Like Inside The BT Tower?

We went to the top.
How These Posts On London's Outskirts Helped Build The City

How These Posts On London's Outskirts Helped Build The City

Like a mushroom ring around London.
Things You Maybe Didn't Know About Tobacco Dock

Things You Maybe Didn't Know About Tobacco Dock

Pirate ships, lions, armies, oh my!
7 secrets of Bloomsbury.

7 secrets of Bloomsbury.

Best you don't know all these.
10 Unusual Places To Stay In London

10 Unusual Places To Stay In London

Doze with da Vinci, or sleep in a tomb with a view.
Is this the Croydon of the future?

Is this the Croydon of the future?

Brutalist visions.
9 Things You Might Not Know About Piccadilly

9 Things You Might Not Know About Piccadilly

Including the Roald Dahl link.
Want To Know About Your London Street In Victorian Times?

Want To Know About Your London Street In Victorian Times?

Calling all Ripper Street fans.
Sneak Peek: Under The Thames With Crossrail

Sneak Peek: Under The Thames With Crossrail

We walk the only section that passes under the river.
Never been to Harrow? Here's what you're missing out on

Never been to Harrow? Here's what you're missing out on

Home to the world's oldest monotheistic religion.
Are These The Sauciest Statues In London?

Are These The Sauciest Statues In London?

Including the 'best arse in London'.
Beneath The Thames Barrier

Beneath The Thames Barrier

Did you know there are two underwater tunnels beneath the Thames Barrier?
How Heathrow Airport almost had nine runways

How Heathrow Airport almost had nine runways

Post-war plan to massively expand Heathrow.
Can You Identify These 7 London Tunnels?

Can You Identify These 7 London Tunnels?

Seven passages to guess.
Is This London's Weirdest Tomb?

Is This London's Weirdest Tomb?

This does not sound like a pleasant way to go.
London's Most Outspoken Plaques

London's Most Outspoken Plaques

Memorials to make you smile, shout or weep.
The Queen's First Tube Ride...By Third-Class Smoking Carriage

The Queen's First Tube Ride...By Third-Class Smoking Carriage

The Queen once travelled in disguise on the tube... in a smoking carriage.
Ever Wondered What The Savoy's Swimming Pool Is Like?

Ever Wondered What The Savoy's Swimming Pool Is Like?

It comes with all the usual hotel extravagances.
Subterranean London Exposed In New Book

Subterranean London Exposed In New Book

Striking photos of sewers, private tubes and bunkers.
Why you should pay attention to London's bricks.

Why you should pay attention to London's bricks.

Ever considered the humble house brick?
8 Secrets Of Putney Bridge

8 Secrets Of Putney Bridge

From near tragedy to stinky sewerage.
Speak Any Of These Secret London Languages?

Speak Any Of These Secret London Languages?

It's all Greek to us.
When The London Underground Flooded

When The London Underground Flooded

Rain, rain, go away.
In Search Of London's Smallest Hotel

In Search Of London's Smallest Hotel

Who needs modern luxuries like windows?
What's It Like Inside The King's Cross Clock Tower?

What's It Like Inside The King's Cross Clock Tower?

Next time you're catching a train, look up
The Faded Adverts That Haunt Our Streets

The Faded Adverts That Haunt Our Streets

Sam Roberts picks ten of the best faded adverts.
A Victorian Prophecy Of Doom

A Victorian Prophecy Of Doom

The palace will fall.
Video: The Tiles Of The Victoria Line

Video: The Tiles Of The Victoria Line

One of them is a great visual pun.
Take A Trip Back To The Thames Of 1959

Take A Trip Back To The Thames Of 1959

Including Captain Scott's Discovery
Why are there so many grasshoppers in the City?

Why are there so many grasshoppers in the City?

Chirrup, chirrup.
London Photo Quiz

London Photo Quiz

Test your capital knowledge.
Where In London Will You Find A Perch, A Pole And A Foot?

Where In London Will You Find A Perch, A Pole And A Foot?

Historical rulers.
The Strangest Clock In London

The Strangest Clock In London

Striking, isn't it?
Do you know what you can find on the Thames foreshore?

Do you know what you can find on the Thames foreshore?

Here's how to read the hidden stories of our great river.
Why Are These Foods So Hard To Find In London?

Why Are These Foods So Hard To Find In London?

Why are these foods missing from London's international food scene?
Step Back In Time And Visit London's World-Famous Markets

Step Back In Time And Visit London's World-Famous Markets

Shopping by the ton
11 Fun Facts About London's Millennium Bridge

11 Fun Facts About London's Millennium Bridge

Yes, it used to wobble; but do you know why?
How Holland Park ended up with two Japanese gardens

How Holland Park ended up with two Japanese gardens

One of London's least-secret 'secret' gardens
10 Downing Street has a filthy entrance

10 Downing Street has a filthy entrance

Did you know you can wander around Number 10 in street view?
A guide to swimming in the Thames, including what's allowed, and staying safe

A guide to swimming in the Thames, including what's allowed, and staying safe

Rules to follow, plus tips and advice.
Get to know Primrose Hill better with these facts about the park

Get to know Primrose Hill better with these facts about the park

More than just a good viewpoint
Did You Know That Westminster Cathedral Is Unfinished?

Did You Know That Westminster Cathedral Is Unfinished?

No Ukip, it's not a mosque.
7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Natural History Museum

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Natural History Museum

It used to be part of the British Museum.
9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

9 of London's Most Beautiful Fountains

A thing of beauty is a joy forever
Next time your train's delayed at Waterloo...

Next time your train's delayed at Waterloo...

We're desperate to go on the toilet tour
A Fact For Each Station On The DLR

A Fact For Each Station On The DLR

Next stop: trivia.
The Soviets Secretly Mapped London... And Made Some Glaring Errors

The Soviets Secretly Mapped London... And Made Some Glaring Errors

A little unsettling to say the least.
A tube station unused in 70 years:

A tube station unused in 70 years:

Unused since the 1940s.
Brick Lane station doesn't exist - but it nearly did

Brick Lane station doesn't exist - but it nearly did

Trivia from around the area.
Seen The Secret Art Collection Inside Canada House?

Seen The Secret Art Collection Inside Canada House?

300 works of art.
Red Sands: The Abandoned Estuary Sea Forts From WWII

Red Sands: The Abandoned Estuary Sea Forts From WWII

Quite eerie actually.
What's The Difference Between Haringey And Harringay?

What's The Difference Between Haringey And Harringay?

Because you deserve to know
5 Secrets Of West Norwood Cemetery

5 Secrets Of West Norwood Cemetery

A history that goes deeper than the catacombs.
Inventing the postcode in London.

Inventing the postcode in London.

Do you know which postcode gave us the toothbrush?
London's Craziest Day Trips

London's Craziest Day Trips

Take a break from the ordinary.
Swimming Shorts: Skinny Dipping In Central London

Swimming Shorts: Skinny Dipping In Central London

Energybase in Bloomsbury.
11 Secrets Of The Dorchester Hotel

11 Secrets Of The Dorchester Hotel

Including a royal stag do.
Notting Hill's forgotten racecourse

Notting Hill's forgotten racecourse

Still visible in the street plan.
Secrets Of London's (Not Actually) Roman Bath

Secrets Of London's (Not Actually) Roman Bath

The fact it's not Roman isn't one of them.
How To Explore The City Of London At The Weekend

How To Explore The City Of London At The Weekend

The Square Mile revealed.
Non-Native Animals On The Loose In London

Non-Native Animals On The Loose In London

Foxes and squirrels we're used to, but scorpions...?
London hotels too expensive? Why not go camping

London hotels too expensive? Why not go camping

Ever considered a tent or a caravan?
11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leicester Square

11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Leicester Square

What's beneath the famous tourist centre?
10 Weird London Laws And Rules

10 Weird London Laws And Rules

It's illegal to wear a suit of armour in Parliament.
7 Secrets Of The City Of Westminster

7 Secrets Of The City Of Westminster

Including THAT Coco Chanel myth...
Did Vauxhall Really Give Its Name To All Russian Train Stations?

Did Vauxhall Really Give Its Name To All Russian Train Stations?

Did you know this?
The Car Park Cats Of Peckham

The Car Park Cats Of Peckham

London's real-life answer to Top Cat's gang
What Lurks Beneath London's Streets?

What Lurks Beneath London's Streets?

Makes us itch just thinking about it.
On A Budget? Cheap Family-Friendly London Alternatives

On A Budget? Cheap Family-Friendly London Alternatives

Ideas for cash-strapped parents.
These London buildings used to be theatres

These London buildings used to be theatres

It's architectural reincarnation.
London’s Best Restaurant Toilets

London’s Best Restaurant Toilets

Poos with views and Soviet wees.
Dare You Stay At London's Most Haunted Hotel?

Dare You Stay At London's Most Haunted Hotel?

Things that go bump in the night
Which Is London's Smallest Cinema?

Which Is London's Smallest Cinema?

Small, but perfectly formed.
Fetish Tales From London's Sewers

Fetish Tales From London's Sewers

Have your lunch first.
The Secret Stones Of Kensington Gardens

The Secret Stones Of Kensington Gardens

Peter Pan fan investigates fictional graves.
How well do you know Southbank Centre?

How well do you know Southbank Centre?

What's London Zoo got to do with it?
Brick Lane's Forgotten Brewery

Brick Lane's Forgotten Brewery

And the pub next door that's still going.
The Secret History Of London's Servants

The Secret History Of London's Servants

Arguably too little has changed over 400 years.
7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Shaftesbury Avenue.

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Shaftesbury Avenue.

It's famous for theatre, but has a rich music history too
Finding The Panoramas Of Lost London

Finding The Panoramas Of Lost London

Some beautiful old photographs and their (often underwhelming) modern counterparts.
9 things you might not know about Lambeth Bridge

9 things you might not know about Lambeth Bridge

Including why its predecessor was a disaster
Did You Know You Can Be A Mermaid In London?

Did You Know You Can Be A Mermaid In London?

"It's really difficult to find pools that will allow you to swim in a tail."
You might be surprised about who owns London's landmarks

You might be surprised about who owns London's landmarks

Cambridge University owns the O2.
What you should know about Abney Park Cemetery

What you should know about Abney Park Cemetery

Fires, wars and Amy Winehouse.
8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hyde Park

8 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hyde Park

Including the lido's real name.
The Silvertown Explosion That Killed 73

The Silvertown Explosion That Killed 73

Everything within a few hundred metres was flattened
The Whitechapel cemeteries returning to nature

The Whitechapel cemeteries returning to nature

Little known oases.
Are there secret caves under Blackheath - and if so, where?

Are there secret caves under Blackheath - and if so, where?

Do they really exist?
7 Secrets Of The Grosvenor Railway Bridge

7 Secrets Of The Grosvenor Railway Bridge

Did your train cross this bridge this morning?
Why Is There A Giant Translucent Crown Near Tower Bridge?

Why Is There A Giant Translucent Crown Near Tower Bridge?

Hiding in plain sight.
Gog And Magog: Who Are They And What Have They Got To Do With London?

Gog And Magog: Who Are They And What Have They Got To Do With London?

The city's first double act.
Have You Walked Right Past This Entrance To A Secret Bunker?

Have You Walked Right Past This Entrance To A Secret Bunker?

NOT the one in Westminster.
The odd etymology of London's bridges

The odd etymology of London's bridges

Including the only bridge in London that crosses over into another county
Londonist Out Loud: Discovering Vanished London

Londonist Out Loud: Discovering Vanished London

The first Chinatown and the original Olympic village.
7 Secrets Of The Ritz Hotel

7 Secrets Of The Ritz Hotel

You can drink cocktails from a glass slipper here
Mythbusted: London's horse statues follow a secret code

Mythbusted: London's horse statues follow a secret code

Urban myth explored.
In Search Of London's Tallest Tree

In Search Of London's Tallest Tree

Unbe-leaf-able.
A new tunnel boring machine... but what's it called?

A new tunnel boring machine... but what's it called?

Under the Thames from Chelsea to Battersea.
Which tower is shaped like a company logo? and other secrets of the Square Mile

Which tower is shaped like a company logo? and other secrets of the Square Mile

Know about the crypt beneath Threadneedle Street?
7 Secrets Of The Savoy Hotel

7 Secrets Of The Savoy Hotel

Including the time the courtyard was flooded... on purpose.
The Londoner Who Invented Purple

The Londoner Who Invented Purple

There's a school named after the inventor. The uniform is purple
It Must Be A Sign: London's Alternative Plaque Schemes

It Must Be A Sign: London's Alternative Plaque Schemes

The serious and satirical.
Video: Inside TfL's Lost Property Office

Video: Inside TfL's Lost Property Office

Chances are your lost phone is here.
What is this odd thing in Denmark Hill?

What is this odd thing in Denmark Hill?

The answer's in the article, but what do you think it is from the photo?
Video: a walking tour of London's lost tube stations

Video: a walking tour of London's lost tube stations

Nothing like a good Leslie Green
Recommended Watching: Inside King's Cross

Recommended Watching: Inside King's Cross

Calling all transport nerds.
Secrets Of The DLR

Secrets Of The DLR

Including the platforms that are never used
FORGET zone 1 for a minute. These north west London attractions rock

FORGET zone 1 for a minute. These north west London attractions rock

Believe us, this beats shopping on Oxford Street
16 Things You Might Not Know About London's Buses

16 Things You Might Not Know About London's Buses

Shortest, longest, busiest: we've got it all covered.
The Secret History Of The London Plane Tree

The Secret History Of The London Plane Tree

Did Tradescant accidentally create it?
Things You Might Not Know About Sir John Soane's Museum

Things You Might Not Know About Sir John Soane's Museum

Ever spotted the filled-in bullet hole?
Did Winston Churchill Really Broadcast From The Churchill Arms?

Did Winston Churchill Really Broadcast From The Churchill Arms?

Would your annual salary cover their flower bill?
What Watkin's Folly Would Have Looked Like Today

What Watkin's Folly Would Have Looked Like Today

Abandoned architecture.
Where Does London's Tap Water Come From?

Where Does London's Tap Water Come From?

We ask the experts.
Whatever Happened To Old London Bridge?

Whatever Happened To Old London Bridge?

Scattered to the four winds.
Five More Odd Facts About London

Five More Odd Facts About London

Who was locked up in the Tower AND performed at the Albert Hall?
Stuff We Found Around Town That Should Be In A Harry Potter Film

Stuff We Found Around Town That Should Be In A Harry Potter Film

You are a wizard, Harry.
In Search Of London's Giant 2012 Olympic Rings

In Search Of London's Giant 2012 Olympic Rings

You'll be happy to know some still exist.
When Covent Garden started floating...

When Covent Garden started floating...

Alex Chinneck creates sculptural illusion.
In Search Of London's Vanished Castles

In Search Of London's Vanished Castles

Fort thoughts.
Secrets Of Charlton House

Secrets Of Charlton House

Including the staircase which gets uglier as it goes higher.
The Weirdest Stuff Left Lying Around London

The Weirdest Stuff Left Lying Around London

One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Sample the delights of Soho's Coffee Houses, circa 1950

Sample the delights of Soho's Coffee Houses, circa 1950

A long way from today's pumpkin spiced lattes.
Ever visited Sherlock's study... in Charing Cross?

Ever visited Sherlock's study... in Charing Cross?

This place is amazing, and free to visit.
Things You Never Knew About The Borough Of Wandsworth

Things You Never Knew About The Borough Of Wandsworth

Did we get your favourite?
Mail Rail: Inside London's Post Office Tube Line

Mail Rail: Inside London's Post Office Tube Line

Photos of the mothballed railway at Mount Pleasant.
London's latrinal history.

London's latrinal history.

We've researched it, so you don't have to.
9 fantastic alternatives to London's most crowded museums

9 fantastic alternatives to London's most crowded museums

For the impatient culture vulture.
6 Secrets Of Billingsgate Market

6 Secrets Of Billingsgate Market

The home of effing and jeffing.
London's smallest police station isn't where you probably think it is

London's smallest police station isn't where you probably think it is

And the largest too.
Did You Know London Has A Broadway, Springfield And Central Park?

Did You Know London Has A Broadway, Springfield And Central Park?

America in our capital.
Get Out Of Zone 1: North East London

Get Out Of Zone 1: North East London

Tudor treasures, wild landscapes and plenty of free stuff.
How To Spend The Night In The King's Wardrobe

How To Spend The Night In The King's Wardrobe

Tucked away near St Paul's...
The Secret World War Two Bunker

The Secret World War Two Bunker

Where many women contributed to the war effort.
Visit This Incredible Model Of Old London Bridge

Visit This Incredible Model Of Old London Bridge

Miniature history.
Teeny Houses At Vauxhall Park Model Village

Teeny Houses At Vauxhall Park Model Village

Mini maisons in south London.
Know about the cash machine that only distributes fivers?

Know about the cash machine that only distributes fivers?

Celebrating our strange ATMs.
The Biscuits That London Made

The Biscuits That London Made

Bourbons, garibaldis, and some that crumbled into obscurity.
London's Most Poignant Memorials

London's Most Poignant Memorials

People from all walks of life, remembered.
Places In London That Don't Sound Real

Places In London That Don't Sound Real

No, your A-Z isn't lying to you.
Things you might not know about @kewgardens

Things you might not know about @kewgardens

An incredible scientific breakthrough due to a disastrous storm.
Why Is There A Statue Of A Dead Parrot In Greenwich?

Why Is There A Statue Of A Dead Parrot In Greenwich?

Monty Python fans, take note.
London Statue Anomalies: Falkland's Broken Spur

London Statue Anomalies: Falkland's Broken Spur

Why are protesters so drawn to the Viscount?
7 Amazing Facts About London's Housing Estates

7 Amazing Facts About London's Housing Estates

Where is the Doctor's favourite estate?
10 secrets of Hamleys, the world's oldest toy store

10 secrets of Hamleys, the world's oldest toy store

Including one thing you won't want your kids to find out...
You can now get to Swanley on your Oyster card. Here are 6 things that await you

You can now get to Swanley on your Oyster card. Here are 6 things that await you

Just don't go expecting to see swans.
Secrets Of St Paul's Cathedral

Secrets Of St Paul's Cathedral

It survived the Blitz... but only just
The Beatles' London

The Beatles' London

Where to see memorabilia and more
7 secrets of Seven Dials, including how part of it ended up in Surrey

7 secrets of Seven Dials, including how part of it ended up in Surrey

The real Gin Lane.
Were These Penises Removed From The Strand?

Were These Penises Removed From The Strand?

Next time you pass this building, look up
Quiz: Whose Roof Is This?

Quiz: Whose Roof Is This?

11 landmarks, from the top.
Where Are London’s Gold Vaults?

Where Are London’s Gold Vaults?

Don't go getting any ideas, now...
9 Secrets Of Carnaby

9 Secrets Of Carnaby

The gruesome history of the shopping district.
Ever Been To Battersea Park's Floating Lantern Ceremony?

Ever Been To Battersea Park's Floating Lantern Ceremony?

Spending a penny? Yes please.
Did You Know About This Lost West London Railway?

Did You Know About This Lost West London Railway?

We discover old buffers and rusty rails.
Secrets Of London's Statues

Secrets Of London's Statues

How many of these did you know?
11 Amazing Facts About Burlington Arcade

11 Amazing Facts About Burlington Arcade

Pickpockets beware.
7 Secrets Of Kensal Green Cemetery

7 Secrets Of Kensal Green Cemetery

A home to cult horror films
The Bits Of St Paul's Cathedral You Won't Get To See

The Bits Of St Paul's Cathedral You Won't Get To See

Onto the roof and into the belfry.
Things You Probably Didn't Know About Beigel Bake

Things You Probably Didn't Know About Beigel Bake

Celebrity customers, Yiddish spelling and thousands of brown paper bags.
A Snoop Round London's Hidden Battle Of Britain Bunker

A Snoop Round London's Hidden Battle Of Britain Bunker

You probably never knew this existed.
Brick Lane's Show Trees: An Arboreal Mystery

Brick Lane's Show Trees: An Arboreal Mystery

What's it all about?
Video: Secrets Of London's Canals – City Road To Camden

Video: Secrets Of London's Canals – City Road To Camden

A floating bookshop and a former ice store.
9 Things You Might Not Have Done In Tate Modern

9 Things You Might Not Have Done In Tate Modern

Including how to put your own art on the wall
The Strangest Water Craft London Ever Built

The Strangest Water Craft London Ever Built

Ingenious or wacky?
If Yankees Ruled London: Thoughts From 1901

If Yankees Ruled London: Thoughts From 1901

The foreign perspective.
This podcast episode looks at why everything you know about London is probably wrong

This podcast episode looks at why everything you know about London is probably wrong

How many of these fake London 'facts' have you fallen for?
Ever Been Along The Brentford Golden Mile?

Ever Been Along The Brentford Golden Mile?

There's more art deco beauty in London than you thought...
5 Interesting Facts About The Science Museum

5 Interesting Facts About The Science Museum

A large part of it is in Swindon.
Hours of fun to be had on this sound map of the London Underground

Hours of fun to be had on this sound map of the London Underground

It's the sound of the Underground
A forgotten rifle range beneath Bloomsbury

A forgotten rifle range beneath Bloomsbury

Still with us today.
9 Reasons Why Osidge Is The Most Interesting Place In London

9 Reasons Why Osidge Is The Most Interesting Place In London

And there *is* a sausage connection.
Take a look at what you DON'T see on a trip to St Paul's

Take a look at what you DON'T see on a trip to St Paul's

See the bits rarely seen by the public.
Video: The Shrinking Penis Of 55 Broadway

Video: The Shrinking Penis Of 55 Broadway

Click for context.
A Secret Tunnel Under Euston Road

A Secret Tunnel Under Euston Road

Tunnels, rooftop views and giant sculpture.
The Massive Toilet Built By Dick Whittington

The Massive Toilet Built By Dick Whittington

The Lord Mayor was flush in more ways than one.
5 Secrets Of Barbican

5 Secrets Of Barbican

Including a movie blunder.
Are The Pirate Ships In Tobacco Dock Real?

Are The Pirate Ships In Tobacco Dock Real?

Replicas or not?
Take A Peek Inside The Art Deco Du Cane Court

Take A Peek Inside The Art Deco Du Cane Court

We'd take the whole thing about Hitler wanting to use this building, with a pinch of salt
At the east London car factory you thought had closed down

At the east London car factory you thought had closed down

This place has been in action for almost 90 years
10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Claridge's

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Claridge's

What do Harrods and The Savoy have to do with it?
Is This London's Most Dangerous Bridge?

Is This London's Most Dangerous Bridge?

Battered old Battersea.
These huts in Peckham painted with Teletubbies were part of a Prisoner of War camp...

These huts in Peckham painted with Teletubbies were part of a Prisoner of War camp...

Dark history covered in colourful paint.
Where To Eat And Drink Like A 1920s Spy In London

Where To Eat And Drink Like A 1920s Spy In London

Been to any?
Angel Islington Is Only One Of Two London Angels

Angel Islington Is Only One Of Two London Angels

The other Angel has its moments.
How Wardour Street once housed London's filmland

How Wardour Street once housed London's filmland

And the clues that remain today.
11 Amazing Facts About Croydon Airport

11 Amazing Facts About Croydon Airport

And how it essentially made Croydon the centre of the universe.
A tiny solar system hidden in a north London subway

A tiny solar system hidden in a north London subway

Stellar tiles.
7 Secrets Of Wembley Stadium

7 Secrets Of Wembley Stadium

What happened to those legendary twin towers?
When Jim Reeves Caused A Riot In Camden

When Jim Reeves Caused A Riot In Camden

Diva behaviour or fair enough?
London's Cosiest Bars

London's Cosiest Bars

One of these, probably.
8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

8 Amazing Facts About London's Coade Stone Lion

Including the fate of his siblings.
Why is there a quartet of beavers on top of this Oxford Street shop?

Why is there a quartet of beavers on top of this Oxford Street shop?

A small but powerful reminder of the darker side of fashion
This Hidden Park In King's Cross Will Make You Late For Your Train

This Hidden Park In King's Cross Will Make You Late For Your Train

Food from garden to plate.
The British Interplanetary Society in Vauxhall is a wonderful temple of futurism

The British Interplanetary Society in Vauxhall is a wonderful temple of futurism

To infinity and just beyond zone 1.
Did You Know All These Fun Lewisham Facts?

Did You Know All These Fun Lewisham Facts?

Including the first use of police riot shields.
How London's Bells, Bridges And Churches Have Ended Up In The USA

How London's Bells, Bridges And Churches Have Ended Up In The USA

You probably know about London Bridge, but what about the rest of them?
Which Prime Ministers Did Madame Tussauds Never Bother Making?

Which Prime Ministers Did Madame Tussauds Never Bother Making?

Decapitate Dave? Surely not.
When London Was A Hub Of Car Manufacturing

When London Was A Hub Of Car Manufacturing

Motor city.
Why This Church Notice Board Is Worth A Second Glance

Why This Church Notice Board Is Worth A Second Glance

Go and have a gander yourself
11 Fun Facts About The London Palladium

11 Fun Facts About The London Palladium

Including an unexploded bomb.
London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

London's Little Gardens: SOAS Japanese Roof Garden

An oasis of calm.
Londonist Out Loud: Running Through The City's History

Londonist Out Loud: Running Through The City's History

Take a tour of the city -- but quickly.
The Room Vandalised By 4 British Prime Ministers

The Room Vandalised By 4 British Prime Ministers

And a few great writers too.
The Wren Masterpiece That Ended Up On A 1960s Housing Estate

The Wren Masterpiece That Ended Up On A 1960s Housing Estate

A very odd juxtaposition.
Have You Been To London's Oldest Wine Shop? There's More To This Place Than First Meets The Eye

Have You Been To London's Oldest Wine Shop? There's More To This Place Than First Meets The Eye

Walk down st James's Street, and you're walking over dusty bottles of priceless wine
There Are More Nelson's Columns Than You Might Think

There Are More Nelson's Columns Than You Might Think

There are loads of others around the UK (and the world)
Take a gas lamp-lit stroll through central London with this map

Take a gas lamp-lit stroll through central London with this map

There are still 1,500 gas lamps in London
On one of London's biggest roofs:

On one of London's biggest roofs:

Over the roof.
The Stories Behind London's Docks Names

The Stories Behind London's Docks Names

You'll be swimming in trivia.
Find Out Why Westminster Abbey Is So Fishy

Find Out Why Westminster Abbey Is So Fishy

Seen the Martin Luther King statue?
The lost theatres of London: in pictures

The lost theatres of London: in pictures

Heard of any of these?
Secrets Of The Old Royal Naval College

Secrets Of The Old Royal Naval College

Including the Victorian bowling alley.
How This Rock Caused Brexit

How This Rock Caused Brexit

Ancient stone was moved just before Brexit.
Where to see peregrine falcons in London

Where to see peregrine falcons in London

One might be eyeing you up right now...
How To Get Swallowed By A Blue Whale In Barnet

How To Get Swallowed By A Blue Whale In Barnet

A jaw-dropping sight in north London.
12 Secrets Of St James's Park

12 Secrets Of St James's Park

Secrets of the Royal Park, revealed.
Growing Underground: A Visit To Clapham's Deep Level Farm

Growing Underground: A Visit To Clapham's Deep Level Farm

Clapham's most peculiar farm.
Have You Spotted This Darcey Bussell Statue?

Have You Spotted This Darcey Bussell Statue?

And it's been there for 20 years
In Search Of St Luke's: The Forgotten City Fringe

In Search Of St Luke's: The Forgotten City Fringe

End of the Krays, first human flight and a four-minute mile.
Why You Should Wander Round Thamesmead

Why You Should Wander Round Thamesmead

Is there beauty in the brutalism? We went to find out
13 Fascinating London Horse Facts

13 Fascinating London Horse Facts

Equine history is still all around us.
London's Best Skeletons

London's Best Skeletons

Ogle these bones.
7 Things To Do At Broadway Market

7 Things To Do At Broadway Market

Craft beers and coffee shops.
12 secrets of Big Ben ->

12 secrets of Big Ben ->

This clock rocks.
7 Secrets Of Tower Hamlets Cemetery

7 Secrets Of Tower Hamlets Cemetery

Three coppers in one grave.
Photos of Brixton Looking Beautiful

Photos of Brixton Looking Beautiful

Fascinating.
London landmarks in emoji. How many can you work out?

London landmarks in emoji. How many can you work out?

Cryptic place names.
Video: Secrets Of The Cable Car

Video: Secrets Of The Cable Car

Bet you didn't know THESE facts.
Did you know London manufactures everything from umbrellas to biscuits?

Did you know London manufactures everything from umbrellas to biscuits?

From French horns to folding bikes.
How To Make A Trip To The British Museum More Interesting

How To Make A Trip To The British Museum More Interesting

Strange things lurk among the potsherds.
Why Are There Hot Air Balloon Mosaics At Finsbury Park Tube?

Why Are There Hot Air Balloon Mosaics At Finsbury Park Tube?

Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon.
Video: The Story Behind Waterloo Place's Funny Steps

Video: The Story Behind Waterloo Place's Funny Steps

Something to look out for next time you're in the area
Think you know Nunhead Cemetery? How about these 7 facts?

Think you know Nunhead Cemetery? How about these 7 facts?

It's magnificent alright.
How Does London Like Its Loo Roll?

How Does London Like Its Loo Roll?

Important stuff.
Behind The Doors Of A London Crematorium

Behind The Doors Of A London Crematorium

If you're squeamish look away now
An (exhausting) visit to a kung fu temple in Tufnell Park

An (exhausting) visit to a kung fu temple in Tufnell Park

"Either the instructor had decided to take pity on us, or has forever widened our stance"
In Which Tube Station Can You See The Hubble Space Telescope?

In Which Tube Station Can You See The Hubble Space Telescope?

Underground stargazing.
Counter's Creek: In Search Of London's Unknown River

Counter's Creek: In Search Of London's Unknown River

And where you can actually see it.
Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Bexley

Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Bexley

Including a house of two halves.
How England's Richest Woman Started London's Prettiest Market

How England's Richest Woman Started London's Prettiest Market

She was one of London's most generous philanthropists.
Did Merlin Live In Islington?

Did Merlin Live In Islington?

Arthurian intrigue.
How London's Drug Dealers Are Turning To The Internet

How London's Drug Dealers Are Turning To The Internet

Alongside listings for second hand cycling helmets.
The Georgian Hyperloop: To India By Vacuum Tube

The Georgian Hyperloop: To India By Vacuum Tube

19th century cartoon predicts the future.
9 Things To Know About The V&A Museum

9 Things To Know About The V&A Museum

Have you seen the pet memorials in the courtyard?
The London Job That Comes With Lodgings In A Riverside Castle

The London Job That Comes With Lodgings In A Riverside Castle

You can apply online.
Agatha Christie's London Haunts

Agatha Christie's London Haunts

We went searching for Agatha...
What Is An Epping Sausage?

What Is An Epping Sausage?

It's national sausage week! Bring on the British bangers.
8 Secrets Of The Albert Bridge

8 Secrets Of The Albert Bridge

The Trembling Lady.
Go Fossil Hunting In London

Go Fossil Hunting In London

The stones of the city hide ancient secrets.
Can you name this hero, hidden in Bloomsbury?

Can you name this hero, hidden in Bloomsbury?

Deserves to be known.
Seen This Ford Zodiac Street Art In East London?

Seen This Ford Zodiac Street Art In East London?

One car that this garage has never been able to shift...
The Place That Will Save Us When There's A Drought: London's Desalination Plant

The Place That Will Save Us When There's A Drought: London's Desalination Plant

It turns seawater into drinking water.
8 Secrets Of London Zoo

8 Secrets Of London Zoo

It inspired the logo of which well-known company?
A Map Of The London Zodiac

A Map Of The London Zodiac

Taken from a new book we've just fallen in love with.
Hampton Court Palace is bloody marvellous:

Hampton Court Palace is bloody marvellous:

The landmark celebrates 500 years.
From royalty to criminals, who are the ghosts of London?

From royalty to criminals, who are the ghosts of London?

From Bethnal Green to Chelsea.
Visit London's Other Botanical Garden

Visit London's Other Botanical Garden

Inside an unassuming house in Tulse Hill.
Behind The Scenes At Harrow School

Behind The Scenes At Harrow School

You can visit, too.
The London Art Gallery That Contains The World's Most Stolen Painting

The London Art Gallery That Contains The World's Most Stolen Painting

Including the trio of founders buried inside
London Run-Ins With Rats

London Run-Ins With Rats

Rodentine trivia.
Visiting The Secret Laboratory Inside The Monument

Visiting The Secret Laboratory Inside The Monument

And climbing inside the flames at the top.
A Special Relationship: The Early History Of London And The US

A Special Relationship: The Early History Of London And The US

Founding Fathers who walked London’s cobbled streets.
In Pictures: Exploring The Old Truman Brewery

In Pictures: Exploring The Old Truman Brewery

Sprawling complex around Brick Lane.
Art on the tube that looks dull but hides a story

Art on the tube that looks dull but hides a story

Is this the most ignored piece of art in the world?
Another 5 reasons why we love Smithfield Market

Another 5 reasons why we love Smithfield Market

Well worth a butcher's
How King's Cross was nearly home to a forest of monkeys

How King's Cross was nearly home to a forest of monkeys

You couldn't make it up...
Relive Your Youth At This Retro Video Game Arcade

Relive Your Youth At This Retro Video Game Arcade

Hadouken!
London Eccentrics: The Hermit Of Dulwich

London Eccentrics: The Hermit Of Dulwich

One of London's lesser-known eccentrics.
Mapped: A History Of London Lights, From Candles To Lasers

Mapped: A History Of London Lights, From Candles To Lasers

Prepare to be illuminated.
London's Phantom Double-Decker Bus

London's Phantom Double-Decker Bus

Looks like a case for the Ghost-BUS-ters...
Walking The Path Of The River Fleet

Walking The Path Of The River Fleet

Ever done this?
11 Secrets of London's Eros Statue

11 Secrets of London's Eros Statue

A history of heartache and hooliganism.
Everything You Need To Know About Big Ben

Everything You Need To Know About Big Ben

It is time.
In Pictures: Lewisham's Time Capsule Wall

In Pictures: Lewisham's Time Capsule Wall

Excellent palimpsest action.
Video: The 90-Year-Old Signal Cabin Still Used By TfL

Video: The 90-Year-Old Signal Cabin Still Used By TfL

They don't make 'em like they used to
7 Things You Might Not Know About The Albert Hall

7 Things You Might Not Know About The Albert Hall

It was meant to have its own train, you know
When Battersea Power Station Almost Became An Edwardian Theme Park

When Battersea Power Station Almost Became An Edwardian Theme Park

There was going to be a submarine that would take passengers beneath the lake to gaze on "weird ocean monsters, wrecks and divers"
7 Secrets Of The Old Bailey

7 Secrets Of The Old Bailey

It inspired Great Expectations.
The Strange World Of Craigslist's 'Strictly Platonics'

The Strange World Of Craigslist's 'Strictly Platonics'

"Trot your horses over me"
Harrow’s Hidden Art Deco Masterpiece

Harrow’s Hidden Art Deco Masterpiece

Hidden behind cladding.
Take A 3D Tour Of The Mail Rail

Take A 3D Tour Of The Mail Rail

A chance to see it before it's adapted for public opening next year.
Why Is There No Charles Dickens Statue In London?

Why Is There No Charles Dickens Statue In London?

And yet Sydney and Philadelphia have one.
Have You Ever Explored London's Silver Vaults?

Have You Ever Explored London's Silver Vaults?

A catacomb of shiny things.
London's Most Beautiful Bridges

London's Most Beautiful Bridges

Comely crossings
What's So Unusual About this London Statue?

What's So Unusual About this London Statue?

The public couldn't get enough of him.
London's museum of teeth is not one for the faint-hearted

London's museum of teeth is not one for the faint-hearted

The tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.
There's a plaque marking the Sherlock-Watson first meeting.

There's a plaque marking the Sherlock-Watson first meeting.

St Bart's plaque marks the spot.
8 Things You Might Not Know About Chelsea Bridge

8 Things You Might Not Know About Chelsea Bridge

Crossing the river at the same point at Julius Caesar...
Why Orpington Is Great: By Someone Who Lives There

Why Orpington Is Great: By Someone Who Lives There

It's even got a Roman villa.
Who Still Uses London's Internet Cafés?

Who Still Uses London's Internet Cafés?

From Paris Hilton to pensioners.
The Body Behind Some Of London's Famous Sculptures

The Body Behind Some Of London's Famous Sculptures

He probably has more statues than anyone else in London, but you've probably never heard of him
London's Pet Plaques And Memorials

London's Pet Plaques And Memorials

Animals remembered.
Ever Seen The Grand Trunk Railway Building?

Ever Seen The Grand Trunk Railway Building?

Extract from book on how celebs see London.
Video: Inside The Fleet Sewer

Video: Inside The Fleet Sewer

A paddle through a feculent river beneath Camden.
Are The Queen's Guard's 'Bearskin' Hats Really Made Of Bearskin?

Are The Queen's Guard's 'Bearskin' Hats Really Made Of Bearskin?

Controversial topic.
Neil Armstrong Discovered Up A Tree In Kennington

Neil Armstrong Discovered Up A Tree In Kennington

Have you seen the astronaut trees of south London?
Things To Look Out For At The Churchill War Rooms

Things To Look Out For At The Churchill War Rooms

Rootling through the PM's temporary offices.
What Is It Like Inside Westminster School?

What Is It Like Inside Westminster School?

They've got a shooting range.
7 Secrets Of Heal's Furniture Store

7 Secrets Of Heal's Furniture Store

Like The Savoy, it's a got a feline mascot
10 Things You Might Not Know About The Queen's House In Greenwich

10 Things You Might Not Know About The Queen's House In Greenwich

From Inigo Jones to moveable ceilings.
Meet London's Golden Boy

Meet London's Golden Boy

You can call him Golden Balls
Ever wondered where Kew's pagoda came from?

Ever wondered where Kew's pagoda came from?

Kew's pagoda once had some strange neighbours
The 1923 FA Cup Final Was The Bizarrest On Record

The 1923 FA Cup Final Was The Bizarrest On Record

Heard of the 'White Horse' final?
How Much Do You Know About The St James's Park Pelicans?

How Much Do You Know About The St James's Park Pelicans?

Including that rumour about one eating a pigeon.
The London Zoo Curator With 4 Species Of Frog Named After Her

The London Zoo Curator With 4 Species Of Frog Named After Her

A timeline of Evelyn Cheesman.
London Walking Tours That Don't Exist But Should

London Walking Tours That Don't Exist But Should

See the pubs where Charles Dickens never drank.
This Chair Is Made Out Of The Medieval London Bridge

This Chair Is Made Out Of The Medieval London Bridge

Ever heard of this amazing chair?
7 Secrets Of Brompton Cemetery

7 Secrets Of Brompton Cemetery

Heard about the time machine?
Watch this lovely video about the people behind Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Watch this lovely video about the people behind Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Have you visited this amazing East London institution?
What's Gandhi Got To Do With A South London Industrial Estate?

What's Gandhi Got To Do With A South London Industrial Estate?

Some interesting etymology.
Ever Been To Poppins Court Or Cinderella Walk?

Ever Been To Poppins Court Or Cinderella Walk?

Does Bruce Wayne have a second home in White City?
The Londoners Making Babies Online

The Londoners Making Babies Online

"I don’t use turkey basters when cooking & am not using one at conception."
You'll Have A Whale-y Good Time In This Part Of London

You'll Have A Whale-y Good Time In This Part Of London

What's with all the whales?
Do Your Business Where Literary Greats Have Before

Do Your Business Where Literary Greats Have Before

Go for a historical poo.
Did you know there's a time capsule under Cleopatra's Needle?

Did you know there's a time capsule under Cleopatra's Needle?

Under which museum will you find a light bulb, a bottle of wine and a tin of anchovies?
Freerunning Climber Shows Us The Best Views In London

Freerunning Climber Shows Us The Best Views In London

James Isaac climbs up the Walkie Talkie.
Nell Gwynn's London Life

Nell Gwynn's London Life

Did you know she lived on Pall Mall?
Follow in the footsteps of feminism's foot soldiers.

Follow in the footsteps of feminism's foot soldiers.

Trace the incredible history of the suffrage movement around London
See A Bishop Up A Tree

See A Bishop Up A Tree

Look up. Always, look up.
London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

London's Little Gardens: Old City Church Sites

Greenery in hidden places.
Watch: This Shadwell Playground Is Changing Kids' Lives

Watch: This Shadwell Playground Is Changing Kids' Lives

Giving garden-less kids a place to play
How To Tour Off-Limit Areas Of Famous London Venues

How To Tour Off-Limit Areas Of Famous London Venues

Backstage and behind the scenes at London's theatres and museums.
A History Of Tobacco In London

A History Of Tobacco In London

Puffing (and snuffing) around the capital.
Things You Didn't Know About The Savoy's American Bar

Things You Didn't Know About The Savoy's American Bar

This bar's been going since 1904.
Welcome To The Glaciarium: When Artificial Ice Rinks Were All The Rage

Welcome To The Glaciarium: When Artificial Ice Rinks Were All The Rage

Not ice, ice baby.
How Ernie Wise (Almost) Made The UK's First Mobile Phone Call

How Ernie Wise (Almost) Made The UK's First Mobile Phone Call

It (almost) happened at St Katharine Docks.
Have You Spotted London's Amazing Ancient Trees?

Have You Spotted London's Amazing Ancient Trees?

The trees that time forgot...
Mapped: Where London's Lost Poets Are Buried

Mapped: Where London's Lost Poets Are Buried

Brilliance lost in the sands of time
Secrets Of Olympia London And One Fake Fact

Secrets Of Olympia London And One Fake Fact

Can you tell which one we made up?
London's Best Community Gardens

London's Best Community Gardens

Blooming marvellous.
What Does Black Rod Do The Rest Of The Year?

What Does Black Rod Do The Rest Of The Year?

It's not all banging on doors with a stick.
7 Secrets Of Christie's

7 Secrets Of Christie's

It suffered in The Blitz.
Ever Been To The Rose Playhouse?

Ever Been To The Rose Playhouse?

Putting on plays once more.
A Working Class Statue Is Something To Be...

A Working Class Statue Is Something To Be...

London's inanimate workforce.
Meet London's Real Life Dick Van Dykes

Meet London's Real Life Dick Van Dykes

"On a good day, you get covered in soot."
Find out about London's gladiatorial past

Find out about London's gladiatorial past

Find out how Roman Londoners got their kicks.
Elephants Spooked By Lion... On The Streets Of London

Elephants Spooked By Lion... On The Streets Of London

At the 1930 Lord Mayor's Show.
We sold Issac Newton's laboratory to an American. It got lost:

We sold Issac Newton's laboratory to an American. It got lost:

Anyone seen an observatory lying around.
London Has A Long History Of Eating Horse

London Has A Long History Of Eating Horse

In the good times, in the tough times, and in recent times.
Video: Secrets Of St Pancras International

Video: Secrets Of St Pancras International

On the roof, in the clock tower...
Do You Know These Wimbledon Facts?

Do You Know These Wimbledon Facts?

Loads of balls.
How did a species of butterfly end up being named after Camberwell?

How did a species of butterfly end up being named after Camberwell?

A rare sight.
Did Benjamin Franklin Hide Bones In His London Pad?

Did Benjamin Franklin Hide Bones In His London Pad?

A strange story indeed.
Alfred Hitchcock's London

Alfred Hitchcock's London

Studios, theatres, museums, pubs.
Climbing The Highest Peak In Thamesmead

Climbing The Highest Peak In Thamesmead

Ever scaled Gallions Hill?
The London Polymath Who Had A Pet Wasp

The London Polymath Who Had A Pet Wasp

He will make you feel lazy.
Up Close To The Four-Storey Sculpture On Wellington Arch

Up Close To The Four-Storey Sculpture On Wellington Arch

London's largest bronze gets a clean.
Go Behind The Scenes At London Sport Venues

Go Behind The Scenes At London Sport Venues

From Olympic venues, to a last chance to see.
Where Did Our Public Holiday Go? The Demise Of Oak Apple Day

Where Did Our Public Holiday Go? The Demise Of Oak Apple Day

Scooch over, St George.
The first rooftop landing of a helicopter in London...

The first rooftop landing of a helicopter in London...

Hidden histories.
Would London Make Sense Without Smell?

Would London Make Sense Without Smell?

What your nose knows about the city.
Things You Didn't Know About Charles Dickens's Wife

Things You Didn't Know About Charles Dickens's Wife

She was a writer too.
The Artist Who Turns The Train Into Her Studio

The Artist Who Turns The Train Into Her Studio

What an awesome idea
What Links A Prime Minister, A Hospital And A Gambling Supremo?

What Links A Prime Minister, A Hospital And A Gambling Supremo?

One special address.
Sherlock Locations: Leinster Gardens

Sherlock Locations: Leinster Gardens

Fake terrace, genuine location.
Video: We Got An Exclusive First Look At The New Tottenham Court Road Station

Video: We Got An Exclusive First Look At The New Tottenham Court Road Station

Come with us behind the blue hoardings.
Ticket Alert: Visit Aldwych Ghost Station

Ticket Alert: Visit Aldwych Ghost Station

Abandoned station opens in June. Tickets on sale Monday.
London's Forgotten Disasters: The Capital's Greatest Tragedy

London's Forgotten Disasters: The Capital's Greatest Tragedy

The fire that killed 3,000.
UFOs Over London — We Investigate Latest Reports

UFOs Over London — We Investigate Latest Reports

Are any of them actually aliens?
London Gift Guide: Secrets Of The Underground DVD

London Gift Guide: Secrets Of The Underground DVD

Includes brand new abandoned stations video + extras.
London’s Hidden Modern Houses

London’s Hidden Modern Houses

We look at why the capital’s residential architectural marvels are an all-too-rare phenomenon.
Secret Adventures Let You Explore London's Hidden Side

Secret Adventures Let You Explore London's Hidden Side

Into the catacombs by boat.
A Rare Chance To Tour Down Street Ghost Station

A Rare Chance To Tour Down Street Ghost Station

And a deep-level shelter at Clapham South.
Video: Inside The New Tottenham Court Road Central Line

Video: Inside The New Tottenham Court Road Central Line

A sneak peek before it reopens in December.
Google Maps Reveals Tardis On London Street

Google Maps Reveals Tardis On London Street

Look inside the Earls Court police box.
ClueQuest: A New Live Escape Game Opens In London

ClueQuest: A New Live Escape Game Opens In London

Puzzles, padlocks, cryptic clues... can your team get out in 60 minutes?
6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The History Of Queer London

6 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The History Of Queer London

Including the Archbishop's lesbian wife.
Secret Cinema To Recreate Star Wars In London This Summer

Secret Cinema To Recreate Star Wars In London This Summer

It's the second one or episode V or something.
Secrets Of The Hammersmith And City Line

Secrets Of The Hammersmith And City Line

Probing the pink line.
Video: The Sightlines Of St Paul's

Video: The Sightlines Of St Paul's

Thou shalt not obstruct the view.
Unusual Things To Look Out For On The London Marathon Route

Unusual Things To Look Out For On The London Marathon Route

Beat pain with trivia.
Video: Secrets Of The Overground Part 2

Video: Secrets Of The Overground Part 2

More ghost stations than you'd think.
Which Are The 17 Stations Where You Can't Get Wi-Fi On The Tube?

Which Are The 17 Stations Where You Can't Get Wi-Fi On The Tube?

Some of them are pretty major.
Video: Changing At Green Park - Is It Faster To Use The Escalators?

Video: Changing At Green Park - Is It Faster To Use The Escalators?

Only one way to find out.
Mystery Planes Circle London

Mystery Planes Circle London

Planes linked to Met eavesdropping operation
Video: Paddington Basin's Incredible Bridges

Video: Paddington Basin's Incredible Bridges

One rolls, the other splays.
Video: Secrets Of The Trams

Video: Secrets Of The Trams

Croydon, baby!
London's Little Gardens: Gibbon's Rent

London's Little Gardens: Gibbon's Rent

Not a primate in sight.
Grisly Secrets Of The Black Museum To Go On Public Display For First Time

Grisly Secrets Of The Black Museum To Go On Public Display For First Time

Get a peek at the most secret museum in London.
Video: New Victoria Station — An Exclusive Look Behind The Hoardings

Video: New Victoria Station — An Exclusive Look Behind The Hoardings

Station is being transformed beneath your feet.
Seen This Limited Edition Charlatans Tube Map?

Seen This Limited Edition Charlatans Tube Map?

Tim Burgess to hand them out on the London Underground.
Explore The Greenhouses And Garden Centres Of Crews Hill

Explore The Greenhouses And Garden Centres Of Crews Hill

A quirky day out in Enfield's horticultural mile.
Take A Tour Of London's Derelict Sites

Take A Tour Of London's Derelict Sites

Or maybe follow a lost river.
60 Second Video: The Colours Of Westminster And Lambeth Bridges

60 Second Video: The Colours Of Westminster And Lambeth Bridges

Paint schemes with a purpose.
London's Five Weirdest Ghost Stories

London's Five Weirdest Ghost Stories

A walking statue and a phantom cock.
Book Review: Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants

Book Review: Secret London - Unusual Bars & Restaurants

Dine in the dark, in a fridge and 98 other odd places.
New Sherlock Series Announced With London Hearse Stunt

New Sherlock Series Announced With London Hearse Stunt

Detective to return on 1 January 2014.
London Pubs Named After Sort-Of-Famous People

London Pubs Named After Sort-Of-Famous People

Who was Sir John Oldcastle, and where can you find a pub dedicated to the creator of King Kong?
What's The Stainless Steel Cube At Elephant And Castle?

What's The Stainless Steel Cube At Elephant And Castle?

Watch out, it's potentially lethal.
Chance To See The The Off-Limits Bits Of Tower Bridge

Chance To See The The Off-Limits Bits Of Tower Bridge

Limited tickets on sale now.
Art Night London: See Art In Off-Limits Locations For Free

Art Night London: See Art In Off-Limits Locations For Free

Happening this July.
Londonist Out Loud: A Library For The Mad?

Londonist Out Loud: A Library For The Mad?

Inside the Wellcome Library's Reading Room.
In Search Of London's Missing Dragon

In Search Of London's Missing Dragon

One of our dragons is missing.
Guerrilla Gardening In London: A Battle Against Concrete Paving And Private Development

Guerrilla Gardening In London: A Battle Against Concrete Paving And Private Development

We talk guerrilla gardening with Richard Reynolds.
In London, Does The Night Still Exist?

In London, Does The Night Still Exist?

A walk through the sleeping city.
Inside London's Surreal House Of Dreams

Inside London's Surreal House Of Dreams

"I don’t do beige and magnolia. It's lazy."
New Invader Street Art Spotted Around London

New Invader Street Art Spotted Around London

Can you find all 10?
D-Day Party In The Waterloo Vaults

D-Day Party In The Waterloo Vaults

Celebrate D-Day...underground.
Video: What's Going On At Bond Street Station?

Video: What's Going On At Bond Street Station?

Behind the scenes of the upgrade.
Video: Inside National Grid's Power Tunnels

Video: Inside National Grid's Power Tunnels

A cable's eye view of undeneath London.
Video: See The Bottom Of A Canal (Without Getting Wet)

Video: See The Bottom Of A Canal (Without Getting Wet)

Repairs being made to City Road lock in Islington.
Take A Tour Of Charterhouse

Take A Tour Of Charterhouse

The medieval and Tudor survival few get to see.
A Tour Of London's Loos

A Tour Of London's Loos

Well, it is World Toilet Day.
Dress Like An Actor: National Theatre Costume And Props Hire

Dress Like An Actor: National Theatre Costume And Props Hire

Hire costumes from old NT plays.
Video: The Great War Heroes Corner, Greenwich Cemetery

Video: The Great War Heroes Corner, Greenwich Cemetery

Learn about a quiet corner of London.
Video: Secrets Of Paddington Station

Video: Secrets Of Paddington Station

161 years old today!
Alternative London Tours: Ghost Signs In Stoke Newington

Alternative London Tours: Ghost Signs In Stoke Newington

Faded adverts reveal London's past.
Wanted: Photographs Of Mutant Tube Beasts

Wanted: Photographs Of Mutant Tube Beasts

Have you spotted these weird creatures?
The Day Batman Crashed Into Chelsea

The Day Batman Crashed Into Chelsea

The Victorian aviator who couldn't fly.
The Infamous Hellfire Club Returns With Soirée Subterranea

The Infamous Hellfire Club Returns With Soirée Subterranea

Strange ritual planned for top secret bunker.
Ticket Alert: Moriarty's Game, London's Latest Team Treasure Hunt

Ticket Alert: Moriarty's Game, London's Latest Team Treasure Hunt

Take part in a cryptic challenge through the streets of London.
London's Little Gardens: Elmstead Woods Station

London's Little Gardens: Elmstead Woods Station

We weren't expecting that.
A Pub Crawl Around Fictional London

A Pub Crawl Around Fictional London

Lots of them are actually real.
Long-Dead Jeremy Bentham Attends UCL Council Meeting

Long-Dead Jeremy Bentham Attends UCL Council Meeting

Corpse in the council chamber.
This hidden garden is our new favourite west London spot for catching rays

This hidden garden is our new favourite west London spot for catching rays

Museum's beautiful bonus.
Festival Of Archaeology Opens Up London's Secret Subterranea

Festival Of Archaeology Opens Up London's Secret Subterranea

Roman remains and a room of skeletons.
Secret Cinema Launches Secret Nightclub. Not So Secretly.

Secret Cinema Launches Secret Nightclub. Not So Secretly.

All we know is it's a Star Wars theme.
Bonkers Twelfth Night Celebrations This Sunday

Bonkers Twelfth Night Celebrations This Sunday

Meet outside the Globe.
Video: Secrets Of London's Canals – Way Out West To Hayes

Video: Secrets Of London's Canals – Way Out West To Hayes

To see Brunel's last ever project.
Mail Rail: A Photographic Exhibition

Mail Rail: A Photographic Exhibition

The ghost tube line revealed.
Underground Films: The True Value Of The Tube

Underground Films: The True Value Of The Tube

What does TfL get from Sherlock and chums?
Rare Chance To See The Secret Bits Of Tower Bridge

Rare Chance To See The Secret Bits Of Tower Bridge

Grab your tickets now.
Explore London In A New Way With These Guides

Explore London In A New Way With These Guides

See the lesser-known sights.
Londonist Out Loud: Bascule Chamber Music

Londonist Out Loud: Bascule Chamber Music

Go deep into the bowels of Tower Bridge.
Where London's Rivers Meet The Thames

Where London's Rivers Meet The Thames

Random ambling to celebrate the Thames tributaries.
Anatomical Whisky Tasting For Valentine’s Day

Anatomical Whisky Tasting For Valentine’s Day

Suck Scotch off a Hell’s Angel.
Video: London's Lost Railways - Tooting, Merton and Wimbledon

Video: London's Lost Railways - Tooting, Merton and Wimbledon

What remains of this long lost route?
Who's Behind The 'Hope Of Brixton' Fly-tipping?

Who's Behind The 'Hope Of Brixton' Fly-tipping?

Mystery objects appear on Strand.
London's Little Gardens: St Vedast Alias Foster

London's Little Gardens: St Vedast Alias Foster

An oasis in the City.
How Do They Get The Lord Mayor's Coach Out Of The Museum Of London?

How Do They Get The Lord Mayor's Coach Out Of The Museum Of London?

A short video.
Discover Secrets Of The Wallace Collection

Discover Secrets Of The Wallace Collection

Including a staircase made of money.
London's Statues Caged!

London's Statues Caged!

Someone's ensnaring our sculptures.
Would You Join A Londonist Club?

Would You Join A Londonist Club?

For added urbanity, pubs and geekiness.
Discover A London Of Gentlemen's Clubs And Inspirational Women

Discover A London Of Gentlemen's Clubs And Inspirational Women

Walking the City returns for second year.
The Strange Case Of The Battersea Thames Shoes

The Strange Case Of The Battersea Thames Shoes

Who put those there?
Nocturnal Espionage At The Tower Of London

Nocturnal Espionage At The Tower Of London

New immersive theatrical tour.
London Venues Reveal Their Secrets In #MuseumWeek

London Venues Reveal Their Secrets In #MuseumWeek

Which should you be following?
WWII Shelter In Clapham Opens For Public Consultation

WWII Shelter In Clapham Opens For Public Consultation

Ideas include a renovated rotunda.
A Pilgrimage To John Soane's Tivoli Corner

A Pilgrimage To John Soane's Tivoli Corner

A folly at the Bank of England.
See Inside Navy Ship Moored On The Thames

See Inside Navy Ship Moored On The Thames

There's an actual warship on the river, you know.
Explore The National Theatre Archive

Explore The National Theatre Archive

Watch long gone productions again.
Learn The Secrets Of West Ham Bus Garage Tomorrow

Learn The Secrets Of West Ham Bus Garage Tomorrow

A rare chance to see inside London's newest bus garage.
St Bride's: Standing On Top Of The City's Tallest Church Spire

St Bride's: Standing On Top Of The City's Tallest Church Spire

Looking down on Wren's famous steeple.
Three Colours Ped: A Trio Of Different Boris Bikes In One Photo

Three Colours Ped: A Trio Of Different Boris Bikes In One Photo

Yellow + Red + Blue = colourful cycling.
Explore The Innards Of London's Concrete Jungle

Explore The Innards Of London's Concrete Jungle

Love a bit of Brutalism? This tour is for you.
Explore London At Night On Maggie's Culture Crawl

Explore London At Night On Maggie's Culture Crawl

See London, meet people, raise money.
Fortean London: A Mummified Fairy And Arabian Tales

Fortean London: A Mummified Fairy And Arabian Tales

A round-up of the really weird stuff going on.
Video: Where Baileys Gets Its Name From

Video: Where Baileys Gets Its Name From

Other Irish cream drinks probably available.
Victorian Ice Wells And Petrified Poo: It's The Festival Of Archaeology 2016

Victorian Ice Wells And Petrified Poo: It's The Festival Of Archaeology 2016

Plus flint knapping, deer skin tanning and an amazing church organ.
Toast Routemaster Anniversary At Terrific Night Of Transport Trivia

Toast Routemaster Anniversary At Terrific Night Of Transport Trivia

With Travis Elborough, Geoff Marshall and Scott Wood.
The Lost Valley Of London: Dinosaurs Of The Crystal Palace

The Lost Valley Of London: Dinosaurs Of The Crystal Palace

Intrepid explorer makes exceptional videos.
Discover The Art Of Repair

Discover The Art Of Repair

Lovely short film about Hackney restorers.
Nature-ist: In Which We Go A-Foraging

Nature-ist: In Which We Go A-Foraging

Picking plants in Peckham.
Ticket Alert: A Door In A Wall Presents 'The Diplomatic Corpse'

Ticket Alert: A Door In A Wall Presents 'The Diplomatic Corpse'

Find the murderer of the Paudaguayan ambassador.
How London Helped Conquer Space

How London Helped Conquer Space

Rockets, solar panels and fuel cells.
A13: Road Movie

A13: Road Movie

Learn to love the unlovable road.
London Foot Tunnel Predicts The Surface Of Pluto

London Foot Tunnel Predicts The Surface Of Pluto

Dwarf planet lurks beneath A1 in Mill Hill.
Unseen Photos Of The City Of London And The Lord Mayor's Show

Unseen Photos Of The City Of London And The Lord Mayor's Show

Plenty of pomp and ceremony.
Leave No Bear Behind Part 23: A Medley Of Misery

Leave No Bear Behind Part 23: A Medley Of Misery

Discarded bears on the streets of London.
A Brief History Of Retail On Wood Street

A Brief History Of Retail On Wood Street

A survery of retail, Now and Then.
London Puzzles: Reflections

London Puzzles: Reflections

Can you identify these reflected buildings?
Touching Up Rubens: Close Encounter With Whitehall's Famous Ceiling

Touching Up Rubens: Close Encounter With Whitehall's Famous Ceiling

Climbing to the ceiling of Banqueting House.
Londonist Out Loud: Doing A Lambeth Walk

Londonist Out Loud: Doing A Lambeth Walk

Thought you knew Lambeth? Think again.
Video: Bear Bones And Roman Manacles In The Museum Of London's Archives

Video: Bear Bones And Roman Manacles In The Museum Of London's Archives

And the public can visit too.
Mapped: London's Groundbreaking Moments In The History Of The Weather

Mapped: London's Groundbreaking Moments In The History Of The Weather

Because everyone likes to talk about the weather.
3 Fascinating Things We Learnt From London Lectures Last Week

3 Fascinating Things We Learnt From London Lectures Last Week

We've been ultra geeky so you don't have to.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 12 September 2014

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 12 September 2014

A journey into London's nooks and crannies.
Walbrook Stolen By Monks! New Lost Rivers Of London Has New Ideas

Walbrook Stolen By Monks! New Lost Rivers Of London Has New Ideas

Much-loved classic The Lost Rivers of London returns.
Londonist Out Loud: The Gamesmaker

Londonist Out Loud: The Gamesmaker

Meet the excellent A Door in a Wall.
Escorts To Christmas Light Installers: Meet London's Night Workers

Escorts To Christmas Light Installers: Meet London's Night Workers

Three weeks of documentary screenings across London.
Video: See London From The Treetops

Video: See London From The Treetops

We go tree climbing with expert Jack Cooke.
Free Exhibition Marks History Of Middlesex Guildhall

Free Exhibition Marks History Of Middlesex Guildhall

Home of UK Supreme Court opens up.
Londonist Out Loud: A City Unseen

Londonist Out Loud: A City Unseen

Meet Dr Tom Pey from the Royal London Society for Blind People.
Tour The Bank Of England With This New App

Tour The Bank Of England With This New App

A glimpse inside the vaults (safe-cracker not required).
Video: The Victorian Cross-Dresser Who Defied Policemen And Turned Up To Court In Drag

Video: The Victorian Cross-Dresser Who Defied Policemen And Turned Up To Court In Drag

The story of Stella.
Video: Secrets Of Penge

Video: Secrets Of Penge

How much do you know about SE20?
Uncover Southwark's Saucy Secrets

Uncover Southwark's Saucy Secrets

Brothels, beer and bear bating.
Brandy-Drinking Porpoises And Intellectual Fleas: The Bizarre World Of Frank Buckland

Brandy-Drinking Porpoises And Intellectual Fleas: The Bizarre World Of Frank Buckland

Curiosities of natural history In 19th century London.
Pastoral Parklife In Hoxton: The Shepherdess Walk Mosaics

Pastoral Parklife In Hoxton: The Shepherdess Walk Mosaics

New murals show area's past and present.
An Interview With John F Kennedy's Statue

An Interview With John F Kennedy's Statue

We talk to the late President on Marylebone Road.
Go Behind The Scenes At A Building Site

Go Behind The Scenes At A Building Site

Get behind the hoardings with Open Doors.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 13 June 2014

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 13 June 2014

Spotting 'ghost signs' around town.
Londonist Out Loud: Bees, Ronnie Corbett And The Archbishop Of Canterbury

Londonist Out Loud: Bees, Ronnie Corbett And The Archbishop Of Canterbury

We're back in Croydon.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 26 September 2014

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 26 September 2014

A peek inside Goldfinger's flat at Balfron Tower.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 2 May 2014

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 2 May 2014

Trinity Buoy Wharf, with London's only real lighthouse.
Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 6 June 2014

Londonist Out Loud: A Podcast About London, 6 June 2014

N Quentin Woolf visits the home of the only newspaper press left in Fleet Street.
The Lost London Tube Map

The Lost London Tube Map

Explore the parts of London that no longer exist.
This Rooftop Bar Is In The Middle Of Oxford Street

This Rooftop Bar Is In The Middle Of Oxford Street

When Oxford Street wears you out, this rooftop bar is there to save you
Hooke's Laboratory Could Finally Be Opened

Hooke's Laboratory Could Finally Be Opened

A new subterranean space to get inside.
These Adventure Films Will Make You Want To Quit Your Day Job

These Adventure Films Will Make You Want To Quit Your Day Job

This is how cinema should be
Oyster Oddities: How To Travel Through Zone 1 At No Extra Cost

Oyster Oddities: How To Travel Through Zone 1 At No Extra Cost

Welcome to the Shoreditch anomaly.
Have You Been To Covent Garden's Secret Garden?

Have You Been To Covent Garden's Secret Garden?

Would you miss it if it closed?
Old Posters From 1997 Revealed In Moorgate Tube

Old Posters From 1997 Revealed In Moorgate Tube

Can you identify any?
A Sneak Peek Inside The New Mail Rail

A Sneak Peek Inside The New Mail Rail

Well THIS is rather exciting
What's Unusual About These Four Blue Plaques?

What's Unusual About These Four Blue Plaques?

A fitting tribute to an influential foursome.
Visit a bascule chamber under Tower Bridge:

Visit a bascule chamber under Tower Bridge:

A Victorian wonder.
Why Is This Rhino Dangling Over Knightsbridge?

Why Is This Rhino Dangling Over Knightsbridge?

So we spotted this in Knightsbridge...
A Brief History Of London's Christmas Traditions

A Brief History Of London's Christmas Traditions

Some not as old as you think.
Don't Just Stay In London, Have An Experience

Don't Just Stay In London, Have An Experience

Always something new to try.
A Plaque For Father Jack

A Plaque For Father Jack

Islington memorial namechecks Father Ted character.