24 May 2017 | 10 °C

The Best Of Londonist This Week

20 London Transport Schemes From 1988

Trams in Croydon? Surely not.


A Rare Chance To Go Up The Bt Tower

Man About the House returns.


5 Places In London We'd Like To See Pedestrianised

And one place we'd like to see UN-pedestrianised...


This Plane Will Get You From London To Nyc In Just Over 3 Hours

It's not going to be cheap...


Things To Do In London This Week: 15-21 May 2017

Beautiful gardens, vintage cameras and museum lates.


Fascinating Photos Of London In The 1930s

When the Hoover Building was shiny and new.


28 Things To Do For Under £5 In London This Week

Take a sound bath


This Is The Narrowest Street In London

Breathe in...


Brilliant Photos Of London's Buses

Did we get your favourite?


Citymapper Launches Free London Bus Service

What will the next route be?


London's Best Gluten-free Desserts

Honey cake doesn't have to be off-limits...


London's Most Retro Food

Bring on the buttered crumpets...


Will Londoners Really Call Crossrail The Elizabeth Line?

TfL has a Crossrail swear jar... really


New Dlr Trains To Be Unveiled In 2022

Walk-through, air-conditioned carriages


Where To Find A Cosy Pub In London

Pubs with bags of charm


London's Best Coffee Shops

Bring on the baked goods...


Why The Hell Do People Go To The Sherlock Holmes Museum?

Would you queue up and pay £15 to visit this place?


The Story Behind London's Oldest Museum

Including one incredible lost thing you could do there.


Things To Do In London This Weekend: 20-21 May 2017

How about an afternoon tea soundtracked by live opera?


The Ancient Wonders Of The World... In London

Pyramids and giant statues.


The Story Of London's Only Helipad

We think it's mostly for James Bond.


Life Inside London's Most Luxurious Nursing Home

We wished we'd joined the military now...


One Of London's Quirkier Window Displays

Who would leave an iron on the bus?


Where To Find Great Veggie Dishes In London

Who said it had to be healthy?


In Photos: London In 1963

The BT Tower was nearing completion.


Crossrail 2 Could Be Derailed By The General Election

The approval process has been pushed back


Little Bits Of Scotland In London

Including a lone bagpiper in Soho...


Don't Miss North London's Biggest Free Street Food Festival

Full on festival vibes.


London's Lost Fire Stations

Hiding in plain sight


Where To Find Dinosaur Food Growing In London

Stalking London's amazing ginkgo trees


How Heathrow Airport Almost Got A Ninth Runway

It looked uncannily like a Star of David


In Photos: Londoners Having Fun On The Tube

Behave yourself, London


9 Reasons Why Osidge Is The Most Interesting Place In London

Osidge. It rhymes with sausage. And there is a connection.


London To Nyc In 3 Hours: This Is What Could Happen Next

Biggest outbreak of transatlantic drawl known to man?


Ever Been To Uncle George's Gnomeland?

An arboreal treat


These London Buildings All Used To Be Theatres

Theatres: reinvented.


The Forgotten Racecourse Of Notting Hill

Notting Hill is full of surprises


The Huge Shit Pump Beneath Big Ben

Why our MPs still come up smelling of roses


Outstanding Crossrail Documentary Returns For Series 2

We're so excited, we just can't hide it...


Something Very Weird Is Happening On The Top Floor Of The Science Museum

Featuring a crucified child.


Head To The Top Of The Gherkin At Night For A Pulsing Artwork

A double nightcap.


This Gorilla Is The New Face Of The Night Tube

Has TfL gone bananas?


This Is What It's Like Working In A Leicester Square Casino

"When someone comes in with £50 it's dull as hell for the dealer!"


London Bars With A Touch Of Class

Elegance all round.


One Of London's Most Famous Music Venues Was Nearly A Monkey Forest

It was a weird 18 months.


Fascinating Photos Of London In 1996

.Unfortunately, we didn't win the UEFA cup


A 20 Tonne Piece Of Art Bursts Forth In West London

The keys have been left in the ignition...


You Can Now Use Samsung Pay On Tubes And Buses

TfL technology.


The Suffragette's Elite Fighting Group: The Bodyguard

The Suffragette that left the police cowering.


Photos Of London In 1952

The year London lost its trams.


A Wonderful Wunderkammer In South Kensington

One man's impressive and eclectic collection.


Home To The Different And Unusual: Freak Shows In Victorian London

Once home to the Elephant Man


Interior Design Never Looked This Blinging

Blinging good stuff


These Vintage Dodgems Are Going Haywire...

Hold on tight...


In Photos: London's Most Poignant Memorials

From elaborate statues to small blue plaques


Things To Do Today In London: Friday 19 May 2017

Travel back in time to the swinging sixties.


Review: Farber Brings Fresh Life To Salomé

A classic with a novel twist.


Review: The Addams Family Musical Is Dead Funny

This'll tickle your funny bone.


Review: A Meaty Afternoon Tea

Scones make way for scotch eggs.