Best Of Londonist: 12 November 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

These 13 Buildings Have All Been Demolished This Century

13 landmarks swept away.


Fancy One of 200 Free Tickets to the Christmas Eat & Drink Festival?

Foodies: you won't want to miss this.


This 17th Century Prostitute Had Quite the Party Trick

You won't believe what her party trick was...


Visit This Roman Temple Beneath the City of London

London Mithraeum.


The People Who Sell CDs on the Street

A front for something else?


Want a Day of Culture? Follow Our Guide for a Great Day of Museums and Galleries With a National Art Pass

From fun to reflective - we've got your art day sorted.


Think You Can Run the London Underground Better Than TfL?

Think you can beat our score? Let us know in the comments...


Have You Tasted London's Original Halloumi Fries?

Fried cheese. What's not to love?


We're a Fan of the Puns at This Sherry Bar

One of three bars at this tiny hotel


Wacky Businesses Beneath the Overground.

In honour of the Overground's 10th birthday.


Ride a Tube Train Out to a Lighthouse

Alderney via Archway.


London Has an Adult Ball Pit. So We Jumped Right In, Obviously

Too many balls? No such thing


Sink Your Teeth Into a Larder Great Greek Food

Leave room for the mahlepi mousse


Have You Spotted the Mysterious Waving Rabbit of Barnes?

Well he seems friendly enough.


Where Were London's First Traffic Lights?

Robot? Alien? No, it's London's first traffic lights


Users of Victoria Tube Station: A Sneak Peek Behind the New Ticket Hall

Eight new lifts, nine new escalators, 20 new ticket gates.


Foodies: Be in the Know About the Best Restaurants Opening in London This Month

Rooftops galore.


Take a Peek Inside the Crystal Maze Live Experience

START THE FANS.


Alexandra Palace's Melancholic Wartime History

A difficult part of Britain's past.


Have Your Say on These Plans for a New River Crossing

No need to use the Rotherhithe Tunnel anymore.


We Were Cynical About London's 'Unicorn' Foods, So We Tried Them All

A fad to avoid?


Can't Make the Concert? This Is the Safest Place to Sell Your Unwanted Tickets

TicketSwap is your new best friend.


Why We Should Save Victoria Tower Gardens

What's the cost of losing green spaces?


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

One of London's oldest markets, transformed.


We're Not Impressed by the King or Prince as We Wonder 'Where's the Music?'

Time for some purple rain, uh-huh.


Ever Heard of the London Monster, the Precursor to Jack the Ripper?

Some women put pots and pans in their skirts to protect themselves


Should London's Rickshaws Be Regulated? We Asked the Drivers

We speak to the drivers, and those who use the rickshaws.


The Initial Charm of the Diary of a Nobody Wears Off Too Quickly

Neither cutting edge theatre nor ribald wit.


Check Out New Restaurant Gabeto for Cuban Vibes Aplenty

Sorted your Christmas party venue yet?


A Russian Red Star Has Risen Over Tate Modern

We're all Russian-ed out


Am I Dead Yet? Has Worthy Aims, but Is Terribly Executed

This show needs more than a defibrillator to get it going.


Introducing: Islington's Vegan Chocolate Shop

Whipped coconut cream moustache optional.


How Can Venom Kill and Cure Us? A Fascinating a New Exhibition

Is this a big yes or nope for you?


Hair Clubbing: Get Sozzled as You Get Your Hair Snipped

Ever fancied a drink or two at the hairdressers? You're not alone


Take a Tour of London's Quirky Bookshops

Discover places you never knew were there.


Meet the World's Smallest Chef at New 3D Dining Experience

Storytelling just got seriously delicious.


Look What's Been Found Living in the Thames

Not bad for a river once declared 'dead'


This Show Will Put You Off Scrambled Eggs for Life

Eat your dinner before going to see this


Read Our Review of a Creative Ballet Triple Bill at the Royal Opera House

For people who aren't afraid of some non-traditional ballet


Rummage Through the Creative Cocktail Menu at Portobello Star

Once a pub, reopened as a bar.


Theatre Review: Coriolanus at Barbican Theatre

This one seems familiar to modern-day audiences.


Heroes of London Mapped

A hero on your street?


This Is What Happened When the Walking Dead Joined the Commute

Hey, zombies have places to be too


Oxford Street to Be Pedestrianised by End of 2018?

Coinciding with Crossrail launch.