Best Of Londonist: 12 November 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

The People Who Sell CDs on the Street

A front for something else?


This 17th Century Prostitute Had Quite the Party Trick

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


13 Buildings London Has Lost Since 2001

Wembley Stadium, Earls Court... some real biggies.


Visit This Roman Temple Beneath the City of London

Entry is free.


The Quirkiest Things Lurking in the Overground's Arches

In honour of the Overground's 10th birthday.


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

Foodies: you won't want to miss this.


Ride a Tube Train Out to a Lighthouse

Old tube carriages are in use in Alderney


Meet the Islington Chocolate House That Makes It Own Chocolate on Site

Vegan marshmallows, vegan cake, vegan whipped cream...


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

Too many balls? No such thing


Can You Build a Better London Underground Than Us?

Harder than you think.


London's Best Food and Drink Openings in November

Rooftops galore.


Where Were London's First Traffic Lights?

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


What's It Like Being One of London's Rickshaw Drivers?

"The driver wanted to take me to an apartment to meet beautiful ladies".


Why We Should Save Victoria Tower Gardens

What's the cost of losing green spaces?


Alexandra Palace's Bittersweet Wartime History

A difficult part of Britain's past.


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.


The Safe Ticket Selling Platform All Gig Lovers Should Know About

Get dosh for your unwanted tickets pronto


A Closer Look at London's Fad for Unicorn Food

We'll be a long time coming down from this sugar high.


Have You Spotted the Mysterious Waving Rabbit of Barnes?

Well he seems friendly enough.


Sink Your Teeth Into a Larder Great Greek Food

Leave room for the mahlepi mousse


Have You Tasted London's Original Halloumi Fries?

Fried cheese. What's not to love?


Would You Use This Planned New River Crossing?

Connecting the homes of Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf businesses


100 Years On, Tate Looks Back at the Russian Revolution

We're all Russian-ed out


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

One of London's oldest markets, transformed.


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

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


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

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


Take a Peek Inside the Crystal Maze Live Experience

We may have got a little over-excited


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

Terrifying, grisly and fascinating.


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

Neither cutting edge theatre nor ribald wit.


Forget the West End, Camden's Where It's at When It Comes to Restaurants

From South African grub to Chicago ribs.


Elvis (And Prince) Have Entered the O2 Building

Ridiculously pricey.


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

One of three bars at this tiny hotel


Do Not Resuscitate: Am I Dead Yet?

This one should be left in theatre purgatory.


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


Theatre Review: Coriolanus at Barbican Theatre

This one seems familiar to modern-day audiences.


Heroes of London Mapped

A hero on your street?


Rummage Through the Creative Cocktail Menu at Portobello Star

Once a pub, reopened as a bar.


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.