Best Of Londonist: 16 April 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Things No-One Tells You About London

Secret gardens and weird toilets.


In Pictures: London in 1982

It was a very different city


Photos of London From 1890, Including Tower Bridge Under Construction

Including a tube station, complete with advertising posters.


A Photographic Tour of Hampstead

More to it than the heath.


Could You Share a Flat With 500 Other People? These Londoners Do

We spent the night at Old Oak.


1987 London in Photos

A mixed year for London


Your Ultimate Canal Bar Hitlist

Let's get boozy and bargy


Here's What London Looked Like in 1905

Like having your own time travel machine


BBC iPlayer Has a Treasure Trove of London Documentaries

Capital archive.


When a Rock Star of His Day Was Killed Mid-Song

Tragic death of a 26 year old.


Fascinating Photos of the Capital in 1908

Including the original London Olympics.


Photos of London Taken From on High

London looks lovely from above


London's Parks Look Stunning All Year Round

From summer greenery to winter snow.


How to Reach Camelot by Tube

Tis a silly place.


In Photos: Lovely London Wedding Venues

Say 'I do' in one of these spots


Fantastic Photos of London's Charity Shops

From vinyl records to vintage clothes


Blast From the Past: 12 of the Best Retro Club Nights in London

From candlelit 20s nights, to cheesy George Michael events


What Was London's First Chinese Restaurant?

China to Soho via Limehouse.


All 39 London Tram Stop Names: Bitchily Critiqued

"Sandilands: The kind of holiday camp where they'd do a knobbly knees contest"


You May Not Have Heard of Artist Paul Catherall, but You've Probably Seen His Work

Do you have a favourite?


Did You Know There Are Five Nelsons on Nelson's Column?

Above and beyond the tourist trivia.


Who Predicted the Tube?

Here's the tube, 1840's style


London 2022, as Foreseen in 1922

What Londoners in 1922 thought 2022 London would be like


Coffee in Odd Places: Hubbub on the Isle of Dogs

You've heard of the Scottish play - here's the Scottish church.


London's 10 Best G&Ts

You can even get it in slushie form...


A London Beach: Millwall Slipway

Probably not the best place to top up your tan, but still.


Did You Know There Are Over 70 Londoners on the Moon?

From Chaucer to Babbage.


When West Indian War Heroes Came Back to London

These pioneers came to London with no fanfare at all.


How One London Church Inspired a Wedding Tradition

One of Wren's masterpieces


Is This London's Hottest Cocktail?

It comes with a shot of milk on the side, to cool your mouth down


A Properly Loved Up Drink From London Cocktail Club

It, er, comes with its own condom


Brexit and the Curse of the London Stone

Did an ancient London curse lead to Brexit? (No, obviously, but...)


Video: Why You Should Visit Kenwood House and Gardens

Spring is the best time to visit.


A Bankers' Pub Crawl of London

Be as responsible with your drink as you would other people's money.


Head to Mayfair for Stunning Optical Illusions

A stunning free exhibition


Cheap Things to Do in London This Week: 17-23 April 2017

All £5 or less.


10 Shortlisted Designs Revealed for UK Holocaust Memorial

Check out Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects' design.


Fan of Mr Darcy? There Are All Sorts of Austen Events at Literature Week

Calling all Jane Austen fans


Check Out the Sistine Chapel of the UK on This Exclusive Tour

60 feet up.