Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- These haunting photos of the East End offer a trip down memory lane.
- 11 secrets of Piccadilly Circus.
- Should theatre audiences be entitled to a refund when the big name star is replaced by an understudy?
- Never been to Smithfield Market? These photos will have you taking a diversion next time you're in the area.
- As the lido season approaches, peruse the London lidos which no longer exist, or which are now sitting derelict.
- What has Boris Johnson done for London?
- London rules, and anyone who says otherwise is jealous.
- Where to eat and drink in Wembley.
Did you know...
- ...why there are hot air balloon mosaics at Finsbury Park tube station?
- ...about London's most obscure ghost railway station (and probably the only railway request stop)?
- ...how to tell London's Victorian and Georgian architecture apart?
- ...there's an actual angel in Islington?
- ...where the cycle hire bikes go to be fixed?
Things to do
- Festival season is upon us, and there really is no need to ever leave London.
- Where to watch the Transit of Mercury tomorrow (and what it actually is).
- Celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday with these regal afternoon teas.
- Watch these hot air balloons fly over London... but, erm, no-one's quite sure when.
- The Royal Albert Hall is hosting its first film festival this autumn.
- Looking for somewhere different to eat? Try one of these new restaurants and pop-ups.
- Visit one of London's best unsung museums.
- It took until early Saturday morning to be confirmed, but Sadiq Khan is London's new mayor.
- Theatre director Jamie Lloyd has spoken out about exorbitant West End ticket prices.
- A fire on the railway tracks at Vauxhall caused travel chaos on Thursday morning.
- An error in electoral registration lists meant that voters were turned away from polling stations in Barnet.
- The new home for the ravens at the Tower of London has won an architecture award.
- Voting is now open for the London Cycling Awards.
- Holborn is getting a Nutella Krispy Kreme doughnut vending machine.
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