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Opinion

Londonist Readers Tell Us About Their London

Londonist Readers Tell Us About Their London

"I threw my shoe at him..."
Will 'The Elizabeth Line' Really Stick As A Name?

Will 'The Elizabeth Line' Really Stick As A Name?

Toadying sycophantic cobblers?
5 Places In London We'd Like To See Pedestrianised

5 Places In London We'd Like To See Pedestrianised

And one place we'd like to see UN-pedestrianised...
The Gherkin Is Disappearing From London's Skyline

The Gherkin Is Disappearing From London's Skyline

Do we care?
The worst of London's restaurant trends

The worst of London's restaurant trends

Freak shakes be gone
Why Is London So Bad At Pedestrianisation?

Why Is London So Bad At Pedestrianisation?

Plans in the offing for decades.
Why You Should Move To Croydon. Or At Least Visit It

Why You Should Move To Croydon. Or At Least Visit It

Croydon is mutton dressed as mutton. Everyone forgets mutton is tasty.
An Ode To Vauxhall Bus Station

An Ode To Vauxhall Bus Station

Please can we keep it? Pleeeease?
London's Culture Is Too Expensive For Young People

London's Culture Is Too Expensive For Young People

If prices aren't reduced, it puts these institutions' future at risk.
7 Reasons To Love The Emirates Air Line

7 Reasons To Love The Emirates Air Line

TfL's lofty ambitions.
Have You Ever Been In One Of London's Longest Queues?

Have You Ever Been In One Of London's Longest Queues?

Is anything worth queuing that long for?
What's Your Least Favourite London Smell?

What's Your Least Favourite London Smell?

Nose pegs at the ready.
London Underground Vs Paris Metro

London Underground Vs Paris Metro

Our resident tube geek just got back from his hols.
All 32 London Borough Logos: Bitchily Critiqued

All 32 London Borough Logos: Bitchily Critiqued

If in doubt, do a coat of arms.
See if you can identify yourself as one of these types of London walker

See if you can identify yourself as one of these types of London walker

You know what we're talking about
Why Uber Is The Best Thing For Black Cabs

Why Uber Is The Best Thing For Black Cabs

Competition is great.
Is Munich's U-Bahn Better Than The London Underground?

Is Munich's U-Bahn Better Than The London Underground?

Which stations have the best decor?
London's Nightlife Needs To Be More Scuzzy And Sleazy

London's Nightlife Needs To Be More Scuzzy And Sleazy

"Hipster Culture 2.0 looks worryingly like Hipster Culture 1.0 with a corporate, sanitised twist"
We've Reviewed All The Seat Patterns On The Tube

We've Reviewed All The Seat Patterns On The Tube

Anyone else think the Overground's moquette screams 'chocolate orange hipster'?
Why The Hell Do People Go To Madame Tussauds?

Why The Hell Do People Go To Madame Tussauds?

Worth waxing lyrical about?
Places We’d Love To See A Waterslide In London

Places We’d Love To See A Waterslide In London

Wheeeeeeeeeeee!
The South Bank: Extraordinary Buffer Between North And South London

The South Bank: Extraordinary Buffer Between North And South London

"To reinforce this sense of the north as overseer to the south, many of London's prisons have been established in the South Bank."
What's The Best London TV Show Intro?

What's The Best London TV Show Intro?

EastEnders or Peep Show?
Orpington Is Cool Because It Doesn't Know It's Cool

Orpington Is Cool Because It Doesn't Know It's Cool

So WHAT if it doesn't have an '0207' phone number
How to handle a train delay the right way

How to handle a train delay the right way

Don't let it get to you.
London's Apartment Marketeers Suffer From A Chronic Lack Of Imagination

London's Apartment Marketeers Suffer From A Chronic Lack Of Imagination

Zzzzzz.
Why You Should Care About The Fourth Plinth Artwork

Why You Should Care About The Fourth Plinth Artwork

An up yours to ISIS.
High Wages But High Rent: Is London Worth The Trade-Off?

High Wages But High Rent: Is London Worth The Trade-Off?

Counting the cost.
London Rules, And Anyone Who Says Otherwise Is Jealous

London Rules, And Anyone Who Says Otherwise Is Jealous

Forget the 60s, 70s and 80s, now is the best time to be a Londoner.
Is The Future Bright For London Cyclists?

Is The Future Bright For London Cyclists?

And are non-cyclists' fears founded?
Do Audiences Have A Right To See Sheridan Smith? The Great Understudy Question

Do Audiences Have A Right To See Sheridan Smith? The Great Understudy Question

West End cancelling conundrum.
When Will London Get Driverless Ubers?

When Will London Get Driverless Ubers?

Uber 2.0.
Why gentrification isn't always bad for London ->

Why gentrification isn't always bad for London ->

No-one likes to identify themselves as the gentrifier.
Is This Man Trying To Undermine Sadiq Khan?

Is This Man Trying To Undermine Sadiq Khan?

Rumours, opportunism and Croydon.
My London: By A Londoner

My London: By A Londoner

The best, the worst and the weirdest bits...
How Open is London?

How Open is London?

We take a look.
5 Ways London Can Make Brexit Work

5 Ways London Can Make Brexit Work

Centre for London has some ideas.
Why London Should Not Be An Independent City State

Why London Should Not Be An Independent City State

Don't leave the Leavers.
Is Shakespeare's Globe Too Old Fashioned For Its Own Good?

Is Shakespeare's Globe Too Old Fashioned For Its Own Good?

Emma Rice to go in 2018.
Outrage Mounts Against Zac Goldsmith’s Racial Profiling Tactics

Outrage Mounts Against Zac Goldsmith’s Racial Profiling Tactics

Campaign flyers labelled patronising and divisive.
Would Bowie And Rickman Have Stood A Chance In Today's London?

Would Bowie And Rickman Have Stood A Chance In Today's London?

Or is working class arts dying out altogether?
Does Anyone Give Two F***s About This Mayoral Election?

Does Anyone Give Two F***s About This Mayoral Election?

Serious question.
How Do Mayoral Candidates Score On Air Pollution?

How Do Mayoral Candidates Score On Air Pollution?

Who will best clean up London's air?
Opinion: Why I'm Not Buying My Council Flat, But Giving It Back

Opinion: Why I'm Not Buying My Council Flat, But Giving It Back

Scottee isn't taking up the right to buy scheme.
Sadiq Khan Must Learn Lessons From Ken And Boris’s Time In Office

Sadiq Khan Must Learn Lessons From Ken And Boris’s Time In Office

Some good advice from Centre for Cities.
Message To The Next Mayor: Show Us Why We Should Care

Message To The Next Mayor: Show Us Why We Should Care

What a dismal experience this election has been.
Khan Needs To Make Tough Decisions On Housing

Khan Needs To Make Tough Decisions On Housing

Can he really fulfil his promises?
6 Things Worth Protesting At More Than The Cereal Killer Cafe

6 Things Worth Protesting At More Than The Cereal Killer Cafe

If you hate gentrification, there are better issues.
You've Had Your Fun, But Let's Put The Garden Bridge To Bed Now

You've Had Your Fun, But Let's Put The Garden Bridge To Bed Now

This project stinks.
Six Reasons We're Not Talking About George Galloway

Six Reasons We're Not Talking About George Galloway

He doesn't need us anyway.