Best Of Londonist: 1 December 2019

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Crossrail Trains Have Started Running to Reading... Early!

Finally some positive Crossrail news.


Where to Eat and Drink In... Canary Wharf

Early-morning breakfast to late-night drinks.


How to Tell Different Tube Cabs Apart

Lovely diagrams of the different tube cabs (and more)


South Western Railway's December Strike Could Ruin Your Christmas Party Plans

No late-night trains from Waterloo in December.


A New Food Hall (Sorry, 'Culinary Space') for King's Cross

From the owners of Flat Iron Square.


The Heathwall: A Lost London River That Nobody Mentions

It forms a borough boundary, but is little known.


V&A's Alice in Wonderland Exhibition Will Take You Down a Rabbit Hole Into a Magical World

Strong contender for Exhibition of the Year 2020


TfL Refuses to Renew Uber's Operating Licence

The licence expires at midnight tonight


Columbia Road's Charming Christmas Shopping Evenings Are Back

Feels a little bit like going back in time.


London Struggles With Non-High-End Cocktail Bars. This Place Does It Right

With a Twin Peaks-esque interior. But not in a creepy way.


Five of the Tallest New Skyscrapers Coming to Central London

More skyscrapers planned for central London. Thrilled, bored or angry?


London Transport Museum's New Canteen Has Far More Attention to Detail Than Your Average Museum Cafe

Routemaster and Elizabeth line cocktails.


Work Starts on This £1Bn East London Tunnel Next Year

There will be tolls.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Is an Utterly Magical Adventure in Narnia

A brilliantly fresh take on C.S. Lewis' masterpiece


These Hotels and Restaurants Are Serving Festive Themed Afternoon Teas This Christmas

It's that time of year.


This Tram Bar Serving Champagne Just Pulled Up in Selfridges

Clang clang clang went the Bolly...


A Lego Tube Station Full of Geeky Detail

Want to see this in the shops?


Where, When and How to See London's Best Christmas Lights This Year

Bask in the glow of the holiday season in London


Free and Cheap Events in London This Week: 2-8 December 2019

Christmas light switch-ons, free comedy and more


The 10 Best Pubs in Soho

You'll definitely disagree, but this is based on decades of 'research'


Wolf Hits a Wall: Immersive Wolf of Wall Street Is More Wilko Than Wall Street

Not the celebratory romp through the rampant excesses of unregulated investment banking you might expect.


Kingston Christmas Market Is the Whimsical Winter Wonderland You've Been Waiting For

Featuring log cabins, a vintage carousel, and even a fire pit


Looking for Your Fix of Panto in London This Christmas?

Audience participation time.


Where to Shop for Eco-Friendly Gifts in London (And What to Wrap Them In)

From recycled wrap to renting your tree.


The Best Mince Pies in London for Christmas 2019

Pastry-encased joy.


Which London Store Has the Best Christmas Department?

HOW much for a box of crackers?


William Blake's Final Masterpiece Lights Up St Paul's Cathedral This Week

A poignant tribute to unfulfilled ambition.


London's Smallest Pub to Serve Free Guinness

Book quickly.


Zinging Decor and Flavours at a Pakistani Restaurant in Stoke Newington

Will look great on the 'gram.


Everyone's Favourite Museum of Living Rooms Opens Again Summer 2020

And an £18m redevelopment.


Richard the Bird? A Female Richard III Still Ruffles Feathers

Gender bending Shakespeare.


London's Charming Santa Instagram Account Is Back in Action for Christmas

Follow Santa on his sightseeing tour of the capital.


Theatre Review: Candida at Orange Tree Theatre

A sprightly production of the cerebral playwright's work.


Your Secret Santa Gift Sorted: Londonist's Black Friday Sale

Up to 35% off our exclusive range.


Parmesan Martinis Come to Shoreditch

Artichoke cocktails


Hunger at the Arcola Theatre Nibbles at the Soul

London is a tough place to make it as an artist.