Best Of Londonist: 10 November 2019

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

These Are the Big Christmas Dance Shows in London for 2019

We could jump for joy.


South Western Railway Staff to Strike for 27 Days in December

27 days. That's not a typo.


The Mac 'N' Cheese Scotch Egg Has Arrived and You're Going to Want It in Your Life

Yep, it's a thing.


National Portrait Gallery to Close for Three Years

Visit now, while you can.


It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at Harrods

Fantastical window displays, festive food, and one very fancy tree.


Ice Skate for Free at This Waterloo Rooftop Rink This Month

Skate with views... and booze.


The 5 Best Cheeseburgers in London

A few of our faves


This King's Cross Restaurant Is the Place to Wait Out Winter

One for hummus lovers.


A Map of London's Mystical Sites

Places of magic and mystery, mapped


Crossrail Definitely Won't Open in 2020, and Needs More Money

You'll still have to wait for the Elizabeth line.


12 Snowmen to Track Down in London Bridge City

"We're stalking in the air..."


Free and Cheap Events in London This Week: 11-17 November 2019

A helping hand to make you cash last until payday


An Entire Exhibition Dedicated to One Leonardo Da Vinci Painting at the National Gallery

One of The National Gallery's treasures gets x-rayed.


Tiffany & Co Opens Twinkling Ice Rink in Covent Garden

Anyone for breakfast at Tiffany's?


The City of London's Original Christmas Market Is Back This Year and Looking Better Than Ever

Gifts, grandeur, and goodwill galore at Guildhall


Christmas Markets and Fairs in London

For crafts, food, drink and more.


Everything You Need to Know About Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2019

How to get there, and what to do once you're there


Donate Your Old Coat to Wrap Up London on Your Way to Work

Find your nearest participating tube station


Make a Beeline for This Blackheath Restaurant

Don't let the locals keep this one for themselves


A Decade of Stunning Shots From London's Rooftops Go on Show

The towering work of James Burns.


While the City Sleeps, There's a Ghost Parade in the Heart of London

Technically this ghost parade doesn't even exist


The Christmas Windows at Fortnum & Mason Offers a Behi

With added cats!


A Compelling Case for Spending the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in Camden.

World-class entertainment, festive feasting, and enough cocktails to get even the biggest Scrooge onto the dance floor.


Meet the Bangla Women Reclaiming Brick Lane

"It's called Bangla Town, but it's never been a place that Bengali women go to."


Discover the East London Neighbourhood That's Being Snapped Up by London Renters

No, it's not too good to be true.


How to Get Involved With Volunteering in London This Christmas

Make someone else's Christmas special.


The Loneliness of a London Crane Driver

"I knocked the chimney stack off a listed manor house. After that I wasn't allowed up a crane."


12 Fantastically Festive Theatre Shows to See in London This Christmas

Fantastic ideas for festive days and nights out


What Is the 2019 John Lewis Christmas Advert About? Brexit Probably

The story of a little boy and a unicorn.


Where to See Santa in London This Christmas

Parents: these meetings with St Nick are selling out fast!


London Cheats: Did You Know the TfL Bus Hopper Actually Lasts 70 Minutes?

One to bear in mind for the future


TfL Wants to Double the Number of Trips Taken on the Thames

And loads new piers for east London.


You'll Be Absolutely Chuffed to Find Out This East London Pub Has a Miniature Railway in Its Garden

Getting in the next round has never been easier


Taming of the Shrew for the Woke Generation at Barbican

How to tackle one of Shakespeare's most "problematic" plays?


A Soho Chip Shop Is Selling Battered Quality Street This Christmas

Merry Chipmas.


Where to Drink Beer in London: November and December 2019

Festive boozing.


A Cracking New Collection of Shared Ownership Apartments

Next to one of the UK's largest collections of public art.


This Photographer Captured Amazing Aerial Shots of London From a Helicopter

DO look down.


Par-Tee Season Has Begun

Bottomless brunches, festive decoration-making, and a brand new course


Theatre Review: Death of a Salesman at Piccadilly Theatre

A play with great heart that demands to be seen.


Woo! The Victoria Line Is Now Running Trains Every 100 Seconds for 3 Hours at Peak Times

(That's 36 trains per hour.)


Withering Heights: Sydney & the Old Girl at Park Theatre

Miriam Margolyes excels as a sarcastic pensioner.  


Opera Review: The Mikado at London Coliseum

Still grand, still stylish, still the best fun you’ll have at the opera.


Hundreds of Billboards Showing London Primary School Children Have Appeared Across the Capital

The Oscar-winning filmmaker unveils the capital's future


All Pumpkin, No Balls: Soho Cinders at Charing Cross Theatre

Nobody comes out of this thin theatrical soup with much credit.


Quentin Tarantino Is Making a Rare Appearance at a Leicester Square Q&A Next Week

BAFTA: A Life in Pictures.


If Only It Were Just About Bread: Dirty Crusty at the Yard Theatre

An unexpected narrative which ends on a high note.


Just How Great Is the Great Gatsby?

Experience one of Gatsby's legendary parties for yourself at this immersive show


Take a Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride Through Richmond Park This Christmas

The mane event.


Invest in This Eco-Friendly Brewery and Get Double Your Money Back in Beer

Exale Brewing sounds like a great idea.


Tony Law Is Comedy's Premier Mad Genius

Wonderfully erratic.


The Magic Flute at Royal Opera House Is a Classy Night Out

A truly magical flute.


Those Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Through Richmond Park Are Back for Christmas!

The mane event.