Best Of Londonist: 10 September 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.


Where to Get Naked in London

From skinny dipping to eating dinner.

Ever Noticed This Castle Near Old Street Roundabout?

Behind it lies a secret garden.

Is This Central London's Ugliest Building?

Like an iceberg with gout.

Five London Pubs With a Shady Past

Bare-knuckle fighting and prostitute hangouts.

Got a Car? Here Are 100 Places Within a Quick Drive of London

The M25 should be redubbed the Culture Line

These 5 Things Are Annoying Us in London Right Now

Allow us to grumble for a moment.

A Little-Known Secret of the M25

No need to worry about rogue balls.

London Eccentrics: The Hermit of Dulwich

One of London's lesser-known eccentrics.

Is This London's Most Expensive Ice Cream?

Sprinkled with edible diamonds

Brutal to the Beautiful: The World Press Photo Exhibition

From poaching to protests, through some very graphic images

London's Forgotten Disasters: 7 Killed in Lightning Strike

This must be one of the UK's most fatal lightning strikes

Been for a Boogie at One of These Intimate Nightclubs?

How many of these have you been to?

We Want Your Images of Tenuous Tube Ads

Doesn't matter if it's ingenious or totally rubs.

London's Best Dog-Friendly Cafes

Take Rover for a ristretto.

Everything You Need to Know About Big Ben

Time you learned this stuff.

Is Tooting One of the Coolest Places on Earth?

Apart from the giant swimming pool and Chicken Cottage.

Forget Big Ben. Find Out About Westminster's Other Tower

Home to a 345m long scroll.

The Police Have a Special Catering Van Called TEAPOT 1

Ever spotted TEAPOT 1, the emergency tea vehicle?

Where Did London's Spies Hang Out in the 1920s? These Places, for a Start

Most of these places are still open

Three Renaissance Masters in One Room in This Free Exhibition

A trio of brilliance.

What Do You Make of TfL's New App?

Downloaded it yet?

The Best Beer Festivals in London in September 2017

It's a bit quieter this month

Idiots Filmed Jumping Off Moving DLR Train

Really really dumb

26 Dance Shows to See in London This Autumn From Just £3

We've got our seats booked.

Food Review: A Hidden Treasure in St John's Wood

A sumptuous mix of sweet and savoury.

There's a Free Festival With Craft Beer, Games and Music

An autumn festival with a difference.

How to Get Involved in London Fashion Week Without a Front Row Invite

Time to get your hands on the latest A/W trends

London to Liverpool Trains More Popular Than Liverpool to London Ones

Does this mean Londoners are slowly turning to into Scousers?

You Can Now Take Free Filmmaking Masterclasses at London City Island

Yep, they're free

The City of London Pub Named After a Goose

A feathered friend

This Exhibition Is a Matter of Life and Death

A thumb in the eye for traditionalists.

Peek Inside This Swanky Mayfair Flat

Precious artworks in the bathroom.

Food Review: Marcella, Deptford

They make a mean martini.

Love Dumplings? Get Yourself Along to Tea Room in Soho

Staying seedy in the face of gentrification.

Food Review: DIY Hot Pot in Chinatown

Cook your own dinner.

TfL Instructs New App Taxify to Stop Taking Bookings

Concerns over its licence.