Best Of Londonist: 11-17 December 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 11-17 December 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Dickens: The Ultimate Map

Over on Londonist: Time Machine newsletter, we read every novel and mapped every building and street.

Dickens's head over a map

Fears Over Redevelopment Of Surbiton Station

Public consultation now open.

Surbiton station after a revamp

Mesmerising Shots Of London From Above At Christmas

Ding dong merrily on (very) high.

Winter Wonderland is seen illuminated from above
Image: Jason Hawkes

Why Is There A Huge Mural Of Rembrandt On Mare Street, Hackney?

It's the return of the London Mural Festival.

Rembrandt mural in hackney
Image: Global Street Art

Stooky Bill: The Sinister Puppet From Doctor Who Was Real

And where to see him in London.

Puppet of Stooky Bill

We Talk To John Rogers, Filmmaker And Author Of Welcome To New London

A true London legend.

Head shot of John Rogers
Image: John Rogers

It Wasn't Fun Unwrapping Christmas Parcels At Mount Pleasant In 1927

"We are absolutely fed up with Christmas" complained staff.

Mount Pleasant sorting office in black and white

Smithfield Market Christmas Meat Auction 2023: A Guide

Get your Xmas turkey on the cheap!

Smithfield Market at sunset

See London's Biggest Pie Chart

LSE's giant, mathematical mural.

A giant pie chart mural at lse

The Big Issue Seller Outside St Paul's Who Became An Icon Of The Occupy Protests

A very different Christmas play for you to watch this festive season.

Protester David Nellis in a santa hat

London's Curious Collection Of Golden Statues

Golden wonders.

A golden sculpture at Barbican

Things To Do In London On Christmas Eve 2023

Ice skating, festive films and Christmas carols.

Two acrobats

Things To Do In London On Boxing Day 2023

There's more to Twixtmas than Monopoly and mulled wine.

Snowman model near fleet street

When A Tube Train Full Of Passengers Was Abandoned In The Tunnel

The stuff of nightmares.

tube train in a tunnel
Image: IAN RORY, creative commons

Last Updated 19 December 2023