Best Of Londonist: 11 June 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

In Photos: London in 1950

Including London's first ever computer.


In Pictures: London in 1936

Doctor Who-type Father Christmas buskers were really on the streets


There's a Fairy Tale Secret Garden on the Bank of the Thames

An enchanting garden, 15 minutes walk from Waterloo.


Spend Your Saturday in the 70s

Drink like it's the 1970s in London


Photos of London in 1969

The Beatles performed for the final time.


This London Building Use to House a Death Railway Station

You'll look at this building differently next time you walk past


How Did London End Up With Two Places Called Bromley?

Which one was first?


The London High Street Where You Can't Buy Anything

The London High Street with no shops


A Collection of Pictures From London in 1940

They carried on.


In Photos: London in 1977

Check out these photos of Londoners with the punk rock spirit


7 Secrets of the Grosvenor Railway Bridge

Did your train cross this bridge this morning?


1960s London Headlines Summed Up in Pictures

London Bridge is... being deconstructed?


A Picturesque Tour of Islington

So much to see, so much to eat.


Beautiful London Tunnels

An artistic maze.


In Pictures: London in 1902

Including the railway ride at Crystal Palace.


Things You'd Miss if You Left London

How could anyone think of leaving?


Here's What London Looked Like in 1916

The first world war at home.


Thought London Didn't Get Earthquakes? Think Again

Notable earthquakes which have struck the capital.


Get Your Ceviche Fix in London

Dive into great food.


London's Best Places to Drink Like It's the 1940s

Get yourself some of that Blitz spirit


East London's Toxic Ski Slope

Got any memories of skiing here?


Bike Nicked in London? Try Stolen Ride

Try Stolen Ride.


London's Best Japanese Whisky Joints

For when you've drunk all the scotch...


From Peasants to Poll Tax: London in Riots

Uprisings that changed things


What Are Guidebooks Telling Tourists About London?

Bittersweet reading.


London Locations With Music in Their Veins

Hop aboard south London's soul train


London's Best Cocktail Masterclasses for Budding Bartenders

Get mixing...


Dark Arts: The Summer Exhibition Is Back at the Royal Academy for Its 249th Year

A bright entrance leads to dark arts


Grayson Perry Delivers the Full Package in This New Exhibition

A Brexit tapestry shows a divided nation.


Barbican Is the Cover Star of These New Penguin Books

A set of books we'd rather like to own


Alexandra Palace Is Hosting a Street Food and Craft Beer Extravaganza

A food festival with a difference


London Beer Festivals: June 2017

Beer and music in the sun.


For Sale: The Entire Contents of Heathrow Terminal 1

Everything must go.


Inside Islington's Brewhouse & Kitchen

A chainy but friendly atmosphere.


Calling All Change-Makers: Head to This UN Foundation Discussion

Check out the first UN families event.


How London Reacted to the Election Result

Hilariously, generally.


Hampstead Residents Are Campaigning for Their Own Borough

Camden - AKA Scamden.


5 Ways London Can Make Brexit Work

Centre for London has some ideas.


Massive Fake Sunrise in the Square Mile

Impressive.


Have You Seen This Blooming Marvellous Ticket Office Garden?

A slice of nature to brighten your commute


Londoners Create Their Own Memorial to Terror Attack Victims

"Love will always win"


Competition: Win Tickets for a Unique Painted Ceiling Tour

Ascend 60 feet to see this masterpeice