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.


Photos of Londoners in 1977

All aboard the Piccadilly line extension.


See the Remains of London's 'Death Railway' Station

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


You'll Never Want to Leave London After Seeing These

You'll never want to leave London after seeing these


Photos From Wartime London in 1940

They carried on.


Our Favourite Photos From London in 1969

1969, the year of *that* Abbey Road photo.


Beautiful London Tunnels

Taken by people who actually stopped to look


Here's What London Looked Like in 1916

Including soldiers on a drill on Hampstead Heath


The London High Street Where You Can't Buy Anything

The London High Street with no shops


Here's What London Looked Like in 1902

How travellers got their refreshment at Paddington


The London Bridge That's Actually 10 Bridges in One

No bridges are wider.


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

Loose lips sink ships.


Parts of London Where the Streets Have Their Own Rhythm

Which genre began in an Elephant & Castle pub?


East London's Toxic Ski Slope

Got any memories of skiing here?


1960s London in the News

London Bridge is... being deconstructed?


Stunning Islington in Pictures

Well worth a day trip.


How Did London End Up With Two Places Called Bromley?

Find out how they got their names


Spend Your Saturday in the 70s

Drink like it's the 1970s in London


What Are Guidebooks Telling Tourists About London?

"It's impossible to say with any certainty what the weather will be like."


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.


Bike Nicked in London? Try Stolen Ride

If you've had your bike swiped, try Stolen Ride


Hen Do = Sorted. London's Best Cocktail Masterclasses

Make cocktails in a museum


From Peasants to Poll Tax: London in Riots

Uprisings that changed things


Where to Drink Japanese Whisky in London

Far Eastern drams.


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