Best Of Londonist: 11 September 2022

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Best Of Londonist: 11 September 2022

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features from the past seven days.

Queen Elizabeth II Was One Of The Great Londoners

Londonist's tribute to the late monarch.

Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London This Autumn

Oh. My. GOURD.

A person in a blue winter coat crouches over some very, very big pumpkins in a muddy field
Photo: Secretts

Tunnelling Work Has Started On The Controversial Silvertown Tunnel

Est. time of arrival: 2025.

A view into a new tunnel, showing the top of the boring machine

Claim Your Free Tickets For The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show

A must-attend for anyone working on their home. (sponsor)

A beautifully fitted kitchen with a person and white dog inside
Image: Simon Lewis-Pierpoint

Picture Quiz: Name That Prime Minister

Can you identify these London statues?

A bluster of Prime Ministers, or statues thereof, stand outside number 10 Downing Street

A Tour Of King's Cross And Clerkenwell With A Formerly Homeless Guide

"Nothing is too good for ordinary people".

A man in a blue suit jacket holds the top of some black railings with his left hand, while gazing over the fence into a garden square

11 Oddities To Spot On Strand

This is a very strange street.

A couple of plaques on a white stone pillar, with a black phone box and small tree to the right

"Why Our Football Club Is Offering Free Season Tickets"

Footie freebie for Lewisham locals.

Man in blue football shirt prepares to throw a yellow football to someone off camera

The Mindful Shopper Is Showing Londoners How To Live With Less Waste

A handy new guide by ReLondon. (sponsor)

A lady in bright yellow tips a washing up refil into a plastic bottle.

Giant Grass Steps Will Return To Greenwich Park

17th century 'Grand Ascent' makeover is going ahead.

A centuries-old image showing a sequence of giant steps or terraces making their way up Greenwich Hill

London's New Insurance Museum Launches Debut Exhibition

How the Great Fire gave us insurance.

An old painting showing the great fire of London. It is mostly orange and smoke

Quick Quiz: How Much Do You Know About London's Street Furniture?

Bollards, benches, clocks...

A metal wolf's head protruding from a stone pillar

The London Marathon 2022: A Complete Guide To Watching And Taking Part

When, where, who and how of London's biggest run.

Lots of legs, apparently running a marathon, running towards camera
Photo: Miguel A Amutio via Unsplash

Wandle Fortnight: 60 Events Celebrate South London River

Walks, exhibitions and other activities along the Wandsworth-Croydon waterway.

A water wheel dunked into a narrow stream between two brick buildings

7 Excellent Days Out In Hertfordshire To Do By Public Transport

No car required for castles, museums, and a wizarding trip to Watford.

A lovely semi-formal garden with topiary and heather. A turreted stately home is glimpsed in the distance

This Beautiful Beatrix Potter Exhibition Tells The Story Of The Beloved Children's Author

From London to the Lake District. (sponsor)

A very old toy of Jemima Puddleduck, a white duck with a blue headscarf

Last Updated 09 September 2022