Best Of Londonist: 12 February 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

London's Longest Journey

Not for the faint of heart.

Go Off the Beaten Track With These London Hidden Gems

Don't forget to visit Danson Park

The Best and Worst of the London Underground

You've gotta laugh

Some Ideas for Off-the-Beaten-Track Things to Do in London

Ever been to Chislehurst Caves?

These Are the Strangest Things We've Ever Seen on the Tube.

It's a freaky place down there.

Quiz: Name These 5 Landmarks From the Reverse View

This'll test how much attention you pay to your surroundings.

London's Most Romantic Day Trips

Special places for your special someone.

These Are Some of the Most Unusual Cafes in London

London's never dull.

London Photos From 1971

Old Covent Garden was fading away...

Dogs, Coats, Parrots: Amuse Yourself With Photos of Animals on the Tube

Including goats.

Cyclist in London? You'll Love This Map

Underground, overground.

8 of London's Most Romantic Coffee Shops

True romance.

A City the Size of Newcastle Lurks at London's Edges...

A city the size of Newcastle lurks at London's edges.

How Many Errors Can You Find in This Tube Map Shower Curtain?

Dodgy merch provides bathtime fun.

Browse These Photos of London From 1931

The days when you could bugle and cycle a penny farthing at the same time

The London Restaurants With Super Lively Atmosphere

High energy dining.

The Village That the Thames Destroyed

"the landscape becomes one of crackling pylons, and notices warning you of various fatal hazards. An abandoned suitcase is filled with empty coffee cups"

London's Got One Remaining Toll Road - Let Us Take You Down It

£1.20 well spent.

The Queen Is Hidden in Google Maps.

The Queen is on Google Maps!

Bakerloo Line to Get Four New Stations

Extensions have been mooted since the 1930s...

The Coolest Bars in London


You'll Have to Look Twice at These Surreal Pictures of London

One of these has actually happened...

Video: Bet You Haven't Been to This Little-Used Railway Station...

Look out for the abandoned platform.

One for Cartography Fans; Beautiful Maps of London

Same city, very different maps

The London Shop That's Full of Maps, Globes... And Excellent Hot Chocolate

Tread your way across a Lilliputan London.

London News From the 1970s

Including the release of Star Wars in 1977.

The Sounds of East London Can Be Heard Across the World


The Random Collection of Green Spaces Run by the City of London (Outside the Square Mile)

It might surprise you to hear that the City of London is rather well off

How Well Do You Know Southbank Centre?

What's London Zoo got to do with it?

What Was It Like, Dining in the Post Office Tower?

The waiters must have kept losing their tables...

A Fading Religion, an Unwanted Burial, and Other Secrets of Harrow

Home to the world's oldest monotheistic religion.

In Search of London's Memorials to Winston Churchill

Plaques, statues and pubs.

Ice Cream in London, and How Early Incarnations Spread Tubercolosis

I scream, you scream...

Roman Finds, Skeletons and Art Deco Rarities on Display at This Excellent Exhibition

Plague pits, chamber pots and pre-historic bones.

Robots @Sciencemuseum Is a Five-Star Blockbuster

Take me to your blockbuster.

This Instagram Account Will Change How You See the Tube

A closer look.

Your Inner Child Will Love These Superheroes Created From Lego Bricks

The (Building)blockbuster is back

See Every Fire Brigade Animal Rescue Callout

Lots of cats get stuck up a lot of trees.

London Is Getting Worse at Recycling. How's Your Borough Doing?

Have we passed peak recycling?

Video: Two Blokes Race Across London

Cycling around Elephant and Castle = never fun

Boxpark Croydon's Valentine's Offerings Beat an Overpriced Meal for Two

Because food is love.

Free and Cheap London Events: 13-19 February 2017

All £5 or less.

Break Into the Fashion World With These Insider Talks

Catwalk shows and shopping.

A Riot of Colour Courtesy of David Hockney

A comprehensive retrospective of a brilliant painter,

A Tower as Tall as the Gherkin for Southwark

Blackfriars is the new Canary Wharf...

An Exhibition on a Pivotal Period in Russian History

Absorbing throughout.

A Trail of Paolozzi Sculptures Across London

From a colossal Newton to abstract shapes.

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