Best Of Londonist: 12 February 2023

Looks like this article is a bit old. Be aware that information may have changed since it was published.

Best Of Londonist: 12 February 2023

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

Review: Is Valentines Park The Most Romantic Place In London?

We investigate, in the name of love.

A swan glides to left over the still waters of a lake, before a stony grotto in a wall

In Pictures: The First New DLR Train Has Landed In London

But you won't get to ride it till next year.

Inside a new dlr carriage with turquoise seating and hand poles

All The Historic London Buildings Facing Demolition Right Now

A list of what we could lose.

Main entrance to Liverpool Street station

Lost Oddities Of London

Remember these lost curiosities?

Sepia image of a boat-shaped structure on a roof

Meet The Man Behind All Those Stunning Aerial Photos Of London

All-seeing helicopter photographer, Jason Hawkes.

An aerial view of canary wharf at dawn with the sun streaming between towers

Looking For A Family-Friendly Break From London? Make It York

From just 1 hour 49 minutes from London with LNER. (sponsor)

A pair of vikings with a big red shield in a mock-up viking village

What Is London's Most Central...?

Coffee shop, pub, school, residence...

An equestrian statue and Nelsons column, with a big red target graphic in between

Pancake Day In London 2023: Shrove Tuesday Races And Events Across The Capital

Flippin' heck, that crêped up on us.

A man in a suit flips a pancake inside the ornate Leadenhall Market

The Best Fish And Chips In London

These spots are the cod’s pollocks.

A plate of fish and chips held by somebody in a white and red pinny

New Star Wars Exhibition Shows Off Private Collections

This is the exhibition you're looking for.

A collection of star wars toys including spaceships and figures

'First Response' Teams Are Getting On Their Bikes To Reach More Homeless People

St Mungo's two-wheeled help.

A man on a bike smiles at camera with a red bus heading out of shot background left

9 Of London’s Most Romantic Restaurants

Champagne, oysters and showstopping settings.

A plate of oysters with a purple dip or something

The Big City: Magnificent London Panoramas At Guildhall Art Gallery

Paintings of London you'll want to step into.

A painted panorama from Greenwich hill with towers of the 17th century city in the distance

Did You Know Harrods Used To Have Its Own Pub?

"The sort of genuine Olde English Inn you only find in the USA".

The interior of a very old looking pub, all brown wood

London Calçotades: Where And How To Eat Catalan Spring Onions

In praise of getting messy.

Catalan onions on a fire grill
Image by iStock/nito100.

Where To Eat Pancakes In London, For A Tossing Good Time

Our favourite pancake spots, any day of the year.

A stack of pancakes topped with marshmallows, biscuit crumbs and chocolate sauce
Image: Stack & Still

Dinner For 14 On Nelson's Column? It's Been Done

When the steaks really were too high.

Nelson's column against a deep blue sky

King Charles III Coronation: What's Happening In London Over The Bank Holiday Weekend?

Transport, hotels, invite list, balcony waves.

King Charles in a suit
Image: Dan Marsh in creative commons

Last Updated 12 February 2023