Best Of Londonist: 12 March 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Here Are the Results of That Standing-Only Escalator Trial at Holborn

Bringing London to a standstill.


Stunning Pictures of Abandoned London Buildings - Including Sewage Works

"I have seen places I would not have believed were real before I saw them with my own eyes"


The Great Fire Didn't Burn Everything in the City...

More than you might imagine


Don't Waste Your Monday Night - It's the Best Time to Visit These Places

Make Mondays the new Fridays


Take a Look at What London Was Like in the 1950s

Including the Coca Cola sign at Piccadilly Circus being built.


London's Trendiest Afternoon Teas

Sometimes even The Ritz isn't cool enough.


Superb Museum You Might Not Have Heard Of

Little-known but brilliant museum to explore.


In Pictures: What the East End Looked Like in the 1930s

Fascinating stuff


These Former London Churches Have Been Repurposed as Museums, Mosques and Swimming Pools

Museums, restaurants and antiques shops.


A London Museum Unlike Any Other

Things just got strange...


Harrods Hasn't Changed Much - or Has It?

Ah, for the days when you could buy a fourposter bed for £25


On the Tube, in the Park, at the Pub: Photos of London's Dogs

From the tiny to the huge... to the hip.


Have You Tried London's Largest Pizzas?

We've tracked down London's hugest pizzas


Have You Tried London's Best Hummus?

Yum.


London's Lost Football Stadiums

Fond memories?


Ever Noticed the Piece of the Berlin Wall, Hiding in Plain Sight in London?

Proving, perhaps, that London has a little bit of everything.


See How Times Have Changed in These Photos of Dalston From the 80s

Positively unrecognisable


Sample the Delights of Soho's Coffee Houses, Circa 1950

A long way from today's pumpkin spiced lattes.


See Intimate Portraits of Amy Winehouse

A Camden legend.


London's Smallest Shops, in Photos

Diddy emporiums.


What's It Like to Look After Tower Bridge?

Ever wondered who oversees it?


8 Secrets of London Zoo

It inspired the logo of which well-known company?


Did You Know About This 25 Acre Lavender Field on the Outskirts of London?

Beautiful.


Step Into Moulin Rouge's Montmartre With @Secretcinema

Here's what we can tell you


London's Cutest City Farms

Did we get your favourite?


Selfridges: Purveyors of Chauffeur Outfits, Planes and Telephone Cosies

Makes modern day shopping look a bit rubbish


A Micropub Crawl of West London

No music, no fuss, just great beer.


Was This London's Most Ridiculous Riot?

You wouldn't fall for this... would you?


Why We Shouldn't Take the Modern London Bridge for Franted

Travis Elborough explains.


A Hidden Rifle Range in Bloomsbury

Still with us today.


Did You Know That Queen Victoria Was a Shoemaker?

Did you know that Queen Victoria was a shoemaker? Insightful video from @MuseumofLondon.


The Witching Bottles Offering an Insight Into London's Past

Find out what a 'witching bottle' is, and why @MuseumofLondon collects them.


How London Acquired a Taste for Horse Meat

In the good times, in the tough times, and in recent times.


Video: The Barbican Estate

A concrete statement


A Victorian Crapper With a Literary History

Was Dickens struck with inspiration while sat on this bog?


These Poems Should Be Plastered on Underground Trains

Can you think of any other fitting ones?


Video: Making 17th-Century Inspired Gingerbread

Did someone say biscuits?


Video: Junkyard Golf Has Had a Facelift

Meet Gary, Bozo and Pablo


A Pop Art Extravaganza at the British Museum

'Pay Attention Motherf****rs'.


8 Exhibitions to See (And 2 to Avoid) in London Right Now

A helping hand to plan your weekend


11 of London's Best Healthy Food Menus for Delivery

Did we get your favourite?


Fake News, Ghost Hoaxes and Urban Myths Explored

A thought-provoking day


Affordable Events This Week in London

Have fun and save up those pennies


How Can Biscuits Explain London's Buildings?

Learn in just three minutes.


Buying Great Art Just Got Easier

"I liked his work *before* he was famous".


Come to the Lyric Hammersmith's New Show

17 again...


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