Best Of Londonist: 14-20 August 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 14-20 August 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

London Then And Now: Aerial Shots Show City Grow Over Past Two Decades

Our city's put on a bit of a growth spurt since the 2000s...

Aerial shot of the City, with the Gherkin dominating
Photo: Jason Hawkes

The Open House London 2023 Programme Has Been Announced - Including BT Tower Tours

The most wonderful time of the year for London history and architecture fans.

The top of the BT Tower against the sky.

The Shard Is Lighting Up With The St George's Cross For The Lionesses

Turns out The Shard is an England supporter.

Just 18 Pictures Of Modernist Tube Stations Looking Dreamy

They don't make 'em like they used to.

A curved station with huge windows glowing orange in the night sky
© Philip Butler / FUEL

Happisburgh: Where People Lived On The Thames A Million Years Ago

The Thames had history 40,000 generations before the Romans.

A lovely beach with sandy cliffs

From Our Newsletter: How London's West End Streets Got Their Names

Charing Cross, Strand, Soho... the origin stories of our famous places.

'Strand' street sign.

Delightful Literary Days Out Near London That All Book Lovers Should Do

Immerse yourself in the worlds of famous authors, from Charles Dickens to AA Milne.

Literary days out: Jane Austen's House in Chawton, a square, redbrick building, seen from across the road through bunches of daffodils growing on the village green.
Photo: iStock/AmandaLewis

Ride On A 1938 Art Deco Tube Train This September

OMG that moquette!

A red 1930s tube train on the track
Image: London Transport Museum

Charlie Brown's - The Story Of Limehouse's Incredible 'Pub Museum'

An Aladdin's Cave in the East End.

A group of sailors enjoying a pint

The Anatomy Of London

London place names that sound like body parts.

Ice Cream And Gelato Galore At Covent Garden's Frozen Festival

Feat. a Wes Anderson-inspired pop up.

A row of colourful ice cream cones - with pastel pink and blue background

The Forgotten 1930s Towers That Were Taller Than St Paul's

Dagenham and Crossness for the win.

A soaring electricity pylon seen from below, in sepia

Life Drawing With Wolves... In A London Hotel

Anyone can get involved... even kids!

Tower Bridge Will Be Stuck In The Raised Position, As It Closes Over Bank Holiday

It's supposed to be like that.

People looking at Tower Bridge from the banks - it has its bascules open
Image: iStock/Tolga_TEZCAN

The World's Rarest Stamp Is On Display In London This September

It's also the most expensive.

A vermillion coloured eight sided stamp

Last Updated 20 August 2023