Best of Londonist: 15 October 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Did You Know HS2 Work Has Begun?

Park closed. Knitting out.


We Found a Magic Spot in Central London Where Parakeets Will Land on You

They will land on your head and bite your ear.


What's the Next Direction for London's Tranport?

London's future could be up in the air.


Have You Walked Right Past This Entrance to a Secret Bunker?

NOT the one in Westminster.


Japantown Is a Slice of Japan, Right in the Heart of London

Have you visited?


Five of the Most Godawful Buildings in North London

The Archway Tower's not all that bad compared with some of these.


Cleaning Shoes, Sucking Toes, and Being Kept in Chastity: A Look at the Lives of Submissive Men in London

"It's nice to think there are women out there who care so little about me that they're willing to do this"


Plans to Transform Oxford Street Have Progressed... Slightly

What do you want to see change on Oxford Street?


We Reckon These Are London's Best Taco Joints

The heat is on


The Best Beer Festivals in London in October 2017

Autumnal beer-drinking opportunities.


Do You Know the Difference Between London's Iconic Phone Boxes?

Not all the same.


How Well Do You Know London? Can You Tell Which Side of the Border the City Is On?

For diehard Londonoligists.


Where Exactly in Parliament Was the British Prime Minister Killed?

Being shot dead doesn't necessary make you famous


London Mocked in TV Cartoons

From the Simpsons to the Go Jetters.


Restaurant Review: Poor Boys

Check out the till


Get Lost in Colour in This Free Exhibition in Camden

Time for a colour binge.


Get Romantic: We Reckon These Are the Best Places to Eat Oysters in London

Winter is coming, but here's one reason to be happy about that


Is Manchester a Better Place to Live Than London?

Written by a Londonista... from Manchester


Inspect a Gadget: London's High-Tech Hotels

The future is now


A Vast Improvement on the Dull Grey City of London

The City of London brightens up.


Beautiful Photos of London's Coffee Lovers

Tag a coffee-maniac in the comments


In Pictures: Poster Girls of the Underground

We want all these posters on our wall.


34,322 Mobile Phones Were Handed in to TfL in the Last Year

Are you one of the 1000 people who lost their laptop?


Amateurish Art in a Disappointing Exhibition

Painting, photography and sculpture.


Bet Your Office Looks Nothing Like This

Meditation yurts and urban gardens


One for All You International Foodies

Five stars for One Star House Party.


Visit the Aftermath of an American Apocalypse in South London

Another great free exhibition.


There's a New Harry Potter Cocktail Menu

A short walk from Platform 9 ¾


This Soho Cafe's Serving Sugar-Dusted Crisps

Dessert crisps.


What's the Future for London's Ticket Touts?

Ever dealt with touts yourself? Tell us about it down in the comments


Pigeon Panic: World's First AR App for Scaring Pigeons

Work your way up the pecking order.


Fancy Spending Bonfire Night in a Hotel Room at the Top of the Shard?

No need to pick which display to go to - you'll see them all.


Painting by Mirrors Causes Us to Reflect at the National Gallery

Who doesn't love Pre-Raphaelites?


The Paintings Come Out of the Frame and Spread Across the Walls

Brilliant immersive art


The Social Enterprise Off Brick Lane That Makes Incredible Food

Even better than the real thing.


Some Tube Lines Are Going to Get a Whole Lot Faster

Are you a disgruntled Hammersmith & City or Circle line commuter?


Wagamama's New Vegan and Vegetarian Menu - Reviewed

Beware, this could get messy.


Watch Elf, Muppet Christmas Carol and More on the Big Screen

Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually and more.