Best Of Londonist: 16 April 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Things No-One Tells You About London

Secret gardens and weird toilets.


In Photos: London in 1982

Punks were everywhere


Pictures of London in 1987

A mixed year for London


Photos of London Taken From on High

From flats to football stadiums.


Fascinating Photos of Life in London More Than a Century Ago

Including the original London Olympics.


London's Parks Look Stunning All Year Round

Which is your favourite?


See Photos of London When Queen Victoria Was Ruling

See what London Bridge looked like in the 19th century


A Photographic Tour of Hampstead

Well worth a day trip


Predictions of Future London From 1922... Pretty Accurate

What Londoners in 1922 thought 2022 London would be like


Here's What London Looked Like in 1905

An interesting look-back.


When a Rock Star of His Day Was Killed Mid-Song

Tragic death of a 26 year old.


Have Brunch in a Victorian Chapel on the Isle of Dogs

In distinctly non-hip east London.


Could You Share a Flat With 500 Other People? These Londoners Do

We spent the night at Old Oak.


All 39 London Tram Stop Names: Bitchily Critiqued

"Sandilands: The kind of holiday camp where they'd do a knobbly knees contest"


How Long Have Londoners Been Eating Chinese Food For?

Those seamen and dockworkers would have been proud.


You May Not Have Heard of Artist Paul Catherall, but You've Probably Seen His Work

Do you have a favourite?


iPlayer Has Some Superb London Documentaries

From the 40s to the 90s.


How to Reach Camelot by Tube

It's true. There's an island of Camelot near Cockfosters station


A London Beach: Millwall Slipway

Whatever you do, don't miss the hydraulic ram


Did You Know There Are Five Nelsons on Nelson's Column?

Above and beyond the tourist trivia.


Blast From the Past: 12 of the Best Retro Club Nights in London

Blitz parties, flashing disco floors and George Michael galore...


In Photos: London's Charity Shops

From vinyl records to vintage clothes


The Best Bars on East London's Canals

From one boozy barge to the next...


Who Predicted the Tube?

Subterranean thought experiments.


These Londoners All Have Memorials on the Moon

Well, we are always told to 'look up'...


Looking for Wedding Venues in London? Here's Some Inspiration

Get hitched without a hitch


When West Indian War Heroes Came Back to London

The Ormonde and the Almanzora.


How This Rock Caused Brexit

If Brexit leads to a major economic crash, blame this bit of rock


Video: A Love Potion From London Cocktail Club

It comes with a condom garnish.


How One London Church Inspired a Wedding Tradition

One of Wren's masterpieces


Is This the Hottest Bloody Mary in London?

Do not order this on a date


Video: Why You Should Visit Kenwood House and Gardens

Spring is the best time to visit.


A Bankers' Pub Crawl of London

Be as responsible with your drink as you would other people's money.


Head to Mayfair for Stunning Optical Illusions

A stunning free exhibition


Cheap Things to Do in London This Week: 17-23 April 2017

All £5 or less.


10 Shortlisted Designs Revealed for UK Holocaust Memorial

Check out Anish Kapoor and Zaha Hadid Architects' design.


Fan of Mr Darcy? There Are All Sorts of Austen Events at Literature Week

Calling all Jane Austen fans


Check Out the Sistine Chapel of the UK on This Exclusive Tour

60 feet up.