Best Of Londonist: 16 October 2022

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Best Of Londonist: 16 October 2022

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

Top Things To Do In London For Free: Mapped

100s of ideas for London fun without paying a penny.

A map of free stuff to do in London. The selected pin reveals an image of a young girl on a free roof terrace

This Map Of Black History In London Charts Slavery To Black Lives Matter

Another map you need in your life.

A map of black history in London

London's New Year's Eve Fireworks Will Return This Year

Here's what you need to know, including how to get tickets.

Competition! Win A Spectacular Champagne Dinner For 8 At Benihana

Prepared by your own private chef (sponsor).

A chef's hand, sprinkling spices onto meat strips

18 Remarkable Photos From The Londonist Archive

Londonist turns 18!

A parakeet about to land on an outstretched left hand. The same hand, as it happens, which is typing these words.

Battersea Power Station Opens: Photos From London's Newest Shopping Mall

Like a commercial Tate Modern in duplicate.

Mudlarking The Andes: Cecilia Vicuña At Tate Modern's Turbine Hall

Thames flotsam and jetsam as high art.

Lots of ropes and netting hang from a ceiling with a brown basket-like structure on the right

This Miniature Train Set Is The Star Of A New Family Lounge At King's Cross

Complete with mini-Hogsmeade station.

Tim Dunn on the right in a white jumper shows some kids how to run a model railway

Bedknobs And Broomsticks - Mary Poppins With A Spoonful Of London Grit

RIP Angela Lansbury.

Angela Lansbury in specs, cuddling her broom

Around London In 13 Remarkable Toilets

Enjoy at your convenience.

Some very public urinals seen from an elevated angle

Win £300 To Spend At One Of These Fabulous Fitzrovian Foodie Destinations

Competition time! (sponsor)

10 Dazzling Light Festivals To See In London This Winter

Light tunnels, fire gardens and lasers.

A tunnel whose roof and walls are impregnated with thousands of tiny yellow lights. It looks very inviting

Changing To The DLR From The Northern Line At Bank Is Now Up To Nine Minutes Faster

And it'll soon be easier from the Central line too.

Where To Go Ice Skating In London For Christmas 2022

London's best festive ice rinks.

A blue blurry image of skaters on an ice rink beneath a glass roof

What Happens At A Satanic Flea Market?

Human remains, and lots of smiles.

A selection of curious brooches styled like nipples

Union Chapel Is Creating An Archive Of Its 200 Year History

Listed Sunday School building is getting a revamp too.

A black and white photo of a band playing in front of a John Peel Sessions banner

5 Things You Learn Working In An Antique Bookstore

A Sotheran's veteran tells all.

A selection of old books on a shelf

Hanged, Beheaded, Boiled... Execution Explored At Museum Of London Docklands

Ketch it while you can.

Last Updated 15 October 2022