Best Of Londonist: 17 December 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

How This Village Broke Free From London

Enough was enough.

London's Best Winter Rooftop Bars

Brave the cold and you'll be richly rewarded

We Would Happily Return to This Restaurant for Seconds... And Thirds

This restaurant feels like a scene from a film

Street Photography in the East End of London: 1850s to Present Day

Explore the collection.

Very Poor Jokes About London, as Though From a Cracker

London punderground.

Meet the Snoozeliner, a Palatial Night Bus With Beds.

Sounds so boojie.

Essex Underground: The Tube Line That Ran to Southend

Did you know the Underground once went to the seaside?

Picture-Perfect London at Christmas

If you're not feeling Christmassy enough yet, this lot should do the trick

Wondering Where to Booze in the West End? These Pubs Should Be Top of Your List

Decent beer, architecture and character.

Rejected Designs for Tower Bridge

Did London pick poorly?

Behind the Scenes at the Royal Albert Hall: Part 1

Far below, hides another universe.

Eat as Much Curry as You Want for Just £8.50, at This Central London Gem

Some guests have been staying six years... no wonder with this curry

Photos Released From Inside the New U.S. Embassy

It's got its own moat, and a bombproof exterior.

Christmas on Oxford Street Has Always Been Grim

Hate Christmas shopping? Try visiting Oxford Street in the 1930s

200 Rough Sleepers Will Dine in Euston Station on Christmas Day

200 rough sleepers will be served Christmas dinner.

Behind Crane Court: The Inconspicuous Alley That Was Home to London's Greatest

Former home of the Royal Society.

It's Snowing! Time for Londonist Snow Bingo


Houndsditch: Does Exactly What It Says on the Tin

Can't quite imagine this happening today

At the Annual Event Where Drunk Santas Invade Central London

""What do we want? Christmas! When do we want it? Now! "

Part of Monster Fatberg to Go on Display at Museum of London

You have already eaten, right?

A Poignant Scene at Victoria Station, 1916

A Christmas image to melt the heart, from Dec 1916

Food Review: Dragon Inn Club

Lots of nooks, crannies and cave-like alcoves.

It Wouldn't Be Christmas in London Without the Nutcracker. Here's Our Review

Numerous innovations on the classic

The Best Oysters, Lobster and Mussels in London

Get your shellfish fix.

Hounslow Prison 'For Thieves and Drunks' 'Repoens'

You're barred.

Treat Yourself to a City Lit Course This Christmas

Grab your discount for any City Lit course

Marcus Brigstocke Lets the Side Down in Barnum

Marcus Brigstocke sucks the razzle dazzle out of everything that surrounds him.

From Life, but Not as We Know It at the Royal Academy of Arts

Virtual reality to the rescue.

Children Will Love This Winnie-the-Pooh Immersive Exhibition

Another adventure for Pooh and Piglet.

How Have Engineers Transformed Our City?

Meet Colossus and Captain Innovation.

Craft Beer From the World's Best Breweries Delivered Right to Your Door

You can trust that this stuff is good: every beer is rigorously taste tested by HonestBrew

Theatre Review: The Twilight Zone

Will the real martian please stand up?

Free-From Diet? You Needn't Miss Out on a Festive Feast This Christmas

Special food for special diets.

What You Need to Know About London's New 24-Hour Night Overground Service

Which bit of the Overground is getting the 24 hour service?

Yamagoya Will Have You Talking, but Not About the Food

Yamagoya left us (almost) speechless

An Instagram Account of London Bus Stops

An everyday thing turned into art.

Club Gascon Is Back

Recently relaunched

Wilton's Shifts Towards the Bleaker Side of Christmas

One for those who remember the 1980s TV adaptation.

Theatre Review: Misalliance at Orange Tree Theatre

Updated for the interwar period.

Grimly Handsome Presents a Twisted Take on Christmas

"Deliciously surreal".

A Timely Revival of Cell Mates

Perhaps a leftfield comparison, but this play reminded us of Breaking Bad

Network Rail Made £4.8M From Train Station Toilets in Just One Year

Now, many of the toilet charges have been dropped.

Have You Played on This Christmas Tree That's Also a Video Game, at King's Cross?

We're a bit befuddled by this one.

Putting the Pun in Rapunzel in Stratford

Fantastical, without being absurd.

Remember the Tin Drum? Now See It on Stage

A show created with a niche audience in mind.

London's Second Low Emission Bus Zone Is... Brixton

Mayor of London makes the announcement.

London's Best Seafood Restaurants

Get your fishy fix