Best Of Londonist: 18-24 September 2023

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Last Updated 22 September 2023

Best Of Londonist: 18-24 September 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

More Tube Strikes For London This October

Dispute over staff cuts and working conditions.

A tube train at the platform with all of its doors open
Image: iStock/MarioGuti

Astounding Animal Statues By Gillie And Marc Near London Bridge

A Wild Life for Wildlife.

Sculpture of a rhino playing chess with a dog

The Iconic Harry Beck Map But Make It Aeroplanes

Yet is everything as it seems?

A 'tube map' showing international airports
Image: Max Roberts/Tube Map Central

50+ Excellent Things To Do In London This Month: October 2023

Black History Month, live music, Comic Con and more.

A robotic dog being controlled remotely

Live Music, Lederhosen, And Lashings Of Beer At London Oktoberfest

Time to let loose, Bavarian-style. (sponsor)

A group of young people raising beer steins to the camera

The Barbi-Ken Line? The Ickeypoo Line? What If All Tubes Were Named Like Bakerloo?

Waterloo to Bank presents some options.

A roundel with 'Hammercock line' on it

London's Fear Of The Number 13

Our triskaidekaphobic city.

A red double-decker bus - number 13
Image: Can Pac Swire via creative commons

London On Fire: Paintings Of The Blitz By The Firefighters Who Were There

City's darkest hour captured in vivid paint.

A painting of London in the Blitz - a grey plume of smoke forming a monster
© London Fire Brigade Museum

The City Street With FOUR Names

(Yes, we know this picture only shows three.)

A City of London street with three different signs on it

Around London In 14 Lions And Lionesses

One to paw over.

A Trafalgar Square lion with a sign in front of it saying not to climb on it

The Best Horror Film Screenings In London For Halloween 2023

Do you like scary movies?

A small cinema audience wearing headphones

London Almost Had Another Public Aquarium - In Silvertown Docks

Ever heard of 'Biota!'?

An orange fish swimming in a tropical aquarium
Image: Delbert Pagayona via Unsplash

London Transport Museum Is Throwing A Special Friday Late For Students

London Calling takes place on 6 October. (sponsor)

A group of people walking into the London Transport Museum at night - all lit up

15 Pictures Of London's Beautiful Shopfronts

From floating Chinese restaurants to everyone's favourite foliage-smothered boozer.

An illustration of the boutique shopfront of the Last Tuesday Society, filled with oddities
© Joel Holland

Londonist Speaks To Aunty Donna About Mayors, Theft... And The Word 'Piccadilly'

Comic Aussie surrealists are in town.

A triptych of three male comedians pulling funny faces

In Pictures: London's Tube Station Gardens

Which is your fave?

A garden on a tube station platform
Image: TfL