Best Of Londonist: 19 February 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

The Future of London, as Seen From the 1980s.

Did any of it happen?

Something to Look Out for Next Time You're in Spitalfields

Local trades celebrated.

Photos of London in 1975

Take a trip back in time

Here's What London Looked Like in 1944

Step back in time.

This Is London in 1974

Including Michael Palin relaxing on Westminster Bridge

A Time Before iTunes... Photos of London's Music Scene in the 1980s

Is that Kurt Cobain?

Tube Escalator Heights Explained Through Mountains

Ain't no tube station high enough...

These Are the Strangest Things We've Ever Seen on the Tube.

It's a freaky place down there.

This Is London in 1947

London after the war.

These Brilliant Brunch Places Are Flying Under the Radar


Do You Earn Enough to Live on Your Own? Click for Map ->

Salary guidelines mapped.

London's Going Mad for Bubblewrap, Aka Hong Kong Egg Waffles

The toppings are endless.

Foxes, Foxes, Everywhere - Even on the Tube

See if you can spot a silver fox

10 Downing Street Has a Filthy Entrance

Turns out, the PM has an absolutely filthy doormat

This Is London in 1943

When snow fell on bomb sites.

Rediscovered Infographic Shows London Bridge Traffic in 1911

And look at all those cyclists

What's It Like to Stay at London's New Hotel Dedicated to Gin?

It has a bar, a restaurant and even a gin school

5 Secrets of Barbican

It was a ghost town... twice.

11 Secrets of London's Royal Opera House

Third time lucky.

People Flocking to Pengest Munch Reviewed Chicken Shops

Gentrification via fried chicken.

Forget Burgers, This Is Where to Get London's Most Elegant Plates of Food

C'est chic.

Giant Tunnel Boring Machines Lowered for Northern Line Extension

For the extension's planned 2020 launch

An Obsession With the Green Cabbies' Shelters

"Cab drivers are the barometer of what London is thinking, in a way"

London's Got a New Aoo... And It's Full of Robot Animals

You had us at robot zoo.

A Fatal Air Accident in Golders Green

An early aviation tragedy.

Which Tube Station Has a Mosaic of the Hubble Telescope?

Out of this world mosaic.

Ever Seen the Grand Trunk Railway Building?

"Unfortunately so many people spend their time looking at their smartphones and don't really see what’s there"

Welcome to the Glaciarium: When Artificial Ice Rinks Were All the Rage

For 'engaging in the graceful and manly pastime of skating'

Helping Bring London Together at This Time of Division

Wondering how to heal the divisions?

Why Hackney Marshes Is the Utopia of Grass-Roots Football

"How can a plain green field, sat in between a motorway and a council estate, mean so much to thousands of people across generations?"

A Clever Way to Combat London's River Pollution

A simple but effective solution.

We're Looking for Videos All About London

Something to share?

An Art Fair You Can Take the Kids To

"This is the kind of art fair you can take your kids to without having them drag their heels"

Don't Miss These 11 Fantastic Exhibitions in London Right Now

(Giant) fingers on London's cultural pulse.

London Is Now Brewing Non Alcoholic Beer

Drink all the pints you want, with zero hangover

Eduardo Paolozzi: A Remarkably Versatile Artist

"There is so much variety on display it could easily be the work of three different artists"

Chicken Shop Competition Is High in Croydon

Are they becoming an endangered species?

An Affordable Week in London

Be wallet-friendly on your night out

Horny Beast Spotted in Knightsbridge

Hidden sculpture.

Culture Shock: How London's Theatreland Will Be Squeezed by Business Rates Re-Evaluation

Changes could lead to job losses.

Brace Yourselves: There's Going to Be Another Tube Strike This Month

Central line affected

TfL Has Been Tracking Your Phone - Here's What It Found Out

A big experiment that may go permanent.

Confessions of a Fashionista

Don't just do London Fashion Week, scoff the lot

Flip Out at London's Pancake Day Hotspots

In case your personal flipping skills are a little rusty.


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