Best Of Londonist: 19 November 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Ever Wondered How Much It Cost to Redevelop London Bridge Station?

We think London should win, but we're biased


In Pictures: 100 Years of Annoying Tube Passengers

A century of really annoying tube passengers


Remember What the Original Overground Map Looked Like?

It's doubled in size.


Central London Could Have Lost the Thames

It seems unthinkable.


Crossrail May Be 87% Complete, but Its Trains Are Behind Schedule

The Crossrail timeline is still on track


Doss the Bank of England Change Your Old £5 Notes? We Went to Find Out

It's easy peasy


Is Your Favourite Film on This London Movie Map?

Spot the Hamlet reference.


London's Best Old School Bakeries

Freshly baked bread, old school vibes


Pop on Your Costume and Go Swimming in These London Pools

Making a splash.


Millions of Old Newspapers Fully Searchable Online

We've found so many riches in this archive.


Peckham Has Got Yet Another Exceptional Restaurant

The perfect roast potatoes?


Go on an Icelandic Adventure Right Here in Hackney

Enjoy the spirit of Iceland without the expensive plane ticket


Wish You Knew the Thames Better? Here's How to Do It

"I feel like I'm expanding my London story."


Tunnelling Is Now Complete on the Northern Line Extension. Here's How It Looks

Watch the break-through at Kennington


Seen Inside the New Bond Street Station Yet?

Station capacity has increased by 30%


Heard This Hilarious Recording of a Smooth-Talking DLR Conductor?

"With this packed rush hour train, I feel like an ice cream myself."


Think You Know the Tube Map? Here's Another Chance to Prove It

Another brainteaser for you.


A History of the Port of London - Fascinating Stuff

How much do you know about the docks? Some fascinating stuff in this book


Are You Ready to Take on Alexandra Palace's New 79m Zip Wire?

Feeling brave?


Enter the World of Indian Alternative Medicine in This Free Exhibition

Learn about Indian alternative medicine.


Enter the Sexy and Stylish World of Ferrari

One for the petrolheads


One More Reason to Visit John Lewis This Christmas

Cosying up for winter.


Fancy a Festive Drink?

Learn your way around a Christmas wine


Do You Know the Secret to the Perfect Gin and Tonic?

15 million gallons per year later ...


These Spectacular Photographs Will Brighten Up Your Commute

Big Ben and The Shard in the same photograph.


Santo Remedio Is Back

Technicolour dream tacos


Skylon's Bottomless Brunch Comes With Extra Saxophone

Jazz up your brunch.


Ticket Alert: Watch Films Underground in Clapham's Deep Level Shelter

Now THIS is immersive cinema.


This Soho Restaurant Prompts Strong Reactions

Is it really that wild a ride?


Rudie's New Sunday Roast Is Jamaican Us Crazy

Wash it down with 28 different types of rum!


Food Review: Cottons Vauxhall

There are gems among the non-jerk dishes.


Ice Cream, Syrup, Sprinkles: The Rise of the Freakshake

Soho has got it going on.


Which London Gallery Does Bill Nighy Love Above All Others?

19th century France is still alive here in the middle of London


London's Parakeets Have Their Own Children's Book

The magic of parakeets.


How Do You Like Your Christmas Dinner? Covered in Cheese, of Course

Turning Christmas into Cheesemas


Where in London Can You Get Covered in Squirrels? We Went to Find Out, Nuts at the Ready

Spoiler alert: it involves nuts.


Review: New Brunch Menu, in an Old, New York Restaurant, in a New Location... In London

Eating here is like watching the latest Tarantino movie -- reassuringly predictable, and with a great soundtrack to boot.


Where to Eat Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day 2017 in London

Make sure you book well in advance.


Be a Big Kid for the Day at Wonderful Ruislip Lido

Did someone say MINIATURE RAILWAY?


Can Matilda the Musical Retain Its Appeal as It Enters Its Seventh Year?

A classy alternative to pantomime this Christmas.


Footballing Statues Form a Team

Who knew London had so many football statues?


Apparently Thiockfosters Is a Station...

And we thought Cockfosters was a funny name?


Match Fit: The Red Lion at Trafalgar Studios

A tighter script makes for a convincing show.


Read Our Review of the New Essential Vegan Cafe in Shoreditch - Vegan Food Goes Brazilian

We strongly recommend the coxinha


New Bond Street Overtakes Champs Élysées to Become Europe's Most Expensive Shopping Street

Upper 5th Avenue in NYC is still pricier.


Discover the Afternoon Tea Inspired by Pop Art

That's Sir Peter Blake to you.


The Quagmire of Debt Explored in the Trap

A play that needs more comedy. Or closure. Or both.