Best Of Londonist: 19 November 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

One More Reason to Visit John Lewis This Christmas

Cosying up for winter.


Rudie's New Sunday Roast Is Jamaican Us Crazy

Wash it down with 28 different types of rum!


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

We think London should win, but we're biased


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

Let the battle continue


In Pictures: 100 Years of Annoying Tube Passengers

A century of really annoying tube passengers


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

The Crossrail timeline is still on track


The Best Places for Swimming Indoors in London

Great lengths.


Remember What the Original Overground Map Looked Like?

Oranger than Trump.


Peckham Has Got Yet Another Exceptional Restaurant

The perfect roast potatoes?


Millions of Old Newspapers Fully Searchable Online

We've found so many riches in this archive.


Go on an Icelandic Adventure Right Here in Hackney

Enjoy the spirit of Iceland without the expensive plane ticket


These London Bakeries Are a Blast From the Past

Freshly baked bread, old school vibes


Is Your Favourite Film on This London Movie Map?

Spot the Hamlet reference.


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%


Celebrate 70 Years of Ferraris in Style at the Design Museum

Stunning cars.


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

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


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

Feeling brave?


Food Review: Cottons Vauxhall

There are gems among the non-jerk dishes.


Old £5 Note in Your Pocket? No Problem. Here's Where You Can Go

All is not lost.


Enter the World of Indian Alternative Medicine in This Free Exhibition

Learn about Indian alternative medicine.


Fancy a Festive Drink?

Learn your way around a Christmas wine


Drain the Thames: A Plan From 1933

Nobody would object, surely.


Who Doesn't Love a Bit of Landscape Photography

A train chugs along through a wintery Surrey landscape.


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

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


Santo Remedio Is Back

Technicolour dream tacos


Squawk! London's Parakeets Star in New Children's Book

This'll have your kids begging to go down the park.


Flavour Bastard: What's All the Fuss About?

There are some hangover cures on offer


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

15 million gallons per year later ...


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

A very different experience to IMAX.


Skylon's Bottomless Brunch Comes With Extra Saxophone

Jazz up your brunch.


New Book: The History of the Port of London

Shipshape history.


It's Time to Get Your Freakshake On

Do you have what it takes to devour a freakshake?


Bill Nighy Shares the Reasons Why He Loves the Courtald Gallery

Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Renoir and more.


How to Get Covered in Squirrels in London

You're going to need some bigger nuts


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

Turning Christmas into Cheesemas


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.


Apparently Thiockfosters Is a Station...

Cockfosters' alien brethren?


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

An ideal Christmas outing that's far classier than pantomime.


Footballing Statues Form a Team

Agree with our lineup?


Ruislip Lido Is a Cracking Day Out for the Family

Just try and stop us riding that train!


Brazilian Vegan Food Lands in Shoreditch

A bright and airy space.


The Quagmire of Debt Explored in the Trap

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


Match Fit: The Red Lion at Trafalgar Studios

A play that's as much about men's emotions as it is about football.


Introducing Victoria's New 'Pop Art' Afternoon Tea

Inspired by legendary pop artist, Sir Peter Blake


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

Upper 5th Avenue in NYC is still pricier.


Where to Eat Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day 2017 in London

Make sure you book well in advance.