Best Of Londonist: 20-26 November 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 20-26 November 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

40+ Rather Splendid Things To Do In London This Month: December 2023

From the first day of advent, through to New Year's Eve.

A boy wrapped in purple neon
Image Emergency Exit Arts

19 Facts About London That Sound Made-Up But Are True

A drunken Karl Marx and a tube line to the coast.

Karl Marx drinking a pint of beer in a pub

Buy London-Themed Stocking Fillers, Secret Santa Pressies And More In Londonist's Online Shop!

Truly unique gifts designed by yours truly.

A tshirt with a tube train on it

Pick Your Own Christmas Tree At These Festive Farms In And Around London

Christmas jumpers optional. Wellies recommended.

Family picking a Christmas tree
Image Chris Briggs, Unsplash

How To See London's Christmas Lights By Bus

Watch the illuminations roll past, from your moquette throne.

A bus on oxford street with christmas lights
Image Jamie Davies/Unsplash

This Glowing Garden Of 25,000 Illuminated Roses Has Returned

The Ever After Garden returns.

Lots of small purple lights in a park
Image David Parry

Ian McKellen Is Back Doing Shakespeare On The London Stage In 2024

Player Kings launches in the spring.

Player Kings poster

Sadiq Stops The Ball Rolling On Controversial Stratford Sphere

Massive Vegas-style venue would be " bulky, unduly dominant and incongruous".

Purple sphere glowing over Stratford

Stratford Sphere Nixed By Mayor: But Where Else Could They Build It?

Where to put a giant glowing sphere?

A purple sphere on top of the O2 dome, greenwich

These Futuristic Tram-Buses Should Be On London's Streets From Spring 2024

TfL gives new date for ieTram trials.

Tram bus in red

Quirky Christmas Eats To Sink Your Teeth Into Around London

From mince pie doughnuts to spiced Aperol spritzes.

quirky christmas food. not sure what it is, to be honest

The Wandering Caryatids Of Southwark Park

They've stood in three different locations.

Two caryatids in a park

Victorian Society "Very, Very Sad" About Development Around Turkish Bathhouse

City of London Corporation has green-lit Landsec's £500m plan.

Turkish bath near Bishopsgate

What's Open In London On Christmas Day 2023?

Cafes, pubs and tourist attractions open on 25 December.

CHinatown in London with hanging lanterns
Image Shutterstock

Last Updated 24 November 2023