Best Of Londonist: 20 August 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

In Photos: Go On, Have a Free Laugh on Us

Out of the ordinary.


London Looks Haunting in These Photos

The capital's darker side.


Muscles, Mats and Lucha Libre Masks: Meet London's Female Wrestlers

Meet the women who wear '80s leotards to work


In Pictures: What Life Was Like in Victorian London

Including the District line construction.


Why This Central London Street Should Be on Every Foodie's Radar

Streets for Eats: when you don't know what you're in the mood for yet


Peppa Pig's London Episode Is Full of Errors and Geeky Details

Oink Oink.


Last Chance to Hear Big Ben Chiming for Four Years

Gather to hear the final bongs


This Is Why Shoreditch Has the Best Colourful Graffiti

Crazy good.


Why on Earth Would Anyone Go to Romford? Because It's Got All This...

This place is a haven of pies and history


These Are London's Top Bookshop Cafe's

What a pairing.


We Took Showers at Train Stations So You Don't Have To

Will you leave dirtier than you arrive?


Meat Lovers Are in for a Treat at Hanger SW6

Flavours of Texas and New Orleans


A London Reclaimed by Nature

"I've always been a sucker for images of future and imaginary cities."


30 Incredible London Themed Tattoos

You'll want one.


In Pictures: Stunning Snaps of the Natural History Museum

We do love a good museum.


5 Years On: The Olympic Legacy in East London

What's your opinion on the Olympic Park of today?


Ever Noticed London's Peculiar Post Boxes?

Where is central London's only gold post box?


Have You Ever Followed the Glorious River Ravensbourne?

This walk packs in so much history and beauty


The West London Stately Home Where a King Exploded

It was nearly turned into a sewage works.


The Best and Worst Exhibitions on in London Right Now

Eight shows to see, three to avoid.


In Photos: London's Art Working With Nature

Britain's got talent.


What Is Noraebang and Where Can You Find It in London?

Flashing lights and favourite tunes.


Here Are Some Key Signs You've Become a True Londoner

Can you relate?


Londonist Meets London's Trainspotters

"A lot of people think it’s stupid, and maybe it is, but no more stupid than any other hobby."


Red Lion


Love Butterflies? Get Down to London's New Butterfly House

Butterflies and an over-stuffed walrus - what's not to like?


Here's a Peek Inside London's New Harry Potter Supper Club

Pick your house (Gryffindor, obvs)


The Ultimate Food Festival Is Coming to London

Fancy entering the Foodies Festival Bake Off?


The Garden Bridge Has Officially Been Cancelled

The Garden Bridge Trust is "winding up the project".


A Hidden Garden Centre in Nunhead

Hello taxidermy squirrel.


Review: Roast's Brunch Menu

Forget lunch - head to Roast for brunch


Visit Gabriel's Wharf for Some Seaside Action

No need to go all the way to the seaside


8 Bizarre Press Releases We've Been Sent

London is strange.


Do You Know Chinatown as Well as You Think?

Pickled tea? Lychee cocktails?


Man Creates Tower Bridge in Seconds, Out of Lego

The real one took a bit longer.


In Photos: Installing Crossrail's Escalators

With a fantastic timelapse too.


We Checked Out This Korean Fried Chicken Restaurant

Wings, bao and beer...


Golden Lion


Busiest Night Tube Stations Revealed on Its First Anniversary

No wonder it's spreading to the Overground


Food Review: Bluebird Chelsea's Think Pink Afternoon Tea

Yes, it's the place the Made in Chelsea cast hang out.


The Soviet Submarine That Once Floated on the Thames

U-745 Black Widow.


Watch Adventure Films in a Tunnel Leading Under the Thames

Who needs Cineworld when you've got an underground shaft for screenings?


Barnes


Feeling Lucky? Casumo Is Throwing a One-Off Pop-Up Extravaganza and It's Going to Be Epic

This is how all casinos should be.


Bendy Buses Could Return to London's Streets

They'd provide better disabled access.


Elvis Lover? You Can See the King at the O2

Uh huh.


Ever Come Across One of London's Elvii?

Not all Elvis tributes acts are old white men


Eastern Promise in SW3...

Malaysian heat hits South Ken...


London Trio Let 90s Rappers Finally Settle the Score

Get all rapped up in this.


There's More to This South Bank Restaurant Than the Views

Even without those views, this place still dazzles.


Find Chocolate Ecstasy on This London Tour

So that's what chocolate's supposed to sound like.


Without This Londoner, Panto Would Be Very Different

A new art form, born of theatrical rivalries


5 Reasons You Should Take Part in Cancer Research UK's Shine Night Walk

There will be glitter, sweat and tears.


Havering