Best Of Londonist: 21 May 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Here's a London Tower You Probably Haven't Been Up

A different perspective on the London skyline


Pictures of Londoners Having Fun on the Tube

It's crazy down there


Ever Been to Dead Man's Hole?

Thousands of tourists walk past every day


Notting Hill's Forgotten Racecourse

Still visible in the street plan.


Where to Go for Vegetarian Food

Including some epic halloumi fries


This Is What London Looked Like in 1963

Grey buildings and colourful clothes.


We Know Where to Find London's Secret Cafes

Did you know these were here?


Fascinating Photos of London in 1952

The air's a little cleaner these days...


How Heathrow Airport Almost Had Nine Runways

Post-war plan to massively expand Heathrow.


This Is the Narrowest Street in London

Breathe in...


Roaring Fires and Snug Nooks in London's Cosiest Pubs

Pubs with bags of charm


Where to Drink Coffee in London

We've got that coffee culture down


In Photos: London in 1932

The year that gave us Broadcasting House


London's Most Poignant Memorials

People from all walks of life, remembered.


These 1941 Photos Offer an Insight Into Wartime London

Gas mask drills and bomb-damaged buildings.


Fascinating Photos of London in 1996

Nelson Mandela paid a visit.


Some Seriously Odd Stuff Left on the Tube

Did you leave an iron on the number 23 bus?


London's Most Retro Food

Bring on the beef wellington...


Sherlock Holmes Museum: Not Worth the Money

Would you queue up and pay £15 to visit this place?


Architectural Quirks as a Result of London's Planning Disputes

People can be very creative with their spite...


The Huge Shit Pump Beneath Big Ben

"If the members peed too little, or failed to flush, then a foetid and stagnant pool would form beneath the Palace of Westminster"


London's Got a Public Heliport... But Can the Public Use It?

The only way to fly into central.


Little Bits of Scotland in London

Seen Mary Queen of Scots' tomb?


9 Reasons Why Osidge Is the Most Interesting Place in London

And there *is* a sausage connection.


5 Places in London We'd Like to See Pedestrianised

Let's talk about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre, sorry - London


The Freak Show Empire Across Victorian London

Victorians had a different way of getting their kicks.


These London Buildings Used to Be Theatres

Theatres: reinvented.


What Happens to London's Old Fire Station Buildings?

Gorgeous historic buildings, repurposed.


The 1872 FA Cup Was Won by a London Team That Still Exists

One of them's beaten Real Madrid and Barcelona.


Have You Spotted London's Amazing Ancient Trees?

The trees that time forgot...


The Story Behind London's Oldest Museum

Dates all the way back to 1660


The London Tree That's Grade II Listed

Fairies living in William and Kate's front garden


London's Best Gluten-Free Desserts

Doughnuts don't have to be off-limits...


What's the Best London TV Show Theme?

The Avengers or Grange Hill?


The Suffragette That Was a Jiu-Jitsu Master

Stashing weapons away in her dojo.


If London Got Supersonic Passenger Jets, These 5 Things Could Happen...

Invest in double glazing shares...


A Colourful City Within the City of London

A colourful microcosm.


20 Tonnes of Newspaper and a Jeep in This Colossal Artwork

Made from a lot of newspapers.


A Cactus Filled Hothouse in Mayfair

A verdant, and playful, exhibition


A Fantastical Cabinet of Curiosities

Eccentic and entertaining


A Blinging Gold Rush in the West End

A free exhibition of riches.


A Venetian Beauty of an Exhibition: Canaletto and the Art of Venice

'Little Canal' makes a big impression.


A Dark, Robotic Last Supper at Science Museum

A dark and delicious dinner.


Dare You Drive These Temperamental Dodgems?

Art that you can ride.


Review: A Meaty Afternoon Tea

Scones make way for scotch eggs.


Check Out This Free Street Food and Beer Festival

Full on festival vibes.


Get Your Face Scanned at the Science Museum

All for a good cause.


Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Croydon's Finest Composer?

Celebrated by the Royal Albert Hall.


BBC's Crossrail Documentary Returns for Second Series

Episode 1 features a very special guest.


Crossrail 2 Could Be Derailed by the General Election

Delays expected.


New Air-Conditioned Trains Coming to the DLR

But will the 'driver's seat' still exist?


Look Out for This Gorilla in Your Nearest Tube Station

Ape art.


Citymapper Is Running Buses in London

Free to use... for now


Samsung Pay Now Available Across London Transport Network

Apple Pay has a new rival...