Best Of Londonist: 22-28 January 2024

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Best Of Londonist: 22-28 January 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Cycle All Day For £3, As Santander Cycles Reintroduces Day Pass

We feel a challenge coming on...

A lady with a tfl santander ebike
Image: TfL

The Crazy-Reasonably Priced Cafe Hidden In A Waterloo Bus Garage

Next stop: a hearty lunch for as little at £4!

THe Bus cafe at waterloo

Martin Luther King Gets A London Blue Plaque

The activist visited Bloomsbury in 1961.

Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church in London

A Map Of Southwark Place Name Origins

The etymology of the London Borough of Southwark.

Southwark etymology map

Time Capsules of London, and Where (not) to Find Them

Messages from long ago lurking beneath the capital. (Over on Londonist: Time Machine)

Cleopatras needle in London

50+ Fantastic Things To Do In London This Month: February 2024

New exhibitions, a flower festival, and a chance to clown around in church.

2024 Serpentine Pavilion Shaped Like A Shooting Star

Mass Studios has designed this year's offering.

The Serpentine Gallery and its pavilion for 2024
Image: © Mass Studies Courtesy: Serpentine.

Get A First Look At The New King Charles Banknotes At This New Exhibition

Find out what the future of money will be.

King Charles III bank notes

BBC's Desert Island Discs Announces Live Palladium Shows

Celebrating 80 years of the hit radio programme.

Russell t davies in front of a tardis

The Best Places For Free Hot Desking In Central London

All free. No membership required.

Foyles bookshop cafe in central london

10 Rather Shocking Images From A Victorian Tabloid

Bread riots, carriage crashes, and tussling with bears.

Bears fighting a man at London Zoo

This Free Quentin Blake Exhibition Lands In London At The End Of January

You can even buy the artworks.

Illustration of a man and dog on a cliff by quentin blake

Concrete Beauty Of The National Theatre Captured In This Abstract Exhibition

Amelia Lancaster has been photographing it for over 20 years.

Concrete of the national theatre

Wish You Were (Still) Here: Euston Station's Great Hall

It would've been 175 years old this year... if it hadn't been reduced to rubble.

Inside Euston's grand old booking hall now demolished
Image: Ben Brooksbank via creative commons

In Pictures: Pollock's Toy Museum Relaunches In Croydon

Whitgift Centre pop-up is utterly delightful.

Two toys, a typewriter and an aeroplane, on a shelf at a pollocks' pop-up

Where To Eat Pancakes In London

Our favourite pancake spots, any day of the year.

A pile of pancakes with fruit on top
Image: Stack & Still

Beautiful Paintings Of London Theatres

Not all of them are still with us.

Aldwych Theatre painting

Things To Do In London In Half Term: February 2024

Family-friendly school holiday activities for all budgets.

Last Updated 31 January 2024