Best Of Londonist: 23-29 October 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 23-29 October 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Metro Memory: The Addictive Tube Game You've Probably Been Playing All Week

What was your final percentage?

Coloured roundels indicating the percentage of stations someone's guessed in the game
Image: Metro Memory

45+ Fantastic Things To Do In London This Month: November 2023

Vintage cars, new exhibitions and the all-important Christmas light switch-ons.

A woman with a stern face that also happens to be smoking quite a lot

Where To Dine And Drink In An Igloo Or Snow Globe In London This Winter

Book riverside igloos and rooftop domes.

Igloos on a rooftop overlooking the City
Image: Wagtail

That Kiosk Outside The National Portrait Gallery Is About To Reopen As A Cafe

From Victorian toilet block, to ticket booth... and now a bougie cafe!

A pretty looking kiosk with an artwork of a woman on the side
Image: NPG

London New Year's Eve Fireworks 2023: Ticket Details Announced

See in 2024 by the Thames in central London.

Fireworks going off around a shocking pink London Eye
Image: Kevin Hackert via Unsplash

London To Brighton Veteran Car Run 2023: When Is It? What's The Route? Which Vehicles Will I See?

What a sight!

A vintage motor car driving along a leafy boulevard
Image: iStock/FranJ K2Photographic

Sing With Dogs In Church At Battersea's Barking Mad 2023 Carol Concert

(Warning: may contain Bark the Herald Angels puns)

A dog in a festively decorated pew
© Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

A Major Festival Of Czech Culture Is Returning To London

Made in Prague runs 3 Nov-10 Dec. (sponsor)

Anthony Hopkins playing the role of Nicky Winton

Where To Eat And Drink In Canary Wharf: The Best Restaurants, Cafes, Bars And Pubs

Scran among the 'scrapers.

A spread of German sausages, bread and. chips
Image: Munich Cricket Club

Epping Ongar Lights Express - The Fairy Light-Covered Christmas Steam Train Ride Is Back!

It's the Polar Express... but on the border of London!

A steam train covered in fairy lights passing through the woods
Image: Epping Ongar Railway

WrapUp London: Donate Your Unused Coat To Someone Who Needs It This Winter

A small gesture goes a long way 🙂

A selection of winter coats spread out on the ground
Image: WrapUp London

Fancy Eating Cricket-Topped Hummus At This Bug-Based Restaurant?

Celeb chefs dish up bugs at this pop-up.

Two young men - one holding out a plate of food

10 Big Shows To Book For 2024

It's a good time to be a Studio Ghibli fan.

A fantastical looking woodland set
Image by My Neighbour Totoro, Barbican.

Lord Mayor's Show 2023: When And Where Is It, And What's Happening?

Spend the day marking an ancient London tradition dating back to 1215.

Carnival style dancers on the streets
Image: City of London

Thanksgiving In London 2023: Celebrate At American Restaurants, Special Meals And Thanksgiving Events

Get booking for 23 November.

A posh turkey diner by candlelight

From Our Newsletter: Who Was The First Woman To Fly Over London?

The forgotten teenager who ascended from the Barbican.

A group of people in a balloon, including a young woman

Where To Watch Dickens' A Christmas Carol On Stage In London, 2023

From traditional retellings to drunk adaptations.

Keith Allen posing as Scrooge

The Funniest Things You've Heard Tube Drivers Say - Vol. 4

"Anyone know where the brakes are on this thing?"

Mind the Gap written on a tube platform
Image: iStock/georgeclerk

Diwali Celebrations Fill Trafalgar Square At The End Of October

Dancing, yoga, comedy puppets - and much more!

Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square
© Greater London Authority

Last Updated 27 October 2023