Best Of Londonist: 23 April 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Things No-One Tells You About London

Secret gardens and weird toilets.


Fascinating Photos of London in 1926

Trams, strikes and fire engines


Here's What London Looked Like in 1979

Including Maggie Thatcher on a zipwire.


The Forgotten Disaster on the Thames

Up to 30 killed.


We've Compared a Map of 1862 London to Modern London, and It's Fascinating

Cartography heaven


Here's What London Looked Like in the 1920s

Including an early incarnation of Foyles bookshop.


What Happened to London's (Original) Trams?

Before trams before the Croydon trams.


Predictions of Future London From 1922... Pretty Accurate

What Londoners in 1922 thought 2022 London would be like


Everything You Need to Know About London's Most Ornate River Crossing

Including that unique colour scheme.


Ever Explored the City's Raised Walkways? The Network Is Expanding...

Up above the streets and houses...


London's Most Northerly Station Isn't That Popular

Overlooked by the M25.


Where to Find the Best Scotch Eggs in London

Marvels of sausage engineering.


Beautiful Photos of Little Venice

London on water.


What's It Like Moving From the World's Smallest Countries to London?

Are Londoners really all unsociable workaholics?


Prepare to Get Very Jealous of These Photos of Amazing London Penthouses

Check out those views.


Ballet, Bomb Damage and Bananas: Photos of London in 1946

Including Waterloo station.


Is There Still an Irish Enclave of London?

Who are the kings of the Kilburn High Road today?


Top Marks if You Can Name the 1990s TV Show This Machine Starred in Every Week

It ran for almost a century non stop.


Where to Go Bowling in London

From posh cocktails to arcade paradise.


Hark Back to Your Childhood With These Deliciously Retro Desserts

(Almost) as good as mum used to make.


Start Your Day the Vegetarian Way

Bring on the poached eggs


Fake News: Confuse Your Friends With These False London Facts

Tower Bridge has a hidden setting.


What's London Like for a Refugee?

Escaping unsafe situations, chasing a dream.


London's Bars With the Best Booths

Looking for a cocoon for two?


A Load of Einsteins Take the Tube

Bizarre marketing stunt.


This Restaurant Is Dedicated to the Michelin Man

You'll never tyre of counting Michelin men


These Photos Capture the Individuality of London Youth

"From London I feel connected to everything"


In Pictures: Beautiful Camden

It's surprisingly lovely.


This Book Explains London's History in 30-Second Chunks

London in short chunks.


Banks, Markets and Aquariums: Lost Buildings of London

Beautiful historic pictures


The Best in Photography, From Cute to Kitsch

A great exhibition recommendation


Get Ready for This Artist Takeover at the Museum of London

Art attack.


Did You Know There's a London Museum Dedicated to Freud?

Check out the Freud Museum.


A Guide to London's 2017 Outdoor Cinema Events

Luna, Nomad and more.


Cheap Things to Do in London This Week: 24-30 April 2017

All £5 or less.


Cycling Festivals and Superhero Conventions at Olympia London

Check out what's on


Last Chance to Ride a 1980s Tube Train

Bye bye, D Stock.