Best Of Londonist: 23 January 2022

Best Of Londonist: 23 January 2022

Your weekly Londonist round up.

See These Italian Masterpieces In London For Free. The Catch? They're Not Real

The digital art revolution is here.

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio Canestra di frutta (Bowl of Fruit) Conceived 1594 – 1598, digitised in 2021 DAW® (Digital Artwork) Limited Edition 9 of 9 47 cm x 60.8 cm Courtesy of Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Milan) and Cinello

Ahoy! Visitors Will Soon Be Able To Climb Cutty Sark's Masts For The First Time

Live out your sailor/pirate dreams in Greenwich.

Ever looked at those masts and thought "I wish I could climb them?" Well, now you can. Photo: Matt Brown

Where In London Can You Still Find Stocks And Whipping Posts?

Out of, erm, historical interest only.

A set of double stocks on grass, surrounded by a protective low fence

A Huge Section Of The Bank Branch Has Closed For Four Months

Temporary bus to the rescue.

a construction worker in orange walks down one of the tunnels at bank
Major upheaval at Bank means 17 weeks of no Bank branch. Image: TfL

A Guide To London Food Banks

Where they are, who can use them, and how to get help.

Items commonly donated to food banks
Image: The Trussell Trust

Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year And Chinese New Year In London

Events and celebrations to welcome 2022's Year of the Tiger.

Image: Shutterstock

11 Things To Keep You Busy For LGBT+ History Month In London

Plays, guided walks, cabaret and kids events.

drag queen thalia ostara in a stunning pink wig and pearls
Image: Thalia Ostara

This South London Pub Urgently Needs You To Save Its Future

Ladywell's Ravensbourne Arms.

the front of the 1930s redbrick ravensbourne arms
Image: Sister Midnight

These New Thames Clippers Boats Will Soon Be In Action

It's not just buses and taxis that are electrifying.

a thames clipper sialing past the shard
There are 20 boats in the Clipper fleet.

City Hall Moves To Royal Docks: Everything You Need To Know

The Mayor moves east.

A sign says Kamal Chunchie Way. The new triangular City Hall is in background

Where To Watch The Six Nations 2022 In London

Watch rugby greats battle it out at these pubs and bars.

Image: The Rose and Crown

Enfield To Get A Glow Up With New Winter Lights Festival

Another reason to visit London's most northerly borough.

Unity by Mark Beattie is one of the artworks featured in Enfield Winter Lights

10 Downing Street Once Had A Green Door

The famous black door is not all that it seems.

The familiar frontage of 10 Downing Street. But, what's this? The door is now green instead of black.

Train 'Tannoy Spam' To Be Scrapped - But Which Announcements Would You Banish?

'Mind the Gap' should be safe.

a grotty looking railway speaker on a pole
Image: Creative Commons

The Revolving Temple Of Green Park

An IMAX of its day.

Illustration of hundreds of people gathered around the temple - with Westminster Abbey in the background
The Temple of Concord

Last Updated 28 January 2022