Best Of Londonist: 23 October 2022

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Best Of Londonist: 23 October 2022

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features from the past seven days.

The Thames Has A Truss's Island

It's isolated, amid a series of U-turns.

A big red arrow points to the location of Truss Island in the Thames.

The Time Prince Charles Went Trainspotting On The Tube

The future monarch's first trip underground.

A younger Prince Charles appears to be standing on a tube platform looking at carriages

"Red Is The True Colour Of London"

From phone boxes to fires, red brick to buses.

A vintage Routemaster bus on the road
Image: Chris Sampson via creative commons

More Rail Strikes To Affect London In November

Get the calendar out again...

A sign that says: no train from this station due to ongoing strike

Conker Fighting Is Still A Thing In London... And It's Pretty Brutal Too

"It reminded me of the fun I had playing when I was a kid."

A serious looking young man about to take a swipe at an opponent's conker

All Sorts Of Festive Fun At The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

Workshops, demos, and shopping galore! (sponsor)

When Are London's Christmas Lights Switched On For 2022?

Three...two...one... CHRISTMAS!

Donate Your Unused Coat To Someone Who Needs It This Winter

WrapUp London returns this November.

A woman holds up a post it which reads: Tomorrow is another day and things can always get better :)

This West London Museum Is Doll Narnia

"I collect, collect, collect."

Review: British Museum Unlocks The Hieroglyphic Code In A Fascinating Exhibition

An enchanting sarcophagus and the Book of the Dead.

The Otford Solar System: An Out Of This World Experience

Listen carefully, and you can hear the sounds of the M25 from Pluto.

An 'Accidentally Wes Anderson' Exhibition Is Coming To Shoreditch

(And tbf this exhibition screams Shoreditch.)

A bright yellow building with a stunning snowy mountain backdrop
Image: @matthijsvmierlo

Lord Mayor's Show 2022: When And Where Is It, And What's Happening?

It's back, but what will it look like this year?

A former Lord Mayor leans out of the golden State Coach and waves at crowds, in front of St Paul's Cathedral

See Images Of Hackney In The 70s And 80s At This Exhibition

Money raised goes to Hackney Foodbank.

Image: Neil Martinson

Where To Drink Sake In London

Raising a cup to London's swelling sake scene.

Survey! Share Your Thoughts On Londonist, And Be Entered Into A Prize Draw

You could win a £50 Amazon voucher.

A stunning roof garden overlooking the London cityscape

Last Updated 24 October 2022