Best Of Londonist: 24 December 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

This Is What the Tube Map Will Look Like When Crossrail Is Added

Still not calling it the Elizabeth line

Can Crossrail Make This Place Cool Again?

Thanks to the Elizabeth line.

Google Maps Shows Some Very Weird London Stuff

All kinds of oddness on Google Maps

In Pictures: A Sexist Victorian Christmas

Lord knows what the bloke in the corner is doing

Going to Lumiere London 2018? Here's Everything You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about the massive light festival.

What's Going to Happen to Whitechapel Market When Crossrail Opens?

"I can speak four languages"

This Is the Best Children's Play Gallery in London

We've taken our toddler to many museums, but this is the best

New Westminster Abbey Museum Boasts 'The Best View in Europe'

Biggest changes since 1745.

Why We Love the DLR

East London's answer to the open-top bus tour.

Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea Is Simply Magical

Taste the fairytale.

What Were the Best Exhibitions of 2017?

Did you favourite make the list?

A Glittering, Frozen Wonderland Has Popped Up Near Tower Bridge

Worried about feeling frozen? Let it go

Does Hamilton Live Up to the Hype?

A sumptuous cavalcade of music and dance.

How to Avoid Both the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final in London

Events that have nothing to do with the wedding... or the football.

What's It Like Living on a Houseboat at Christmas?

Cosy on the canal.

We've Worked Out Where to Get the Cheapest Cinema Tickets in London

A day by day guide

See the London Pub Adorned With 92 Christmas Trees and 21,000 Lights

It's quite the spectacle.

When Christmas Goes Very, Very Wrong

Includes the time a Clapham pub landlord shot a carol singer

A Historic Fatal Air Crash Near Croydon

It narrowly missed colliding with a passenger train

Lego Porgs From Star Wars Cropping Up in London


Learn All About Enginering in Under 5 Minutes

200 seconds of engineering expertise.

Bar Review: The Imperial Durbar

Late night Tooting.

Minnow's Decor Will Inspire You. Its Food, Not So Much

Aspirational decor, less inspiring food.

Opinion: Not Everything in London Needs a DJ

In defence of the playlist

Humorous Hound of the Baskervilles Is Just the Christmas Tonic

Jermyn Street via Dartmoor.

Matthew Bourne Serves Up Another Magical Treat With This Reworking of Cinderella

The only thing missing is a real orchestra.

PickyWops' Vegan Pizza Packs a Meaty Punch

Thoroughly satisfying stuff.

Food Review: Flour and Grape

Amazing pasta you can actually make a reservation for?

Celebrate All Things Awfully British at This Top Notch Winter Cabin in Camden

Is that a framed Gordon Ramsay portrait on the wall?!

Where Can You Find London's Tamest Peacocks?

Head to the park's Kyoto Garden.

Opera Review: Rigoletto at Royal Opera House

Cast and conductor seemingly at odds.

Here Is Why You Should Definitely Pay Mudchute Farm a Visit

For a breath of fresh air...

Two Americans in Paris

An insightful look at millennial life.

Theatre Review: The Grinning Man

The next great British play?

The Solar System: Now Made Out of Booze

Galactic glasses

What's This Marble Building at Seven Sisters Station?


Boozy Hot Chocolates and Festive Feasting at Bluebird

If you can’t have a boozy hot chocolate and a slice of swiss roll at Christmas, when can you?

Fish and Cheese Triumph Over Tradition When It Comes to This Festive Menu

Tis the season to stuff your face (we won't judge).

Shakespeare's Bloodiest Play Made Even Bloodier

Not an evening for the squeamish.

Cleopatra Steals the Show at Barbican This Christmas

A wholly gripping take on Cleopatra.

Theatre Review: Julius Caesar

A blood-splattered stab fest.

Introducing the All-Smoking, All-Cycling, All-Sassing Women of Yesteryear's Tabloids

Come on love, give us a smile.

Travel to South Asia With the Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea

Cinnamon clotted cream? Sign us up!

Order the Dessert Wine Flight, at This New City Bar

Order a dessert wine flight.

7 Ways to Avoid the Royal Wedding in London

Because nothing says 'royal wedding' like a heavy metal gig.