Best Of Londonist: 24 December 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Did You Know Westminster Abbey Will Have a New Tower in 2018?

Big changes afoot at one of London's biggest attractions

7 Ways to Avoid the Royal Wedding in London

Comedy, heavy metal and basketball

There's a Huge New Addition to Next Year's Tube Map

Just a year to go.

In Pictures: A Sexist Victorian Christmas

Lord knows what the bloke in the corner is doing

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

Crossrail vs internet shopping.

You'll Fall in Love With the Decor, but Maybe Not the Food.

Minnow is a feast for the eyes, not the taste buds

Why Would Anyone Go to Maidenhead?

Thanks to the Elizabeth line.

Beauty and the Beast Afternoon Tea Is Simply Magical

Taste the fairytale.

Watch Top Engineers Explain Ideas in Just 200 Seconds

Ditch the pub for a knowledge-filled evening

What Were the Best Exhibitions of 2017?

Did you favourite make the list?

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

Cosy on the canal.

When Christmas Goes Very, Very Wrong

Includes the time a Clapham pub landlord shot a carol singer

How to Get Cheap Cinema Tickets in London

More money for popcorn

Lego Porgs From Star Wars Cropping Up in London


A Glittering, Frozen Wonderland Has Popped Up Near Tower Bridge (And There's Booze)

Baby, it's colder inside.

Amazing Pasta You Can Actually Make a Reservation For? Flour & Grape Is Thoroughly Good News

On-point pasta.

Parents: You HAVE to Take the Little Ones Here

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

Theatre Review: The Grinning Man

The next great British play?

The London Boozer Adorned With Over 92 Christmas Trees and 21,000 Lights

We were there for the big switch on

Opera Review: Rigoletto at Royal Opera House

An uncomfortable watch

A Dl-Ightful Day Out on the Docklands Light Railway

A journey across the entire system.

PickyWops' Vegan Pizza Packs a Meaty Punch

Thoroughly satisfying stuff.

Imperial Airways' First Fatal Plane Crash Was Over Croydon

"I ran to the spot, but by the time I got there, the whole of the machine was burned away."

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

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

Screw the Turkey, This Christmas Menu Will Have You Fighting Over the Camembert

We'll take melted cheese over turkey and trimmings any day.

Night Overground Launches

Another step towards being a 24-hour city.

Humorous Hound of the Baskervilles Is Just the Christmas Tonic

Jermyn Street via Dartmoor.

Head to Holland Park and Peacocks Will Be Your Reward

Makes a change from the pigeon

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.

The Solar System: Now Made Out of Booze

Galactic glasses

What's This Marble Building at Seven Sisters Station?


Shakespeare's Bloodiest Play Made Even Bloodier

Not an evening for the squeamish.

Theatre Review: Julius Caesar

A blood-splattered stab fest.

Cleopatra Steals the Show at Barbican This Christmas

A wholly gripping take on Cleopatra.

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!

Cinderella, Set in London’s Glamorous Second World War Underbelly

Jaw-droppingly gorgeous production

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?