Best Of Londonist: 25 December 2022

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Best Of Londonist: 25 December 2022

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

Here's What It's Like To Work As A Christmas Elf At A Major London Tourist Attraction

An anonymous elf spills the beans...

Credit: iStock/bloodstone

Things To Do In London Between Christmas And New Year

You might be surprised how much is going on.

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk on stage in costume
Jack and the Beanstalk at the Lyric Hammersmith. Image: Helen Murray.

Christmas Trivia Time! A Festive London Quiz To Play With Friends And Family

Can you tell your Santa from a Santander Cycle?

18 Enchanting Photos Of London's Lovely Christmas Lights

A beautiful scroll through Christmas in London.

The exterior of a pub on a street corner, absolutely covered in white-yellow Christmas lights, Christmas trees and other Christmas decorations
Photo: Londonist

The No Trousers Tube Ride Returns To London In January 2023

Including the inaugural trouserless ride on the Elizabeth line!

A woman standing outside the entrance to Canary Wharf station, without any trousers on
Photo: Samantha Rea/Londonist

Things To Do In London On Boxing Day 2022

There's more to Twixtmas than Monopoly and mulled wine.

Londonist Speaks To The Lionesses Of The Future

Victoria Park Girls football club: a force to be reckoned with.

Image: Emmanuel Cole

Fabulously Festive Photos Of London's Glowing Christmas Trees

At palaces, museums, ice rinks and train stations.

A tree covered in red, silver and gold baubles and topped with a gold star, outside Battersea Power Station
Photo: Londonist

Londonist Speaks To Count Binface - Ninth Choice For Mayor Of London

"Every celebrity's bringing out a book. And Matt Hancock."

Image: Count Binface

London New Year's Day Parade: A Guide

Get 2023 off to an... interesting start.

A band in green and gold military-style uniforms play trumpets and other wind instruments
Photo: London New Year's Day Parade

Hanwell And Elthorne: The Train Station Sign That Tells Us About Historic Attitudes To Mental Illness

You can read a lot into these three words.

Photo: Marcus Liddell

Weekend Break: A Kolsch-Drinking Odyssey In Cologne

There is literally no such thing as a bad kolsch.

New DLR Trains: When Are We Getting Them? What Do They Look Like? Are They Driverless?

Roll on 2024...

Image: TfL

Things To Do In London On New Year's Day 2023

The best events in London on 1 January.

Trader Vic's: Campaigners Rally To Have 1960s Tiki Bar Listed Before It Gets Ripped Out

Mai Tai mecca at imminent risk of closure.

Image: Trader Vic's

Last Updated 23 December 2022