Best Of Londonist: 25 September-1 October 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 25 September-1 October 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

The Ballot For Wimbledon 2024 Is Now Open

But not for long!

Image: AELTC/Joe Toth

HS2: What's Going On? Is It Still Going To Euston? Is It Too 'Londoncentric'?

This could just be the fattest, whitest elephant ever to lumber across Britain.

A high speed train
Image: HS2

Where To Go Pumpkin Picking Near London This Autumn

Oh. My. GOURD.

Image: iStock/mtreasure

Secretive Central London Cold War Tunnels Could Open As Visitor Attraction

Kingsway Telephone Exchange is said to have inspired Q Branch.

Interactive displays in a tunnel

Supperclub.Tube: The Tube Carriage Serving A Six-Course Tasting Menu

Definitely the best way to spend three hours on the tube.

Tube Supperclub:  People eating at tables on a tube train

These Are The London Boroughs With The Most Public CCTV Cameras

And they're not the ones you might think.

A CCTV camera next to Big Ben
Image: iStock/allinvisuality

7 Places To See Gorgeous Autumn Leaves In London

Autumnal walks against a golden backdrop.

Orange and yellow leaves on trees in Greenwich Park, London, in autumn
Image: Shutterstock

'Stand Against Suella' Protest Takes Place In Central London On Sunday

LGBTQ groups rally against dehumanising rhetoric.

Various placards with pictures of pioneering LGBTQ people on them
Image: iStock/coldsnowstorm

A Brief History Of The Bakerloo Line

A chronology of the brown line.

Bakerloo line moquette

Take A Tour Of The Magnificent Palace Of Westminster This Autumn

Ahead of the State Opening in November. (sponsor)

A tour group inside the Palace of Westminster
© UK Parliament / Roger Harris

From Our Newsletter: How Victorian Londoners Predicted 21st Century Tech

Mobile phones, video calls, pay-per-view sport... even Wikipedia.

Image: iStock, adapted by Matt Brown

Ever Spotted Covent Garden's Anne Frank Tree?

An arboreal memorial.

An elder tree dedicated to Anne Frank in Covent Garden

Get A Dose Of The Royal Pharmaceutical Society Museum

Small museum that's free to visit.

An inhaler with a box labelled Hiram Maxim's Menthol Inhaler

13 Autumnal Day Trips From London: October 2023

Charming events within easy reach of London.

Exterior of St Albans Cathedral
Image: LanceB/iStock

Quobna Ottobah Cugoano: 18th Century Abolitionist Celebrated In Permanent Artworks

Che Lovelace canvasses bring Trinidadian colour to St James's Piccadilly.

Two colourful panels at the entrance to a church
Photo: Stephen White & Co

See Three New Morphing Sculptures By Nick Hornby

Trio of incredible shape-changing sculptures hit town.

Two views of the richard the lionheart sculpture by Nick Hornby

Denmark Street: The Musical History Of London's "Tin Pan Alley"

We interview author Peter Watts about his new book.

Tin Pan Alley plaque

19 Images That Tell The Vivid History Of The South Bank

From Roman temples to futuristic domes.

Painting of the South Bank at the Festival of Britain - with a dome at the centre of it
The National Archives (UK), ref. WORK25/64/25

The Killer 1962 Smog Of London

And no, we don't mean 1952.

The Houses of Parliament shrouded in an orangy mist
Image: ogoco via creative commons

Where To Be Scottish In London

Kilty pleasures.

A green tartan kilt and sporran - worn by someone with their hands on their hips
Image: iStock/darkbird77

Last Updated 29 September 2023