Best Of Londonist: 26 March 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up, this week sponsored by Institution of Civil Engineers.

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Is London Bridge station London's best building project?

It’s a toughie, but Londoners had better get thinking on who gets their vote for the Londonist people’s Choice Awards – this is a special category for London’s best infrastructure project, with the winner chosen by you.

One of the frontrunners is the complex redevelopment of London Bridge station – you can expect reduced delays, eased congestion and even a concourse as big as Wembley Stadium when it's finished. If you think London Bridge stands a chance at the London Civil Engineering Awards, check out the voting page here.


This week's top stories

In Photos: London in the 1980s

Punks roamed the streets.


London's Grumpiest Signs Are Hilarious - and Actually Make Some Very Good Points

We wish we'd written some of these


We Think We've Found London's Most Soulless Shopping Centre...

Should be fascinating. Isn't.


In Photos: Stylish Londoners

One for fashion addicts.


This Is London's Best Macaroni Cheese

Is this the best comfort food of all time?


In Photos: Are These London's Most Mini Places?

Small and sweet...


10 Places to Drink Like It's the 1920s

Including London's oldest cocktail bar, and a speakeasy hidden behind a guitar case


Here's What East London Looked Like Before Hipsters

A trip back in time.


Why We Love London

These are a few of our favourite things.


Places Named London (That Aren't THE London)

Have you heard about the Berlin in London?


London's Best Bakeries

Did we get your favourite?


From Beautiful Buildings to Rainy Days, Check Out These Photos of Oxford Street

Even though it gets a bad rap.


Secrets of Borough Market, Including the Building That Started in Covent Garden

Listed buildings were destroyed as recently as 2010.


Ever Been on the Tube in Fancy Dress? See if You Made It Into Our Gallery

Who ya gonna call?


These Are the Best Tapas Restaurants in London

Super Spanish food


London's Got Some Gorgeous Markets if You Know Where to Look

From flowers to food


Did You Know All These Fun Wandsworth Facts?

Home to London's strangest NT property


Next Time You're on Piccadilly, Ditch Waterstones and Head for Hatchards Instead

"On a drizzly day, buses splashing through the puddles outside, it's a warming place to be"


The Haunted Tube Map

Including celebrity ghosts.


Where to Get a Drink in the Morning in London

For when you can't wait to get the party started...


Americans in London: A Fun Quiz

You'll never guess who made a surprise visit to Chingford.


The Tragedy of One of the UK's Worst Ever Rail Crashes, in Harrow

112 dead.


Check Out These Photos of Brixton Looking Really Beautiful

A portrait of Brixton


We've Reviewed All the Seat Patterns on the Tube

We've done the tram, too.


London Has Some Fantastic Food Markets, Check Out Our Nifty Map

The world's cuisine in one city


Video: Which Is the Longest Escalator on the Tube?

Who gave Geoff a stopwatch?


What Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth Works Say About London

Which one do you prefer?


Have You Seen the Lights on the Sea Containers Building? Here's What They're For

Plus details of how you can help keep the river clean.


Inside the Bush Theatre's New £4.3M Revamp

A fairy-tale expansion


In Pictures: London's Lost Theatres

Coming soon: nothing.


The Borderline Has Been Given a Facelift and It Looks Swish

A great grassroots venue.


What's the Reason Behind the Strange Names of the Harringay Ladder?

Some people just really liked Disraeli


Video: When 4,000 Londoners Died in Five Days

London will never see the like of it again.


Gone to the Dogs: Farewell Plough Lane

Only Romford remains.


These Collage Paintings Present a New Look at London - and We Love Them

From Trafalgar Square to Borough Market.


A Wander Around Little Venice

It's got a floating café


Imperial War Museum Explores Power of Protest

The harsh realities, and the people who fought it.


A Timelapse of the London Eye

Pretty timelapse shows the lights of Westminster


Leaning on Doors Problem Is Not Unique to the Tube

Lean at your peril.


Video: A 60 Second Trip Round the Barbican Estate

6,500 people live here.


Watch This Lovely Video About the People Behind Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

Have you visited this amazing East London institution?


Watch: This Shadwell Playground Is Changing Kids' Lives

Giving garden-less kids a place to play


Video: Ride a Double-Decker With a BBQ on It

BBQ bus!


When Battersea Became a Beacon for Black Democracy

"As with Donald Trump's birther conspiracy against Barack Obama, Archer's heritage was thrown into question"


The Coolest Horse Tipster Ever

His mouth often landed him in trouble...


The Three-Piece Suit: A Quintessentially London Invention

Not to be confused with a three-piece suite.


An Entire Japanese House Has Been Built Inside Barbican

"We're lying down, giant inflatable orange balls swaying behind us..."


British Academy Is Running a Week of Book Events

A whole week dedicated to books.


Beanz, Cheese and Wine: Cheap Things to Do This Week

An excellent museum reopens after a length refit


British Academy Is Running a Week of Book Events

From page to stage.


How Londoners Responded to the Westminster Attacks

Typical wry wit.


25 Bars Under One Roof at This Cocktail Celebration

An awesomely boozy weekend.


A Creepy Art Installation Has Come to London

Ephemeral art.


Got an Opinion on London's Best Infrastructure Project?

Battersea Power Station or London Bridge station?