Best Of Londonist: 26 November 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Which London Store Has the Best Christmas 2017 Department?

Will Fortnum & Mason hand on to its crown?


Mapped: 1862 East London Versus Modern East London

This is addictive stuff.


Postcards of London From Over 100 Years Ago

The old Euston station was a beaut.


Take Part in the London Santa Dash for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

Think you could hack the London Santa Dash?


This Is Probably the Worst Show You Will See This Year

Drink a lot before going to see this show


How to Get Involved With Volunteering in London This Christmas

Make someone else's Christmas special.


A Quick Guide to Being Polyamorous in London

"We are nocturnal, only travel on tandem bikes and normally can be spotted with a Filofax ring binder."


The Best Pub Signs in London

How's it hanging?


Take a Look at Waterloo Station Back in 1961

Reunions, departures and lost property aplenty.


Admire the Oxford Street Christmas Lights From This Rooftop Winter Bar

We never say no to melted cheese.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea Is Simply Scrumdiddlyumptious

Eat your way through the factory.


A Winter Forest Has Sprung Up in Central London

The trees are all real pine.


A Splash of Northern Style Arrives at Somerset House, but Lacks Substance

It's grim up north.


San Fran Chefs Are Putting on a Californian Supper Club in Shoreditch

Californian wine too.


Crossrail Could Get Its First Strike Before It's Even Up and Running

It's not due to fully open for another year.


Hollywood Has a Fetish for Destroying London... Look

What does Hollywood have against London?


Fancy Ice Skating in the Tower of London Moat?

Ice, ice, baby.


What's the Best Christmas Sandwich of 2017? None of These

Richmond Park Xmas Sandwich: lots of venison, too much greenery.


Nudes and Dead Eyes: The Distinctive Portraits of Modigliani at Tate Modern

Another knockout show for Tate Modern.


5 London Print Magazines You Need to Read

Magazines for cycling enthusiasts, fashion-fiends and worldly souls.


This May Be Our Favourite Christmas Advert So Far

Who knew airports could be so cute?


Have You Tried Vietnamese BBQ Yet?

It's smoking.


Is London's New Prison-Themed Cocktail Bar Simply Criminal?

Mixing theatre with cocktails, but is it a step too far?


London's First Vending Machine Cafe

Dinner by vending machine? Londoners were doing it a century ago.


Rudie's New Sunday Roast Is Jamaican Us Crazy

Wash it down with 28 different types of rum!


Ride Like a Queen This Winter With Richmond Park's Horse Carriage Rides

Sit back and enjoy the views.


The Night Overground Launch Date Has Been Announced

New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction is the first line to launch.


Theatre Review: Glengarry Glen Ross at Playhouse Theatre

Not a tartan bonnet in sight.


Covent Garden's Christmas Lights Have Gone on and It's a Twinkly Masterpiece

Ooh, shiny.


Surprises in Store With Franco Manca's New Winter Menu

Winter is hotting up ...


Inside Pussy Riot Is an Interesting Immersive Experience, but Doesn't Hold Its Nerve

A brilliantly badass all-female cast.


Live Music or Refined Dining? Aster Needs to Decide

Aster launches a live music night


Win a Chance to Learn How to Take Great Photos

Looking to upgrade your photography skills? We're giving away a ticket to Bishopsgate Institute's sold-out photography course


The Best Year Yet for This Photographic Portraits Exhibition

Should a portrait of an android be included?


Cakes and Conundrums Combine at This Sherlock Holmes Themed Afternoon Tea

We're ready to blow this cake wide open. Case, we mean case.


Is Antibiotic Resistance Going to Wipe Out Humanity?

A microphone that detects sick pigs.


It's Your Last Chance to Get New Year's Eve Fireworks Tickets

Better than being stuck in your living room with Jools Holland


Theatre Review: Miss Julie at Jermyn Street Theatre

A reworking of the literal translation from Swedish tightens up the script


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Brockley Jack Serves Up a Largely Successful Rehashing of Wilde's Classic

Playful and pacey with a frisson of sexual hysteria.


Dance Review: Sylvia

Gods, goddessess and shepherds.


Mars Has Its Own Tooting

A crater with a familiar name.


A Roomful of Serenity in Trafalgar Square in This Free Exhibitio

Patriotism in a peaceful landscape.


Wonderful Illustrations From Smithfield Market's Opening

In honour of a big birthday.


These Six New Commuter Shuttle Bus Routes Are Coming to London

Are they coming to your area?