Best Of Londonist: 27 November-3 December 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 27 November-3 December 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

How London Underground Became The Coolest Brand In The World

From the first roundel to moquette trainers.

People perusing transport themed merch in a shop in the 80s
© TfL London Transport Museum collection.

London's 2023 Christmas Lights Bitchily Reviewed

Throwing shade on the city's illuminations.

London Christmas lights 2023: a glowing golden crown suspended above Bond Street at night
Photo: Will Noble/Londonist

Olympic Park's East Bank Is Open, With Two Landmark Buildings To Visit

Just walk in: UCL East and London College of Fashion.

East Bank Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Most Festive Christmas Afternoon Teas In London This Year

Scones and cakes with a seasonal twist.

Christmas afternoon tea: The top of a tiered stand, with cakes decorated like Christmas trees and Santa hats
Image: Oblix at The Shard

The Natural History Museum Is Throwing Another Epic New Year's Eve Bash

It's going to be WILD. (sponsor)  

People dancing around a dinosaur skeleton
Image © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

The Biggest Exhibitions To See In London This Winter

Over 30 excellent exhibitions to choose from.

Two women looking at and photographing a work of art
© Tate (Larina Fernandes/Maddeline Buddo)

Revised Skyscraper Plans Could Make It Centimetres Taller Than The Shard

One Undershaft is going up in the world.

A tall building One Undershaft on the city skyline
© DBOX for Eric Parry Architect

Vintage Football Shirts: The Best And Oddest From Every Big London Club

New book delves deep into the world of vintage collectables.

Two vintage Chelsea kits

Christmas Has Returned To The Royal Albert Hall

From carols to festive films in concert. (sponsor)

Sh!t Show: Exhibition Of Toilet Graffiti Comes To London In January

Not your bog standard art outing.

An artist in a studio looking at a graffitied door

Non-Christmassy Things To Do In London In December

Where to avoid Christmas completely in London this year.

A photo of Christmas lights with a big red cross through it.

Things You Might Not Know About The Borough Of Harrow

Even Boudicca decided it was worth a visit.

Sculptures of people in a second world war map room

London's Christmas Lights 2023: Where, When And How To See Them This Year

A complete guide to London's glittering festive displays.

giant golden bells and red baubles suspended from the ceiling of the Covent Garden Market Hall building

Bold New Look For Old City Hall

Plans teased for a more open, green look.

New look City Hall with green plants on all levels
Image: Gensler

Street Art Hopscotch Appears In London, With A Potent Anti-War Message

“Stop talking about the politics of war and think more about the children suffering from conflict."

Last Updated 01 December 2023