Best Of Londonist: 28 August 2022

Best Of Londonist: 28 August 2022

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

Battersea Power Station's 'Great Glass Elevator' Now Available For Pre-Booking

It's inside one of the chimneys!

People inside the glass lift at the top of a power station chimney

London Plaques To People Who Never Existed

From Sherlock to Spock's mum.

A blue plaque to Monty Python

London's Open House Festival Programme Has Landed

It's the moooost wonderful time of the yeeearrr...

A man in long orange robes stands in front of an elaborate marble temple

New Northolt Neighbourhood Faber Green Is An Absolute Dream For Aspiring Homeowners

Shared Ownership in a leafy Ealing suburb. (sponsor)

Aerial view of a housing estate with lots of greenery running through it

Next Phase Of The Elizabeth Line Announced For 6 November

Bond Street is on the way too...

Purple Canary Wharf roundel, with a parent and child walking in the distance
Image: Grant Pritchard

Why You Should Go To... Folkestone

An artistic Kentish coastal haven.

Rusting sculpture of a man staring out to sea
Image: Thierry Bal

Hackney's Live Music Venues Fight Against Noise Complaints

Should councils be doing more?

Colourful, graffitied frontage of a music venue
Image: Larry J Photography

11 Places To Watch 'Off West End' Theatre In London

Shows for under £20? Yes please!

Tower Theatre/Giulia Paratelli

Whisky, Muffs, An Oil Painting... The Items Lost On The Tube 120 Years Ago

How do you lose 14,000 pairs of gloves?

Snippet from a newspaper about a missing ham sandwich

Hunt Down Aliens And Kaleidoscopic Artworks Across The West End

Brighter Future has arrived. (sponsor)

Harry Hill poses with sculptures of little green aliens

Lost Photos From The UK's First Jewish Youth Club

The Brady Clubs ran from the 1890s to the 1970s.

Smartly dressed young men gather around a wireless set - some clutching records

There's No Santander Cycle Hire On Weekend Of 10-11 September

TfL is upgrading the service.

A Santander bike parked up in front of the Albert Memorial - wth a young woman sat on the steps next to it, on her phone

10 Things To See In The Wye Valley And Forest Of Dean

Adventures on the England-Wales border.

A beautiful ruined abbey

The Great Pearl Robbery - Hatton Garden's First Major Theft

When the 'Mona Lisa of Pearls' went missing.

Snippet of an old missing poster for a pearl necklace

Unlock The Secrets Of London Transport Museum's Acton Treasure Trove

The final Depot Open Days of 2022. (sponsor)

A vintage sign pointing to 'tickets and trains'

Waterloo's Legendary Scootercaffe Is Closing

End of the road for Lower Marsh gem.

A retro cafe with a motorbike parked up at the bar
Image: duncan c in creative commons

Last Updated 26 August 2022