Best Of Londonist: 28 May 2017

Laura Reynolds
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Best Of Londonist: 28 May 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

We Love the Tube Map, But...

We all know the tube map isn't meant to be geographically accurate. But...


Man in a Suit Too Important to Wait in Tube Queue

Life in the fast lane.


In Photos: Only in London...

You get used to it, living here.


Londoners Sure Knew How to Dress in the 60s

Check out what these Londoners were wearing in the sixties.


How Did the Isle of Dogs Get Its Name?

Where do canines come into it?


Fascinating Photos of London Life in 1984

Were you there?


The Secret Garden Below the East London Line

Historically accurate herb gardens.


The Oldest Living Tree in London Is Where?

A trip to Totteridge.


6 of the Best Relaxing Day Trips in London

Calm down, dear.


Photos of Battersea Power Station Now... And in the Future

A long way from its gritty past.


This Cafe Offers Unusual Views of the London Skyline

No waiting months for a table.


If You're in the Square Mile, Give This Tiny Crime Museum a Look

Neat, thought-provoking museum.


We've Rounded Up Our Favourite Pictures of London in 1913

Those busy platforms look familiar.


8 Things You Might Not Know About Chelsea Bridge

Crossing the river at the same point at Julius Caesar...


Check Out These Photos From 1949

Turning back the clocks to the London of 1949


13 Things You Might Not Know About St Paul's Cathedral

Have you heard of Great Paul and Great Tom?


9 Beautiful London Libraries

Study in style.


How the Blitz Made Being Queer 'Ok'... Until It Ended

The whole book is amazing.


This Is Why There Are Pineapples on Top of St Paul's Cathedral

Seriously, they're everywhere.


Snaps From 1920's London

London in 1920 was beautiful. Check out our favourite photos from the period


Why Is There a Totem Pole on Peckham Rye?

Why's it there?


Where to Enjoy a Veggie 'Full English' in London

Get your veggie grease on...


Compters: London's Lesser-Known Jails

Compters date back to medieval times


Part of London's General Post Office Still Exists in Walthamstow

Something to look out for


Walk in the Footsteps of Dickens: Legal London

"Lincoln's Inn itself is replete with Dickensian memories"


London's Best Posy-Workout Bars

Time for a pint?


The City Farm That Straddles a Train Line

Where train stock meets livestock


This South London Playgroup Used to Be a Prisoner of War Camp

A children's playground hiding a darker past


The Day Wembley Was Flooded With Quarter of a Million Football Fans

Heard of the 'White Horse' final?


10 Londoners With Unusual Middle Names

Huffam, Hercules, Zenon


London in 10 Silent Films

Including an early Hitchcock


Keeping the Streets Safe: London's Lollipop Ladies

Heard the one about the pigeon that crossed the road?


Review: Meat Mecca Roast Becomes Veggie Paradise

The star of the show is the Ultimate Veggie Burger.


Review: Oxalis Offers Michelin-Style Magic at Great Value


A Slice of California Cool at the Design Museum

Another reason to visit the new Design Museum


Corbyn vs May in Street Art

Corbyn as Obi-Wan. Lightsabre master, or Labour disaster?


London's Best Scandinavian Restaurants

Aquavit, meatballs and more...


Book Your Place for Race for Life

5k, 10k, or London's muddiest obstacle course


Ascend 60ft for a Tour of London's Most Beautiful Ceiling

A lofty tour.


An Exhibition of Tunnels in Westminster

And in the grandest of settings.


Review: This Show Makes a Pantomime of 'Strong and Stable'


Hokusai Makes a Big Splash in This Blockbuster Exhibition

A masterpiece crashes into town.


Decide One Man's Fate at the Lyric Hammersmith

Decide one man's fate in this interactive courtroom drama


Check Out the Winning Projects From the London Civil Engineering Awards

A worthy winner?


Eurostar to Run Direct Trains From London to Amsterdam Later This Year

Dank je, Eurostar!


Gospel Oak to Barking Line Set for Summer Closures After Upgrade Delays

Bad new for commuters.


Last Updated 26 May 2017