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.

Man in a Suit Too Important to Wait in Tube Queue

Life in the fast lane.


How the Tube Map Contains a Few Fibs

The Northern line is particularly dodgy.


This Bookshop Cafe Offers Some Pretty Special Views Over London

(They serve cocktails too)


The Oldest Living Tree in London Is Where?

A trip to Totteridge.


Fascinating Photos of London in 1984

The capital over 30 years ago


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

Those busy platforms look familiar.


6 of the Best Relaxing Day Trips in London

Chill out.


Photos of Things That Only Happen in London...

What a mad city we live in.


Londoners Sure Knew How to Dress in the 60s

Check out what these Londoners were wearing in the sixties.


Fascinating Photos of London in 1949

London of yesteryear.


Electric Avenue's Victorian Arcades, and More Great Pictures of London From 1920

The unveiling of The Cenotaph.


London Is Obsessed With Pineapples. Here's Why

Once you notice one, you'll see them everywhere


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

A smashing little museum, and free to visit


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

"Art deco gigantism at its finest"


7 of the Best Vegetarian Fry Ups in London

Get your veggie grease on...


The Secret Garden Below the East London Line

Historically accurate herb gardens.


9 Beautiful London Libraries

Perfect for a day tucked away.


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

Italian prisoners were held on the common.


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

Something to look out for


Is the Isle of Dogs Named After Dogs?

And where does Canary Wharf come into it?


Secrets of St Paul's Cathedral

It was a Christmas present to London (sort of)


The London Prisons That Inmates Had to Pay to Stay In

A little-known side of London's criminal past


Queer London: An Extract From the Peter Ackroyd Book

The whole book is amazing.


Walk in the Footsteps of Dickens: Legal London

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


Why Is There a Totem Pole on Peckham Rye?

Why's it there?


8 Fun Facts About Chelsea Bridge

From biker hangout to super highway, this bridge has a chequered past


London's Best Bars for After a Workout

Keep it healthy...


We Love the Mix of Trains and Animals at Kentish Town City Farm

Spotted a goat on your commute?


10 Londoners With Unusual Middle Names

Huffam, Hercules, Zenon


The 1923 FA Cup Final Was the Bizarrest on Record

The actual result was neither here nor there...


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