Best Of Londonist: 29 January 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 29 January 2023

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

All 272 Tube Stations On The London Underground Bitchily Reviewed

Our verdict on Acton Town to Woodside Park.

A modernist tube station full of flowers
Image: Martin Addison in creative commons

A Brief History Of The BT Tower

Butlins, bombs and a psychic transmission.

The BT Tower against a light blue sky

Kew Garden's Colourful Orchids Festival Returns, Celebrating Cameroon

A welcome splash of colour in the cold months.

A horticulturist at Kew stands on ladder tending to an overhead display of orchids
©RBG Kew

Taylor Swift In London: Concerts, Brunches And Other Themed Events

Meet me at midnight, at these Taylor Swift events.

Taylor Swift on stage, with the microphone in her right hand. She's gor blonde hair, red lipstick. and a gold and black dress.
Image: Eva Rinaldi via creative commons

So, What Should We Do With London's Very Own Glass Onion?

The former City Hall lies empty. What could it become?

A view of the former City Hall - shaped like a fencing helmet - in winter

"I Quit Football Because Of Homophobia - Then I Discovered The London Titans"

The rise of London's LGBTQ+ football teams.

Three Titans players posing at Stamford Bridge

"We Don't Do Objects Behind Glass" - London's Museum Of Homelessness

"Our exhibitions are a little bit different."

Museum of Homelessness team outside what will be their new bricks and mortar museum in Finsbury Park.
Image: Matt Turtle

Wonky Buildings And A Whole Load Of Dickens: Why You Should Visit Rochester

A day trip to Medway.

Looking through a gap in a stone wall towards Rochester Cathedral
A popular view with photographers

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A top-tier London Bridge bar. (sponsor)

Where To Watch The Super Bowl 2023 In London

Screenings and parties across the capital.

NFL players on the field in the middle of a game
Photo: Arnie Papp via Creative Commons

London Has A Central Park... In Fact, It Has Four

And they're all spookily on a straight line.

A side-by-side comparison of North Greenwich and Manhattan

Catford's Getting A New Community-Owned Music Venue

Sister Midnight should open before the year's out.

Ink drawing of a music venue

The Artistic Gravedigger Of Highgate Cemetery

"The place is beautiful, sometimes I think magically beautiful."

A man in a cap by a lion shaped tomb

51 Fantastic Things To Do In London This Month: February 2023

New exhibitions, a flower festival, and a chance to clown around in church.

Silhouettes of two people looking up at the ceiling in a church, which is illuminated in different coloured lights and projections
© Luxmuralis

London's Getting Six New Blue Plaques This Year. Here's Who They'll Commemorate

Suffragettes and an anti-racism campaigner are among those being celebrated.

A close-up of the head of the Ada Salter statue in Bermondsey, with the river and City skyline in the background

New Plaque Commemorates Thames Hero Folajimi Olubumni-Adewole

"Jimi" died while attempting to save another.

A closeup of the plaque to Folajimi "Jimi" Olubumni-Adewole

The Four Bronze Commuters Of Brixton Station

Ever spotted these stationary commuters?

A new life-size bronze figure at Brixton railway station was unveiled today (Wednesday 25, January). Entitled ‘Platforms Piece – The Return’, the statue ‘Joy II’ depicts former Brixton resident Joy Battick, aged 62, and faces her original statue ‘Joy’, created in 1986 by artist Kevin Atherton. ‘Joy’ is one of three listed statues known as ‘Platforms Piece’, which were reinstated at the station today following restoration by Southeastern. -

Where To Watch The Six Nations 2023 In London

Watch rugby greats battle it out at these pubs and bars.

Last Updated 27 January 2023