Best Of Londonist: 29 October 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Can You Name These Buildings From the Incredible Photos?

Grand halls and secret basements.

This Tube Map Is Both Beautiful and Befuddling

A veritable spaghetti of lines

Things We Should Ban From London Transport

Do you agree these are the worst faux pas on London transport?

An Ancient London Street Returns

A road that disappeared 60 years ago is back. And it's full of restaurants

Here's What London City Airport Looked Like Before It Was an Airport

some great vintage images here

Did This East End Criminal Inspire One of Dickens' Most Famous Characters?

Was Charles Dickens guilty of anti-semitism?

Here's How to Top Up Your Oyster Card on the Bus

Got the app yet?

14 Exhibitions Worth Seeing Right Now (And One to Avoid)

Georgian architecture to a nasty toilet.

Statue of Eros: Does Anyone Know Who It Really Is?

Statue shenanigans.

Be Adventurous With This A-Z London Food Guide

Food, glorious food.

What's It Like Being a London Newsagent?

The secrets of the job.

Here's What the Inside of the New Farringdon Station Looks Like

Reminds us of flies wings.

This Is What City Airport Will Look Like in 2021

It's certainly very gold looking

Here's What Terrible Portraiture Looks Like

One to avoid

We Compare the London Underground to the Prague Metro

See how London fares against a small but strong metro system

Everything That's Wrong With London, as Revealed in Urban Dictionary

What is WRONG with you, London?

A Truly Important Art Exhibition Has Us Reeling at Imperial War Museum

We challenge you not to be moved by this.

Someone's Gone and Mapped 850 Songs About London

Up the junction.

Dulwich Picture Gallery Gives Us the Full Range of Tove Jansson's Work ... And Moomins

Time to head South of the river

Want to Win a Copy of the New Londonist Book? Read On

You know you need a copy

Is Peckham's Restaurant in a Train Station Worth the Hype?

A little too saucy?

Drag Acts Were Dancing on the Bar of This Pub in the 1960s

Frills and thrills.

Does This Painting From 1925 Show an Early Example of Manspreading?


Grab a Boat and Cruise Down Regent's Canal

Breakneck speeds (not really).

London Runs Out of Pithy Three-Word Names for Bars

All bar none.

Young Frankenstein Is a Treat for All the Family

The old jokes come up freshly laundered

A Woman of No Importance Offers a Weak Start to a Wilde Ride

"It’s rather like being invited to supper at Buckingham Palace and finding the Queen Mother played the banjo."

This New Clapham Bar Is Modelled on a Manhattan Neighbourhood Joint

Cocktails to get you in an autumnal mood.

Have You Seen the Spooky Postbox in Walthamstow

Have you found all 15 gold boxes in London?

Did You Know About This Sycamore Tree Shrine to Marc Bolan?

RIP T-Rex frontman.

We Love This Video of London From the Sky

Filmed from an AS355 helicopter.

Royal Ballet Celebrates Its Former Artistic Director

World class dancers

Winning Design for London's Holocaust Memorial Revealed

Situated by the Houses of Parliament.

New York Is Nicking London's Oyster Card Tech

New Yorkers need no longer be jealous.

The Piccadilly Circus Lights Are Back On

Low key ceremony introduces the 'megascreen'.