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

We bet you've come across at least one of these this week.


An Ancient London Street Returns

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


How Many of These London-Based Urban Dictionary Phrases Do You Use?

Write one for your own area.


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.


Be Adventurous With This A-Z London Food Guide

Food, glorious food.


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

some great vintage images here


Here's What Terrible Portraiture Looks Like

One to avoid


London Underground vs Prague Metro

A Dalek crossed with communist vibe


This Is What City Airport Will Look Like in 2021

It's certainly very gold looking


Why Would You Be a Newsagent in London?

"We’re in the City and people are always rushing so you don’t get much chance to stand and chat"


Eros? Anteros? Find Out Why This Statue Is Often Misnamed

Statue shenanigans.


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

We challenge you not to be moved by this.


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


Who Was the Real Fagin?

" Dickens himself was so strongly criticised for emphasising Fagin's race and religion at every turn"


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

A little too saucy?


850 Songs About London on One Gorgeous Map

From Lambeth Walk to Highbury Sunshine.


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

Coincidence?


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

Frills and thrills.


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.


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

Reminds us of flies wings.


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."


Have You Seen the Spooky Postbox in Walthamstow

Have you found all 15 gold boxes in London?


This New Clapham Bar Is Modelled on a Manhattan Neighbourhood Joint

Cocktails to get you in an autumnal mood.


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'.