Best Of Londonist: 30 July 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

In Pictures: London Has the Punniest Shop Names

London's got jokes.

The Most Wretched Streets in Central London, Ranked by Sheer Awfulness

Avoid at all costs.

In Pictures: Looking Back on Vintage London Undergound

You mean Piccadilly station hasn't just always been there?

This Rooftop Bar Is in the Middle of Oxford Street

When Oxford Street wears you out, this rooftop bar is there to save you

This Thames Island Once Issued Its Own Passports

Eel Pie Island is just as bonkers as you'd expect

Preview Photos Show What Crossrail Stations Will Look Like

Behind the scenes at Bond Street and Farringdon

In Photos: London's Coolest Offices

Wonderful workplaces.

London's Mobile Phone Experiment Was an Unmitigated Flop

Like Wi-Fi, but totally rubbish.

Welcome to London's New Pan-Asian Food Hall

It's pretty much Chinatown 2.

On the Hunt for the Best Banh Mi in London

The perfect lunch dish.

What to Expect at London Train Stations This August

It'll have a knock-on effect on tubes and buses too

11 Memes Every Londoner Will Understand

So relatable.

The Houses of Parliament Are Open to Visitors This Summer

Step inside the Robing Room.

We Visited Stanmore, to See What Lies at the End of the Line...

End of the line.

Have a Look at the New Cutting Edge Crossrail Trains

Super modern.

Ride on a Vintage Steam Train on the Met Line

Travel in style.

Heard About the Secret Society Based in Somerset House?

Welcome to The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects.

West London's Best Sandwiches, Tried and Tested

Moreish morsel.

Museum of London Imagine What London Will Look Like in the Future

An interesting insight, but it leaves us wanting more.

What's Actually in Ripley's Believe It or Not!?

There are only so many faces made out of candy one can stomach

The North London Street Where Tube Moquette Is Born

This is what it feels like to know you designed the tube seats.

In Pictures: London News From the 1900s

London hosted the Olympics.

One Third of London House Prices Have Been Reduced - How Does Your Borough Fare?

Are house prices being slashed in your area?

Where to See London at Its Blingest

Shiny shiny.

Does 'The Best Pizza in the World' Live Up to the Hype?

Very generous portions

What's in the West End, and What Isn't?

More than just the theatres.

London's Most Unusual Pizzas

Move over margherita

Welcome to London's Most Colourful Garden Centre

Flower power.

Stunning Space Photography From Super Moons to the Northern Lights

Far out.

1920s London: When Harrods and Selfridges Made a Bet

Celebrations and a murder.

Food Review: A Newcomer to Clerkenwell

Office escapology.

Work on the Gospel Oak to Barking Line Now Won't Finish Until Next Year

The £130m upgrade is expected to overrun by eight months

The Fascinating Story of the Lloyd's of London Bell

And the mystery of the its name.

Relive Your Youth at This Retro Video Game Arcade


The Great Tornado of London

No wicked witches in sight.

Food Review: Your Soho Date Night, Sorted

Rum cocktails and fried chicken...

Rehearsal Rooms Apartments Takes the Loneliness Out of Renting

This west London development is doing its best to combat loneliness in city living

A Brief History of the Tower of London Menagerie

The days when a polar bear used to swim in the Thames.

Drawings of London Done on MS Paint

Comment with your own efforts beneath.

Get Your Brain Cells Ready for an Escape Room Challenge Like No Other With clueQuest

Looking for a night out with a difference?

In Photos: London Street Parties Through the Years

Care for a dance?

Theatre Review: Much Ado Meets Mexico

Bringing the Bard to revolutionary twentieth century Mexico.

We Had a Great Time at This London Adventure Park

We refuse to grow up.

Can You Identify These London Places by the Emojis?

Challenge issued.

Review: Between the Sheets With Miss Polly Rae

Salacious supergroup comes together.