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.


11 Memes That Every Londoner Will Understand

The tube meets internet culture


London's Mobile Phone Experiment Was an Unmitigated Flop

Like Wi-Fi, but totally rubbish.


In Photos: An Historic Look at the London Underground

Including the first Underground vending machine.


1920s London: When Harrods and Selfridges Made a Bet

What happened in 1920s London?


Ever Been to Stanmore, at the End of the Jubilee Line? Here's Why It's Worth Your While

All change please.


The Very Best Sandwiches in West London

You can't beat a good sandwich.


Preview Photos Show What Crossrail Stations Will Look Like

Behind the scenes at Bond Street and Farringdon


Where to See London at Its Blingest

Shiny shiny.


This Rooftop Bar Is in the Middle of Oxford Street

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


In Photos: London's Coolest Offices

Wonderful workplaces.


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

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


In Pictures: What Happened on the Streets of London in the 1900s?

Have a look at what was going on all those years back...


This Thames Island Once Issued Its Own Passports

But who lives here now?


What to Expect at London Train Stations This August

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


Welcome to London's New Pan-Asian Food Hall

It's pretty much Chinatown 2.


What Counts as the West End?

Theatreland and beyond?


Best Banh Mi in London

The perfect lunch dish.


The Houses of Parliament Are Open to Visitors This Summer

Step inside the Robing Room.


The Croydon Video Game Arcade That's Recycled From the Trocadero

"Running this place is like selling people dreams for cash."


Heard About the Secret Society Based in Somerset House?

Welcome to The Learned Society of Extra Ordinary Objects.


London's Punniest Garden Centre

Very punny.


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

An interesting insight, but it leaves us wanting more.


Have a Look at the New Cutting Edge Crossrail Trains

Super modern.


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

Are house prices being slashed in your area?


Ride on a Vintage Steam Train on the Met Line

Travel in style.


Who Designs the Tube Moquettes, and How Do They Do It?

Meet the duo with five TfL moquettes to their name


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

Very generous portions


The Amazing Story of the Bell in Lloyd's of London

A piece of London history the public can't see


London by Way of MS Paint

We asked you to recreate London using Paint. And you did not disappoint


London's Most Unusual Pizzas - Including a Marmite One

Get a slice of the action...


In Pictures: Londoners Partying on the Streets

Get your dancing shoes on.


Stunning Space Photography From Super Moons to the Northern Lights

Far out.


Food Review: A Newcomer to Clerkenwell

Office escapology.


Lions and Monkeys and Bears Used to Live in the Tower of London

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


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 Great Tornado of London

600 houses destroyed.


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


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

Looking for a night out with a difference?


Theatre Review: Much Ado Meets Mexico

Bringing the Bard to revolutionary twentieth century Mexico.


Be a Big Kid at London's Trampoline 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.