Best Of Londonist: 30 October-5 November 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 30 October-5 November 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

What's Happening With London Housing, Rent And Development? November 2023

Our quickfire summary of bricks and mortar, steel and glass.

The Square Mile in 2030 seen from above
Image: City of London

TfL Poppy Roundels: Here Are The Underground And Overground Stations Where You'll Find Them

London's trains and buses are 'wearing' poppies too.

A fleet of buses covered in poppies in front of Battersea Power Station

Competition Alert! Win A Family Mini Break In A 5-Star London Hotel

A fantastic prize from Pan Pacific London (sponsor).

A family on a bed reading a book
Image by @jasmnekim

Alternative London Tube Map Shows Great Engineers

From Bazalgette to modern day pioneers.

An alternative tube map with engineer names instead of stations

Brixton Tube Station Gets A New Artwork From Jem Perucchini

Rebirth of a Nation adds a bright touch to station entrance.

Mural in Brixton tube station
Image TfL

Review: Fantasy: Realms Of The Imagination At The British Library

The genre finally gets the exhibition it deserves.

Fantasy books at the British Library

Which Tube Station Is Furthest From Its Namesake?

How far is it from Kew Gardens to Kew Gardens?

Those Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Through London Parks Are Back For Winter

The mane event.

Horse and carriage in snoe
Image: Operation Centaur

9 Things To Do In London To Brighten Up The Dark Nights

It's not all doom and gloom.

Christmas lights in a tunnel

Support A Great Cause At The Guildhall's Spectacular Christmas Market!

Festive feasting, fantastic gifts, and medieval grandeur. (sponsor)

Guildhall decorated for Christmas

V&A East - Brand New Museum Opening In 2025 Announces Its First Exhibition

"The Music Is Black: A British Story" will get the ball rolling.

V and A East

Fundraising Events In London For Medical And Humanitarian Aid In Gaza

Some ways to support emergency response efforts.

A barbed wire fence in wilderness

Festive Film Screenings: Where To Watch Christmas Movies In London This Year

Pop-up cinemas in palaces, rooftops and big tops.

An 'Accidentally Wes Anderson' Exhibition Is Coming To West London

So. Much. Pastel.

A yellow building in a snow field
Image by @matthijsvmierlo

London History Mapped To The Stars

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

A map of Orion's stars with historical events alongside

'Eatalong' With Kevin Mac Allister At These Special Home Alone Screenings

Including a dish called 'Filthy Animals'.

Home Alone poster with Macauley Culkin doing his thing

The Top Exhibitions To See In London In November 2023

David Hockney, Antony Gormley and some strange creatures.

The Reichstag Berlin wrapped in white plastic
The Reichstag wrapped in plastic. Photo: Wolfgang Volz

London's Best Christmas Markets And Festive Fairs For 2023

Christmas shopping events in the capital, for gifts, decorations, festive food and more.

A child at a Christmas market

15 Delightful Day Trips From London: November 2023

Charming events within easy reach of London.

Stunning Light Trails And Illumination Festivals To See Near London This Winter

Absolutely enchanting evenings out in south-east England.

Christmas lights in the skies over Bedgebury

London's Best Private Party Venues For Smaller Groups

'Tis almost the season.

Restaurant interior

Where On The Tube Can You See A WWII Gun Emplacement?

A defensive relic on the District line.

A gun turret on Putney Bridge tube station

Hither Green Rail Crash: 1967 Disaster Was One Of London's Worst

"I saw one of the coaches go straight up on its end."

Disaster near Hither Green

Dickens Tourism In London Has Been A Thing Since Victorian Times

And you won't believe who started it, either...

An Edwardian crowd gathers outside the old curiosity shop
Image courtesy Lee Jackson

Christmas Shows In London 2023: Fantastically Festive Theatre, Dance And Comedy

Including a return for Elf The Musical - and a debut for Christmas Actually.

The Snowman and boy in motorbike and sidecar
Image: Tristram Kenton

Last Updated 03 November 2023