Best Of Londonist: 31 October 2021

Best Of Londonist: 31 October 2021

Your weekly roundup of the juiciest stories published on Londonist.

When Are London's Christmas Lights Switched On For 2021?

Butterflies over Carnaby, angels over Regent Street.

festive angel lights over regents street at night

Only 34% Of Londoners Think Romford Is In London, Says This Poll

It's high time people stopped thinking Romford's in Essex.

Romford train station sign

Nab One Of These Incredible Apartments Right Now And Get A £1000 Furnishings Voucher When You Move In

A sweet deal for first-time buyers considering Shared Ownership in the capital. (sponsor)

Inside The Troxy - The East End's Art Deco Palace

It opened the same year as the original King Kong was released. It screened it, too.

the resplendent auditorium of the troxy bathed in pink

Britain's First Black Train Driver Honoured With Blue Plaque At King's Cross Station

Wilston Samuel Jackson drove trains and locomotives including the Flying Scotsman and Mallard.

The blue plaque dedicated to Jackson, feauting a picture of the Mallard

Dippy The Dinosaur Is Returning To The Natural History Museum Next Year

But it's not sticking around for long.

the head of dippy the diplodocus

22 Exhibitions To See In London And Beyond This Autumn

This is a GOOD season for shows.

oversized sculptures of a man and a woman beneath a beach parasol

Step Into The Sparkling Winter Wonderland That Is Christmas At Kenwood

Landscaped gardens will come to life with light, fire, sound, and seasonal cheer. (sponsor)

red, green and blue beams shoot from a tree. lights in the shape of deer graze in the background

Fleet Street's Art Deco Express Building Will Open To The Public - And With A Roof Garden Too

Get excited, deco-heads.

a multi-tiered roof garden overlooking the city of london

TfL Launches 'Zero Tolerance' Campaign Against Sexual Harassment

Bid to banish upskirting, cyber-flashing and catcalling.

A train whizzes into Old Street station

25,000 Illuminated Roses Will Light Up Mayfair This Winter

Beautiful idea for a fundraiser.

hundreds of roses illuminate in a garden

Christmas Carols In London To Make You Feel All Warm And Fuzzy Inside This December

Better start practising your fa-la-las.

a battersea dog enjoys a carol concert

Travel Back In Time To 1970s Tokyo At This Retro Ramen Bar

A canopy of lanterns glows, a steaming hot bowl of speciality ramen appears... (sponsor)

a tokyo style ramen bar with colourful lanterns hanging from the ceiling

35 Fantastic Things To Do In London This Month: November 2021

Vintage cars, fireworks and the return of Winter Wonderland.

A line of vintage car fenders

Where To Dine And Drink In An Igloo Or Snow Globe In London This Winter

They're EVERYWHERE this year.

transparent dining igloos in front of tower bridge

A Titanic Exhibition Is Coming To London - With Replica Interiors Of The Doomed Ship

Step into the ship's cabins, radio room, and iconic staircase.

A child and mother look at a facsimile of the Titanic staircase

Meantime Brewing: The Greenwich Brewhouse Leading London's Craft Beer Revolution

Greenwich isn't short of pioneering spirit, and that translates into its beer too. (sponsor)

a bottle of meantime is held up in front of a view of greenwich park and canary wharf

Last Updated 29 October 2021