Best Of Londonist: 4-10 December 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 4-10 December 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

London Gets A New Station As Brent Cross West Opens

Sort-of-handy for Brent Cross shopping centre.

The frontage of Brent Cross West station
Image: David Howard, creative commons licence

David Hockney Makes A Splash With His Battersea Power Station Christmas Trees

You can see them every night till Christmas Day.

Two purple and green Christmas trees projected on the side of Battersea Power Station

A Brief History Of The Northern Line

London's first deep-level tube.

A man standing on the wide platform at Angel

The Curling Club Has Slid Into South Bank For A Winter-Long Après-Ski Party

Unleash your inner Winter Olympian. (sponsor)

Indoor curling lanes

The Must-See London Exhibitions To Look Forward To In 2024

A glance ahead to the capital's upcoming blockbuster shows.

Model boats hanging from a ceiling
Courtesy Hew Locke and Ikon Gallery. Photo: Stuart Whipps.

Free Things To Do In London At Christmas

Budget-friendly Christmas events in the capital.

A model of the Snowman, decorated with other Snowmen

Up To 25% Off London-Themed Gifts In The Londonist Shop!

Get all your Xmas shopping done here. 😉

A t shirt showing a Barbican tower with the slogan 'Brutalist heaven'

When A Plague Of Millions Of Rats Gnawed Its Way Through Central London

They even ate the window frames...

Graffiti of a huge rat burrowing through an external brick wall

Christmas Transport In London: What's Running, What's Closed, And What About Those Strikes?

Fingers crossed we have a strike-free festive period...

A tube train Christmas tree decoration

Ever Noticed These Decorative Panels At Guy's Hospital?

Three scenes of hospital life.

Decorative panels showing various medial motifs

Warm Your Cockles At London's Best Winter Drinks Pop-Ups And Cosy Bars

Igloos, rooftops, ski lodges and trains.

People drinking beneath festive bunting

See Alan Turing... The Musical!

Riverside Studios celebrates the great genius.

A staue of Alan Turing

Festive Shows, Winter Cocktails, And Gifts Galore At The Barbican

So much seasonal cheer to unwrap. (sponsor)

A bartender serving up an old fashioned

A Brief History Of Tower Bridge

From daredevil pilots to massive Michael Jacksons — this icon has seen it all.

Vehicle lights on slow exposure, shooting over Tower Bridge
Image: Dragan via creative commons

A Fantastically Festive Walk Through London's Christmas Lights And Decorations

A self-guided tour through lights, shop window displays, ice rinks and more.

The front of Fortnum and Mason as an advent calendar

Latest Superloop Routes Opens

SL10 and SL1 are now up and running.

A Superloop bus
Image: TfL

Things To Do In London On New Year's Eve

31 December events and parties in London.

A DJ in a red beret gurning at the camera

Last Updated 08 December 2023