Best Of Londonist: 5-11 February 2024

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Last Updated 09 February 2024

Best Of Londonist: 5-11 February 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Why The Hammersmith & City Is (Arguably) London's Newest Tube Line

It's only been around since 1990 (sort of).

Hammesmith and City line dot matrix

Hammersmith Bridge Is Reopening To Cyclists... But Only For 10 Weeks

And it's got something to do with West Ham fans.

Hammersmith Bridge
Image: Alison Day via creative commons

Enchanting Chocolate Shops In London, For When You Need A Cocoa Fix

... just in time for Valentine's Day.

A box of Godiva chocs
Image: Godiva

DLR Extension To Thamesmead: Public Consultation Opens

Have your say before 18 March.

A DLR train heading over a bridge
Image: Adrian Scottow via creative commons

A Map Of Camden Place Name Origins

Etymology of the borough's road, parks and pubs.

A map of Camden etymology

10 Tempting New Afternoon Teas To Try In London Right Now: February 2024

Get booking for the newest afternoon tea menus in the capital.

A birdcage shaped afternoon tea stand with sandwiches, scones and cakes. There's an edible replica of The Shard on the table too, and there are views down towards Tower Bridge through the windows behind.

Paws On The Wharf: Free Guide Dogs Sculpture Trail Coming To London

Another free art trail for a fantastic cause.

A plain white sculpture of a guide dog, in a sitting position and wearing a harness, outside the entrance to Canary Wharf tube station. There are skyscrapers in the background, and two men in suits walking past.

From Our Newsletter: The Curious Alleys Of Borough High Street

The strange history lurking off London's oldest road.

Tiddles - The Fat Cat Of Paddington Station

He even had his own fridge.

A big cat
Image © Reach PLC, courtesy of the British Library Board

Fenwick Has Reopened As A Charity Shop For Two Weeks

Maybe you'll score some cheap Dior.

Exterior of Fenwick on Bond Street

London's Alleyway Pubs: 13 Of The Best

Some of the finest ye olde pubs in London.

A mock up of a good beer sign and a pint in Newman Passage

On 29 February Do One Of These Things A Londoner Would Never Do

From rickshaws to Angus Steakhouses.

A rickshaw driver on a festooned rickshaw

Brentford's Enchanting Musical Museum Is Under Threat - And You Can Help Save It

Uniquely quirky museum could close later this year.

A man on a wurlitzer, and a gramophone
Image: __andrew via creative commons

Part Of The Piccadilly Line Is Closing For 5 Days This Month

Heathrow will be off the cards.

A Piccadilly line train
Image: Roger Marks via creative commons

Where Is The Heart Of London?

All over the place, apparently.

A map of London covered in hearts
Image: Google