Best Of Londonist: 5 February 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

7 of London's Best All-You-Can-Eats


Solving the Mystery of London's Overhead Bridges - Including One Built for Dancers

Look up.

Why Does London Have So Many Circuses That Have Nothing to Do With Clowns?

It's all lies.

Fascinating Photos Show What London Looked Like in 1989

Including bus guides from the late 1980s

Typos, Spelling Mistakes and Insults: London's Shop Signs

"The Queue for a snog starts here"

See What London Looked Like in 1985 in These Photos

Live Aid, Broadwater Farm and Ted Heath.

The Best (And Worst) of Reddit London

Commuter woes and the odd massive Jeremy Clarkson head.

London's Secret Passageways

Some are extremely narrow.

Why Is There a Quartet of Beavers on Top of This Oxford Street Shop?

A small but powerful reminder of the darker side of fashion

A Map of Big Mac Meal Prices Across London

The pricing is all over the shop...

Battersea Power Station Promenade Open for the First Time Since 1930s

Head to a spot on the cover of your 5th favourite Pink Floyd album

Brick Lane Station Doesn't Exist - but It Nearly Did

Trivia from around the area.

London's Mock Tudor Social Housing Estate

Queen Victoria even visited it.

Photos of London in 1951, Including the Festival of Britain

Ah for a time when hats were the norm...

Some Little-Known Facts About the British Museum - Plus a Handy Tip for Next Time You Visit

Did you know about the British Museum Tube stop?

7 Things Trump Would Hate in London.

Hey, President Trump, come do this tour of London.

London's Most Unusual Eats

Brave enough?

Things You Might Not Know About Islington

Including the site of London's first gastropub.

London's Best Delis

Our faves

London's Regional Italian Restaurants

North, South, East, West... We tasted regional Italian food for 'research'

The Place in London Where You Literally Buy Stuff Off the Back of a Lorry

"The weirdest thing I ever sold? A death mask on a stuffed fox"

Cancel Your Lunch Plans and Get Acquainted With the Bagel Burger

You burger has been missing salt beef, you idiot

Shhh These London Restaurants Are Offering Secret, Off Menu Dishes

We know the secrets.

Graffiti Artists Went to Town on a Housing Estate

Some really talented people did a cool thing

How Much Would #Fictionalhomes Such as 221B Baker Street Cost in Real Life?

Dig deep, people.

How England's Richest Woman Started London's Prettiest Market

She was one of London's most generous philanthropists.

Exclusive: Commuters Who Read While Walking Are Better Than Those Who Don't

Smartphones don't count.

London's Newest Skyscraper Has Three 'Claws'

There'll be a new bridge too.

Amazing Stuff That's Been Dug Up in London

Unimaginable treasures... and jam jars.

Batman and Robin's London Holiday Snaps

"A caped crusader stand on a ledge, his cape flapping in the wind. He is 4cm tall, and made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene"

What Are These 200 Posts Doing Round the Outskirts of London?

Like a mushroom ring around London.

The Bits of Plastic That Are Polluting the Thames

Ever heard of a nurdle?

In Pictures: London Protests Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

Imagine what it'll be like for the state visit...

London's Chicest Cocktails

From Dolce Vita negronis to underground Old Fashioneds.

A Map of London's Grassroot Music Venues

The tides are turning.

Horse Racing Could Be Coming to Central London's Streets

Saving you the cost of booking a ticket all the way out to Ascot.

Have You Tried London's Best Pisco Sours?


10 Exhibitions to Look Forward to in February

Paolozzi to Pollock.

Kew's Great Gardens Exhibition Is Back

International Garden Photographer of the Year returns.

Beer Festivals in London This Month

A handful of beery events to wet your whistle.

Be Ahead of Your Mates by Reading This List of the Best New Restaurants Opening in February

Destination dining.

Free and Cheap London Events: 6-12 February 2017

Exhibitions, film screenings and much more

Average London Room Rents Have Fallen... Marginally

"Rents in the St Paul's postcode EC4 rose by 40%. Although, come on, who actually lives there, aside from the Lord Mayor of London?"

London's Parks Look Beautiful in These Sketches

Can you recognise all these parks?

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