Best Of Londonist: 5 February 2023

Best Of Londonist: 5 February 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features from the past seven days.

An Ode To The London Trams

A trip from Wimbledon to Beckenham Junction.

A green tram at Beckenham Junction

Things To Keep You Busy For LGBT+ History Month 2023 In London

Museums, guided walks, cabaret and kids events.

A drag queen channeling a raven

A Black Pound Day Store Launches In London This Weekend

Pop-up supports Black-owned businesses.

People checking out items on a stall

The Top Exhibitions To See In London: February 2023

Donatello, Hockney, Grayson Perry and a whole lot more.

An artist working on an epic ink drawing on the floor
© Ana Aragao

Heritage Society 'Supergroup' Forms To Stop Liverpool Street Station Development

Griff Rhys Jones is president of reborn Liverpool Street Station Campaign.

Liverpool Street station bathed in purple lights

London Football In 11 Plaques And Statues

How the beautiful game is commemorated in London.

Football themed tiles in a underpass

Things To Do In London In Half Term: February 2023

Family-friendly school holiday activities for all budgets.

A band playing, and children enjoying themselves in the foreground

The Trendy Pub-Cinema That Dished Up Arthouse Films And Craft Beer... In 1980s Acton

Ever heard of the Acton Screen?

A beautiful Victorian pub boarded up

The Wombles Turn 50 Years Old This Weekend

Wimbledon's finest ain't Roger Federer - it's these fellas.

Three Wombles looking directly at ya

5 Tasty New Afternoon Teas To Try In London Right Now: February 2023

Including a new menu at Peggy Porschen.

Hearts all over the place, with cakes and fizz

"Learning London's LGBTQ+ History Empowered Me To Walk The City's Streets"

Pioneers' lasting effect on today's queer communities.

The author strolls through a lamplight park at dusk

British Library's 12-Storey Extension Gets The Go-Ahead

But there are concerns that it's overbearing.

The proposed 12 storey extension

Review: Patti Harrison Is A Comedic Gollum In Scatterbrain Stand-Up Show

Gross-out WIP will be wonderful when polished.

Patti Harrison does a high kick on stage

7 Lovely Day Trips From London: February 2023

Snow drops, art exhibitions and a special afternoon tea.

A very colourful modern building
Image: Marc Atkins

London's Greatest Cartoon Characters

Explore the animated city.

Basil the Great Mouse Detective

Last Updated 03 February 2023