Best Of Londonist: 5 March 2017

Laura Reynolds
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Best Of Londonist: 5 March 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Fab Photos of Art Deco London

It's not just on the Strand

Did You Know About Euston Station's Ancient Benches?

The hidden art outside Euston station

9 Structures in the UK Taller Than the Shard

Not as tall as you might think...

London's Most Under Appreciated Afternoon Teas

These teas deserve to be eaten!

London's Most Interesting Gastropubs

Did we get your favourite?

London's Food Markets in Pictures.


London's Best Brutalist Architecture

Brutal but often beautiful.

London's Prettiest Patisseries

We apologise in advance for making your stomach rumble

When Road Markings Go Wrong

From the slapdash to the puzzling

Try London's Historic Food at These Restaurants and Markets

Including a chippie that's over 100 years old.

8 of London's Coolest Brunches, Including Kebabs. Yes, Kebabs.


The Sad Story of the Fat Boy of Peckham, and How He's Been Immortalised

Heaviest person in Britain.

1930s Gay Club Restored by National Trust

Venue was shut by police in 1930s.

How North London Invented the Salt 'N' Shake Crisp

Crispy history.

How to Get a Park Memorial Bench

No foreign languages allowed

6 of the Museum of London's Most Unusual Exhibits

The first Londoner to ever...

Beautiful Victoria

Sculptures, cathedrals and pubs.

TV Show Goes Behind the Scenes of London's King's Cross Station

Calling all transport nerds.

How to Get Close to London's Parakeets

Kensington Gardens hotspot.

These Are Some of London's Best Neon Signs

We love this

Where in London Did Shakespeare Live?

Three known addresses.

Things to Look Out for at the Churchill War Rooms

Why are there so many holes in the maps?

9 Great London Immigrants Who Helped Shape the City

From architects to slave abolition.

Superman and Batman Have Been Recreated in Lego

Batman, Superman and even Aquaman also feature.

Indulge in This Beautiful London Video

Lose yourself in this soporific London film.

More Rooms = Less Rent? We Looked at the Data

Is warehouse living really as cheap as it's cracked up to be?

Gorgeous Timelapse of Canary Wharf


The Silvertown Explosion That Killed 73

Everything within a few hundred metres was flattened

The Place Where You Can Ski Indoors

The gradient goes up to 40 degrees

Video: The Art of the Brick Is Back

Including an actual-size Batmobile...

This Is What It's Like Looking After the Tower of London's Ravens

What IS that noise?

Blacksmiths Still Exist in London

The forge has been here since the 1800s.

What Did the First Londoners Look Like?

Cool video from @MuseumofLondon on the bones of ancient Londoners.

These Vegan Cakes Are Scrummy

Not just a pretty cake.

Find Out About London's Gladiatorial Past

Find out how Roman Londoners got their kicks.

Where Does the Phrase 'What the Dickens' Come From?

Predates author by more than 200 years.

How Many Times Has the Houses of Parliament Been Blown Up?

An iconic target.

Video: Eyewitnesses to the Zeppelin Bombing of London.

Haunting video from @MuseumofLondon

10 Exhibitions to Look Forward to This Month

Go to at least a handful.

Fermented Fare: The Best Beer Festivals in London This Month

Get supping.

5 Exciting New London Restaurant Openings Coming to London This Month

Be in the know

Affordable Events This Week in London

An indoor fly fishing fair.

Focus on Fun Not Facebook Likes With This Great App

Fancy escaping the digital world?

Banned 1930s Queer-Friendly Club 'Reopens'

"A timely reminder of the importance of sidelined cultures to our national heritage"

The Shard Developer Irvine Sellar Dies, Aged 82

Son James will become the head of Sellar Group.

Changing London: Human Threats That Could Threaten Our City

From cyber-threats to extreme weather.

Andrew Scott Is Vulnerable and Charming as Hamlet at the Almeida

Good luck getting a ticket.

Ballet and Other Big Dance Shows to Watch: Spring 2017

A wealth of gems up the city's dance sleeves

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Last Updated 09 March 2017