Best Of Londonist: 6-12 November 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 6-12 November 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Christmas In London 2023: A Guide To Festive Events, Food And Drink In The Capital This Winter

Top tips for spending Christmas in the capital.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

What Is Old Oak Common? A Guide To The Future HS2 And Elizabeth Line Station

A site tour of London's new interchange.

Old Oak Common station from above
Image HS2

10 London Buildings Added To Heritage At Risk Register

Historic England's annual list gains 10 more entries.

Catacombs of brick

The Colony Room: Soho's Infamous Drinking Den is Back From The Dead... Sort Of

Drinks will be at 2008 prices too.

The Absolute Worst Things You Can Say To A Londoner

"I bought my flat in the early 2000s for 150k."

ULEZ signs

The Gingerbread City 2023: London's Tastiest Exhibition Returns For Christmas

Buildings made of biscuits, decorated with icing and sweets.

A gingerbread tableau for Christmas
(c) Luke O'Donovan

A Brief History Of The Victoria Line

A short chronology of the light-blue line.

A Victoria line celebratory sign from 1969

Pubs With Real Fires In London: Cosy Up With A Pint By These Roaring Fireplaces

Updated for winter 2023!

Pub interior of the Wrestlers in Highgate with roaring fire
Image The Wrestlers

Events For Book Lovers In London This Winter

Christmas book fairs, winter book swaps and an exhibition on fantasy.

A large group of people hold up books

A Giant Animated Snowman Will Light Up The Shard This Christmas

Spoiler alert: it melts.

A glowing Shard top with snowman
Image: The Shard

Where To Celebrate Hanukkah 2023 In London

Chanukah in the capital this December.

A family celebrating Chanukah

Christmas Music Shows In London 2023 - Get Festive With Everything From Crooners To Massaoke

Carols not your thing? There's still a sleigh-load of festive music to lap up.

A DJ mixes tracks in front of a roaring fire

Five Big Firsts For West End Cinemas

From the first British talkie to the first circular cinema.

Exterior of a cinema
Image Chloe Rosser

Festive Theatre Shows To Enchant The Whole Family This Christmas

Disney, Peppa Pig and The Snowman, live on stage.

Santa hughs an elf
Image Matt Crockett

London's Cosiest Hotels

Because baby it's cold outside.

A roofspace room furnished with table and chairs
Image The Rookery, Clerkenwell

Ticket Alert: Beyoncé's Renaissance Tour Film Is Coming To London

Welcome to the Renaissance.

Beyonce on stage
Image: Raph_PH via creative commons

Things To Do In London On New Year's Eve

31 December events and parties in London.

New Year's Eve London: a DJ playing in front of a huge crowd, illuminated with red strobe lighting

Last Updated 10 November 2023