Best Of Londonist: 6 August 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Why Can't You Stand on the Top Deck of a Bus?

Hint: it's to do with physics.


The Lost Palace of Whitehall Is Alive for Londoners Once More

You won't have done a tour in London quite like this before


Can You Work Out Why These Virginia Streets Are Named After Tube Stops?

But why?


Lies to Tell Tourists

A little bit of harmless fun...


Are Stag Parties Wrecking the Bermondsey Beer Mile?

We go looking for trouble.


Sharknado Destroys London

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into zone 1.


In Pictures: London in Kodachrome

Check out these photos of London from yesteryear


London's Best New Food and Drink Openings in August

The hottest tables...


The British Interplanetary Society in Vauxhall Is a Wonderful Temple of Futurism

To infinity and just beyond zone 1.


New DLR Map Released

All the shades of the DLR.


Stuff the Front Seat: Here's Why the DLR's Back Seat Is for Us

Our rear at the rear


11 Gorgeous London Vaults for a Cosy Drink

These London vaults are well worth a drink or two


London's Only Roman Amphitheatre Is Coming Alive This August

Welcome to Londinium.


Guess What City Airport's Most Confiscated Item Is...

London has some very kinky passengers...


These People Are Hacking London's Ad Spaces... But Are They Right to Do So?

Could London ever go ad-free?


The Leaky Lady of Old Street

She underwent a grim procedure 66 times


Tucking Into Cake in One of London's Quirkiest Cafes

A comforting, homely place.


Have a Play With This Map Showing Old and Modern London

Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Buckingham Palace.


My London: By a Londoner

The best and the weirdest bits...


In Pictures: London Animals in the Most Unexpected of Places

A goat? On the tube?


In Photos: The Picturesque Richmond Park

A trip to the countryside without leaving London


If You've Never Been to Columbia Road Market, Here's What You're Missing

Head here when you've had an argument with your other half...


In Photos: The Best of Literary London

Leaf through these photos.


Check Out the Winners of the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards

The best of the best.


In Photos: Where to Propose to the One You Love in London

You better get it right, you'll remember this moment for the rest of your lives


In Photos: The Moon Over the London Skyline

London in twilight.


Some London Commuters Pay Four Times More for Train Fares Than Other Europeans

And it looks set to get worse...


Cracking Bit of Art in Fulham

Looks like there's been an earthquake in Fulham


Can't Wait for Crossrail? This Street Mural Gives You a Glimpse Into the Future

What a clever cutaway.


A Bar in Chelsea for Dogs, Oh My

A treat for your deserving pet.


The Best Places to Eat a Gluten-Free Lunch

Top tips for the coeliacs


Arggggh! Hilarious Video of the Shard's New VR Experience

Woah


Sex Toys, Wigs and Viagra Among Tube Lost Property

What's the weirdest thing you've left on the tube?


A Look Inside the Enormous New Camden Town Brewery

Just ten miles from its original home.


Our Guide to August 2017's Beer Festivals

Cheers.


7 Unusual Jobs at the Post Office

The Post Office employed spies, armed guards... and cats.


Come Face to Face With Giant Londoners in Smithfield

Derelict buildings brought back to life


Theatre Review: The New Show From Secret Studio Lab

Project Mayhem hits east London


A London Frosé Bar for the Summer

If we manage a little sun today, how about a glass of Frosé?


Habito Is Shaking Up the Mortgage Industry With Its Digital Advisor

Habito Mortgage Broker is fee-free and available 24/7


The UK's First Sake Brewery Is in Peckham

A taste of Japan in Peckham.


If You're a Twin Peaks Fan, This Festival Is for You

Now in its eighth year


Meet the Artist Whose Studio Is in Tower Bridge

Best. Office. Ever.


Step Inside an Matisse's Studio and Discover His Inspirations

Matisse the cultural magpie.


London History: Disaster at Drury Lane

“A man may surely be allowed to take a glass of wine by his own fireside.”


Look, the Victorians Had Sponsored Tube Lines

The Victorians loved a bit of advertising


Have You Heard About London's Peppercorn Rent Ceremony?

Living the dream.


Have You Seen the Weird Sculptures in Regent's Park?

From subtle to absurd.


Here's a Full House You Really Don't Want: Londonist Train Bingo: The Waterloo Version

One full house you really don't want.


Inside the Huge Ford Factory in Dagenham

Behind the scenes.


The London Eye's Now Got Wi-Fi

Expect an uptick in Instagramming.


Remember That Kilburn Pub Which Was Wrongly Demolished? They've Started Rebuilding It Brick-By-Brick

Justice in action.


Going to London Zoo Soon? Look Out for This 'Sacred' Monkey

Cuuuuute.