Best Of Londonist: 6 August 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

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

But why?


The Lost Palace of Whitehall Is Alive for Londoners Once More

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


In Photos: London's Richmond Park at Its Best

With over 856 hectares to explore, this park is *huge*


London's Best New Food and Drink Openings in August

The hottest tables...


New DLR Map Released

All the shades of the DLR.


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

To infinity and just beyond zone 1.


Tucking Into Cake in One of London's Quirkiest Cafes

You Don't Bring Me Flowers - but you do make excellent cakes


Have a Play With This Map Showing Old and Modern London

Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Buckingham Palace.


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...


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

Hint: it's to do with physics.


In Pictures: London's Literary Spots

Home to literary greats.


11 Gorgeous London Vaults for a Cosy Drink

Snug as a bug.


In Pictures: London Animals in Weird Places

Is that Stephen Fry, we cry?


10 Lies to Tell Tourists

Have a little fun.


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

*May not be suitable for hay fever sufferers*.


We Join the People Hacking the London Underground Adverts

"My objection to public advertising is a lot of it is inherently sexist,"


In Pictures: Kodachrome Snaps of London

Let's get snapping.


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


Check Out the Winners of the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards

The best of the best.


In Photos: London in Twilight

Look up.


My London: By a Londoner

The best and the weirdest bits...


The Leaky Lady of Old Street

Buried near William Blake and Daniel Defoe


This 3D Crossrail Painting Has Got Us All Excited

Heading to Museum of London Docklands any time soon?


Are Stag Parties Wrecking the Bermondsey Beer Mile?

"They were dressed up as golfers, hitting each other with inflatable golf clubs."


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


A Bar in Chelsea for Dogs, Oh My

A treat for your deserving pet.


The Best Places to Eat a Gluten-Free Lunch

Fresh and healthy delights.


Sharknado Destroys London

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


Why the Back Seat of the DLR Is for Me

Our rear at the rear


Sex Toys, Wigs and Viagra Among Tube Lost Property

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


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

Woah


Our Guide to August 2017's Beer Festivals

Cheers.


The UK's First Sake Brewery Is in Peckham

A taste of Japan in Peckham.


A Look Inside the Enormous New Camden Town Brewery

Just ten miles from its original home.


Come Face to Face With Giant Londoners in Smithfield

Derelict buildings brought back to life


7 Unusual Jobs at the Post Office

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


Theatre Review: Project Mayhem

We're going deeper underground...


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


Look, the Victorians Had Sponsored Tube Lines

The Victorians loved a bit of advertising


London History: Disaster at Drury Lane

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


Have You Heard About London's Peppercorn Rent Ceremony?

Living the dream.


Meet the Artist Whose Studio Is in Tower Bridge

Best. Office. Ever.


Twin Peaks Festival Returns to North London

Cue that haunting music.


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

One full house you really don't want.


Venture Inside Matisse's Studio at the Royal Academy

Step inside a magnificent mind.


Head to Regent's Park for a Sculptural Extravaganza

Catch it before it's gone


Take a Peek Inside Ford 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.