Best Of Londonist: 6 November 2022

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Best Of Londonist: 6 November 2022

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

Legendary Chophouse Simpson's Tavern Has Shockingly And Immediately Closed

Staff left "shocked and dumbfounded".

People eat at dark wooden table in an old fashioned bistro setting

"History Of The Universe" To Be Projected Onto Tower Of London In This Stunning Light Show

It's free to watch, too.

© Dom Whiting

Poppy Roundels Have Arrived: Here Are The Stations Where You'll Find Them

TfL trains and buses are 'wearing' poppies too.

A poppy London Bridge roundel

The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Lights Up On 1 December

Mighty spruce will soon be here in the UK.

The tall tree aglow in Trafalgar Square
Image: Shutterstock

This Immersive Disney Experience Lands In London Next Summer

Celebrating 100 years of Mickey et al.

Variously coloured laser lights reveal different Disney characters
Image: Disney

7 Fantastically Festive Theatre And Dance Shows To See In London This Christmas

Including three Nutcrackers, and Elf The Musical.

The Snowman drives James around in a yellow motorbike/sidecar
Image: Tristram Kenton

Barts To Celebrate 900th Anniversary With 900 Stories (Which Could Feature You)

Adam Dant to draw 900 people's tales.

Three cartoons showing a plane during a sonic boom, two medieval people in a bit of medical trouble and a nurse in traditional outfit. A Barts Heritage Commission. Image courtesy of the Artist and TAG Fine Arts.
Image courtesy of the artist and TAG Fine Arts.

Around London In 11 Horses

Take a canter around town.

A two-dimensional sculpture of a horse in corten steel in a park

A Cockle-Warming Winter Walk Around Cookham

Makes a picturesque day trip from London.

Boats moored up on the river by pretty period houses

A Christmas Carol - London Locations Mapped

Book and film locations - and plenty more!

Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge in the 1951 film Scrooge.

Check Out These Chic Apartments Minutes From Hampstead Heath

Just a few homes at The Artisan remain! (sponsor)

Monorails To Hovercraft: 6 Very Different Modes Of Transport You Can Take In The UK

You can drive a traction engine - just saying.

A green monorail bends through idyllic gardens
Image: Oast House Archive via creative commons

New 100-Metre-Long Moving Walkways Speed Up Bank Interchange

Idea: let's put moving walkways everywhere.

Image: TfL

You Absolutely CANNOT Eat This Cake At The London Palladium

It's been sitting around well over a decade...

A huge cake in a glass cake, shaped like the Palladium

Things To Do In London On New Year's Eve

31 December events and parties in London.

Image: Clem Onojeghuo

Festive Film Screenings: Where To Watch Christmas Films In London This Year

Pop-up cinemas in palaces, rooftops and big tops.

There Really Is A "Weald Stone" At Harrow And Wealdstone

The ancient, unmarked rock outside a curry house.

A brown-red stone, long and thin, in front of a basic wooden fence

Santa's Grottos 2022: Where To Meet Father Christmas In London This Year

The man in red is popping up all over town.

Father Christmas sitting in front of a decorated Christmas tree, chatting to two young children and their mum
Image: Jonathan Vines

Last Updated 04 November 2022