Best Of Londonist: 8-14 January 2024

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Best Of Londonist: 8-14 January 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

You Can Take A Dip In This Rooftop Pool Overlooking Battersea Power Station

art'otel announces series of aerobics classes.

A rooftop pool overlooking Battersea Power Station

The New DLR Trains Could Have Toy Steering Wheels Installed

Best. News. Ever.

A new DLR train
Image: TfL

A Brief History Of The Channel Tunnel

Dig in!

An old silent film set showing men digging a Channel Tunnel

Where To Celebrate Lunar New Year And Chinese New Year 2024 In London

Fire yourself up for the Year of the Dragon.

 A dim sum afternoon tea with fizz being poured

An A-Z Of The London Underground

X was tricky but we think we sorted it.

A Frank Pick roundel
Image: Thierry Bal, TfL

How To Spend A Weekend In Gibraltar

The best things to see and do on 'the Rock'.

An easyJet plan on the runway at Gibraltar

The Top Exhibitions To See In London: February 2024

Clocks, consumerism and centurions.

A pink paradisiacal garden
© Alfie Caine

Pollock's Toy Museum Is Reopening... In Croydon

Six month pop-up arrives this month.

The frontage of the old Pollock's Toy Museum
Image: duncan cumming via creative commons

There's A Giant Gorilla In Paternoster Square... And You Can Climb On It

New Gillie and Marc sculptures show endangered wildlife.

A White Knuckle Guide To High Adrenaline Activities In London

Feel the fear and do it anyway.

A young woman abseiling off the side of the Orbit

Part Of The Northern Line Is Closing From Spring 2024

Edgware to Golders Green not running on various dates.

A section of the Northern line with a big red cross through it
Image: TfL (although that's not their red cross)

Things To Keep You Busy For LGBT+ History Month 2024 In London

Museums, guided walks, cabaret and kids events.

People marching through central London with Pride flags
Image: iStock/petekarici

Save The Crystal Palace Radio Controlled Car Track!

Did you know about this RC circuit? Well it's under threat.

A satellite view of Crystal Palace Park, pointing out the track
Image: Google

The Modern Game Of Darts Was Invented In A London Pub In 1926

(Although Henry VIII had a set of darts too.)

A dart board as seen through a pub window

Tom Scott: 10 Of The Vlogger's Best London Videos

From protected sightlines to buried coins.

Tom Scott in a red t shirt crouching above the Royal Albert Hall on a mesh floor
Image: Tom Scott

See Dozens Of Tube Sketches At Barbican Library

Martin Church's vibrant portraits in free exhibition.

An array of pictures of people on the tube

Last Updated 12 January 2024