Best Of Londonist: 8 December 2019

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Reading Is Now on the Tube Map

The tube map just got nine new stations.

What the Tube Stations Should Be Called

Agree with all of these?

Very Soon You'll Only Be Able to Board a New Routemaster via the Front Door

Bye bye, lovely back door

New London Fire Brigade Museum Wins Approval


The Most Festive Bus Routes in London This Christmas

The warm and comfy way to see London's Christmas Lights, click to see more.

Rotund, Red and Jolly Good Fun on the Outside, the Reality of the New Routemasters Tells a Very Different Story

One man's unabashed vanity project.

Time to Take the Prince Andrew Sign Down?

Should this be taken down now?

There's Another Yawning Woman on the Tube - and This Means War

Warning: this article will make you yawn.

A Funicular Railway, Chewing Gum Art and Other Surprising Secrets of Millennium Bridge

Hands up if you remember why its nickname is the 'Wobbly Bridge'!

Mince Pies Come Included at the Old Vic's a Christmas Carol

Prepare to be a little snowed on.

London's Best Winter Drinking Pop-Ups and Cosy Bars

Warm cocktails and mulled wine.

Free and Cheap Events in London This Week: 9-15 December 2019

Festive things to do for free

Ghost Signs Reveal London's Past.

Fading London.

Colourful Walthamstow

Got to be an improvement.

Photos of Borough Market Then and Now

Borough Market's 21 year challenge.

The Brutalist Trellick Tower Made of Lego

This took almost 2 years and 10,000 bricks.

In Search of London’s Last Cockneys

"We had to move away, Cos' the rent we couldn't pay."

Will Buses and Trains Be Running as Usual in London Over Christmas?

Which railway stations are closed, and do buses run on Christmas Day?

Christmas in London 2019: A Guide to Festive Events, Ice Rinks, Christmas Food, Films and More

Ice skating, Christmas markets and more.

Sussex: Squirrel Tortellini and Marmite Eclairs at Soho's Loveliest New Restaurant

Mushroom marmite eclairs

Blighted by #Southwesternfails This Commuter Decided to Make His Feelings Clear

If only these products were real.

Enchanted Eltham: A First Look at the Magical Light Festival

Lights tunnels are on trend... so this place has four of them.

What Are the Odds of a White Christmas in London This Year?

Could we get a repeat of Christmas 2010?

Election 2019: What Are London's Most Marginal Constituencies?

A look at 13 constituencies that could be too close to call.

A First Look at Gingerbread City at Somerset House

Eating the exhibits strictly prohibited.

Excellent New Burger Place in Shoreditch

Excellent new burger place in Shoreditch

Old Scotland Yard Has Become a Hotel

The London hotel with Sherlock Holmes links.

Trump Appears on This Terrifying NHS Billboard in West London

It's the work of Led By Donkeys.

Wahey! Apple Pay Gets Rid of Authentication for TfL

This should save some time.

Did Somebody Say Free Bacon and Vegan Butties?!

Brighten up your December morning with a free bacon or vegan sarnie!

Tickets to See Living Legend David Attenborough at the Royal Albert Hall Go on Sale Tomorrow

Join the national treasure at the world premiere of his new film.

Just How Good Is the Greatest Play in the History of the World?

The theatrical equivalent of a hot bath, a hearty stew and a Hobnob.

There's a 150 Year Old Carrier Bag Shop in Spitalfields and It's All Sorts of Wonderful

Fulfilling all your bag needs since 1870

Coppélia Is Brilliant Christmas Fare for Those Who've Seen the Nutcracker One Too Many Times

Who hasn't fallen in love with a mechanical doll?

London's Latest Museum Exhibit Is... Kevin the Carrot

Orange you excited to see this one?

Theatre Review: Amélie the Musical at the Other Palace

The Other Palace has a hit on its hands.

Cinderella Goes Woke at Lyric Hammersmith

Starring a celestially obsessed Cinderella

Oi Frog and Friends Brings a Modern Children's Classic to Life at Lyric Theatre

Frogs sit on resting logs.

Life With the Lyons: Zoe Gets Deified in an Act of God

An Act Of God makes you think as well as laugh.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Play Fairview Challenges the Audience's Preconceptions

Things are about to get meta.

Theatre Review: Escape From Planet Trash at Pleasance Theatre

Excellent on-stage antics at Pleasance Theatre.

Dick Whittington and His Cat Become Part of the Windrush Generation at Hackney Empire

Dick is now a 1940s Jamaican immigrant.