Best Of Londonist: 9-15 October 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 9-15 October 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Beavers Are Back In West London For The First Time In 400 Years

This'll bring a toothy grin to your face.

A beaver gnawing down a tree
Image: iStock/stanley45

Santa Steam Express: Meet Father Christmas On A Vintage Train In London

The kids will be chuffed.

Santa walking down the platform with two elves - a steam train behind them
Image: Steam Dreams

Where To Eat And Drink In Stratford

Eats in E20.

A tasting menu featuring sliced duck
Image: Allegra

Review: Fashion City At Museum Of London Docklands

New exhibition traces fashion history from the Jewish East End.

Two mannequins wearing coast

Atlas of Imagined Cities: Who Lives Where in TV, Books, Games and Movies?

New book maps the worlds of fiction.

An illustrated map of London

Win Tickets To The Glowing Land Of Lights Lantern Festival This Winter

Free entry for up to six people! (sponsor)

A glow up blow up t rex

Miracle At Henrietta: The Christmassiest Bar In London

It's Kiiiiiiiitschmas!

Two people in Santa hats mixing cocktails

London's Smallest Art Gallery Is In A Phone Box Outside The British Museum

You can buy the art, too.

A red phone box with its door open, and paintings up inside

Review: Blockbuster Disney Exhibition Digs Deep To Deliver The Magic

It's got Dick Van Dyke's horse and everything.

A silhouette of Walt Disney holding Mickey Mouse's hand

A Brief History Of The Jubilee Line

Including why they abandoned the name Fleet line.

Prince Charles in the cabin of a Jubilee line train
Image: TfL

From our newsletter: You Won't Believe What I Found Down The Pub

Parrots, pumps and phantom clocks.

A parrot in a glass case in a pub

Get 2-For-1 Tickets To This Cracker Of A Christmas Fair

Timeless festive cheer, guaranteed. (sponsor)

A brass band playing at a Christmas fair

Rare Chelsea Books: Memories Of A Bookshop On The King's Road

"We discouraged visitors from bringing in galettes, to prevent sticky fingers."

A grey haired man and woman smiling in front of book shelves

Greek Things To Do In London: Cuisine, Culture, History And More

As picked by experts.

A man looking at some of the Elgin Marbles

Santa's Grottos 2023: Where To Meet Father Christmas In London This Year

The man in red is popping up all over town.

A child meeting Father Christmas
Image: Joshua Atkins/Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

High Rocks, Kent: Stunning Views, Steam Trains And 18th Century Graffiti

Oh, and a top-notch pub right across the road.

A bucolic hut ensconced in greenery with 'high rocks' written on it

That Time Someone Rode A Lambretta Down The Thames

Spoiler alert: it later sank.

A couple riding a scooter on the Thames past the Houses of Parliament
Image: British Pathe

Where To Go Ice Skating In London For Christmas 2023

London's best festive ice rinks this year - including a couple of brand new ones!

People whizzing around a covered ice rink

Last Updated 13 October 2023