Best Of Londonist: 9 April 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

King's Cross Station: Then and Now

From the age of steam to the 'string vest' roof.


In Photos: Abandoned and Deserted Parts of London

Abandoned underground tunnels and stations.


London's Most Beautiful Houses

Have we got mews for you.


This Is What London Looked Like in 1976

Step back in time.


London's Hidden Urine Deflectors

Urine for a treat.


It's Hard to Believe These Photos Were Taken in London

Do we know this city at all?


Pictures: Stunning London

Just beautiful.


Swim in the Pool From Skyfall

Thames Clippers whizzing past you.


In Photos: Historic Aerial Photos of London

A bird's eye view of the city's past.


A Look at What Camden Used to Look Like, Before the Floods of Tourists

Including a few famous faces.


A Modern Dictionary of London Terms

Negroni: The official drink of Peckham.


These London Buildings All Used to Be Swimming Pools

Dive in.


'Lost' Victorian Theatre to Emerge After 80 Years

The boards will be trod once more.


Use This to Explore the Alleys North of Fleet Street

So much more than Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.


Welcome to London 2117

We think future London looks rather fun


Inside London's Brand New Flower Market

"Oh I'm such a floral prostitute!"


This Quirky Cafe Is for Londoners Who Think They Like the Countryside - but Really Don't

Coffee accompanied by the rattle of the DLR


In Photos: London's Docklands Through the Years

Including the time when it looked distinctively Dutch.


Wardour Street: The Heart of Early Filmland

And the clues that remain today.


8 London Bars Where You Can Actually Hear Yourself Think

Where to escape the tourists...


Think You Know Epping Forest? Here's an Alternative Guide to the Area

More than just a hunting lodge


10 Masterpieces of London You Can See in London

Paintings, sculpture, photo montages.


Chelsea's Forgotten Pleasure Gardens Still Partly Exist Today

Now mostly occupied by The World's End.


The Best of Stoke Newington: In Pictures

We love Stokey.


When Jim Reeves Caused a Riot in Camden - Over a Piano

Strange times.


Pleasure Gardens, Spas and Coffeehouses: A Night Out in 18th Century London

For a few shillings, you could have a wild night out


Did You Know That London Streets Once Had a Gin Dispensing Cat?

Genius


We May Not Have Photos of the 1851 Great Exhibition, but We Do Have This

What was exhibited by which countries?


Have You Got the Stomach for London's Most Gruesome Offal Dishes?

Are you brave enough?


Did You Know You Can Be a Mermaid in London?

Silicon tails cost upwards of £1,500...


16 Ways to Blast Away Your Hangover

Hair of the dog, London style.


Amazon Prime: The Best of London

What to watch.


This Bar Is a Cheese Lover's Heaven

The restaurant that will send you into a cheese coma.


Victorian London: A Fiendish Quiz.

Bet you can't get more than 10.


London's Best Basque Food

Quail and a cold beer?


Where to Get Harry Potter-Style Butter Beer in London

Beer for beginners...


Photo: People Doing London Selfies

Including one in a puddle.


Gin, Cheese and Chocolate: These Are the Unmissable Stalls at Maltby Street Market

Too much choice? Let us help.


A Museum That Will Come to You

London's smallest museum.


London Played a Major Role in Britain's Black Music Scene: Here's How

Black British music was essentially born in London in 1919


How London Transport Museum Gets a Bus Indoors

Take it easy with that forklift now...


This Chair Is Made Out of the Medieval London Bridge

Ever heard of this amazing chair?


You've Got to Get Up Early to See This Market in Full Bloom... But It's Worth It

No lie-in for these stallholders.


Fake or Real: Can You Identify the Real Selfies at Saatchi Gallery

Do you think selfies are art?


11 Art Exhibitions to See in London

Agree with our picks?


Budget Events in London This Week: 10-16 April 2017

All £5 or less.


Boxpark Has Creme Egg Pancakes This Easter - and They Look Incredible

A cracking events line-up.


Calling All Cyclists: Win Yourself a Bundle of Bike Goodies

A bike, coffee, and some gorgeous cycling artwork to be won