Best Of Londonist: 2 July 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

Getting Slippery With Strangers on a Plastic Sheet: Londonist Goes to Liquid Love

"Maybe I'm Uptight and English - Or Maybe This Is Mental."


Areas That Don't Want to Be in London

A lot of people are in denial.


Our Favourite Photos From 1880s London

A fascinating insight into London's past.


Follow a 'Secret Passage' to Get Into Blackfriars Station

You could use Blackfriars hundreds of times and never notice...


In Pictures: London's Landmarks Under Construction

It's hard to imagine that once these London landmarks didn't exist


The Best Spots for Enjoying London's Rivers

Picnic spots galore


Meet the Londoners Living in Their Vans

"If you're a person willing to learn and change, then it's a good experience, if you fight it then it won't be."


The Museum With a Bathroom Full of Naked Ladies

Definitely the rudest museum bathroom we've been in


These London Tourist Attractions Are Rubbish... Apparently

Less Russell Brand, more Hitler please.


10 Secrets of Hammersmith and Fulham

Where you can see the tide without looking at the tide.


We've Found London's Best Cake Shops So You Don't Have To. You're Welcome.

Great bakes.


Did You Know About This Secret Nature Reserve?

Bounded by three railway lines.


Why the Hell Do People Go on the Emirates Air Line?

Who's still travelling between Greenwich Peninsula and Royal Victoria?


In Photos: Classic Cars on the Streets of London

We'd ditch the tube for these.


Here's What Shoreditch Looked Like Through the 20th Century

Here's what Shoreditch looked like through the 20th century


Londoners' Break-Up Stories; The Sad, the Poignant - and the Hilarious

"As the doors were closing I chucked a note on board saying we're done."


Is This the Best Fried Chicken in London?

Bring on the cornbread...


Bazalgette's Best Known for Building London's Sewage System, but Look What Else He Built

A forward-thinking chap.


Unusual Stuff That Goes on Inside the Tower of London

The Tower of London has a life beyond what tourists see


8 Secrets of Putney Bridge

From near tragedy to stinky sewerage.


Artist's Model of a Doomed West End Bookshop

"Soho is currently being erased!"


We've Spared Your Tastebuds and Done a Roundup of London's Spiciest Food

Let's get hot.


In Photos: St Paul's at Its Best

Standing tall.


Is This the Weirdest Coffee Shop in London?

Coffee in a toilet?


The Crystal Palace Prophecy That Came True.

The palace will fall.


Museum of London's New Display Shows Off London's Recycling History

The 'make do and mend' spirit has been around for centuries


Whales, Mail Rail, and a Secret Society: July's Best Exhibitions

Dippy's replacement is unveiled this month


The Bouncer Who Modelled for London's Statues

"I think that truly I have made my mark on London"


Meet the People Building London's Skyscrapers

Falcons, cranes and a whole lot of tea.


City Views Don't Get Much Better Than This

A pub crawl with a difference.


£20 Off Travel for Londonist Readers

Cheaper travel with CommuterClub


Food Review: Indian Street Food at Hankies

Pre-theatre food on a budget, solved...


Go Running or Get Muddy for a Great Cause This Summer

Calling all women.


Check Out Chip for Effortless Money-Saving

Finding it hard to save money?


London's Best Bars for Gigs

Bands and beer.


A Spinning Artwork Hovers Over St Pancras

... and it looks a bit like a fidget spinner.


London at Night, as Seen Through Londoners' Photos

A history of the capital under darkness.


East London Gets Even More Art-Y for Art Night

Can you tell we're very excited?


BP Portrait Award Is Back - but It's Much the Same

53 finalists on display at National Portrait Gallery.


Food Review: Baz and Fred

Bring on the chorizo...


Video: A Peckham Home for Made of Dough Pizza

Bring on the parmesan...


Eat, See and Hear Korea at This Free Festival

Free and family friendly.


Chelsea Might Not Be Getting a Crossrail Station After All

Changes afoot in Crossrail 2 plans


Plans to Make More Stations Step-Free Revealed

Amersham, Buckhurst Hill, Cockfosters, and others