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Have You Spotted Hackney's Ghost Postcode?

Have You Spotted Hackney's Ghost Postcode?

Help fill in the map. | By M@
Psst! There's A Secret Doctor Who Museum In East London

Psst! There's A Secret Doctor Who Museum In East London

The Tardis awaits. | By Londonist Staff
The Victorians Built A Working Volcano Off The Walworth Road

The Victorians Built A Working Volcano Off The Walworth Road

Naples on Thames. | By M@
London Places That Don't Technically Exist

London Places That Don't Technically Exist

Where is Bond Street? Nowhere. | By M@
You'll Worship These Coffee Shops Inside Churches

You'll Worship These Coffee Shops Inside Churches

Contemplative cuppas. | By M@
Visit A Mysterious Barn To Hear Quirky Lectures

Visit A Mysterious Barn To Hear Quirky Lectures

Our favourite talks event returns. | By M@
The Infamous Club That's Been Getting Celebs Drunk For 30 Years
Opinion

The Infamous Club That's Been Getting Celebs Drunk For 30 Years

"What lurked below those stairs stunned me..." | By Alex Hopkins
Where Was London's First Pizza Restaurant?

Where Was London's First Pizza Restaurant?

Topped generously with trivia. | By Sejal Sukhadwala
How Many Hidden Stone Animals Can You Spot Inside The Natural History Museum?

How Many Hidden Stone Animals Can You Spot Inside The Natural History Museum?

There may be more than you think. | By M@
Why Was A Walrus Found Buried Next To 8 Human Bodies In King's Cross?

Why Was A Walrus Found Buried Next To 8 Human Bodies In King's Cross?

Has this mystery proved too much of a tusk? | By Alex Foch
Noooo! The World's Poshest Drop-Down Menu Has Disappeared

Noooo! The World's Poshest Drop-Down Menu Has Disappeared

Did you get to play with it before it was taken down? | By Will Noble
Get Lost In The Multi-Level Labyrinth That Is The Barbican Estate

Get Lost In The Multi-Level Labyrinth That Is The Barbican Estate

Follow the golden line... | By M@
Is This London's Longest Street Name?

Is This London's Longest Street Name?

London's most verbose location. | By M@
Greedy Landlords Are Nothing New... As This Cartoon From 1909 Shows

Greedy Landlords Are Nothing New... As This Cartoon From 1909 Shows

'Destroy or be destroyed'. | By Will Noble
Have You Visited London's Floating Bookshop?

Have You Visited London's Floating Bookshop?

Sitting pretty on Regent's Canal. | By Londonist Staff
Behind The Tourist Trap: 10 Secrets Of Tower Bridge

Behind The Tourist Trap: 10 Secrets Of Tower Bridge

Prepare to be riveted... | By Londonist Staff
6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

6 Unique Victorian Buildings You Didn't Know About

Hidden in the back streets. | By Londonist Staff
26 Filthy Olde Words To Use In Modern Day London

26 Filthy Olde Words To Use In Modern Day London

Ever suffered from a Queer Bung? | By Will Noble
You've Probably Been Down This South London Street... But How Well Do You Know It?

You've Probably Been Down This South London Street... But How Well Do You Know It?

Recognise any of these characters? | By Will Noble
Ever Wondered What London's Mosques Look Like Inside? These Photos Show You

Ever Wondered What London's Mosques Look Like Inside? These Photos Show You

From dazzling chandeliers to rooftop courtyards. | By Will Noble
What Goes On Behind The Scenes At London City Airport? We Went To Find Out

What Goes On Behind The Scenes At London City Airport? We Went To Find Out

What really happens to your bags? | By Ross Miklaszewicz
Inside The Factory That Makes Chocolate Digestives

Inside The Factory That Makes Chocolate Digestives

We also ask: do you dunk? | By Will Noble
London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

London Has A Pub From A Nursery Rhyme

Everyone hated it. Do you? | By M@
Does This Aldgate Pump Mark The Start Of London's East End?

Does This Aldgate Pump Mark The Start Of London's East End?

Watch out for the wolf's head. | By Londonist Staff
Uncovering London's Secret Subterranean Shelters

Uncovering London's Secret Subterranean Shelters

Some are still open to visit. | By Londonist Staff
Can You Guess What Ties The Designs Of These Three London Buildings Together?

Can You Guess What Ties The Designs Of These Three London Buildings Together?

Clue: it's to do with trains. | By Londonist Staff
The Man Who Insisted On Wearing A Turban On The Tube

The Man Who Insisted On Wearing A Turban On The Tube

A story from 1964. | By Will Noble
5 Forgotten Heroines Of Victorian London

5 Forgotten Heroines Of Victorian London

From doctors to acrobats. | By Londonist
There's A Slice Of London Outside Of The M25 - And It's Under Threat

There's A Slice Of London Outside Of The M25 - And It's Under Threat

Welcome to North Ockendon. | By Harry Rosehill
Are These London's Oldest Boundary Markers?

Are These London's Oldest Boundary Markers?

Relics of a long-lost city. | By M@
There's More To This Clerkenwell Electrical Shop Than Meets The Eye...

There's More To This Clerkenwell Electrical Shop Than Meets The Eye...

it has a rather tasty secret. | By Londonist Staff
Time Portals, Temples And Trickery: This Is More Epic Than Your Average Escape Room

Time Portals, Temples And Trickery: This Is More Epic Than Your Average Escape Room

Taking London's obsession with escape rooms to the next level. | By Lydia Manch
'Nazi' Dogs And Murdering Bricklayers: Where To Find London's Oddest Burial Sites

'Nazi' Dogs And Murdering Bricklayers: Where To Find London's Oddest Burial Sites

Secrets beneath the soil. | By Jane Murphy
There's Only One Official Blue Plaque In The Square Mile... And It's Not Blue

There's Only One Official Blue Plaque In The Square Mile... And It's Not Blue

Dr Johnson being different again. | By M@
London Has A Whole Shop Dedicated To Alice In Wonderland

London Has A Whole Shop Dedicated To Alice In Wonderland

Curiouser and curiouser. | By Laura Reynolds
A Secret Bit Of London's Roman Wall You Can Actually Walk Through

A Secret Bit Of London's Roman Wall You Can Actually Walk Through

Roman tiles below, medieval stone above. | By Will Noble
Discover This Secret Garden In A Bombed Out Church

Discover This Secret Garden In A Bombed Out Church

We'll show you the way. | By M@
Lost In The Thames: A Forgotten Piece Of Transport History

Lost In The Thames: A Forgotten Piece Of Transport History

Horse bus badges are rare, but we know where to find thousands. | By M@
Behind The Scenes At London City Airport: Part 1

Behind The Scenes At London City Airport: Part 1

A peek at the VIP lifestyle. | By Ross Miklaszewicz
13 Of London's Oddest Buildings

13 Of London's Oddest Buildings

What's that doing there? | By Jane Murphy
The National Portrait Gallery's Hidden Secrets

The National Portrait Gallery's Hidden Secrets

Do you know about the secret tunnel? | By M@
An Ingenious Way To Cross All The DLR Platforms At Canary Wharf

An Ingenious Way To Cross All The DLR Platforms At Canary Wharf

Your timing needs to be spot on. | By Will Noble
14 Things To See In Windsor That Don't Involve The Castle Or Lego

14 Things To See In Windsor That Don't Involve The Castle Or Lego

Pavement clocks and copper corgis. | By M@
A Piece Of The Old Wembley Stadium... Hidden In A North London Park

A Piece Of The Old Wembley Stadium... Hidden In A North London Park

An iconic hunk. | By Londonist
London's Secret Deep-Level Shelters And Where To Find Them

London's Secret Deep-Level Shelters And Where To Find Them

Wartime relics. | By M@
Ever Noticed The Ancient Pump On Cornhill?

Ever Noticed The Ancient Pump On Cornhill?

13th century survivor. | By M@
London's Most Central Hotel Has A Mini-Museum About Itself

London's Most Central Hotel Has A Mini-Museum About Itself

Something to do next time your Charing Cross train is delayed. | By Laura Reynolds
London's Italian Street: Sicilian Avenue

London's Italian Street: Sicilian Avenue

Not much Italian about it, actually. | By Laura Reynolds
Know These 9 Things About Kensington Palace And Gardens?

Know These 9 Things About Kensington Palace And Gardens?

Includes filthy language from yesteryear. | By Jamie Shore
9 London Museums You Probably Didn't Know About

9 London Museums You Probably Didn't Know About

Clowns, tennis and teeth. | By Laura Reynolds
The London Toy Shop That Mirrors A Child's Imagination

The London Toy Shop That Mirrors A Child's Imagination

The most wonderful organised mess we've ever entered. | By Harry Rosehill
What Are These Strange Cross Symbols On London's Bridges?

What Are These Strange Cross Symbols On London's Bridges?

Mark of the Bridge House Estates. | By M@
A Tribute To Golden Lane: The Estate Born Out Of London's Ashes

A Tribute To Golden Lane: The Estate Born Out Of London's Ashes

Time for an explore. | By Will Noble
Behind The Scenes At The Royal Albert Hall: Part 2

Behind The Scenes At The Royal Albert Hall: Part 2

Far above, hides another universe. | By Sandra Lawrence
Behind The Scenes At The Royal Albert Hall: Part 1

Behind The Scenes At The Royal Albert Hall: Part 1

Far below, hides another universe. | By Sandra Lawrence
The Village That Wriggled Free From London

The Village That Wriggled Free From London

Enough was enough. | By Will Noble
Londonist's Back Passage: #53 Crane Court

Londonist's Back Passage: #53 Crane Court

The forgotten court with a mighty history. | By M@
Ever Wondered Why Charing Cross Hospital Is In Hammersmith?

Ever Wondered Why Charing Cross Hospital Is In Hammersmith?

All is revealed. | By M@
Can You Answer These 3 Devilishly Difficult London Pub Quiz Questions?

Can You Answer These 3 Devilishly Difficult London Pub Quiz Questions?

From tube station names to wonky statues. | By Robert Greene
Did You Know These 9 Things About The London Docklands?

Did You Know These 9 Things About The London Docklands?

A vibrant, violent place. | By Jamie Shore
This Curry Restaurant Hasn't Changed In 60 Years, And Is All The Better For It

This Curry Restaurant Hasn't Changed In 60 Years, And Is All The Better For It

The prices also hark back to another era. | By Heather Taylor
How Many Of These 8 London Buildings Can You Name?

How Many Of These 8 London Buildings Can You Name?

We haven't made it easy for you. | By Will Noble
The Secret Street Signs Of Whitechapel

The Secret Street Signs Of Whitechapel

Centuries-old signage. | By Londonist Staff
London's First Novelty Pop-Up: The Automatic Buffet

London's First Novelty Pop-Up: The Automatic Buffet

Edwardian concept cafe. | By M@
Subterranean Screenings: Watch Films Underground In Clapham's Deep Level Shelter

Subterranean Screenings: Watch Films Underground In Clapham's Deep Level Shelter

Talk about immersive cinema. | By Will Noble
How To Get Covered In Squirrels In London

How To Get Covered In Squirrels In London

Spoiler alert: it involves nuts. | By M@
Have You Seen The Mysterious White Rabbit Of Barnes?

Have You Seen The Mysterious White Rabbit Of Barnes?

Curiouser and curiouser... | By Londonist Staff
Priss Fotheringham: The 'Second Best Whore In The City'

Priss Fotheringham: The 'Second Best Whore In The City'

She died rich. | By Londonist
Behind The Scenes At The New Museum Of London

Behind The Scenes At The New Museum Of London

One of London's oldest markets, transformed. | By Ross Miklaszewicz
London's Lost Canals

London's Lost Canals

Exhibition looks at vanished waterways. | By M@
The Bowie Mural Located Outside Some Shopping Centre Toilets

The Bowie Mural Located Outside Some Shopping Centre Toilets

Three Davids for the price of one. | By Will Noble
Statue Of Eros: Does Anyone Know Who It Really Is?

Statue Of Eros: Does Anyone Know Who It Really Is?

Anteros? Angel of Christian Charity? | By M@
Can You Name These Buildings From The Incredible Photos?

Can You Name These Buildings From The Incredible Photos?

Unseen London is back. | By M@
Ever Been On This West London Ferry?

Ever Been On This West London Ferry?

Transporting you to a different century (and Twickenham). | By James FitzGerald
The Secret Tunnel Beneath Eros

The Secret Tunnel Beneath Eros

Photo shows a service shaft through the base. | By M@
The Soviet Union Secretly Mapped London... Here Are Those Maps

The Soviet Union Secretly Mapped London... Here Are Those Maps

Know Cyrillic? Then you might spot the mistakes. | By Will Noble
A Very Important Statue You Probably Never Noticed

A Very Important Statue You Probably Never Noticed

Hidden Bloomsbury. | By M@
London's Parakeets: Everything You Need To Know

London's Parakeets: Everything You Need To Know

They will land on your head and bite your ear. | By M@
Churchill's Spare Cabinet War Rooms

Churchill's Spare Cabinet War Rooms

The whole cabinet was ready to move if Westminster was destroyed. | By Laura Reynolds
A New Thames Tunnel You Probably Didn't Know About

A New Thames Tunnel You Probably Didn't Know About

Digging about to begin. | By M@
6 Secrets Of Billingsgate Market

6 Secrets Of Billingsgate Market

Did you know that the Kray Twins worked here? | By Danny Lavelle
A Peek Inside Du Cane Court

A Peek Inside Du Cane Court

An art deco beaut. | By Will Noble
How A Fake Lion Caused An Elephant Stampede In London

How A Fake Lion Caused An Elephant Stampede In London

King's College mascot endangers crowd. | By M@
Would London Be Better If It Was Run By Americans? This Victorian Newspaper Thought So

Would London Be Better If It Was Run By Americans? This Victorian Newspaper Thought So

The foreign perspective. | By M@
5 Secrets Of Smithfield Market

5 Secrets Of Smithfield Market

Did you know they almost built an aircraft carrier made out of ice here? | By Danny Lavelle
A Tube Line From Greenwich To India?

A Tube Line From Greenwich To India?

19th century cartoon predicts the future. | By M@
The Sad Story Of The Hermit Of Dulwich

The Sad Story Of The Hermit Of Dulwich

A lonely life and a tragic death. | By Laura Reynolds
Where Did London's Spies Hang Out In The 1920s? These Places, For A Start

Where Did London's Spies Hang Out In The 1920s? These Places, For A Start

The city was crawling with them. It probably still is. | By Timothy Phillips
Dodging The Queues At London's Museums

Dodging The Queues At London's Museums

For the impatient culture vulture. | By Harry Rosehill
The Best Articles We Ever Wrote About Big Ben

The Best Articles We Ever Wrote About Big Ben

Everyone's favourite massive clock. | By Will Noble