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London Train Company Logos, Bitchily Critiqued

London Train Company Logos, Bitchily Critiqued

Even if we liked Southern's logo, we wouldn't want to say anything nice about it
Londonist Goes To A Sex Party For The Bi-Curious

Londonist Goes To A Sex Party For The Bi-Curious

"I do a wee next to several naked women who’ve crammed themselves in the bathtub."
We've found some of the longest queues in London

We've found some of the longest queues in London

Is anything worth queuing that long for?
Why The Hell Do People Go On The Emirates Air Line?

Why The Hell Do People Go On The Emirates Air Line?

£88 for a private cabin...
Will 'The Elizabeth Line' Really Stick As A Name?

Will 'The Elizabeth Line' Really Stick As A Name?

It's time to have this debate
Battle Of The Subway Systems: London Vs. Paris

Battle Of The Subway Systems: London Vs. Paris

Two great cities - two rival transport systems.
It's an England vs. Germany showdown in this battle of the metro systems

It's an England vs. Germany showdown in this battle of the metro systems

Which do you think is better?
What Is The Worst Smell In London?

What Is The Worst Smell In London?

There are quite a few.
Why You Should Move To Croydon. Or At Least Visit It

Why You Should Move To Croydon. Or At Least Visit It

Croydon is mutton dressed as mutton. Everyone forgets mutton is tasty.
Why The Back Seat Of The DLR Is For Me

Why The Back Seat Of The DLR Is For Me

Our rear at the rear
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!... Is It Worth Going?

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!... Is It Worth Going?

There are only so many faces made out of candy one can stomach
All The Tube Moquette Patterns: Bitchily Critiqued

All The Tube Moquette Patterns: Bitchily Critiqued

Anyone else think the Overground's moquette screams 'chocolate orange hipster'?
Londonist Readers Tell Us About Their London

Londonist Readers Tell Us About Their London

Hampstead walks and Hackney bars.
Why Is London So Bad At Pedestrianisation?

Why Is London So Bad At Pedestrianisation?

London seems behind the times
Vauxhall Bus Station: Some Sorely-Needed Glamour.

Vauxhall Bus Station: Some Sorely-Needed Glamour.

Please can we keep it? Pleeeease?
A Bitchy Critique Of Every London Borough's Logo

A Bitchy Critique Of Every London Borough's Logo

Hello, Clipart.
The Gherkin Is Disappearing From London's Skyline

The Gherkin Is Disappearing From London's Skyline

Is it time to introduce protected views?
Flagrant use of the definite article is one issue, wanton lack of imagination is another

Flagrant use of the definite article is one issue, wanton lack of imagination is another

Zzzzzz.
What Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth works say about London

What Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth works say about London

Which one do you prefer?
Why On Earth Would Anyone Go To Romford? Because It's Got All This...

Why On Earth Would Anyone Go To Romford? Because It's Got All This...

This place is a haven of pies and history
Places In London We'd Like To See Pedestrianised

Places In London We'd Like To See Pedestrianised

And one place we'd like to see UN-pedestrianised...
My London: By A Londoner

My London: By A Londoner

Lured to London by the bright lights of Channel 4...
What Kind Of A Walker Are You?

What Kind Of A Walker Are You?

And which type really tests your patience?
What's The Best London TV Show Theme?

What's The Best London TV Show Theme?

The Avengers or Grange Hill?
My London: By A Londoner

My London: By A Londoner

Notting Hill walks and Battersea working
How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Cable Car

How We Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Cable Car

It's unlikely anyone;s going to take it down
Orpington Is Cool Because It Doesn't Know It's Cool

Orpington Is Cool Because It Doesn't Know It's Cool

If you're under 40, it's in London; if you’re over 40, it's in Kent
Why London's Nightlife Needs Sleazing Up

Why London's Nightlife Needs Sleazing Up

"Hipster Culture 2.0 looks worryingly like Hipster Culture 1.0 with a corporate, sanitised twist"
Why has no one turned the River Fleet into a waterslide yet?

Why has no one turned the River Fleet into a waterslide yet?

Water great idea.
The South Bank Is A Place Where You Can Be Yourself

The South Bank Is A Place Where You Can Be Yourself

Teddy boys hung around the edges of the South Bank like revenants of the Jacobean playwrights in their ruffs and tight trousers."
London's Culture Is Too Expensive For Young People

London's Culture Is Too Expensive For Young People

If prices aren't reduced, it puts these institutions' future at risk.
Why The Hell Do People Go To Madame Tussauds?

Why The Hell Do People Go To Madame Tussauds?

"It's something you have to do once in your lifetime."
My London: Ashley James

My London: Ashley James

Fulham walks and Clapham steaks...
Is The Term 'Afropolitan' OK In Today's London?

Is The Term 'Afropolitan' OK In Today's London?

African culture is now in the city's mainstream.
You're handling train delays all wrong - here's how to do it properly

You're handling train delays all wrong - here's how to do it properly

More time to read your book - winner!
High Wages But High Rent: Is London Worth The Trade-Off?

High Wages But High Rent: Is London Worth The Trade-Off?

Counting the cost.
6 Things Worth Protesting At More Than The Cereal Killer Cafe

6 Things Worth Protesting At More Than The Cereal Killer Cafe

If you hate gentrification, there are better issues.
Why Uber Is The Best Thing For Black Cabs

Why Uber Is The Best Thing For Black Cabs

Competition is great.
You've Had Your Fun, But Let's Put The Garden Bridge To Bed Now

You've Had Your Fun, But Let's Put The Garden Bridge To Bed Now

This project stinks.
Opinion: Why I'm Not Buying My Council Flat, But Giving It Back

Opinion: Why I'm Not Buying My Council Flat, But Giving It Back

Scottee isn't taking up the right to buy scheme.
Do Audiences Have A Right To See Sheridan Smith? The Great Understudy Question

Do Audiences Have A Right To See Sheridan Smith? The Great Understudy Question

West End cancelling conundrum.
Why London Should Not Be An Independent City State

Why London Should Not Be An Independent City State

Don't leave the Leavers.
London Rules, And Anyone Who Says Otherwise Is Jealous

London Rules, And Anyone Who Says Otherwise Is Jealous

Forget the 60s, 70s and 80s, now is the best time to be a Londoner.
Six Reasons We're Not Talking About George Galloway

Six Reasons We're Not Talking About George Galloway

He doesn't need us anyway.
Why gentrification isn't always bad for London ->

Why gentrification isn't always bad for London ->

No-one likes to identify themselves as the gentrifier.
Brownfield Land Won't Be Enough To Solve London's Housing Crisis

Brownfield Land Won't Be Enough To Solve London's Housing Crisis

We're going to need to talk about building homes on the green belt.
Why Tories' New Right To Buy Plan Will Be A Disaster For London

Why Tories' New Right To Buy Plan Will Be A Disaster For London

Selling off low cost housing is a BAD THING.
If Jeremy Corbyn Were Mayor Of London...

If Jeremy Corbyn Were Mayor Of London...

Imagining London if Labour hadn't gone bonkers last year.
Outrage Mounts Against Zac Goldsmith’s Racial Profiling Tactics

Outrage Mounts Against Zac Goldsmith’s Racial Profiling Tactics

Campaign flyers labelled patronising and divisive.
Why Is Stolen Property More Important Than Sex Offences On Public Transport?

Why Is Stolen Property More Important Than Sex Offences On Public Transport?

Specialist unit responsible for Project Guardian to be disbanded.
Is The Future Bright For London Cyclists?

Is The Future Bright For London Cyclists?

And are non-cyclists' fears founded?
Is This Man Trying To Undermine Sadiq Khan?

Is This Man Trying To Undermine Sadiq Khan?

Rumours, opportunism and Croydon.
Is The Mayor Of London Right On Europe?

Is The Mayor Of London Right On Europe?

Boris proposes we can vote to leave, then negotiate further.
Why Sadiq And Zac's Transport Policies Are Disappointing

Why Sadiq And Zac's Transport Policies Are Disappointing

Former mayoral candidate Christian Wolmar explains.
My London: By A Londoner

My London: By A Londoner

The best, the worst and the weirdest bits...
Let's Build Pop-Up Housing

Let's Build Pop-Up Housing

A way to get genuinely low cost homes built, and quickly.
Is Shakespeare's Globe Too Old Fashioned For Its Own Good?

Is Shakespeare's Globe Too Old Fashioned For Its Own Good?

Emma Rice to go in 2018.
How Open is London?

How Open is London?

We take a look.
It's Time To Stand Up And Stop The Destruction Of London's Night Life

It's Time To Stand Up And Stop The Destruction Of London's Night Life

Mobilising the silent majority.
Does Anyone Give Two F***s About This Mayoral Election?

Does Anyone Give Two F***s About This Mayoral Election?

Serious question.
When Will London Get Driverless Ubers?

When Will London Get Driverless Ubers?

Black cab unions are skeptical.
How Do Mayoral Candidates Score On Air Pollution?

How Do Mayoral Candidates Score On Air Pollution?

Who will best clean up London's air?
Thoughts On Having Sat Through The Mayoral Election Videos

Thoughts On Having Sat Through The Mayoral Election Videos

Reading between the lines when nobody really says anything.
Can You Sum Up A London Borough In A Bathroom? This Company Thinks So

Can You Sum Up A London Borough In A Bathroom? This Company Thinks So

But hang on, is Shoreditch actually a borough?
Sadiq Khan Must Learn Lessons From Ken And Boris’s Time In Office

Sadiq Khan Must Learn Lessons From Ken And Boris’s Time In Office

Some good advice from Centre for Cities.
How London Can Build Faster And Better

How London Can Build Faster And Better

New report from Centre for London has some ideas.
Message To The Next Mayor: Show Us Why We Should Care

Message To The Next Mayor: Show Us Why We Should Care

What a dismal experience this election has been.
Would Bowie And Rickman Have Stood A Chance In Today's London?

Would Bowie And Rickman Have Stood A Chance In Today's London?

Or is working class arts dying out altogether?
Can London Make Brexit Work? Perhaps If It Does These 5 Things

Can London Make Brexit Work? Perhaps If It Does These 5 Things

Centre for London has some ideas.
Khan Needs To Make Tough Decisions On Housing

Khan Needs To Make Tough Decisions On Housing

Can he really fulfil his promises?
London Is The Tech Capital Of Europe - Let's Keep It That Way

London Is The Tech Capital Of Europe - Let's Keep It That Way

The city can't rest on its laurels.
London Underground Vs Paris Metro

London Underground Vs Paris Metro

Our resident tube geek just got back from his hols.
Why You Should Take A Black Cab, Not An Uber

Why You Should Take A Black Cab, Not An Uber

You're killing the trade. Yes, you.
The Most Irritating Food Trends In London

The Most Irritating Food Trends In London

Enough is enough.
Is London Really Open?

Is London Really Open?

The closure of Fabric is shameful.
5 Big London Problems, Solved

5 Big London Problems, Solved

Solving the moaning.
How Does It Feel Being European In London?

How Does It Feel Being European In London?

What's the effect of the EU referendum?
The Turner Prize Is Not Just Another Art Prize

The Turner Prize Is Not Just Another Art Prize

Was Helen Marten the right choice?
As another pub closes, we ask who's responsible for the demise of the pub trade?

As another pub closes, we ask who's responsible for the demise of the pub trade?

Who's to blame for the demise of the London pub trade?
The Independent And The Slow Death Of Fleet Street

The Independent And The Slow Death Of Fleet Street

Is the death of print imminent?
The Solitude Of The North Bank Is Being Sacrificed For Profit

The Solitude Of The North Bank Is Being Sacrificed For Profit

Do you object to parks being used for profit?
Why The BP Portrait Award Is Bad For Art

Why The BP Portrait Award Is Bad For Art

Dull, dull, dull.