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Frost fair: When an elephant walked on the frozen River Thames

<b>It is 200 years ago since the last "frost fair" - an impromptu festival on a frozen Thames, complete with dancing, skittles and temporary pubs. Could such hedonism be repeated today?</b><p>Londoners stood on the Thames eating gingerbread and sipping gin. The party on the frozen river had begun on 1 …

Bridges in London

Many of London’s iconic bridges give unique views and access to some of the city’s most popular sights, tours and events; plus they are are well …

England

24 of London's most incredible historic pubs

As the Great British Beer Festival continues in London, we reveal our pick of the best historic pubs in the heart of the capital.<p>There are few more quintessentially English experiences than supping a pint of ale in a centuries-old public house, where the walls could tell you stories. London is …

The White Cross

Perched at one end of Richmond’s charming Thameside walkway, this riverside pub is hard to miss. With its traditional bar area, the Grade II-listed …

Best traditional pubs in London

This is our guide to the best historic pubs in which to enjoy a drink. More than one of these pubs lays claim to being the oldest pub in London, and …

The 12 Days Of Christmas Pub Crawl

Could this be the ultimate London pub crawl? A boozy journey through the 12 days of Christmas. Can any readers manage to reach all 12 in one day? …

101 things to do in London

The best things to do in London<p>1<p>RBG Kew<p>Attractions, Parks and gardens<p>Wander around Temperate House in Kew Gardens<p>Kew<p>The return of the newly restored …

Top 10 craft beer pubs in central London

The Old Coffee House, Soho<p>At first glance, this Beak Street boozer is indistinguishable from its Soho competitors. Its 18th-century interior is decorated with tourist-titillating vintage tat. Almost inaudibly, pop and R&B music nag on in the background while, on one wall, a muted TV relays the Sky …

A Pub Crawl Round The Best Pubs In Ealing

We asked you to nominate your favourite pubs in Ealing. The ones with the most votes will make it into our Best Pubs in London microsite. We'll also …

A Final Journey, Revisited: Newgate To Tyburn

It is the evening of 23 October 1783, and in a secluded spot on the King’s highway John Austin and an accomplice are mercilessly beating and robbing …

Ticket Alert: Steam Trains On The Underground This Summer

London Transport Museum has teamed up with London Underground to offer tickets for a journey on heritage steam trains running on the Underground, in …

Top 15 hidden gems in London

Below, you'll find historic corners of London, hidden-away art and antiquities, curiosities and beautiful buildings that don't appear on traditional …

Best gastropubs in London

Do you want to enjoy the atmosphere of a London pub but also top-quality cuisine that's usually found in a leading restaurant? Venture into one of …

England

Waterloo Wildlife (Waterloo Station: Part 6)

Trains at Waterloo<p>Despite being a thriving commuter hub, Waterloo station harbours a surprising number of quirky links with the <b>animal …

5 Classic London Pubs You Should Visit

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>For centuries, London's pubs have served as meeting places, social spaces, rooms to relax and unwind, places to talk business, to eat and drink, to find comfort for an evening or solace for an hour. These spots have …

Historic pubs and places to eat in London

London holidays,Food and drink,Heritage,United Kingdom holidays,Bars and clubs,Food & drink,Europe holidays,Travel,Life and style,Top 10s,England holidays<p>There are plenty of "ye olde" pubs in London, but where are the genuinely historic places to eat and drink in the capital? <b>Dr Matthew Green</b> picks …

A gin tour of London

A new London gin tour taking in distilleries, bars and a dash of history is the latest in a wave of bar crawls, pop-ups and tasting nights celebrating the spirit<p><b>For more bars and pubs in London see our interactive London city guide and our top 10 historic pubs in London</b><p>The gin revival is a …

The best pubs in London

The best pubs in central London<p>Bars and pubs, Pubs<p>The Archers<p>Whitechapel<p><b>What’s the vibe?</b> A refurbed pub that stays true to its East End roots, even …

England

Museum Of London Seeks Help With Victorian Street View

John Tallis was 170 years ahead of Google Street View. The pamphlets he published between 1838 and 1840 show London's street elevations in peerless …

London's Most Unusual Pubs As Voted By Londonist Readers

We've reached part 'U' of our alphabetical pub crawl. As Uxbridge and Upminster are a bit far out to attract pub crawlers, we instead decided upon a …

British Library Releases Shed Loads Of Old Images Into Public Domain

The British Library just released over 1 million old illustrations into the public domain via Flickr, and scanned by Microsoft. The pictures date …

Five of the Best: London Pubs With an Open Fire

Who cares about the wind chill outside if you’re cosied up round a blazing hearth with a mulled wine or three<p>Windsor Castle, Kensington<p>A piece of …

What's The Most Unusual Pub In London?

<i>Part 'U' of our alphabetical pub crawl.</i><p>For the 21st part of our epic pub crawl, we're faced with a quandary. Until now, all instalments have visited …

Readers' tips: your favourite local pubs

WINNING TIP: The Verulam Arms, St Albans<p>St Albans has a lot of pubs to choose from but this place is different: no Stella. Where else can you get a hogweed and bloete martini? The food and drink are brought in from the Hertfordshire countryside by a group of local hunter-gatherers called The …

The London Thames: A Great Poster Of A Great River

This new poster of the Thames charts the river's course from Battersea to Tower, taking in the 16 bridges, numerous landmarks and a fair old chunk of …

Top 10 English Pubs

Travel<p>Enjoy the real experience of England—a cozy pub, a pint of good bitter ale to sip, a convivial atmosphere to enjoy, and in more and more cases a plate of wholesome food to tuck into.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>The Betjeman Arms, St. Pancras, London</b><br>Whether you …

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What's The Best Pub In Richmond?

<i>Part ‘R’ of our alphabetical pub crawl.</i><p>We're heading out west for the next pub crawl. Richmond has many pleasing drinking dens, from popular …

London Pub Stories: The Wenlock Arms

The story surrounding The Wenlock Arms is a romantic one. Situated just off City Road, stumbling distance from the Regent’s Canal, the pub first came …

London's Best Beer Gardens Mapped

Sitting outdoors with a good, honest pint is one of the timeless joys of London. Fortunately, our city is blessed with hundreds of al fresco drinking …