Populist: 23 June - 5 July

By Lindsey Last edited 126 months ago
Populist: 23 June - 5 July

Populist brings you a bite sized round up of the best of Londonist this week. And the week before, in fact, as we forgot to do this last weekend.... Catch up on the coolest, quirkiest, most recommended and talked about stories and find out what's hot and what's happening for the week ahead.


In the news:

  • Boris Johnson had to hand over the spoils of war
  • Westminster called time on clamping. We waved off historic steamship SS Robin as she left town for a makeover
  • and winced at new cinema style advertising Underground
  • Finally, we started doodling designs for the 21st century Routemaster.
  • What's hot:

  • We urged you to get on the Chap Olympiad ticket trail
  • Nelson Mandela's birthday party was ace and we (nearly) saw Radiohead in the Park.
  • And we visited a whole load of station pubs so you don't have to.
  • Check out Music Choice, The Book Grocer, Saturday Cinema Summary, Repertory Film Roundup and Arts Ahead for more.


    Over at Kudocities, we asked where do you get back to nature and how do you stay cool on the tube? Also, can you do better than a sock for the 2012 mascot? Why not join the conversation?

    Images L-R clockwise: Return of the caption competition with skeleton bike man, Lucha Libre comes to London, SS Robin leaves Docklands & man in a phone box. You can keep track of our most popular posts by checking out Favourites or using the Populist tag.

    Last Updated 06 July 2008