Best Of Londonist: 1-7 April 2024

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Last Updated 05 April 2024

Best Of Londonist: 1-7 April 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Previously Off-Limits Areas Of Buckingham Palace To Open To The Public

Including the room behind that world-famous balcony.

The Centre Room of the East Wing. Image: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2024 and Peter Smith

London Hat Walk: Scores Of Fashionable Folk Will Parade Around Town This Afternoon

Hat's the way uh-huh, uh-huh...

Image: London Hat Walk

"£1 For A Return Fare Since 2003": Brockwell Park's Miniature Railway

You can hire it for birthdays, too.

A man driving a miniature train

April And May Tube Strikes Called Off

No tube strike on Monday after all.

Tube train alongside a platform

Bits Of London That Aren't In The Bit Of London They Say They Are In, But In Another Bit Of London

If you see what we mean.

Map showing places where they should be, and where they are.
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Sadiq Promises 'Bakerloop' Express Bus Route

Mirroring the proposed Bakerloo line extension.

The London Marathon 2024: A Complete Guide To Watching And Taking Part

When, where, who and how of London's biggest run.

Marathon runners running across Tower Bridge
Photo: DanHuddleston via creative commons

There Are So Many Swan Lakes Coming To London This Summer

The Year of the Swan.

Swan Lake ©2022 ROH. Photographed by Tristram Kenton

Behind The Blue Doors Of Brixton's Georgian Almshouse

Free exhibition comes to Lambeth Archives.

A man in a room, its walls covered in art

Inside South London's Pay-What-You-Can Cafe

Minutes from Norwood Junction station, there's a wonderful community cafe, serving pay-what-you-can meals.

A woman eating pasta bake

A Map Of Westminster Place Names And Where They Come From

From Maida Vale to Covent Garden.

A map of Westminster with place names labelled and explained
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We're Getting Fired Up About This Hot Sauce Festival In Peckham

Enjoy the spicier things in life.

People holding bottles of hot sauce to camera

Belgravia In Bloom 2024: Flower Arches And Sculptures Pop Up In West London

It's all fun and games this year - that's the theme!

A large sea-themed floral display including seahorses, fish and a turtle, outside Neill Strain florist, part of Belgravia in Bloom