Best Of Londonist: 1-7 January 2024

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Best Of Londonist: 1-7 January 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

The Church Service Held In The Middle Of London Bridge

The Blessing of the River Thames.

The Bishop of London lowers a massive cross over the Thames from London Bridge
Image: Bishop of London

The No Trousers Tube Ride Returns To London This Weekend

It's January. Let's get half-naked on public transport.

A lady with no trousers walking out of Canary Wharf tube station
Image: Samantha Rae/Londonist

Week Of January Tube Strikes Set To Cause Severe Disruption

Happy New Year!

A jubilee line carriage photographed from the platform
Image: TfL

Regent's Park Is Getting A New Garden Dedicated To The Late Queen

Two-acre space will open in 2026.

A new garden for Elizabeth II in Regent's Park
Image: HTA Design LLP

Time Travel Back To 17th Century London - With This Royalist Reenactment Along The Mall

Commemorating the execution of Charles I.

A group of costumed civil war re-enactors marching along past horse guards

Dreaming Of Owning A Home In France? You Need To Know About This Event!

The French Property Exhibition returns to London this month (Sponsor).

A beautiful French cottage with blue shutters
Image: Shutterstock

At A Glance: What's Happening With London's Transport In 2024

New trains! New stations! Major closures!

A new Colindale station
Image: TfL

Last Chance To See The Horniman Museum Walrus Until 2026

You won't be able to visit it while a refurb project takes place.

The overstuffed Horniman Museum
Image: Horniman Museum

A Glimpse Of London's Future, From 1924

Trains over Tower Bridge, airships from Westminster...

A blimp flies over Westminster

This North American City Is Basically A Big Old Copy-And-Paste Of London

Copy our homework much, folks?

London International Airport in Ontario, Canada.
Image: iStock

9 Challenge Events In London In 2024 To Sign Up For Right Now

New year, new challenge!

Female runner raises hands in air after completing a half marathon

Burns Night 2024 In London: Parties, Suppers And Ceilidhs To Celebrate This Year

Kilt up and raise a dram to Robert Burns on 25 January.


Where To Watch The Six Nations 2024 In London

Watch rugby greats battle it out at these pubs and bars.

A large Boxpark room with a crowd watching rugby
Image: Boxpark Wembley

Last Updated 05 January 2024