Best Of Londonist: 1-7 July 2024

Last Updated 05 July 2024

Best Of Londonist: 1-7 July 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Who Is Your MP? London General Election Results

Check our map of London's constituencies.

A map of MPs by London borough

The Biggest Exhibitions To See In London (And Beyond) This Summer

Masterpieces, colonialism and animal-human hybrids.

A woman in a blue dress studying pictures in a peach coloured gallery
Photo © Royal Academy of Arts, London / David Parry. © Vadym Meller

Islington Museum's Best Exhibit? Some Defaced Library Books

Joe Orton went to jail for his creativity.

Some defaced library books

See Incredible Images Of Young People In 1950s-1960s London (And Beyond) At The Courtauld's First Ever Photography Exhibition

Roger Mayne: Youth is on now. (sponsor)

Black and white photo of a girl browsing a market
Courtesy the Roger Mayne Archive

A New Roundel Clock - And It's An Elizabeth Line One!

It's about time...

Men in high vis fixing a clock face to a platform roof
Image: CHSRA

A Time Traveller's Pub Crawl

A London pub for every century.

Police horses passing a an old pub

This Free Psychedelic Maze Has Appeared In North London

And it's evolving over the summer...

Close up of a psychedelic looking maze
Image © John Sturrock

A Free Taylor Swift Trail Opens At The V&A This Month

13 stops showcasing costumes, instruments and music awards.

Taylor Swift with a lute
Courtesy of TAS Rights Management, LLC

Doggett's Coat And Badge: See The Annual Thames River Race

It's the oldest boat race in the world.

A rower in between two red sleeves

Things To Do In London In The Summer Holidays 2024

Family-friendly shows, exhibitions and events for all ages.

Two kids' scientists playing with dry ice
Image: Infinity Focus

Secrets Of The London Underground Returns For Series 4

Go behind the scenes on the tube.

Tim Dunn and Siddy Holloway

This Vintage Open-Top Double-Decker Is Doing A Free Pub Crawl Of South London

One bus, three pubs.

Mock up of a double-decker filled with people on their way to the pub

Al Fresco Theatre Alert! See Superbly Silly Slimmed-Down Shakespeare At Westminster Abbey This August

Four Forty Theatre takes on two timeless comedies. (sponsor)

Actors - one with puppets, the other wearing a fake beard

Take The Plunge By Diving Into Canary Wharf's Docks

It's cleaner than most of the Thames...

People swimming in the docks

What's The Story With The Broken Tree Mural On Noel Street, Soho?

Soho enigma explained.

A mural showing a broken tree

Caught On Tape At The Fairfield Halls

Legendary bootlegs, videos and live albums.

The front of the Fairfield Halls

Where To Pick Your Own Fruit Near London: Summer 2024

PYO strawberries, blackcurrants and other fruits at these farms.

A cup of blackcurrants
Image: Joanna Stołowicz via Unsplash