Best Of Londonist: 1-7 May 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 1-7 May 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features from the past seven days.

Can You Visit Buckingham Palace? Getting Into The State Rooms And Elsewhere

See how the other half live.

The interior of the Green Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace
Image: Royal Collection Trust / © His Majesty King Charles III 2023.

15 Charming Day Trips From London: May 2023

You like castles, right?

Image: RBG Kew

21 Photos Showing How London Prepared For The Coronation

The weird, wacky and wonderful.

Exterior of Prince Charles Cinema. Sign says 'No, we are not changing our name'
Photo: Matt Brown/Londonist

Buttons We Really Really Want To Press

Feat. The Great Unpushable Button in the Sky.

A white tile painted with a button, and reading 'Press this button to decrease global warming'

The Coronation Bus Stop Crowns: Wonderful, Tacky Britain At Its Best

Weirdest bus stop toppers since the spiky potatoes.

A crown on a bus stop with union jacks flapping overhead

"Our Warehouse Community Is Being Destroyed - We Have To Stop It"

South Tottenham's Omega Works is under threat.

People attending a sale in the warehouse courtyard

The Great Exhibition Road Festival Returns For A Glimpse Of The Future

One street, hundreds of free events.

Great Exhibition Road Festival with lots of people outside tents on a road

Annie Mac's Before Midnight: Clubbing That'll Have You Home At A Reasonable Hour

Regular club night is going al fresco for the first time.

Image: Redd F via Unsplash

Covent Garden's Puppet Festival Returns This May

That's the way to do it!

Children sitting on the grass watching a Punch & Judy show at the Covent Garden Puppet Festival
© Ned Dyke-Coomes

If You Could Bring Back One London Venue From The Dead, What Would It Be?

Londonist readers respond.

The exterior of a gloriously 1950s looking greasy spoon
Image: Gideon via creative commons

Go Dotty For This Dalmatian Cafe - Opening In London In July

The hottest new, ahem, spot, for dogs and their owners.

A dalmatian's face

Black-Owned Hackney Night Markets Are Back

Your Hackney spring/summer just got a lot hotter.

Things To Do In Hyde Park And Kensington Gardens

Gardens, memorials, guided tours - the lot!

The Albert Memorial.

Things We Love: The Mammoth In Redbridge Library

Amazing what you find when you're searching for the toilets...

A replica mammoth skull

21 Things We Learned About London From Press Releases This Month

London is apparently a massive suntrap.

The London skyline with a crown superimposed

Last Updated 05 May 2023