Best Of Londonist: 1 May 2022

Best Of Londonist: 1 May 2022

Your weekly Londonist roundup. Including some news we've been looking forward to telling you...

Citymapper Has Just Launched An Elizabeth Line Journey Planner!

It's going to save us days and days of commuting time ๐ŸŽ‰

A Citymapper route in purple from Paddington to Abbey Wood

A Flotilla Of Hot Air Balloons Will Fly Across Central London This Summer

Up, up and away!

Around 35 balloons flying in the skies over London, including one shaped like a welly, and another like a lion's head

Secrets Of The London Underground Returns For Second Series

Tim and Siddy are back with more tube geekery. ๐Ÿค“

A female presenter in a green top and a male presenter in a red tank top stand inside a vintage tube carriage. A tube roundel superimposed in front says Secrets of the London Underground

The Blackhorse Beer Mile Officially Launches This Weekend

Step aside, Bermondsey!

people drinking in front of brewery equipment

Olaudah Equiano: In Search Of The Slave-Turned-Abolitionist's London Memorials

Six memorials to the author, but no street name.

A blue bust of Equiano on a pedestal in a green park

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A lady in a blue vest top chinks her champagne glass with the hand of a second, unseen person. They are in a dimly lit but busy bar

The Best Pubs And Bars For Watching Football In London

Back of the net! โšฝ

Rotherham fans crowd into the venue

62 Brilliant Things To Do In London In May 2022


Steve Coogan posing as Alan Partridge, dressed in a red and blue stipey blazer.

Soho's Getting This Achingly Hip Retro Arcade Game Bar

NQ64 lands in London.

A sit in Mario Kart game enveloped in neon lights

There Are Plans To Build A Tram Under The Thames Between Kent And Essex

An interesting proposal, but will it actually happen?

A red tram with Kenex branding

This week we also announced some exciting news โ€” our new Beyond London section! Here are some highlights...

How To Spend A Weekend In Liverpool

A short break in the Merseyside Metropolis.

The multicoloured, multi patterned Mersey Ferry

8 Charming Kent Tea Rooms Worth Leaving London For

Tea + cake + delightful surroundings. ๐Ÿฐ

A table with a Victoria sponge, and cake stands holding various scones and other cakes

How To Spend A Weekend In Prague

Castles, cobblestones, crazy art.

The Charles Bridge and Prague Castle caught in beautiful orange light

Weekend Breaks: The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

A steam train through the Yorkshire hills.

A steam train, black and red, in full steam

How To Spend A Weekend In Brighton

Things to do on a short break in 'London-on-Sea'. ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

A red routemaster bus driving along the coast, with kites being flown on the edge of the cliff

Last Updated 29 April 2022