Best Of Londonist: 10-16 April 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 10-16 April 2023

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

Travel Back To 1953 On These Special Coronation Tube Rides

All aboard the nostalgia train!

Image: London Transport Museum

The Brilliant (And Gruesome) Hunterian Museum Is Finally Reopening

Just don't visit straight before lunch.

Image: StoneColdCrazy in creative commons

Eight New Public Viewing Galleries Coming To The Square Mile

Rooftop hopping is the new fad.

A roof garden with St Pauls behind
The Seal House roof garden. Image City Scape Digital

A New Women's Museum Is Opening In East London This Year

But not the one we were expecting.

Nephertiti Oboshie Shandorf
Portrait of Curator Nephertiti Oboshie Shandorf by Ruth Sewell

A Brief History of Westminster Abbey

A readable chronology of an iconic building.

Have A Royal Party On The Thames - With These Special Coronation Cruises

Or let your hair down with an adrenaline-pumping speedboat ride. (sponsor)

Little London On Sea: Why Swanage Has Loads Of Old London Stuff

The London bollards and buildings that have retired to the coast.

Elizabeth Line Stations Get Bitesize Audio Guides

Scan the QR codes to learn about art and architecture.

A Brief History Of The O2, Or The Millennium Dome

A quarter-century of remarkable history.

The Best Places To Find Bluebells In And Near London This Spring

You can walk your dog in some of these spots, too.

Fascinating New Exhibition Reveals The Lesser-Known Works Of Sir Christopher Wren

Rarely-seen objects from St Paul's archives go on display this month. (sponsor)

"Allotments In Cities Are Strange Little Narnias"

"You would never be able to find me. You could look for years."

Eid In Trafalgar Square: Muslim Celebrations Return This April

End of Ramadan marked in style.

Image: Greater London Authority/Caroline Teo

Crafty Shortcuts: These Secret Steps Of Pudding Lane Lead To A Thames Terrace

And, oh, those views!

Get On The Property Ladder Faster With One Of These Fabulous London Homes

Shared Ownership with Notting Hill Genesis. (sponsor)

In Pictures: 100 Years Of Wembley Stadium

From rowdy cup finals to Adele in a taxi.

Image: public domain

The 16 Biggest Exhibitions To See In London And Beyond, Right Now

Ai Weiwei, Impressionism and lots of books.

Photo: Ed Reeve

10 Great LGBTQ+ Books Set In London

From Oscar Wilde to Dean Atta.

Image: istock/eduardod

Last Updated 14 April 2023