Best Of Londonist: 10-16 July 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 10-16 July 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

A Huge Disney100 Exhibition Opens In London This Autumn

10 galleries covering Snow White to Star Wars.

A collection of helmets from Marvel films in a display cabinet

From Our Newsletter: The Ten Ages of London In One Short Walk

From prehistoric to modern London.

A city skyline with London's gherkin and several old buildings

Gatwick Airport Staff Are Going On Strike This Summer

Strike dates announced for July and August, and more might follow.

A plane on the runway at Gatwick.
Image: Rich Higgins/ iStock

Visit The Cloudy Bay Summer Terrace at OXO Tower Restaurant

One for the wine enthusiasts. (sponsor)

The First Superloop Service Starts Running... But Are We Excited?

607 becomes SL8.

A Superloop bus, red on the bottom half - white and with Superloop branding on the top
Image: TfL

The Camden Fringe Is Back - With Almost 300 Shows To See

The live entertainment extravaganza is back.

Two comedians in adjacent toilet stalls, one with knickers around knees and holding a ukelele, the other in a billowing white dress and crying

A Full-Sized House Will Be Submerged In Royal Docks This September

With dance performances on the roof.

A house submerged in water with a bridge over the top full of people

So, How Many Holes Would It Take To Fill The Albert Hall?

Beatles lyric explored.

The Albert Hall full of holes

Former Tottenham IKEA To Open As Huge Cultural Venue This September

It's going to be bigger than Wembley Arena.

The old IKEA in Edmonton, a big blue box, converted to something called Drumsheds

A Barbiecore Mini Convertible Is Coming To London - And You Can Hire It!

For one weekend only, via Sixt. (sponsor)

A woman dressed in Barbie pink sits in a pink car holding some car keys aloft while smiling

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

It's the oldest boat race in the world.

A rower on the Thames, flanked by two superimposed red jackets with silver badges to indicate Doggett's Coat and Badge race

The 1980s Phenomenon Of Double-Decker Bus Racing

Now THIS is a grand prix we'll happily watch.

Four red double deckers on a tight race circuit

30 Beautiful Giraffe Sculptures Will Appear In Croydon This August

Croydon Stands Tall.

A lady paints the head of a white model giraffe with blue paint.

Once-In-A-Year Chance To Visit These Victorian Ice Wells In King's Cross

Special Sunday at London Canal Museum.

An information board in front of one of the brick-lined well, illuminated blue

An Aviation-Themed Horrible Histories Adventure Takes Off At RAF Museum

Summer holiday fun exploring the history of flight. (sponsor)

The Pinkest Places In London To Get Your Barbiecore Fix

Tickled pink.

A corner shop painted pink with lots of hanging pink and purple flowers

Fantastic Florists In London: Where To Buy Flowers In The Capital

From blooming bouquets to custom floral arrangements.

A florists with two kissing seahorses made of flowers forming an entrance arch

A Bard Crawl Around London With Sh!tfaced Shakespeare

Cauldrons, bears and Special Brew.

The statue of Shakespeare in Leicester Square

Did You Ever Notice These Unusual London Weather Vanes?

Nine vanes with a back story.

A weather vane of erasmus sat backwards on a horse reading a book above whitechapel gallery

Summer Cycle: Explore Kew Gardens By Bike - For One Evening Only This Summer

With added theatre and live music.

Kew Summer Cycle 2023: A group of cyclists passing a huge palm house
Image: RBG Kew

200-Year-Old Restaurant Simpsons In The Strand Is Auctioning Off Its Contents

Sad tidings from the West End.

Wide shot of a glitzy restaurant with chandeliers

Swan Upping: What Is It, And Where To See It

Everything you need to know about the annual tradition.

Swans on the thames

Last Updated 15 July 2023