Best Of Londonist: 10-16 June 2024

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Last Updated 14 June 2024

Best Of Londonist: 10-16 June 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

London's Getting A New Twisty Bridge

And it's not across the Serpentine!

A snakey bridge over the Royal Docks
Image: Newham Council

When Croydon Was The Centre Of The Universe

Read our first ever Croydon newsletter.

A vintage Imperial Airways plane
Image: public domain

Secretive Central London Cold War Tunnels Will Open As Visitor Attraction

Kingsway Telephone Exchange is said to have inspired Q Branch.

People in a starry skied tunnel

The Taylor Swift Tube Map

From Mile End Game to Vaux-All Too Well.

Closeup of the Taylor Swift tube map

You Can Watch Euro 2024 Matches In This Victorian Tunnel Shaft In South London

They think it's all under...

People in the tunnel shaft looking at a huge cartoon football
Image: Brunel Museum/Canva

Costa Del Croydon! Rooftop Beach Coming To South London Car Park

Feel the sand between your toes... in a Croydon multi-storey.

Image: Londonist/Maarten van den Heuvel via Unsplash

Visit Buckingham Palace: How To Get Into The State Rooms And Elsewhere

See how the other half live.

A sprawling lawn and the back of Buckingham Palace behind it

A New Map Of Medieval London

"Quite frankly, astonishing in its detail".

A medieval map of London

Ever Been To This Central London Lavender Garden?

Rows of purple prettiness a couple of minutes walk from a tube station.

A close-up of a ladybird on a stalk of lavender

Lost London: Photos Remind Us How Different London Was In The 1980s

Tim Brown's new photo book harks back to the 80s.

Covent Garden in the 1980s

How, Where And When To Queue For Wimbledon Tickets

The queue to end all queues.

  A wide shot of ground courts at Wimbledon

Ticket Alert: The British Academy's Summer Showcase Returns This July

A free festival for curious minds. (sponsor)

10 London Buildings We Probably Shouldn't Love But Do Anyway

Health centres, pumping stations and James Bond's workplace.

A stripey bricked modern building
Image: courtesy of Batsford

Your Chance To Visit St Pancras' Beautiful Victorian Water Tower - For Free

Arches look familiar? There's a reason for that.

Visit St Pancras Waterpoint Tower: A brick Victorian water tower

Watch Shakespeare In Some Of London's Prettiest Garden Squares

All's Well That Ends Well amidst the flowers.

People performing Shakespeare in a garden

The Secretive Eel Pie Island Is Open To Visitors This Summer

Explore the usually off-limits oddball artistic enclave.

Eel Pie Island open day: A blue hut with a massive ice cream stuck on the roof

Election Night Viewing Parties In London: Watch The Results Come In With A Drink Or Three

AKA Rishi's leaving drinks?

Rishi Sunak, Keir Starmer and a cartoon beer between them
Image: © UK Parliament/Maria Unger via creative commons/Canva

An Indoor Picnic Oasis Is Coming To Covent Garden - With Sainsbury's Hampers Worth Over £55 For Just A Fiver!

Here for two days only. (sponsor)

Windrush Day 2024: Things To Do In London

Immerse yourself in Caribbean heritage and Black British history.

Audrey Scott sings her hit ‘Goodbye my Love’ at the launch of the exhibition, Lovers Rock, a genre of reggae introduced by the second generation, in the Windrush Generation Legacy Association in the Whitgift Centre in Croydon.
Image: Jim Grover

Cram 300+ Shows At This Year's Camden Fringe

Arts extravaganza returns to north London.

A woman in a moustache waving at the camera
Image: Camden Fringe/Katie Tranter