Best Of Londonist: 12-18 June 2023

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Last Updated 18 June 2023

Best Of Londonist: 12-18 June 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

More Stunning Roman Mosaics Uncovered Near London Bridge

Archaeologists unearth most intact Roman mausoleum in Britain.

A team in high vis standing over the Roman remains, with the Shard rising in the background
Image: MOLA

12 Oddities To Spot In Camden Town

Camden Market is packed with unusual sights.

A Camden Town shop sign, with an animated ferris wheel on a blue background flanked by Big Ben and the Statue of Liberty

A (Free) Newsletter For Everybody Obsessed With London's History

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Sunset over the Thames - silhouetting Tower bridge

TfL Submits Plans For DLR Extension To Thamesmead

Two new stations could be on the way.

A map showing a dLR extension across the Thames to Thamesmead
Image: TfL

Free Vintage Bus Rides And Golden Hinde Visits For Heritage Open Days 2023

September=Xmas for London lovers.

Two Vintage London buses next to one another on a leafy street
Image: Peter Zabek/London Bus Museum

Diana The Musical Arrives In London This December

One for the completists, perhaps.

A poster for 'Diana', with a tiara with diamonds falling off it

Get 25% Off The Other Art Fair Tickets

It's not like other art fairs. (sponsor)

Three people posing for a selfie in front of a wall of art

The Art Deco Masterpiece That Is Surbiton Railway Station

Pearly gateway to London.

A panorama of Surbiton station with a yellow taxi to left

Jings! London Is Getting A Deli Selling Nothing But Scottish Food

The Shoap opens in Angel later this summer.

A range of foods - a crispy bread roll, square sausage and jammy top cakes

West End Live 2023: Free Musical Theatre Celebration Returns To Trafalgar Square This Weekend

Free performances, giant singalongs, and previews of upcoming new shows.

A cast member from Wicked on stage in witch costume and green face paint at a previous West End Live.
Photo: Pamela Raith

A Brief History Of Big Ben and Its Clock Tower

A fact-packed history of the Elizabeth Tower.

Big Ben clock tower with the sun behind its pinnacle

Portraits Of LGBTQI+ Professionals In The City Of London

CorporateQueer returns.

A person in high vis poses in front of ornate blue, purple and teal gates
Sue Gossedge - Market Constable, Smithfield Market

It's The Summer Of Croydon! Borough Of Culture Celebrates With Bounty Of Festivals

South London becomes festival central.

A person dressed inn a feathery orange costume performs in front of a small festival crowd

Muslim Girls Fence - The Movement That's Slicing Up Stereotypes

"We're sporty, we're confident, we're strong, we can be whatever we want to be."

A group of fencers, all with their visors down

Wimbledon Screenings: Where To Watch The 2023 Tennis Action On The Big Screen In London

Bring on the strawberries.

People sitting on grass in the sunshine watching tennis on a large screen

Florence Nightingale's Wheelchair To Go On Display For First Time

Museum gets a whole new exhibition.

A lady in purple conservation gloves touches the wheel of florence nightingale's wheelchair

Digital Storytelling: The British Library Explores How Smart Tech Is Reinventing The Book

We've come a long way from Zork.

A map of London showing various zombie zones

Art After Dark Returns This June - With Gallery Lates And Piccadilly Circus Installation

Two nights of after hours culture coming your way.

The National Gallery illuminated at night - and reflected in puddles in Trafalgar Square
Image: Randy Connolly via creative commons

Around London In 13 Pigeons

The bird is the word.

The head and upper body of a pigeon, street-arted onto a brown brick wall with a metal balcony in front