Best Of Londonist: 13-19 May 2024

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Last Updated 17 May 2024

Best Of Londonist: 13-19 May 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features. (P.S. there's some mild nudity at the, ahem, bottom of this. Just so you know.)

Outdoor Cinema In London: Where To Watch Films In The Open Air This Summer

Ditch the multiplex for movie screenings on rooftops and in parks.

An open air cinema in Stratford

Huge 18 Blackfriars Development Gets Go-Ahead

New skyscraper for the South Bank.

A diagram of Blackfriars skyscrapers
Image: Foster + Partners, with labels added by Londonist

How To Collect The Lost Churches Of London

A fun history project that gets you exploring the City of London.

A map of churches

Come Party With Londonist - As We Turn 20!

Drinks and choons in a taproom and courtyard this June.

Five Points beer

The Cable Street Mural: Digging Into The Details

East End mural is packed with historical detail.

The Cable Street mural

Ride On A 1938 Art Deco Tube Train This Summer

Heritage trips running May-September.

A vintage red tube train
Image: London Transport Museum

The Top Exhibitions To See In London: June 2024

Lights, Degas, fashion.

An animal head made with patterned material
© Bharti Kher. Courtesy of the artist and Nature Morte. Photo © Jeetin Sharma

Oak Apple Day: The Public Holiday That Celebrated Our King Hiding Up A Tree

Oak-y dokey.

Charles II's head in a tree

What's It Like To Study At London College Of Fashion?

We visited to check out its new, purpose-built site. (sponsor)

A young person using a sewing machine

New Balls-On-String Sculpture Outside Liverpool Street Elizabeth Line

Yayoi Kusama's contribution to Art on the Underground.

A silver sculpture of balls

The Museum Of Richmond: Remains Of A Tudor Palace, And A Very Odd Chair

A brilliant local history museum.

A redbrick Tudor gatehouse

Things To Do In London On A Tuesday

Lunchtime concerts, beer pong and storytelling seshes.

A young woman swinging over a ball pool
Image: Ballie Ballerson

How To Join The Restore Nature Now Demonstration In London, June 2024

It aims to be the biggest demo ever to restore nature and tackle climate change.

A big bat being held aloft at a protest
Image: Luke Dray - WTML

Rocky Horror Show Returns To London - With Jason Donovan As Dr. Frank-N-Furter

Limited September run announced.

Jason Donovan on a promo poster

London's Clock Towers: A Miscellany

A horological smorgasbord.

An array of London clocktowers

Take To A Paddle Board And Help Clean Up Limehouse Basin

The Big Paddle Cleanup is back.

Paddle boarders
Image: Matt Buck via creative commons

The World Naked Bike Ride Returns To London For 2024

Images NSFW - obvs.

Naked cyclists
Image: Funk Dooby via creative commons