Best Of Londonist: 15-21 April 2024

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Last Updated 19 April 2024

Best Of Londonist: 15-21 April 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Londonist Turns 20 This Year - And You're Invited To The Party!

Come hang out at our birthday bash in Hackney.

Londonist and beer

Sadiq Khan Finally Reveals Mayoral Manifesto After Intense Week Of Press Releasing

Finally got it out of his system.

Sadiq Khan rockin' da mike
Image: Scottish Government under creative commons licence

The Top Exhibitions To See In London: May 2024

From Michelangelo to Judy Chicago

A still life painting with nautical elements
Image: Museum & Art Swindon

City Says Yes To Demolishing Old Museum Of London... Gove Isn't So Sure

It's the Battle of the Barbican.

A new scheme for the old museum of London site and (right) Michael Gove

East London Railway Line To Close For 16 Days This Summer

London Overground and Greater Anglia services affected.

Image: Network Rail

Superloop 2: Mayor Sadiq Khan Hatches Plans To Double The Fast Bus Network

It's another election bauble.

Superloop 2 routes, otherwise known as a splash of good PR just before an election

10 Downing Street's Garden To Open For Tours

Enter ballot to win a place on Open Garden Squares tours.

10 Downing Street garden
Image: Crown copyright

London's Railings Really Are Quite Interesting, You Know

11 railings that'll leave you overwrought.

Railings with ice cream cone on top

14 Charming Day Trips From London: May 2024

Jousting, a huge dog show, and Harry Potter.

© ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Gadzooks! See Knights Jousting At Blenheim Palace This May

Also: falcony, jesters and archery.

Jousting people. Knights I think they're called

Into the Sewers: Exploring London's Historic Bowels

Close encounters of the turd kind. (From Londonist: Time Machine)

Reimagine London: New Competition Seeks Your Ideas For A Better City

Cash prizes for the best ideas.

Two planes in flight stacked upon one another

Westminster Bridge Wants You To Check Your Testicles

'Penis posters' appear on crossing.

Funny shadows on Westminster Bridge. They look a bit like something I'm not sure I should mention in alt text

1001 Days In London: New Photographic Exhibition At OXO Tower Wharf

Quirky pics of post-Millennial London.

Gallery of black and white images

Secret Newham: New Book Lifts The Lid On The Eastern Borough

A new book takes an eclectic look at the eastern borough.

North Woolwich station
Image: Malcolm Batten

Peckham Has Its Own Fringe Festival - And It Lands In May

From deep plays to absurd comedies.

A dark stage play

This Instagrammer Hides Cash Around London

That bush you're sitting next to could have 20 quid in it...

Leadenhall Market and a wad of cash

Classic Car Drive-In Cinema Rolls Into Nine Elms This May

Sit in seats worth tens of thousands of pounds.

Drive in cinema

A Flotilla Of Hot Air Balloons Will Fly Across Central London This Summer

The Lord Mayor's Balloon Regatta is back... hopefully.

Hot air balloons over London
Image: (c) Exclusive Ballooning

Where To See Wisteria In Bloom In London This Season

The capital's best wisteria hysteria spots.

Wisteria in bloom on a white house
Image: Shutterstock

Spoken Word Nights In London Worth Waxing Lyrical About

Poetry, storytelling and open mics.

A man reading poetry into a microphone
Image courtesy Out-Spoken