Best Of Londonist: 15-21 May 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 15-21 May 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features from the past seven days.

Abandoned Peckham Waiting Room Gets Glow-Up With Mesmerising Art Installation

A free installation worth catching a train to see.

A globe in a dark room made up from various videos and images projected onto fragments of paper

Lavender Fields Near London: 6 Pretty Purple Days Out This Summer

"Purple field, purple field..."

A bench ensconced in lavender

This Stunning Windrush Exhibition Lands In London In June

"I don't want my Caribbean culture to fizz out."

A family letting loose white doves in a cemetery
Image: Jim Grover

Places That Closed Down In London 2023

Toy and chocolate museums, a Sylvanian Families shop - and a LOT of Wetherspoons.

Black and white photo of a pretty toy shop
Image: duncan cumming via creative commons

Gloucester Road Station Has A Brand New Artwork, Celebrating The Area's History

Frogs, salamanders and tortoises building the Crystal Palace!

A sculpture of a salamander carrying a lily pad, behind a Gloucester Road roundel
Image: GG Archard

Spend An Unforgettable Day On The Thames With City Cruises

Now THIS is how to see London! (sponsor)

People on a fast-moving speedboat zipping under a bridge on the Thames

London's 'Tube Mapper' Photographer Turns His Attention To Trams

I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

A tram pulling into a station, reflected in a puddle on the platform
Image: Tube Mapper

Outdoor Culture In London: Where To Find Theatre, Films And Live Music Al Fresco This Summer

Make the most of the sun.

Shakespeare's Globe as seen from above
Image: Shakespeare's Globe

Heaven, The Gay Ultradisco - And The Story Of Terry Higgins

An extract from Dan Glass's Queer Footprints.

A sparkly LGBTQ+ flag
Image: iStock/tyannar81

Tower Bridge, Barbican And Old Bailey Could Close Next Week Due To Strikes

900 members of staff striking on 25 May.

Tower Bridge on a grey day

Home Of Hendrix And Handel Reopens To Visitors

Two geniuses lived one door - and two centuries - apart.

A bohemian 60s bedroom with an acoustic guitar on the bed

The Jubilee Line Extension: One Of The London Underground's Finest Moments

A heritage expert sings the praises of these incredible stations.

The sci fi esque escalators at Canary Wharf

The City Of London Hospital Choir Who'll Set Your Heart Racing

Barts Choir has been going since 1965.

Image: Barts Choir

Last Updated 19 May 2023