Best Of Londonist: 17-23 April 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 17-23 April 2023

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

Animals: Art, Science And Sound At The British Library

An octopus's garden of animal depictions and recordings.

Animals exhibition entrance at British Library

TfL Is Considering Scrapping Day Travelcards Completely

Latest cost-saving plan has been announced.

A northern line tube train in a platform. it is empty

The Chelsea Flower Show 2023: A Blooming Brief Guide

"The world’s greatest flower show"

A giant corgi made from flowers with two children in. front

Tarantino Live: The Immersive Show Is Coming To London

See the director's greatest hits in one show.

A crew of actors on a purple-lit stage at tarantino live

My Neighbour Totoro Is Coming Back To London

And the forest is calling.

My neighbour totoro on stage

Head To Little Venice For A Colourful Party On The Canal This Bank Holiday

The IWA Canalway Cavalcade is back.

A packed group of narrowboats and their owners on a canal
Photo: garryknight via creative commons

London Renters! Check Out These Unique Homes With Premium-Grade Perks

An eye-popping tour of Portlands Place. (Sponsor)

inside a modern home

Admiralty Citadel: What Is The Concrete Box On The Mall?

It's not a Cold War bunker.

The admiralty citadel on the mall without ivy

Get A Westminster Street Sign At Auction

Fancy having "Soho Square" on your wall?

A westminster street sign for queensborough passage

Museum Of Shakespeare To Open In London In 2024

Bompas & Parr are behind this interactive experience.

A portrait of Shakespeare using blue and green on his face, with a red flowery background

London's Hidden Roman Bathhouse Is Reopen For Tours

A subterranean portion of Londinium.

A group of people look out over roman ruins in a basement

London's Getting A Dedicated LGBTQ+ Comedy Club

The Queer Comedy Club in Archway opens in May.

A montage of comedians

Does Anybody Still Use A London A-Z Map?

The answer seems to be an emphatic YES.

Somebody leafing through an old a-z atlas looking at a page showing the royal docks in london

Lost East End: Vintage Photo Exhibition Captures 1970s Community

A free exhibition in Bethnal Green.

A black and white image of some protestors holding a banner saying we want kingsley hall

Kingston: London's Other Place For Coronations

Seven kings anointed-upon-Thames.

THe kingston coronation stone surrounded by blue railings

Things We Love: The Airline Passenger Seats At Croydon Airport

Are you sitting comfortably? Well, let's begin anyway.

Some very old, battered wicker chairs from croydon airport

The Artist Drawing Every Single Pub In London

Boozers as muses.

A sketch of the coach and horses pub shown in front of the real pub

Free Flower Festival Belgravia In Bloom Returns With A Wild Animal Theme For 2023

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

An elephant among flowers as part of Belgravia in Bloom

London Plaques You've Probably Never Seen

London's hidden memorials.

A brass plaque reserving a table for the Handlebar Club

How To Spend A Weekend In Corralejo, Fuerteventura

Surfing, sunbathing and shopping in the Canary Islands.

A view over corralejo fuereventura with the sea in the distance

The BBC Proms 2023: When Is It? How Do I Get Tickets? How Much Are Tickets?

London's finest classical music festival returns.

Image: BBC/Mark Allan

Cynthia Payne - Queen Of Streatham's Luncheon Voucher Sex Parties

"I've been raided about five times in my life... three of those raids I got a boyfriend out of it!"

How To Eat, Sleep And Breathe Brutalism In London

Live your best brutalist life.

Last Updated 28 April 2023