Best Of Londonist: 17 July 2022

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Best Of Londonist: 17 July 2022

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring our best articles from the past seven days.

How To Keep Cool In London In The Summer Heatwave

Including a handy hack for a cooler tube journey. YOU'RE WELCOME.

Four ice cream cones of different flavour stand upright in a grey rack. A fifth lies empty, on its side, like a fallen hero. Pity it.
Image: Shutterstock

London's Newest Station Opens Next Week

The Overground network embiggens.

An orange and white Overground train approaching a station from the left

"I Escaped North Korea For New Malden"

"New Malden felt safe for us."

An Asian man in a light blue collared shirt stands with arms folded in front of some ferns

London's Best Beer Gardens Mapped

Outdoor drinking at London pubs.

A corner pub with a prominent beer garden wrapped around

These London Museums And Galleries All Offer BSL Tours

Museums, gardens and an underground railway offering BSL interpreters.

A group of museum-goers look on as a guide tells them about nearby paintings on a blue wall, using sign language
(c) The Postal Museum

London's Best Rooftop Bars

Suntraps and scenic views.

The city skyline can be seen in the background, but we're under a wooden canopy with colourful roof. Some lucky punters sit at tables sipping drinks

Shop Online And Save 20% At Europe's Largest Japanese Food Hall

Japan Centre delivers to your door! (Sponsor)

A selection of Japanese ingredients laid out on a white table and seen from above

Where To Get Vegan Ice Cream In London

Dairy-free cones, tubs, gelato and sorbet in the capital.

London's Most Wonderful Bench Plaques

Droll dedications.

A gold bench plaque reads "in loving memory of stuart spittle who spouted preposterous piffle"

Celebrate All Things Thamesmead At This Banging South London Festival

Southmere Park's where it's at.

Some dancers do their thing underneath the orange lights of a brutalist estate. It is night

10 Refreshing Play Fountains In London For Cooling Down

Splish, splash.

How Many Tube Stations Have Listed Status?

Only one is Grade I listed.

The box-shaped station of Sudbury Town

King's Cross Station: An Offensively Short Biography

From pile of dust to Potter Central.

A man pretends to be Harry Potter - complete with scarf - as he pushes a pretend luggage trolley into a brick wall. Another man (not pictured) puts his head in his hands and weeps at the direction of civilisation

Ranked: London's Top 2 Caged Skeletons

The gibbets of Southwark.

Two skeletons in gibbets in a split-screen. The word Vs is between them, suggesting a competition

These Two New Essex Coast Walking Routes Have Just Opened

Anyone for a seaside stroll?

A coastal path, with thick green grass and wide open skies. A dog looks on from the bottom left corner while its owners are in the middle distance

An Opera About Beer Is Coming To The Beer Mile

Besse: Water, Rye and Hops.

A painting showing various faces surrounding a couple of clinking beer glasses

How To Spend A Weekend In Edinburgh

Whisky, walks and superlative stodge.

A sheep in a museum seen from below. Very odd
Photo © National Museums Scotland

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Is The Place To Be This Summer

Live music, films, funfairs. (Sponsor)

Women Of WW2 Remembered At Biggin Hill Museum

The cool-headed heroes working behind the scenes.


Happy 100th Birthday To County Hall - London's Most Flexible Building

From LCC to Sea Life Centre.

The 18 Biggest Exhibitions To See In London: Summer 2022

Melting ice, diamonds and escapism.

Last Updated 15 July 2022