Best Of Londonist: 18-24 March 2024

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Best Of Londonist: 18-24 March 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Two 24-Hour Tube Strikes Planned For April And May 2024

Aslef members say they're 'working harder and longer for less'.

A tube train pulling into West Ham

45+ Action-Packed Things To Do In London In April 2024

The best events in London this month.

A bowl of red tulips
© Historic Royal Palaces

"My Obsession With London's Modernist Council Estates"

The beauty of the capital's social housing.

A housing estate with a modernist clocktower
Image: Thaddeus Zupancic

Dive Into This Astoundingly Detailed Illustration Of Somerset House

Adam Dant is at it again.

Close up of an illustration of Somerset House
Image: Adam Dant

Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs Getting A Glow-Up - As Part Of Huge Park Revamp

Italian Terraces will also be restored and replanted with wildflowers.

The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
Image: HTA Design

Visit These 15 Beautiful Castles In Kent

Clifftop fortresses to grand country piles.

A wildflower meadow with a castle in the background

Tram Strikes And Engineering Works Will Affect Network Heavily In March and April 2024

Disruption double whammy.

A green tram roundel
Image: TfL

From the newsletter: Horse Vs Car - They Called It 200 Years Ago

When London was behoved to de-hoof.

An equestrian statue with a sign: 'diverted traffic'

Eid In Trafalgar Square: Muslim Celebrations Return This April

End of Ramadan marked in style.

Trafalgar Square full of revellers
Image: Greater London Authority/Caroline Teo

"As Long As 13 London Buses": The Curious, Spurious Comparisons We Find In The Media

What as tall as six Nelson's Columns?

London buses perched on a space station
Background image via Nasa, public domain. Buses and dodgy photoshop by Matt Brown

Where To Get Your Fill Of The Best Food And Drink In Islington

Marvellous macarons, superb sushi... and Karen's Diner.

A spread of seafood
Image: Prawn on the Lawn

A Bald Man Chooses His Favourite Bald Spots In London

The O2, the huge Hitchcock head - which is your fave?

A huge rust coloured Alfred Hitchcock head

16 Spring Day Trips From London: April 2024

Steam trains, flower festivals and a mysterious grotto.

A steam train
Image: M Pearson/ Mid Hants Railway

Lord Mayor Demonstrates Einstein's Time Dilation Effects In The City's Tallest Skyscraper

With a little help from the National Physical Laboratory.

A swirly cup of tea

The Best Places To Find Bluebells In And Near London This Spring

You can walk your dog in some of these spots, too.

A wood full of bluebells

Policing Brixton: An Insider's Account

What it's like to patrol the streets of Brixton, Clapham and Stockwell.

Close up of a police car
Image: iStock/gannet77

Last Updated 20 March 2024