Best Of Londonist: 19-25 June 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 19-25 June 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

"It Wasn't Travelling To A Foreign Country" - 75 Years Since Windrush

Early memories of a new life in the UK.

A man in a peaked cap addressing a camera

First Look: The National Portrait Gallery Reopens

New wings, 'living wall' and hundreds of new portraits.

Looking down a corridor in the National Portrait Gallery, with a series of busts on the right wall

Ticket Alert: London Oktoberfest Is Back For 2023!

We'll raise a stein to that! (sponsor)

"I Had Never Seen A Train Before!" Memories Of A Windrusher Arriving In London

Acclimatising to rain and racism.

An old passport photo of a Windrush immigrant

The Infinite Beauty Of London's Coal Hole Covers

Are you an operculist?

A selection of coal hole covers laid out in a pattern

Limited Edition Oyster Cards Launched For 20th Anniversary

NEED one of these.

A hand swipes a special 20th anniversary oyster card over a reader

Ticket Alert: Tour Speaker's House Inside UK Parliament This Summer

The magnificent State Apartments, where the Speaker resides and conducts official business. (sponsor)

A tour group looking up at a gothic roof inside the Houses of Parliament
(c) UKParliament/Luke Newbold

London Now Has A Morph Trail For You To Follow

56 Morphs to track down.

A selection of Morph statues each painted differently

Those Crazy Anya Hindmarch Ice Creams Are Back... With Heaps Of Barmy New Flavours

Including crumpet, Branston and... frozen peas.

A selection of peculiar-flavoured ice creams in a rainbow of colours

Mapped: London Landmarks Elsewhere In The World

Did you know that there's another Hampton Court, Kew Gardens and Hunterian Museum?

The original Leicester Square - a collection of old houses - in Penshurst Kent

Celebrate Queer Composers And Musicians At Classical Pride This July

Feat. world-class soloists and an LGBTQI+ chorus. (sponsor)

A conductor, facing to left, wielding his baton

Michael Hopkins: 5 Of His Best London Buildings

From Portcullis House to the Olympic velodrome.

Detail of Portcullis House by Michael Hopkins, showing the gothic style chimneys on the roof

India's Top Ayurvedic Beauty Brand Has Come To Covent Garden

Ancient tradition meets luxury at Forest Essentials. (sponsor)

A green shop in Covent Garden called Forest Essentials

New National Portrait Gallery Entrance Revealed - Showing Off Stunning Tracey Emin Artwork

45 women feature on 'The Doors'.

Detail of one of Tracey Emin's panels for NPG's new doors
(c) Oliver Hess

Where To Watch Women's World Cup 2023 Matches In London

See the Lionesses in action at these screenings.

Where To Eat And Drink In... Wembley

Restaurants near the stadium and arena. (sponsor)

A plate of vegetarian foods

London Mayor And London Assembly Elections 2024: A Brief Guide

Who, when, what, where, why?

A polling station sign showing the way in

London: A Timeline Of The Future

We map out the next two centuries.

A vision of future London from the 1920s with tall buildings and flying cars