Best Of Londonist: 24-30 April 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 24-30 April 2023

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

Kentish Town Tube Station To Close For A YEAR

Glitchy escalators need replacing.

The glazed tile frontage of Kentish Town station

Where To See Wisteria In Bloom In London This Season

The capital's best wisteria hysteria spots.

purple wisteria on a pergola

The Elizabeth Line Goes Into 'Phase 3' This May

TfL announces latest improvements to £19bn railway.

An Elizabeth line train

See An Iconic Opera In The Art Deco Opulence Of Freemasons' Hall

Regents Opera reimagines Die Walküre. (sponsor)

An intense looking moment between two men on stage

See Three Giant Models Of The Capital At The London Centre

Free gallery of incredible models.

A model of Tower Bridge

Coronavirus Memorial To TfL Workers Unveiled In City

Over 100 TfL workers passed away due to the virus.

Sadiq Khan dressed in black stands in front of the memorial after laying a wreath
Image: TfL

HMV Is Reopening Its Iconic Oxford Street Store... Again

Music store returns later in 2023.

A young woman buys records at an HMV

What's The Most Famous Pub In London?

Some surprising suggestions.

Doorway tiling of an Archway roundel with a Guinness toucan on it

Inside The Eclectic And Exceedingly Verdant Community Of Elephant Park

A tree-mendous day out in Zone 1. (sponsor)

A park bursting with greenery - high rises poking over the top

Superloop Update: TfL Reveals Maps Of Planned New Bus Routes

And a chance to have your say in a public consultation.

The top of a double decker bus: destination Superloop
Image: TfL

London Rebranded: The Capital's Changing Names, Mapped

Know your NoHo from your SoSho?

A sign on a cylindrical building: Shard Quarter

Outdoor Cinema In London: Where To Watch Films In The Open Air This Summer

Ditch the multiplex for movie screenings on rooftops and in parks.

A rooftop cinema with a massive 'box' of popcorn

Spot The "Crowndels" Across London's Tube And Rail Stations

Coronation treat.

A Liverpool Street roundel with a crown on it
Image: TfL

Competition! Win A Luxury Hotel Stay With Spa Access And Afternoon Tea

A premium prize from Pan Pacific London. (sponsor)

An afternoon tea with a stunning view of the Gherkin in the near distance

The Top 11 Exhibitions To See In London: May 2023

Ogle art in galleries, museums, a station and on a rooftop.

A family sits and watches a tractor with a long trailer ride past
© Martin Parr

More Train Strikes Are Happening, In May And June

ASLEF and RMT announce action by members.

A blue and purple train at the station at Waterloo East - the Eye visible in the background

London's Best Year-Round Rooftop Bars

Spritz in the sky!

St Paul's cathedral overlooked by a rooftop bar at night

71 Marvellous Things To Do In London In May 2023

New musicals, Chelsea Flower Show and a coronation.

A woman snaps pictures in a colourful gallery

Win £500 To Splurge In Belgravia's Bloomin' Brilliant Bars, Boutiques And Eateries

Belgravia in Bloom is back! (sponsor)

An elephant amid loads of flowers on a carousel

Last Updated 28 April 2023