Best Of Londonist: 24-30 July 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 24-30 July 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Great River Race: The London Marathon... But On The Thames

Quite an incredible sight.

Boats being rowed down the Thames, past the Houses of Parliament.
Image: Great River Race

Fantastically Creative Themed Afternoon Teas In London

Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Shakespeare.

Themed afternoon teas London: a plate containing pastries and cakes shaped like Big Ben, a black cab, a red phone box and a tube roundel.

Ticket Alert: Andrew Scott Playing Every Role In Vanya, At Duke Of York's Theatre

Fleabag actor returns to the stage for an adaptation of a Chekhov classic.

From Our Newsletter: The Prophecy That Spooked London...Twice

Why Londoners fled the city in 1750 and 1842.

The exterior of Westminster Abbey at night.

15 Free Guided Tours In Westminster This August

Exploring everything from nursery rhymes to LGBTQ+ history.

A signpost pointing out various central London landmarks
Image: iStock/DaveBolton

Liberty Festival: Inclusive Shows For All At This Free Croydon Three-Dayer

Comedy, theatre, dance, music and more.

Three performers 'hiding' within shiny blue dresses
Image: Roswitha Chesher.

8 Lovely Lakeside Walks Near London

For when you need to be near the water.

A couple on a row boat in the middle of a lake.

40+ Summery Things To Do In London This Month: August 2023

Carnival! Plus beer, dinosaurs, Barbie, afternoon tea, and more.

Two glowing swans floating on a lake in the dark
Photo: Loomaland

Kids Will LOVE This Trail Of Knitted Post Box Hats In South London

Yarn bombing just moved up a level.

Knitted Minions

London Cocktail Week 2023: Classy Drinks Festival Returns In October

For everyone from Aviation aficionados to negroni neophytes.

London Cocktail Week 2023: A barperson grates something over the top of a sleek Irish coffee
Image: London Cocktail Week

Science Museum Gets A New Gallery Dedicated To Engineers

New gallery overturns myths about engineering.

A view of the engineers gallery at science museum
Image courtesy of the Science Museum

13 Summery Day Trips From London: August 2023

Where to escape the summer heat of the city.

A field full of sunflowers.
Image: Shutterstork

That Time Ian Brown Rode A Tiny Bicycle Backwards Through Turn-Of-The-Century Soho

The video to F.E.A.R. is a thing of wonder.

Ian Brown riding a curve-handled bike across a Soho street in the rain

City Harvest: Help The Charity That Redistributes London's Surplus Food

And they've got a new cookbook.

Front cover of the book A Taste of City Harvest

Giant Monster Attacks On London: A Natural History


Last Updated 30 July 2023