Best Of Londonist: 3-9 April 2023

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Last Updated 08 April 2023

Best Of Londonist: 3-9 April 2023

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

How To See Inside Part Of Westminster Abbey For Free

Cloisters, stained glass and tombstones.

A stained glass window viewed through iron scrollwork

The Best Music Festivals In London 2023

Party in sunny fields without leaving the capital.

Crowds outside Hampton Court Palace
Photo: Hampton Court Palace Festival

Why Has A Tree Of Beer Cans Appeared In Norwood Junction?

Alas, the cans are empty.

A man empties a trolley of empty cans on the ground
Image: Dror Shohet

London City Airport Is Now Letting You Fly With 2 Litres Of Liquid

New scanners spell end of 100ml rule.

A tray with liquids and a laptop

How 'Peckham Aunties' Jumped On Social To Promote Their Hair Salons

The new look of Instagram hairstylists.

A busy hair salon

An Interactive Paddington Bear Experience Is Coming To The South Bank

See the marmalade-loving fella in a whole new way.

A young girl on a Paddington themed bench

Common Press: The LGBTQ+ Bookshop That's So Much More

An East End bookshop you need to know about.

A man sits in the children's section of a bookshop

Start Your Next Creative Adventure At This Visual Arts Open Day

Get the lowdown on City Lit's Centre for Advanced Practice. (sponsor)

A woman working on something creative looking

Where To Escape The Coronation In London (And Beyond)

This article = a bunting and jewel-free zone.

King Charles with a cross over his face

Vaisakhi Festival Returns To Trafalgar Square This April

Celebration of Sikh and Punjabi heritage and culture.

A  woman on stage in traditional hindu dress

Where To Watch Eurovision 2023 In London: Screenings And Parties

Disco balls at the ready.

An old school mic in front of a Ukrainian flag
Image: iStock/Zeferli

Canary Wharf's Colourful (And Free!) Minigolf Course Is Back

Tee off on a nine-hole rainbow.

Free and cheap events in London this week: a man holding a golf club posing on a multicoloured minigolf course.
Image: Canary Wharf

RideLondon: Cycle Through Traffic-Free Central London This May

2023 route includes The Mall.

People cycling beneath Union Flag bunting

Jarring? The Pickle Afternoon Tea Lands In London

Would you relish the chance to try it?

A freen pickle martini