Best Of Londonist: 3-9 July 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 3-9 July 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Does The London Underground Really Have Different Species Of Mosquito On Every Tube Line?

Naturalist Bob Gilbert has answers.

The common mosquito culex pipiens sitting on what appears to be denim fabric
Image iStock/FrankRamspott

New Tube-Themed Artwork Appears On Top Of Temple Tube Station

Slackwater, by Holly Hendry.

Tubes of silver metal wrap around two sausage like red and orange shapes

A Summer Of Feasting On The Fifth Floor At Harvey Nichols

Set menus, spritzes, and sweet deals. (sponsor)

Week Of Tube Strikes Announced For End Of July

RMT members to strike across six days.

A tube train pulling into an almost empty platform at Bank station.

Imberbus: Ride Vintage London Buses Over Salisbury Plain This August

Possibly THE bus event of the year.

Imberbus 2023: a green double decker driving down a country lane in a cloud of dust
Image: Shutterstock

Find The Hidden Sculptures Of King Lud On Fleet Street

The mythical founder of London.

An image of a victorian building on ludgate circus with three king lud heads shown
Image originally Google Street View, with our additions

UK Diamonds Dominoes Team: "We Beat The Men And Decided To Form Our Own Club"

The south London ladies' club ready to take on the world.

A blurred image of a woman in pink celebrating over a dominoes match
Image: Jim Grover

This East London Neighbourhood Is Getting Creative To Celebrate Turning 10

Feat. portraits, prizes, and face painting. (sponsor)

How To Visit London's Thames Beaches (And The Rules On Mudlarking)

Don't bring a bucket and spade.

A sandy beach alongside the Thames, with a wooden pier jutting out into the water.

The Top 12 Exhibitions To See In London In July 2023

A new museum, plus painting, sculpture, photography and more.

Copyright Aida Muluneh, commissioned by Water Aid.

Things To Do In London In The Summer Holidays 2023

Family-friendly shows, exhibitions and events for all ages.

© The Postal Museum

A Free Trail Of 15 Life-Sized Gorilla Sculptures Is Coming To Covent Garden

Bookmark this now for the summer holidays!

A gorilla sculpture coloured in a variety of colourful motifs including planets, a clockface, a pair of eyes and a peacock.

Discover London's New Generation Of Creatives At This Free Exhibition

Origins Creatives returns. (sponsor)

© Stefano Massé

Where To Go Ice Skating In London All Year Round

Get your skates on for skating sessions, lessons and ice discos.

The ice rink at Alexandra Palace, dimly lit with multi-coloured spotlights
Photo: Alexandra Palace

The Best 10 Pubs In Covent Garden

Old-school boozers and modern bars.

Concrete And Clay: The Early Music Video From The Barbican Building Site

Unit 4+2's hit was filmed in the bomb-ravaged wasteland.

Last Updated 07 July 2023