Best Of Londonist: 30 May 2021

Best Of Londonist: 30 May 2021

Your weekly Londonist round-up.

Travel Back In Time To An Underground Victorian Fair

The Brunel Museum's bringing Thames Tunnel history to life this half-term. (sponsor)

Nero At The British Museum: A Rome That Smacked Of Game Of Thrones

Betrayal, conflagrations and matricide.

Nero loved his chariot races and here's one depicted on one of several carved panels in the exhibition. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Fun For Thrill-Seekers, Selfie Playgrounds And Shopping Galore: The O2 Is Back

Something for everyone under one world-famous roof. (sponsor)

One Show, Five Millennia: 5,000 Years Of Iran At V&A

Immortals, empires and oil.

The architecture section uses projector technology to show us what the inside of domes in Iran look like. Copyright Victoria & Albert Museum.

Abandoned London: New Book Shines Light On The Rarely Glimpsed City

Get a look behind the city's padlocked doors.

Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey - Alamy/Richard Arthur There’s been industry on this site for over 500 years. Cloth was produced here by the monks of Waltham Abbey during the medieval period, then in the 1600s the mills were converted to produce vegetable oil. In 1787 the Crown purchased the site and began manufacturing explosives. Although the factory closed in 1997, the 170-acre green space is open to visitors all year round.

Gouda News! The Cheese Barge Has Finally Launched

Paddington Basin gets a floating fromage restaurant.

Derelict London Celebrates 18 Years With A Lot Of Shabby-Beautiful Shots Of London

Decaying art deco architecture and a graveyard for fridges.

Pioneering Civil Engineer Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia Gets A Blue Plaque

Find it at this remarkable man's former villa in Richmond.

Last Updated 28 May 2021