Best Of Londonist: 5 June 2022

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Best Of Londonist: 5 June 2022

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring our best articles from the past seven days.

A Guide To Today's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

Route, time, performers and other info.

A map of St James's Park and the Mall showing pageant events

16 London Bus Routes Face The Axe

Is your bus affected?

A 24 bus to Pimlico

The Red Phone Box Was Originally A Royal Jubilee Kiosk

The Queen's grandad inspired an icon.

Three red phone boxes. The right-most has someone inside, seated, apparently using it as an office

Win A Stay At A Luxury London Hotel - With Live Music Included!

Our new competition with Middle Eight (sponsor).

Performers on stage with a very purple background

The Top 10 Exhibitions To See In London: June 2022

Including an opera on a beach, and portals to other worlds.

A woman in a yellow dress admires two sculptures which appear to be courtly ladies in red and blue
Image curtesy Opera Gallery. Photo: David Owens photography.

Over Two Million Journeys Were Made On The Elizabeth Line In Its First Week

(And it didn't even run on Sunday.)

A passenger in a wheelchair on an Elizabeth line train

28 Chimpanzee Sculptures Unveiled In New Central London Art Trail

Free to visit, and all for a good cause.

A woman sits beside a sculpture of two chimps on a circular plinth
Image Chris Dalton Photography

Riverhill Himalayan Gardens: Views For Miles, But Be Prepared To Climb

Bluebells, views for miles, and a resident yeti.

Looking from a hilltop, with a gazebo in the mid-distance and lots of trees in the distance

Tuble: A Wordle For Tube Geeks

You get six attempts to guess the station.

A tube roundel with the words guess me in the middle, on a silver background

Here's What The Camden Highline Could Look Like

1.2km of disused railway to be turned into an elevated park.

A map of a walking route along railways, with lots of greenery

Track Down The 19 Giant Corgis Of Westminster

Who let the dogs out?

A rainbow-coloured corgi statue in the foreground with a park behind

The London Underground Tube Map... On Spotify

Next stop: Cochlea-fosters.

A selection of roundels on backgrounds corresponding to the different line colours

Seaside Towns And Country Views: The Cantii Way Cycle Route Through Kent

A 145-mile ride — but you don't have to do it all at once!

Two cyclists on a seaside path

Liberty: Festival Of D/deaf, Disabled And Neurodiverse Art Comes To Lewisham

Three days of free culture bingeing.

The artist Yinka Shonibare say in a room with his ship-in-a-bottle work behind him
Yinka Shonibare. Image: Marcus Leith

London's First Tube Geek: A Forgotten Hero From 100 Years Ago

Mr Rotsey and his silver megaphone.

10 Things To Do In Suffolk

Castles, piers, concert halls, forests... and cute historic vehicles.

A selection of old vehicles in a museum, including a yellow and orange bus

Win Tickets To A Glorious After-Hours Garden Party At Hampton Court Palace

Competition time! (sponsor)

Illuminated fountain in a long lake at twilight

Romans, Normans And Jolly Good Museums: Why You Should Visit Colchester

What to see, where to go, eat and shop.

Inside Colchester Castle - a jumble of rooms and props

How These City Of London Dragon Boundary Markers Ended Up In The USA

Watching over the Arizona desert.

A silver dragon statue with red bits under the wings
Image: Dorian Wallender via Wikimedia Commons

Last Updated 01 June 2022