Best Of Londonist: 6-12 May 2024

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Last Updated 10 May 2024

Best Of Londonist: 6-12 May 2024

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

4 More Years Of Sadiq Khan: What The Mayor Of London Has Promised Us

Some pretty big ones here.

Sadiq Khan with microphone
Image: Shutterstock

Future London Skylines Revealed In New Tall Buildings Report

London is still growing...

Canary Wharf skyline then and future

London Landmarks Being Transformed Into Other Things


Transformed Museum of London site is very green

Inside No. 9 Is Coming To London's West End

Brand new story for 2025 stage show.

Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith

Find The River Thames Adventure That Floats Your Boat - With City Cruises!

Cruises for foodies, families, and intrepid explorers! (sponsor)

Two people enjoying afternoon tea on the Thames

Outdoor Culture And Activities In London: Where To Find Theatre, Films And Live Music Al Fresco This Summer

Make the most of the sun.

Outdoor cinema

The Lost Stones of London

Whatever happened to Oswald's Stone? (From Londonist: Time Machine)

Map of the tyburn area from 1740s

Ghost Railways: Walk The Belmont Trail

The Bakerloo extension we never got.

A trail along old rail tracks at stanmore

Around London In 11 Creepy Crawlies

Insects, spiders, slugs, snails and other minibeasts.

A Camberwell Beauty butterfly on a gable end

Chiswick's Unique Voysey House Has Been Restored

And the original occupants are back after a century.

Voysey House in Chiswick
Image: Historic England

This Free East London Ferry Is Now Running Every 15 Minutes

Woolwich Ferry firing on all funnels again.

The Woolwich ferry
Image: TfL

Magnificent New Afternoon Teas To Try In London Right Now: May 2024

Get booking for the newest afternoon tea menus in the capital.

Harry Potter afternoon tea

See Dunkirk 'Little Ships' Moored Up By The Tower Of London

There's also a special tea dance.

A tea dance

Natural History Museum's New 'Dinosaur Garden' Opens In July

Anyone who misses Dippy will love this.

The tail of a diplodocus
Image: NHM

Review: Five-Star Cast Grapples With Third-Rate Script In Gogol Adaptation

Mistaken identity farce is sometimes fun, but leaves you feeling empty.

The cast of the government inspector

10 Things You (Possibly) Didn't Know About Southall

A short hop to west London on the Elizabeth line.

Southall's water tower building