Best Of Londonist: 7-13 August 2023

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Best Of Londonist: 7-13 August 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features.

Can You Solve The Mystery In This Bermondsey Churchyard?

A puzzle to solve near London Bridge.

A trainer steps on a flagstone inscribed with cryptic writing

Charming Afternoon Teas For Children In London

Sweet treats for kids and their grown-ups.

A dinosaur themed afternoon tea

Exciting News, London History Lovers! Londonist: Time Machine Is Expanding

New community features and perks.

We Asked Tim And Siddy From Secrets Of The London Underground For Their Favourite Tube Facts

With exclusive behind the scenes pics.

A bearded man looking slightly scared in a tube tunnel

Where To Play Arcade Games In London

Choose your fighter.

A row of gaming computers
Image: Science Museum

South Bank Now Has A Urban Boules Bar - And We've Nabbed You 50% Off!

Welcome to Jack & Boule. (sponsor)

Black On The Square - Brand New Event Comes To Trafalgar Square This September

Latest annual celebration on cultural calendar.

People of African heritage wearing headdresses and playing traditional instruments
© Greater London Authority

The Best Oktoberfest Parties Happening In London 2023

Lager, bratwurst and oompah galore.

Three young women in traditional Bavarian clothing, holding steins of beer
Image: London Oktoberfest

From Our Newsletter: A Weekend Walk Following London's Roman Walls

...into some very unlikely places

Why Young Londoners Need Poetry In Their Lives

A 'stuffy and elitist' art form is enjoying a makeover.

A young woman with afro hair do smiling at the camera

Back To Hogwarts Day 2023: Harry Potter Fans To Gather At King's Cross Again This September

Hear a very special announcement for the Hogwarts Express.

A young boy poses with a wand, with other Potter fans behind him in King's Cross station

10 London Locations Linked To Slavery

The pernicious practise is everywhere you look.

The Bank of England, Royal Exchange and high rise buildings in the sun
Image: iStock/JohnnyGreig

Piccadilly Circus - Your Chance To Appear On The Iconic Screen

As part of Take A Moment 2023.

A man standing in front of the Piccadilly Circus screen, covered in black and white pics of celebs with their eyes shut

Pearly Kings And Queens Harvest Festival - Have A Right Old Knees-Up At This Legendary Event

The true cockney spirit lives on.

A pearly king in jacket and hat covered in shiny buttons
Image: iStock/Casarsa

A Brief History Of London's Trams

From horse-drawn trams to Croydon Tramlink.

A green, white and blue tram with two industrial chimneys in the background

Chelsea Dog Day: 'Pawtraits' And Treats Aplenty At Four-Legged Festival

Plus behaviourist talks and a 'scent den'.

A woman holding a small dog looks at leads being sold on a stall

UK Black Pride Returns To East London This Month

Stratford set to host crowds of 25,000+.

A singer on stage in a colourful outfit, with backing dancers
Image: Corinne Cummings

Kinks, Buzzcocks And Janis Joplin To Get Plaques On Camden Music Walk Of Fame

And there's a free festival too!

Image: BMG

Last Updated 13 August 2023