Best Of Londonist: 8-14 May 2023

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Last Updated 12 May 2023

Best Of Londonist: 8-14 May 2023

Your weekly Londonist roundup, featuring Londony news and features from the past seven days.

The Hunterian Museum Reopens: And It Is Immense

Museum of surgery is back after a 6 year break.

A horizontal image of a human body with vasculature and internal organs lit up in gaudy purples and reds. A hand can be seen to the bottom, which is in the process of dragging the image across the screen

The Secret Psychology Of The Tube's Colours

Plus: some alarming news about the classic roundel.

A snowy scene with a dlr train in the background and a lady (actually the author) throwing shapes in a colourful set of clothes

Fears Brixton Academy Could Close Permanently Spark Urgent Letter

NTIA asks music lovers to sign it by Monday.

Lambeth Country Show Returns To Brockwell Park In June

Putting the 'lamb' in Lambeth.

A group of festival-goers hover around a stand selling Chucklehead Cider. Long shadow betoken an early evening setting

Sir John Soane's Museum Opens Rarely Seen Drawing Office

See inside a previously off-limits room.

The inside of John Soane's office with lots of antique stuff on shelves

See Famous Faces In This Hysterical New West End Dickens Parody

This is Bleak Expectations. (sponsor)

Two Mind-Bending Mirror Sculptures To See In Mayfair Right Now

Free mirror fun.

A glimpse of infinity with geometric shapes picked out in white trim against a black and grey mirrored background

George Orwell's London, Mapped

Where did he live, write and drink?

A beige plaque to George Orwell on a blue background. A relief sculpture of his face peers out from the right hand side, though it doesn't look much like him to be frank

Things To Do In London With Autistic Kids

Theatre, museums, sensory rooms and more.

A boy in a superhero costume reminiscent of Captain America raises his left arm into the air. An out-of-focus Tower Bridge lurks behind
Image: iStock/RichVintage

10 London Hills You've Probably Never Heard Of

(And how to scale them.)

Looking up a gentle green hill with a blue sky behind and conifer woods flanking

A Brief History Of London Zoo

From Charles Darwin to Harry Styles.

A black and white postcard showing animals at London zoo in illustration. It looks old, perhaps victorian.

Things We Love: The Tube Train At Novelty Automation

Next stop: serious fun.

Two wooden figures, crudely hewn, sit within a wooden tube carriage. The one on the right reads a copy of Therapy Today.

Where To Celebrate Windrush Day 2023 In London

Immerse yourself in Caribbean heritage and Black British history.

Image: Jim Grover

Things To Do In London In Half Term: May 2023

Family-friendly school holiday activities for all budgets.

A selection of characters from The Beano play musical instruments over a yellow background. A hand containing a conductor's baton reaches in from top right
Image: BBC