Best Of Londonist: 8 May 2022

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Best Of Londonist: 8 May 2022

Your weekly Londonist roundup.

The Top 12 Exhibitions To See In London: May 2022

This month's must see shows.

A cloud with lots of colour coming out of it. The background is an unnatural bright blue sky

The Elizabeth Line Launch Date Has Been Announced

Crossrail is GO!

A purple and grey Elizabeth line train stands in a platform.

Family-Friendly Things To Do Within An Hour Of London

30 attractions on London's doorstep.

Two small children peer over a wooden fence at a crudely painted model of an ankylosaurus

What Is The New 'East Bank' In The Olympic Park?

London's new cultural quarter.

Modern buildings along a river with small trees in front

The UK's Busiest Lifeboat Station Is Hiding In Plain Sight By Waterloo Bridge

The RNLI at Tower Station.

A group of four lifeboat crew in yellow emergency clothes stand on a jetty beneath the concrete span of Waterloo Bridge. They look all heroic, like something out of a Netflix rescue drama, some proper good posing. But they are genuinely heroic

Covent Garden's Puppet Festival Returns Today

That's the way to do it!

A traditional Punch and Judy show with an ornate roof

Chelsea In Bloom 2022: British Icons Celebrated In Free Flower Festival

Floral sculptures take over west London.

A skeleton surrounded by flowers, mostly blue and purple

London's Lost Museums: Closed, Moved And Vanished Venues

A trip down cultural memory lane.

A museum called Britain at War, seen from outside, built into a brown Victorian building

The Elizabeth Line: A User's Guide

Dates, times, prices, trivia, pub crawl...

A purple Elizabeth Line roundel in front of the Canary Wharf skyline

8 Places To See Beautiful Roses In Bloom In London

The capital at its rosiest.

A rose bush fills the shot. It has pink roses.

6 Retro American Diners Worth Leaving London For

Jukeboxes, leather booths and All-American food.

Mollies motel and diner is spelt out in red neon. A moped is silhouetted against these lights, in the foreground

Review: Mark Rylance Revisits His Career-Changing Performance In Jerusalem

Jez Butterworth's chest-beating classic returns to the stage.

5 people, eccentrically dressed, appear to bellow and laugh on stage. The foremost wears a police tape sash saying crime scene do not enter

These Trippy Landscapes Made From Sweets Will Soon Be All Over The 'Gram

Talk about eye candy!

A riot of yellows, pinks and other colours as bulbous crystalline shapes grow upwards. Kind of hard to describe if we're being honest

15 Things To Look Out For On The M25

Remember the 'I Spy' books? Consider this an M25-specific version.

Brick bridge over the M25 with 'Thank You NHS' painted above its arches in blue and white.

Things To Do In London In Half Term: May 2022

Family-friendly school holiday activities for all budgets.

Two actors, dressed as Gruffalo and Mouse, pose for the camera against a green leaf  stage backdrop

Where To Go Open Water Swimming Near London

Tempting swimming lakes near the capital.

Last Updated 06 May 2022