Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- This week’s scheduled 72 hour tube strike was suspended at the last minute
- Did you see City Hall turned into rugby ball earlier this week?
- A trial of police officers wearing body cameras has begun across 10 London boroughs
- Film London set out a raft of new initiatives to boost film and media culture in the capital
- Evening Standard reports that London could host the 2016 Olympics if things go pear-shaped in Brazil
- “Lame”, “bullshit” and “scraping the bottom of the barrel” — just some responses to our light-hearted look at stupid things to do on the tube
- Tax breaks bring 24 and other US TV dramas to London
- Industrial action is nothing new, here’s a look at London’s early tube strikes, including two strikes by passengers.
- Watch how London has evolved since Roman times in this animation
- We talk to Matthew and the Atlas ahead of their gig at Brixton Electric this week
- Sitars, ouds, cavaquinho and ngonis — where to learn the more obscure plucked instruments in London
- We pay homage to London’s cranes in this week’s Friday photos
- Dining with a view: London’s highest restaurants
Best pubs in London
We’re building a microsite of the best pubs in London (mostly as voted for by Londonist readers). We still have a few areas to explore, but do take a look through the guide so far, and let us know about any scandalous omissions. This week’s new additions include: Crown and Anchor, George IV and The Tabard in Chiswick, and The Alice House in West Hampstead. Keep your suggestions coming!
- English National Opera’s Thebans makes a triumphant world premiere at London’s Coliseum
- The role or architecture in Italian Renaissance paintings, at the National Gallery
- Posters of protest and revolution on display at V&A
- Pictures on display showing Hollywood’s descent on Rome during the ’50s and ’60s
- New restaurant review: Rotorino in Dalston
- Saskia Olde Wolbers brings a semi-dilapidated historic Brixton house back to life
- Colm Tóibín’s Booker prize-nominated novella, The Testament of Mary, is brought to stage at Barbican
Things to do
- This week, take an architectural tour on the Thames with Open City or celebrate creativity in all its guises with CamdenCreate
- Listen to the music of the buried River Effra next Sunday in Dulwich
- The National Physical Laboratory in Teddington opens its doors on 20 May to the public
- The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is back later this month
- Rock out at an exhibition focusing on Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan, opening on 25 May
- Tickets for Keats Festival 2014 have gone on sale
- *OUTDOOR CINEMA KLAXON* – Nomad Cinema announces its summer dates
- Wildlife art exhibitions in London over the coming months
- Massive Attack and Frank Turner are due to perform at OnBlackheath festival in September
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