Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- Newly-released poster map marks out every craft brewery in London
- Oxford Street air pollution levels are the ‘highest in the world’ according to King’s College scientist
- A public sector workers’ strike took place on 10 July
- Transport for London has launched its latest phase of consultations about river crossings in east London
- Did the £6m Tour de France cost come from TfL’s cycling budget?
- Plans to introduce segregated cycle routes on the Vauxhall gyratory have been released
- Cable car passenger numbers are still falling
- BBC Proms: our tips for making the most out of the music festival
- Five London nursery rhymes depicting death and ruin, cheery!
- Empty houses, brownfield sites, green belt land: three potential solutions to ease London’s housing crisis
- Station Master app now has 3-D maps of all 270 stations on the underground network (see picture below)
- A new Gandhi statue is to be erected in Parliament Square — but what does it mean?
- Meet the makers at Feast food festival, coming to Tobacco Dock at the end of this month
- What’s your favourite song lyric about London?
- London’s best pizza restaurants. ‘Nuff said
Best pubs in London
We’re building a new website 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.
- Geometric South American art at the Royal Academy
- Smut and debauchery tours open for the summer at Hampton Court Palace
- Family secrets come to the fore in a neat and intelligent Daytona at Theatre Royal Haymarket
- Are tattoos art? New exhibition at Somerset House shows off modern tattoo artists
- Martin Freeman is left stranded in a rather bizarrely staged Richard III
- Vegetarian restaurant Woodlands disappointed when we visited their Marylebone branch
- Julius Caesar at The Globe — a timeless tale of PR gone awry
Things to do
- Speaking of Shakespeare’s Globe, don’t miss out on our competition to win tickets to see the world premiere of Holy Warriors later this month
- Now open: London’s Festival of Archaeology
- Circus stars of tomorrow perform at London Wonderground’s Hõp next week
- One of London’s oldest sporting events, the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge is on Tuesday
- Free outdoor concerts and theatre with Canary Wharf’s summer events programme
- Drive-In Film Club pitches up in Brent Cross from this week
- This summer, member’s club Broadway House in Fulham opens its door for a rooftop cinema
- More rooftop shenanigans: watch National Theatre plays on a rooftop screen in August
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