Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry released images of how a proposed Thames crossing at Gallions Reach could look
- London dominates the National Restaurant Awards 2014
- New report shows an increase in rough sleeping in the capital
- In pictures: the progress of the Design Museum’s new home
- A free musician-connecting service launched in Brent this week
- Serco loses DLR operation to French transport company Keolis
- In pictures: Pride 2014 in London
- The greatest stunts in Tower Bridge’s history
- Speaking of bridges, which is your favourite? Share your own and listen to some of ours
- Feeling hungry? Here are our picks for the best all you can eat and drink brunches in London
- Mon dieu! Our roundel seems to have gone a bit bleu on Google Maps…
- Have you spotted these book benches around town?
- New books all about London, our non-fiction round up this month
- 10 places to find ancient Egypt in London
- London’s best icy cocktails to cool you down on a hot summer’s day
- We’ve got five more weird facts about London for you
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. This week we’ve added the Oliver Conquest in Whitechapel, the Boleyn Tavern near Upton Park, the Rugby Tavern in Bloomsbury and the Effra Social in Brixton to the ever-growing list.
- Our thoughts on the BP Portrait Award 2014 exhibition at National Portrait Gallery
- An exhibition dedicated to prints at Courtauld Gallery
- Great Britain at National Theatre is topical, but problematic
- Nikolai Gogol’s Marriage is still relevant today, at Brockley’s Jack Studio Theatre
- An ambitious epic about the 1984-5 miners’ strike, Wonderland is a visual spectacle
- Soviet consumer quirkiness on display at Gallery for Russian Arts and Design
- Forbidden Broadway: theatre as you’ve never seen it ripped off before
Things to do
- Today: CloudFest at the Bruce Grove Youth Centre
- Want to watch stage three of the Tour de France tomorrow? Here’s where you can
- This July, choose from: market and shopping events, beer festivals, foodie pop-ups and art openings
- Veggies are spoilt for choice with no less than four meat-free festivals over the coming months
- More than a mush-fest — Festival of Love is on at Southbank Centre
- Regent Street goes traffic free every Sunday this month
- London Indian Film Festival 2014 starts this week at venues across London
- Local businesses and artists showcase their talent at Streatham Festival this week
- Hop on board with extended hours at London Eye Summer Lates
Try something different this summer…
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With over 1,000 courses this July and August, take your time to look through the incredible range on offer and give yourself the opportunity to try something new. Many courses are one day only, so swap that day in front of the telly for a day learning about how to write a novel/what city life was like in the ancient world/London history walks around Bloomsbury, Borough, Bermondsey and beyond. Seriously, we’ve only scratched the surface, take a look for yourself.
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