Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- New Metropolitan Police recruits must have lived in London for at least three years
- Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle: who’s in and who’s out?
- Three architects reveal their designs for Heathrow City
- Ever feel like you’re being watched? New artwork ‘follows’ Londoners down the street
- We’re seeing the effect of council tax benefit cuts
- Google Maps launched 3D mapping earlier this week
- London will lack 133,000 primary and secondary school places by 2018, new report finds
- What ho! Get the lowdown on this year’s Chap Olympiad celebrations
- Endear yourself to your neighbours and learn a brass instrument in London
- The tube line that never was: the River Line
- The great beer flood of 1814, another of London’s forgotten disasters
- A quick guide to your rights as a tenant in the private rented sector
- Ever tried the North Italian drink Spritz? If no, here’s where. If yes… have some some
- We recommend 10 London memberships for the curious of mind
- A stroll through Stanley Kubrick’s London
- Six of London’s best foodie tours
- We look at London’s special relationship with the early USA
- In this week’s podcast, we talk about London’s bridges with museum curator Francis Marshall
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. One new pub has been added this week: the Old Brewery in Greenwich.
- Booty-shaking, hip-swinging, leg-twisting dance at Sadler’s Wells’ Brasil Brasileiro
- The Events at Young Vic tackles a tough subject with wit and intelligence
- William Blake and Tom Paine meet In Lambeth, at Southwark Playhouse
- Futurist painting by Gerardo Dottori at Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
- Powerful American classic The Crucible comes to The Old Vic
- Ships, clocks, stars and the quest for longitude — new exhibition at the National Maritime Museum
Things to do
- Walk through London history at one of Bishopsgate Institute’s anniversary courses
- Enter the ballot to see Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who first at the BFI
- Nine Elms is home to a series of foodie events this summer
- Promenade show The Last Days of Limehouse brings back to life a lost pocket of London
- Peanut butter and jelly, cheese and toast, street food and crazy golf — just some of life’s perfect combinations
- Homeless artist John Dolan exhibits new work at Howard Griffin Gallery
- Four-day festival Art Social ’14 brings artists’ talks, workshops and music events to The House of St Barnabas at the end of the month
- Ten things to do/eat at this year’s foodie festival, Feast
- Book ahead for tickets to Good Times in the Park at Wormwood Scrubs in September
- *Cough* *splutter* Christmas in London 2014???
- Enter our competition to win tickets to see There Will Be Blood, accompanied by a live score, as part of Roundhouse’s Summer Sessions festival
Try something different this summer…
Fancy learning Icelandic? How about ballet, biscuit decorating, or battlefield guiding? Or are you more of a creative writer? Balcony gardener? Beer taster? Whoever you are and whatever you want to be, City Lit has a course for you this summer.
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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