Best Of Londonist: 19 March 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up, this week sponsored by the Royal Court Theatre.

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Lights, camera, action for Hollywood play at Royal Court Theatre

Head to the Royal Court Theatre to see The Kid Stays in the Picture — a brand new play based on the true story of legendary film producer Robert Evans.

Photo: Sarah Ainslie

Don't know who Robert Evans was? Actually, you probably do — this is the guy who produced blockbusters like The Godfather, and even saved Paramount Pictures from collapse in the 60s. Directed by Simon McBurney, this play chronicles the life of one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood's history, in the midst of a changing America.

Check out this performance for a life you couldn't make up. The Kid Stays in the Picture runs at the Royal Court Theatre until 8 April. There is very limited availability, but £12 day seats will be released at 9am online every Monday of the run. Book your tickets here.

This week's top stories

These London Theatres Are Hiding Amazing Bars

Including a 2am finish and £6.50 cocktails

In Pictures: Reasons to Love London

Fall in love again.

Come With Us on a Trip Back to 1907 London

The city more than 100 years ago.

Video: This Little-Used London Station Doesn't Even Offer Services Into Central London

London's near-abandoned railway line.

Beautiful Photos of the River Thames

Riverine London.

If You're Single, It Costs 56% More to Live in London Than the Rest of the UK, Says Study

This is why your pay doesn't stretch too far.

Photos: London Looks Lovely in the Rain

Pretty in puddles.

This Is What the West End Looked Like in the 1950s


Is This the Croydon of the Future?

You'll never look at Croydon the same way again.

In Pictures: London's Oddest Street Names

*Points and laughs*

Why Is There No Outer Temple?

Only recently discovered.

10 Really Terrible Jokes About London

Not a single mention of Cockfosters.

These London Restaurants Are Making Outstanding Hash Browns

Potato win.

Some of London's Parks Have Private Police Forces - but What Do They Do?

Who ya gonna call?

Ever Encountered This Fragment of the World Trade Center?

Did you know there's a piece of the Twin Towers tucked away on the Olympic Park?

How Many of These Coffee Cocktails Have You Tried?

Coffee on the rocks.

See London Made From Lego Bricks

Who doesn't love Lego?

In Photos: Brixton Looking Beautiful

A portrait of Brixton

"I Saw a Guy Stand There and Piss Himself at the Roulette Table, Because His Numbers Were Coming In"

"I've seen a punter pick up a chair and throw it over the table at the dealer"

Take a Look at These Photos of London Businesspeople, Past and Present

Bring back the bowler, we say

In Photos: London's Brilliant Bookshops


So. You're Leaving London. Here's How to Write an 'I'm Leaving London' Article

"When you come to Newcastle from London it's like someone’s applied an Instagram filter."

This Is What London Offices Looked Like 50 Years Ago

Complete with on-site swimming pool.

Check Out These Photos of London's Parks and Gardens in Bloom


Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Driverless Cars

Skynet is only a step away.

London's Lost Condom Industry - How Durex Was Made in the East End

Latex life.

Inside One of London's Most Important Bookshops

Rumours of its demise are exaggerated.

London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

The river that made the Serpentine.

Got 30 Seconds to Spare? Watch This Gorgeous Film of London at Night

Night in the capital.

Everything You Need to Know About Lambeth Bridge

Including its international siblings.

London's Best Diner Food... Delivered to Your Door

This is the good stuff.

Video: A Boris Bike Travels the World

That's one well travelled bike.

Stop Everything and Watch This Gorgeous London Video

Sit back and enjoy.

Never Been to Palm Vaults? Here's Why You Need to Check It Out

Never been? You're missing out

Fuller's Reopen Legendary Pub Where Dylan Thomas Used to Drink

Out with the boxing gym, in with the boutique rooms.

The London Statue That Protesters Have Chained and Glued Themselves To

Look out for this chap when you visit.

Tim Peake Guides You Back Down to Earth at This VR Experience

A fun, if pricey, exhibit.

Are These the Wackiest Arcade Machines in the World?

An arcade, but not as we know it.

The Best Bloody Marys in London

There's even a Guinness one...

The Witching Bottles Offering an Insight Into London's Past

Find out what a 'witching bottle' is, and why @MuseumofLondon collects them.

Watch This Gorgeous Timelapse Video of St Paul's Cathedral

Wren's masterpiece at its finest

@Stwiltshire Sketches an Incredible Cityscape - Just With a Quick Glance

One incredibly talented man.

Michelangelo Proves His Brilliance in This New Exhibition

Brilliant replicas complete the story.

The Bar Where You Inhale Your Cocktail Instead of Drinking It

Alcoholic Dip Dabs, you say?

13 Awesome Exhibitions for Celebrating Women's History Month

An impressive range.

Enzo's Kitchen Is the Go-To for Delicious Sicilian Food

A new foodie hotspot.

1000 Free Copies of This London Book Are Being Given Away

A novel idea.

Become an Art Collector and Check Out the Talented Art Fair

Check out this art fair.

Could Greewich Be Your New Home?

Affordable housing?

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