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

Photos: London Looks Lovely in the Rain

Puddle-dodging Londoners


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

Chances are you've not been here - so we went for you


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.


See London Made From Lego Bricks

Who doesn't love Lego?


In Pictures: The River Thames at Its Best

Never gets boring


Everything You Need to Know About Lambeth Bridge

Including its international siblings.


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.


Why Is There No Outer Temple?

Only recently discovered.


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

Gorgeous.


Is This the Croydon of the Future?

Brutalist visions.


In Pictures: London's Oddest Street Names

*Points and laughs*


Fascinating Photos of London's Office Workers

Briefcases and bowler hats.


8 of London's Best Coffee Cocktails

Coffee on the rocks.


8 London Theatre Bars You've Got to Try

There are some great after hours offerings


10 Really Terrible Jokes About London

Not a single mention of Cockfosters.


Check Out These Photos of Brixton Looking Really Beautiful

A portrait of Brixton


Crispy Potato Dreams - the Best Hash Browns in London

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?


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."


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

Gorgeous.


"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"


London's Bookshops Look Lovely in These Pictures

Fancy.


London Was Home to One of the World's Largest Condom Factories

Durex came from London's East End.


Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Driverless Cars

Skynet is only a step away.


East London Has a Tropical-Themed Café and It's Beautiful

Don't forget to check out the loos.


Inside One of London's Most Important Bookshops

In the 1960s this place was visited by people from across the world


London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

The river that made the Serpentine.


In Pictures: The Half Moon in Herne Hill Reopens

Would former frequenter Dylan Thomas approve? Maybe not


The Parliament Statue That Protesters Have Chained and Glued Themselves To

Why are protesters so drawn to the Viscount?


The Best of London, in 30 Seconds

Night in the capital.


This Guy Took a Boris Bike Around the World

That's one well travelled bike.


This Video of London Offices 50 Years Ago Will Make You Rethink Everything

Any of you ever get to use that swimming pool?


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

This is the good stuff.


The Best Bloody Marys in London

Get that hangover sorted...


Stop Everything and Watch This Gorgeous London Video

Sit back and enjoy.


Are These the Wackiest Arcade Machines in the World?

An arcade, but not as we know it.


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

A fun, if pricey, exhibit.


Looking After London's Ghosts

A tour of a spooky archive.


Watch an Artist Draw the Houses of Parliament... Just by Glancing at It

Project for the Science Museum.


Take 30 Seconds Out of Your Day to Watch Sunset Behind St Paul's Cathedral

Remarkably calming.


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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