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

In Pictures: London's West End in the 1950s

Gorgeous.


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


Come With Us on a Trip Back to 1907 London

The city more than 100 years ago.


In Pictures: London's Oddest Street Names

*Points and laughs*


Beautiful Photos of the River Thames

Father Thames through the seasons


London's Best Hash Browns

An essential breakfast component?


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.


Is This the Croydon of the Future?

Brutalist visions.


Bet You Can't Read These London Jokes Without Groaning

Not a single mention of Cockfosters.


Here's Why We Love Living in London

Why do you love it?


London in Lego

What's not to love?


Love Bookshops? Check Out These Photos of London's Finest Literary Emporiums

Fancy.


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

Who ya gonna call?


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

Complete with an on-site canteen, hairdresser, swimming pool and art gallery


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?


8 London Theatre Bars You've Got to Visit

Including a 2am finish and £6.50 cocktails


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

Briefcases and bowler hats.


London's Best Coffee Cocktails

Did we get your favourite?


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.


How to Write a 'Why I'm Leaving London' Article

You bloody bastard, London.


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

Don't forget to check out the loos.


In Pictures: The Half Moon in Herne Hill Reopens

Would former frequenter Dylan Thomas approve? Maybe not


10 of London's Best American Food Joints That Deliver

Making Americana great again


In Pictures: Rainy London

It really DOES rain a lot here.


Love Spring? Check Out These Photos of London in Bloom

London's never looked so colourful


Did You Know These Fun Facts About Lambeth Bridge?

It's been in Bond and Harry Potter films...


The London Statue That Protesters Have Chained and Glued Themselves To

Look out for this chap when you visit.


We Follow the Route of the Long-Buried River Westbourne

You can actually paddle in parts of it... sort of.


The Best Bloody Marys in London

One's even served in a bell pepper...


Watch This Man Cycle His Boris Bike Around the World

From America to India.


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

The city's icons by night


Inside the UK's First Black Bookshop

Rumours of its demise are exaggerated.


We Visited the Crackpot @Novautomation and Had a Blast

There's even a mechanical chiropodist.


The Witching Bottles Offering an Insight Into London's Past

The @MuseumofLondon's archaeology archive looks a bit spooky.


Take 150 Seconds to Watch This Gorgeous Timelapse Video of London

150 seconds well spent


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

Remarkably calming.


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

One brief glance... and he's off.


Be Hurled From Space in Virtual Reality at the Science Museum

Let's play astronauts.


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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