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: Reasons to Love London

Fall in love again.

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.

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


Is This the Croydon of the Future?

Brutalist visions.

In Pictures: London's Oddest Street Names

Rude, revealing, and downright odd.

Bet You Can't Read These London Jokes Without Groaning

Not a single mention of Cockfosters.

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."

London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

The river that made the Serpentine.

In Photos: Brixton Looking Beautiful

A portrait of Brixton

London's Best Hash Browns


"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

London's Bookshops Look Lovely in These Pictures


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

Durex came from London's East End.

These London Theatres Are Hiding Amazing Bars

Date night, sorted.

Weighing Up the Pros and Cons of Driverless Cars

Skynet is only a step away.

In Pictures: London Made From Lego

Who doesn't love Lego?

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

Don't forget to check out the loos.

Photos: London Looks Lovely in the Rain

Pretty in puddles.

Beautiful Photos of the River Thames

Riverine London.

Inside One of London's Most Important Bookshops

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

In Pictures: The Half Moon in Herne Hill Reopens

Would former frequenter Dylan Thomas approve? Maybe not

This Is What London Offices Looked Like 50 Years Ago

Any of you ever get to use that swimming pool?

This Guy Took a Boris Bike Around the World

That's one well travelled bike.

9 Fascinating Facts About Lambeth Bridge

Get to know the river crossing a bit better

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.

Love Spring? Check Out These Photos of London in Bloom

London's never looked so colourful

10 of London's Best American Food Joints That Deliver

Making Americana great again

8 of London's Best Coffee Cocktails That'll Have You Bouncing Off the Walls

Where to get wired.

15 London Twists on the Classic Bloody Mary

There's even a Guinness one...

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

A fun, if pricey, exhibit.

Video: A Man Draws the Houses of Parliament... Quickly

Project for the Science Museum.

Looking After London's Ghosts

A tour of a spooky archive.

Here's Another Gorgeous Video of a London Sunset

Wren's masterpiece at its finest

We Visited the Crackpot @Novautomation and Had a Blast

There's even a mechanical chiropodist.

Take 150 Seconds to Watch This Gorgeous Timelapse Video of London

150 seconds well spent

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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