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

Inside One Of London's Most Important Bookshops

Rumours of its demise are exaggerated.

In Photos: London's Weirdest Street Names

Stop sniggering at the back!

A Trip To London's 9th Least Used Train Station

Not exactly a hive of activity.

10 Of London's Best American Food Joints That Deliver

Glorious grilled cheese or dirty dogs?

London In Lego

Who doesn't love Lego?

Will Driverless Cars Actually Make Our Lives Better?

Brave new world, or worrying times?

Here's What London Was Like In 1907

Suffragettes, smog, Stalin and plenty of tube stations.

Here's Why We Love Living In London

Here's are some of the best reasons.

Stop Everything And Watch This Gorgeous London Video

Two-and-a-half minutes of pure joy.

London Jokes That Will Make You Cringe And Groan

Not a single mention of Cockfosters.

We Reckon Palm Vaults Is London's Prettiest Café

Don't forget to check out the loos.

London's Bookshops Look Lovely In These Pictures

Window shopping at its finest.

There's An Inner And Middle Temple, But Why No Outer Temple?

Only recently discovered.

Fascinating Photos Of London's Office Workers

A city of workers.

Meet The People Who Work In London's Casinos

"I’d sometimes pretend I stacked shelves in Tesco, rather than tell people what I did for a living"

The Bar Where You Inhale Your Cocktail Instead Of Drinking It

Every bit as weird as it sounds

Video: Will Croydon Look Like This One Day?

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

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

Any of you ever get to use that swimming pool?

A Fragment Of The World Trade Centre In Stratford

Steel remnants.

In Pictures: The River Thames At Its Best

Father Thames through the seasons

In Pictures: London's West End In The 1950s


Fancy Buying A Pad In Greenwich?

It's not as pricey as you thought.

London's Lost Rivers: The Westbourne

Once a river, now a sewer.

How Durex Came Out Of London's East End

Find out where the name Durex comes from

How To Write A 'why I'm Leaving London' Article

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

We've Found The Best Hash Browns In London

Fry, fry away.

Photos Of Brixton Looking Beautiful

A portrait of Brixton

Video: A Boris Bike Travels Round The World

But how much was his fine?

In Pictures: Rainy London

Puddle-dodging Londoners

In Pictures: London In Bloom


This Gorgeous Video Shows Off London's Nighttime Beauty

30 seconds well spent.

Fuller's Reopen Legendary Pub Where Sinatra Once Sang

Will you be going?

Go See These Exhibitions By And About Women

Some of these are unmissable

8 London Theatre Bars You've Got To Visit

There are some great after hours offerings

These London Parks Have Their Own Private Police Forces

One dates back to the 1870s.

London's Best Coffee Cocktails


This New Sicilian Restaurant Is Serving Up The Real Deal

Mouths. Watering.

The Statue In Parliament Damaged By Suffragettes... And Left That Way

Why are protesters so drawn to the Viscount?

Video: The Crackpot Novelty Automation Arcade

There's even a mechanical chiropodist.

Be Hurled From Space In Virtual Reality At The Science Museum

Probably as close as you'll get to returning from orbit...

If You're Single, It Costs 56% More To Live In London Than The Rest Of The Uk

High rents are causing relative poverty.

1000 Free Copies Of This London Book Are Being Given Away

Pick up a book.

Everything You Need To Know About Lambeth Bridge

Including why its predecessor was a disaster

Stunning Sculpture And Powerful Paintings At This National Gallery Exhibition

Brilliant replicas complete the story.

Here's Another Gorgeous Video Of A London Sunset

Wren's masterpiece at its finest

The Best Bloody Marys In London

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

These Are The Artists You Should Know About

Check out this art fair.

Competition: Win A Pair Of Top Price Theatre Tickets

Break a leg.

Watch This Artist Draw An Incredible (And Speedy) Cityscape

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

Bones, Teeth And Witching Bottles: An Insight Into London's Past

A tour of a spooky archive.

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