Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- TfL Commissioner Peter Hendy has acknowledged the capital needs affordable fares for low paid Londoners. Progress?
- London's Air Ambulance released its incident figures for the year so far
- This time next year, we should have a 24 hour tube service at weekends
- Temple of Mithras. Were you there?
- The 2015 Michelin Guide has been released — how did London's eateries fare?
- Cycle superhighway controversy: traffic impact times released
- New project from UCL allows you to compare where you live against other parts of London
- Crews Hill in Enfield — the garden of London?
- A look at the Holi paint party craze sweeping the capital
- We're on the lookout for London's best pub chalkboards, add to our collection!
- The Tunnel: the 80s comedy club in Greenwich where heckling became an art form
- We look at the women that can be found in London's public art
- A look at what you missed when Londonist took over HMS President last weekend
- We explore both sides of the argument around the closure this week of Barbican's Exhibit B show. What are your thoughts?
- Which London airport is (possibly) named after a goat? Find out with how London's airports got their names
- 10 of London's best zine and mini comic shops
- Video: can you hear Big Ben's chimes on a radio before you do in real life?
- Ice Hockey in London, an introduction
- Where to make your own *hic* alcohol in London
Best pubs in London
We’re building a new website of the best pubs in London (mostly as voted for by Londonist readers). We still have a few areas to explore but we’re asking readers to take a look through what we have so far, and let us know what we’ve missed and where we need to visit next. This week we’ve added the Dog and Bell in Deptford; Prince Albert and Draft House Westbridge by Battersea Park; and Sun of Camberwell in, er, Camberwell.
- Chart the evolution of celebrated landscape painter John Constable at V&A
- Think Clerkenwell, think vintage NASA photographs
- Don't cry to me Marty Pellow: Evita at Dominion Theatre is a very mixed bag
- We may just have found our new favourite comedian. Don't miss Luisa Omielan at Soho Theatre
- Surreal video art by Pierre Huyghe on show at Hauser & Wirth. Masked monkeys, anyone?
- Lego art at Old Truman Brewery is dark, playful and remarkable. We recommend (and you can avoid paying booking fees on your tickets here)
- The Royal Academy opens its monumental exhibition of Anselm Kiefer
- Light is the focus of Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg's trippy new exhibition
- Funny haha and funny strange: Edinburgh winner John Kearns comes to London
Things to do
- We love Jenny Pockley's hazy London landscapes — don't miss her at Sarah Myerscough gallery
- Today's your last day to join a free Walk London jaunt around the capital
- Get your indie film fill with Raindance Film Festival
- Snap up the remaining tickets to Lost Lectures in a fantastic secret venue
- Take your pick from our massive list of London's theatre offerings next month
- 40 walks and talks with a literary theme on offer in October as part of the Literary Footprints festival
- Choose your weapon wisely: Rock Paper Scissors Championships takes place on 4 October
- The Other Art Fair sees London's unrepresented artists take to the floor (and you can get 50% off tickets)
- Coffee-lovers, put down the mug and enter our competition to win a year's worth of coffee
Love a freebie? Keep an eye on our Competitions page for the chance to win great London stuff. Currently:
- London start-up Pact Coffee are offering one lucky person a year's worth of coffee delivered straight to their door
- You could win tickets to an exclusive party night with free drinks courtesy of JOOP! Fragrance
- Or, nab a couple of tickets to join team Londonist at our 10th birthday party next month (it's going to be a corker)
Take your pick (or enter them all if you so wish). Good luck!
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