Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- The London Living Wage has increased to £9.15
- Michelin reveals the winners in its pub category, 56 London pubs make the cut
- Bad feng shui used to scare off potential Earl's Court investors
- Government is to intervene in Tower Hamlets Council after criticisms of corrupt spending
- London traffic goes up, journey reliability goes down (and the wheels on the bus go round and round. Sometimes)
- Ten arrests made following Anonymous protest
- A bit of the Cheesegrater fell off this week. Not as delicious as it sounds
- Labour research says Oyster PAYG customers pay more than Contactless
- Secret tunnels and rooftop views: we explored the hidden bits of Wellcome Trust
- "The dumbest waste of time", "is this a joke??" and "really clever" — consistent comments on our totally renamed tube map
- A less frivolous map: the decline of London's housing affordability
- Have you spotted these tiny sculptures on Philpot Lane?
- Five things you (probably) didn't know about London's first underground line
- What if all London's river crossings were tolled?
- Bonfire Night 2014 in pictures
- Our update on the cost of living in London on a low income shows a growing gap between wages and rent
- Should London have more power?
- Video: donating blood in London (you get a biscuit)
- A tut of commuters, a shitstorm of pigeons — any more ideas for London collective nouns?
- Is Kentish town curious? New book finds NW5 oddities
- Best new food shops: Valentina Fine Foods, Chiswick
- New restaurant review: Smoking Goat on Denmark Street
- John at National Theatre offers taboo-busting dance that engages from the start
- Information Age exhibit at Science Museum is addictive, BIG and very rich. We liked it, a lot
- A juggernaut of a show: Made in Dagenham is full of gusto
- Dirty Old London: new book on London grime is full of crap, in a good way
- 2071 at Royal Court Theatre is less of a play, more of a lecture
Things to do
- This Thursday you can bag a bargain at Carnaby's Shopping Party
- Make the most of an opportunity to get inside private venue Sands Films at a series of world music gigs
- You may not want it to be, but Christmas shopping is probably on your to-do list. See our round up of festive shopping and markets for inspiration
- See comedy in converted public loos for World Toilet Day
- Whale-based yarns at The Kings of the South Seas album launch
- Tickets now on sale for XFM's Winter Wonderland at the O2 Academy Brixton
- Christmas volunteering opportunities, for those of you able to lend a helping hand this season
At Londonist we have plenty of suggestions for keeping children (and the young-at-heart) entertained. But we're always on the lookout for more family-friendly events to interest children of all ages. Check out our Family section for events, previews and reviews on London happenings of interest to even the littlest of Londonists. Here are some we covered this week:
- Head out in search of Paddington Bear — 50 sculptures to be found around the capital
- Syon Park‘s gardens will be lit up like a Christmas tree from 21 November, for their annual Enchanted Woodland (pictured)
- Films, workshops and make-your-own-DVD sessions — young cinema-lovers shouldn't miss Framed Film Festival on 22 and 23 November
- Our guide to family-friendly shows this Christmas, there's plenty to choose from
- Or book ahead for Disney's Magical Ice Festival, coming to Wembley next April
If you have a great child-friendly event please let us know about it via email@example.com.
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