Best Of Londonist: Station Names, Collective Nouns, Family Shows

Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.

Pumpkins by the Canal, by Karen Fletcher on Flickr

London news

Must-read articles

Black and white London skyline, by Hartwell Photography on Flickr

Top reviews

  • 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

From 21 November you can take your little Londoner to Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland

Family Events

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:

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