Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- GLA Conservatives say London Living Wage rise could cost the capital’s businesses £611.8m
- Proposals for latest ‘mini-Holland’ cycling scheme have been unveiled
- A demonstration against tuition fees and student debt ended with 11 arrests this week
- Schwarzenegger talked this week. We listened. Here's what was said
- Five new skyscrapers get the go-ahead
- A shop full of woollen moths has landed in Bethnal Green
- Royal London Society for Blind People launches campaign for online voting to be introduced
- Stik paints the world's tallest street artwork, on a tower block in Acton
- Bad news for Brixtonites — tube chaos set to continue until July 2015
- The peculiar world of the London WC, in pictures
- Relive the festive happenings of Christmas past at these 10 historic Christmas events
- Our latest 60 second video uncovers some facts you may not have known about Monument
- Our series rounding up the best options for specific cuisines focuses on Middle Eastern options
- A look at London's famous bench dedications
- London is spoiled for choice when it comes to art, here are our top 10 family-friendly galleries
- A small but powerful display at Florence Nightingale Museum shows how horrific war injuries can be ★★★☆☆
- Forget snakes on a plane. London has chickens in a crypt ★★★☆☆
- Omnibus's promenade Macbeth is wonderfully dark and atmospheric ★★★★★
- Blackmail and burden come to the fore in Accolade at St James Theatre ★★★☆☆
- Pachamama gives Peruvian cuisine a home in London ★★★★☆
- "Arousing, but no climax": Sexology at Wellcome Collection has substance but just misses the mark ★★★☆☆
- Behind the Beautiful at National Theatre is vibrant and vital ★★★★☆
Things to do
- Bishopsgate Institute's 2015 courses are open for enrolment now. Learn anything from night photography to languages to scriptwriting
- Bite the worm: Tequila & Mezcal Fest comes to London this week (and with it a lot of sore heads)
- Where to fill your stomach with turkey and trimmings on Thanksgiving
- Birthday Girls bring their Party Vibes to Soho Theatre in December
- Grafitti in modern London — join a pow-wow on this topic early next month
- If you want a ticket to the new You Me Bum Bum Train show, make sure you're quick when tickets go on sale at 7pm on 7 December
- Four calling birds, three french hens, two turtle doves and a sleigh-load of Christmas carol concerts in London (catchy!)
- Live music for those aged eight and over, at O2 Islington Academy's Festival-All 2014
- Squarepusher announce electronic music feast at Barbican next year
- Send us a story! We're currently accepting short fiction submissions on the theme 'London at Night'
- Win a coffee masterclass with the lovely folk over at Pact (or sign up to their coffee delivery service to receive a free V60 kit)
- Christmas shopping is probably on your to-do list, whether you like it or not. Keep an eye on our ongoing Christmas Gift Guide series for London-inspired pressies. This week, our top pick is our brand-spanking new Secrets of the Underground DVD
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