Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up. If you like it, please share it and forward to a friend.
- All-night tube services will (eventually) be extended to most underground lines, the DLR and the London Overground.
- As well as cleaning up the river, the new super sewer will create five new public spaces.
- A new 11km cycling route linking Tottenham and the City will allow cyclists to mostly bypass the A10.
- Six arrests were made on Tuesday night after a stand-off between police and housing activists occupying empty flats on a south London estate.
- We've listed and mapped all London's breweries and brewpubs. Took bloody ages, that did.
- What will the tube map look like in May when TfL takes over some inner London suburban services? Something like this, we reckon.
- Why do the guns of HMS Belfast point at a motorway service station? Nothing to do with the price of coffee.
- With the election coming, what's the point of voting if you live in a safe seat? There are ways you can still make a difference.
- London's overrun with Chinese restaurants, but these have been chosen as the best, by those who know their Chinese food.
- Ever wondered how Villiers Street near Charing Cross got its name? It involves bits of a duke ending up in an alley.
- Ahead of The Wallace Collection's new exhibition, we've mapped the London locations linked to artist Joshua Reynolds.
- London shorts: the latest film in our series takes place in a Camden pub.
- Does London prefer its toilet roll over or under?
- Even in the pouring rain, new Fitzrovia meze restaurant Ceru is sunny ★★★★☆
- Most artists go for a gallery, but Nick Fox's works are on display around a Tudor manor ★★★☆☆
- What do artists themselves collect and how does it influence their work? The Magnificent Obsessions of Artists are explored at Barbican ★★★☆☆
- The V&A Museum and Brixton's Black Cultural Archives team up to explore the lives of black people in the UK during the latter part of the 20th century ★★★☆☆
Things to do
- No tickets to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet? There's still a chance.
- Relieved half term's almost over? Next school holidays, try these 7 alternative family days out in London.
- Ever wondered how Emergency Response Teams deal with incidents on the tube? Find out the secrets of London's transport system at London Transport Museum's Acton depot open day.
- Drive-In Film Club is hosting Americana-themed, drive-in film screenings at Alexandra Palace next month.
- Kew Gardens's first late night event, with gin cocktails and tropical flowers, sold out — two more to come.
- Short on time to exercise? Have a go at high intensity interval training in London.
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