Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up. If you like it, please share it and forward to a friend. Sponsored this week by Museum of London.
- 263 new towers of at least 20 storeys are planned for London in the next few years.
- Campaigners vow to save Norton Folgate from developers.
- See the four finalist designs for the new Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge — which one would you choose?
- What does George Osborne's 2015 budget mean for London specifically?
- The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden is getting a £27million revamp.
- Travel on the tube regularly? One of these dots could be you.
- Where did London's food chains (Starbucks, Pizza Express and the like) begin? We've mapped their first premises (and some are still open today).
- Centre for London looks at the constituencies that Labour and the Conservatives will be fighting for in the election.
- London Zoo is building a new walkthrough lemur enclosure — and it opens next week.
- If the mayor and deputy mayor both become MPs, who will take care of things at City Hall?
- From Anju to Mad Caff Schemes, it's part one of the A-Z of eating and drinking in London (and when you've digested that lot, here's part two).
- Get ready to crucify your arteries — Creme Eggs are just one thing that you can have deep-fried at a new food pop-up.
- Video: are Cameron and Clegg more popular than we thought?
- Clarence Darrow is a fine curtain call for Kevin Spacey's time at the Old Vic ★★★★☆
- Which new exhibitions are worth going to see, and which are a waste of time? We've done the legwork for you
- New research and x-rays reveal secrets of Joshua Reynolds's great portraits at The Wallace Collection ★★★☆☆
- Always a classic, the current run of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake gets top marks from us ★★★★★
- Dinosaur toys and taxidermy platypuses show the difficulties of representing the animal world at Grant Museum of Zoology ★★★★☆
- We review contemporary Korean restaurant Jinjuu from a vegetarian perspective ★★★☆☆
Things to do
- 500 objects giving a fascinating glimpse into the history of policing in London go on public display for the first time in October.
- See alternative comedy sketch groups at London Sketchfest in May.
- Female filmmakers come into the spotlight at Women In Revolt next month.
- See some of the best films ever made as the refurbished Curzon Bloomsbury opens its doors.
Criminals, detectives, plot twists and intrigue…
Love a good crime thriller? Get stuck in to the literary genre of the moment with best-selling authors Mark Billingham, Ann Cleeves and Laura Wilson at an evening of lively debate and discussion at Museum of London, on 27 March. Inspired by the Museum of London’s acclaimed Sherlock Holmes exhibition, discussions include the enduring popularity of crime fiction, its roots and what makes it as compelling today as it was in Conan Doyle's time. Make sure to stick around to enjoy the excellent Sherlock Holmes exhibition after hours, post-talk.
The event takes place from 7.30pm on 27 March 2015 at Museum of London. Book tickets online here.
This week’s Best of Londonist is sponsored by Museum of London.
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