Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up. If you like it, please share it and forward to a friend.
- New research (predictably) shows that the gap between the rich and poor in London is increasing.
- TfL has launched a new motorcycle safety campaign, aiming to reduce accidents.
- Theresa May still won't give permission for the Metropolitan Police to use Boris's water cannons.
- St Patrick's Day is coming. Get in the spirit at London's best Irish pubs.
- London shorts: this week's film looks at why you shouldn't break mirrors on Friday 13th.
- Have difficulty sourcing gluten-free food and ingredients? Struggle no more with our guide to where to buy gluten-free products in London.
- London is often referred to as a ‘Labour city’, but how accurate is this, asks Centre For London.
- Find out what's going on with all that construction work at Nine Elms.
- Video: see how we got on when we tackled the white water rapids at Lee Valley. Clue: chilly.
- Marine Conservation Research needs your help spotting porpoises in the Thames.
- Simple, cheap ways to make London better ("sack Boris" was far too predictable).
- It's a double Alexander McQueen whammy as two exhibitions open about the fashion designer. ★★★★★ for the V&A Museum, ★★★☆☆ for Somerset House.
- Just when we'd hit peak beard, Somerset House rolls out a (mediocre) exhibition on facial hair ★★☆☆☆
- We reviewed Borough Market's Arabica Bar and Kitchen from a veggie angle ★★★☆☆
- Mel Brooks's The 2000 Year Old Man: comedy history that’s been thawed out and brought back to life in north London ★★★★☆
- 40 fantastic photographers contrast the issues of scarcity and waste at the Syngenta Photography Award exhibition ★★★★★
- Storytelling, family and folk music collide in Rove ★★★☆☆
Things to do
- Five words: Secret Cinema does Star Wars (tickets on sale this week).
- Human rights issues are brought to the big screen, while Focus Festival is entirely for teens.
- Teeny tiny people captured on camera in all kinds of imaginative poses across London.
- After the Cat Cafe and the Owl Bar comes the London Pignic.
- London talk looks at the science behind TV series Breaking Bad. Would a thermite reaction truly burn through a lock to get you out of (or into) trouble?
- A Door In A Wall is back for another adventure game in May — tickets on sale Monday.
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