Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up sponsored this week by Roundhouse.
- A historic pub in Kilburn has been demolished by developers without permission from the council.
- New trains are coming to the Thameslink line, and we got an exclusive look at one (and even took a test drive).
- Enjoy the technological wasteland that is the tube? Not any more — it's now possible to make phone calls on the Underground.
- Warm weather's not always a good thing: air pollution was high again on Friday, thanks to the flow of warm continental air.
- Summer's coming(ish) which means one thing — al fresco drinking time. Look no further for London's best rooftop bars and sky-high drinking dens.
- Everyone on your bus/train/tube reading the same book? This is why.
- We met two UKIP candidates to find out what the party's appeal might be in London.
- Is London under-represented in Parliament?
- Think the Holborn fire last week was dramatic? Read about the day Southwark Bridge exploded.
- London's skyline keeps growing upwards, but what was the tallest building ever to be demolished in London?
- This sweet, funny, near-silent film pays homage to London’s modern street performers and Charlie Chaplin.
- Tracey Emin's bed is back on display at Tate Britain, but does it still hold the same power, 15 years on? ★★★★☆
- Brindisa's latest offering is the best yet... and that's not something we say lightly ★★★★☆
Things to do
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Head to Studio Nine in Canonbury for a candlelit botanical speakeasy. Enjoy a night of cocktails, and experiment with the herbs provided to create your own unique flavours. £40, 16 April, 7pm
EnfieldThinks pop-up learning shop in Enfield Town offers 250 free courses and events over three months
Yep, the upturned purple cow is back on Southbank for 15 weeks of comedy, circus and family acts
Doc Club screens My Kid Could Paint That, a documentary about four year old Marla Olmstead who has sold over $300,000 dollars worth of abstract paintings. Is she a prodigy, or an innocent child exploited by her fame-hungry parents? £10, 15 April, 8.30pm
ROOFTOP FILMS:You've got until Monday night to enter our competition to win yourself a pair of tickets to a May Rooftop Film Club screening
Take part in a graffiti workshop at London West Bank Gallery in Notting Hill. Spend two hours learning the art of can-control, shading, fades, outlines and more from experts. £25, multiple dates
Fancy watching Jaws from a dinghy in a lido? Enough said, really
Sell-out Circolombia return to Roundhouse with Acelere
Circolombia's last show at Camden's Roundhouse was a sell-out hit and this week, they return to the venue's beautiful Main Space to perform their latest show, Acelere.
Circolombia is no ordinary circus — all artists train at the National School of Circo Para Todos ("Circus For All") that support vulnerable young people in Colombia through professional circus training. Acelere itself is inspired by Colombia's diverse communities and will see 14 talented performers from across the nation mix spectacular circus with dance and an original soundtrack.
Heartfelt, daring and infectious, Roundhouse is about to get a serious burst of energy. Acelere runs 14 April-3 May, tickets cost from £15 and can be booked online here.
This week’s Best of Londonist is sponsored by Roundhouse.
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