Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up sponsored this week by ZSL London Zoo.
- Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman has been found guilty of election offences.
- Dip in the Thames? A Kickstarter campaign to fund the Thames Baths Project has been launched.
- Hendon is the perfect metaphor for the whole London election. Here's why.
- A toast Taj Mahal appeared in Peckham this week, but that's not the only weird thing to have happened in London this month.
- A new 3D model of London has been unveiled — can you see your home or workplace?
- London's newest cinema has opened in East Dulwich — we had a sneak preview.
- Take a 3D tour of the Mail Rail before it's adapted for public use.
- From a Buckingham Palace escape route to an MI6 network of passages, how many of London's rumoured secret tunnels actually exist?
- Bankers’ haunts, historic boozers and skyhigh dining: the best places to eat and drink in the City.
- Should London have its own political party?
- Are your local politicians fibbing to you? We've corrected some dodgy election leaflets.
- A fifth of the 92 chemical elements were discovered in London — do you know which ones?
- It's too late for carb-loading for the London Marathon now, but these eats aren't restricted to runners.
- VIDEO: we took a peek inside London's deepest tunnel — and no, it's not Crossrail.
- Does your borough feature in these six historic films?
- The Bombing of The Grand Hotel may cover events from 30 years ago, but it's still relevant today ★★★★☆
- Mind you, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire is set during the English Civil War and still has something to say ★★★★☆
- Rocky Horror ‘equal-sequel’ gets its world premiere ★★★★☆
- Not much happens in No Milk For The Foxes, much like life is like for Croydon security guards Mark and Sparx, who liven up their shifts with beatboxing ★★★★☆
- Clarion looks beneath the anti-immigrant rhetoric currently being spouted by UKIP and some tabloids ★★★★☆
Things to do
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FREE FILMS: New Cross and Deptford Free Film Festival is underway, with 57 free films to choose from.
MASQUERADE BALL: The Young Professionals' Spring Masquerade Ball, continuing the tradition of the Venetian carnival and Royal Court, takes place at the Roof Gardens in Kensington. Live performers include dancers, musicians, acrobats and magicians. Age 21+. £27, 2 May, 7pm
POETRY FOR DRUNKS: Think poetry or spoken word nights are high-brow or boring? Here’s an event that will change your mind.
POLITICAL ART: Nothing escapes the clutches of the election, not even art. These four political exhibitions are designed to coincide with the run-up to the election.
UNDERSTANDING CHEESE: Running alongside the wine tasting at Vivat Bacchus (above) is a night focusing on the most mysterious cheese of all — blue cheese. Hear what makes it taste so good, learn about traditional and new production methods, and find out how those blue veins appear. £20, 27 April, 7pm
BURLESQUE SHOW: Knightsbridge restaurant Privée dims the lights for a night of seductive, sultry burlesque, accompanied by a mezze selection and champagne cocktails. £10-£25, 30 April, 8.30pm
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Pay an after-hours visit to the animals of ZSL London Zoo!
The brand new Sunset Safari series will give visitors a rare chance to see the zoo’s inhabitants as only the keepers do — at night. Whether you want to see a tiger prowling at twilight or a monkey family having a pre-bedtime natter, Sunset Safari gives city-dwellers the chance to understand the 750 species from around the world from a new perspective. Join a twilight animal tour, view the last feedings of the day, quiz expert conservationists, chill out to live music and satiate your own appetite with over 25 stalls at the World Food Market.
This week’s Best of Londonist is sponsored by ZSL London Zoo.
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