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Best Of Londonist: Abandonded Stations, Rare Books And Tube Corpses

Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up sponsored this week by Pact, who are giving Londonist readers their first bag of coffee, delivered to their door, for just £1. More details below.

Canary Wharf, seen from The Shard at sunset. Photo: Darrell Godliman

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The King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery in Charlton Park. Photo: roger.w800

Top reviews

  • It may be over 40 years old, but this production of Bugsy Malone feels as fresh as ever ★★★★★
  • From gold-coated stones to diamonds made from road kill — what is luxury? ★★★☆☆
  • David Mamet's 1975 big-hitter American Buffalo is back on stage, with a starry cast headed up by Homeland's Damian Lewis ★★★★☆
  • Four reasons you shouldn’t miss Standby For Tape Back-Up ★★★★★

Things to do

Spin LDN Urban Bike Show is back next weekend for three days of bikes, DJs and beer.

Head to Frontline Club in Paddington for a preview screening of Warriors From The North, a film which follows a cohort of young Al-Shabaab sympathisers in Denmark and Sweden at a time when lots of Europeans are travelling to fight in Syria. Followed by a Q&A with directors Søren Steen Jespersen and Nasib Farah. £10, 8 May, 7pm
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There are two bank holidays in May, which means beer festivals galore. Cheers!

The ex X-Factor contestant performs three shows at the O2 in North Greenwich, focusing on his new album Never Been Better. Special guest is Ella Eyre. £46.50, Monday 4/Tuesday 5/Thursday 7 May, 7.30pm
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In this new exhibition, the artist uses postcards to offer translations of developer speak into cynical, plain English.

Toast the extra day of the weekend with a New York style brunch party at Clutch Chicken in Hackney. Tuck into a three-course feast, complete with all the mimosas you can handle, while you enjoy live music and performances. £30, 4 May, 12pm
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The first London Craft Week starts this week, celebrating the capital's long-held artisan traditions.

Explore the world of Wonderland, as experts come together to talk about the influence of Lewis Carroll's famous novel on design. Takes place at Waterloo Vaults. £25, 4 May, 7.30pm
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ELECTION: Looking for somewhere to watch the election unfold on Thursday?

Apolaki Dirty Boxing is a unique blend of Filipino Boxing, Pencak Silat, Western Boxing and Muay Thai. Learn the basics of this martial art at Waterloo Action Centre. £40, 9 May, 11am
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Foodie things to do in London this month, including eating in a tube carriage, or in the St Pancras clock tower.

Peek into the terrifying underworld of Victorian London at this late-night, adults-only event at London Dungeon. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail on arrival, followed by a 60 minute tour of the Dungeon. £25-£29, 8 May, from 6.30pm
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