Best Of Londonist: Snacks On A Train And Cemetery Fun

Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.

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London News

  • In case you missed it: there was an election. We've got all the London results plus the story of the night in tweets.
  • London’s newest sky garden opened, above what will eventually be Canary Wharf’s Crossrail station. See the pictures.

Must-read articles

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Top reviews

  • Beyond Caring tackles the dehumanising impact of zero hours contracts ★★★☆☆
  • Michael Frayn's Matchbox Theatre leaves mostly a feeling of disappointment ★★☆☆☆
  • We wanted to like Soho's new Duck And Rice a lot — but it's all shine and no soul ★★☆☆☆
  • Kristin Scott Thomas is a postage stamp with a pulse in this timely revival of The Audience  ★★★★☆

Things to do

No, really. Here are five things to do in London's cemeteries over the next couple of months.

Uncaged London at Star of Kings in King's Cross is a murder mystery with a burlesque twist. Can you follow the clues and see through the seductive femme fatales? £15, 11 May, 8pm
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There are 40 gluten-free beers available for sampling in Maida Vale on Wednesday — grab yourself a ticket.

Reinventing Alice, at The Vaults in Waterloo, is a session on the different ways the famous Alice of Wonderland could be represented, with a backdrop of commissioned pieces by artists and musicians. 11 May, 7.30pm
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TREAT YOURSELF: one of our borough t-shirts, and show your love for the area where you live, work or play.

Watch a screening of Good Will Hunting , starring late comic actor Robin Williams, at Chelsea Old Town Hall. The screening is accompanied by a science commentary. Mathematician James Grimes unveils the theory behind the film. £13, 17 May, 6.30pm
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Join in a week of free fun with the British Academy's Literature Week, and come find us at Thursday's Late night event.

Head to the Spiegeltent at London Wonderground, where the cream of the alternative cabaret crop present their take on classic Eurovision moments a week ahead of this year's final. £17.50, 16 May, 9.30pm
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Get stuck into the revelry, bawdiness and bonhomie of Georgian London at the Georgian Dining Academy at Simpson's Tavern.

Oblique London have partnered with Michelin Star Chef Vivek Singh’s Cinnamon Kitchen for an Indian brunch experience with dancing, party games and more. £20, 16 May, 1pm
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Venture out of the centre and into the boroughs of Bromley and Croydon on this Hayes to Shirley walk. Just make sure you pick the right Hayes to start from, or nothing will make sense again. Ever.

Head to Frontline Club in Paddington for the UK premiere of This Is My Land, a documentary about the history of land in the West Bank and Israel. Followed by a Q&A with director Tamara Erde. £10, 15 May, 7pm
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