Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- Mayoral candidate update: Sol Campbell launches campaign, Tory MP Zac Goldsmith announces he will run, and fare cuts are the talk of the moment.
- A new outdoor office has appeared in Hoxton Square.
- Renters' bugbears increase as letting agent fees in Waltham Forest can be over £700.
- New report recommends London should establish its own office for data analytics.
- This week's food and drink news, including Yoda BBQs and booze vs balls.
- One man rides a Boris Bike as far as he can in an hour. The result is...
- Pictures from our sneak peek down the tunnels of Crossrail.
- When was the first London railway terminus built? This and more nerdery in our video.
- Pop for the tots: family-friendly discos around London.
- Fine London boroughs? No, help London boroughs! We discuss London's air quality.
- Do you live in owner.bought.trap? How about work by actual.curvy.eggs? A what3words guide to London.
- Star Paws: dogs in sci-fi costumes. Because.
- Are we remembering the wrong famous Londoners?
- We find London's loneliest train (and join three other passengers on it).
- We let our inner child RUN RIOT at the new Carsten Höller exhibition ★★★★★
- Art fights history at Tate Britain ★★★☆☆
- Heels, soles and toes at V&A's new Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition ★★★☆☆
- Women rule in King John at The Globe ★★★★☆
- Artists take on the River Thames at London Transport Museum's Prize for Illustration
- Traces: a circus that shrugs off the end of the world ★★★★☆
- Brixton has a new shipping container village — we explore (and we like)
- The Red Lion shows the ugly side to a beautiful game ★★★☆☆
Things to do
- Up for a walk this weekend?
- Our recommendations for the London Short Story Festival this week.
- Dragons and bears come together in the name of charity at Paddington's Dragon Boat race.
- Tramp around night-time London for charity with Cardboard Citizens.
- Pop up performances, art installations, walks and workshops at the (mainly) free InTRANSIT festival.
- Watch cult sci-fi films in London's only planetarium this summer.
- Want to play The Crystal Maze? Of course you do...
- If you can design a better folly than the Garden Bridge, give it a go.
- Get booking for the Proms — here are our 10 picks of the festival.
Tickets & offers
CEILIDH CLUB: Nothing like a Dashing White Sergeant to make you feel bonny, step into Scottish dancing with the ever so friendly Ceilidh Club and dance your cares away like a tartan Fraggle for £16.50.
ELVIS ON THE THAMES: Rock the Boat Elvis Dinner Cruises take to the Thames this summer, a perfect treat for visitors to Elvis at the O2. Boats leave from North Greenwich Pier at 8pm, a three-course dinner with sparkling wine will be served and Elvis tribute artist, Ben Thompson, will fill the blue suede shoes of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. On 25 June, 9, 23, 30 July, 27 August, YPlan price £39.20.
WINE WORKSHOP: Get to grips with grapes at the Same But Different wine workshop on 22 July. Tasting will help you learn, hooray! Never be stuck between a Semillon and a Chardonnay again, £27.
SWING DANCE: Swing dancing looks so much fun. Stop watching and get dancing with a beginners class from Swing Patrol at either the Water Poet E1, The Tabernacle W11 or Cecil's Cocktail Bar SE1. No experience or partner necessary, £10.
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