Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up, sponsored this week by Museum of London Docklands.
- Over 48,000 London households are living in temporary accommodation.
- Apparently the government has ‘stolen’ £90m of revenue from Right to Buy sales in London.
- The Metropolitan Police Commissioner backs the use of stop and search in tackling knife crime.
- A vital breastfeeding support service in Lambeth and Southwark has been cut without consultation.
- If staying alive is your aim, make for Tower Hamlets.
- The new Serpentine Pavilion opened — it's a colourful creation.
- London's first trampoline park is coming — bounce your way across 150 of them.
- The new night tube map was published, and looks like this...
- ...which got us thinking about how the tube map has changed since the first tube line opened.
- We love Catford, and we worry regeneration's going to ruin it.
- Why it's OK to eat on public transport (but no smelly food, and take your litter with you).
- Test yourself: try our London architecture quiz.
- It seems we can't move in London without a new local superhero unveiling themselves to us.
- Does London really want to be a 24 hour city?
- Ever wondered what those blue and white numbered signs at tube stations are for? Here's the answer.
- We've updated our massive map of London's breweries and brewpubs.
- This gorgeous short film about an everyday super power is perfect for Pride weekend.
- Find out about Georgian London's shop signs — and see how much you know about them.
- Lobos in Borough Market is a gutsy and convivial tapas cave worth venturing into ★★★★☆
- The Tate's back on form with this Barbara Hepworth blockbuster exhibition ★★★★☆
- New photography exhibition at the Victoria and Albert is a load of Tripe. It's also not that bad ★★★☆☆
- La Traviata meets Prohibition in Kilburn ★★★★☆
- An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch is a meta-maze that keeps you guessing ★★★★☆
- Back of the net for Bend It Like Beckham ★★★★★
Things to do
- London's Burning festival at Housmans bookstore celebrates the radical side of the city.
- This year's Streatham Festival is a nostalgic celebration of local heritage.
- Feeling active this weekend? Take a stroll through Haringey's parkland, or discover North East London's wildlife.
- How would you cope in London without your sight? Find out at RLSB's Life Without Limits festival.
- Greenwich and Docklands International Festival is under way, with free theatre, dance and performing arts shows.
- Scared though we are that it's almost July, we're looking forward to these new art exhibitions opening.
- Shortlisted entries for this year’s Wildlife Artist of the Year competition go on display at Mall Galleries next week, raising money for charity.
Tickets & offers
SHORTS ON TAP:
Head to Cafe 1001 on Brick Lane for an evening with Shorts on Tap. Seven short documentaries from the city's emerging filmmakers will be screened, and there's a chance to chat with them. £5, 30 June
Watch a screening of Amy, the new film about the life of Camden singer Amy Winehouse, at Regent Street Cinema. It's followed by an introduction by director Asif Kapadia. £11, 2 July
CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL:
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment joins forces with the Choir of the Enlightenment for a concert at St Paul's Cathedral as part of City of London Festival. Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 is performed exactly as it was intended. £27, 2 July
Foodies Festival is at Alexandra Palace with street food vendors, pop-up restaurants and artisan foods, live music and chefs offering up their best advice. From £8, 3-5 July
Celebrate Independence Day on a boat party on the Thames. Board at Westminster Pier and party as the sights of the river go by. Once the boat docks, the party continues with DJs playing across three rooms. £20, 4 July
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Early photography workshop at the Museum of London Docklands
Inspired by Museum of London Docklands's Soldiers and Suffragettes: the Photography of Christina Broom exhibition? Get your hands on your own pinhole camera at this early photography workshop.
Join artist Jo Gane to hear all about early photographic processes and get the chance to make your own camera before you’re let loose on London’s Docklands for an afternoon of photographic experiment.
Workshops take place on Saturday 18 July and 26 September, 2pm-5.30pm. Book your place now.
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