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Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up, sponsored by City Lit.
- Boris Bus drivers report safety concerns over the vehicles.
- Dippy the diplodocus is being expelled from the Natural History Museum. Where should he go next?
- Developers lose appeal, must rebuild demolished pub "brick by brick".
- Croydon is on the rise, with a new Art Quarter to prove it.
- Want to know more about the fake tube platform that's used for science experiments?
- A benefit cut that's been somewhat overlooked...
- Why is a transport journalist running to be Mayor of London?
- Our hunt for London's little gardens continues with SOAS's Japanese Roof Garden.
- Part one of our new London canal video series is out: Limehouse to Kingsland.
- Archive photos of life in the London boroughs, across the past 50 years. And more archive joy as old London footage is added to YouTube.
- Milk at the ready: London's best hot sauces.
- What would London be like without foxes?
- Videos: inside Farringdon Crossrail and also Silvertown's derelict Millennium Mills.
- Artists celebrate London, no matter the weather, at London Transport Museum's Prize For Illustration.
- Could we ban smoking in London's parks?
- Take a tour of Rotherhithe in our latest podcast.
- Matt Cardle hits all the right notes as he joins Beverley Knight on stage in Memphis ★★★★★
- Lovett + Todd is impressive, but needlessly jumps on the 'immersive' bandwagon ★★★☆☆
- Colourful, playful, fun sculpture on display at Material World ★★★★☆
- A prehistoric petting zoo has just opened in King's Cross ★★★★☆
- Sex and skullduggery in L'Amore Dei Tre Re at Opera Holland Park ★★★☆☆
- Richard II at The Globe reminded us of a certain Mr Miliband ★★★☆☆
- Wear virtual reality headsets for glances into the (possible) future ★★★★☆
Things to do
- Scoff it like it's hot this week and bite into London's latest food trend: Sabich (or put buttery, flaky, delicious rotis on your rota instead).
- Get out and about with your little ones next week, thanks to free outdoor activities with Parklives.
- Enter the ballot to cycle the Science Museum this coming August.
- Bookworms and language enthusiasts, check out the London Literature Festival.
- Take part in the Gherkin Challenge and race up the building's 38 flights of stairs (hey, it's for charity).
Tickets and offers
WHITE LINES: Groove along to see Grandmaster Flash at Brooklyn Bowl, North Greenwich on 29 July. Tickets £20.
GREASE: Backyard Cinema lets you singalonga Grease in Camden Market on 31 July at 8pm. Tickets £16.50.
THE ASHES: This one's expensive but bear with — get a reserved seat on The Great Briton train to Birmingham from Euston with brunch, watch the cricket from a top class seat at Edgbaston’s Skyline Terrace with VIP treatment, and enjoy a three-course gourmet meal on the train journey home on 31 July. Tickets (all inclusive) £598.67.
JUDITH KERR: Buy one ticket to the Judith Kerr exhibition at Jewish Museum in Camden and you can take a friend or family member along for free. Have tea with a tiger and curl up in Mog's basket — read our review. Tickets £6.50.
MICROBREWERIES: Take a tour of Bermondsey's microbreweries and taste London-made craft ales in the company of the experts on 1 August and other Saturdays over the summer. Tickets £36.84.
CITYDASH: Play Cryptic, the multiplayer experience that takes place on the mean streets of London, on 1 August. Tickets £15.
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