Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up, sponsored this week by City Lit.
- The Airport Commission has recommended that a third runway be built at Heathrow. Not everyone's happy about it.
- The Bike Project and Look Mum No Hands were among the winners of the London Cycling Awards 2015.
- For the first time, the V&A is staying open through the night, due to unprecedented demand for tickets to Alexander McQueen:Savage Beauty
- What do you do with a disused deep-level bomb shelter? Turn it into a farm of course.
- It was hot everywhere on Wednesday, but particularly on London's transport network.
- Public art: explore some of London’s most impressive works of art, without setting foot in a gallery.
- Apparently this is the only place in the West End where you can find frogs.
- Pick out your sunbathing spot around Paddington Basin and Merchant Square courtesy of this new video, shot entirely by drone footage.
- What happens when you put a piano on public display with a sign saying: “Play me, I’m yours”? Find out in this short London film.
- Immersive art: an unsettling 'bomb site' has appeared in Camberwell Gallery ★★★★☆
- What happens when a couple decides to welcome a third, or even a fourth, into their sex lives? ★★★☆☆
- Controversial rape scene dominates new production of William Tell ★☆☆☆☆
- David Suchet (in drag) steals the show in new production of The Importance of Being Earnest ★★★★☆
Things to do
- Forget the big shows, fringe theatre's where it's at this month.
- From celebrity sound-a-likes to cheeses tasting, Leytonstone Festival has something for everyone.
- Sup while you sunbathe: here's a roundup of July's beer festivals.
- Postcards from Aldgate East: a patchwork portrait of the East End is on show now.
- Enjoy a traffic-free Regent Street today, and every Sunday throughout July.
- Join a Type Safari in Dalston and learn what the letters can tell you about the history of the area.
Tickets & offers
MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS: Moscow State Circus's show, Zhelaniy, is based on a Russian folklore story about a flower with seven colours. Expect the highest standards of jugglers, roller skaters, wire walkers and acrobats. £14, 8 July onwards
LEGO LATE: Sea Life London Aquarium is hosting a special After Dark event to celebrate the brand new Lego City Deep Sea collection making a special appearance at the aquarium. Enjoy a reception drink on arrival and explore the tanks. £15, 10 July
YPLAN PARTY: YPlan take over two floors of the Queen Of Hoxton for an afternoon of all things tennis. Pick up your free Pimm’s Cider Cup and some strawberries and cream. Then you can either lounge downstairs and catch the Wimbledon action, or head to the roof for some ping-pong fun. £5, 11 July
WIMBLEDON WONDERLAND: Watch the Wimbledon men's finals over a fantastical feast, as part of a supper club in a secret location. Enjoy a BBQ and British themed tea, with plenty of cocktails. £60, 12 July
ARCELORMITTAL ORBIT: Get half price tickets to the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the red sculpture in the Olympic Park. See views of up to 20 miles, including five football grounds. £15 (for two), valid until 14 July
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