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Best Of Londonist: Pub Interiors, Apple Pay And Instagranimals

Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up, sponsored by London Borough of Enfield.

The Churchill Arms features in our list of unusual pub interiors, below.

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Top reviews

  • Consistent chuckles but a bit meandering: Stephen Merchant in The Mentalists ★★★☆☆
  • Guildhall Art Gallery celebrates British black art ★★★☆☆
  • Probably the best book about beer in London, cheers to that ★★★★★
  • The Desire Machine at Brunel Tunnel Shaft — inspired venue, but uninspiring show ★★☆☆☆

Things to do

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Mega Roast Dinner: Hungry for Sunday lunch? This deal gets you a brasserie three-course roast dinner with bottomless cocktails thrown in at Mews of Mayfair on 19 and 26 July. Price £40.
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Life Drawing: Practise your sketching technique at an Alexander McQueen-inspired life drawing workshop with Art Macabre on 21 July, 7.30pm. Tickets £20.
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Blade Runner: The sci fi classic gets an IMAX screening on 23 July at 6.15pm and 8.50pm. Tickets £10.65.
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Shuffle Film Festival: Watch The Godfather Part II and screenings of Shuffle Short Film Finalists in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park on 24 July at 8pm. Tickets £11.50.
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Foodies Festival: Get early bird tickets for Foodies Festival on 24-26 July on Clapham Common featuring street food vendors, pop-up restaurants and artisan foods, new chilli food market and drinks theatre plus live music, cookery demonstrations, top chefs and tasting sessions. Tickets £8.
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Teen Drama in SE10: Watch excellent Shakespearean teen romcom 10 Things I Hate About You in Greenwich Peninsula Park on 25 July at 9.15pm. Tickets £5.
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Game Of Thrones Game: Immerse yourself in the hunt for the Iron Phone in a Game of Thrones-themed hunt around Crystal Palace Park on 25 July. Single ticket £15 (you'll meet nice people there through Thinking Bob) or team ticket £80.
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Escape to the country without leaving London! We present: Forty Hall

If the picture below isn't enough to immediately sway you, then let us highlight some other benefits from a day out to Enfield's Forty Hall.

  • A variety of tours and an exhibition run throughout the Grade I Listed Jacobean mansion that was built in the 1620s (and recently restored to its former splendour).
  • Forty Hall sits in 260 acres of parkland which forms part of the Green Belt around London. Ornamental lakes, walled gardens and pleasure grounds await you.
  • A children's play area designed by local school children featuring climbing equipment, swings and — excitingly — A ZIP WIRE will allow your little ones to let off some steam.
  • Forty Hall Farm is open on weekends. Meet the animals and try delights from the market garden.
  • Summer events aplenty — choose from wildlife walks, family fun days, architecture tours, battle re-enactments and even a music festival.

What else do you need? Head to Forty Hall this summer and find your own slice of the countryside within the M25.

Yes, this really is in London.

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