Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up, sponsored by Roundhouse.
- Could budget cuts be the end of London's smaller museums?
- Frank's Cafe is going to be around for at least five more years. But what should go under it?
- Historic German gymnasium in King's Cross to become German restaurant.
- Sweets Way campaigners create alternative show home.
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- Hoxton Hall has been refurbished. Take a look inside with our video.
- More tube strike joy this week — here's why it happened and here are some tips on how to get through the next one (us, pessimistic?).
- The Thames Tideway Tunnel: what is it and why do we need it?
- We look into why there are no NE or S London postcodes.
- A short film celebrating the art of making a humble steak pie.
- On the hunt for Lodnon's best typos.
- The Romans didn't build the tube, but if they did it might have looked something like this.
- Love a good lecture? Check out these London venues.
- Greenwich, Richmond, Gunnersbury: how over 30 of London's parks got their names.
- It started yesterday: see what the football season holds for London's clubs.
- Clever fleas and boozy porpoises: we look at the bizarre world of Frank Buckland.
- We imagine a London without the underground. We also pitch the London underground against Tokyo's.
- Discover what goes on at the Bank of England in our latest podcast.
- Michael Moorcock's autobiography is bizarre, but brings London to life ★★★☆☆
- Enchanting storytelling on offer at I Believe In Unicorns ★★★★☆
- The Travel Photographer of the Year exhibition had us won over in seconds ★★★★☆
- Explore a Utopia which is personal, brutal and strangely beautiful, at Roundhouse ★★★★☆
- Talented performers are let down over a restrictive set and story in Grand Hotel ★★☆☆☆
- Heavy discussions with a light touch, at the Globe's Heresy of Love ★★★★☆
Things to do
- London's busiest Boris bike is number 16191 — we task you to find it...
- ...and reward your efforts with some soft serve ice cream.
- Say goodbye to bamboozlement by bamboo and get on down to your nearest Asian supermarket.
- See iconic Star Wars scenes, intricately cut out of paper.
- Win a bumper package of Thames-themed goodies (including the chance to get inside Tower Bridge's chambers).
- Explore Paddington basin through four excellent pubs, with this guide.
- A pop-up velodrome will appear in Broadgate's Exchange Square next week.
Tickets and offers
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: The beer will be free-flowing at London Craft Beer Festival at Oval House from 13-16 August. Meet London brewers, taste their beer and then taste some more beer as music plays and street food keeps you upright. £40 ticket includes entry, your own beer glass and unlimited samples.
AIRBOARD EXPERIENCE: Hop on to this self-balancing board at the cutting edge of technology. With pressure pad recognition, it is incredibly intuitive and easy to use. Simply lean in the direction you wish to go, just by pushing your toes down — and you're off. Try the London Airboard Experience in Hyde Park for £60.
SHERLOCK HOLMES GAME: Assassin is a murder mystery game played on the streets of London. Channel Holmes and Watson and keep your wits about you to solve clues and track down the killer on 15 August. Tickets £15 single, £60 for a team.
VUE CINEMA: £7 tickets make London cinema-going very attractive. What's on at your local Vue?
HIP HOP BRUNCH: Try this fun-packed, hip-hop based, Saturday brunch party filled with delicious food, dirty bottomless cocktails and topped off with a hip-hop karaoke event at a secret location on 15 August from noon, £39.
ROOFTOP PARTY: Party from day until night at the 20/20 Vision Terrace Party at Studio 338, North Greenwich on 15 August from 3pm. Tickets £15.
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Everyone's favourite Star Wars film? It should be. Experience it in full effect with Secret Cinema's immersive production during August and September in east London. Tickets £78 each, no booking fees.
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