Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up. Want to get this as an email? Sign up for Sunday Best here.
- In case you missed it, there's a new Bond film out. Here are nine ways to kill James Bond in London.
- Londonist reader Jane Smith sent in these beautiful hand-drawn maps of Islington, Hackney, Broadway Market and surrounding areas. Why not have a go at doodling a map of your own area? We've also covered Gipsy Hill and holiday plans in maps.
- Penge, glorious Penge. SE20 stars in our photo gallery this week.
- Can students really afford to live in London?
- There are some really odd dummies and mannequins in London if you know where to find them. We do.
- The best pubs near London train stations.
- Eight of the best independent trainer shops in London.
Did you know...
- ...about the West End 'trap street' used to catch plagiarisers?
- ...which is the deepest tunnel below London?
- ...there's a good reason why Bermondsey used to be known as 'Biscuit Town'?
- ...what happens if you strike up conversation with your fellow commuters?
- ...where the best places are to be Italian in London?
- ...about the beautiful Crystal Palace subway?
- ...who were the Georgian era's black Londoners?
- Bank junction may close to all traffic except buses under new plans, and Camden's replacing a lane of traffic with a new cycle lane.
- The Mayfair flat where Jimi Hendrix lived for four years will be permanently open to the public.
- Brace yourself for a 48 hour DLR strike next week.
- Sherlock Holmes is heading back to Victorian London.
Tomorrow: Have a wild night with Londonist
Love animals and wildlife? We're gathering a selection of London's top urban wildlife experts together on Monday night, for an evening discussing issues around London animals.
Hear from the urban birdwatcher David Lindo; Helen Babbs, author of My Garden, the City and Me: Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London; the London Wildlife Trust director of conservation, Mathew Frith; and urban bat detective, Kate Jones.
London Is...Wild at Conway Hall, 2 November, £8/£5
- FILM: Daniel Craig looks like he's had enough in new Bond instalment Spectre — and there's strange use of London landmarks too ★★☆☆☆
- EXHIBITION: Fascinating insight into religion through spectacular objects on display in British Museum's Faith After The Pharoahs exhibition ★★★★☆
- THEATRE: David Hare tells the story of Glyndebourne ★★★★☆
- ART: This heartfelt love letter to Charles and Ray Eames will leave newcomers lost ★★☆☆☆
- ART: Liotard's paintings of children with wide, dead eyes are distinctly creepy ★★☆☆☆
- THEATRE: Beverley Knight leads a sterling cast in Cats ★★★★☆
Things to do
- Print this off and leave on your boss's desk as a not-so-subtle hint.
- Unusual and exciting fitness and sport events in London in November.
- Um, we hate to be the ones to break it to you, but London's Christmas markets and fairs begin next week.
- Dodge the big West End shows and make the most of London's fringe theatre offerings.
- Looking for something to do right this minute? Test your London comedy knowledge in our quiz.
- Over the next three weeks, documentary specialists 1000 Londoners hit cinemas.
Tickets and offers
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SCHOOL OF WITCHCRAFT:
If you're still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts, this live action team game is for you. Age 16+. Learn how to brew potions and translate runes while testing your teamwork and logic skills. £30, until 6 November
LEARN TO CROCHET:
Head to Crafty Arts in Romford to learn how to crochet. Whether you're a beginner or more experienced in the world of wool, go along to pick up new skills and meet like-minded people. £6.95, 3 November
Conductor Jaime Martín leads the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a night of Mexican music at Royal Festival Hall on South Bank. From £9, 6 November
Brixton Jamm heralds the start of winter with an evening of fun to warm your cockles. Tuck into street food and mulled wine while watching fire dancers perform, and enjoy live music and DJ sets. From £5, 7 November
Head to Central London Kitchens in Haggerston for a chocolate tasting workshop. Sample items from 100% pure chocolate to freshly made cream truffles and take home a goody bag. £34, 8 November
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