Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up. Want to get this as an email? Sign up for Sunday Best here.
- With the night tube (hopefully) on its way, take a look at how London compares to other 24 hour cities around the world.
- Why does anyone go to M&M's World? We went along, and still don't really know.
- With London-set film Suffragette released, explore the London of feminism's foot soldiers.
- What is the best novel about London? We asked you, and here are the results.
- How Interstellar’s David Gyasi went from Hammersmith to Hollywood.
- Make time to watch this short crime drama set in the East End in the 1960s.
- Should there be a new traffic tunnel under the Thames at Silvertown? Have your say in this TfL public consultation.
- Camberwell Green has closed to the public to make way for redevelopment works, which will include a new play area, more green space and a long-awaited new library.
- Plans for the future of Lambeth libraries have changed again.
- East London National Trust property opens to the public after more than 70 years.
- The next Young Poet Laureate for London has been revealed.
- Ben Whishaw is coming back to our screens in a London-set BBC drama next month.
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Rugby may be a sore subject for certain supporters of the sport, but there's a chance to meet rugby legends Jonah Lomu, Jason Leonard and Scott Quinnell as they chat about the game in Richmond. £25, 13 October
If you're an earlybird, why not get yourself along to the Dawn Chorus pre-work choir at The Phoenix on Oxford Street? It's a great way to wake yourself up, and the group is led by professional vocal coaches. £7, 13 October
LOVE AND BASKETBALL:
Celebrate the 15th anniversary of the iconic film Love and Basketball at an all-American immersive basketball cinema experience in Bethnal Green. Expect a basketball arcade, street food, slam dunk competition, cheerleader performance and more. £17.50, 16 October
THE CHOCOLATE SHOW:
Chocolate Week culminates in The Chocolate Show at Olympia Exhibition Centre. Learn about chocolate from around the world in The Tasting Room, visit over 80 chocolate exhibitors, or watch the chocolate fashion show (yes, dresses made from actual chocolate). From £7.50, 16-18 October
LONDON GAY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:
London Gay Symphony Orchestra launches its new season with a Brahms double bill at this autumn concert in the City. £10, 18 October
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Did you know...?
- ...Tetley tea, Wrigley's chewing gum and Wall's sausages are among food products that used to be manufactured in London?
- ...which non-British nationalities are most common in your borough? Find out on this lovely map.
- ...there are several statues and memorials dedicated to African or African-Caribbean people or communities in London?
- ...this little corner of East London may save us all if there's a drought? Find out why.
- The Crime Museum Uncovered at Museum of London shares Scotland Yard's secrets in a fascinating but sensitive way ★★★★★
- The Victoria and Albert Museum's Fabric of India exhibition offers an insight into India's rich tradition ★★★★☆
- It's a Frosties reception for the Cereal Killer Cafe Cookbook ★★☆☆☆
- Goya was great, even when painting stuff for rich people, as seen at National Gallery ★★★★☆
- A Door In A Wall's latest adventure sees the company retain its crown as king of murder-mystery scavenger hunts ★★★★★
- Pam Ann's latest show at Leicester Square is a loud and brash creation — and definitely not family-friendly ★★★☆☆
- Geometrically-perfect, physically-intense dance from BalletBoyz in war-inspired show Young Men ★★★★☆
- What our female and male reviewers thought about Suffragette ★★★★☆
- If you like dresses you're going to love this Liberty retrospective ★★★★☆
Things to do
- Get your geek on at these intellectually stimulating events coming to London.
- Next week is Frieze Week. Find out where to go and what to do.
- Grab the popcorn — there's an absolute wealth of film festivals in London this month.
- Rooftop Film Club is coming in from the cold... and going underground for a month of film screenings.
- This month there are numerous exhibitions to see in London which celebrate Black History Month.
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