Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- Just when you thought Geoff Marshall had exhausted his tube knowledge, he's back with a bonus Secrets of the Underground video.
- We continue our culinary tour of the tube map with a stop at Elephant and Castle.
- Six things that are more worthwhile protesting at than the Cereal Killer Cafe.
- What's in a name? Find out how London's sporting venues got their names.
- If you weren't able to make it to our London Is... Changing event, here's what you missed.
- What thing about London makes you happy? Sometimes it's as simple as £1 cream cheese bagels on Brick Lane...
- Here's what other countries across the world call London.
- You like Sherlock Holmes, right? But are you a bigger fan than Bonnie Macbird?
- Zac Goldsmith announced as Conservative candidate for London mayor... surprising precisely no-one.
- Meanwhile, Peter Whittle was chosen as UKIP's candidate.
- London's Air Ambulance has bought a second helicopter, and hopes to have it flying from early next year.
Tickets and offers
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SYRIAN CIVIL WAR:
The Frontline Club in Paddington hosts a panel debate about the Syrian Civil War. The debate follows on from an exhibition of images taken by a former military policeman of the Syrian army, which show detainees from the Syrian regime's prisons and detention centres. £12.50, 6 October
Go along to the launch of Sir Terry Wogan's new book (and debut fiction book) Those Were The Days at St James Theatre in Victoria. The broadcaster will be taking part in a Q&A session. £25, 8 October
Head to Mussel Men in Kingsland for a brewery and distillery masterclass. Enjoy a Shipwreck IPA from Scotland's only brewery and distillery, Eden Mill, paired with a portion of mussels, cooked in a Shipwreck IPA and peanut sauce. They'll then walk you through four expressions of Eden Mill's gin. £12, 8 October
Breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel presents Festifeast, a one day festival of great food and cocktails at House of Vans in Southwark. 100% of the profits raised go to CoppaFeel, so it's sure to leave both your moral compass and stomach satisfied. £35, 9 October
Get to grips with the basics of sewing and using a sewing machine at this three hour workshop in Seven Sisters. Learn about domestic and industrial sewing machinery and overlockers, as well as different stitches and techniques. £20, 10 October
See London singer Denai Moore perform live at Kensington Roof Gardens, launching the venue's season of live music. She'll be performing tracks from her latest album, Elsewhere. £15, 10 October
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Curiouser and curiouser
- If you missed our Thames quiz on a boat, have a crack at the questions to see how well you would have done.
- Sleep through the super moon lunar eclipse on Monday? (Yeah, us too). Take a look at these stunning photos instead.
- Do you know which towns your borough is twinned with? Find out which borough has the most twin towns.
- Danger Mouse returned... and took out most of London.
- Get your holiday off to a good start by tracking down London's best airport food.
- Are self-build homes the answer to London's housing crisis?
- Not sure which September art openings to see? We've reviewed them all so you know which are worthwhile.
- Hangmen at Royal Court Theatre is a perfectly executed black comedy about hanging ★★★★☆
- London Night and Day — by our own Matt Brown — is a great tool for uncovering London hour by hour ★★★★★
- Theo's Pizzeria in Camberwell left us with dough lust ★★★★☆
- Take part in a little wanderlusting at photo exhibition Viva Cuba! ★★★☆☆
Things to do
- New month, new fitness regime? Check out these unusual fitness events in London in October.
- Here's what to expect at BFI London Film Festival.
- Did someone say beer? Here's where to get it this month.
- Off to the cinema? Support local talent with these London-y films to see in October.
- Dodge the big shows with our pick of London's fringe theatre.
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