Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up, this week sponsored by the Natural History Museum, which is hosting an adults-only Dino Snores event — scroll down for more details on how to book.
- Savour the 1972 Bakerloo line stock like a fine, fusty vintage. It won't be here for long.
- Our resident tube geek Geoff Marshall pitted the London Underground and the Paris Metro against each other. Do you agree with our winner?
- This is what London's tube lines should be called.
- Ah, Peckham. Land of rooftop libraries, psychedelic bars and endless fruit and veg stalls.
- Are you voting for Zac or Sadiq? Maybe this cartoon will help you decide.
- London's leading the world in movie visual effects — and has the awards to prove it.
- If you're going to eat lamb chops in London, make sure it's at one of these places.
- Who's left their bishop up a tree?
- Running your own free film festival isn't as complicated as it sounds — ask these guys.
- Boris reckons the night tube will start in July. We're sceptical, but this is what the service is likely to look like.
- What does the Spring Budget mean for London?
- The Queen officially opened London Zoo's new lion enclosure this week. Take a sneak peek inside (it opens to the public on Good Friday).
- Transport for London has cost London hundreds of millions of pounds in the form of a failed tube upgrade contract.
- We've been chatting to Lib Dem mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon.
- The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising has relaunched, complete with nostalgia-inducing Time Tunnel.
- The housing crisis isn't just affecting people's homes — this is why small businesses are struggling too.
More great London news and events below this message from our sponsor.
Sleep with the Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum
Don’t miss London’s most exciting sleepover experience at the Natural History Museum. Dino Snores for Grown-ups is a one-of-a-kind overnight adventure just for adults.
Fall asleep under the watchful gaze of Dippy the Diplodocus, have dinner in one of London's most iconic buildings and get the chance to visit the Museum's world-famous galleries after hours.
Your ticket will include accommodation, a complimentary drink on arrival, a delicious three-course dinner and breakfast in the morning, plus plenty of late activities. Think science shows, comedy, gin tastings, insect eating, storytelling and an all-night monster movie marathon.
Book now: Dino Snores for Grown-ups takes place on 6 May and 5 August 2016 at the Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD. Tickets are £180 pp and include: three-course dinner, complimentary drink, overnight accommodation, entertainment during the night and access to galleries and exhibitions.
This Sunday's Best Of Londonist is sponsored by the Natural History Museum.
- THEATRE: Mel Giedroyc stars in hard-hitting extremism story Luce ★★★☆☆
- ART: Ambiguity is key in Ed Zollo's intriguing photos of London at night ★★★★☆
- FILM: Tom Hiddleston descends into "smegma smeared savagery" in new film High-Rise ★★★★☆
- ART: The Unbreakable Rope explores what it's like to be gay and Muslim. Powerful stuff ★★★☆☆
- ART: New photography exhibition — curated by Martin Parr — tells stories which are tantalisingly just out of reach ★★★☆☆
- STAGE: Boris Godunov is more than good enough ★★★★☆
- ZOMBIES: Is the combination of virtual reality and zombies as terrifying as it sounds? ★★★☆☆
- FILM: New football film The Pass is a strike against homophobia ★★★★☆
Things to do
- How to spend Easter on South Bank.
- Get to know the people who run London's less ordinary shops and stores.
- The Museum of London Docklands's next exhibition is about itself. Sort of.
- Last chance: Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution closes in two weeks.
- Tickets on sale now to see the likes of Laura Mvula and Everything Everything perform at Somerset House this summer.
- Dennis the Menace is 65 years old, and there's a special exhibition to celebrate.
- Fancy having 17 of London's best chefs cooking your dinner? Here's how.
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