Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- Shakespeare's plays have been immortalised in a special edition tube map.
- "It's hard to tell yourself you're headed for Birmingham, not your doom": an ode to Euston station.
- Pete Paphides talks about some of the customers he's met in his local record store.
- We got up close and personal with the four-storey sculpture on top of Wellington Arch.
- Get ready for a London earworm — we've mapped the best songs about the city.
- Oh New Cross, how we love you — check out these photos.
- "FEEL THE HEAT AS LONDON BURNS!" barks the tagline for London Dungeon's latest blockbuster, which celebrates the Great Fire of London.
- Is this the worst bastardisation of punk to date?
- Battersea Power Station could have turned out very, very differently.
- Everything will be alright... because London's largest gin bar opens next week.
Did you know...
- ...what's unusual about these four blue plaques?
- ...about this little garden nestled between Peckham and Camberwell?
- ...how to get the cheapest cinema tickets in London, day by day?
- ...about these fab places to eat and drink in Ealing?
- Cartoon: Zac and Sadiq, men of the people.
- Our bullshitometer's been put to work on Zac's claim that Sadiq's fare freeze will cost £1.9bn.
- We've sat through the mayoral election broadcast videos and shared our thoughts so you don't have to.
- On 5 May, you've got three votes — here's what the non-mayoral ones are for.
Things to do
- Tickets go on sale Wednesday for a rare chance to visit Down Street abandoned tube station and other hidden London spots. Here's what you'll be letting yourself in for.
- Show your love for your area of London in the best way possible.
- Crazy golf on a rooftop. What could possibly go wrong?
- There's an exhibition dedicated to David Bowie in Carnaby this week.
- At a loose end today? Get yourself to King's Cross for the Classic Car Boot Sale.
- See Streetcat Bob in an evening for charity.
- See some of the earliest photos of London.
- The man who voiced the 'Mind the gap' announcements has died.
- 57 tube stations are at high risk of flooding, apparently.
- Covent Garden has been covered in giant mirrors.
- Street art featuring endangered animal species has been unveiled in east London.
- The Mayor's advisors have branded these skyscraper plans 'unacceptable', while this oddly-shaped skyscraper is taking shape, and this one looks like it's wearing a skirt.
- The world's first local currency cash machine has opened in south London, dispensing the Brixton Pound.
- A new blood donor centre has opened at St George's in Tooting.
- After closing suddenly in February, Camden's Jazz Cafe is reopening following a £3m refit.
- It's not often we get excited about a new staircase, but this one's a ruddy good staircase.
- First time buyers 'will need a salary of £106k to buy a house in London'.
- FOOD: This new Italian restaurant is carb central, and we can't get enough of it ★★★★☆
- THEATRE: You can now relive R L Stine's Goosebumps books (with added booze and swearing) in an underground labyrinth in Waterloo ★★★★★
- ART: Dutch Flowers at The National Gallery is perfectly pretty, but lacks depth and narrative ★★★☆☆
- ART: Tate Britain's Conceptual Art exhibition is "nothing less than pseudo-philosophical claptrap" ★☆☆☆☆
- THEATRE: Hilarious Hopkins impressions remind us that racism is still everywhere ★★★☆☆
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