Your Sunday morning best-of-Londonist weekly round-up.
- Exclusive: a first look at the new 2016 tube map.
- What exactly do those property ads mean when they're talking about 'luxury' London flats?
- What would happen if the Northern line split in two? And what would it look like if it was actually northern?
- What the tube map could have looked like, if anything that was planned to be built was actually built.
- Overwhelmed by the choice of places to eat and drink in Brixton? Let us help you out.
- An ode to Whiteleys shopping centre.
- Should there be 'rules of the road' for pedestrians?
- Shell out for dinner at one of London's best seafood restaurants.
- Where to find bits of Poland in London.
Did you know...
- ...you can now sleep next to the lions at London Zoo? We tentatively tested it out — here's what we thought.
- ...how many tennis balls were used during the Wimbledon Championships last year (clue: it's a LOT)?
- ...which is London's smallest museum?
- ...about the time The Savoy Hotel's courtyard was flooded... on purpose?
- ...what that spike on London Bridge is for?
- ...how London got its pavements?
- ...about the shoe trees of Brick Lane?
- ...about this way to cut minutes off of your commute?
Things to do
- See Marilyn Monroe's clothes, jewellery and private letters at this free exhibition.
- Theatre, film, fashion and more come together for this year's Soho Create festival.
- Fancy visiting London's highest garden this summer (no, not the Walkie Talkie's SkyGarden)?
- Get out of the gym and try one of these alternative fitness challenges next month.
- Explore the reading rooms of the British Library.
- Grab a stunning cup of coffee.
- A large chunk of the London Overground will close from June — will you be affected?
- A start date for the night tube has been announced... but expect strikes in the not-too-distant future.
- Australian actress Rebel Wilson will make her West End debut in Guys And Dolls.
- Tiny London landmarks have taken over East London, in the form of bird boxes.
- Sadiq Khan says cancelling the Garden Bridge would cost more than going ahead with it at this stage — so it looks like it's happening.
- London is getting a new gin mecca while vegan and gluten-free freak shakes are coming to London.
- EXHIBITION: We love this British Museum exhibition about Egyptian treasures from a sunken city ★★★★★
- THEATRE: Goosebumps Kids is just too scary for kids — which kid of defeats the point ★★☆☆☆
- ART: We bet you can't resist taking a selfie at this new exhibition ★★★★☆
- THEATRE: Sharp satire The View From Islington North lampoons everyone from Corbyn to Osborne ★★★★☆
- THEATRE: Sex Workers' Opera is provocative but tasteful ★★★★☆
- FOOD: We got a sneak preview of Cutter & Squidge's Hello Kitty afternoon tea.
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