Best Of Londonist: 9 July 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up, sponsored this week by BFI Southbank.


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Hoffman season continues at BFI Southbank

This year marks Hollywood legend Dustin Hoffman’s 80th birthday — join in the party by watching some of his biggest blockbusters at BFI Southbank.

Dustin Hoffman helped pave the way for a new generation of Hollywood leading men in the late '60s. The BFI completes its celebratory season with films from the latter part of his career. Highlights include classics like Rain Man, Marathon Man and Tootsie.

Don’t miss the chance to see The Graduate — as the film reaches its 50th anniversary, BFI are delighted to screen this newly restored 4K digital print. No film has done quite so much for middle-aged sex appeal than the 1967 hit as Anne Bancroft plays the original cougar, Mrs Robinson.

Witness the master at work for yourself with the BFI Southbank’s Hoffman season. Full line-up can be found here.


A Tube Map Which Shows All the Tunnels

Bright idea.


We Bared All at London's Naked Beer Festival

Drinking real ale with our assets out at a jazz jam in a field


Did You Know About London's Fake 10 Downing Street?

Fool your Instagram followers.


These London Tourist Attractions Are Rubbish... Apparently

Less Russell Brand, more Hitler please.


The Story of Trafalgar Square's Warped Window

Something else to look out for in Trafalgar Square


Gimmicks Developers Use to Create Hype for Their Buildings

The cunning ways developers try to make their buildings seem cool


London's Best Jamaican Food

Taste of the tropics.


These Are Some of Our Favourite Vintage Tube Posters From Years Gone By

A design icon.


Buy a Tube Train for £340 (Sort Of)

We are so on board with this


London's Best Dessert Bars

Anyone for dessert?


10 Things the Dutch Gave London

Bricks, bongs and beer.


Where to Find London's Best Meatballs

Meaty treat.


Beautiful Fountains in London

Which is your favourite?


Inside the Beefeaters' Private Pub

It's got a very clear theme.


This Is Not Your Bog Standard Tour

Who was Sir Joseph Bazalgette?


We Love These Beautiful Pictures of Hampton Court Palace

Can we move in?


In Photos: Reflecting a Life in London

What a photo opportunity


10 London Walking Tour Books You Need on Your Shelf

Covering everything from blue plaques to pub crawls.


The 18th Century Brothel Where You Couldn't Have Sex

The most popular (almost) brothel in Georgian London.


In Photos: The Construction of Tower Bridge

A feat of engineering.


This Unusual Post in Ruskin Park Had Us Stumped

It's definitely not a bollard.


Victorian London Was One Big Farmyard

Still, it probably smelt better than today's traffic fumes.


"They're Pushing Us to the Side" - Speaking to the Goths of Camden

Is it still a place for the different tribes to "get in their uniform?"


George Orwell Briefly Lived in Hayes - but He Wasn't a Fan

His first book was published when he lived here.


Is This the Weirdest Coffee Shop in London?

Coffee in a toilet?


The Whitechapel Cemeteries Returning to Nature

Little known oases.


Video: Paddington's Floating Park

Welcome to 2017.


London's Sparkliest Afternoon Tea Is at Cutter & Squidge

Trust us: order the pineapple tea


Have You Been on the Driverless Pods at Heathrow?

We felt like we were in a sci-fi movie


London Is Beautiful in the Rain

Even if you don't love the rain in London, you'll love this


Who's Getting Dessert?

There's nothing cattywampus about this amazing bakery in London


The Icéclair Cometh: London's New Dessert Hybrid

The stuff of icecream-stuffed dreams...


No Tickets to See Cursed Child? This Harry Potter Exhibit Will Dry Up Those Tears

Harry Potter fans are going crazy for this House of MinaLima exhibition


Byron's Birthday Celebrations Involve Beer and Hamburger Pairings to Make Your Mouth Water

Enter Byron's birthday competition


Play Choose Your Own Adventure... In London

Like The Horror in High Ridge, but with Buckingham Palace


Did You Know London Has Its Own Sistine Chapel?

Ascend 60 feet to see this artwork


Video: When the Future King of England Played at Wimbledon... And Lost

He abdicated from professional tennis.


What Makes Each Tube Station Unique? An Artist Is Going to Capture It

... and you can help.


Is This London's Most Famous Ceremony?

Out with the old (guard) and in with the new (guard).


Breathe in Some Colour at This Design Museum Exhibition

Been to the new Design Museum yet? Here's a good excuse to


Frieze Sculpture Comes Early to Regent's Park

Sunbathe and sculpture spot.


German Gymnasium's Berlin Picnic Reviewed

Picnic meets banquet...


The Guiltiest Pleasures Food Festival You've Been Waiting For

Crisp butties are finally back!


Feast Like Toad of Toad Hall at This New Supperclub

It's their biggest, boldest, badgierest adventure yet...


Frosties Ice Cream, Anyone?

Breakfast, 1990s style.


Get Wired at This Festival Dedicated to Coffee Cocktails

Not much sleeping will be done.


Fancy Getting Green-Fingered? Ask the Experts.

Blooming lovely.


London's Best New Food and Drink Openings in July

Get ready for launch


Just One Day to Pat a Micropig at This Paddington Pop-Up

Micropigs and gin. London, we salute you...


London Beer Festivals: July 2017

Cheers!


Check Out This Festival Celebrating Deaf and Disability Arts and Sport

An epic deaf rapper takes to the stage.


Free This Weekend? Help Piece Together a Real Whale Skeleton

Calling all budding whale-ologists.


Crossrail Extending to Heathrow Terminal 5

Great news for frequent flyers.


A Sneak Peek Inside the Crossrail Tunnels

18 months to go...


East London Line Is Getting a Night Service

Great news for south Londoners.


Pull Up a Deckchair to Watch Wimbledon

Fancy Wimbledon on a giant screen?