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.


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

Fool your Instagram followers.


Beer, Boobs and All That Jazz: Londonist Gets Back to Nature at a Festival for the Fearless

"If you get shit-faced here, you'll end up in someone's caravan!"


These London Tourist Attractions Are Rubbish... Apparently

Less Russell Brand, more Hitler please.


A Tube Map for Passengers With Claustrophobia and Anxiety

A neat idea.


Tried and Tested: London's Best Dessert Bars

All about that sugar.


10 Things the Dutch Gave London

Bricks, bongs and beer.


Where to Find London's Best Meatballs

Meaty treat.


10 Walking Tour Books: The Best Way to See London

Learning and burning calories. Two birds with one stone.


The Georgian Coffee House That Was a Brothel - of Sorts

Fans included Henry Field, Alexander Pope and William Hogarth.


In Photos: The Construction of Tower Bridge

Beautiful behemoth.


What Is This Odd Thing in Denmark Hill?

The answer's in the article, but what do you think it is from the photo?


The Story of Trafalgar Square's Warped Window

London's most unusual church window?


The Ridiculous Gimmicks of London's Skyscrapers

The cunning ways developers try to make their buildings seem cool


Take an Unusual Tour of London via Its Loos

Find out where to pee for free in London on this tour


We Love These Beautiful Pictures of Hampton Court Palace

Can we move in?


London's Best Jamaican Food

Amazing Jamaican hotspots to tease your taste buds


In Photos: Our Top London Puddle Picks

Beautiful inside and out.


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

The London Underground is more than just a world-class transport network...


In Pictures: The Tower of London's Own Pub

Mine's a Beefeater and tonic, please.


Beautiful Fountains in London

Liquid art.


"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?"


London's Sparkliest Afternoon Tea Is at Cutter & Squidge

Just don't mention a certain Disney film.


Ever Dreamed of Having Your Own Tube Train? Maybe Settle for This

Pretend to be the Fat Controller.


Have You Been on the Driverless Pods at Heathrow?

We felt like we were in a sci-fi movie


Anyone Fancy a Coffee in a Victorian Public Toilet?

Lovingly transformed.


Video: Paddington's Floating Park

Welcome to 2017.


London Is Beautiful in the Rain

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


Victorian London Was One Big Farmyard

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


Who's Getting Dessert?

There's nothing cattywampus about this amazing bakery in London


Beautiful Photos of Two East End Cemeteries

Little known oases.


A Wander Through George Orwell's Hayes

“One of the most God-forsaken places I have ever struck”.


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?