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Summer Opening Of Buckingham Palace 2009. Photo Credit: Dominic's pics. C.C.License

Summer Opening Of Buckingham Palace 2009
Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of Her Majesty The Queen and serves as both home and office...
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Sing-A-Long-A High School Musical 3 - Prince Charles Cinema

Sing-A-Long-A High School Musical 3 - Prince Charles Cinema
A brand new Sing-A-Long-A experience featuring a special screening of Disney's smash hit High School Musical 3 with the words on screen so you can sing along with all your favourite songs...
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West End Theatre: Spring Sale. Photo Carousel

West End Theatre: Spring Sale
More than 30 offers with shows including Hairspray, Carousel, La Cage Aux Folles, and On The Waterfront. Up to 70% off on some shows with tickets from £12.50. Valid until the 31st of March...
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Top Attractions Sellers (19/02/09 - 04/03/09):
1. The London Eye, 2. Madame Tussauds, 3. Body Worlds & The Mirror of Time, 4. Picasso: Challenging the Past, 5. Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace

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Diary: Barbie Birthday Special

When left alone in a room with Barbie - 50 this weekend! - the first thing any self-respecting young boy does is remove her clothes.

The bitter disappointment of the featureless below-waist area helps explain a lot of men's troubles with the opposite sex later in life and is perhaps behind the call of US Congressman Jeff Eldridge for the doll to be banned.

Drat, he's wise to such jibes.

"I knew a lot of people were going to joke about it and poke fun at me," Eldridge said, explaining that it's the unrealistic idea of beauty sold by Barbie that's his beef.

You don't get many women with Barbie's astonishing proportions, so he has a point. But probably he's a bit late to be making it. Sales are way down, her place in the hearts of young girls has been taken by raunchier rivals like Bratz and now she's been handed the final indignity of becoming a camp hero.

Such is the kitschy nostalgia for Barbie-ness, that Hamleys are throwing a huge birthday party for her on Sunday 8 March and they promise a visit from the real-life Barbie. For the record, the last thing boys should do is remove her clothes.

- David Clee

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Entertainment

See below for what's currently happening in and around London:
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- Cinema

Queen Victoria (EMILY BLUNT) in THE YOUNG VICTORIA. Momentum PicturesBlockbuster of the Week: The Young Victoria (PG)
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Mark Strong
Of all the love stories that have defined the British monarchy...
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Michelle Williams as Wendy. Still from Wendy and Lucy, 2008. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Soda PicturesCritics' Choice of the Week: Wendy And Lucy (15)
Starring: Michelle Williams, Will Patton, Will Oldham
Wendy is trapped in Indiana with a sister who doesn't understand...
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Watchmen. Paramount Pictures UK Sci-Fi Movie of the Week: Watchmen (18)
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman
Travel back in time to a very different vision of the mid '80s...
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See Also:
A-Z of London Films, A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of UK Cinemas, Cinema News, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews



- Classical and Dance

A Gala Night of Opera with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa - HRP Tower of LondonA Gala Night of Opera with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa - HRP Tower of London
A stunning and unique location to host an entertainment event, a setting unrivalled anywhere else in the UK...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (19/02/09 - 04/03/09):
1. Swan Lake, 2. Madam Butterfly, 3. Giselle, 4. Star Wars: A Musical Journey, 5. Il Trovatore



- Clubs

New Date for Singles' Ceilidh: 2 April. Photo Credit: Katie Tegtmeyer. C.C.LicenseNew Date for Singles' Ceilidh: 2 April
The dance will be held at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY...
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Top Clubs Sellers (19/02/09 - 04/03/09):
1. Zombie Soundsystem - Matter (04.04), 2. Big Pink - ICA (23.04), 3. We Are Live - Scala (27.03), 4. Closer - Hidden (20.03), 5. London Burlesque Festival (01 to 05.04)



- Comedy

Ed Byrne: Different Class - HMV Apollo HammersmithEd Byrne: Different Class - HMV Apollo Hammersmith
As an observational stand up Ed Byrne is unrivalled...
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Top Comedy Sellers (19/02/09 - 04/03/09):
1. The Comedy Store, 2. Rob Brydon, 3. Russell Kane, 4. Comedy Carnival, 5. The Comdey Tree



- Music

V Festival 2009: Tickets On Sale Friday 6 March at 10am. Photo Credit: freschwill. C.C.LicemseV Festival 2009: Tickets On Sale Friday 6 March at 10am
Festival goers will unite once again for a weekend to remember culminating with mighty headliners The Killers and Oasis....
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Top Music Sellers (19/02/09 - 04/03/09):
1. Pet Shop Boys, 2. Tina Turner, 4. Beyoncé, 4. Coldplay, 5. James Taylor



- Theatre

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Season 2009Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Season 2009
Four Shakespeare plays (Romeo & Juliet, Troilus & Cressida, As You Like It and Love's Labour's Lost), alongside three new plays (The Frontline, Helen and A New World)
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Top Theatre Sellers (19/02/09 - 04/03/09):
1. Three Days of Rain, 2. Blue Man Group, 3. Entertaining Mr Sloane, 4. Thriller Live, 5. Wicked



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Competition

The Young Victoria CompetitionThe Young Victoria Competition
Win merchandise from the film The Young Victoria...
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London Accommodation

Park Inn London, Russell Square - Bloomsbury (4*)

Park Inn London, Russell Square - Bloomsbury (4*)
The contemporary Park Inn London, Russell Square with its beautiful Edwardian facade offers all mod cons expected of a superior hotel whilst keeping many of its original features...
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Thistle City Barbican - The City (3*)

Thistle City Barbican - The City (3*)
Placed on the edge of London's historical Square Mile, perfectly located for the City, the Barbican Centre, and within easy reach of the Tate Modern...
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Wembley Plaza - Wembley (4*)

Wembley Plaza - Wembley (4*)
Wembley Plaza is only 15 minutes from Central London by Underground and 500 metres from Wembley Arena and Wembley Stadium...
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Bluebells Hotel - Nottinghill Gate (Budget)

Bluebells Hotel - Nottinghill Gate (Budget)
Bluebells Hotel is situated in a traditional Victorian building in London's fashionable Notting Hill area...
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Top Hotels Sellers (19/02/09 - 04/03/09):
1. Pimlico Inn - Victoria (Budget Rooms), 2. Access Apartments City - Farringdon (Budget Apartment), 3. Glendale Hyde Park Hotel - Paddington (Budget Rooms), 4. Hyde Park Whiteleaf Hotel - Bayswater (Budget Rooms), 5. President Hotel London - Bloomsbury (3*)

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