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The London Eye
The London Eye is ten years old later this year, twice the age for which it was designed, and there's no sign of it closing anytime soon. This week they've started a major refit to help keep it going...
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Top Attractions Sellers (11/06/09 - 24/06/09):
1. London Eye, 2. Buckingham Palace, 3. Flower Shows, 4. Madame Tussauds, 5. Chessington Park

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Diary: Underground Philosophy

"Hell is other people," the Jean-Paul Satre quote, is one of the slices of philosophy to be read out by Tube drivers on the Piccadilly line from today (Thursday 25 June), in an experiment to see if quoting great thinkers can give passengers a bit of a brain lift on their mind-numbing travels.

You have to admire the Underground's to-hell-with-the-bottom-line honesty.

It's like trudging around a supermarket and the public address system reminding you that shopping is a drag. Or being in an Ibiza club and the DJ warning men that Jordan needs some attention.

Other one-liners to get an outing on the Tube include Ghandi's "there is more to life than increasing at speed", great for when the train is stuck in a tunnel and you're stuck under someone's armpit, and Cezanne's "we live in a rainbow of chaos", probably to be wheeled out on the last train on Saturday night when the platform is covered with vomit.

- David Clee

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See below for what's currently happening in and around London:
Cinema | Classical | Comedy | Music | Theatre

- Cinema

Jack Black stars in Columbia Pictures comedy YEAR ONE, also starring Michael Cera. Sony Pictures ReleasingBlockbuster of the Week: Year One (12A)
Starring: Jack Black, Michael Cera, Oliver Platt
Pelt-clad primitives Zed and Oh are extremely lazy and don't pull their weight like the other men in their village...
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Amy Adams as Rose Lorkowski in Sunshine Cleaning - in UK cinemas from 26th June. Copyright: Anchor Bay Films 2009Critics' Choice of the Week: Sunshine Cleaning (15)
Starring: Mary Lynn Rajskub, Emily Blunt, Amy Adams
Rose Lorkowski is a single mother trying to take care of her impressionable, young son Oscar...
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My Sister's Keeper. Photo by Sidney Baldwin. Released by Entertainment Film DistributorsDrama of the Week: My Sister's Keeper (12A)
Starring: Alex Baldwin, Cameron Diaz, Jason Patric, Abigail Breslin
Brian Fitzgerald and his wife Sara are blissfully happy with their son Jesse and two-year-old daughter Kate...
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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

The Turn of the Screw - London ColiseumThe Turn of the Screw - London Coliseum
An ambiguously twisted tale of domestic abuse and corrupted innocence...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (11/06/09 - 24/06/09):
1. Madam Butterfly, 2. Carlos Acosta & Guest Artists, 3. The Nutcracker, 4. Cosi Fan Tutte, 5. Matthew Bourne's Dorian Gray

- Comedy

Dylan Moran: What It Is - Apollo TheatreDylan Moran: What It Is - Apollo Theatre
After his sell-out UK tour Dylan Moran returns to the West End stage...
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Top Comedy Sellers (11/06/09 - 24/06/09):
1. The Comedy Store, 2. Comedy Carnival, 3. Ed Byrne: Different Class, 4. Jimmy Carr, 5. Simon Amstell: Do Nothing

- Music

Pet Shop Boys, Seated - The O2 ArenaPet Shop Boys - The O2 Arena (21 December 2009)
Pet Shop Boys continue an amazing year with the announcement of four further UK dates on their Pandemonium tour in December 2009...
More Info | More Music Tickets | Music News

Top Music Sellers (11/06/09 - 24/06/09):
1. Beyonce, 2. Will Young, 3. Paolo Nutini, 4. Boyzone, 5. Editors

- Theatre

The Winter's Tale - The Old VicThe Winter's Tale - The Old Vic
Disintegrating royal friendships and inklings of adultery...
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Top Theatre Sellers (11/06/09 - 24/06/09):
1. Mamma Mia!, 2. Thriller Live!, 3. Disney's The Lion King, 4. Hairspray, 5. The Phantom of the Opera

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The Class CompetitionThe Class Competition
Win one of five copies of The Class on DVD...
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London Accommodation

Baglioni Hotel - Kensington (5*)

Baglioni Hotel - Kensington (5*)
Situated at the heart of Kensington the Baglioni overlooks Kensington Gardens and boasts one of the smartest addresses in the Capital...
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International Hotel - Docklands (4*)

International Hotel - Docklands (4*)
A modern glass building with fantastic panoramic views overlooking the London skyline, within easy walking distance to South Quay Station...
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Ibis London Earls Court - Earls Court (3*)

Ibis London Earls Court - Earls Court (3*)
The Ibis London Earls Court is located in West London, 500 metres from Earls Court Exhibition Centre...
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So London Apartments Hammersmith - Hammersmith (4* Apartment)

So London Apartments Hammersmith - Hammersmith (4* Apartment)
Hammersmith is just West of Central London and home to delightful and luxurious So London Apartments Hammersmith...
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Top Hotels Sellers (11/06/09 - 24/06/09):
1. President Hotel London - Bloomsbury (3 Star Hotel), 2. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (3 Star Hotel), 3. Sleeping Beauty Hotel - Leyton (3 Star Hotel), 4. Melville Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star Hotel), 5. The Central - Plaistow (Budget Rooms)

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