Film4Summer Screen at Somerset House. Photo: Penelope Cruz in Broken Embraces. Copyright: Emilio Pereda/Paola Ardizzoni.

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Film4Summer Screen at Somerset House. Photo Credit: *hoodrat*. C.C.License

Film4Summer Screen at Somerset House (30 July to 8 August)
Pedro Almodóvar will open the season on the big screen on Thursday 30 July introducing the UK premiere of his highly acclaimed Broken Embraces, starring Academy Award winner Pénélope Cruz...
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LondonNet is on Facebook!

We've been posting bits and bobs on Facebook about some of the new stuff we've been adding to the site. So if you're into your social web stuff come on over and take a peek. Fans, as always, warmly welcomed...
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Our sister site has had a cracking fortnight sourcing funny and weird clips. The Nirvana vs Rick Astley Mashup 'Never going to give your teen spirit up' has topped the popularity charts, with fellow musical oddities Rap Around the World and 24-hour Dance-Off coming close. On a far more serious note we have Politicians Fighting in South Korean Parliament and Silvio Berlusconi Humps a Traffic Warden from the world of public affairs. And finally, one from the bedroom; Single Ladies Dance Fail. Enjoy.... | BigHappyVideo on Twitter | RSS

Top Attractions Sellers (09/07/09 - 22/07/09):
1. London Eye, 2. Buckingham Palace, 3. Madame Tussauds, 4. Body Worlds & The Mirror of Time, 5. Chessington Park

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Diary: Take it to the London Bridge

No denying that Tower Bridge is one of the icons of London, but there has always been something about it that gets on my wick.

Maybe it's because its fake castles take a bit of the historic punch away from the nearby, and genuine, Tower of London, or the tarty way it spreads itself for any passing ship, or the fact I was once stuck in its traffic for nearly an hour.

Now I have some heavyweight support for this grumpiness in the considerable shape of London Bridge, which has started its own Twitter campaign.

Years of frustration at being ignored in favour of its showy rival has come pouring out.

London Bridge has inspired us to go for a Favourite Thames Crossings strand on the LondonNet Twitter. So far, Hungerford and Albert lead the way and London Bridge is cool with that.

"I won't vote for myself as favourite Thames river crossing," it said. "I'm not a self-obsessed twerp like my neighbour."

Links: LondonNet on Twitter #FavouriteThamesCrossings @ImLondonBridge

- David Clee

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

- Cinema

Sandra Bullock in The Proposal. Photo: Kerry Hayes. SMPSP. Touchstone Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.Blockbuster of the Week: The Proposal (12A)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Mary Steenburgen
New York book editor Margaret Tate is feared by one and all including her long-suffering assistant Andrew...
Showing At These Cinemas | Watch Trailer

Just Another Love Story. Revolver Entertainment.Critics' Choice of the Week: Just Another Love Story (18)
Starring: Anders W Bertelsen, Rebecka Hemse, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Car crash victim Jonas feels compelled to visit survivor Julia, who lies unconscious in hospital...
Showing At These Cinemas | Watch Trailer

Antichrist. No Image AvailableHorror Movie of the Week: Antichrist (18)
Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe
A husband and his younger wife are engaged in lovemaking, oblivious to the actions of the baby son...
Showing At These Cinemas | Watch Trailer

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

Tristan und Isolde - Royal Opera HouseTristan und Isolde - Royal Opera House
An eagerly anticipated new production of Wagner's towering Tristan und Isolde...
Buy Tickets | Classical Music Tickets | Dance Tickets | Opera Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (09/07/09 - 22/07/09):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Swan Lake, 3. Rigoletto, 4. Lesley Garrett and the Fron Male Voice Choir, 5. Adam Cooper's Shall We Dance

- Comedy

Alistair McGowan - New Wimbledon TheatreAlistair McGowan - New Wimbledon Theatre
The nation's favourite impressionist, takes to the road with a brand new show...
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Top Comedy Sellers (09/07/09 - 22/07/09):
1. The Comedy Store, 2. Comedy Carnival, 3. Jongleurs Comedy, 4. Jimmy Carr, 5. Simon Amstell: Do Nothing

- Music

Pixies (Brixton Academy - 6-9 Oct 2009). Photo Credit: freschwill. C.C.LicenseThe Pixies (Brixton Academy - 6-9 Oct 2009)
Come on pilgrims, one of the legends of all-time music history are back in town...
More Info | More Music Tickets | Music News

Top Music Sellers (09/07/09 - 22/07/09):
1. Pearl Jam, 2. Backstreet Boys, 3. Basement Jaxx, 4. Kasabian, 5. Pink

- Theatre

The Shawshank Redemption - Wyndham's TheatreThe Shawshank Redemption - Wyndham's Theatre
The story of Andy Dufresne, who is sentenced to life in Shawshank Prison after being convicted of murder...
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Top Theatre Sellers (09/07/09 - 22/07/09):
1. Thriller Live!, 2. Disney's The Lion King, 3. High School Musical 2, 4. We're Going on a Bear Hunt, 5. The Phantom of the Opera

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Bavarian Beerhouse CompetitionBavarian Beerhouse Competition
Win one of five pairs of tickets for the opening night of Oktoberfest at the Bavarian Beerhouse (on Thursday 17 October 2009)...
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions
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London Accommodation

London Marriott Park Lane - Park Lane (5*)

London Marriott Park Lane - Park Lane (5*)
Once a stately apartment building overlooking Hyde Park and the Marble Arch, the London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is now a leading luxury hotel in London...
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Park Inn London, Russell Square - Bloomsbury (4*)

Park Inn London, Russell Square - Bloomsbury (4*)
Opened by Lord Strathcona in 1911, the contemporary Park Inn London, Russell Square with its beautiful Edwardian facade offers all mod cons expected of a superior hotel...
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Hyde Park Hotel London - Bayswater (3* Apartment)

Hyde Park Hotel London - Bayswater (3* Apartment)
Recently refurbished Hyde Park Hotel London combines the history of its Victorian townhouses with the modernity of its chic studio rooms...
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So London Luxury Apartments - Hammersmith (4* Apartment)

So London Luxury Apartments - Hammersmith (4* Apartment)
If you fancy staying somewhere luxurious, yet affordable, that's minutes away from Hammersmith Tube Station, book yourself into the 4 star So London Luxury Apartments...
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Top Hotels Sellers (09/07/09 - 22/07/09):
1. Hyde Park Budget Apartments - Bayswater (Budget Apartment), 2. Pimlico Inn - Victoria (Budget Hotel), 3. President Hotel London - Bloomsbury (3* Hotel), 4. Eaton House Hotel - Victoria (1* Hotel), 5. Golden Star Hotel - Victoria (Budget Rooms)

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