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Melanie Laurent stars in Quentin Tarantino's latest film INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS as Shosanna. Photo Credit: Francois Duhamel. Copyright: 2009 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Inglourious Basterds (18)
"Once upon a time in Nazi-occupied France..." begins Quentin Tarantino's long mooted war opus, a blood-soaked fairytale divided into five hefty chapters...
Interview: Quentin Tarantino | Read Review
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Top Attractions Sellers (06/08/09 - 19/08/09):
1. London Eye, 2. Buckingham Palace, 3. Madame Tussauds, 4. Chessington Park, 5. St Paul's

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Diary: You can't move for stories about bikes at the moment

Last week alone, London Mayor Boris Johnson gave more glimpses of his bike hire scheme for central London, there was the first Cycle Friday event where marshals shepherd groups of commuters into town and I spent ten minutes in front of a bike shop window.

By this time next year, 6,000 bikes will be available for short trips around the West End, Friday cycling will be as common as Friday throwing-a-sickee and the man in the shop will have asked why I keep staring at his stock without bloody buying anything.

I've got loads of excuses for not cycling - the bad knees, the worse back, sweatiness, fear of lycra - but I guess the biggest stumbling block is the smugness you get with some bike-types. They're one pedal revolution up the oily smug chain from hybrid car owners.

Despite all that, I'm going to take the plunge. Studies have shown that the number of cycling accidents falls as more bikes hit the road; a kind of safety in numbers effect. I'm banking on the same logic for getting rid of the smugness. Anyway, it's other road users who'll feel superior when they see me in lycra.

- David Clee

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

- Cinema

Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds. Photo: Francois Duhamel. Copyright: 2008 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Blockbuster of the Week: Inglourious Basterds (18)
Starring: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent
In Nazi-occupied France, German officer Colonel Hans Landa interrogates a farmer suspected of harbouring Jewish families...
Interview | Showing At These Cinemas | Watch Trailer

Toe Thompson (JIMMY BENNETT) makes a wish on the rainbow rock in Warner Bros. Pictures family action adventure comedy Shorts. Photo by Van Redin. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.Kids' Movie of the Week: Shorts (PG)
Starring: Jimmy Bennett, Kat Dennings, Trevor Gagnon
Toe Thompson is a regular kid who lives in Black Falls with his family...
Showing At These Cinemas | Watch Trailer

I Love You Beth Cooper. Fox UK FilmComedy of the Week: I Love You Beth Cooper (15)
Starring: Hayden Panettiere, Samm Levine, Alan Ruck
Beth Cooper is the most popular girl at Buffalo Grove High School...
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

Giselle - London ColiseumGiselle - London Coliseum
The ultimate Romantic ballet, a tale of innocence, betrayal and the redemptive power of true love...
Buy Tickets | Classical Music Tickets | Dance Tickets | Opera Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (06/08/09 - 19/08/09):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Rigoletto, 3. Turandot, 4. A Gala Night of Opera with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, 5. Sleeping Beauty

- Comedy

Alistair McGowan - New Wimbledon TheatreAlistair McGowan - New Wimbledon Theatre
The nation's favourite impressionist, Alistair McGowan (The Big Impression), takes to the road with a brand new show...
Buy Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (06/08/09 - 19/08/09):
1. The Comedy Store, 2. The 39 Steps, 3. Jongleurs Comedy, 4. Dylan Moran: What It Is, 5. Ed Byrne: Different Class

- Music

Dizzee Rascal Coming to the O2 Academy Brixton. Photo Credit: angela n. C.C.LicenseDizzee Rascal Coming to the O2 Academy Brixton
Having supported The Prodigy on their UK arena tour and slaying festival crowds across the UK and Europe, Dizzee Rascal has announced details of his biggest ever headlining UK tour to date...
More Info | More Music Tickets | Music News

Top Music Sellers (06/08/09 - 19/08/09):
1. Coldplay, 2. James Morrison, 3. Beyonce, 4. Bowling For Soup, 5. Lily Allen

- Theatre

Blues Brothers Christmas Party - New Wimbledon TheatreBlues Brothers Christmas Party - New Wimbledon Theatre
They're back! And hitting the road in their special Christmas Show...
Buy Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (06/08/09 - 19/08/09):
1. Thriller Live!, 2. High School Musical 2, 3. The Phantom of the Opera, 4. Disney's The Lion King, 5. Wicked

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London Accommodation

Chiswick Moran Hotel - Chiswick (4*)

Chiswick Moran Hotel - Chiswick (4*)
This deluxe hotel offers 120 spectacular bedrooms, all of which have an abundance of natural light and have air conditioning...
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King Solomon Hotel London - Golders Green (2*)

King Solomon Hotel London - Golders Green (2*)
Use Golders Green Station to head into Central London or stay closer to your accommodation and visit Hampstead Heath...
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Winchester Hotel Apartments - Victoria (4* Apartment)

Winchester Hotel Apartments - Victoria (4* Apartment)
Once you've collected your key, the one or two bedroom apartment that you have chosen is yours and yours alone...
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Castleton Hotel - Paddington (3* B&B)

Castleton Hotel - Paddington (3* B&B)
Hyde Park and Paddington Station are just a short walk from 3 diamond bed and breakfast Castleton Hotel...
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Top Hotels Sellers (06/08/09 - 19/08/09):
1. Golden Star Hotel - Victoria (Budget Rooms), 2. Rosebery Hall - Islington (Quality Rooms), 3. Castleton Hotel - Paddington (3* B&B), 4. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (3* Hotel), 5. Sleeping Beauty Hotel - Leyton (3* Hotel)

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