Ice Skating in London (Somerset House). Photo Credit: gregoryjameswalsh. C.C.License

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Ice Skating in London. Photo Credit: Fiona Bradley. C.C.License.

London Ice Skating
It's getting near to the time of year when Londoners limber up and get their ice skates on. Tickets are now on sale for the ice rinks at the Natural History Museum, Hampton Court, the Tower of London, Hyde Park and Canary Wharf.

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler - British Museum. Detail of Turquoise mask. Aztec/Mixtec, 15th-16th century AD. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler - British Museum
This major exhibition explores Aztec civilisation through the divine, military and political role of the last elected ruler, Moctezuma II (reigned AD 1502-1520)...
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Cat Take A Shower. Latest Video Laughs

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Revel in pure schadenfreude with this Porsche Parking Fail video. Watch one Cat Take A Shower and another as it plays Float On by Modest Mouse. Getting a little scientific now, see how GPS Navigation Systems really work and consider whether your children could survive the Kids Marshmallow Experiment?... | BigHappyVideo on Twitter | RSS

Top Attractions Sellers (03/09/09 - 16/09/09):
1. London Eye, 2. Buckingham Palace, 3. Tower of London, 4. Chessington Park, 5. Madame Tussauds

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Diary: London Wins Cheating Gold Medal

Who'd give us the Olympics if the vote was held now? In a summer of extraordinary revelations of cheating across the sporting world, the guilty secret is out: London is the link.

First we had the scandal at Harlequins rugby club in which a player chewed on a blood capsule to get himself subbed, then there was Eduardo of Arsenal's comedy dive to buy a dodgy penalty and this week QPR overlord Flavio Briatore was forced to quit his other job as boss of the Renault F1 team for making one of his drivers crash for tactical reasons.

The good news is that the 2012 games are obviously going to feature more inventive cheating than boring old drugs.

The track events will be like something out of Wacky Races, a sneaky swimmer will shout "Shark!" to freeze rivals at the pool and the shooting range will be littered with dead bodies.

"Congratulations on winning another gold for Britain," Sue Barker will say. "How does it feel, to be on the podium, albeit on your own?"

"Well, I feel a bit said for the German girl. She was probably too young to die, but it's just part of the game these days, since we went professional."

- David Clee

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

- Cinema

Gamer. © 2009 Lakeshore Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.Blockbuster of the Week: Gamer (18)
Starring: Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Alison Lohm
In the near future, Machiavellian genius Ken Castle...
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Burt (John Krasinski) in Away We go. E1 Entertainment Films.Critics' Choice of the Week: Away We Go (15)
Starring: John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels
Burt and Verona are blissfully happy living in a ramshackle cabin...
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The Firm. Warner Bros. UK.Drama of the Week: The Firm (18)
Starring: Paul Anderson, Ebony Gilbert, Ben Shockley
uring a night out, Dom and best mate Terry foolishly pick a fight...
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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 Tsarina's Slippers - Royal Opera HouseThe Tsarina's Slippers - Royal Opera House
Treat yourself to an enchanting operatic rarity for Christmas...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (03/09/09 - 16/09/09):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Rigoletto, 3 Giselle, 4. Sleeping Beauty, 5. The Snow Queen

- Comedy

Tim Minchin - HMV Apollo HammersmithTim Minchin - HMV Apollo Hammersmith
Uberminstrel Tim Minchin lugs his piano back out on the road for his biting and brilliant show...
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Top Comedy Sellers (03/09/09 - 16/09/09):
1. The Comedy Store, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Eddie Izzard, 4. Ed Byrne: Different Class, 5. Dylan Moran: What It Is

- Music

The PoguesThe Pogues
The Pogues line up for their seventh season in a row as the highlight of the Brixton Academy's pre-Christmas festivities...
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Top Music Sellers (03/09/09 - 16/09/09):
1. The Pogues, 2. David Gest...My Life! A Musical Concert Extravaganza, 3. Morrissey, 4. Elton John, 5. Dizzee Rascal

- Theatre

Les Misérables - Queen's TheatreLes Misérables - Queen's Theatre
Now approaching its 25th year in London, Les Misérables is the world's longest running musical...
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Top Theatre Sellers (03/09/09 - 16/09/09):
1. The Phantom of the Opera, 2. Disney's The lion King, 3. Wicked, 4. Mamma Mia!, 5. Thriller Live!

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Encounters At The End Of The World CompetitionEncounters At The End Of The World Competition
Win one of three copies of Encounters At The End Of The World on DVD...
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London Accommodation

The Metropolitan - Park Lane (5*)

The Metropolitan - Park Lane (5*)
A hotel that combines cool looks and cosseting service with a contemporary mindset...
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Southwark Rose Hotel - London Bridge/City (3*)

Southwark Rose Hotel - London Bridge/City (3*)
Style, position and value for money mark out the Southwark Rose as one of London's hidden gems...
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Earls Court Studios - Earls Court (3* Studios)

Earls Court Studios - Earls Court (3* Studios)
Situated close to Earl's Court Station, these pleasant studios are comfortable and convenient...
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The Belgravia Hotel - Victoria (3* Bed & Breakfast)

The Belgravia Hotel - Victoria (3* Bed & Breakfast)
You'll get a warm welcome at this clean, child friendly and cheap London bed and breakfast...
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Top Hotels Sellers (03/09/09 - 16/09/09):
1. Elizabeth House Hotel London - Victoria (2* Hotel), 2. Marylebone Hall - Marylebone (Quality Rooms), 3. Kensington Close Hotel & Health Spa - Kensington (4* Hotel), 4. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2* B&B), 5. Majestic Hotel - South Kensington (2* Hotel)

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