The Nutcracker in London. London Coliseum and The Royal Opera House. Photo Credit: jelene. C.C.License

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The Nutcracker in London. London Coliseum and The Royal Opera House.

The Nutcracker in London: London Coliseum and The Royal Opera House
The story of Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer, and their amazing adventures in the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sweets...
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London Ice Skating: Wembley Stadium Ice Rink

London Ice Skating: Wembley Stadium Ice Rink
Wembley Stadium's ice rink will circle the stadium's pitch and measure in at a whopping 350 metres long and will be able to accommodate up to 700 skaters per hour...
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Medieval Banquet, King Henry's Christmas Lunch - Ivory House

Medieval Banquet, King Henry's Christmas Lunch - Ivory House
Accompanying King Henry VIII are jousting knights, stolling players, dancing wenches and the incredible strong man which provide a magical medieval pageant for your delight...
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Video Funnies
'Paf le chat' is a punchline to a famous French joke. Apparently it's the sound a cat makes when it's hit by something. It's also the name of a new trend for video funnies, represented here by two fine examples from this feline theme; Kick the Cat and And whack the cat (Et paf le chat). Meeoowww... | BigHappyVideo on Twitter | RSS

Top Attractions Sellers (15/10/09 - 28/10/09):
1. London Eye, 2. Ice skating, 3. Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition, 4. Tower of London, 5. MasterChef LIVE

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Diary: All Hail Halloween

Walk into a supermarket at the moment you're likely to be confronted by one of those cruel angel v. devil conundrums: down one aisle there's saintly snowy merchandise, chocolate likenesses of baby Jesus etc.; down the other the dominant tone is black and the sweeties are bat-shaped.

In a survey I conducted for five minutes the other day, kids split 90/10 for the dark side and children are our future, so a fair extrapolation would be that Halloween will one day gobble up Christmas and the national religion will be devil worship and Peter Mandelson will be Prime Minister for all eternity.

You get pundits seriously worried about this macabre stuff what with the success of Twilight and Cirque du Freak, but I was a kid the last time horror was this cool - instead of blockbuster films, we had comics with names like Shiver 'n' Shake and ice-lollies coloured black with blood-red jelly inside - and, like then, it'll all be over in the blink of an evil eye.

Best to enjoy it while it lasts and you can get some top ideas on how to do that with our Halloween special. No human sacrifice involved, not even a sinful supermarket splurge.

- David Clee

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

- Cinema

Michael Jackson's This Is It. Copyright: Sony Pictures Releasing UKBlockbuster of the Week: Michael Jackson's This Is It (PG)
Starring: Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson's death, shortly before a planned series of 50 sell-out concerts at the O2 Arena in London...
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9. Copyright: ©2008 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.Sci-Fi Movie of the Week: 9 (12A)
Starring: Martin Landau, Jennifer Connelly, Elijah Wood
9 wakes in a post-apocalyptic world to discover the man who created him is dead...
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David (Peter Sarsgaard) & Jenny (Carey Mulligan). E1 Entertainment FilmsCritics' Choice of the Week: An Education (12A)
Starring: Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard
Twickenham, 1961. Sixteen-year-old schoolgirl Jenny meets handsome stranger David...
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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

Double Bill (Les Patineurs/Tales of Beatrix Potter)Double Bill (Les Patineurs/Tales of Beatrix Potter)
Frederick Ashton holds the audiences spellbound...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (15/10/09 - 28/10/09):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Turandot, 3. Sleeping Beauty, 4. Swan Lake, 5. La Bohème

- Comedy

Mark Watson - HMV Apollo HammersmithMark Watson - HMV Apollo Hammersmith
Mark Watson first made an impact on the comedy circuit in 2002 when he won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic competition...
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Top Comedy Sellers (15/10/09 - 28/10/09):
1. The Comedy Store, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Eddie Izzard, 4. Ed Byrne: Different Class, 5. Dylan Moran: What It Is

- Music

UB40 (Seated) - The O2 ArenaUB40 (Seated) - The O2 Arena
Birmingham's acclaimed reggae band have been together since 1978...
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Top Music Sellers (15/10/09 - 28/10/09):
1. The Pogues, 2. Whitney Houston, 3. X Factor Live, 4. Stereophonics, 5. Tinchy Stryder

- Theatre

A Christmas Carol - Arts TheatreA Christmas Carol - Arts Theatre
A truly delightful Dickensian festive treat awaits you and your family this Christmas ...
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Top Theatre Sellers (15/10/09 - 28/10/09):
1. Aladdin, 2. Hairspray, 3. Mamma Mia!, 4. Chicago, 5. The Phantom of the Opera

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Disaronno CompetitionDisaronno Competition
Win an invitation to an evening of Cocktails & Dresses in London on November 17th, a pair of GHD straighteners, a cocktail making kit and a bottle of Disaronno...
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London Accommodation

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park - Knightsbridge (5*)

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park - Knightsbridge (5*)
This magnificent hotel, situated in the heart of Knightsbridge, offers 198 luxuriously furnished bedrooms and suites...
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Raglan Hotel - Muswell Hill (3*)

Raglan Hotel - Muswell Hill (3*)
Raglan Hotel is located in a quiet residential part of North London. Guests at the hotel can enjoy the peaceful setting...
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Passfield Hall - Bloomsbury (Budget Rooms)

Passfield Hall - Bloomsbury (Budget Rooms)
Set in ten Georgian houses arranged around a walled garden, Passfield Hall combines historic charm with modern amenities...
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Journeys Kings Cross - Kings Cross (Hostel)

Journeys Kings Cross - Kings Cross (Hostel)
The atmosphere here is much more relaxed and laid back than many other hostels in London...
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Top Hotels Sellers (15/10/09 - 28/10/09):
1. Majestic Hotel - South Kensington (2* Hotel) 2. Warwick Rooms London - Paddington (Budget Hotel) 3. Golden Star Hotel - Victoria (1* Hotel) 4. Lord Kensington Hotel - Earls Court (3* Bed and Breakfast), 5. Hotel Lily - Earls Court (2* Hotel)

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