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Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Prototypes from the Flowers series, 2009. Daniel Brown

Decode: Digital Design Sensations - Victoria and Albert Museum
Decode, organized in collaboration with onedotzero, explores the latest developments in digital creativity and interactive design...
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Top Attractions Sellers (29/10/09 - 11/11/09):
1. Ice skating, 2. London Eye, 3. Madame Tussauds, 4. Tower of London, 5. Bath, Stonehenge, Salisbury and Magna Carta with Lunch

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The campaign to get London Olympic officials to serve traditional food at the 2012 games has taken a step forward with the news that Fabio Capello, the Italian manager of the England football team, has taken a shine to Shepherd's Pie.

Ragu-with-potatoes, as he calls it, could now take its place alongside other London/English fayre such as pie and mash, jellied eels and chicken tikka marsala as Olympic specials, but why stop at food? Why not give the sports a London theme, too?

Already this week, we've had 122 London commuters invent a new event in the form of the Mass Group Hug - surely inspired by crowded Tube trains - in which they now hold the world record.

To keep the Olympic Committee happy, there has to be a legacy, so let's start with the crime-busting Harry Brown Pistol Shooting, where you have to gun down knife-wielding gangsters on a nearby estate while talking like Michael Caine.

Next stop is the Bus Queue Steeplechase, where Greco-Roman wrestlers have to negotiate gaggles of braying schoolkids trying to nick their Osyter passes.

Buses provide fertile ground for athletic events as there's also the Missed the Night Bus Marathon; like a normal marathon, but with a man-against-machine twist and you have to be drunk to enter.

That should at least counter all the performance enhancing drugs and opens the prospect of another popular London sport - getting down on your hands and knees and aiming your own version of ragu-with-potatoes at the toilet bowl.

- David Clee

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

- Cinema

2012. Sony Pictures ReleasingBlockbuster of the Week: 2012 (12A)
Starring: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover
Jackson Curtis continues to argue with his estranged wife Kate, who wants a divorce so she can marry her boyfriend Gordon...
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Amelia. Fox UK FilmDrama of the Week: Amelia (PG)
Starring: Hilary Swank, Richard Gere, Ewan McGregor
Chocolate box biopic of the plucky aviatrix, who soared to new heights in her trusty Lockhead L-10 Electra...
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Harry Brown. Lionsgate FilmsCritics' Choice of the Week: Harry Brown (18)
Starring: Iain Glen, Emily Mortimer, Michael Caine
Harry Brown is a widower and war veteran, who lives alone on a house estate...
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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

Messiah - London ColiseumMessiah - London Coliseum
Handel's greatest and most popular oratorio...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (29/10/09 - 11/11/09):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. La Bohème, 3. Romeo and Juliet, 4. Duke Bluebeard's Castle/The Rite of Spring, 5. Turandot

- Comedy

Dylan Moran: What It Is - Apollo TheatreDylan Moran: What It Is - Apollo Theatre
Moran's legendary stand up rants have sold out across the world...
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Top Comedy Sellers (29/10/09 - 11/11/09):
1. The Comedy Store, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Eddie Izzard, 4. Ed Byrne: Different Class, 5. Dylan Moran: What It Is

- Music

Depeche Mode. Photo Credit: nontelodiromai. C.C.LicenseDepeche Mode - O2
Hard to think of a more influential electronic band than DM ...
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Top Music Sellers (29/10/09 - 11/11/09):
1. The Pogues, 2. Massive Attack, 3. Ray Davies, 4. Deep Purple, 5. Marilyn Manson

- Theatre

The Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty's TheatreThe Phantom of the Opera - Her Majesty's Theatre
The tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance...
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Top Theatre Sellers (29/10/09 - 11/11/09):
1. Aladdin, 2. The Gruffalo, 3. Wicked, 4. Scouts in Bondage, 5. Thriller Live

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Cumberland Hotel - Marble Arch (4*)

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London House Hotel - Paddington (2*)

London House Hotel - Paddington (2*)
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Trebovir Hotel London - Earls Court (3* Bed & Breakfast)

Trebovir Hotel London - Earls Court (3* Bed & Breakfast)
Trebovir Hotel London is a comfortable 3 star bed and breakfast, ideally located in the Earls Court area of London...
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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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Top Hotels Sellers (29/10/09 - 11/11/09):
1. Pemberton Gardens Guest House - Upper Holloway (Budget Hotel), 2. Pay and Sleep Heathrow - Heathrow Hotel (Budget Hotel), 3. Majestic Hotel - South Kensington (2* Hotel), 4. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2* Hotel), 5. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2* Bed and Breakfast)

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