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The Masters Tennis Return To London's Royal Albert Hall.

The Masters Tennis Return To London's Royal Albert Hall
Pat Rafter has set his sights on avenging his heart-breaking Wimbledon 2001 final loss to Goran Ivanisevic after signing up to play in The Masters Tennis tournament at London's Royal Albert Hall, 1-6 December...
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New Year's Eve Parties 2009
Every New Year's Eve sees millions of partygoers flood the clubs and pubs to watch the timer tick away. It's an important night: the final party and death knell of 2009 combined with the birth/first hangover of 2010...
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This week we have the shocking Russian Roundabout Fail, the slightly worrying Tube Train Avoids Drunk, the uplifting Two Kiteboarders Jump Over Worthing Pier and finally the beautiful Meteor Lights Up the Sky...
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Top Attractions Sellers (12/11/09 - 25/11/09):
1. Ice skating, 2. London Eye, 3. Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler, 4. Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009, 5. Beatles to Bowie



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Diary: Edinburgh Fringe Benefits

When news came through that London is to put on a rival to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, I was a bit come-on-what's-the-point?, but then I read the quote from the EFF spokesperson.

"We are very relaxed about this," it went. "We have just had the best year ever and we are the pre-eminent open-access arts festival in the world."

"It's no surprise that other cities would seek to copy the model, and we would welcome anyone into the festival community."

Patronising or what. They're obviously rattled. To rub it in we need to open up a new front to confuse the enemy, like Bush did when he invaded Afghanistan instead of Iraq, okay bad example, or when Jordan dumped Alex the Cage Fighter when she was mad at us the audience.

Let's hit them where it hurts and call our one the Edinburgh Festival, too.

It's only fair, because the Scots are about to get a toy shop called Hamleys, which is stealing London's image rights if you ask me. If the legal wallahs get funny, just spell it Edinborough on the posters. That would annoy them even more and suit the way foreigners pronounce it, ensuring their dollars and euros are spent down here.

With that success under our belt, we'd stride on and change the name of the London Film Festival to the Can Film Festival. No-one need bother going to the south of France if we put some fake sand down by the river and pay a shapely blonde to walk up and down. Apparently Jordan is available for a small fee.

- David Clee

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Entertainment

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

- Cinema

Clyde Shelton (GERARD BUTLER) in Law Abiding Citizen. Momentum PicturesBlockbuster of the Week: Law Abiding Citizen (18)
Starring: Jamie Foxx, Gerard Butler, Viola Davis
Doting father and brilliant inventor Clyde Shelton is stabbed during a home invasion by two thugs...
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Paranormal Activity. IconHorror Movie of the Week: Paranormal Activity (15)
Starring: Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Katie Featherston
Micah lives in San Diego with his girlfriend Katie, who has experienced visions of a spirit watching over her...
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Seraphine. Image not availableCritics' Choice of the Week: Seraphine (PG)
Starring: Yolande Moreau, Genevieve Mnich, Ulrich Tukur
Biopic of early 20th century French painter, Seraphine de Senlis, whose identity remains a secret...
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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

Romeo and Juliet - Royal Opera HouseRomeo and Juliet - Royal Opera House
The most famous love story of all time...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (12/11/09 - 25/11/09):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Turandot, 3. Messiah, 4. Swan Lake, 5. La Bohème



- Comedy

Frankie Boyle: I Would Happily Punch Every One Of You In The Face - HMV Apollo HammersmithFrankie Boyle: I Would Happily Punch Every One Of You In The Face - HMV Apollo Hammersmith
One of the hottest and most controversial comedians of the moment...
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Top Comedy Sellers (12/11/09 - 25/11/09):
1. Frankie Boyle: I Would Happily Punch Every One Of You In The Face, 2. Ed Byrne: Different Class, 3. Eddie Izzard, 4. Billy Connolly, 5. The Comedy Store



- Music

Basement Jaxx - The O2. Photo Credit: mulling it over. C.C.LicenseBasement Jaxx - The O2
With hits like Raindrops and Rendez-Vous spanning a decade and more, the Brixton duo are still going strong...
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Top Music Sellers (12/11/09 - 25/11/09):
1. The Pogues, 2. Rod Stewart, 3. Marilyn Manson, 4. Leona Lewis, 5. Jamie T



- Theatre

Hair - Gielgud TheatreHair - Gielgud Theatre
Welcome to the curly, shaggy, gleaming, streaming, wonderful world of Hair...
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Top Theatre Sellers (12/11/09 - 25/11/09):
1. The Gruffalo, 2. Aladdin, 3. The Phantom of the Opera, 4. Disney's The Lion King, 5. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof



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Competition

Xfm's Winter Wonderland CompetitionXfm's Winter Wonderland Competition
Win tickets to see Razorlight (and more) with Xfm's Winter Wonderland!...
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London Accommodation

Chiswick Moran Hotel - Chiswick (4*)

Chiswick Moran Hotel - Chiswick (4*)
The Chiswick Moran Hotel is a mere 20 minutes from central London and Heathrow Airport, yet nestled in the tree-lined tranquillity of Chiswick High Road...
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Best Western Burns Hotel - Earls Court (3*)

Best Western Burns Hotel - Earls Court (3*)
Best Western Burns Hotel is an international hotel, which offers the discerning traveller first class standards of service and attention to detail...
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House 519 - Docklands (Budget Apartment)

House 519 - Docklands (Budget Apartment)
Stay in a modern affordable studio at House 519 and you will benefit from the combination of convenient accommodation in an excellent location...
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Victoria Inn London - Victoria (3* Bed & Breakfast)

Victoria Inn London - Victoria (3* Bed & Breakfast)
Victoria Inn is a comfortable hotel, which provides low-cost accommodation close to London's Victoria Station...
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Top Hotels Sellers (12/11/09 - 25/11/09):
1. Pemberton Gardens Guest House - Upper Holloway (Budget Hotel), 2. Pay and Sleep Heathrow - Heathrow Hotel (Budget Hotel), 3. Hyde Park Whiteleaf Hotel - Bayswater (1 Star Hotel), 4. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2* Bed and Breakfast), 5. Elizabeth House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star Hotel)

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