Quilts 1700-2010: Victoria and Albert Museum. Liberty Jack, 2008. Janey Forgan © V&A Images

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Quilts 1700-2010: Victoria and Albert Museum. Elizabeth Chapman (detail) 1829. © V&A Images. Richard Davis.

Quilts 1700-2010 - Victoria and Albert Museum
The V&A's treasure chest of beautiful historic quilts, together with a selection of contemporary British quilts, some specially commissioned, will go on show in a major exhibition of nearly 100 quilts in spring 2010...
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Valentine's Day 2010. Photo Credit: Porcelaingirl.... C.C.License

Valentine's Day 2009
LondonNet knows how to do Valentine's Day: romantic dates at an intimate restaurant, and perhaps a night at a mood-setting hotel - it's yours to choose, and we're here to help...
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BigHappyVideo.com: Latest Video Laughs - Snow Angel in Speedos

We've been dipping into the BFI National Archive and discovered some wonderful glipmses of London in times gone by. Highlights include Rush Hour - Waterloo commuters in 1970, Piccadilly - London's sleazy underbelly in the Twenties and The Smallest Car in the Largest City in the World (1913). Elsewhere we've covered a recent 'UFO sighting' in the Uk and The Top 10 Fails of 2009....
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Top Attractions Sellers (07/01/10 - 20/01/10):
1. London Eye, 2. Bateaux Dinner Cruise, 3. Bateaux Sunday Lunch Jazz Cruise, 4. Madame Tussauds, 5. Tower of London



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Diary: Love by Numbers Equals One

We ran a story last week about the near impossibility of finding The One. Some boffin had calculated that there was a 285,000 to 1 chance of meeting Mr or Mrs Right, based on the statistical likelihood of A.N. Other Londoner checking all your likes/dislikes boxes.

It was a bit of a joke story, so I was surprised to see that so many of our Twitter followerstook the news to heart.

Most comments came in the sniff/sniff-suicide range of emotions, from "Sad" and "Despondent" to all shades of depression such as "Bit depressing", "Depressing", "Very depressing", "Extremely depressing" and "All hope is lost".

So here's my attempt to sweeten the pill for Valentine's.

First, the slim chance of finding someone entirely compatible with you is just another way of saying you are a unique person; there's no one like you in the whole universe. That's right, feel the power of your individual soul!

Second, oh-seeker-of-love; isn't about the last thing you'd want is for your beloved to be anything like you at all, you know the sad one who gets depressed about daft statistics stories.

- David Clee

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Entertainment

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

- Cinema

Brothers. Lionsgate UkBlockbuster of the Week: brothers
Starring: Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire
Tommy Cahill is released from prison, having served his time for armed robbery, and begins to rebuild his life...
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A Prophet. Optimum ReleasingCritics' Choice of the Week: A Prophet (Un Prophete) (18)
Starring: Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Tahar Rahim
Found guilty of assault and sentenced to six years behind bars, French-Arab teenager Malik El Djebena is caught at the centre...
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The Boys Are Back. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UKDrama of the Week: The Boys Are Back (12A)
Starring: Clive Owen, Julia Blake, Nicholas McAnulty, George MacKay
Sports reporter Joe follows his beloved wife Katy to her home in South Australia where the pair watches proudly...
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See Also:
A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Cinema News, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews



- Classical and Dance

Idomeneo - London ColiseumIdomeneo - London Coliseum
Mozart's first mature masterpiece took a stock mythological plot and transformed it into a life-and-death drama of real characters confronted by the personal and political consequences of choices made in a time of war...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (07/01/10 - 20/01/10):
1. Giselle, 2. Swan Lake, 3. The Elixir of Love, 4. Carmen, 5. Sleeping Beauty



- Comedy

Comedy Carnival West End - SoundComedy Carnival West End - Sound
The Comedy Carnival in Leicester Square features an outstanding line-up of award-winning comedians every Saturday night ...
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Top Comedy Sellers (07/01/10 - 20/01/10):
1. Frankie Boyle, 2. Dara O'Briain, 3. The Comedy Store, 4. Lee Mack, 5. The Cutting Edge



- Music

Katie Melua. Photo Credit: Ernst Vikne. C.C.LicenseKatie Melua
Having spent 2009 writing songs for the album, including teaming up with songwriting partners Guy Chambers and Rick Nowels amongst others, Katie is currently in the studio finishing the as-yet-untitled record with producer William Orbit...
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Top Music Sellers (07/01/10 - 20/01/10):
1. The Bizarre Tour - Chipmunk, Daisy Dares You, Tinie Tempah & Skepta, 2. Nme Awards Tour 2010, 3. John Butler Trio, 4. Wolf Parade, 5. Randy Newman



- Theatre

Billy Elliot: The Musical - Victoria Palace TheatreBilly Elliot: The Musical - Victoria Palace Theatre
Set in the North East, Billy Elliot is a funny, heart-warming and feel-good celebration of one young boy's dream...
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Top Theatre Sellers (07/01/10 - 20/01/10):
1. Disney's The Lion King, 2. Phantom of the Opera, 3. The Gruffalo, 4. Wicked, 5. Thriller Live



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Competition

XFM CompetitionXFM Competition
Win tickets to an intimate Editors gig at London's Water Rats venue with the all new Dave Berry breakfast show on XFM...
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London Accommodation

Pelham Hotel - South Kensington (5*)

Pelham Hotel - South Kensington (5*)
This bustling, cosmopolitan part of town is home to the Victoria & Albert and Natural History Museums, Harrods, Hyde Park and the shops of Knightsbridge and Chelsea...
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Byron Hotel - Bayswater (3*)

Byron Hotel - Bayswater (3*)
The hotel is close to Kensington Palace and Gardens, Hyde Park and near all of London's major tourist attractions including Buckingham Palace, Marble Arch and Oxford Street...
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Clink Hostel - Kings Cross (Hostel)

Clink Hostel - Kings Cross (Hostel)
Aptly named Clink Hostel occupies a 200 year old courthouse that has been totally renovated and turned into a contemporary hostel that you will love...
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Chester Hotel Victoria - Victoria (2* B&B)

Chester Hotel Victoria - Victoria (2* B&B)
Chester Hotel Victoria will suit you if you're looking for somewhere friendly, family run and really cheap to stay in the heart of central London...
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Top Hotels Sellers (07/01/10 - 20/01/10):
1. Sleeping Beauty Hotel - Leyton (3* Hotel), 2. Earls Court Studios - Earls Court (3* Studios), 3. Elizabeth House Hotel London - Victoria (2* Hotel) 4. Hyde Park Quality Apartments - Bayswater (3* Apartment) 5. City View Hotel - Bethnal Green (1* Hotel)

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