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London Flower Shows 2010
Flower shows reveal London's finest in horticulture and garden-living. Get your tickets to this year's flower shows quickly - they're snapped up fast...
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Easter - 4 April 2010
This Easter (4 April, if you haven't yet marked your diary), you might celebrate by going to a parade, eating a big family dinner or taking the kids to fill their baskets at a local egg hunt. You might even save a few chocolate eggs to savour yourself...
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Top Attractions Sellers (04/03/10 - 17/03/10):
1. London Eye, 2. Buckingham Palace, 3. London Flower Shows, 4. Tower of London, 5. Windsor Castle

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Diary: P Diddy Plays Hard Ball at the Palace

The news that hip-hop legend P Diddy wants to buy Crystal Palace Football Club has been greeted with a mixture of amazement and wariness by fans of the south London club, who have had their fair share of trouble with owners in recent years.

Currently in administration, near the bottom of English football's second tier, lumbered with huge debts and a crumbling ground they don't even own, Palace's prospects aren't exactly sparkling. So what's the attraction for Diddy?

Apparently, he "liked the name".

We've all been there, to be fair. It took a friend of mine dozens of failed dates to realise that just because women off the internet have foxy names, doesn't mean Dolores and co. pout like porn stars in real life and I still buy I Can't Believe It's Not Butter even though I can believe it, quite easily in fact.

Unlike me, multi-millionaire Diddy doesn't sound like a dope, so I expect he has plans that will make it all work. In a get-the-vote-out effort for the 2004 US election, he came up with the slogan, "Vote or Die".

I'd like to see Diddy use that uncompromising attitude at Palace. "Win or Die" has a good ring to it and the principle could be extended to the financial problems. "Write Off Our Debts or Die" and "Players: Stop Asking for Ridiculous Wages or Die" would soon do the trick.

- David Clee

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

- Cinema

I Love You Phillip Morris. E1 EntertainmentBlockbuster of the Week: I Love You Phillip Morris (15)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Leslie Mann, Ewan McGregor
Police officer Stephen Russell comes out as gay to his wife and moves to Florida with boyfriend Jimmy...
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Jennifer Aniston stars in Columbia Pictures' comedy THE BOUNTY HUNTER. Sony PicturesAction Movie of the Week: The Bounty Hunter (12A)
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler
When Milo Boyd divorced his wife Nicole, he thought that was the end of the misery...
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The Spy Next Door. Paramount/MomentumFamily Movie of the Week: The Spy Next Door (PG)
Starring: Jackie Chan, Billy Ray Cyrus, George Lopez
Retired CIA agent Bob Ho has served his country diligently for years and now intends to settle down with girlfriend Gillian...
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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

Tosca - London ColiseumTosca - London Coliseum
Among the great dramatic sopranos of our time, Catherine Malfitano made an unforgettable ENO debut in 2006...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (04/03/10 - 17/03/10):
1. Swan Lake, 2. Sleeping Beauty, 3. Magia de la Danza, 4. Cinderella, 5. Carmen

- Comedy

Al Murray the Pub Landlord - London, HMV Hammersmith ApolloAl Murray the Pub Landlord - HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Make mine a pint of Pride - London's lairiest landlord is back in town serving up his foulmouthed brew of wit and wisdom...
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Top Comedy Sellers (04/03/10 - 17/03/10):
1. Dara O'Briain, 2. Ricky Gervais, 3. Jason Manford, , 4. Frankie Boyle, 5. John Bishop

- Music

Aerosmith. Photo: DaigoOliva. C.C.LicenseAerosmith
Aerosmith - the biggest, most enduring and thrilling band in rock history will make a sensational return to the UK & Europe this summer...
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Top Music Sellers (04/03/10 - 17/03/10):
1. Norah Jones, 2. Green Day, 3. Slayer, 4. Faithless, 5. Willie Nelson

- Theatre

Macbeth - Shakespeare's Globe TheatreMacbeth - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
When three witches tell the general Macbeth that he is destined to occupy the throne of Scotland...
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Musical Tickets | Play Tickets | Special Offers

Top Theatre Sellers (04/03/10 - 17/03/10):
1. Private Lives, 2. Les Misérables, 3. We Will Rock You, 4. Priscilla Queen of the Desert, 5. Disney's The Lion King

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Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant CompetitionCirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Competition
Win one of three copies of Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant on DVD...
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London Accommodation

St James's Hotel & Club - Mayfair (5*)

St James's Hotel & Club - Mayfair (5*)
The elegant St. James's Hotel and Club, part of the luxury Althoff Hotel Collection, has now re-opened after an 18-month restoration program...
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Astor Court Hotel - Marylebone (3*)

Astor Court Hotel - Marylebone (3*)
Come to Astor Court Hotel if you want to stay minutes from Oxford Street! This friendly grade II listed hotel has been recently refurbished to provide you with simple yet modern comfort...
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Elizabeth Hotel - Victoria (3* B&B)

Elizabeth Hotel - Victoria (3* B&B)
Occupying a 19th century townhouse overlooking the gardens of Eccleston Square, Elizabeth Hotel offers affordable 3 diamond bed and breakfast accommodation within walking distance of Victoria's coach, tube and rail stations...
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Goldsmiths House - Camden (Budget Rooms)

Goldsmiths House - Camden (Budget Rooms)
Female travellers flock to Goldsmiths House on the edge of Regents Park. The rooms here are only offered to women, so even if you're travelling alone you will feel safe and at ease...
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Top Hotels Sellers (04/03/10 - 17/03/10):
1. Bridge Park Hotel - Harlesden (2 Star Hotel), 2. Majestic Hotel - South Kensington (2 Star Hotel), 3. Astor Court Hotel - Oxford Street (3 Star Hotel), 4. Norfolk House Hotel - Croydon (3 Star Hotel), 5. Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star B&B)

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