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The Eye stands a whopping 135 metres high on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges, right opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and provides stunning views over central London and beyond...
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Top Attractions Sellers (29/04/10 - 12/05/10):
1. London Eye, 2. Tower of London, 3. Buckingham Palace, 4. Madame Tussauds, 5. Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance drawings

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Diary: Olympics ConDem-ed to Uncertainty

Best get your deck chairs ready if you fancy going to watch the London Olympics, because there might not be a stadium for you to sit in.

Incoming Culture and Sport Minister Jeremy Hunt revealed on TV on Wednesday that Olympic funding has "not been ring-fenced", which in politics-speak means, "I can't find my wallet".

Investment in London is also to be whipped away in the form of the death knell for Heathrow's third runway.

Loads of people are anti- that piece of kit for environmental reasons and fair enough, but it's not like the money saved is going to be shelled out on a network of proper cycle lanes or something. Bye-bye construction jobs.

A big test for the new government's plans for our economy will come with the decision on Crossrail. Rumours abound, but at the moment, Boris Johnson is on a promise from his old university chum.

"David Cameron looked me in the eye," BJ told the Telegraph's Andrew Gilligan this week, "and said 'We're going to do it.'"

Sounds good, but then new Health minister Andrew Lansbury has announced the NHS needs to save 20 billion, despite promises to, yes, "ring-fence" his department.

If they ConDem Crossrail, maybe we could raise some cash by selling tickets to the subsequent Dave v. Boris wrestling match? Bring your own deck chair, obviously.

- David Clee

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

- Cinema

Robin Hood. UniversalBlockbuster of the Week: Robin Hood (12A)
Starring: Russell Crowe, Kevin Durand, Mark Strong, Cate Blanchett
When Richard The Lionheart dies on the battlefield, archer Robin Longstride heads back to England...
Showing At These Cinemas | Watch Trailer

American: the Bill Hicks Story. Verve PicturesDocumentary of the Week: American, The Bill Hicks Story
Starring: Bill Hicks
Many years after his death, Bill Hicks remains a potent influence on successive generations of comedians...
Showing At These Cinemas | Watch Trailer

Eyes Wide Open. No Image AvailableCritics' Choice of the Week: Eyes Wide Open (12A)
Starring: Ran Danker, Xohar Strauss, Tinkerbell
In an ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of Jerusalem, the family unit is sacred...
Showing At These Cinemas | Watch Trailer

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

La Bohème - London ColiseumLa Bohème - London Coliseum
Jonathan Miller makes an eagerly awaited return to ENO to direct a new production of La bohème...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (29/04/10 - 12/05/10):
1. Swan Lake, 2. Cinderella, 3. Tosca, 4. The Nutcracker, 5. Mikhailovsky - Cipollino

- 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 (29/04/10 - 12/05/10):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. The 39 Steps, 4. Ricky Gervais, 5. Lee Mack

- Music

Scissor Sisters. Photo Credit: Tony Moorey. C.C.LicenseScissor Sisters
Scissor Sisters are set to play their first live shows in the UK for three years when they play a five date UK tour in June...
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Top Music Sellers (29/04/10 - 12/05/10):
1. Willie Nelson, 2. Gotan Project, 3. Scouting For Girls, 4. Chris Isaak, 5. Meltdown 2010 - Six Strings

- Theatre

Theatre Special Offers: Mrs Warren's Profession - Comedy Theatre

Theatre Special Offers: Mad May Sale
We've just launched our May Spectacular theatre tickets sale. We've got tickets for leading West End shows from just £10.99. Musicals and Plays featured include Oliver!, Hairspray, We Will Rock You, Les Misérables, Thriller Live! and Mrs Warren's Profession. Full list of shows in sale.

Top Theatre Sellers (29/04/10 - 12/05/10):
1. Oliver!, 2. Les Misérables, 3. Dirty Dancing, 4. Wicked, 5. We Will Rock You

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Polo in the Park CompetitionPolo in the Park Competition
Win one of ten pairs of general admission tickets to come and see the action live on Friday 4th June at Hurlingham Park, Fulham......
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions
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London Accommodation

The Halkin - Belgravia (5*)

The Halkin - Belgravia (5*)
The Halkin is a haven in the heart of London's Belgravia, hidden on a quiet street a few hundred yards from Hyde Park Corner...
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Rathbone Hotel - Oxford Street (4*)

Rathbone Hotel - Oxford Street (4*)
The Rathbone is an elegant boutique style hotel, offering a high level of service and personal attention to its guests. Located in the heart of fashionable West End...
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Jims Guest House - Shepherds Bush (3* Bed and Breakfast)

Jims Guest House - Shepherds Bush (3* Bed and Breakfast)
If you've booked tickets to see a concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire you should stay at Jims Guest House as its only a couple of minutes walk away...
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39 Suites London - Bayswater (3* Studio)

39 Suites London - Bayswater (3* Studio)
Book a chic studio at 39 Suites and take advantage of affordable three star accommodation in Central London...
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Top Hotels Sellers (29/04/10 - 12/05/10):
1. So London Luxury Apartments - Hammersmith (4 Star Apartment), 2. Elizabeth House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star Hotel), 3. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 4. Belmont and Astoria Hotel - Paddington (2 Star B&B), 5. Carlton Hotel London (2 Star B&B)

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