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Madame Tussauds London
The globally famous wax museum is one of the most visited attractions in London and it's easy to see why. Constantly updated figures from the list of the rich and famous, ancient and modern, make a day trip to Tussaud's a memorable experience for visitors from all round the world...
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London Ice Skating
It's getting near to the time of year when Londoners limber up and get their ice skates on. Tickets are now on sale for the ice rinks at Hyde Park and Canary Wharf...
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Top Attractions Sellers (19/08/10 - 01/09/10):
1. The London Eye, 2. Tower of London, 3. London Zoo, 4. London Aquarium, 5. London Showboat Cruise

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Diary: A Mugs Game

I won a few quid at the races yesterday down at the glorious Lingfield Park. Very nice you might say, but really it only goes to show what an old codger I'm becoming as the years march on.

Attendance at horse racing is down and it's easy to see why. Until relatively recently it was illegal to place a bet anywhere other than a race track. So your honest punter had to go racing to have a flutter, unless they tried their luck with an illicit off-track bookie's runner.

In 1960 it all changed with the Betting and Gaming Act which made it fair play to bet off course. Over the past half a century the industry has expanded into covering football and many other sports. Outside the sporting world you can use spread betting to wager on almost anything from the price of coffee to how many seats the Liberal Democrats will lose in the next election.

Through all this gaming innovation I offer you one gilt-edged tip; however tempted you may be, stay clear of betting on cricket. Especially if the game involves Pakistan.

- Peter Clee

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

- Cinema

Dinner for Schmucks. © 2010 DW Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved.Blockbuster of the Week: Dinner For Schmucks (12A)
Starring: Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Zach Galifianakis
Tim Conrad is a fast-rising executive at a company run by Lance Fender...
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Jason bateman and Jennifer Aniston in The Switch. Photo: Macall Polay. © 2010 Baster Productions LLC. All Rights Reserved.RomCom of the Week: The Switch (12A)
Starring: Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Patrick Wilson
Wally Mars loves his best friend Kassie Larson but cannot declare his true feelings...
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Patrick Fabian as Reverend Cotton Marcus. Optimum ReleasingHorror Movie of the Week: The Last Exorcism
Starring: Louis Herthum, Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell
Reverend Cotton Marcus tends to his flock in Baton Rouge, Louisiana...
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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

Onegin - Royal Opera HouseOnegin - Royal Opera House
The full company of The Royal Ballet are on stage for the drama and passion of John Cranko's Onegin...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (19/08/10 - 01/09/10):
1. Niobe, Regina Di Tebe, 2. Don Pasquale, 3. Cosi Fan Tutte, 4. Romeo et Juliette, 5. Rigoletto

- Comedy

Dara O Briain - HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London. Information and ticketsDara O Briain - HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Serial panel show star Dara O Briain (Mock the Week, QI and Have I Got News for You) takes to the stage at London's Hammersmith Apollo - 2 new dates added...
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Top Comedy Sellers (19/08/10 - 01/09/10):
1. Ricky Gervais, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Jason Manford, 4. Lee Mack, 5. Ross Noble

- Music

The Pogues - O2 Brixton Academy, London. Information and Tickets.The Pogues - O2 Brixton Academy
The Pogues' December shows have been synonymous with Christmas since they started eight years ago, and they reunite once again for an ultimate seasonal send off...
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Top Music Sellers (19/08/10 - 01/09/10):
1. Marina & The Diamonds, 2. Ska-P, 3. Minus The Bear, 4. Jonathan Richman, 5. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

- Theatre

Blithe Spirit - Apotto Theatre

Blithe Spirit - Apotto Theatre
Blithe Spirit opened in 1941 when it played for over 2,000 performances. It has been one of the world's favourite comedies ever since...
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Top Theatre Sellers (19/08/10 - 01/09/10):
1. Disney's The Lion King, 2. We Will Rock You, 3. Phantom of the Opera, 4. Billy Elliot, 5. Love never Dies

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Four Lions Competition

Four Lions
Win one of five copies of Four Lions on DVD...
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London Accommodation

Westbury Hotel - Mayfair (5*)

Westbury Hotel - Mayfair (5*)
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, the Westbury Hotel is the only hotel on Bond Street, located just a short distance from many cultural treasures...
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Royal National Hotel - Russell Square (3*)

Royal National Hotel - Russell Square (3*)
The Royal National is Central London's largest hotel, close to Covent Garden, Theatreland and The West End. Guests can sample authentic curry at the Indian restaurant...
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Dylan Paddington - Paddington (3* Studios)

Dylan Paddington - Paddington (3* Studios)
If you would prefer the freedom of your own apartment Dylan Paddington are ideal. This family run establishment has 22 single, double, or triple apartments...
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Castleton Hotel - Paddington (3* Bed and Breakfast)

Castleton Hotel - Paddington (3* Bed and Breakfast)
Just a short walk from Hyde Park and Paddington Station, you will be able to catch the fast Heathrow Express from Paddington to Heathrow Airport, or you could even request an airport transfer...
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Top Hotels Sellers (19/08/10 - 01/09/10):
1. Barkston Rooms - Earls Court (Budget Rooms), 2. Notting Hill Gate Hotel - Notting Hill (3 Star B&B), 3. Alexandra Hotel - Paddington (3 Star Hotel), 4. Bankside House - Bankside (Quality Rooms), 5. Romanos Hotel - Victoria (1 Star Hotel)

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