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London Zoo
Set in leafy Regent's Park amid heritage-listed buildings and beautiful gardens, ZSL London Zoo is an oasis in the heart of the capital. This unmissable attraction, with over 650 amazing animal species to discover and fantastic immersive exhibits, is the perfect place to bring your groups and individuals.
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The Nutcracker at The London Coliseum. The Nutcracker Tickets and Info

The Nutcracker at The London Coliseum
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas lit world and join Clara, her Nutcracker doll and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional, festive tale for all the family...
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Diary: Keep your mouth shut in the madhouse

This week saw the first episode of ITV's The Zoo, a behind-the-scenes, reality TV look at life at London Zoo, one of my favourite attractions in town.

Possibly, I was the only one of the three and a half million to tune in who thought we'd get to vote some of the animals out each week. Lenny the Lion would be roared off, Gerry the Giraffe would get it in the neck and Barry Bat would be battered to death for charity and fed with chips to the homeless on the Christmas special.

Sadly, those delights weren't to be, but as in the X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, the show has its share of natural crowd pleasers and unlikely, if creepy, heroes.

In the Anne Widdecombe role are spiders, working hard to win over a sceptical public. London Zoo's spiders are mostly well behaved, we learn.

"The last thing we want is a spider suddenly running out," said a keeper, as if his charges were a bunch of stroppy divas.

The monkeys are always the favourites and they've already inspired a great line.

"You learn one thing early on," said a handler.

"And that's never to look up with your mouth open."

Sound advice Nick Clegg might have heeded when Dave Cameron made him swallow student fees.

- David Clee

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- Cinema

Derek (TONY BLACK) in Skyline. Momentum PicturesBlockbuster of the Week: Skyline (15)
Starring: Eric Balfour, Brittany Daniel, Neil Hopkins
Jarrod and his girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles so he can celebrate the birthday of best friend, Terry...
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Gerard Depardieu in My Afternoons With Marguerite. Copyright: N.ENO. Picturehouse EntertainmentCritic's Choice of the Week: My Afternoons With Margueritte (La Tete En Friche) (15)
Starring: Gisele Casadesus, Gerard Depardieu, Patrick Bouchitey
Germain is ignorant to the ways of the world and barely literate...
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Sigourney Weaver in You Again. Photo: Mark Fellman ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Comedy of the Week: You Again (U)
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, Betty White
Marni secures a promotion to Vice President of the New York office of her public relations company...
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A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases

- Classical and Dance

Rambert Dance Company - Sadlers WellsRambert Dance Company - Sadlers Wells
Winner of the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance, Rambert Dance Company is Britain's national company for contemporary dance...
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- Comedy

Mark Watson - HMV Hammersmith Apollo. Mark Watson ticketsMark Watson - HMV Hammersmith Apollo
One of Britain's most inventive stand-ups, Mock the Week regular Mark Watson brings his quirky comedy to the Hammersmith Apollo...
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- Music

Big Country - The O2 Academy Islington, London. Information and Tickets.Big Country - The O2 Academy Islington
Legendary 80's rockers Big Country announced earlier this year they are to reform and after announcing 4 shows to take place in January 2011...
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- Theatre

The Lion King - Lyceum Theatre

The Lion King - Lyceum Theatre
Set against the majesty of the Serengeti Plains and to the evocative rhythms of Africa, Disney's multi-award winning musical The Lion King will redefine your expectations of theatre...
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Sophie Ellis-Bextor Competition

Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Win one of two pairs of tickets to see Sophie Ellis-Bextor at the O2 Academy Islington on 13 December 2010...
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London Accommodation

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

St James's Hotel & Club - Mayfair (5*)
The hotel has been known for providing the highest standards of hospitality and service since it first opened its doors as a gentlemen's chamber for the English aristocracy...
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Dylan Earls Court - Earls Court (3* Studios)

Dylan Earls Court - Earls Court (3* Studios)
Dylan Earls Court may be situated in a relatively tranquil and distinguished side street, but it's actually minutes away from Earls Court Tube Station and the Earls Court Exhibition Centre...
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Hyde Park Budget Apartments - Bayswater (Budget Apartments)

Hyde Park Budget Apartments - Bayswater (Budget Apartments)
Live like a Londoner by staying at Hyde Park Budget Apartments, a range of contemporary studio apartments that enable you to come and go as you please...
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Linden House Hotel - Paddington (2* Hotel)

Linden House Hotel - Paddington (2* Hotel)
Stay at small and basic Linden House Hotel, just minutes from Paddington Train and Tube Station, and you'll be treated to a warm and friendly welcome that so many hotel chains don't provide...
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