COLIN FIRTH as Bertie (King George VI) and HELENA BONHAM CARTER as Elizabeth in THE KING'S SPEECH. Momentum Pictures

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COLIN FIRTH as Bertie (King George VI) in THE KING'S SPEECH. Momentum Pictures

The King's Speech (12A)
"The British are coming!" famously declared screenwriter Colin Welland in 1982 when he collected his Oscar for Chariots Of Fire. More than 20 years later, his prophecy seems to be coming true...
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Top Attractions Sellers (23/12/10 - 05/01/11):
1. The London Eye, 2. Madame Tussaud's, 3. London Aquarium, 4. The Original Tour, 5. London Flower Shows

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Diary: New Year, Old Excuses

Other people don't like you to enjoy yourself at this time of year. They poke you in the chest and ask about your resolutions.

Even total strangers substitute resolution-talk for the weather and I don't really want to tell the good-looking newsagent that in 2011 I'm going all out to avoid syphilis, at least until April.

Luckily, there's a whole set of auto-responses for when people point the finger. More exercise is it? No, bad back. Cut down on the drink? But look at all this wine I got for Christmas! Watch less TV? So what will I do when I'm resting my back while glugging the wine?

One thing I do promise myself year-in-year-out is that I'll take more advantage of what London has to offer. Then my Lazy Angel slobbers something about how much of a pain it is to get the last Tube home and back on goes the TV.

But this year, someone's not playing fair. They've only gone and offered free hotel rooms when you buy a theatre ticket. Maybe that nice newsagent will come with me if I resolve not to talk about STDs in the interval.

- David Clee

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

- Cinema

James Franco (Aron Ralston) in 127 Hours. Opulence Studios. Pathe Production UK & IrelandBlockbuster of the Week: 127 Hours (15)
Starring: James Franco, Amber Tamblyn, Clemence Poesy, Kate Mara, Kate Burton Avid mountain climber Aron Ralston embarks on a hiking trip in Utah...
Interviews | Review | Showing At These Cinemas | Trailer

Russell Crowe stars as John Brennan in THE NEXT THREE DAYS. Photo credit: Phil Caruso. Lionsgate FilmsThriller of the Week: The Next Three Days (12A)
Starring: Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Aisha Hinds
Lara Brennan is a model wife and mother with a doting husband, John, and an adorable, young son...
Review | Showing At These Cinemas | Trailer

COLIN FIRTH as Bertie (King George VI) in THE KING'S SPEECH. Momentum PicturesCritics' Choice of the Week: The King's Speech (12A)
Starring: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon
When King George V dies in 1936, eldest son Edward ascends to the throne...
Review | Showing At These Cinemas | Trailer

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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, Interviews

- Classical and Dance

Romeo and Juliet at The O2 Arena. Romeo and Juliet at The O2 Arena, information and ticketsRomeo and Juliet - The O2 Arena
The Royal Ballet is thrilled to announce that it will perform Kenneth MacMillan's timeless classic Romeo and Juliet at The O2 in June 2011...
Buy Tickets | More Info | More Classical, Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (23/12/10 - 05/01/11):
1. Swan lake, 2. Romeo and Juliet, 3. The Snowman, 4. Die Zauberflote, 5. Giselle

- Comedy

When We Are Married at The Garrick Theatre, London. When We Are Married tickets and infoWhen We Are Married - The Garrick Theatre
In the heart of Northern England, three respectable couples, married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, join to celebrate 25 years of blissful matrimony...
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Top Comedy Sellers (23/12/10 - 05/01/11):
1. Jason Manford, 2. Dylan Moran, 3. The Blanks, 4. David Sedaris, 5. Allan Carr

- Music

Darwin Deez Music Tickets. Darwin Deez at London Koko in March 2011Darwin Deez - Koko
This tour will further cement Darwin Deez's reputation as one of the brightest new stars in the pop firmament, and one of the most unique and unmissable to boot...
More Info | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (23/12/10 - 05/01/11):
1. The Wombats, 2. Cold War Kids, 3. Taylor Swift, 4. Katy B, 5. X Factor Live

- Theatre

Apassionata at The O2 Arena

Apassionata - The O2 Arena
Following sell out performances in over 30 cities across Europe, Apassionata will now leave audiences star-struck with performances at The O2 on the 29th and 30th January 2011...
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Top Theatre Sellers (23/12/10 - 05/01/11):
1. Legally Blonde, 2. Dirty Dancing, 3. Phantom of the Opera, 4. Chicago, 5. Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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Win a Canon Digital Camera and a year's subscription to DAD...
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London Accommodation

The Savoy - The Strand (5*)

The Savoy - The Strand (5*)
The eagerly awaited reopening of The Fairmont Savoy offers guests the chance to witness one of the most ambitious hotel restorations in London's history...
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City Inn Westminster - Westminster (4 Star Hotel)

City Inn Westminster - Westminster (4 Star Hotel)
An award-winning hotel ideally located next to Tate Britain with the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and all the shopping and West End theatres only a short walk away...
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Queens Park Hotel - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel)

Queens Park Hotel - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel)
This centrally located hotel offers easy access to the West End, as well as local attractions such as Kensington Palace, Notting Hill and Portobello Road Marke...
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Hanover Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star Bed and breakfast)

Hanover Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star Bed and breakfast)
Some of London's most popular tourist attractions, such as Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, are within walking distance...
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Top Hotels Sellers (23/12/10 - 05/01/11):
1. Palace Court Holiday Apartments - Notting Hill (3 Star Apartment), 2. Generator Hostel - Bloomsbury (Quality Hostel), 3. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 4. Bluebells Hotel - Notting Hill (3 Star Bed and Breakfast), 5. Bridge Park Hotel - Wembley (2 Star Hotel)

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