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Black Swan (15)
Natalie Portman collected a coveted Golden Globe award as Best Actress for her tour-de-force portrayal of an emotionally fragile ballerina in Black Swan. She deserves to win the Oscar on February 27...
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Chinese New Year 2011
The 3rd February 2011 the year of the Rabbit begins, altough the famous Trafalgar Square parade will take place a little later, on Sunday 6th February, with thousands of Londoners celebrating the Chinese New Year...
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Valentine's Day 2011
LondonNet knows how to do Valentine's Day: romantic dates at an intimate restaurant, and perhaps a night at a mood-setting hotel - it's yours to choose, and we're here to help...
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Top Attractions Sellers (06/01/11 - 19/01/11):
1. The London Eye, 2. Madame Tussaud's, 3. London Aquarium, 4. The Original Tour, 5. London Flower Shows

Diary: Pelicans Open Mouthed at Beach Volleyball

Will no-one think of the animals? St James's Park is full of wildlife, from bats and owls to squirrels and of course the pelicans.

As inhabitants of a tourist hotspot, they might think they're used to crowds, but they're not going to know what's hit them when the royal wedding comes to town. Hundreds of thousands of humans are expected in the area and most of them will at some point have full bladders, so it's no use hiding in the bushes.

At least that royalist lot will dress properly, but come next year, the poor birds and butterflies will be assailed by acres of semi-naked flesh in the form of the beach volleyball at the Olympics. It won't just be the pelicans that are left open mouthed.

They're going to put up stands to fit 15,000 for the volleyball. Officially those stands are temporary, but before Olly Owl and pals can celebrate getting back to normal, West Ham will probably move in as that's about big enough for the lower leagues. Quack quack.

- David Clee


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

- Cinema

Blockbuster of the Week: Black Swan (15)
Starring: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis
Artistic director Thomas Leroy presides over his ballet company at New York's Lincoln Center...
Review | Showing at These Cinemas | Trailer

Comedy of the Week: Morning Glory (12A)
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton
Jerry Barnes hires TV producer Becky Fuller to revitalise Daybreak, the station's breakfast show...
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Wannabe Comedy of the Week: The Dilemma (12A)
Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder
Ronny and Nick have been best friends since college and now work together...
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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, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews

- Classical and Dance

Giselle - The Royal Opera House
A dramatic story of betrayal, nights filled with supernatural spirits and love that transcends even death...
Buy Tickets | More Info | More Classical, Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (06/01/11 - 19/01/11):
1. Romeo and Juliet - O2 Arena, 2. Swan lake, 3. Romeo and Juliet, 4. Die Zauberflote, 5. Anna Nicole

- Comedy

Micky Flanagan - The HMV Hammersmith Apollo
Eastender Mick Flanagan has done all the usual top comedian TV stuff - Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's show, the Royal Variety...
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Top Comedy Sellers (06/01/11 - 19/01/11):
1. Dylan Moran, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Jason Manford, 4. The British Comedy Awards, 5. Ed Byrne

- Music

Saves The Day - The Electric Ballroom
Daybreak. It's a fitting title for Saves The Day's upcoming record, the third part of a trilogy that began with 2006's Sound the Alarm and continued with Under The Boards in 2007...
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Top Music Sellers (06/01/11 - 19/01/11):
1. KT Tunstall, 2. The Wombats, 3. X Factor Live, 4. Adele, 5. The Streets

- Theatre

The Hurly Burly Show - Garrick Theatre
The Hurly Burly Show, starring Miss Polly Rae, is an all singing, all dancing burlesque inspired revue with a contemporary twist, magically fusing the traditions of burlesque and bawdy cabaret...
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Top Theatre Sellers (06/01/11 - 19/01/11):
1. Les Miserables, 2. Wicked, 3. Legally Blonde, 4. Chicago, 5. Phantom of the Opera


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London Accommodation

Swissotel The Howard - Temple Place (5*)
Swissotel The Howard, London features 189 rooms and suites offering stunning views over the Thames from the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge...
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The Cavendish London - Mayfair (4 Star Hotel)
The Cavendish London is located next to Fortnum & Mason and opposite the Royal Academy, host to some of the word's leading exhibitions...
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Bluebells Hotel - Notting Hill Gate (3 Star Hotel)
With just 28 rooms, this small boutique-style hotel offers reasonably priced accommodation and is ideal if you want a central base for your visit to London...
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Northfields Hostel London - Acton (Hostel)
If you're looking for cheap hostel accommodation with a great range of facilities away from the bustle of Central London then try Northfields Hostel London...
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Top Hotels Sellers (06/01/11 - 19/01/11):
1. Alexandra Hotel - Paddington (3 Star Hotel), 2. Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star B&B), 3. Belmont and Astoria Hotel - Paddington (2 Star B&B), 4. Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel - Piccadilly (4 Star Hotel), 5. Hyde Park Superior Apartments - Bayswater (3 Star Apartment)

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