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Cars 2. Professor Z (voice by Thomas Kretschmann), Mater (voice by Larry the Cable Guy), Holley Shiftwell (voice by Emily Mortimer), Finn McMissile (voice by Michael Caine), Lightning McQueen (voice by Owen Wilson) ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.  
Cars 2
Star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (voice of Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places in Cars 2 when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car...
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Gems Of London Tour  
Gems Of London Tour
An extensive panoramic tour that includes famous landmarks and areas of London such as Marble Arch, Mayfair, Piccadilly, Leicester Square, the celebrated 'theatre district' of the Strand, St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London. The tour will also go over the London Bridge and Westminster Bridge, and pass the well-known London Eye, the historic Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Downing Street - and much more. An ideal introduction to the very finest London has to offer....
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Top Attractions Sellers (07/07/11 - 20/07/11):
1. The London Eye, 2. Buckingham Palace, 3. The Original Tour and Madame Tussauds, 4. Tower Of London, 5. London River Cruises

Diary: Creepy Car Parks Lurk Under Our Streets

Underground car parks creep me out. Partly that's because I never managed to escape the garage section in the PlayStation game Driver, but mostly, it's the low lighting, the distant tyre screeches and that shallow puddle - why-did-I-wear-flip-flops?! - of last night's urine. Yours for two hundred thousand quid.

That's what some lucky punter paid for the world's most expensive car parking space somewhere under the gilded streets of Knightsbridge. What's more, it was a bargain compared to renting a space. At around £1,000 a month, London's car parking charges are the highest on the planet and probably beyond. That's about £3.80 an hour.

At those rates, £7 would buy you just enough time to watch Cars 2, not far off what a film ticket itself costs.

You might as well stay in the car park for real 3D drama and find out what happens when they turn out the lights, when the secret behind the tyre screech is revealed and why someone was so scared they wet themselves.

- David Clee


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- Cinema

CARS 2 (L-R) Francesco Bernoulli (voice by John Turturro), Lightning McQueen (voice by Owen Wilson) ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.  
Blockbuster of the Week: Cars 2 (U)
Starring: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Caine, Joe Mantegna
Rookie race car Lightning McQueen is en route to competing in the big Piston Cup Championship in California...
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JENNIFER ANISTON as Dr. Julia Harris in New Line Cinemas comedy HORRIBLE BOSSES, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: John P. Johnson. Copyright: (C) 2011 NEW LINE PRODUCTIONS, INC.  
Comedy of the Week: Horrible Bosses (15)
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Jason Bateman, Colin Farrell
Three downtrodden employees (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) plot to rid themselves of their respective bosses. Permanently...
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Beginners. Universal Pictures UK  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Beginners (15)
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Melanie Laurent, Christopher Plummer
Ewan McGregor sets out to explore the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love in this highly rated comedy written and directed by Mike Mills...
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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

Listings Menus:
Movies by Genres, 3 D Movies, Over 18s Screenings, Parents and Baby Screenings, Subtitled Movies

- Classical and Dance

Manon, Royal Opera House. Information and tickets.  
Manon, Royal Opera House
The all consuming affair of a student, Des Grieux, for the beautiful Manon Lescaut. A story of passion, lechery, violence, devotion and tragedy...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (07/07/11 - 20/07/11):
1. Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker, 2. The Snowman, 3. La Bayadere, 4. LMA Orchestra - Beethoven's 5th Symphony, 5. FELA!

- Comedy

Omid Djalili at the HMV Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Omid Djalili - HMV Apollo
The hugely popular comedian Omid Djalili will be performing his new live stand up in London on the 24th and 25th February 2012. Catch the Omid Djalili tour live on stage before it's too late...
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets | Buy Omid Djalili: Live In London on DVD

Top Comedy Sellers (07/07/11 - 20/07/11):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Russell Howard, 3. Jason Manford, 4. Ed Byrne, 5. Stephen Merchant

- Music

Bruno Mars at the HMV Apollo and the O2 Academy Brixton, London. Information and tickets.  
Bruno Mars - The HMV Apollo and the O2 Academy Brixton
Following his sold out UK tour and performance at the Hop Farm Festival Morrissey is to perform two additional shows in London. These extra dates will see Morrissey visit O2 Academy Brixton and London Palladium in August...
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Top Music Sellers (07/07/11 - 20/07/11):
1. George Michael, 2. Bryan Adams, 3. Jessie J, 4. Pete Doherty, 5. Britney Spears

- Theatre

Jerusalem - Apollo Theatre. Information and tickets.  
Jerusalem - Apollo Theatre
A comic, contemporary vision of rural life in our green and pleasant land, Jez Butterworth's epic new play is wildly original...
Starring: Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (07/07/11 - 20/07/11):
1. Shrek, 2. Phantom of the Opera, 3. We Will Rock You, 4. Wicked, 5. Ghost The Musical


Burlesque in Your Kitchen Competition  
Burlesque in Your Kitchen
Not to be confused with burlesque connoisseurs Proud Cabaret in the City, Proud Kitchen will be unveiling its very own take on Burlesque by introducing a more light hearted and candid spin on the art form where even the staff are set to incorporate various levels of all things theatrical.
Prize: Win a three course dinner for two, one bottle of house wine and vip entry into any of Proud's club nights.
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London Accommodation

Rembrandt Hotel, Knightsbridge, London. 4 Star Hotel  
Rembrandt Hotel - Knightsbridge (4*)
Located in the heart of Knightsbridge, it is an ideal base for central London travellers, with exclusive shops and famous museums right on your doorstep...
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Hyde Park Superior Apartments, Bayswater, London (3* Apartment).  
Located on the edge of Hyde Park, Hyde Park Quality Apartments offers a stylish and affordable base in the centre of the capital...
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Hyde Park Towers Hotel, Bayswater, London (3* Hotel)  
Hyde Park Towers Hotel - Bayswater, London (3* Hotel)
Hyde Park Towers Hotel boasts an enviable location in the lively area of Bayswater. Form here, you will be close to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park...
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Bankside House - Bankside (Quality Rooms)  
Bankside House - Bankside (Quality Rooms)
Bankside House offers modern university style accommodation during the summer months. This large residence is located on the South Bank of the River Thames, which is an ideal place to stay during the summer...
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Top Hotel Sellers (07/07/11 - 20/07/11):
1. Park House Hostel London - Earls Court (Hostel), 2. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 3. Queen Marys Rooms - Mile End (Quality Rooms), 4. Northumberland House - The Strand (Quality Rooms), 5. Euro Lodge Clapham - Clapham (2 Star Hotel)

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