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RISE OF THE APES TM and Copyright 2010 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved  
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (12A)
Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father Charles. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on chimpanzees, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects...
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London Travelcards and Oyster Cards
Buy your London travelcards and Oyster Cards in advance, on LondonNet, and skip the hassle of shuffling through the ticket queue. You can purchase tickets for virtually any London trip, including 1 Day Travelcards, 7-Day Travelcards and rechargeable Oyster Cards...
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Top Attractions Sellers (21/07/11 - 03/08/11):
1. The London Eye, 2. Discount Combo - The Original Tour, EDF London Eye and Madame Tussauds, 3. Discount Combo - The Original Tour and London Eye, 4. Madame Tussaud's, 5. Buckingham Palace

Diary: Living in a London Box

They didn't get it quite right with the "living in" bit, but, if this week is anything to go by, 80s popsters Living in a Box were onto something with their single, also titled Living in a Box.

Come October, there will be a new shopping mall in east London made up entirely of the boxes that ships use to carry the world's merchandise, like DVD players, kids toys and Class A drugs.

You can see it here and it looks pretty cool. You could probably get half the containers at Boxpark for the price of a box at the Royal Albert Hall, one of which went on sale last week for £550,000. Sounds a lot, but with a lease of 865 years, it compares well to just 8 seasons living in an executive box at Arsenal's Emirates stadium (£70,000 a year).

Plus, from the Albert Hall box, the long lease means you have nearly a millennium of shows and acts full of surprising twists and turns, while Boxpark is definitely all going to be torn down in five years time and over at Arsenal, you know every season will end empty handed.

- David Clee


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

- Cinema

SUPER 8, from Paramount Pictures. Copyright: © 2011 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.  
Blockbuster of the Week: Super 8 (12A)
Starring: Elle Fanning, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso
Teenager Joe Lamb invests him time in making a low budget zombie film with his friends. Just as the camera starts rolling on a night time sequence...
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Mr Popper's Penguins. Fox UK Film  
Comedy of the Week: Mr. Popper's Penguins (PG)
Starring: Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino, Angela Lansbury
Thomas Popper is a workaholic real estate developer for the money-grabbing triumvirate Franklin, Reader and Yates...
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Sarah's Key. Optimum Releasing  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Sarah's Key (12A)
Starring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominique Frot, Niels Arestrup
Magazine journalist Julia inherits an apartment in the quarter where the Jews were herded almost 70 years earlier...
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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

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

- Classical and Dance

Jewels, Royal Opera House. Information and tickets.  
Jewels, Royal Opera House
George Balanchine's fabulous evocation of the brilliance and sparkle of emeralds, rubies and diamonds is a ballet gem in its own right...
Info and Tickets | More Classical Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (21/07/11 - 03/08/11):
1. FELA!, 2. LMA Orchestra - Beethoven Moonlight Sonata, 3. LMA Orchestra - Vivaldi Four Seasons, 4. Fraust, 5. La La La Human Steps

- Comedy

Russell Kane at the HMV Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Russell Kane - HMV Apollo
Russell Kane is a three time perrier award nominee and winner of the best comedy show at the Fosters comedy awards. Ear marked as one of the best young british comedians his show is certainly not to be missed...
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets | Pre-order Russell Kane: Smokescreens And Castles Live 2011 on DVD

Top Comedy Sellers (21/07/11 - 03/08/11):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Russell Howard, 3. Jason Manford, 4. Ed Byrne, 5. Stephen Merchant

- Music

Friendly Fires at the O2 Academy Brixton, London. Information and tickets.  
Friendly Fires - The O2 Academy Brixton
The run of three O2 Academy Brixton shows will round off the band's biggest UK tour to date, reflecting the huge current popularity of the band who released their acclaimed second album Pala on XL Recordings in May this year...
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Top Music Sellers (21/07/11 - 03/08/11):
1. George Michael, 2. Bryan Adams, 3. Dolly Parton, 4. Adele, 5. Britney Spears

- Theatre

Potted Potter, Garrick Theatre. Information and tickets.  
Potted Potter - Garrick Theatre
All seven Harry Potter books in seventy minutes. Watch CBBC's Dan and Jeff take on the ultimate challenge, with the help of endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props, and a generous helping of Hogwarts magic...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (21/07/11 - 03/08/11):
1. We Will Rock You, 2. Phantom of the Opera, 3. Shrek The Musical, 4. Mamma Mia!, 5. The Wizard Of Oz


The Creative Crafts Show  
The Creative Crafts Show
Your favourite crafts show returns to Sandown Park Exhibition Centre this September!
Prize: Win one of 20 pairs of tickets for the Creative Craft Show at Sandown Park Exhibition Centre from the 16th to the 18th September 2011.
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions

London Accommodation

Washington Mayfair Hotel, Mayfair, London. 4 Star Hotel  
Washington Mayfair Hotel - Mayfair (4*)
Mayfair is one of London's quietest and most exclusive locations and the Washington is in the heart of this elegant area, 5 minutes walk from Green Park station, Bond Street and Piccadilly...
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Queens Hotel London, Crystla Palace, London (2 Star Hotel).  
Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2* Hotel)
Located on the edge of Hyde Park, Hyde Park Quality Apartments offers a stylish and affordable base in the centre of the capital Situated near Crystal Palace Train Station you will have quick and easy access to the heart of the capital...
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Jims Guest House, Shepherds Bush, London (3 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Jims Guest House - Shepherds Bush (3* B&B)
If you've booked tickets to see a concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire you should stay at Jims Guest House as its only a couple of minutes walk away. It is also a minute or two away from great bars, restaurants and other music venues...
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Bluebells Hotel - Notting Hill Gate (3 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Bluebells Hotel - Notting Hill Gate (3* B&B)
Bluebells Hotel is situated in a traditional Victorian building in London's fashionable Notting Hill area. 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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Top Hotel Sellers (21/07/11 - 03/08/11):
1. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 2. Holly House Hotel - Victoria (2 Star Bed and Breakfast), 3. Tudor Court Hotel - Paddington (3 Star Hotel), 4. Marylebone Hall - Marylebone (Quality Rooms), 5. Premier West Hotel - Hammersmith (2 Star Hotel)

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