(L to R) Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and Tintin (Jamie Bell) in The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn. Copyright © 2010 DW Studios L.L.C. All rights reserved.

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(L to R) Inspectors Thompson and Thomson (Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) and Tintin (Jamie Bell), in The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn. Copyright © 2010 DW Studios L.L.C. All rights reserved.  
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (PG)
Tintin buys a model ship in the market and is plunged into the midst of a centuries-old mystery involving the shady Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine and his goons. Ivan asks Tintin to name his price for the boat but the reporter refuses to sell, sensing that the wooden vessel is far more valuable than it first appears...
3D | IMAX | Trailer | Showing at These Cinema

The Nutcracker Tickets  
The Nutcracker
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London. Join Clara, her Nutcracker and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional festive tale for all the family...
Tickets for The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, the O2, the Royal Opera House and Sadlers Well

Top Attractions Sellers (13/10/11 - 26/10/11):
1. The London Eye, 2. Tower of London, 3. Medieval Banquet, 4. Discount Combo - EDF London Eye, Circular River Cruise and London Aquarium, 5. London Eye River Cruise

Diary: Occupy's St Paul's camp is the new Glastonbury, just better

"You can have an awful lot of fun here. The pubs are packed, the clubs are pounding, the theatres and sports grounds are exhilarating" says the Telegraph, following news its readers have voted London Britain's best city.

It's good to hear that the fuddy duddies and little Englanders who read the Telegraph have finally woken up to the cultural charms of our great city, but they seem to be missing out on where the real action is taking place these days.

Right now there's a mini-Glastonbury bubbling up outside St Paul's Cathedral, replete with hundreds of little tents and a brigade of wispy-bearded-lentil-lovers. The 'Occupy' protest camp swaps Glasto's enviro theme for a healthy dose of anti-capitalism and in a welcome refinement of the soggy festival trauma, you get to leave your tent at dusk and slip off home for a snug night's kip.

Peter Clee


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- Cinema

(L to R) Captain Haddock (Andy Serkis) and Tintin (Jamie Bell) in The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn. Copyright © 2010 DW Studios L.L.C. All rights reserved.  
Blockbuster of the Week: The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn (PG)
Starring: Jamie Bell, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost
Tintin buys a model ship in the market and is plunged into the midst of a centuries-old mystery involving the shady Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine and his goons...
3D | IMAX | Read Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Watch Trailer
Ryan Gosling stars in THE IDES OF MARCH. EOne Entertainment  
Critics' Choice of the Week: The Ides Of March (15)
Starring: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Philip Seymour Hoffman
High-flying Democrat presidential candidate, Governor Mike Morris, has a knack for spouting the perfect sound bite with a winning smile...
Read Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Watch Trailer
Skeeter Phelan (Emma Stone) in DreamWorks Pictures inspiring drama, The Help. Photo: Dale Robinette © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. All Rights Reserved.  
Drama of the Week: The Help (12A)
Starring: Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan returns to 1960s Mississippi after graduating from university with dreams of becoming a writer...
Read Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Watch Trailer

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

Rambert Dance Company, Sadlers Wells. Information and tickets.  
Rambert Dance Company - Sadlers Wells
Artistic Director Mark Baldwin has attracted some of the very best international choreographers, composers and designers to Rambert since taking the helm in 2002...
Info and Tickets | More Classical Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (13/10/11 - 26/10/11):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Sleeping Beauty, 3. The Snowman, 4. Romeo & Juliet, 5. Strictly Gershwin

- 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...
Buy Omid Djalili: Live In London on DVD | Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (13/10/11 - 26/10/11):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Chris Addison, 3. Jason Manford, 4. Alan Carr, 5. Sarah Millican

- Music

Gary Barlow at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Information and tickets.  
Gary Barlow - the Royal Albert Hall
Take That star and recently appointed X Factor head judge Gary Barlow will held two concerts (Dec 5 & 6) at London's stunning Royal Albert Hall, an all-time favourite venue of Gary's, and will support disadvantaged young people by raising vital funds for The Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (13/10/11 - 26/10/11):
1. Red Hot Chili Peppers, 2. Jools Holland, 3. The Horrors, 4. The Cure, 5. Example

- Theatre

The Lion In Winter, Haymarket Theatre Royal. Information and tickets.  
The Lion In Winter, Haymarket Theatre Royal
Henry II, not so young as he was, invites his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitane, and his three sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, to spend the festive season with him, along with his mistress Princess Alais, and her brother, the young King Philip of France...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (13/10/11 - 26/10/11):
1. The Lion King, 2. We Will Rock You, 3. The Wizard Of Oz, 4. Phantom of the Opera, 5. Wicked


Flypaper Competition  
Flypaper Competition
Brought to you from the famous comedy screen writing duo, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and featuring a star-studded cast including Patrick Dempsey and Ashley Judd , Flypaper is fast-paced and slick, offering a great new twist on the classic bank heist story!
Prize: Win one of three copies of Flypaper on DVD.
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions

London Accommodation

The Metropolitan, Park Lane, London. 5 Star Hotel  
The Metropolitan - Park Lane (5*)
Cool and sophisticated the Metropolitan, London is an icon of chic design in the heart of Mayfair. Nestled between the lush Green Park & Hyde Park on Old Park Lane the fashionable hotel blends urban design with a prestigious setting...
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Ambassadors Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London (4 Star Hotel).  
Ambassadors Bloomsbury - Bloomsbury (4* Hotel)
Behind the elegant and traditional facade of the Ambassadors Bloomsbury hotel lies a sleek and modern haven. The Ambassadors Bloomsbury hotel offers bright and contemporary accommodation in the heart of Bloomsbury...
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Channins Hounslow Hotel, Feltham, London (2 Star Hotel)  
Channins Hounslow Hotel - Feltham (2* Hotel)
After a long flight to Heathrow Airport, you'll be pleased to know Channins Hounslow Hotel is conveniently close to the airport for a quick transfer. Channins Hounslow Hotel is also close to attractions such as Windsor Castle and Kew Gardens, as well as the delights of central London...
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Victoria Inn London - Victoria (3 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Victoria Inn London - Victoria (3* B&B)
Victoria Inn is a comfortable hotel, which provides low-cost accommodation close to London's Victoria Station. This centrally located hotel is ideal for both families and those on business. All that London has to offer is within easy reach of Victoria Inn...
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Top Hotel Sellers (13/10/11 - 26/10/11):
1. Romanos Hotel - Victoria (1 Star Hotel), 2. Barkston Rooms - Earls Court (Quality Rooms), 3. So London Paddington - Paddington (3 Star Hotel), 4. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 5. The Belgravia Hotel - Victoria (Quality Rooms)

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