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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (12A)
Having chosen Edward over Jacob and pledged her heart to the vampire, Bella Swan marries Edward in a beautiful ceremony. The newlyweds head to Rio de Janeiro for their honeymoon, to consummate their love...
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London Flower Shows. Photo Credit: szeke. C.C.License  
London Flower Shows 2012
Flower shows reveal London's finest in horticulture and garden-living. Get your tickets to this years flower shows quickly - they're snapped up fast...
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Top Attractions Sellers (27/10/11 - 9/11/11):
1. The London Eye, 2. Discount Combo - Tower of London and London Dungeon, 3. Medieval Banquet, 4. Discount Combo - EDF London Eye, Circular River Cruise and London Aquarium, 5. London Eye River Cruise

Diary: Westfield Croydon seeks shopping x factor

When they built the original Westfield in Shepherd's Bush, you could see the point as its status as the first inner London mega-mall made it an instant draw.

By the time they brought us Westfield Stratford City, something extra was needed and this was provided by the Olympics: go to the Olympic stadium and you'll have to wander through Stratford's Westfield on the way to watching British athletes come fourth.

That puts a lot of pressure on Croydon, the site of the next Westfield. What will be its x factor?

One possible angle could be to play on the southern suburb's wide variety of cultural backgrounds, so the old Whitgift centre would become a kind of 'welcome to the world' mall. Or, as a charming commenter in the Telegraph puts it:

"What the authorities in Croydon don't tell you is that it's an ethnic cesspit. The place is teaming with low-enders, both local and foreign. Invest there at your peril."

Probably the idea is that there are plenty of people with money in Surrey to make up for the "teaming low-enders", but it will be interesting to see how the two groups rub along together in the wake of the Croydon riots and in the middle of a never-ending economic slump. Could the whole Westfield idea go south when it goes south?

David Clee


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- Cinema

The Rum Diary. Entertainment Film.  
Blockbuster of the Week: The Rum Diary (15)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi
Journalist Paul Kemp heads to Puerto Rico to take up a position on The San Juan Star run by long-suffering editor Lotterman...
Read Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Watch Trailer
Wuthering Heights. Artificial Eye.  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Wuthering Heights (15)
Starring: Nichola Burley, Shannon Beer, Solomon Glave, James Howson, Kaya Scodelario
Yorkshire hill farmer Mr Earnshaw visits Liverpool and discovers a young black boy called Heathcliff living on the streets...
Showing at these Cinemas | Watch Trailer
The Awakening. Studio Canal  
Thriller of the Week: The Awakening (15)
Starring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton, Isaac Hempstead Wright
Renowned author Florence Cathcart leads the crusade against bogus psychics and mediums...
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

Le Nozze Di Figaro, Royal Opera House. Information and tickets.  
Le Nozze Di Figaro - Royal Opera House
Mozart's great score has a wealth of famous numbers and gives the chance for especially fine singing. The revival is fortunate to have an exceptional cast of internationally acclaimed singers under the baton of Antonio Pappano...
Info and Tickets | More Classical Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (27/10/11 - 9/11/11):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Strictly Gershwin, 3. The Snowman, 4. Royal Ballet Mixed Programme, 5. The Dream Song Of Earth

- Comedy

John Bishop at the O2 Arena, London. Information and tickets.  
John Bishop - O2 Arena
John Bishop has rapidly emerged as one of Liverpool's finest comedians over the past ten years. His material is largely based on his own life experiences, and he is a regular on television shows here in the UK such as Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats...
Pre-order John Bishop Live: The Sunshine Tour on DVD | Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (27/10/11 - 9/11/11):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Al Murray the Pub Landlord, 3. Stephen Merchant, 4. Omid Djalili, 5. Jimmy Carr

- Music

Bombay Bicycle Club at the Alexandra Palace, London. Information and tickets.  
Bombay Bicycle Club - Alexandra Palace
Hailing from Crouch End, London, Bombay Bicycle Club are Jack Steadman, Jamie MacColl, Ed Nash and Suren de Saram. After winning Channel 4's Road To V competition in 2006, the band have gone on to reach great heights, and are only destined to grow in stature.
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (27/10/11 - 9/11/11):
1. The Wanted, 2. Will Young, 3. The Cure, 4. One Direction, 5. George Michael

- Theatre

A Christmas Carol, Arts Theatre. Information and tickets.  
A Christmas Carol - Arts Theatre
As the Ghosts spirit Scrooge from his past to his present to his future, Dickens plunges the reader cinematically from the miser's dank and creaking house to riotous festivities, from cosy hearths to graveyards...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (27/10/11 - 9/11/11):
1.Shrek The Musical, 2. We Will Rock You, 3. Chicago, 4. The Ladykillers, 5. Midnight Tango


Micky Flanagan Live: The Out, Out Tour Competition  
Micky Flanagan Live: The Out, Out Tour Competition
Critically-acclaimed comedian Micky Flanagan presents the highly-anticipated debut DVD of his sell-out nationwide Out, Out tour. Micky Flanagan Live is available to own on 14th November 2011.
Prize: Win one of three copies of Micky Flanagan Live: The Out, Out Tour on DVD.
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions

London Accommodation

The Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge, London. 5 Star Hotel  
The Capital Hotel - Knightsbridge (5*)
The Capital Hotel, London combines luxury accommodation with a fantastic central London location. Opened 40 years ago and still run by Levin family the hotel is perfectly located to explore London...
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Rathbone Hotel, Oxford Street, London (4 Star Hotel).  
Rathbone Hotel - Oxford Street (4* Hotel)
Located within the heart of London's West End, within easy walking distance of Oxford Street, Regent Street, Soho, the Theatre District, Museums and a wide choice of some of the best restaurants that London has to offer...
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Broadway Lodge, Kingston, London (2 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Broadway Lodge - Kingston (2 Star B&B)
Located a short walk from Tolworth Station, and from there a short train ride direct to London Waterloo where you'll find attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium...
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Piccolino Hotel - Paddington (3 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Piccolino Hotel - Paddington (3* B&B)
The non smoking single, double, twin, triple and family rooms at Piccolino Hotel offer a touch of style at an affordable price. With quality soft furnishings, varnished wooden floors and newly refurbished ensuite bathrooms, you'll find it easy to settle in...
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Top Hotel Sellers (27/10/11 - 9/11/11):
1. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel) 2. Hyde Park Towers - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel) 3. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B) 4. Barkston Rooms - Earls Court (Quality Rooms) 5. Romanos Hotel - Victoria (1 Star Hotel)

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