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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter  
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Set to open in Spring 2012, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is a behind-the-scenes walking tour which immerses guests into the world of film-making. The tour features authentic sets, costumes and props that showcase the British artistry, technology and talent that goes into producing world famous and successful movies, created at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
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London Flower Shows 2012. Tickets and Info. 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 (05/01/12 - 18/01/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. London Zoo, 3. London Dungeon, 4. Sealife London Aquarium, 5. London Eye River Cruises

Diary: Stuck under the stairs with Harry Potter

One of the drawbacks of living in a flat is that there is no cupboard under the stairs, which means nowhere to stick unused ironing boards, broken step-ladders and whinging boy wizards.

Years after reading the Harry Potter books, the sad image of little Harry living in his little Privet Drive cupboard is still one that resonates with my kids, though that might have something to do with the way I used to threaten them with Harry's under-stairs fate if they transgressed Dad's Law.

(Note to Social Services: the threat wasn't real, because there was no under-stairs cupboard, remember!)

Anyway, a survey of friends' houses suggests that the days of the under-stairs cupboard are numbered, even in places that have staircases. Some people have gone the open plan route; others have created a PC work-'station' and a few have squeezed in a toilet facility.

If there weren't already plenty of reasons to visit this new Harry Potter exhibition, coming under the spell of what could be the last working under-stairs cupboard is a clincher. If someone could swipe me a step-ladder, that'd be great.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Haywire. Paramount/Momentum  
Blockbuster of the Week: Haywire (15)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, Gina Carano, Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor
Freelance gun for hire Mallory Kane is one of the best in the business, keeping a cool head when the rest of her team panic...
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LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as J. Edgar Hoover in J. EDGAR. Copyright: (C) 2011 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. Photo Credit: Keith Bernstein  
Drama of the Week: J. Edgar (15)
Starring: Naomi Watts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ed Westwick, Dame Judi Dench
J Edgar Hoover is clinging to power, assisted as ever by loyal secretary Helen Gandy...
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Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) in Coriolanus. © 2009 Lions Gate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Coriolanus (15)
Starring: Kim Coates, Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Marc-Andre Grondin, Alison Pill, Liev Schreiber
Dim-witted Doug Glatt tries out for a local ice hockey team as an enforcer...
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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

Coppelia, The London Coliseum. Information and tickets.  
Coppelia - The London Coliseum
What's at the heart of a woman? Eccentric toymaker Dr. Coppelius wants to know and he is planning to bring his mechanical doll, Coppelia, to life - he just needs the right spell. When Dr. Coppelius leaves Coppelia on his workshop balcony she causes quite a stir in the village...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (05/01/12 - 18/01/12):
1. Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker, 2. Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures, 3. My First Sleeping Beauty, 4. Romeo and Juliet, 5. Le Nozze di Figaro

- Comedy

Dave Gorman at the Beck Theatre, London. Information and tickets.  
Dave Gorman - Beck Theatre
Following a hugely successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a sell-out UK tour it is announced today (17th January 2012) that DAVE GORMAN will extend his stand-up tour, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation, by a further 48 dates...
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Top Comedy Sellers (05/01/12 - 18/01/12):
1. Stewart Lee, 2. Omid Djalili, 3. Frankie Boyle, 4. Paul Merton, 5. John Bishop

- Music

Wale at XOYO, London. Information and tickets.  
Wale - XOYO
Washington DC hip-hop artist Wale has emerged as a major new talent with the release of his second album Ambition. Having debuted at #2 on the Billboard album chart and topped the iTunes album chart ahead of new albums from Justin Bieber and Florence and the Machine.
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Top Music Sellers (05/01/12 - 18/01/12):
1. Drake, 2. The Wanted, 3. James Morrison, 4. Sting, 5. Kaiser Chiefs

- Theatre

The Madness Of George III, Apollo Theatre. Information and tickets.  
The Madness Of George III - Apollo Theatre
Originally premiering at the National Theatre in 1991, the play went on to become an international theatrical sensation and was made into an award-winning film...
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Top Theatre Sellers (05/01/12 - 18/01/12):
1. Phantom of the Opera, 2. Thriller - Live, 3. We Will Rock You, 4. Stomp, 5. Billy Elliot


The Way Competition  
The Way Competition
The Way tells the deeply-moving story of Tom (Sheen), who travels to France to collect the remains of his adult son Daniel (Estevez), killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of St James...
Prize: Win one of two copies of The Way on DVD.
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London Accommodation

Hotel Verta, Battersea, London. 5 Star Hotel  
Hotel Verta - Battersea (5*)
A stunning new property in a unique location on the south side of the River Thames, opposite Chelsea Harbour Pier and close to Clapham Junction train station providing easy access to several London underground lines...
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Malmaison London, Farringdon, London (4 Star Hotel).  
Malmaison London - Farringdon (4* Hotel)
Located on Charterhouse Square in the bustling Smithfield Market area. Close to Barbican and Farringdon Tube stations and only a few stops from Kings Cross or Euston...
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Victoria Inn London, Victoria, London (3 Star B&B)  
Victoria Inn London - Victoria (3 Star 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...
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Passfield Hall, Bloomsbury (Budget Rooms)  
Passfield Hall - Bloomsbury (Budget Rooms)
Passfield Hall offers a range of accommodation in a central location. Set in ten Georgian houses arranged around a walled garden, Passfield Hall combines historic charm with modern amenities...
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Top Hotel Sellers (05/01/12 - 18/01/12):
1. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 2. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 3. Hyde Park Towers - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel), 4. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 5. The Belgravia Hotel - Victoria (Quality Rooms)

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