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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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Dr Who Experience Tickets  
Dr Who Experience Tickets - Current run ends Tues, 21 Feb
Visitors will be invited to step through a crack in time to become the Doctor's companion on an adventure. Their challenge will be to reunite the Doctor with the Tardis whilst fending off threats from a Dalek spaceship and Weeping Angels along the way, before exploring the wonders of Doctor Who at an out of this world exhibition.
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Top Attractions Sellers (02/02/12 - 15/02/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. Madame Tussaud's, 3. Dr Who Experience, 4. Discount Combo - EDF London Eye, Circular River Cruise and London Aquarium, 5. Discount Combo - The Original Tour, EDF London Eye and Madame Tussauds

Diary: Shakira and the problem of the Thames seals

There's something about pinnipeds that always raises a smile, even when they're attacking the blameless Shakira. My working theory is they're cute because they are animals with human characteristics and funny because they do the human stuff badly.

Seals clap like uncoordinated toddlers and, at least on land, sea lions are like those obese tough guys who act hard, but who run out of breath after one punch. No wonder that mound of slippery blubber - no, not you, Boris - was reduced to picking on pint-sized Shakira.

You'd like to think Shakira's lucky escape was an isolated incident, but it turns out even here in London, we should be on our guard for pinniped aggression.

In 2003, a swimmer in the Thames had his foot broken after being jumped by a seal and, as a consequence of the success in cleaning up our river, there has been a rise in the local population of not only seals, but also dolphins and porpoises.

Probably that's why Shakira has no concerts planned for London anytime soon.

David Clee


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Cinema | Classical | Comedy | Music | Theatre

- Cinema

Blockbuster of the Week: Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close (12A)
Starring: Tom Hanks, Julian Tepper, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn
Oskar Schell remembers September 11, 2001, well - "the worst day" - when he lost his beloved father Thomas...
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The Woman in the Fifth. Artificial Eye Film Co Ltd UK  
Thriller of the Week: The Woman In The Fifth (15)
Starring: Joanna Kulig, Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas, Samir Guesmi, Delphine Chuillot
American writer Tom Ricks travels to Paris to win back his estranged wife and daughter...
Trailer | Showing at These Cinema
Position Among The Stars  
Critic's Choice of the Week: Position Among The Stars
Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich
Final part of a documentary trilogy charting the trials and tribulations of the Shamshuddin family in the slums of Jakarta...
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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

Falstaff, Royal Opera House. Information and tickets.  
Falstaff - Royal Opera House
Verdi's last masterpiece receives a lavish new production under director Robert Carsen, as the portly knight of Shakespeare's comedy takes to the stage, larger than life...
Info and Tickets | More Classical Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (02/02/12 - 15/02/12):
1. My First Sleeping Beauty, 2. Ballet Revolucion, 3. Rigoletto, 4. LMA Ensemble - Bach and Vivaldi, , 5. LMA Orchestra - Festive Promenade Concert

- Comedy

Dave Gorman at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. Information and tickets.  
Dave Gorman - Queen Elizabeth Hall
Following a hugely successful Edinburgh Festival Fringe and a sell-out UK tour, Dave Gorman will extend his stand-up tour, Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation, by a further 48 dates, including four nights playing the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre in London...
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Top Comedy Sellers (02/02/12 - 15/02/12):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Richard Herring, 3. Frankie Boyle, 4. Paul Merton, 5. John Bishop

- Music

Alanis Morissette at O2 Academy Brixton, London. Information and tickets.  
Alanis Morissette - O2 Academy Brixton
Since 1995 Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential female rock musicians in contemporary music, selling over 60 Million albums. Her deeply expressive music and performances have earned vast critical praise, as well as 12 Canadian Juno Awards and 7 Grammy® Awards (with an additional 14 nominations)....
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Top Music Sellers (02/02/12 - 15/02/12):
1. Ed Sheeran, 2. Paul Weller, 3. Kaiser Chiefs, 4. Wireless Festival, 5. Westlife

- Theatre

Singin' In The Rain, Palace Theatre. Information and tickets.  
Singin' In The Rain - Palace Theatre
Set at a time of change in the film world, Singin' In The Rain follows silent movie star Dan Lockwood who has everything he could ever want; fame, adulation and even a well-publicised romance with his co-star Lina Lamont...
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Top Theatre Sellers (02/02/12 - 15/02/12):
1. We Will Rock You, 2. The Wizard Of Oz, 3. Wicked, 4. Phantom of the Opera, 5. Mamma Mia!


Eternal Law Competition  
Eternal Law Competition
Sent to York, a city with quickly diminishing morals, Zak (Samuel West - Van Helsing, Iris, Any Human Heart) and Tom (Ukweli Roach - Streetdance 3D, Romeo and Juliet) are given the challenge of helping and guiding humans, under the guise of local lawyers...
Prize: Win one of three copies of Eternal Law on DVD.
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London Accommodation

Claridges, Mayfair. 5 Star Hotel  
Claridges - Mayfair (5* Hotel)
The sophisticated Claridge's, London hotel effortlessly blends 1930's glamour, exquisite design and outstanding five star service making the hotel a true connoisseur of luxury in the heart of prestigious Mayfair...
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Hyde Park Towers Hotel, Bayswater, London (3 Star Hotel).  
Hyde Park Towers Hotel - Bayswater (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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Bluebells Hotel, Notting Hill Gate, London (3* Bed and Breakfast)  
Bluebells Hotel - Notting Hill Gate (3* Bed and Breakfast)
Situated in a traditional Victorian building in London's fashionable Notting Hill area, 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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Trebovir Hotel London, Earls Court (3 Star B&B)  
Trebovir Hotel London - Earls Court (3 Star B&B)
Trebovir Hotel London is a comfortable 3 star bed and breakfast, ideally located in the Earls Court area of London. When you stay here you can take advantage of a hearty continental breakfast, before you head out into the local area and to the wider parts of London...
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Top Hotel Sellers (02/02/12 - 15/02/12):
1. So London Apartments Hammersmith - Hammersmith (4 Star Apartment), 2. Elizabeth House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star Hotel), 3. Hyde Park Towers - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel), 4. Holly House Hotel London - Victoria (2 Star B&B), 5. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel)

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