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London Zoo. Information and Tickets.  
London Zoo
In the heart of London, on the north side of Regent's Park, is London Zoo. When the Zoo opened in 1828 it housed a collection of exotic animals that were studied by eminent scientists of the day...
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From Paris - A Taste for Impressionism. Tickets and Info.  
From Paris - A Taste for Impressionism
Masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Pissarro, Degas, Sisley and Morisot, as well as an exceptional group of more than twenty paintings by Renoir, will be included. The collection also embraces important works by pre-impressionist artists such as Corot, Theodore Rousseau and J-F. Millet...
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Top Attractions Sellers (26/04/12 - 09/05/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 3. Discount Combo - EDF London Eye, Circular River Cruise and London Aquarium, 4. London Zoo, 5. London Eye River Cruise

Diary: An ape like him can learn to be human too

It's great that this new re:route scheme encourages Londoners to walk by the simple method of paying us to do so, but what if you've got a load of shopping to do, more than two hands can carry?

Those with time to spare could walk to the shops and back twice and double their money. Most of us, though, wouldn't go that far, even for a forgotten tin of beans. Given we're not allowed to drive or get the bus if we want to adhere to the carbon-free message, the obvious answer is to get London Zoo's chimps to do the heavy lifting, seeing as though they're "tired of monkeyin' around" and want to "stroll right into town".

The zoo could raise much-needed cash by hiring out its primates and, by all accounts, they're quick learners, some even being capable of understanding simple English sentences such as, "Here, Bubbles, take the heavy bags with all the bottles and I'll carry the toilet rolls".

Not that there's any call for animal cruelty. No, if we gave the chimps iPhones, they could join re:route in their own right and they'd only need to do three trips to afford a nice bunch of bananas. Ooh ooh aah aa-sda price.

David Clee


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- Cinema

JOHNNY DEPP as Barnabas Collins in Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures DARK SHADOWS, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Copyright: (C) 2012 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. IN U.S., CANADA, BAHAMAS AND BERMUDA (C) 2012 VILLAGE ROADSHOW FILMS BVI LIMITED IN ALL OTHER TERRITORIES. Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy Warner Bros.  
Blockbuster of the Week: Dark Shadows (12A)
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Michelle Pfeiffer
Roguish playboy Barnabus Collins re-awakens 200 years after a witch called Angelique cursed him to walk the earth as a vampire...
IMAX | Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer
Jeff, Who Lives At Home (15)  
Comedy of the Week: Jeff, Who Lives At Home (15)
Starring: Jason Segel, Susan Sarandon, Steve Zissis, Rae Dawn Chong
Thirty-something layabout Jeff lives in the basement of his mother's home...
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Critics' Choice of the Week: Cafe De Flore (15)
Starring: Vanessa Paradis, Helene Florent, Kevin Parent
Single mother Jacqueline is dedicated to her young son Laurent, who was born with Down's syndrome...
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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

Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words, Sadlers Wells. Information and tickets.  
Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words - Sadlers Wells
Chelsea, 1965. Behind the privileged fa?ade of domestic social order lies a struggle for power, territory and sexual domination...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (26/04/12 - 09/05/12):
1. Ballet Revolucion, 2. La Fille du Regiment, 3. Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures, 4. LMA Ensemble - Bach Brandenburg Concertos, 5. LMA Orchestra - Festive 'Promenade' Concert

- Comedy

Sarah Millican at HMV Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Sarah Millican - HMV Apollo
Since winning the 2008 Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sarah Millican has become a household name with her own TV series Support Group and regular appearances on comedy shows such as Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You....
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Top Comedy Sellers (26/04/12 - 09/05/12):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Stewart Lee, 3. Rhod Gilbert, 4. Simon Amstell, 5. Paul Merton

- Music

The Offspring at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London. Information and tickets.  
The Offspring - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
One of rock's most exciting and enduring bands, The Offspring have announced two special shows at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire this June where they will be performing their Ignition album in it's entirety along with new and classic songs...
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Top Music Sellers (26/04/12 - 09/05/12):
1. Lady Gaga, 2. George Michael, 3. Lionel Richie, 4. Drake, 5. V Festival

- Theatre

Long Day's Journey Into Night, Apollo Theatre. Information and tickets.  
Long Day's Journey Into Night - Apollo Theatre
Set in 1912, the story is a compelling family drama between James Tyrone (David Suchet), Mary Tyrone and their sons, Jamie and Edmund during a long summer's day. This multi-award winning play is one of the greatest American plays written in the twentieth century...
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Top Theatre Sellers (26/04/12 - 09/05/12):
1. The Lion King, 2. Les Misérables, 3. Singin' In The Rain, 4. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, 5. Billy Elliot


Big Love: Season 4 Box Set Competition  
Big Love: Season 4 Box Set Competition
Big Love: The Complete Fourth Season features an all star cast including Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny and Gennifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried and Douglas Smith.
Win one of three copies of Big Love: Season 4 Box Set on DVD...
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London Accommodation

Hotel Verta, Battersea. 5 Star Hotel  
Hotel Verta - Battersea (5* Hotel)
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 interconnecting underground lines throughout London, enabling you to visit London's top attractions with ease...
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The Caesar Hotel, Hyde Park, London (4 Star Hotel).  
The Caesar Hotel - Hyde Park (4* Hotel)
A stylish, boutique hotel perfectly placed for tourists and shoppers just off Hyde Park. This location is ideal for visiting major landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Regent's Park...
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Bluebells Hotel, Notting Hill Gate, London (3 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Bluebells Hotel - Notting Hill Gate (3* Bed and Breakfast)
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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Dolphin Inn, Paddington (Hostel)  
Dolphin Inn - Paddington (Hostel)
Choose to stay at Dolphin Inn and you'll be located just steps from Paddington Station, as well as a number of first class tourist attractions. Make sure you bring your laptop with you, as you can use the hostel's WiFi access to research nearby attractions and discover ways of getting around the capital...
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Top Hotel Sellers (26/04/12 - 09/05/12):
1. Bridge Park Hotel - Wembley (3 Star Hotel), 2. Barkston Rooms - Earls Court (2 Star Accommodation), 3. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 4. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 5. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B)

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