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London Ice Skating Tickets. Picture: Somerset House Ice Rink. Photo credit: Gideon Mendel.  
London Outdoor Ice Skating Tickets
It's getting near to the time of year when Londoners limber up and get their ice skates on. London Ice Skating Tickets are now on sale for the Canary Wharf, Natural History Museum and Somerset House ice rinks...
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Halloween 2012 in London. Photo Credit: madmolecule. C.C.License.  
Halloween 2012 in London
Live up the spookiest day of the year with our ghoulishly good tips for Halloween events. Care to serve a few guests amputated finger pizza while wearing your new vampire fangs? We'll share the recipes and help you find the perfect fancy dress gear...
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Top Attractions Sellers (13/09/12 - 26/09/12):
1. The London Eye, 2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 3. London Zoo, 4. The View From The Shard, 5. Discount Combo - The Original Tour and London Eye

Diary: Nasty, slimy, kinky - how London looks in films

"Give me something nasty, slimy, kinky," commands Denny, Michael Caine's character in Mona Lisa, a touching little 80s film set in London's underworld.

Denny's words came back to me when starting to update our Top 10 London Films list ready for a visual revamp (yay!) and hopefully in time for the London Film Festival. He could have been talking about many of the movies that regularly feature in best-of-London-films lists, from A Clockwork Orange and Repulsion to Withnail & I and 28 Days Later.

Even without the famous pea-souper fogs of old, it seems there's something smelly in the city's air that pollutes the movie-imagination.

For a moment, I got a bit concerned about all this, until I remembered that at the other end of the scale, there's London films like Notting Hill and Sliding Doors in which moneyed types sort their mundane marital problems as if they're saving the world. Even drunks, lunatics and zombies aren't quite as sickening as that.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Looper. Entertainment One  
Blockbuster of the Week: Looper (15)
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Bruce Willis
Joe is an assassin or 'looper' in 2044, whose raison d'etre is to gun down hooded targets...
Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer
WILL FERRELL as Cam Brady THE CAMPAIGN. Photo Credit: Patti Perret. Copyright: Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.  
Comedy of the Week: The Campaign (15)
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Brian Cox, Jason Sudeikis, Will Ferrell
Sleazy, self-serving congressman Cam Brady has represented North California for four terms...
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Untouchable (15)  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Untouchable (15)
Starring: Francois Cluzet, Omar Sy, Audrey Fleurot, Anne Le Ny
Philippe is a wealthy, thrill-seeking aristocrat, who suffers horrific injuries in a paragliding accident...
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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

The Nutcracker - Ballet Tickets for The Nutcracker in London. The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House and The London Coliseum  
The Nutcracker - London Coliseum and The Royal Opera House
Journey back in time with English National Ballet to a frost-covered, gas-lit London and join Clara, her Nutcracker and the magician Drosselmeyer in this traditional festive tale for all the family...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (13/09/12 - 26/09/12):
1. Mixed Ballet - Concerto, Las Hermanas, Requiem, 2. The Nutcracker, 3. LMA Ensemble - Baroque Festival, 4. Rambert Dance Company Featuring Labyrinth of Love, 5. LMA Orchestra - Beethoven's Eroica Symphony

- Comedy

Lee Nelson at the IndigO2, London. Information and tickets.  
Lee Nelson - IndigO2
Star of Live at the Apollo (BBC ONE) and two series of the smash-hit comedy Lee Nelson's Well Good Show (BBC THREE). 'The hottest creation since Ali G and Vicky Pollard' (Daily Mirror) is adding final extra dates to his twice extended live tour due to overwhelming popular demand...
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Top Comedy Sellers (13/09/12 - 26/09/12):
1. Michael McIntyre, 2. Jimmy Carr, 3. Rhod Gilbert, 4. Richard Herring, 5. John Bishop

- Music

Jack White at the Alexandra Palace, London. Information and tickets.  
Jack White - Alexandra Palace
Born the youngest of ten children, raised in Southwest Detroit and a resident of Nashville since 2005, Jack White is one of the most prolific and renowned artists of the past fifteen years...
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Top Music Sellers (13/09/12 - 26/09/12):
1. Florence and the Machine, 2. Lady Gaga, 3. Marroon 5, 4. Elbow, 5. Muse

- Theatre

The Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
The Book of Mormon - Prince of Wales Theatre
It's The Book of Mormon, the Broadway musical from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez...
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Top Theatre Sellers (13/09/12 - 26/09/12):
1. Shrek The Musical, 2. We Will Rock You, 3. Wicked, 4. Thriller - Live, 5. Phantom of the Opera


All In Good Time Competition  
All In Good Time Competition
Two winners will receive All In Good Time on DVD and and a pair of tickets to see Much Ado About Nothing at the Noel Coward Theatre each...
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London Accommodation

The Goring, Belgravia. 5 Star Hotel  
The Goring - Belgravia (5* Hotel)
The luxurious 5 star hotel is perfectly placed adjacent to Buckingham Palace and just a few minutes away from the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the London Eye. With Victoria Station just a short walk away, the Goring Hotel is the ideal place from which to explore the capital city...
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Chiswick Moran Hotel, Chiswick. 4 Star Hotel  
Chiswick Moran Hotel - Chiswick (4* Hotel)
Blending contemporary accommodation with a tranquil setting the Chiswick Moran Hotel is ideally placed for both London and Heathrow. Nestled between Gunnersbury Park and Kew Gardens the stylish four star hotel offers easy access to the M4 amidst the pleasant greenery of Chiswick...
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Hammersmith Budget Rooms, Hammersmith, London (Quality Rooms).  
Hammersmith Budget Rooms - Hammersmith (Quality Rooms)
Hammersmith Budget Rooms is located in Hammersmith, West London and is within easy access of excellent transport links and attractions. There are plenty of lively bars and clubs in the local area, as well as a selection of great local restaurants...
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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 (13/09/12 - 26/09/12):
1. Borough Budget Rooms - Borough (2 Star Accommodation), 2. The Belgravia Hostel - Victoria (1 Star Accommodation), 3. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 4. Premier West Hotel - Hammersmith (2 Star Hotel), 5. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B)

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