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A Good Day To Die Hard (12A)
Halfway through this outlandish fifth instalment of the Die Hard franchise, a gun-toting Russian henchman (Radivoje Bukvic) scolds John McClane (Bruce Willis) for recklessness in the face of certain death...
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Windsor Castle
Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, is one of the official residences of Her Majesty The Queen. The Castle's dramatic site encapsulates 900 years of British history. It covers an area of 26 acres and contains, as well as a royal palace, a magnificent chapel and the homes and workplaces of a large number of people...
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Valentine's Day
Left it late to get your loved one a Valentine's Day treat? Fret not, most of our attractions and theatre shows can be booked with a handy print-out voucher, ready in a guilt-free jiffy. Lovely...
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Top Attractions Sellers (31/01/13 - 13/02/13):
1. The View From The Shard, 2. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 3. The London Eye, 4. Madame Tussauds, 5. Tower of London

Diary: Award season proves winter is the happiest time of the year

Like me, you probably thought they have all these award ceremonies at this time of the year because this time of the year is rubbish.

With nothing to do but huddle for warmth in front of the TV, goes the theory, we need the crackle and pop of the Grammy's, Baftas and Oscars to melt the ice that forms when family members spend too much time in each other's company.

But no, it turns out that award season takes place not in the grimmest, but in the happiest time of the year, at least according to suicide rates.

Counter-intuitively, it's the summer months you need to watch for people making the ultimate sacrifice. Yay, short days and cold nights make us deliriously happy! That means all those gushing acceptance speeches might be genuine after all.

I thought the same about Valentine's Day - that it was a cynical mid-winter mood-booster invented by priests fed up with moaning-about-the-cold parishioners - but now realise, sweetheart, that it must of course be a genuine expression of love and that if someone forgets, it isn't suicide they need to worry about, but murder.

David Clee


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- Cinema

A Good Day To Die Hard. © 20th Century Fox  
Blockbuster of the Week: A Good Day To Die Hard (12A)
Starring: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Jai Courtney
In the fourth instalment of Die Hard, John McClane kept the carnage in the family, introducing his daughter Lucy...
IMAX | Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
This is 40. © Universal Pictures.  
Comedy of the Week: This Is 40 (15)
Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Megan Fox, Jason Segel
Pete and Debbie have raised two daughters, 13-year-old Sadie and eight-year-old Charlotte, but are now stuck in a rut...
Review | Showing at These Cinema | Trailer
Beautiful Creatures. John Bramley. © 2012 Alcon Film Fund, LLC  
Drama of the Week: Beautiful Creatures (12A)
Starring: Emma Thompson, Alden Ehrenreich, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis
Lena Duchannes possesses incredible abilities, passed down through the generations, which have compelled her to remain distant from the people she loves...
Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer

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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

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Movies by Genres, 3 D Movies, Over 18s Screenings, Parents and Baby Screenings, Subtitled Movies

- Classical and Dance

Don Quixote, London Coliseum - London Theatre Tickets  
Don Quixote - London Coliseum
The invariably popular Don Quixote gives the dancers an opportunity to demonstrate their virtuosity, temperament, and acting skills...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (31/01/13 - 13/02/13):
1. Death in Venice, 2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 3. La Traviata, 4. Ballet Revolucion, 5. Laurencia

- Comedy

Bill Bailey at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. Information and Tickets  
Bill Bailey - Leicester Square Theatre
Bill Bailey is now as renowned for his stand up shows as he is for his TV appearances. The popular comedian who is a regular on QI and Never Mind the Buzzcocks is undoubtedly one of the most popular comedy acts currently doing the rounds...
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Top Comedy Sellers (31/01/13 - 13/02/13):
1. Micky Flanagan, 2. Louis C.K., 3. Eddie Izzard, 4. For the Love of Mrs Brown, 5. Reginald D. Hunter

- Music

Teenage Cancer Trust at the Royal Albert Hall. Information and Tickets  
Teenage Cancer Trust - Royal Albert Hall
Curated by Noel Gallagher, a stellar line-up for the annual series of shows sees the likes Ryan Adams, Kasabian, Paul Weller, Rizzle Kicks, Labrinth, Russell Brand, Noel Fielding and Primal Scream take to the stage to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust...
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Top Music Sellers (31/01/13 - 13/02/13):
1. Fleetwood Mac, 2. Robbie Williams, 3. Stone Roses, 4. The Who, 5. Muse

- Theatre

To Kill A Mockingbird, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
To Kill A Mockingbird - Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Set in the Deep South, Harper Lee's Pulitzer Price-winning novel sees racial injustice envelop a small town community. Through courage and compassion, a lawyer Atticus Finch seeks the truth...
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Top Theatre Sellers (31/01/13 - 13/02/13):
1. Shrek The Musical, 2. The Lion King, 3. The Phantom of the Opera, 4. Mamma Mia!, 5. Viva Forever!


Great Pancake Day 2013 Competition  
Great Pancake Day 2013 Competition
Win a baking kit, containing an apron, oven gloves, a pie funnel, a flour shaker plus vouchers to purchase some Homepride plain and self-raising flour all worth £40.
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London Accommodation

Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge. 5 Star Hotel  
Jumeirah Carlton Tower - Knightsbridge (5* Hotel)
This fabulous hotel is surrounded by some of the world's best shopping with Knightsbridge, Oxford Street and Bond Street all just a short walk away. There are also many major attractions such as Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park and the Tate Gallery within close proximity of the hotel...
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NH Kensington, Kensington. 4 Star Hotel  
NH Kensington - Kensington (4* Hotel)
Located in the exclusive South Kensington/Chelsea borough, the NH Kensington, London is a luxury hotel with a fantastic central location. Choose this well-placed hotel and find yourself close to many attractions such as the Science and Natural History Museum, Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park...
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Swinton Hotel, Kings Cross (2* Hotel)  
Swinton Hotel - Kings Cross (2* Hotel)
Swinton Hotel is a small budget hotel, located right in the heart of the capital in King's Cross. Popular with students, backpackers and families travelling on a budget, this friendly hotel offers bed and breakfast accommodation in a range of basic but comfortably furnished rooms...
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Phoenix Hostel London, Marylebone (Hostel)  
Phoenix Hostel London - Marylebone (Hostel)
There are plenty of local bars, clubs and restaurants for you to try out along with some of London's most well known tourist attractions, including Madame Tussauds, Oxford Street and London Zoo...
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Top Hotel Sellers (31/01/13 - 13/02/13):
1. Romanos Hotel - Victoria (2 Star Hotel), 2. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 3. Queens Hotel London - Crystal Palace (2 Star Hotel), 4. Barkston Rooms - Earls Court (2 Star Accommodation), 5. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B)

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