(L-r) BRADLEY COOPER as Phil, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS as Alan and ED HELMS as Stu in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comedy THE HANGOVER PART III. Copyright: (C) 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

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(L-r) ED HELMS as Stu, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS as Alan, and BRADLEY COOPER as Phil in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comedy THE HANGOVER PART III, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (C) 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES. Photo Credit: COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES.  
The Hangover Part III (15)
Forget bachelor parties and weddings. For the third and final chapter of Todd Phillips's alcohol- and drug-fuelled bender, the characters are caught in a race against time to save one of the gang from a grim fate...
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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter  
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
For the first time, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter will undergo a seasonal makeover using the actual decorations and food props seen in the most successful film series of all time. Visitors will see firsthand how the vast Christmas feasts were created and how sets were transformed for festive scenes....
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Top Attractions Sellers (09/05/13 - 22/05/13):
1. The View From The Shard, 2. The London Eye, 3. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 4. Thames Clippers, 5. The Original Tour

Diary: There's gold in them there alternative Tube maps

Gawping at the recent Tube map by property price sent me looking back at some of the other sneaky ways people have doctored the Underground design classic.

One that unsurprisingly matches up pretty closely to the property price map is a version based on life expectancy.

Expensive areas like Knightsbridge (average house price around the station, £2.7 million) had high life expectancy (90 years), while people in cheaper station-zones such as King's Cross (£466,000) only have 79 years to suffer property-price envy.

You'd think that being nearer the 2012 Games site, poor old King's Cross might do better on the Olympic Legends map. Its designated legend is the incredible gymnast Nadia Comaneci, winner of five golds over two Olympics, but Knightsbridge gets Sir Steve Redgrave, who pips her with five over five Games and sixteen years.

If reality offers few comforts for King's Cross, fantasy saves the day.

This film-based Tube map gives the station the lucrative Harry Potter franchise (platform nine and three-quarters etc.), while Knightsbridge is stuck with Eyes Wide Shut, undoubtedly one of the worst films ever made.

There are many more name-change and theme-based Tube maps - including one that shows nearby toilets, another that is upside down and an x-rated rude version - at this excellent site devoted to the genre and some others here.

David Clee


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- Cinema

BRADLEY COOPER as Phil in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comedy THE HANGOVER PART III, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (C) 2013 WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. AND LEGENDARY PICTURES. Photo Credit: COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. PICTURES.  
Blockbuster of the Week: The Hangover Part III (15)
Starring: Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Melissa McCarthy Alan suffers a mental breakdown in the aftermath of his father's death so Phil, Stu and Doug drive their grieving pal to the New Horizons medical facility...
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Epic. 20th Century Fox  
Family Movie of the Week: Epic (U)
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Pitbull, Amanda Seyfried
Seventeen-year-old Mary Katherine lives with her madcap father Professor Bomba in the forest...
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Something In The Air (Apres Mai) (15)  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Something In The Air (Apres Mai) (15)
Starring: Carole Combes, Lola Creton, Clement Metayer
Gilles is an aspiring painter, who passionately discusses the recent May riots and their legacy with his friends...
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- Classical and Dance

La Bayadere - Bolshoi Ballet, Royal Opera House - London Theatre Tickets  
La Bayadere - Bolshoi Ballet - Royal Opera House
The ballet was first performed in St Petersburg in 1877. Now the Bolshoi Ballet, one of Russia's greatest companies, brings its stunning production to the Royal Opera House, commemorating 50 years since the company first performed in Covent Garden...
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Top Classical and Dance Sellers (09/05/13 - 22/05/13):
1. La Boheme - English National Opera, 2. La Bayadere - Bolshoi Ballet, 3. Raven Girl / Symphony in C, 4. The Sleeping Beauty, 5. The Flames of Paris

- Comedy

Eddie Izzard at the O2 Arena, London. Information and tickets.  
Eddie Izzard - O2 Arena
Regularly ranked in polls among the top British comedians of all time, Eddie Izzard can do almost anything in the funnyman business, from straight-up stand-up gags to slap-stick and comedy roles in the movies. He can even speak French...
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Top Comedy Sellers (09/05/13 - 22/05/13):
1. Micky Flanagan, 2. Eddie Izzard, 3. Omid Djalili, 4. Jimmy Carr, 5. Sarah Millican

- Music

Smashing Pumpkins at London Wembley Arena. Information and Tickets  
Smashing Pumpkins - London Wembley Arena
Fresh from the release of their latest album Oceania, The Smashing Pumpkins are back in the UK this summer and will be playing three dates this July culminating with a huge show at London's Wembley Arena...
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Top Music Sellers (09/05/13 - 22/05/13):
1. Rolling Stones, 2. Bruno Mars, 3. Barbra Streisand, 4. Fleetwood Mac, 5. Robbie Williams

- Theatre

London Big Theatre Sale  
Big Theatre Sale
We've just launched our big theatre sale. We've got tickets for leading West End shows from just £7.00. Musicals and Plays featured include The Lion King, A Chorus Line, Thriller Live! and Wicked...
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Top Theatre Sellers (09/05/13 - 22/05/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Top Hat, 3. Mamma Mia!, 4. The Phantom of the Opera, 5. The Book of Mormon

London Accommodation

Chancery Court Hotel London, Holborn. 4 Star Hotel  
Chancery Court Hotel London - Holborn (4* Hotel)
Situated in the heart of Holborn, this landmark hotel is just a short walk from the bustling West End, British Museum and Covent Garden Market and offers a piece of luxury in the heart of central London...
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Astors Hotel, Victoria. 4 Star Bed and Breakfast  
Astors Hotel - Victoria (4* Bed and Breakfast)
Treat yourself to stylish and contemporary surroundings at boutique Astors Hotel. Two Georgian style townhouses have been combined to provide you with an intimate and welcoming place to stay that will feel like a home from home...
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Lancaster Gate Hotel Hyde Park, Paddington (3* Hotel)  
Lancaster Gate Hotel Hyde Park - Paddington (3* Hotel)
Formerly known as Park Inn Hyde Park, The Lancaster Gate Hotel Hyde Park is ideally situated for your break in London, located just a few steps from Hyde Park & Kensington Garden...
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Dolphin Inn Bayswater, Paddington (Hostel).  
Dolphin Inn Bayswater - 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 (09/05/13 - 22/05/13):
1. Tudor Court Hotel - Paddington (3 Star Hotel), 2. Hyde Park Hostel - Bayswater (Quality Hostel), 3. Hamiltons Hotel - Paddington (2 Star Hotel), 4. Barkston Rooms - Earls Court (2 Star Accommodation), 5. Borough Budget Rooms - Borough (2 Star Accommodation)

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