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Jaden Smith and Will Smith star in Columbia Pictures After Earth. © Sony Pictures Releasing 2013.  
After Earth (12A)
After Earth is a family affair, reuniting Will and Jaden Smith for the first time since the saccharine 2006 drama, The Pursuit Of Happyness. M Night Shyamalan's sci-fi blockbuster is a perfect vehicle for Smith Snr to pass on the mantle, combining elements of I Am Legend and Independence Day with a deeply human story of a soldier struggling to connect with his grief-stricken child...
Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer

Tower of London. Photo Credit: SPakhrin. C.C.License  
Tower of London
The iconic Tower of London has been part of British history since the early 1080s when William the Conqueror started building a massive stone tower at the centre of his fortress. Through the centuries that followed successive monarchs added to this London landmark which has acted as fortress, palace and prison...
Info and Tickets

Top Attractions Sellers (23/05/13 - 05/06/13):
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: London Zoo to show live human mating techniques on Friday nights

London Zoo starts its Zoo Lates season this Friday (07.05.13) and the next seven Friday's after that, when all sorts of entertainments including comedy, cabaret and carousel rides are laid out for after-hours animal lovers.

On its website, the Zoo puns coyly about the "buzzing atmosphere" created and the wine that will flow in the "lush vegetation". It's only with a slight scroll down that the hints are made explicit: they want you to get fired up by raw nature and get off with each other!

"We highly recommend Zoo Lates as an alternative date idea," reads a quote on the site from Match.com.

"We love that you can relax with a drink whilst marvelling at the animals! The perfect opportunity to get to know that special someone."

Yeah, I tried that once. "Look at the bollox on that baboon!" I marvelled as single women fled for the relative safety of the snake house. No worries: I finally got my money back after my last-dance stand-by - a cute lady gorilla - knocked me back, though frankly I didn't care for Mjukuu's views on alternative comedy anyway.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Jaden Smith, left, and Will Smith star in Columbia Pictures After Earth. © Sony Pictures Releasing 2013.  
Blockbuster of the Week: After Earth (12A)
Starring: Jaden Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Will Smith, Zoe Kravitz
In the distant future, Earth is a devastated wasteland, uninhabited by humans who have relocated to Nova Prime in another solar system...
Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
Behind The Candelabra (15). © EntertainmentOne 2013.  
Drama Movie of the Week: Behind The Candelabra (15)
Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe
Scott Thorson leaves rural Wisconsin for the bright lights of the big city, where he is taken under Liberace's wing and encouraged to explore his sexuality...
Review | Showing at These Cinemas | Trailer
Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista) (15). © Eureka Entertainment 2011.  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista) (15)
Starring: Isabelle De Hertogh, Tom Audenaert, Gilles De Schrijver, Robrecht Vanden Thoren
Jozef, Lars and Philip are good friends, each of whom must contend with disability...
Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer

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

Swan Lake, Royal Opera House - London Theatre Tickets  
Swan Lake - Royal Opera House
Swan Lake was Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky's first score for ballet. Its 1877 premiere was poorly received, but it has since become one of the most loved of all ballets...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (23/05/13 - 05/06/13):
1. Death in Venice, 2. The Flames of Paris, 3. Gloriana, 4. Simon Boccanegra, 5. La Bayadere - Bolshoi Ballet

- Comedy

Bill Bailey at the HMV Apollo, London. Information and Tickets  
Bill Bailey - HMV Apollo
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...
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (23/05/13 - 05/06/13):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Eddie Izzard, 4. Lee Evans, 5. Milton Jones

- Music

Miles Kane at Dingwalls, London. Information and tickets.  
Miles Kane - Dingwalls
Hot off the back of his triumphant performance at the NME Awards tour, Miles Kane takes his blistering live act back on the road for what is set to be an unmissable eleven date tour. With his fiercely dynamic four-piece band, Miles is set to continue his assault on the UK....
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (23/05/13 - 05/06/13):
1. Rolling Stones, 2. Bruno Mars, 3. Barbra Streisand, 4. Fleetwood Mac, 5. Robbie Williams

- Theatre

A Doll's House, Duke of York's Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
A Doll's House - Duke of York's Theatre
Award-winning Hattie Morahan reprises her five-star 'performance of a lifetime' (Sunday Telegraph) as Nora Helmer, alongside the 'excellent' (Daily Telegraph) Dominic Rowan, who returns as her husband Torvald...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (23/05/13 - 05/06/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Top Hat, 3. Mamma Mia!, 4. The Phantom of the Opera, 5. The Book of Mormon


Dexter Season 7 Competition  
Dexter Season 7 Competition
The seventh season of this acclaimed series sees Golden Globe® winner Michael C. Hall return as Dexter, the Miami police department forensics expert. In this season, Dexter is finally forced to confront his greatest secret and deepest fear - his undeniable thirst for blood, referred to by Dexter as his 'dark passenger'.
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London Accommodation

Caesar Hotel London, Bayswater. 4 Star Hotel  
Caesar Hotel London - Bayswater (4* Hotel)
Caesar Hotel London offers an extremely stylish retreat in the heart of London. Caesar Hotel London is a contemporary, designer hotel offering all the services and standards you would expect from luxury four star accommodation. Paddington Station is just a few minutes away...
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Custom House Hotel, Dockland. 3 Star Hotel  
Custom House Hotel - Dockland (3* Hotel)
Custom House Hotel is located in the heart of the Docklands development. This modern, purpose-built hotel has a three star rating. It is popular with business guests, but is also an excellent base from which to explore this fascinating part of London...
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Grange Blooms Hotel, Bloomsbury. 5 Star Hotel  
Grange Blooms Hotel - Bloomsbury (5* Hotel)
Housed in a traditional Georgian building in Bloomsbury, Grange Blooms Hotel is the ideal choice for your visit to the capital. The hotel overlooks the British Museum and bookworms will be in their element as the British Library is only a short walk away, as is Holborn Tube Station...
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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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Top Hotel Sellers (23/05/13 - 05/06/13):
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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