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The World's End. © 2013 Focus Features.  
The World's End (15)
The apocalypse is nigh in The World's End, the concluding chapter of director Edgar Wright and actor Simon Pegg's so-called Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, which began with the hilarious Shaun Of The Dead then stuttered with Hot Fuzz...
Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer

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Hampton Court Palace
Discover the magnificent State Apartments of Henry VIII and William III, explore 60 acres of immaculate riverside gardens and lose yourself in the world-famous maze...
Info and Tickets

Top Attractions Sellers (04/07/13 - 17/07/13):
1. The View From The Shard, 2. The London Eye, 3. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 4. Houses of Parliament, 5. Buckingham Palace

Diary: Ed Sheeran and the tale of the Underground homeless

I called an old friend the other day to see if he had any dirt on Ed Sheeran, following the revelation that the singer lived on Tube trains when he didn't have a place of his own.

My friend used to work for London Underground and had the sad task of checking carriages at Morden station on the end of the Northern Line to make sure there were no waifs and strays trying to bed down for the night.

Unfortunately, Sheeran's Tube activities appear to have been confined to the Circle Line, where, as he says, he could "go round and round". But, sensing my disappointment, my friend did come up with a theory that the government's crazy new housing benefit scheme would see more Ed Sheeran-types flee underground.

Already, the number of rough sleepers is on the rise. Sounds bad, but look at the upside - in a few years' time, we'll have a whole new tribe of ginger folk singers. Give me love.

David Clee


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- Cinema

The World's End. © 2013 Focus Features.  
Blockbuster of the Week: The World's End (15)
Starring: Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost
In June 1990, five teenagers fail to complete a crawl of 12 local pubs in Newton Haven, culminating in a final glorious pint at The World's End...
Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
The Frozen Ground. © 2013 Koch Media  
Critics' Choice of the Week: The Frozen Ground (15)
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Nicolas Cage
Detective Jack Halcombe is preparing to leave Anchorage with his wife Allie and children, when he receives a call that the body of a young woman has been found in the icy wildernes...
Review | Showing at These Cinemas | Trailer
Wadjda (PG)  
Drama of the Week: Wadjda (PG)
Starring: Abdullrahman Algohani, Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah
Ten-year-old Wadjda is streetwise and smart beyond her tender years. She sees a beautiful green bicycle in the local shop and becomes determined to raise enough money to buy it so that she can race her friend Abdullah...
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

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

- Classical and Dance

The Sleeping Beauty, Royal Opera House - London Theatre Tickets  
The Sleeping Beauty - Royal Opera House
Perrault's beloved fairytale The Sleeping Beauty is imbued with wonder and excitement in this sumptuous ballet. Exquisite costumes by Franca Squarciapino and spectacular sets by the celebrated Italian art director Ezio Frigerio provide a brilliant visual feast...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (04/07/13 - 17/07/13):
1. Swan Lake, 2. The Sleeping Beauty, 3. Jewels (Bolshoi Ballet), 4. The Flames of Paris, 5. La Bayadere - Bolshoi Ballet

- Comedy

Russell Brand at the Pleasence Theatre and the HMV Apollo, London. Information and tickets. Photo Credit: Free-ers. C.C.License  
Russell Brand - HMV Apollo
Best known for his amorous adventures, award-show cheekiness and backcombed hair (all possibly connected), Russell Brand is also an engaging and hilarious stand-up comedian...
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (04/07/13 - 17/07/13):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Lee Evans, 4. Omid Djalili, 5. Jimmy Carr

- Music

Placebo at the O2 Academy Brixton. Information and tickets.  
Placebo - O2 Academy Brixton
Placebo are known for their emphatic live shows. The band have released a total of six studio albums and continue to sell out venues wherever they play...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (04/07/13 - 17/07/13):
1. Arctic Monkeys, 2. Bob Dylan, 3. Bruno Mars, 4. Fleetwood Mac, 5. Bjork

- Theatre

Theatre Tickets Summer Sale - London Theatre Tickets  
Theatre Tickets Summer Sale
London's West End seems to be defying the economic downturn with record breaking attendances. Now it's your chance to find out why with the launch of our Theatre Summer Sale - see the best of the West End shows for less!
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (04/07/13 - 17/07/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Matilda the Musical, 3. A Chorus Line, 4. Thriller Live, 5. War Horse


Pacific Rim Competition  
Pacific Rim Competition
Win the ultimate PACIFIC RIM merchandise collection, including a backpack, t-shirt and wristband! 4 runners-up will also win t-shirts...
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions

London Accommodation

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge. 5 Star Hotel  
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park - Knightsbridge (5* Hotel)
Rich in splendour and boasting an elegant grandeur the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London is enviously located in fashionable Knightsbridge. With spectacular views across Hyde Park the hotel is an oasis of luxury amidst the bustle of London...
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Lincoln House Hotel, Marylebone. 3 Star Hotel  
Lincoln House Hotel - Marylebone (3* Hotel)
Lincoln House Hotel is situated in the heart of London, close to Marble Arch Underground Station. This small bed and breakfast hotel offers reasonably priced rooms, with private bathroom facilities...
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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 (04/07/13 - 17/07/13):
1. Borough Budget Rooms - Borough (2 Star Accommodation), 2. Apart Hotel 73 - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel), 3. Duke Of Leinster - Bayswater (4 Star Hotel), 4. Stamford Street Apartment Rooms - Waterloo (3 Star Accommodation), 5. Alliance House - Islington (Quality Rooms)

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