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Channing Tatum stars in Columbia Pictures White House Down, also starring Jamie Foxx. Sony Pictures Releasing  
White House Down (12A)
Not content with decimating the White House in his 1996 sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day, director Roland Emmerich reduces the Washington landmark to rubble again in this preposterous, high-octane action thriller...
IMAX | Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer

Grand London Bike Tour. Picture: Marco Gomes. C.C.License  
Grand London Bike Tour
Want to see all of London's 'must-see' sights and attractions? Want to hear quirky tales about London's amazing and sometimes bizarre history? How about visiting off the beaten track places that Tour Buses can't take you? Then this is the tour for you.
Info and Tickets

Top Attractions Sellers (29/08/13 - 12/09/13):
1. The View From The Shard, 2. The London Eye, 3. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 4. Thames River Cruises, 5. Ghost Bus Tour

Diary: David Beckham, eels and the history of London food (Blog)

We learned this week that David Beckham is looking to launch a chain of pie and mash shops, a traditional London eatery of which there are still dozens to be found. For the trademark dish, eels sourced from the Thames are jellied, placed in a pie and served with a 'liquor' sauce. Here are some other London-origin foods:

Fish and Chips - Brought to London by Jewish immigrants, the fried fish element as early as the 16th century.

Cockles and mussels - Shipped in from the coast and then sold fresh at stalls outside pubs, originally in the East End.

Chicken Tikka Masala - Its origins are contested, but we know that the first Tandoor oven used in the UK was at the famous Veeraswamy restaurant on Regent St in the 1950s and it is likely that it was here that the 'masala' sauce was first added.

The Chorleywood Bread process - In the 1960s, bakers based at the end of the Metropolitan line invented a new quick-dough method that revolutionised bread production and now accounts for 80% of the country's bread market.

The Sandwich - The name for stuff wrapped in bread comes from 18th century politician the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who liked quick food because it didn't interrupt his many hours spent in London's gambling dens.

Still hungry? For desert, how about the Eton Mess, a sloppy mix of strawberries, ice-cream and meringue invented at the famous public school.

Still still hungry?? You need help and help is at hand in the form of the Cake and Bake show, held at Earl's Court this weekend.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Channing Tatum stars in Columbia Pictures White House Down, also starring Jamie Foxx. Sony Pictures Releasing  
Blockbuster of the Week: White House Down (12A)
Starring: Channing Tatum, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx
John Cale is an ex-soldier, who is assigned to protect Speaker Of The House, Eli Raphelson, when he would much rather be part of the Secret Service detail protecting President James Sawyer...
IMAX | Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
Chris Hemsworth (James Hunt) in Rush. Studio Canal  
Critics' Choice of the Week: Rush (15)
Starring: Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer, Chris Hemsworth
During the 1970s, rubber burns and tempers frays between two very different Formula 1 drivers: charismatic ladies' man James Hunt and incredibly ambitious Austrian speed fiend Niki Lauda...
Review | Showing at These Cinemas | Trailer
Justin And The Knights Of Valour (PG)  
Family Movie of the Week: Justin And The Knights Of Valour (PG)
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Freddie Highmore, Mark Strong, Rupert Everett, Antonio Banderas
Justin is a sweet-natured boy who dreams of becoming a valiant knight like his grandfather, Sir Roland...
3D | Review | 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

The Nutcracker - Ballet Tickets for The Nutcracker in London  
The Nutcracker - London Coliseum, London Palladium, Royal Opera House
Clara, a young girl, creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to retrieve her favourite present. But a mysterious magician, Drosselmeyer, is waiting to sweep her off on a magical adventure...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (29/08/13 - 12/09/13):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Die Fledermaus, 3. Madam Butterfly, 4. Romeo And Juliet, 5. Rigoletto

- Comedy

Miranda Hart at the O2 Arena, London. Information and tickets.  
Miranda Hart - O2 Arena
Jimmy Carr gets everywhere on TV, mainly because he's funny, but he's on the radio too, and he was also the first comic to perform live in Second Life...
Miranda - Series 1 on DVD | Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (29/08/13 - 12/09/13):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Sarah Millican, 4. Lee Evans, 5. Jason Manford

- Music

James Blake - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London. Information and tickets.  
James Blake - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
With a universally acclaimed sophomore album and sold-out UK tour already under his belt, April is proving to be a stellar month for James Blake. Now he bolsters this even further with the announcement of a new string of UK live dates for September, which will ensure the rest of 2013 continues to shine as brightly...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (29/08/13 - 12/09/13):
1. One Direction, 2. Arctic Monkeys, 3. Bruno Mars, 4. Foals, 5. Fleetwood Mac

- Theatre

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Drury Lane Theatre Royal - London Theatre Tickets  
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Drury Lane Theatre Royal
Roald Dahl's deliciously dark tale of young Charlie Bucket and the mysterious confectioner Mr Willy Wonka comes to life in a brand new West End musical directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (29/08/13 - 12/09/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Les Miserables, 3. Peter Pan, 4. Let It Be, 5. The Sound of Music


Made in Chelsea Series 5 & 1-5 Boxset Competition  
Made in Chelsea Series 5 & 1-5 Boxset Competition
After the explosive revelations of the Christmas party at the end of last series, tensions are still running high. Spencer and Louise are still together - but for how long? Although whatever happens with them, you can be sure that other hot young things will be ready to step in if it all goes wrong...
Win the Made in Chelsea Boxset from Season 1 to 5...
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London Accommodation

The May Fair Hotel, Mayfair (5 Star Hotel).  
The May Fair Hotel - Mayfair (5 Star Hotel)
A legendary luxury hotel with a glamorous past, The May Fair was first opened by King George V in 1927 and offers over 400 luxury hotel bedrooms, including 12 of the capital's most memorable hotel suites, a discreet spa, a fine-dining restaurant and the quintessential London Casino...
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Aloft London Excel, Docklands (4 Star Hotel)  
Aloft London Excel - Docklands (4* Hotel)
A fresh, fun alternative to stay and play awaits you at Aloft London Excel for your London hotel break. Aloft London Excel is the only hotel within Excel London itself, and is directly connected to the Excel International Exhibition and Convention Centre...
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Aviva Studios, Hammersmith (2 Star Apartment)  
Aviva Studios - Hammersmith (2* Apartment)
Situated in Hammersmith, West London, Aviva Studios is an ideal base to catch a show at Hammersmith Apollo. You'll also find the Lyric Theatre just steps from your modern studio apartment, and Hammersmith Underground Station is a two minute walk away...
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Chris Lodge, Woolwich (Budget Rooms)  
Chris Lodge, Woolwich (Budget Rooms)
All you need to do is stroll to nearby Abbey Wood Train Station, and then famous London attractions such as the Tate Modern, St Paul's Cathedral and the London Eye are within easy reach...
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Top Hotel Sellers (29/08/13 - 12/09/13):
1. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B) 2. Bayswater Inn - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel) 3. Hammersmith Rooms - Hammersmith (2 Star Accommodation) 4. Borough Budget Rooms - Borou (2 Star Accommodation) 5. Belgrove Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B)

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