Steve the Monkey (Neil Patrick Harris), Flint (Bill Hader) and Sam (Anna Faris) in Sony Pictures Animation's CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2. Sony Pictures Releasing

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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2. Sony Pictures Releasing  
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (U)
Fast food will kill you - literally tear you limb from limb - in Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn's computer-animated sequel. Luckily, the marauding cheeseburgers and tacos are consigned to a faraway island. Let us be thankful their sesame seed buns and corn tortilla shells turn to mush in brine...
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London Eye Tickets. Photo Courtesy of The London Eye  
London Eye Tickets
The Eye stands a whopping 135 metres high on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges, right opposite Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and provides stunning views over central London and beyond...
Info and Tickets

Top Attractions Sellers (10/10/13 - 23/10/13):
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. Hampton Court Palace

Diary: London lights up for Indian gods and German princes

This Sunday (27.10.13) will see thousands of people on Trafalgar Square for London's take on the annual Diwali celebrations, the 'festival of light' observed by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains.

London itself was once a place of pilgrimage for light-seekers. Two-hundred years ago it was the first major city to launch a street-light system, with the first official oil lamps appearing on Golden Lane in the City in 1807.

Such was the sparkly spectacle that people came from around the world to marvel at London's lights. Here's an extract from the journal of an early 19th century traveller from Berlin:

"Even on the most ordinary and common nights, the city has the appearance of a festive illumination… a German prince who came to London for the first time, seriously believed it to have been particularly ordered on account of his arrival."

These days the street lights put up for Diwali double up as Christmas lights so we get three months of "festival illuminations" fit for any German prince and once they're gone, new generations of LED lighting - like the ones on Tower Bridge - keep the flames burning.

David Clee


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- Cinema

Ender s Game. Momentum Pictures  
Blockbuster of the Week: Ender's Game
Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Harrison Ford
A hostile alien race called the Formics invades Earth and is repelled at the last minute by International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, who sacrifices his life...
Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
Flint (Bill Hader) in Sony Pictures Animation's CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2. Sony Pictures Releasing  
Kid Movie of the Week: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 (U)
Starring: Anna Faris, James Caan, Will Forte, Andy Samberg
Inventor Flint Lockwood's machine, the FLDSMDFR, has continued to produce gargantuan foodstuffs on the island of Swallow Falls...
3D | Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
One Chance (12A)  
Critics' Choice of the Week: One Chance (12A)
Starring: Mackenzie Crook, Julie Walters, James Corden, Jemima Rooper, Alexandra Roach
Paul Potts is a shy man, who lives with his parents in Port Talbot. He earns a living in a Carphone Warehouse shop with his best mate but dreams of becoming an opera singer...
Review | Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer

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- Classical and Dance

Mixed Ballet: Chroma, New Dawson and The Rite Of Spring, Royal Opera House - London Theatre Tickets  
Mixed Ballet: Chroma, New Dawson and The Rite Of Spring - Royal Opera House
With its stark white set, designed by architect John Pawson, and costumes that outline the body's contours as the dancers explore their physical limits, Wayne McGregor's Chroma looks as groundbreaking today as it did at its 2006 premiere...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (10/10/13 - 23/10/13):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Le Corsaire, 3. Die Fledermaus, 4. Les Vepres Siciliennes, 5. Parsifal

- Comedy

Russell Brand at the Eventim Apollo, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and O2 Academy Brixton, London. Photo Credit: Free-ers. C.C.License. Information and Tickets  
Russell Brand - Eventim Apollo, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and O2 Academy Brixton
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 (10/10/13 - 23/10/13):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Sarah Millican, 4. Lee Evans, 5. Jason Manford

- Music

Gary Barlow at the Royal Albert Hall and HMV Apollo, London. Information and tickets.  
Gary Barlow - Royal Albert Hall and HMV Apollo
Following his two critically acclaimed solo shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London last year; Gary Barlow has announced a full UK and Ireland tour starting in November including two hometown Manchester shows as well as concerts in Nottingham, London, Manchester, Oxford, Dublin, Belfast among others...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (10/10/13 - 23/10/13):
1. One Direction, 2. Michael Buble, 3. Taylor Swift 4. Arctic Monkeys, 5. Bruno Mars

- Theatre

Seussical, Arts Theatre - London Theatre Tickets  
Seussical - Arts Theatre
Seussical tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing some very peculiar creatures known as Whos. Among them is Jojo, a Who child sent off to a military school for thinking too many 'thinks'...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (10/10/13 - 23/10/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Les Miserables, 3. Dirty Dancing, 4. Let It Be, 5. War Horse


Dragons: Riders of Berk Competition  
Dragons: Riders of Berk Competition
Following on from the huge success of How To Train Your Dragon, Hiccup, Toothless and all your favourite Vikings continue their nonstop high-flying action in their new quest to get the Vikings of Berk living in harmony with the dragons...
Win one of three copies of Dragons: Riders of Berk on DVD.
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London Accommodation

The Caesar Hotel, Hyde Park, London (4 Star Hotel).  
The Caesar Hotel - Hyde Park (4* Hotel)
A stylish, boutique hotel perfectly placed for tourists and shoppers just off Hyde Park. This location is ideal for visiting major landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Regent's Park...
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Malmaison London, Farringdon, London (4 Star Hotel).  
Malmaison London - Farringdon (4* Hotel)
Located on Charterhouse Square in the bustling Smithfield Market area. Close to Barbican and Farringdon Tube stations and only a few stops from Kings Cross or Euston...
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Victoria Inn London, Victoria, London (3 Star B&B)  
Victoria Inn London - Victoria (3 Star B&B)
Victoria Inn is a comfortable hotel, which provides low-cost accommodation close to London's Victoria Station. This centrally located hotel is ideal for both families and those on business...
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Passfield Hall, Bloomsbury (Budget Rooms)  
Passfield Hall - Bloomsbury (Budget Rooms)
Passfield Hall offers a range of accommodation in a central location. Set in ten Georgian houses arranged around a walled garden, Passfield Hall combines historic charm with modern amenities...
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Top Hotel Sellers (10/10/13 - 23/10/13):
1. Romanos Hotel, Victoria (2 Star Hotel), 2. Borough Rooms, Borough (2 Star Accommodation), 3. Hyde Park Whiteleaf Hotel, Bayswater (2 Star B&B), 4. Hostel 170, Kings Cross (Hostel), 5. Rooms For You, Leyton (1 Star Accommodation)

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