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Gravity (12A)
As misfortune stacks upon tragedy in Alfonso Cuaron's deep space survival thriller, the film's stricken heroine greets her seemingly inevitable demise with a moment of deadpan humour. "I hate space," she sighs, resigned to her terrifying fate...
3D | IMAX | Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer

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 (24/10/13 - 06/11/13):
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 cabs - the future is horse-powered

This week London's cabs were once again voted the best in the world, but within a few years could be on the scrapheap.

The future promised by advocates of driverless cars is filled by a huge fleet of robot vehicles supplanting not just the traditional taxi, but all other cars, too.

Electric pods - like the ones at Heathrow Airport - announced the other day for Milton Keynes point the way forward, but also the way back, for electric cabs first appeared in London in 1897, beating their diesel epigones by six years.

They went at about the same speed - 12mph - as the MK cabs, but couldn't keep up with the centuries-old horse-powered variety. The next step is easy to predict - by the 21st century Dobbin and his pals will gallop back on to the streets, driven by little robot jockeys.

David Clee


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Cinema | Classical | Comedy | Music | Theatre

- Cinema

Gravity. Warner Bros  
Blockbuster of the Week: Gravity (12A)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Commander Matt Kowalski, a veteran of the space program on his final mission, provides encouragement to fellow astronaut Shariff and specialist Dr Ryan Stone, who is in space for the first time to attend to the Hubble Telescope...
3D | IMAX | Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
How to Survive a Plague. Dartmouth Films  
Critics' Choice of the Week: How To Survive A Plague
Director: David France
During the 1980s and 1990s, a group of young people, many of them HIV-positive men, infiltrated the pharmaceutical industry and identified promising new drugs in the battle against Aids...
Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
Seduced And Abandoned. Soda Pictures  
Documentary of the Week: Seduced And Abandoned (15)
Starring: Alec Baldwin
Revealing insight into the film industry, shot over 10 days in May 2012 as director James Toback and actor Alec Baldwin descended on the Cannes Film Festival to secure funding for an erotically charged drama set in the Middle East and inspired by Bernardo Bertolucci's Last Tango In Paris...
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 Magic Flute, London Coliseum - London Theatre Tickets  
The Magic Flute - London Coliseum
A jewel in ENO's repertoire since 1988, this spectacular staging of Mozart's final opera has thrilled audiences of all ages, and now returns, complete with giant serpent, dancing bears and live performing birds...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (24/10/13 - 06/11/13):
1. The Nutcracker, 2. Le Corsaire, 3. Die Fledermaus, 4. Les Vepres Siciliennes, 5. The Merchants of Bollywood

- Comedy

Ed Byrne at the Eventim Apollo, London. Information and Tickets  
Ed Byrne - Eventim Apollo
Following the success of his last tour Different Class Irish comedy star, Ed Byrne, is back on the road with his new show Crowd Pleaser. Being a nerd, owning a cat, meeting your heroes or becoming a dad, whatever Ed casts his curmudgeonly comic eye over the end is result is a show that's sure to please even the most discerning of crowds...
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (24/10/13 - 06/11/13):
1. Russell Howard, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Sarah Millican, 4. Lee Evans, 5. Jason Manford

- Music

Barenaked Ladies at IndigO2, London, London. Information and tickets.  
Barenaked Ladies - IndigO2
Barenaked Ladies, who have just completed their hugely successful Last Summer On Earth Tour tour of the USA, have announced details of their forthcoming UK tour...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (24/10/13 - 06/11/13):
1. One Direction, 2. Michael Buble, 3. Taylor Swift 4. Dolly Parton, 5. Bruno Mars

- Theatre

I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical, London Palladium - London Theatre Tickets  
I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical - London Palladium
From the deranged pen of Harry Hill comes I Can't Sing!, a hilarious new musical based on The X-Factor. It goes behind the microphones and under the judges' desks at the biggest show on earth and reveals the (not necessarily accurate) tale of heartache and laughter which keeps millions of us glued to TV's top talent show week after week...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (24/10/13 - 06/11/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Les Miserables, 3. Dirty Dancing, 4. Let It Be, 5. War Horse


Monopoly Empire Competition  
Monopoly Empire Competition
In this all new Monopoly Empire board game, Hasbro has gathered 22 of the world's top brands to appear on the same Monopoly game board Win a Monopoly Empire board game and a selection of Xbox 360 Kinect games...
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions

London Accommodation

Go Native Hyde Park Apartments, Hyde Park (4 Star Hotel).  
Go Native Hyde Park Apartments - Hyde Park (4 Star Hotel)
Go Native Hyde Park, a Grade II listed stucco fronted terrace dating back to 1840 has been lovingly restored to offer a collection of 63 luxury serviced apartments; 23 studios and 36 one bedroom apartments, with each floor characterised by a different design theme...
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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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Byron Hotel, Bayswater, London (3 Star Hotel).  
Byron Hotel - Bayswater (3* Hotel)
It's central location makes the Byron Hotel, London ideal for exploring major attractions like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the excellent stores on Kensington, Oxford Street and Bond Street...
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Woodville Hotel, Ilford (4 Star Bed and Breakfast)  
Woodville Hotel - Ilford (4* B&B)
Woodville Hotel is located within a short stroll of Ilford Station, which is just a 15 minute train journey from Liverpool Street Station. If you want to be near the City but prefer to stay at a quiet base where you can park your car then Woodville Hotel could be the place for you...
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Top Hotel Sellers (24/10/13 - 06/11/13):
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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