There are a lot of cinemas in London, especially the West End, with the biggest on and around Leicester Square. A few classy independent chains show more offbeat screenings, in various locations – check out the Picturehouse, Curzon and Everyman – and there even exist a number of one-off arthouse cinemas. Tickets at the major screens cost at least £11, although afternoon shows are usually discounted, and concessionary rates are offered for some shows at virtually all cinemas, usually all day Monday or at other off-peak times. Anyone with an Orange phone can make use of the half-price “Orange Wednesday” tickets.

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Alternative London: off the tourist trail

Alternative London: off the tourist trail

In 2015, some 31.5 million people visited London. That was a record year, yet early indications are that 2016 beat even those figures. The capital has the three…

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Along the Thames: a step-by-step London itinerary

Along the Thames: a step-by-step London itinerary

London grew up around the Thames, and a stroll (or a boat ride) along its banks is one of the city’s real treats. This step-by-step itinerary, adapted from ou…

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You can now play cult 90s gameshow The Crystal Maze for real in London

You can now play cult 90s gameshow The Crystal Maze for real in London

That’s right. Those days of buying a nylon jumpsuit and turning your house into a makeshift obstacle course are over. Thanks to a crowd-funded project set up …

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