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It's the clash of the TV titans. Both BBC Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor are coming back to the tent in 2017, but who do YOU want to see? #SundayShowdown

[QUIZ] How Well Do You Know Olly Murs?

Olly Murs has come a long way since The X Factor in 2009 (yes, 2009!) As he prepares to perform at the tent in March, we put your knowledge of the cheeky chappy to the test.

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Magic Lantern stories next Tues & Create a picture book on Weds #WhatsOn @florencemuseum #halfterm @lambeth_council

City Cruises

25% #discount for #half #term! Wrap up warm and snuggle up this autumn on a fast and furious adrenaline fuelled experience ThamesJetBook now:

Ever dreamed of being the Hulkbuster? Now you can at Sky Studios only at The O2 this autumn. Perfect for heroes of all ages. Learn more:

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#BeardoftheDay Far over the misty mountains cold, To dungeons deep and caverns old... #Tolkein #LordoftheRings

Shakespeare's Globe

Did you know that we offer special Early Bird discounts on our 9.30am, 10.00am and 10.30am tours? You can get £2 off individual ticket prices and our £5 off Family Ticket – just make sure you quote "Early Bird" at the ticket desk when you arrive. To learn out more about what you can expect from the Globe Exhibition & Tour and to plan your half-term visit: (Image: John Wildgoose)

Elusive Mantas and Tenacious Turtles

**CUTE ALERT** Bex has an update for us on the Manta Trust's French Polynesian Manta Ray Project which includes some adorable sea turtle footage to pick you up on a lazy Sunday morning :-) #cute #turtle #mantatrust

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Looking for a place to have an eerie candlelit dinner on Halloween? The Museum of London's 200-year old warehouse set in the heart of Docklands is the perfect spooky dwelling. Enjoy a sit-down dinner and a talk from real ghost experts from the Society of Physical Research before embarking on a guided tour through the most haunted spots of the building. Find out more:

Take That at The O2 arena

They're back!! Take That hit the tent next June and tickets are on sale next week. RSVP below to be the first to know when tickets are on sale 😍

SEA LIFE London Aquarium™

Our Giant Green Sea turtle doesn't seemed to be spooked out by our Spooky Skeleton Divers! Will you spot them during Halloween Half Term?

[QUIZ] Time to Test Your Country Music Knowledge

So you think you’re a country music fan? We dare you to throw your (cowboy) hat into the ring and see how good you really are.

Thames River Cruise Deals & Special Offers with City Cruises

Special Half Term Offer! Kids eat free with a family ticket on Afternoon Tea and Lunch. Book by 25th October. Find out more & book tickets here:

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#BeardoftheDay A purrfect goatee truly a candidate for the smallest and cutest beard ever #cats #KittenTweets

Are You Ready For Battle Of The Superfans?

The ultimate battle for any Superfan. Have you got what it takes?

City Cruises

Phobophobia: The Ventriloquist Nightmare opens today at the London Bridge Experience! Billed as the ultimate halloween horror event it is not for the faint hearted! That said there is a family friendly show too. #phobophobia

Florence Nightingale Museum

Nurse of the Week School Nurses We had a visit this week from a lovely lady who went back to school after raising her family to transition from being a teaching assistant to a school nurse. We wish all school nurses a happy and relaxing half term break. How did school health start? The first school nurses emerged at the same time as health visitors during the Victorian era in Britain, with a role in gathering information in the school setting. The early tasks of school nurses arose out of the need to improve the health of children living in poverty and this coincided with a report from the British Army at the time which highlighted that young men joining the service were unfit for purpose (Webster & French 2002). The report identified that nutrition was an important factor in the general health of populations and in particular that measuring the height and weights of children in school was a key indicator of their health and well being. This remains true today in modern Britain: heights and weights are still measured at different stages of development. Many of the early aims of the school health service resonate today and Local Authorities are now key commissioners of school health services as they were when school health began. They have a remit to improve the health and well being of young people, reduce child poverty and protect children and families (DH 2014). Go to to watch a short film on school nursing today.

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No plans for #Halloween? No need to worry the MTV Horror Fest at Building Six on 29 Oct will be sure to give you one frightful night to remember 💀 We're giving you the chance to win 2 x VIP tickets! To be in with a chance of #winning, simply share this post and tag who you would like to take with you in the comments. Winners will be selected at random and announced on Monday. Good Luck!

8 Reasons We Absolutely Can’t Wait For 2017

As if we could just pick 8!

Shakespeare's Globe

This October half-term, we're hosting creative workshops with leading authors especially for families. From an introduction to puppetry to the opportunity to draw your own comic strip, there are fun activities for all ages. See what's on and book tickets:

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City Cruises

Have you seen our range of exciting Christmas cruises? Find out more & book now!

Bateaux London

Discover London all over again on our sightseeing lunch cruise. As the audio commentary begins to play allow yourself to be transported back through time as you learn about the city's fascinating 'liquid history'. As you enjoy your food, take in the striking sights, old and new, and think about how much the city has changed over the centuries. Make your own unique memories on the Thames and take a photo or video against London's most iconioc landmarks. As dessert and coffees arrive, sit back and relax and let the river slowly take you back home.

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#BeardoftheDay inventor, mathematician, painter astronomer Leonardo da Vinci

Shrek's Adventure

The amazing DreamWorks Trolls film is out TODAY and Poppy and Branch will be arriving at Shrek's Adventure! London TOMORROW! So much excitement we're not sure we can contain ourselves. Prebook for half term online -

Two Temple Place

A peek inside Two Temple Place where INK LDN​ have set up their wonderful rare book and art fair...

Shakespeare's Globe

Gearing up with ghoulish goodies ahead of Halloween? From bloodied Macbeth mugs and Hamlet tea sets to some rather realistic-looking skulls, we've got something to spook everyone in our shop:

City Cruises

Looking for #half #term #ideas? Book a sightseeing tour on the Thames! Book by 25th October and receive 50% off Child sightseeing tickets!

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Don't miss a Spooktacular Halloween Day at #greenwich #market this Friday! #halloween #greenwich

Weird and wonderful jobs in 360°: a day in the life of a penguin keeper

Ever wondered what it's like to work at the London Aquarium? Get a closer look with this 360 video taking you through a day in the life of our Senior Aquarist Catherine Dixon:

Shrek's Adventure

Some familiar faces helped us launch the Trolls Takeover last night, check out the photos! Come and meet Poppy and Branch this October Half Term -

Florence Nightingale Museum

#OTD in 1854, Florence departed for the Crimea, with the first cohort of nurses.

Little Mix | On-sale Now

These girls are 🔥🔥🔥 Little Mix tickets are on sale NOW!

City Cruises

The season draws near and Visit London share their top #pantomime in London this season:

Join us for Spooky Seas

There'll be some spooky goings-on during Halloween Half Term! On selected dates throughout half term, our Spooky Fish Witch will be lurking around in our Spooky Forest! What treats (or tricks!) will she have in store for you!

Band Members Who’ve Decided To Go It Alone

We take a look at some of the acts who’ve proved that when it comes to great music, bigger doesn’t always mean better.

The O2

Following a security incident at North Greenwich earlier today, the station and part of the Jubilee Line remain closed. Following discussions with the Police, The O2 remains open and tonight’s Nickelback performance will go ahead as planned. If you had intended to arrive by tube there are other options including MBNA Thames Clippers that stops at North Greenwich pier and also the DLR to Royal Victoria and the Emirates Airline across to North Greenwich. Our car parks remain open and there are drop off points for those arriving by taxi. Please also check Transport for London for routes and latest travel updates.

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And here's the Justin Bieber pics from Night 4! Now it's only a month until we get to see him again :) If you haven't shared your pics yet, pop em in the comments below 👍

Shakespeare's Globe

We're excited to reveal the cast for The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales), which opens in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse next month. The production is inspired by the beautiful and devastatingly sad Hans Christian Andersen ‘wonder’ tale, and also combines Andersen's other tales, The Princess and the Pea, The Emperor's New Clothes and Thumbelina. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice. Written by Joel Horwood. The show will run from Thursday 24 November 2016 – Sunday 22 January 2017 in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Book tickets:

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Calling #secondaryteachers we are hosting #teachers eve @OldOpTheatre 22 Nov. Discover our KS3/4 programmes

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

The Natural History Museum Ice Rink opens from 27 October 2016 to 8 January 2017! Find out more:

Ariana Grande at The O2 arena

Shake it Side to Side, Ariana Grande is coming back to The O2! Tickets on sale Fri 28 October at 9am - RSVP below to be the first to get dem tickets 🐰

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Wondering what to buy for the bearded gentleman in your life? How about some festive beard glitter? #BeardoftheDay

Nickelback | Event Timings

Heading down to see the mighty Nickelback tonight? Make sure you check out event timings and important travel information at the link below.

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All the information and news on London's famous pier destinations and exclusive offers.