Natural History Museum ice rink

Natural History Museum ice rink

Natural History Museum ice rink

Event: Natural History Museum ice rink
Date: 6 October 2017 – 7 January 2018
Open hours: 11.00-21.00 (times vary) Closed 25 December
Where: Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 5BD
Admission: Tickets from £8.80 – £39.60.
 

The Natural History Museum ice rink in Kensington, London has returned once again this year for more skating fun to be enjoyed by young and old. The doors to the popular Christmas attraction opened on 6 October this year and remain a firm family favourite until 7 January 2018.

Located in front of the Waterhouse building, the ice rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.

Three simple rules

For those who are new to the experience of ice skating, we have three simple rules to get you up on your feet in no time. Firstly, always take it slow. There’s no rush and you will be among other new-comers who are all keen to learn. Secondly, try to keep your knees bent when skating. By doing this you will ensure that your knees are not locked, resulting in more control as you glide along the ice. Lastly, have fun. This is one of the best times of year and is truly a wonderful way to experience Christmas cheer.

Advance bookings are advised in order to guarantee a chance to hit the ice. Limited tickets are available on the day from the box office and at peak times there may be long delays before you get a chance to skate.

Planning ahead

Ice skating at the Natural History Museum ice rink is a ton of fun and the perfect way to start your Christmas celebrations. As you can imagine, this event is very popular and tickets are selling out fast. If you to visit our capital city, please plan ahead. Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Belgravia is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the Christmas festivities. Contact us today to arrange your booking. Telephone +44 (0) 20 7259 8570 or email: [email protected] We hope to see you soon.

Christmas in Belgravia

Christmas in Belgravia

Christmas in Belgravia

Event: Christmas in Belgravia
Date: Saturday 2 December 2017 and Sunday 3 December 2017
Admission: Free entry

Christmas in Belgravia is finally here. Kicking off this weekend on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December, Christmas in Belgravia is set to deliver live music, Christmas entertainment and festivities for the whole family to enjoy. Various locations in Belgravia will be hosting events on Pimlico Road and Elizabeth Street.

The Christmas spirit will be in full swing with a winter wonderland with Christmas lights, festive window displays, and markets.

Christmas on Pimlico Road

Saturday 2 December will see a Christmas celebration on Pimlico Road. The much-loved location for the Pimlico Farmers’ Markets will be transformed into a Christmas extravaganza featuring live music, Christmas entertainment and warming treats in Orange Square. Everyone can enjoy market stalls, food and entertainment on the day. Don’t miss this great way to spend the day with your friends and family.

Belgravia Christmas Sunday

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than by enjoying market sellers, children’s entertainment, choirs, brass bands and delicious festive food and drinks? Elizabeth Street in Belgravia will be the family fun destination on Sunday 3 December – not to be missed!

Competition

The fun doesn’t stop there. As we all know, Belgravia showcases some of the most extravagant shop window displays in the London area. Throughout December Belgravia is running a competition for the most creative, glamorous and festive Christmas window displays. To vote for your favourite window display, simply post a photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #BelgraviaChristmasWindows.

Plan ahead

If you are spending Christmas in Belgravia, please plan ahead. It is important to note that this is a very popular weekend for festive fun. Why not make the most of your visit and avoid the long drive home afterwards? B+B Belgravia is perfectly located with quick access routes to the Christmas experience of a lifetime.  Contact us today on Tel:+44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Event: Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
Date: From 17 November, 2017 to 1 January, 2018
Tickets: Mostly Free of Charge – activities cost a bit extra (but not much)
Opening Times: 10am to 10pm (except on 17 November, when it opens at 5pm). Winter Wonderland will be closed on Christmas Day.

You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why… Winter Wonderland is coming to town.  Winter Wonderland  returns to Hyde Park in London for the 11th time on 17 November 2017, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Christmas is all about fun times spent with friends and family. What better way to welcome in the Christmas spirit this year than by heading down to Hyde park to peruse the Christmas Market while enjoying a cup of mulled wine.

But that’s not all. There is a host of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy, including the Winter Wonderland ice skating, big top shows and an observation wheel.

The organisers have catered for everyone, young and old. If your kids are old enough, let them have a go on the carousel, helter skelter and the run around funhouses at the traditional fairground. Older children can strap in for an adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster ride. They will be able to spend their pocket money buying tokens for the various rides at dedicated token booths.

As always, Father Christmas will be making an appearance for all the young one to meet. Head over to Santa Land and step into Santa’s grotto to pay the old man a visit. Open every day until 6pm.

Entry to Winter Wonderland is free of charge, however there are a few things for which you will have to pay a little extra. Below are the ticket prices which will vary depending on peak or off-peak times.

  • Ice Skating: £9.50/£15.50 adult, £7.50/£10.50 child, £30/£32 family, £8.50/£14.50 cons.
  • Magical Ice Kingdom: £7/£11 adult, £5/£9 child, £20/£36 family, £6/£10 cons.
  • Bar Ice: £14/£16 adult.
  • Giant Wheel: £7/£9 adult, £5/£7 child, £20/£28 family, £6/£7 cons, £40/£50 private pod, £55/£65 VIP pod.
  • Circus Shows: £8.50/£15 adult, £5/£11.50 child, £20/£46 family, £7.50/£14 cons, £90/£105 private box for four.
  • The Sooty Christmas Show: £8.50/£15 adult, £5/£11.50 child, £20/46 family, £7.50/£14 cons. Cinderella On Ice: £16.95/£19.95 adult, £12.95/£15.95 child, £51.80/£63.80 family, £15/£18 cons.

As you can imagine, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is very popular and large numbers are expected to attend. If you are planning  your trip into London, why not stay more than one day. B+B Belgravia is perfectly situated with quick access routes to all of the festivities.
Contact us directly +44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]

Museums at Night: Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 October 2017.

Museums at Night

Museums at Night

Event: Museums at Night
Date: Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 October 2017.
Where: Various venues across London

As the sun goes down, the lights go up on Museums at Night. This exciting event will be running from Thursday, 26 to Saturday, 28 October 2017. This venture, supported by Culture24, invites visitors to experience the arts in UK museums, galleries and heritage sites at night.

Culture24

Culture24 is a non-profit organisation that promotes charities supporting the arts and heritage organisations across the country. The Museums at Night initiative takes place in in May and October, and this October it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Museums

Culture24 endeavours to create a social experience that will change the perception of museums and galleries. For most of us, the idea of visiting a museum is synonymous with cluttered, dank places visited on school trips. Culture24 have breathed new life into the concept to reveal a refreshing environment where art can be appreciated on a whole new level. Now museums and galleries collaborate to provide audiences and the media with opportunities to visit exhibitions in attractive venues. Delve into British heritage and perhaps enjoy a cocktail or two.

Opening hours are extended in venues around London, with institutions both big and small joining the late-night celebrations. For more information, visit http://museumsatnight.org.uk/

Lauren Laverne said: We all know British culture is rich and diverse. But how exciting to experience this in a new way – at night-time, when lights go down and our imaginations are in charge!

If you would like to experience Museums at Night this year be sure to plan ahead. Over the last few years, evening events like these have grown in popularity. Why not make it a real occasion and join us at B+B Belgravia as our guest? For more information, please contact us on: Tel:+44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]

 

London Oktoberfest

London Oktoberfest

London Oktoberfest

Date:  28 September 2017 – 8 October 2017
Where? Millwall Park, Canary Wharf
Web: www.london-oktoberfest.co.uk

Since 2011 London’s Millwall Park has been the epicentre of one of the largest cerebrations in the United Kingdom.  The London Oktoberfest has something for everyone: music, laughter and, of course, beer! It’s one of the most popular family festivities, and this year the number of attendees is expected to reach more than four thousand. But where did it all begin?

 The glass is always half full

The story, as always, starts with a girl. In this case, it was the beautiful Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen who was set to marry Crown Prince Ludwig of Germany.  Prince Ludwig was later to become King, but before that day he gleefully tied the knot with his blushing bride. All the citizens of Munich were invited to celebrate the joyful day and in doing so, raised several glasses to toast the happy couple. The celebration took place on 12 October 1810 – from which some are still recovering. To this day, every October, we still celebrate the happy occasion, hence… Oktoberfest.

What’s happening?

Millwall Park, located close to the city next to Canary Wharf, will be a transformed into  Himmel (that’s German for ‘heaven’ in case you don’t know). Traditional, authentic German beer and food will be available and there will be several musical items.

A large tent furnished with long tables to be shared by everyone attending will house the festivity. Waitresses and waiters beautifully dressed in Dirndls and Lederhosen will be serving food and drinks in a relaxed family environment.

Getting in

Tickets are available through the website (www.london-oktoberfest.co.uk) and there are several different options to suite your budget.

  • Tickets: General Admission £0 – £10
    Includes admission and a seat at the event. Seating is unreserved and will be on a first come-first served basis.
  • Bavarian Tickets £10.50 – £20.50
    Includes admission and a guaranteed seat at the event, one Mass of Bavarian FestBeer (1.5 pints) and a Brezel.
  • Oktoberfest Package £26.44
    Includes a guaranteed reserved seat and admission with two Mass (1.5 pints) of FestBeer and a German Schnitzel with special Bavarian fries. In addition, there will be an Underberg shot and a welcome Brezel. (Sunday: one beer less).
  • VIP Package £42.60
    Includes a guaranteed reserved seat and priority VIP entrance and VIP toilets. Includes two Mass (1.5 pints) of FestBeer, one glass of Schlumberger Sekt, main course of roast duck with red cabbage and mashed potato and an Underberg shot. In addition, there will be a welcome Bavarian snack plate. (Sunday: one beer less).

At B+B Belgravia, we always recommend that you drink responsibly. If you are travelling in a large group, we recommend that you select a designated driver for the evening. Or even better yet, why not stay the night at B+B Belgravia? We are perfectly located, close to all the fun and excitement of the London Oktoberfest. For more information, please contact us on Tel:+44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / email: [email protected].

Prost!

Date:  28 September 2017 – 8 October 2017
Where? Millwall Park, Canary Wharf
Web: www.london-oktoberfest.co.uk