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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

London Design Festival (16 – 24 September 2017)

London design festival 2017

London design festival 2017

London design festival is back again and this time it is bigger and better than ever before. For 8 days, towards the end of September, London is transformed into an eclectic display of design disciplines set to ignite the imagination of everyone attending the event.

The wide range of creative installations and events celebrating contemporary design can be seen in many locations across London including Granary Square, Tottenham Court Road, The Old Truman Brewery on Hanbury Street and Oxford Circus – everywhere from well-known museums to small local studios. In fact, the whole city is abuzz with preparation for this world-famous event.

Every year since 2003 the festival showcases the work of designers, architects, artists and retailers.. The large-scale installations, exhibitions and events make for some very interesting viewing to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Once again, the main hub will take place at The Victoria and Albert Museum, hosting a wide range of activities, from talks and workshops, to installations and exhibitions.

Some Highlights to look out for include:

The offices of the Broadgate buildings will feature a construction of playful coloured shapes, brightening up the world around them. Camille Walala brings a playground of colours to the City of London with Villa Walala. 16-24 Sep

British designer Ross Lovegrove brings ‘Transmission’. This 21.3m three-dimensional tapestry, set against other 15th-century hunting tapestries, can be explored at the V&A’s Room 94. 16-24 Sep

Spark your imagination with the Design Frontiers group exhibition at the Somerset House, showcasing cutting-edge designs in automobile, fashion, graphics and more, which resulted from collaborations between leading designers and their enlightened clients. 18-24 Sep

Accommodation

If you are attending The London Design Festival this month please plan ahead. Accommodation is usually in high demand so book now to avoid disappointment. B+B Belgravia is perfectly located in the heart of London within walking distance from V&A. Victoria station is 3 minutes walk from B+B and allows easy access routes to many of the festival events.

For more information, you can contact us on Tel: +44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]

BBC Last Night at the Proms

BBC Proms

BBC Proms

BBC Last Night at the Proms

Every year the musical world of Britain explodes in a profusion of classical vibes with the return of the annual BBC Proms. The event runs from 14 July – 9 September, thrilling audiences with 8 weeks of concerts, talks, workshops, family events and more, concluding with the famous Last Night of the Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Presented by the BBC, the Proms (otherwise known as the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts) are the highlight of the summer season. The daily offering of orchestral concerts presents some of the best classical performances around today. Predominantly held in the Royal Albert Hall in central London, the event will include more than 70 concerts across the UK.

On Saturday 5 August audiences can enjoy a performance by The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, featuring Francisco Coll and Thomas Adès. Audiences can also look forward to performances such as Gurrelieder – a love story of gigantic proportions.

The extravaganza reaches its climatic finale on Saturday 9 September 2017 with final performance held in Hyde Park, the Royal Albert Hall and The Glasgow Green.

There’s more

But wait…it’s not all just classical music. There is something for everyone. The Kinks frontman and all-round legend, Sir Ray Davies will headline this year’s Proms in the Park: Hyde Park. Hosted by Michael Ball, Sir Ray Davies will be joined by leading soloists including bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, singer and actress Elaine Paige, 1970s sensation Gilbert O’Sullivan, as well as two of the UK’s most iconic pop groups: Steps and Texas, who provide early evening entertainment alongside a performance from the cast of Five Guys Named Moe.

Truly, this is as an event that cannot be missed. Tickets are going fast and accommodation around this time of year is in high demand. If you would like to reserve a room at B+B Belgravia, please contact us as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]