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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]

Dinning out in Belgravia

Dining out in Belgravia

Dining out in Belgravia

B+B Belgravia offers a fantastic breakfast to all our wonderful guests. However, if you are interested in dining out in Belgravia, we have a few recommendations for you to try during your visit.

Il Convivio

Address: 143 Ebury Street, London SW1W 9QN
Phone: 0207 730 4099

If you love the taste of Italian cuisine, you’ll love this little gem.

Il Convivio, translated from Italian means: ‘banquet’ and at this fine establishment, you should expect nothing less. The restaurant is located less than 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia.

Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 12:00 PM – 15:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

This eloquent restaurant, in glorious Georgian surroundings, serves as one of the leading Italian restaurants in the capital. Its modern Italian cuisine is highly acclaimed and praised by the critics.

Head Chef, Cedric Neri leads the team to deliver a dining experience second to none. The private setting offers corporate clients the perfect opportunity to entertain guests. There are comfortable sofas and coffee tables for relaxing as well seating available for up to 14 guests.

The delicious, mouth-watering menu offers a wide selection modern Italian delights and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. This includes A La cate, private dining and set menu options.

We thoroughly recommend experiencing Il Convivio for yourself.

 

Baker and Spice

Address: Belgravia, 54-56 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PB
Phone: 0207 730 5524

‘Convenience Without Compromise’.

The establishment is located within 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia, offering freshly made products for you to enjoy.

With excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, this wonderful bakery is the perfect place to grab a coffee and pastry. Their delicious, handmade delights are freshly made, in-house, every day. They offer a wide selection of treats ranging from cakes, pastries, breads and cookies served in a unique atmosphere.

The undisputable ‘home-away-from-home’ sensation of walking into any of the Baker and Spice stores is something to experience for yourself.

Open Monday to Saturday 07h00am to 19h00 and Sunday 08h00am to 18h00, Baker and Spice features as one of the shining beacons of Belgravia.

 

Olivomare

Address: 10 Lower Belgrave Street, London, SW1W 0LJ
Phone: 020 7730 9022

Located only 5 minutes’ walk from B+B Belgravia, Olivomare offers a seafood only based menu.

The menu is lovingly described as “Wonderful Sardinian seafood” and offers a classic section of starters. For the more adventurous, the menu has a temping selection of chargrilled stuffed baby squid and sea urchins served raw with crostini.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday 1200 – 1430 and 1900 – 2300, Saturday 1200 – 1500 and 1900 – 2300, Sunday 1200 – 1500 and 1900 – 2230 (Closed on bank holidays)

Make sure you visit Olivomare while you are staying with us. It is an experience you will not forget.

Why we love Autumn (And not just because we’re offering 20% off…)

After the disappointment of our ‘summer’, we begin to watch the evenings close in with a shiver… However, we here at B+B LOVE the autumn, and here’s why:

  1. Season of mists… Is any season more atmospheric? Shrug up your collar, pull down the brim of your hat and play at Sherlock Holmes.
  2. Yes, you chaps in the US do Hallowe’en much better than us Brits. However, remember that we have the 5th November, and this is an event with FIRE. Watch fireworks light up the Houses of Parliament, and ask ‘Penny for the guy, Guv’nor?’
  3. They’re everywhere, including on the tracks and cluttering up gardens… But who doesn’t love jumping into a pile of leaves and giving them a good old kick!
  4. The weather. Hear me out. Cold, crisp mornings and sunsets that bask the country in a beautiful orange glow. Where better to indulge than gazing across the majestic views of the Thames?
  5. Gingerbread lattes. And mulled wine. And hearty stews. Forget summer’s sparkling water and salads – Autumn is all about hearty fare.
  6. Christmas shopping. People may groan when they hear the Selfridges opened their Christmas shop in July, but how many of us secret relish this opportunity for a bit of retail therapy… And shopper’s guilt? Banished – it’s all for other people.
  7. And finally. The climax of London’s Autumn. The best reason to don a coat & gloves. The World’s best Festive Festival… Winter Wonderland reopens on 19th November. Last year it was FREE, and you can walk there from B+B Belgrvia.

So how about it? Gleaming pavements, riverside restaurants, the most exciting city in the world… London is waiting to beat the end-of-summer blues.

If you are planning a jaunt from 1st November, book at B+B Belgravia for 2 nights or more and receive 20% off your stay. Contact the hotel directly, or book online.

Subject to availability, T&Cs apply.