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The Slopes at The O2

Monday, December 8th, 2008

The Slopes at The O2What better way to spend a wintery December day than ice skating in the capital? This year, London has a number of temporary ice rinks including one in Hyde Park, Canary Wharf and Shepherd’s Bush.

The O2 also hosts the capital’s first ever indoor artificial twin ski slope, and whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced skier, The Slopes are designed for all abilities and offer the perfect way to experience winter sports.

Try The Slopes for yourself between 30 November 2008 and 25 January 2009.

Madame Tussauds

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Madame Tussauds LogoThis holiday season, visit Madame Tussauds in London for its exclusive glittering winter wonderland called Blush.

The transformed Madame Tussauds winter premier party will see some of the most famous celebrities we all know and love in the world such as Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman and David Beckham as wax figurines that look so realistic, under mistletoe, dining at a Christmas meal and in a giant snow globe. The festive spirit will be kept up with snow and ice effects.

Tickets are priced at £22.50 for adults between 9am and 5 pm and £18.50 for children or between 5pm and 6pm tickets cost £12.50 for adults and £10 for children. Visit for more information.

Champagne Tasting

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

ChampagneParty this Christmas with some delectable champagne, better yet taste it before you purchase your wide selection to find you’re favourite. Sample some of the finest Vintage Champagnes brought to the UK from some of the most famous champagne houses in the world.

Hosted by Selfridges & Co. own sommelier, Dawn Davies the evening will cost £50 which will include plenty of champagne and canapés.

The Vintage Champagne Tasting event will be held on the 12th of December 2007, starting at 6pm till 8pm at the Wine and Spirits department on the Ground Floor in Selfridges & Co. London. To book your places simply send an email to [email protected]

Love Gordon Ramsey

Monday, November 26th, 2007

Gordon Ramsey Book SigningAvid fans of Gordon Ramsey, get excited now, the fabulously, successful chef will be signing copies of his book ‘Recipes from a 3*** chef’ in store at Selfridges & Co. in London.

The famous chef, better known for his TV shows rather than recipes is often described as one of the best chefs in the country, so this book should hopefully back the statement. The book contains a various amount of recipes, with step-by-step guides to recreate and add to your cooking list and help fulfill the “I will learn to cook more this year” resolution.

Get yourself to Selfridges & Co. on Oxford Street in London and find Gordon Ramsey on the Lower Ground Floor on Wednesday 28th of November 2007 starting at 12.30pm till 2pm. More information at Selfridges Online.

Bond Street Christmas Lights

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

758319_christmas_ornament.jpgOut of all the Christmas lights events Bond street has to be the most glamorous. Oxford street had Leona Lewis and Westlife, but Supermodel Sophie Dahl will be flicking the switch in bond street on the 22nd of November.

The bond street lights are usually more classy and subtle than the Regent street and Oxford street lights but there will be plenty of Christmas atmosphere at this event. Fir trees and snow showers will turn bond street into a winter wonderland. There will be a festive street party with mince pies and mulled wine. Santa Claus will be in town and hopefully his bag will be full of Swarovski crystals and Channel Jewellery! The event is free and starts a 6pm.

Somerset House Ice Rink

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Somerset House Ice RinkThe most beautiful outdoor ice rink in London is back again for another year. Tiffany & Co. presents Skate at Somerset House. From the 21st of November 2007 to the 28th of January 2008 you can enjoy ice skating in cosmopolitan London.

Take up this offer during the day or in the evening where the beautiful Somerset House will be sparkling. Other than the normal skating sessions there are special sessions available such as, DJ nights, Children’s hour and Student skate on selected dates, at selected times too. Tickets cost £10 between 10am and 5.30pm, £12.50 between 6.45pm and 9.15pm and £15 for the 10.30pm session for adults and children cost £7 for any session.

Book through Ticketmaster on the website or over the phone by calling 0844 847 1520 and for more information visit

Covent Garden Christmas Market

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

xmas_covent_garden.jpgThe best place to go shopping for original and authentic Christmas gifts and decorations is a Christmas Market.

On our Dates For The Dairy blog we talked about the fantastic markets in Germany and Austria where you can buy hand made tree decorations, traditional Christmas food and sweets, and original toys and gifts. But you don’t have to travel all the way to Austria or Germany to experience the excitement of a Christmas fair. This year Covent Garden’s Delux Christmas is promising to be just as good as the overseas fairs.

Covent Garden market will be bustling with people exhibiting and selling everything from gourmet mince pies to hand knitted jumpers. There will be different events taking place every day during the fair. These include nativity plays with the choir of St. Pauls church and performances from Acrobatics Company Cirqu U Arial, and there’s even a Couture gift wrapping service so you can present your unique gifts in style. Visit the Covent Garden Delux Website to find out exactly whats on on the day that you visit.

Battersea Park Fireworks

Friday, October 26th, 2007

752815_fire_flying.jpgThere are a wide choice of public fireworks parties to attend around Guy Fawkes night, you don’t just have to chose the one nearest to you. One of the best events in London is Battersea Park fireworks.

Tickets are only £5 for adults and £1 for under 10s – which is cheaper than a lot of outside London events. The display takes place on Saturday the 3rd of November and it is expected that there will be an audience of 55,000 people. Gates open at 6, the massive bonfire will be lit at 7:30 and the award winning fireworks display starts at eight. The show boasts a laser light experience and music based on the theme of tantrums and tiaras.

There will be plenty of stalls and fairground attractions, including places to buy mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, hot dogs, hot chocolate and even a Mediterranean barbecue! You can get tickets at the door or 020 8871 8108 call for more information.

Tour of Haunted London

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

846901_kingston_graves_.jpgIf you work in the city of London you probably walk through it everyday but take for granted the atmosphere and history of the buildings and parks around you. I know I do…..I used to get a real buzz out of coming to London and being surrounded by some of the most exciting sights in the whole world but I have lost that awe that I first felt walking through the streets.

Well, if you want to appreciate the history around you a bit more why not take part in a one of the guided city walks that are taking place this Halloween time. Not only are they a great way to learn about some of the most salacious details of what happened in London in the past but can be a hugely entertaining and original evening out. You even get a bit of exercise!

haunted-warehouse.jpgI found a great website called London Ghost Walk where you can book such a tour. The walks are given by historian and author Richard Jones and last for two hours. The tour will take you around haunted sites where Richard has had personal experience of ghostly goings on. He will recount his own tales as well as the experiences of physics and even scientists, many of which have been published in top selling books. You will visit London’s oldest hospital and ancient burial grounds. The evening takes place on Halloween night (October the 31st) so ghostly activity will be at its peak – who knows what you might encounter. Book here for tickets

London Film Festival

Monday, September 17th, 2007

London Film FestivalIt’s that time of year again when London becomes even more hectic as the British Film Institutes film festival comes to town. From the 17th of October you can book tickets to watch selected films that premier at the festival until the 1st of November. Not only will there be guaranteed celebrity guests but Britain’s best talent will be unveiled.

Watch the premier of Brad Pitt’s starring role in Andrew Dominik’s new film ‘The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford’ or perhaps Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep are more to your taste in Robert Redford’s ‘Lions for Lambs’. All stars are expected to attend but for film fanatics there are many other films to choose from such as David Cronenburg ‘Eastern Promises’ or Richard Attenborough’s ‘Closing the Ring’. You’re bound to find a film that suits your interests.

Visit for more information on performances and how to purchase tickets.