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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 www.somersethouse.org.uk.

London to Paris Bike Ride

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

London to ParisAre you taking place in the London to Paris bike ride? If so, we wish you the very best of luck and salute you for your involvement! For those of you who are unaware of the charity fundraiser you could still take part in the cycle, however you’ll have to be pretty fit already as it starts on the 26th July and goes on for three days. Fundraisers will cycle for 60-90 miles a day stopping off at traditional hotels on the way.

Whether you’re 18 or 80 you can take part in this event and money raised will help the lives of thousands of people. At the end of the bike ride there will be a celebration in Paris and a chance to catch the end of the Tour de France.

A great charity to be involved with is The Big Issue Foundation to help people in England that are homeless and in poor accommodation. It costs £99 to register and you will need to raise sponsorship of at least £1200. For more information call 0207 526 3456 or visit The Big Issue Foundation online.

Wimbledon 2007

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Wimbledon LogoWimbledon 2007 is due to begin on Monday 25th June at The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club. The tournament usually attracts an audience of about 500,000; let’s just hope the weather holds up for the players and the spectators this year! The competition ends on Sunday 8th July.

Professional Tennis players from over 60 countries will be involved in the tournament and with prize money for male and female singles of £3,727,400 it’s not surprising so many people be part of the competition!

Britain is praying for leading player Andy Murray to take the crown, no pressure Andy! Full details of Wimbledon dates, times and ticket prices can be found on the official website.

Camels Versus Pigs

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

CamelThis is quite possibly the strangest race I have ever heard of, even stranger than the classic tale of the hare and the tortoise! However, if you want to see pigs racing camels then you can at Kempton Park Racecourse on the 6th June.

PigThere will of course still be horse racing but when they have finished two races consisting of pigs and camels will take place. The camels will be ridden by some of Britain’s leading jockey’s and the night is set to be great entertainment.

Gates open at 5pm and the first horse race will begin at 7pm, the pigs and camels will race at the end of the evening and all will be finished at 11pm. Tickets prices start from £15 or for £16 you can book a Wednesday Winner ticket entitling you to a free drink, race-card and bet. If you want to go the whole hog then for £65 you book a table in the Panoramic Restaurant for the evening.

Call the ticket hotline on 01372 470047 or book online at the official Kempton Park website.

Flora London Marathon 2007

Thursday, April 19th, 2007

Flora London Marathon LogoThe Flora London Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 22nd April from 9am onwards and is expected to entice a record number of runners and spectators. Since the first marathon in 1981 over £200 million has been raised for world wide charities with over 75% running for a cause that has affected them or someone they know.

Thousands will treck the streets of London; the images most people enjoy are the thousands of fundraisers dressed up as animals, mascots and in many other hilarious costumes. If you would like to apply for the 2008 marathon there is more information about the event on the Official Flora London Marathon Website.