London Events

Ice Skating Canary Wharf
02 November 2018 - 16 February 2019

Ice Skating Canary Wharf

Get your skates on, the countdown to Ice Rink Canary Wharf 2017-2018 is on. In November, the spectacular outdoor ice rink will be back up and running for 16 magical weeks of ice skating in the picturesque surroundings of Canada Square Park.

Take a turn on the ice, skating around the main 1300 sq m rink or gliding gracefully through the serene skate path. Back by popular demand, the path leads you on a new route this year underneath the park's enchanting canopy of trees.

If you want to eat, drink and shop all in one go, Canary Wharf is the spot. Stay close to the action at the rink-side bar, or choose from the array of restaurants, bars, and shops surrounding the ice rink. And it's not just during Christmas that you can take a spin on the ice, Ice Rink Canary Wharf opens seven days a week from November 2017 through to February 2018.

To get there from the Americana: take the Jubilee Line southbound to Canary Wharf - about 15 minutes

You can download a pdf maps of the area here

Visit their website for more information about opening times and online booking

Ice Skating Somerset House
14 November 2018 - 13 January 2019

Ice Skating Somerset House

Ice-skating at Somerset House is London's favourite winter treat. Each year, over a quarter of a million visitors come to skate or to watch friends and family skate against the romantic backdrop of the 18th century courtyard. As darkness falls, with music, flaming torches and atmospheric lighting, the grand 18th century setting and the glittering Tiffany Tree are the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening.

Visit thier website for more information and online booking

To get there from the Americana; take the Bakerloo Line southbound to Charing Cross and take the exit signed as The Strand. You can either walk down the Strand to Aldwych or take any of the buses. Somerset House is by the river on the east side of Waterloo Bridge.

Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park
22 November 2018 - 06 January 2019

Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park

London lights up for the festive season and as well as openair ice skating we have "all the fun of the fair" at the Winter Wonderland. This is now an established event in Hyde Park, near to Hyde Park Corner, over Christmas Holiday period

Visit the Winter Wonderland website for more information and to buy tickets online

To get there from the Americana; turn left when you leave the hotel and walk to the first traffic light. Turn left and walk down Melcombe Street and cross Baker Street at the crossinging. From the first bus stop on your left take the bus no. 13 and get off on Park Lane and the Hilton Hotel. Hyde Park is on the other side of Park Lane and there is an underpass by the bus stop to get you there safely.

Kew Gardens Trail of Lights
22 November 2018 - 05 January 2019

Kew Gardens Trail of Lights

Now in its sixth year, our 2018 winter trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour

For more information and to book tickes go to their website

Ice Skating Tower of London
23 November 2018 - 06 January 2019

Ice Skating Tower of London

Once again the moat of the Tower of London will freeze over this Christmas as ice skating returns for a fun packed, family season.

Come and experience the fun and exhilaration of skating outdoors within the grounds of Her Majesty's Fortress.

Overlooking the rink, Café Ice will be offering a seasonal selection of 'winter warmers' including mulled wine and hot chocolate for those wanting to relax after their skate or watch others take to the ice.

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For information about how to get there and other events at the Tower

Ice Skating Hampton Court Palace
23 November 2018 - 06 January 2019

Ice Skating Hampton Court Palace

For a spectacular Christmas experience go skating at Hampton Court Palace. The ice rink is located on the banks of the River Thames with the truly splendid backdrop of Hampton Court Palace .

The Ice café alongside the rink will be serving warming drinks and festive snacks for those wanting to take it easy and relax after their skate or to watch family, friends and colleagues

Visit their website for more information and online booking

For information about how to get there from the Americana, other events and online booking.

Harrods Winter Sale
26 December 2018 - 24 January 2019

Harrods Winter Sale

The Harrods Winter Sale officially begins on Boxing Day and with huge discounts - sometimes up to 75 per cent off - hopeful customers are not ashamed to queue overnight to snap up the first bargains. This year credit crunched yet savvy shoppers will wait until after the day after Christmas to get their gifts at bargain prices. Around 250,000 shoppers typically make it through the hallowed Harrods doors on the first day alone and there are some serious discounts to be had on an impressive range of goods. Just be prepared to struggle with the huge, bargain hungry crowds.

Holiday Opening Hours
Boxing Day (First day of the Winter Sale) 10 am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 28th December 10 am to 8pm
Sunday 29th December 11.30am* - 6pm
New Year's Eve 10am - 7pm
New Year's Day 12pm - 8pm     

*browsing only between 11.30am and 12 noon

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