This Week in London – 21/11/16

All Week – London’s New Lego Store Opens!

Well actually it opened last Thursday, but now that the hype of opening weekend has died down it’s probably time to go check it out!

The flagship store is located in Leicester Square and is the World’s largest Lego store. Inside you will find a life-sized tube carriage, a mosaic of London’s skyline, a red telephone box, a tube map and a two-story Big Ben all made entirely of Lego!

Tuesday 22nd Nov – Harry Potter Ticket Release

Computers at the ready Potter fans! This Tuesday at 11am 60,000 more tickets are being released for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the West End. Tickets are already sold out for the next year so this batch are for December 2017 to February 2018. I know it sounds like a long time away but it will be a nice little present for yourself next Christmas when you remember you have them. If you want tickets just make sure you’re on the link at exactly 11am, and be prepared to sit in a virtual queue for a while, as it will be extremely popular and most likely be sold out within a few hours.

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Wednesday 23rd Nov – Christmas as Kew

Kew Garden’s famous Christmas event returns for the festive season from this Wednesday. Walk the mile long route through the royal botanic gardens which will be lit up by a magical light instillation trail and filled with festive decorations. At the end you will reach the North Pole village with it’s winter market, vintage rides and stalls selling tasty food and hot drinks. A perfect way to get into the festive spirit!

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Friday 25th Nov – Hampton Court Palace Ice-Rink Opens

From this Friday until the end of the year you can go ice-skating in the grounds of the beautiful Hampton Court Palace, which was once resided in by King Henry VIII, as well as several other British Monarchs after him.

Located in the London Borough of Richmond-Upon-Thames, the royal palace can be easily reached by train from Waterloo station. Hampton Court is also hosting several Christmas events throughout December, including a festive food fayre, music and carol singing, family friendly craft events and live performances portraying the history of the palace and it’s notorious occupants.

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Saturday 26th Nov – Father Christmas at Hamleys

This last ones for the kids (or the parents frantically trying to find something to do to entertain the kids this weekend!). From this Saturday Father Christmas himself will be setting up shop in Hamleys on Regent Street, where kids can listen to Christmassy Stories, meet the elves, play games and write their Christmas list.

 

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