Visit London Blog » disney on ice http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:31:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.4 What’s On This Weekend: 28-29 December http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/12/whats-on-this-weekend-28-29-december/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/12/whats-on-this-weekend-28-29-december/#comments Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:00:09 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=36888

That tricky weekend between Christmas and New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be spent in a food coma watching all those comedy DVDs you were given on Wednesday. As always, there is lots to see and do in London, including Boxing Day sales and a medieval celebration at the Tower of London.

Boxing Day Sales

You may know them as the January sales, but many of the best shops, malls and department stores start their sales on 26 December. We have a guide to the sales dates and how to make the most of your shopping spree, including Westfield, Harvey Nichols and Harrods. From 26 Dec

Medieval Christmas at Tower of London

The Christmas events haven’t dried up just yet, as the Tower of London is putting on a special exhibition from 27 December. Head to the famous London landmark and be transported back to Christmas 1284, where the Norman court of the King of England Edward I is preparing to celebrate the festive season in the newly built White Tower, complete with disgruntled Saxon workers outside of the castle walls. 27-31 Dec

Fuerzabruta

The Roundhouse welcomes back its fastest-ever selling show, Fuerzabruta, this week, making this the perfect weekend to see what all the fuss is about! The show defies a straightforward explanation as it blends special effects with amazing stunts and a nerve-shredding soundtrack, as actors appear all round the venue for what is a captivating spectacle. 23 Dec-2 Mar

Disney on Ice: Dare To Dream

Disney on Ice is back for a short run at The O2 Arena for a celebration of Disney Princesses new and old. Kids can see Rapunzel, Tiana, Cinderella and, of course, Snow White strut their stuff on the ice. 26 Dec-5 Jan

Catch an Exhibition

It’s a great time to check out an exhibition this weekend, as the museums should be quieter than usual. Our list of the top ten current exhibitions would be a good place to start, including Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Paul Smith and the Taylor Wessing Prize.

Spa Day

If you didn’t get that spa day you were hoping for, why not treat yourself to some post-Christmas pre-New Year’s pampering? We list London’s best spas and can think of little better to melt away the stress of stuffing the turkey and deciding where to go on NYE than a full body massage!

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Disney on Ice at Wembley Arena http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/03/disney-on-ice-at-wembley-arena/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/03/disney-on-ice-at-wembley-arena/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2011 15:00:28 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=20223

Wembley was crawling with little people over the weekend.

Boys and girls of all ages descended on the North London suburb to meet some of their favourite cartoon characters, up-close-and-personal. I am of course talking about the Disney On Ice Disneyland Adventure. Now touring the country, the show spent a few days at Wembley Arena last week.

My boys – aged seven, five and two – could not believe their luck when we took to our seats. At the front of the stage, we had an unobstructed view of all the action. And what a lot of it there was.

Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy were our guides for the morning, as we joined them on a fun-filled tour of the Disneyland theme park. The enchanted Tikki room, It’s a Small World, Space Mountain and other Disney attractions sprang to life metres in front of us.

The flimsy plotline made no difference to my wide-eyed kids. Each time a new character took to the stage, my youngest announced their arrival at full volume: “Baloo! Buzz! Woody!”

The excitement mounted as Mickey and pals prepared for the Disney parade. The characters skated out one-by-one, impressing the audience with their daring leaps and spins, until one of Disney’s most evil witches brought proceedings to a sudden halt.

Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent cast an evil spell over the arena, prompting our heroes to fall into a 100-year sleep. Never fear, however, as The Incredibles saved the day after the interval.

The kids had a blast, though many of the parents may have felt slightly less impressed by the travelling Disney money-spinner. If you take the whole family, expect to find a rather large hole burnt into your pocket. On top of the tickets, there are extras to consider such as a programme (£9), popcorn (£8), candy floss (£7.50) and flashing Mr Incredible (£15).

Still, the experience was priceless, as far as my youngest was concerned. As he lay his head down on his pillow that night he turned to me and said, “That show was really great Mummy.”

The London run of the show is now finished, but for more information about other UK dates visit www.disney.co.uk/disneyonice/disneylandadventure/

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Things To Do in London This Weekend http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/10/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend-4/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/10/things-to-do-in-london-this-weekend-4/#comments Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:14:46 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=16206

Here are a few suggestions to inspire your weekend plans…

What are you up to? Let us know in the comments!

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