Visit London Blog » freeze festival Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Where to Enjoy Apres-Ski in London Fri, 22 Nov 2013 08:36:55 +0000

Whether or not you’re hitting the slopes this winter, you can enjoy the best part – the après-ski – right here in London. Sip a vin chaud, or indulge in a fondue, without a ski lift in sight at one of these Alpine-themed venues:

Montague Ski Lodge
With falling snow, pine trees, reindeer and piste-maps, the only thing that’s missing from the Montague on the Gardens’ Ski Lodge is a snow-clad mountain! As at any ski resort, entry is only possible with a lift pass. In this case, the £20 pass gets you three flavoured vodkas or cream liquers, and a cheese or chocolate fondue. Until end of Jan

Lodge d’Argent
City venue Coq d’Argent has turned its outdoor terrace into a sparkling winter wonderland, decorated with fairy lights, antlers, and snow globe-style jars. To ensure you won’t feel the cold, the terrace has been covered and heated. Get into the winter holiday spirit with hot toddies, mulled wine, fondue and cocktails. Until Feb

St Moritz Restaurant
Love cheese? Then head to St Moritz restaurant for a bubbling cheese fondue with a side of Swiss hospitality. The restaurant might be in Soho, but you’ll feel like you’re in the Alps as you dine among the cow bells and Swiss-chalet style décor. Other hearty fare on the menu includes steak, rosti and raclette – perfect after a full day on the slopes (or sightseeing).

Freeze Festival
This year, Freeze Festival has a new home on Clapham Common and will be treating boarders and skiers to four, yes four, themed après ski bars (Bavarian Haus, Metro Lodge, Ibiza Rocks The Snow Bar, Krazy Kangaroo). Other entertainment includes live music; ski and snowboard movies; and gnarly ski and snowboarding competitions, featuring some of the world’s best. 27 Nov-1 Dec. 

York & Albany’s Winter Cabin
As the cold weather sets in, get cosy at York & Albany’s Winter Cabin in Camden. Winter warmers include buttered rum hot chocolate, chestnut-infused bourbon cocktails, venison and red current sausage rolls and spiced Bloody Marys. Don’t miss the heated outdoor terrace, where you can wrap up in a blanket and toast marshmallows. Until 4 Jan (bookable for two hour periods from £30 per hour, suitable for groups of four to 12)

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What’s On In London This Weekend. 26-28 October 2012 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:30:31 +0000

This weekend is full of fantastic opportunities to use your imagination. Dress up for Halloween, take a seat in one of TV’s most notorious hotels or pretend it’s snowing and get into the après ski spirit. Failing that, grab some popcorn and watch MI6’s finest in his 23rd adventure!

Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival at Battersea Power Station
Get ready for winter at this fast-paced ski and snowboard show, where you’ll see some of the world’s top winter sportsmen perform astounding feats next to Battersea Power Station. After the stunts are over, sink into the après ski atmosphere and enjoy a fantastic programme of live music. Adult tickets start from £40. 26-27 Oct. 

Faulty Towers, the Dining Experience at the Charing Cross Hotel
Fans of John Cleese’s classic sitcom Fawlty Towers will adore this hilarious dining and theatrical experience. Guests take a seat in the “restaurant of the Faulty Towers hotel”, where they will be served a three-course meal in a predictably haphazard and hugely entertaining style. Tickets start from £43.50. From 26 Oct. 

Skyfall, at cinemas across London
Buckle up for 007’s latest thrilling adventure, Skyfall. Most London cinemas will be screening the film, which -according to advance reviews- will definitely leave you shaken and stirred.

NFL Fan Rally, Trafalgar Square
Prepare for Sunday’s exciting NFL game at Wembley Stadium with this free fan rally. American football fans will be treated to live entertainment, including musical performances and special appearances from players, coaches and celebrities. Stalls around the square will be offering food, drink and exclusive merchandise. 12pm-5pm, 27 Oct.  

Diwali on the Square, Trafalgar Square
Celebrate the Festival of Lights at this free event in Trafalgar Square. The colourful festival features fun for all the family, including light displays, music, dance and tempting food stalls. 28 Oct.

Halloween Events, Various Venues
This weekend kicks off a week of Halloween celebrations across London and there are lots of spooky things to do. Children will love the Witches and Warlocks event at the Cutty Sark, while adults will have a terrifyingly good time at the Candlelight Club’s Halloween Ball. For more inspiration, check out our other posts on Halloween clubbing, dining and theatre.

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