Visit London Blog » MINT Polo in the Park http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:11:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 What’s On This Weekend: 7-9 June 2013 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/06/whats-on-this-weekend-7-9-june-2013/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2013/06/whats-on-this-weekend-7-9-june-2013/#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:00:46 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=33550 This weekend presents lots of great opportunities to be outdoors, from the fantastic Open Garden Squares Weekend to the thrilling action of MINT Polo in the park. The Serpentine Pavilion also opens to visitors this Saturday – don’t miss your chance to see Sou Fujimoto’s ephemeral latticework structure.

Open Garden Squares Weekend, various locations

Get a glimpse of London’s secret green spaces this weekend, with an Open Garden Squares ticket ticket that gives you access to more than 200 gardens. Gardens on the list include Holland House Garden, where you can enjoy a BBQ and live music from The Treblemakers on Sunday, Arlington Square – don’t miss its Gin Garden event on Sunday afternoon – and the IPC media garden, which boasts enviable views of the Thames. Tickets are £10 if bought before 8 June, and under 12s go free. 8-9 Jun

MINT Polo in the Park, Hurlingham Park

See high octane equestrian action at one of London’s glitziest polo events: MINT Polo in the Park. This shortened form of polo creates a faster game that provides a thrilling spectacle for both seasoned spectators and newcomers alike. Other attractions include the Pommery Champagne Garden, a luxury shopping village and the Club Med Kid’s Zone. Adult day MINT Polo tickets start at £20,  7-9 Jun

Zoo Lates at ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park

Experience the magic of London Zoo after dark, at these fun adults-only evenings. You can watch live comedy in the aquarium, enjoy a surreal dancing session at the silent disco or just relax with some tasty food at the events’ street food festival. Zoo Lates Tickets are £15. Until 26 Jul

Showjumping: The Global Champions Tour at The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Relive the magic of London 2012 at the Global Champions Tour: the world’s leading show jumping championships. Team GB’s gold medal winners Nick Skelton, Scott Brash and Ben Maher will be competing among the world’s top 30 riders, which also includes big names such as Charlotte Casiraghi and Edwina Tops Alexander. The action takes place in the International Quarter, adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and tickets start from £10. 6-9 Jun

Gizzi Erskine’s Barn Yard Party at Street Feast

Indulge your tastebuds at this special Street Feast event, one of a series of live Saturday culinary capers. Celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine has chosen a glittering mix of live music to augment the tasty array of food on offer, which ranges from Salt Yard’s Catalan BBQ to Gizzi’s own yakitori chicken skewers. Entry is free. 8 Jun

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What’s On in London This Weekend: 8-10 June 2012 http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/06/whats-on-in-london-this-weekend-8-10-june-2012/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/06/whats-on-in-london-this-weekend-8-10-june-2012/#comments Thu, 07 Jun 2012 13:14:52 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=26884

Jubilee mania might be over, but there’s still plenty going on in London. Here are our top picks for what to do in the capital this weekend.

London Nocturne

Smithfield Market will become a bicycle battleground on Saturday as top cyclists race on its surrounding streets in this year’s IG Markets London Nocturne. The free event also includes a penny farthing race and a challenge to achieve the longest skid on a fixed-gear bike. The brand new City Criterium will see cycling teams from central London firms fight to be crowned the fastest company in the square mile. 9 Jun

Open Garden Squares Weekend

More than 200 of London’s private squares are unlocked to the public for one weekend only each year. Admire the Victorian stump garden and beehive in Camden’s Bedford Square or take tea in Fitzroy Square, the communal garden used by prime minister Lord Salisbury and Virginia Woolf, who lived there at different times. One ticket allows entry to all the squares over the weekend and you can calculate distances between them using the handy ‘My Gardens’ tool on the website. 9 – 10 Jun

Dickens and London

It’s the last chance to catch the Museum of London’s much-praised Dickens and London exhibition charting Charles Dickens’ relationship with the capital. Entry is by timed ticket and pre-booking is advised. Until 10 Jun

The London Green Fair

The Regent’s Park is getting even greener this weekend as London’s biggest eco-festival takes over with music, talks and activities for the environmentally-minded. Try out electric bikes, learn about permaculture, browse organic and fairtrade wares at market stalls, check out exhibitions from Ecotricity and Zipcar and listen to bands at the Global-local stage and Pea Pod Arena. 9 – 10 Jun

MINT Polo in the Park

The Jubilee got our juices flowing for all things British, and what could be more proper than a spot of Polo? Six teams play each other over three days at MINT Polo in the Park at Hurlingham Park, with entertainment from the Devil’s Horsemen equine stunt team. It’s as much about the glamour as the matches – there’s also the Harrods Food Court, a luxury shopping village and opportunity to whet your whistle at numerous pitch-side bars. 8 – 10 Jun

Comedy Store Players

For anyone who feels comedy is too formulaic, here’s your antidote. This top improvisation group puts on a brilliant night of unscripted fun, with members who have worked together since the 80s. Paul Merton is the top name to catch and will be part of the antics on stage at the intimate Soho club on Sunday evening. 10 Jun

Plan your weekend in London at www.visitlondon.com

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Win! Tickets to MINT Polo In The Park http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/03/win-tickets-to-mint-polo-in-the-park/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/03/win-tickets-to-mint-polo-in-the-park/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 10:00:23 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=19896 We’re giving away fantastic Royal London prizes to celebrate the Royal Wedding in London. Here’s another great giveaway.

Experience all the fun of watching one of the Royal family’s favourite sports at MINT Polo in The Park.

Polo in the Park promises a grand day out of glamour, excitement and high-energy sport. And best of all, you could win one of two family tickets to the event, courtesy of Visit London.

The prize includes reserved seating, entry to VIP areas such as the Veuve Cliquot Champagne Garden,  Mahiki Bar and luxury shopping village, as well as entertainment for the youngsters in the Kids Zone with face painting, games and more.

Enter to win family tickets to MINT Polo In The Park today!

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