Sochi Park: London Olympics

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 2012

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, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, 27 Princes Square, London W2 2NJ
 
 
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Dates:
 until 
 
OPENING TIMES
Public: 10am-9.30pm, Ice Arena Show: 1pm-3pm & 7pm-9.30pm
 
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Free
 

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Bringing a winter wonderland to London at the height of summer (they may not need much help there), Sochi Park on the Albert Memorial Lawns in Kensington Gardens is Russia's unsparing effort to promote the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Visitors will enter through an interactive pavilion which will take them on a digital trip through Russia to the snowy Krasnodar Mountains of Sochi. Organisers are promising a 4D experience involving virtual chairlift rides and skiing. The crowning glory of this extraordinary 6,000-square metre park is an Ice Arena installed in front of the famous Albert Memorial where two daily performances of an ice show entitled Sochi: Small Stories of a Big City will take place. Fifty artists including six Olympic champions and 18 world figure skating champions will perform one of the biggest ice spectaculars ever to be shown outside of Russia. (Tickets for the 95-minute performances tickets start at £15). For those wishing to take to the ice themselves, there is a smaller public rink at the nearby Russia Park in Perks Field by Kensington Palace. Initially, one ticket allowed entry for both parks and cost £20 on the door - but now both parks are free to the public. The Russians had originally intended to hold the Sochi Showcase on the other side of Hyde Park at Marble Arch but they were refused planning permission by Westminster council. The new prime location is arguably infinitely better as Russia looks to woo the world in the build up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. For more information please visit www.russiasochipark.com.

 

About Albert Memorial

This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through typhoid at the age of 42. The Albert Memorial accurately captures a royal love story that, like the statue, has stood the test of time. More about Albert Memorial

LondonTown.com - Sochi Park: London Olympics Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
South Kensington Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Union Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Royal Garden Hotel NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £128  35% off
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    Baglioni Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £363  34% off
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    The Milestone Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £285  36% off
    1 Kensington Court, W8 | 8 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Shopping > Clothing
    17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Education > Other Attractions
    Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 12 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 9 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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    35 Walton Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
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    Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 16 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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