Sochi Park: London Olympics

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH AUGUST 2012

ADDRESS
Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, 27 Princes Square, London W2 2NJ
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Dates:
26th July 2012until12th August 2012
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 nearbyRussia 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

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Near Sochi Park: London Olympics
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from 298 21% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
Eden Plaza Kensington Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
68-69 Queens Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
In the heart of Central London, the Eden Plaza Hotel sits closely to the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, as well as being near ... More
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from 285 40% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 8 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
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Near Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Events > Film Events Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th October 2014 at 2.20pm and 5.40pm
Science Museum IMAX, Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: Thursday 30th October 2014 at 12.30pm-1pm and 2.30pm-3pm
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 | 8 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Back To Kotelnitch (Retour A Kotelnitch) + Q&A
London > Events > Film Events Dates: 24th to 30th Oct 2014
Cine Lumiere, Institut Francais Cultural Centre, 17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Near Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
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Royal College of Music
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
The Royal College of Music is the school where Gustav Hoilst, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Benjamin Britten, James Galway, Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan Williams learnt their ... More
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Science Museum IMAX
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
The huge IMAX screen - ten times bigger than the average screen - at the Science Museum is one of the few places in London where ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Sochi Park: London Olympics

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as Sochi Park: London Olympics
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 ... More
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
The Royal College of Art has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... More
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to ... More
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Shopping near Sochi Park: London Olympics

The best shops and markets near Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 10 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
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H&M
London > Shopping > Clothing
17-21 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 11 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
H&M is heaven for shoppers who like a bargain - with tons of variety and some cutting-edge designs thrown in to boot. A victim, in a ... More
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La Cave a Fromage
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
In true French style, this chic cheese shop piles its wares high and stinking, with no fridges, or glass barriers to stop customers getting in for ... More
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Verdi
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Verdi is the appropritately named restaurant at the Royal Albert Hall which replaces the former Cafe Consort, following a 1 million refurbishment unveiled on Tuesday 15th ... More
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Bistrot 190
London > Restaurants > Mediterranean restaurants
190 Queen's Gate, Gore Hotel, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Mediterranean cuisine. Booking advised. ... More
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Bistro One Ninety Queen's Gate
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Bistro One Ninety is an all-day restaurant in the prestigious Gore Hotel. With tasteful vintage décor and a friendly atmosphere, the bistro is known for fine ... More
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Near Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
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Royal College of Art, Dyson Building
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Hester Road, SW11 | 30 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
The 21 million Dyson Building makes up the largest part of the purpose-built Battersea campus of the prestigious Royal College of Art. Located at 1 Hester ... More
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 9 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
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The best pubs near London Sochi Park: London Olympics.
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The Enterprise
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
35 Walton Street, South Kensington, , Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 14 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Bar ... More
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... More
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The Admiral Codrington
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 15 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Affectionately referred to as "the Cod", this Knightsbridge boozer-come-gastropub has acquired a reputation for serving high quality, modern food in no-fuss, sleek surroundings. If you do ... More
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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... More
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
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Barts
London > Nightlife > Bars
Chelsea Cloisters, Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, London SW3 | 16 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Taking its inspiration from the American speakeasy movement, Barts is a tiny, intimate and relaxed bar in South Kensington which promises a refreshingly fun experience - ... More
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Can accomodate for up to 5200 people.... More
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1034 people.... More
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
One of London's largest academic venues, the Imperial College London has a portfolio of more than 200 meeting and seminar rooms. Its largest conference room, The ... More

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