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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Public: 10am-9.30pm, Ice Arena Show: 1pm-3pm & 7pm-9.30pm
 
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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


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

Railway Stations

 
 
Paddington Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
6 minutes walk
 
Royal Garden Hotel NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £113  29% off
190 Queen's Gate, SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £639  22% 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
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £295  36% 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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The guitarist and double bassist perform jazz standards and original songs written by Sophie....More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th April 2016 - 8pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
The Portsmouth-born singer-songwriter and co-frontman of the progressive rock band Supertramp, performs his classic rock material including Dreamer, Give A Little Bit, The Logical Song and ...More
 
 
 
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Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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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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Royal College of Music Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | Same location as Sochi Park: London Olympics
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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 is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students need ... 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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Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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2-4 Queens Gate Mews, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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28 Gloucester Road, SW7 | 7 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 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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189 - 190 Queens Gate, Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Imperial College Business School (previously Tanaka Businesss School)
London > Education > Business Faculties
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Hyde Park, South Kensington, London W2 | 4 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
A hugely popular swimming venue, every summer Hyde Park's lovely lake invites London folk to plunge into its watery depths. It's a great option ... More
 
 
 
Imperial College Climbing Wall
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Ethos, 7 Prince's Gardens, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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7 Princess Gardens, South Kensington, London SW7 | 5 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 15 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Now more England's national cuisine than sausages and mash, Thai food (the perfect accompaniment to a cooling pint of lager), saw its inauguration in the small, ... More
 
 
 
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10a Strathearn Place, Paddington, London W2 | 16 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
High up on a wall, behind the counter of this opulent, smart Victorian pub is a clock dated 1864. A framed copy of the Sun newspaper ... More
 
 
 
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190 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Art Antiques LondonArt Antiques LondonArt Antiques London, one of the most popular antiques fairs of London's summer season returns to Kensington Gardens for the seventh occasion bringing 60 specialist international dealers from America, Europe & UK showcasing their finest wares.2016-06-24T11:00:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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