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 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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London > Apartment > Apartment from 244 40% off
Palace Gate, W8 | 5 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
Offering timeless elegance within Kensington, the Cheval Thorney Court apartments located by Kensington Gardens; are furnished with a timeless Georgian style - Regency stripes, leather-topped writing ... More
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from 646 30% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 6 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from 279 41% 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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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
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Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 4 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Attractions > Sights
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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24-25 Cromwell Place, South Kensington, London SW7 | 11 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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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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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 9 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | 9 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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17 Mossop Street, Knightsbridge, London SW3 | 15 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 9 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 12 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
92 Old Brompton Road, SW7 | 13 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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Royal Geographical Society
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1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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The Great Hall, Imperial College
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Kensington Campus, South Kensington, London SW7 | 3 minutes from Sochi Park: London Olympics
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