HYDE PARK WINTER WONDERLAND
Dates: 22 November 2008 to 4 January 2009
Times: 22 Nov 2008 – 04 Jan 2009 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Venue: Hyde Park
Celebrate the magic of Christmas in London as Hyde Park is transformed into a dazzling Winter Wonderland.Santa Claus will be in residence alongside thrilling attractions, twinkling fairy lights and an unbeatable festive atmosphere!
Winter Wonderland in London=
Back by popular demand, Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park this year with even more festive attractions. Last year Winter Wonderland helped more than 500,000 people get into the Christmas spirit, so join in and spread some festive cheer!
Winter Wonderland Attractions=
Open from 10am to 10pm every day (except Christmas Day), Winter Wonderland has a host of attractions on offer, including:
London’s largest outdoor ice rink
German Christmas market
60m 40 gondolas (6 per gondola) observation wheel
Toboggan snow slide
Cafés and bars
Whatever your age or taste there is an attraction at WINTER WONDERLAND to suit. Start with the Haunted Mansion, which promises to offer even more frights than last year, or whizz down the 60m Giant Toboggan Snow Slide – there is even a ski pulley to take you up to the top again!
2008 sees the introduction of the Ice Palace Mirror Maze – which has never before been seen in the UK, the attraction that promises to both puzzle and amaze! Or take a jaunt on the Sleigh Ride to really put you in the Christmas mood. Or come and experience Central London’s first ever Roller Coaster which has been a smash hit at this year’s WINTER WONDERLAND.
Back by popular demand the Snow Ball Bungee Dome offers dare-devils the opportunity to show off their acrobatic skills under the igloo canopy whilst others look on with amazement.
Along with the Wave Swinger, themed simulators, adult carousel, skill games and many more WINTER WONDERLAND is the event which will surely fill you with festive joy!
Non refundable tokens for all attractions may be purchased at booths throughout WINTER WONDERLAND on the day of the visit.
Throughout the Christmas period Londoners and tourists have the chance to take in amazing views of Hyde Park and the surrounding areas from the air. With a full 360° panoramic view 200 feet above Hyde Park, the Winter Wonderland Wheel offers the chance to view Hyde Park and London from a very different perspective. Up to six people will be able to fit into each of the wheel’s heated 40 pods for the approximately 13 minute ride. Two of the Pods are able to accommodate wheelchairs. You could even hire a Private Pod or even book the VIP Pod with its luxiourous leather seats, screens, tinted windows and glass floor – champagne is an optional extra!
This year, the authentic German Christmas Market will be twice this size of last year’s. With a huge range of arts and crafts stalls and gourmet gifts, it’s the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up! If you’re in need of refreshment you can enjoy wintry favourites like mulled wine and delicious hot chocolate, as well as specialities such as German sausages.
WINTER WONDERLAND offers traditional treats such as the children’s Carousel and Helter Skelter as well as more contemporary attractions including Jet Planes and the Fantasia Ride. Children can ride the Reindeer Express or take a spin on the Cups & Saucers. 2008 sees the introduction of the Santa Express, a beautifully designed ride situated at the Hyde Park entrance, which is sure to be a winner with train mad youngsters. And until from 12 noon until 6pm every day until Christmas Eve, Santa will be at his Victorian Bandstand Grotto, giving free gifts to children who have been very, very good…….The first lucky children to meet Santa will receive a very special gift which has been donated by the Elves at the Puffin workshop!
Tickets for Winter Wonderland=
Entry to the Winter Wonderland is free, with tokens for all rides and attractions available for purchase on the day. Advance booking is advised for the ice rink and the observation wheel.
Nearest tube: Hyde Park Corner – Piccadilly Line
Alternatives: Green Park – Jubilee Line
Knightsbridge – Piccadilly Lane (walk through Albert Gate)
Lancaster Gate & Marble Arch – Central Lane
North London: 6, 7, 10, 16, 52, 73, 82, 390, 414
South London: 2, 36, 137, 436
West London: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 148, 414
East London: 8, 15, 30, 38, 274
We recommend that visitors avoid coming by car, however there is a large Westminster City Council run car park on Park Lane with entrances at Park Lane and Marble Arch.(This car park is situated on the Park Lane / Edgware Road congestion zone free corridor and can be entered / exited without incurring the £8 congestion charge which operates Mon-Fri). Alternatively Pay and Display parking is available on West Carriage Drive.
There are 17 coach bays along Park Lane, very close to the Winter Wonderland site.
Hilton London Hyde= us$329 or £159
Step outside the Hilton London Hyde Park hotel to enjoy the delights of London’s favorite Royal Park. Savor sea bass or beef carpaccio in The Dining Room restaurant at the Hilton London Hyde Park hotel. Drop by the Library Lounge bar for a nightcap.
The Hilton London Hyde Park hotel is 1 mile from Oxford Street and the West End. Hire a pedalo at the Serpentine boating lake in Hyde Park, right outside the hotel.
35 minutes’ drive from Heathrow Airport, the Hilton London Hyde Park hotel offers 3 meeting rooms for 2-100 and a business center. From Hilton Rooms to Deluxe Rooms, all guest rooms have high-speed internet access.
Ramada London Hyde Park hotel=
In the heart of London, the Ramada London Hyde Park hotel is opposite Kensington Gardens and 500 metres from Queensway and Baywater Underground stations, conveniently located just three stops away from Westfield London, Europe’s largest in-city shopping centre..
Stay for two nights and get 10% off your stay, starting from £80.10 per night
Hyde Park Towers Hotel=
For the winter period we load the lowest possible price very early, that way, the sooner you book, the lower the price you pay. This can be as low as £49 for a room, however those prices do go up as we get closer to the period and as we get more bookings, so if you have a specific date or period in mind, then book as soon as you can to guarantee the lowest possible price.
The Darlington Hyde Park Hotel =
The Darlington Hyde Park is located on Sussex Gardens in the Paddington Hyde Park area of London, less than a 5-minute walk from the Heathrow Express terminal at Paddington station.
For the best rates please book online using online booking system. rooms available from as little as £75.