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Ice skating in london help

Postby blablablacksheep » Sun Dec 09, 2012 23:31 pm

So i been trying to get some tickets for sumerset house ice skating for me and GF but ive found out they are all sold out!!!

so from 17th dec all the way through all the tickets are gone, bar the 12:00 ones, which too early given wanted to make a night out of it at the very least..

Any suggestions of anywhere else to go that is nearly as good?
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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby Rucks » Mon Dec 10, 2012 06:53 am

Winter wonderland, Hyde park, lots to do and see

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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby cooldad » Mon Dec 10, 2012 08:58 am

Nah, nothing much ever happens in London.
You could go and look at the queen's house.
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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby kieranb » Mon Dec 10, 2012 15:42 pm

well, we (me and the family) skated yesterday at Ice at the Tower (Tower of London). Booked it mid week. There is often a rink at greenwich as well.

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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Mon Dec 10, 2012 16:20 pm

blablablacksheep wrote:So i been trying to get some tickets for sumerset house ice skating for me and GF but ive found out they are all sold out!!!

so from 17th dec all the way through all the tickets are gone, bar the 12:00 ones, which too early given wanted to make a night out of it at the very least..

Any suggestions of anywhere else to go that is nearly as good?

Er. Queensferry. They have an ice rink, and a nearby go-kart track. And it's just down the road from Rhyl.
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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby blablablacksheep » Tue Dec 11, 2012 17:09 pm

Decided to go for tower of london,

Any good recommendations for nice places to eat nearby? i
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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby Woodmonkey » Wed Dec 12, 2012 08:00 am

natural history museum has one.
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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby kieranb » Thu Dec 13, 2012 13:53 pm

there is a costa coffee, starbucks, wagamamas and subway very near! Other option is to croos over the river via tower bridge and there are lots of restaurants between there and london bridge along the riverside and Tooley street.

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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby cooldad » Thu Dec 13, 2012 14:00 pm

blablablacksheep wrote:Decided to go for tower of london,

Any good recommendations for nice places to eat nearby? i

kieranb wrote:there is a costa coffee, starbucks, wagamamas and subway very near! Other option is to croos over the river via tower bridge and there are lots of restaurants between there and london bridge along the riverside and Tooley street.

good list of places to avoid.
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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby kieranb » Thu Dec 13, 2012 14:37 pm

well, in the one evening we visited the costa, subway and starbucks and all were worse than their usual standards, which is why we visited so many - but we were hungry so settled on costa for a quick bite. Wagamamas are usually fine, haven't tried this one though.

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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby Chunkers1980 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 14:40 pm

Usual standards? 2 coffee shops and a burger place - what were you expecting?

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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby apreading » Thu Dec 13, 2012 14:48 pm

kieranb wrote:well, in the one evening we visited the costa, subway and starbucks and all were worse than their usual standards, which is why we visited so many - but we were hungry so settled on costa for a quick bite. Wagamamas are usually fine, haven't tried this one though.


Wagamama has always been good food in my experience - love the place. However if busy they can get noisy and may not be ideal for a romantic date (if that is what is intended)

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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby cooldad » Thu Dec 13, 2012 19:55 pm

With the whole of London to choose from, a couple of shonky chains is a somewhat limited choice.
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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby benpinnick » Thu Dec 13, 2012 20:02 pm

Brick lane! Nice errr, romantic curry.
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Re: Ice skating in london help

Postby kieranb » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:04 am

well he did say nearby so in my mind that means a quick walk, no tube or bus, if the tower is still open the cafe/restaurant in there is nice and a great location. Restaurants in central london are usually over priced if good (and price is no guarentee of quality either) and most are just run of the mill. If I was with the family it would be wagamamas, otherwise if just me and my wife I would cross the river and head to Tooley Street.


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