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London’s Famous Winter Ice Rinks Return: Our Pick of the Best Places to Skate Near our London Bridge Luxury Apartments

winter-ice-rinksSince we first opened them several years ago, Smart City’s serviced apartments in London Bridge have gone on to become our most popular location for festive winter breaks in London.

Thanks to their close proximity to world renowned tourist attractions, top restaurants, and to the truly unique seasonal shopping experience provided by the nearby winter markets, these luxury apartments offer our guests just about everything they could need to celebrate Christmas in the capital.

In fact, there’s only one thing missing to really make a winter break in London Bridge complete, and that’s a spot of ice skating.

After all, London is as famous for its winter ice rinks at this time of year as it is for its abundance of historical landmarks and attractions throughout the rest of the calendar. Naturally then, we couldn’t let our guests come by this winter without experiencing the delights of gliding across the ice, surrounded by beautiful scenery, with the smell of hot, delicious food and drink wafting from the nearby pop-up cafes, and the occasional inspiring chorus ringing out from a traditional brass band. …Read More



Five Can’t Miss 2015 Christmas Attractions Taking Place Around Central London

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Hyde Park, Daily until January 3rd (closed Christmas Day)

Exactly what it sounds like, this huge festive fayre turns London’s Hyde Park into a magical wonderland of rides, attractions and popular Christmas markets.

A popular highlight each year is the stunning ice rink, which this year is even larger than ever. That said, such is the ice rink’s popularity that you’ll often find it’s best to book in advance in order to avoid long queues.

For a true festive party atmosphere, we recommend heading down to Hyde Park of an evening, though please note that this is when Winter Wonderland is at its busiest, so if you have small children in tow, you might find it better to visit during the quieter morning periods …Read More