SWLondoner provides your weekly round-up of what South West London has to offer.
As the cold sets in, SWLondoner has events for this week that embrace the winter, including ice-skating, skiing and snowboarding. Take a gander at What’s On this week…
Frankie Boyle, Hammersmith Apollo
Date: 8th November, 7pm
The king of the dark hearts is back with more misanthropy and cynicism in his latest tour, The Last Days of Sodom. Equipped to ignite the crowd in frenzied laughter, Boyle, like his audience, may need to leave their morals by the door before entering.
Ice rink, Natural History Museum
Tickets: £13.50 (adult), £9.00 (children 12 and under)
Date: 2nd November-6th January, 10am-9pm
As we’re fast approaching that Christmassy time of year, can there be a better way to have fun than by skating round hordes of people dressed in puffer jackets and knitted accessories? Probably. But surely it’s worth a giggle so get your skates on and get down there.
Battersea Park Fireworks
Tickets: £6.50-£10 (advanced tickets only, children under 10 enter for free)
Date: 3rd November, gates open 6pm
One of London’s flagship firework displays is back with a bang. Packed with stacks of pyrotechnic devices the night should make for an aesthetically pleasing encounter, in one of London’s most picturesque parks.
Seal, Hammersmith Apollo
Date: 6th November, 7pm
If you’re up for a night of smooth soul music then head on down to Hammersmith to see award-winning vocalist and songwriter, Seal. Celebrating the release of his eighth studio album, Soul 2, Seal will no doubt look to evoke those deep sensibilities with the ultimate aim of delivering a spiritually uplifting performance. Stay in your seats – if you can afford them, that is.
Ski and Snowboard Show, Earls Court
Tickets: £20 (adult), £7 (children 11-16, under 10s enter for free)
Date: 2nd-4th November, 10am-7pm (times will vary)
If you’ve ever fancied stepping on either a board or set of skis then here’s your chance. Whether your a newbie and what to get to grips with the basics, or you simply know your stuff and want to practice a few jumps, this show has got everything sorted (apart from the snow, of course). However, if all that sounds a tad too tiresome but you love penguins then go along anyway as there will be some of them waddling about, apparently next a person in a penguin suit – but don’t let that put you off.
Disney pop-up boutique, Harrods
Date: 2nd November-1st January, 10am-8pm (times vary)
Do you like Disney? Because Harrods have just mocked up a wonderland where all your favourite characters live and you’re invited. Among the attractions will be a pink, sparkly Princess Parlour and a Cinderalla Slipper salon. Whatever mum and dad save on the entrance fee means more presents for you. Fortunately, if you’re not all that fussed about pink-related memorabilia, then there’s plenty of Buzz Lightyear gear and the like whizzing around too.
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