Frost… ival for all

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Once again EDF Energy is promoting Frostival. Right next to London Eye you can see magnificent ice carving demonstrations. Take a look at the ice transforming into beautiful sculptures. The exhibition runs over the weekend between 12.00pm and 3.00pm.

If you prefer a relaxing day, Frostival is perfect choice for you, as well. This year the EDF Energy London Eye enhances your frosty Guided Experience. Take a tour in the EDF London Eye and enjoy a different experience in a frosty capsule with the winter twist as you experience the sounds of crackling ice and winds. You also can leave your children in the ice rink and let them skate to their heart’s content.

Ten minutes from Frostival there are several hotels in Paddington, such as Westpoint Hotel and Abbeycourt Hotel are 3 star hotels that give you the best comfort. Paddington Station its only one minute walking. Meet Westminster enjoy London Eye and have fun at Frostival.

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New Year’s Eve with style

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Already thinking in New Year’s Eve? Still have no program? We have the best one for you. As you know, London is one of the icons in the world in New Year’s Eve . The images of London run all worldwide TV’s. The revelry of Londoners, all British, and visitors are contagious. The fireworks out through the river Thames, overlooking the Big Ben and the London Eye. Thousands of people on the street to do the count and give a warm welcome to the new year. Still thinking where to go in new Year’s Eve? Well here at Westpoint Hotel don’t have any doubts, and we do have plans for us and for you, as well. Our hotel is very close from Paddington Station. One of the best and low cost hotel near Paddington. Visit our website at www.westpointhotel.com.

 Do your booking through our site and receive the best offer. We offer you 35% discount on your booking. Spend the New Year in our company and have fun with us. We are just 10 minutes away by tube where all the fun is. Want to go see one of the best fireworks in the world? Get the tube and in 10 minutes you will get to Big Ben.  Book with us and spend your New Year’s Eve with style.

Pantomimes: enjoy the show

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Every year the tradition of Christmas pantomime brings happiness to families, especially children. Pantomimes contains song, dance, comedy, slapstick, magic, innuendo- riddled word-play, cross- dressing, and audience participation. Pantomimes are typically based on traditional children’s fairy stories, and this year, this Christmas; there are a lot of offers. This year sees the largest number of stars taking on lead roles including Henry Winkler playing the crocodyliphobic pirate in Peter Pan at the Richmond Theatre.  Aladdin can take you to a magical carpet ride. Rub the magic lamp and enter to this fun fairytale world, along with Jo Brand in Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre.

If one pantomime is not enough, how about ‘The Potted Pantomime’ at the Vaudeville Theatre. This show offers 70 minutes of fun and brings you the best from seven classic pantomimes. Until 5th of January laugh with this great show.

If you prefer something more traditional how about Cinderella at Beck Theatre. As a traditional Christmas pantomime, this is an unmissable treat for the festive season.

There’s so much more to see during this merry season. Why not stay in a hotel, in central London? Paddington it’s quite central and with several low cost hotels, 3 star hotels. Hyde Park Hotels (www.hydeparkhotels.com) it’s only one minute walking from Paddington Station and five minutes walking from Lancaster Gate tube station. If you would like to bring your family to see any of these pantomimes shows and make them comfortable, you are in the right place. Book with us and get the best discount of the season.

Best of Carol concerts

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Get into the festive mood and enjoy carol concerts. Keep reading to find out  where to go this year and experience the best carol singing, Christmas services and festive concerts in London. The most popular events include Midnight Mass at St Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey. St Paul’s Cathedral is the spiritual home of Great Britain. This year St Paul’s hosts a series of concerts throughout all month of December. The Royal Albert Hall presents the most traditional Christmas celebration, Carols by Candlelight, mixing sing- along carols with readings from Charles Dickens and the Scriptures.

Southwark Cathedral has a number of festive carol concerts, as well. Most of the performers are members of the Cathedral Choir.

Westminster Abbey has been at the centre of royal and religious life of Britain. These events are very popular so it is advisable to book in advance for the services of lessons & Carols on Monday 23rd December at 6pm and Christmas Eve at 4pm.

St Martin in the Fields offers a seasonal glow throughout December with a range of services and carols. And of course Trafalgar Square offers a truly memorable Christmas experience with the famous  Christmas Tree & Carols in the square.

If you are coming to London just to enjoy the spirit of Christmas feel free and come to visit our 3 star hotels in Paddington. Westpoint Hotel and Abbey Court Hotel offers the best comfort and gives you a warm Christmas. Visit our website at www.westpointhotel.com / www.abbeycourthotel.com and see the best offers we have this Christmas.

Oh! Oh! Oh! Welcome to Christmas…

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SONY DSCWhether you going to Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square or Southbank you will feel, hear, see and smell the spirit of Christmas.

London is full of light and Christmas decorations, trees filled with angels and carol singing.  London is especially magical at this time of the year. Walking down the street, wherever you go, it is possible to feel the spirit. People smiling, with their eyes full of joy.

On the Southbank along the river, the Winter Festival is a big attraction. Walk along the river, to experience a different Christmas market; where you can enjoy the carousel and other rides for your children. Close to Southbank is Paddington where you can find a 3 star hotel with great Christmas decorations. There are several hotels in Paddington that never loose their elegant touch. Westpoint Hotel is one such hotel.

Why not enjoy this Christmas spirit with some contemporary music, and intimate performances, as well? Until 17th December enjoy Music Winter Festival in Spitalfields. This magic show is  only 20 minutes away from Paddington Station.

So come to London, enjoy your stay with us, and appreciate our discounts. You can book through our website and get a Christmas gift from us. Go to www.westpointhotel.com.

It’s all about winter sports

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One of the best things of living in London in winter it’s about the sports. If you live in this great city and enjoy the cold, you will love the sports options this city can offer. So, do you enjoy Ice Skating? Do you enjoy riding bike? What about skiing, ride horses or even hockey? You are in London so just choose one best fits you.  Hyde Park is one of the best places to enjoy winter sports. Don’t stay home. Go out and enjoy the magic of London. There is several hotels in Paddington, like Westpoint Hotel. Visit www.westpointhotel.com and meet our budget hotel right in central London.

In Hyde Park you have an Ice Rink. Set your skates, your family as well. Ice skating it’s open day and night, from 10am to 10pm. So enjoy skating under a brilliant winter sun or after dark under the stars.

If you prefer riding horses you also can do it in London. Go to Hyde Park, enjoy your trip and breathe the nature in centre of London.

Prefer a bike? It’s easy to find a ‘cycle hire’, with our famous Boris Bikes, with rental pods all over the city it’s very easy to see London as a cyclist. The first 30 minutes for hire are for free, and then the cost is only £2.

Hyde Park Hotels it’s here to serve you. Be comfortable with us, and don’t forget to book your room in advance. So you can get a great discount. Go to www.hydeparkhotels.com and get 35% discount on your booking.  We are only five minutes walking from Hyde Park.

 

Looking for Changing Guards?

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The City of London is surrounded by stories, one of the most beautiful in the world. One of the major London attractions is undoubtedly the story of Buckingham Palace. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to take up residence in Buckingham Palace. Today Buckingham Palace is the Queen’s official London residence and is used to entertain guests and for official occasions. The Queen’s House is also the stage of changing guards, one of the top attractions in London. The change of guard takes place every even or odd days. Depends on the month. In December you can go see the changing of guards on the odd days at 11.00 am. In January the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace takes place on the even days. Check the dates and times in this website http://www.changing-the-guard.com/dates-times.html

Surrounding this fantastic show there’s one of the most beautiful parks. Green Park is full of green, and in autumn gets one of the most wonderful colours what gives some magic to this fantastic show. Next to it you can find Hyde Park. Keep walking to Sussex Gardens where you can find several hotels in Paddington. Located next to Paddington Station you can find Hyde Park Hotels. Visit our website at www.westpointhotel.com and find out how great deals we have to offer you. Book through our website and get 35% off on your reservation.

From Hyde Park Hotels (Westpoint Hotel, Abbey Court Hotel, and Aspen Apartments) it’s only 15 minutes walking to Buckingham Palace. If you are interested in living the real story about Queen’s House, book with us and meet our Victorian building.

Discovering Sumatra tigers

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The ZSL London Zoo’s Sumatra tigers have been at the Zoo since March 2013. They are two of only a few hundred left alive in the world. Along  with other Sumatran tigers in other European zoos they inspiring people to help to save the planet.

At London Zoo’s every adult and children can embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat, designed by ZSL’s team of tiger keepers, conservationists and experts.

If you are coming to London to see the big cats, it will be easy to find budget hotels in central London. In Paddington, only 30 minutes by bus to London Zoo, you can find Westpoint Hotel. From here, you can take all your family to see the territory of Sumatran tigers, Melati and Jae Jae, hanging out in their custom- built pool.

Westpoint Hotel (www.westpointhotel.com)  also gives you easy access to see the famous river Thames, where you can see London Eye, Big ben, Tower Bridge, or if you prefer buy a boat ticket and travel to Greenwich to visit the Royal Observatory.

Fabulous winter… welcome to our land

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winterwonderlandWrite down in your diaries and don’t forget the hours. On November 22nd by 5pm Winter Wonderland will open the doors of all the fun. Winter Wonderland is one of the most anticipate festivals in London, and this year the spectacle promises to be even more magical and sparkling. Hyde Park is the centre of this whole spectacle. Until 5th of January magic will fill one of the world’s most popular parks. Entry is free, but those who want to enjoy all the attractions in Winter Wonderland better book in advance.

Before entering into this festive atmosphere make your booking with one of the budget hotels in central London. We are 5 minutes walking from Hyde Park, located in the heart of Paddington, in the central London. We have excellence service, quality, and we are 1 minute walk from Paddington Station. Visit us at www.westpointhotel.com  and discover one of the best value hotels in central London.

Come discover the magic of this winter just next door. Come to Winter Wonderland and slide in Ice skating arena, meet The Magical Ice Kingdom or take a ride in the Giant Observation Wheel. If you have children, this is the right place. Bring Them to Santa land. If you prefer to have fun by yourself or even with your friends come on over and warm up on the mulled wine and join in Bavarian Village. Try the food, the drinks, and enjoy free live music, as well.