With his Elvis hairdo, crisp-white T-shirt and black leather jacket he was the coolest dude on television back in the seventies. He was the handsome devil who got all the girls and had guys like Cunningham running round in circles for him. Who are we talking about? ‘The Fonz’ of course!
A world apart from his legendary character in the 1970’s American sitcom ‘Happy Days’, actor Henry Winkler is to play a dastardly Captain Hook in the “Peter Pan” pantomime at the Richmond Theatre this Christmas.
This favourite children’s pantomime will run at this stunning Victorian theatre from December 6, 2013 until January 12, 2014.
London is home to a myriad of magical pantomimes all year round but especially during the festive season. Here’s a few more of the best pantomimes in London for Christmas 2013.
A little further south in Croydon, Eastender’s star Steve “Phil Mitchell” McFadden will be giving Henry Winkler a run for his money playing Captain Hook in a Croydon-adaptation of Peter Pan.
Other pantomimes put on this Christmas in London include Puss in Boots, which can is being performed in two extremely different formats at Hackney Empire and Greenwich Theatre.
St Martin-in-the-Fields Royal Norwegian classical concert – Commence the festivities in classical style
Every December there is an unfaltering traditional in the British capital for Norway to deliver a huge Christmas tree to Londoners. The Norwegian tree is erected and decorated in a blaze of colour and creativity in Trafalgar Square. The tree is a gift to London from the people of Oslo to mark remembrance and gratitude for the assistance given by Britain to Norway in the Second World War.
This significant festive occasion sees carol singers flock to Trafalgar Square as the tree’s conspicuous presence becomes yet another Christmas landmark in London.
To celebrate the installation of the great Norwegian tree a concert is held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church. The Royal Norwegian annual Christmas concert features highly regarded Norwegian classical musicians to deliver an extraordinary programme of classical music of the highest quality.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church is an extremely interesting music venue. Many types of concerts take place in this London landmark, including jazz and chamber music. The church also acts as a place of worship with morning prayers and services. The church was opened in 1724 and is in the style of Greek revival, resembling the Acropolis in Athens. St. Martin-in-the-Fields is dedicated to St. Martin, a bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a well-known resting point for pilgrims on route to Santiago de Compostela.
Who said tennis tournaments were confined to the summer? While thinking about Christmas during Wimbledon is likely to send a shudder of disgust down your spine, watching tennis in the UK during the festive month is likely to make a refreshing change from the traditional Christmas shenanigans. If the prospect of being engrossed in a tennis tournament in December does sound appealing, simply head to London.
From December 4 – 8, 2013 what promises to be a thoroughly thrilling tennis competition will be held at the Royal Albert Hall. In a nostalgic blast from the past, the Statoil Masters will see many of the past tennis heroes battle it out on court once more.
Last year saw two of the most recognisable and formidable names in tennis compete – John McEnroe and Pat Cash. The predictably nail-biting match concluded with McEnroe beating Cash not without a few “You cannot be serious” shouts to the umpire and throwing of his racket, much to the delight of spectators. The competitive spirit of these never-to-be-forgotten heroes is still clearly evident as they battled intensely for victory despite the humour.
John McEnroe is the reigning Statoil Masters champion and you can be sure that the snarling American will be at his angriest as he vigorously defends his title. Mats Wilander and Henri Laconte will no doubt be doing there best to take his title away.
True to Wyndham Grand style, the Harbour Bar has just launched a selection of exceptional daily food and drink offers in Chelsea. Read on to find out more.
Harbour Bar Grand Daily Promotions
Available six days a week, these promotions are designed to ensure there is something available to suit everybody.
Monday ‘Grand Classics’- Every Monday between 17:30 and 19:30, visitors to the Harbour Bar #Grand will be able to enjoy their favourite classic cocktails at a price of only £8.50 each.
Tuesday ‘Grand Spice’ – On Tuesdays, visitors can add some spice to their night by ordering curry dishes from the Harbour Bar’s menu for only £12.50 each. The price includes a soft drink, beer or house wine (glass). This promotion at the hottest place in Chelsea is available between 18:00 and 20:00 on Tuesday nights only.
Champagne Wednesday – Every Wednesday night from 17:30 to 19:00, the Harbour Bar #Grand offers visitors the opportunity to purchase one bottle or glass of Taittinger or a champagne cocktail and get a second one free. Popular champagne cocktails include the ‘Bangkok Kiss’, ‘Berries & Sparkles’, ‘Champagne Appletini’ and ‘Tropical Champagne’.
Strange as it may be, the fact of the matter is: the vast majority of children love fish fingers!
Aware of this inevitable truth, the Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour is now launching a special treat for well-behaved parents and their children in the shape of a ‘Posh Fish Finger Afternoon Tea’.
About the Fish Finger Afternoon Tea for kids
Designed as a delicious, exciting after-school treat, the Fish Finger Afternoon Tea is available from the hotel’s Chelsea Riverside Brasserie. Offered at only £9.50 for each person, the tea includes cod fish fingers in brioche buns with garden vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Dessert consists of a delicious chocolate brownie served with ice cream.
Water, juices or soft drinks are also included in the package. Freshly made to Chelsea Riverside Brasserie’s exceptionally high standards, the Fish Finger Afternoon Tea allows families to enjoy a favourite, healthy treat in a sophisticated environment close to the marina.