Sport in London December 2016

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Sport in London in December

Our guide to sport in London during December 2016.

 at Natural History Museum, London
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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
 at Canary Wharf, London
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Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink

to Canary Wharf An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
 
 at Broadgate Ice Rink, London
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Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station)

to Broadgate Ice Rink Surrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.
 at Tower of London, London
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Outdoor ice rink, in the Tower of London’s moat

to Tower of London The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year, set in the dry moat outside the castle walls.
 
 at Somerset House, London
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Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court

to Hampton Court Palace The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
 
Champions Tennis at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Champions Tennis, at Royal Albert Hall

to Royal Albert Hall See some of the biggest names in tennis history compete at the Champions Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall.
 at Alexandra Palace, London
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The Mosconi Cup at the Ally Pally (professional pool)

Alexandra Palace Get down to Alexandra Palace and see some of the world's greatest pool players battle it out for the Mosconi Cup.
 
 at London Olympia, London
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London Chess Classic — at the Olympia London

to London Olympia London Chess Classic will feature ten of the world's best players competing live on stage, at the London Olympia.
 at Lord’s, London
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Christmas afternoon tea at Lord’s Cricket Ground

Lord’s Enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea in the historic Long Room at Lord's, surrounded by paintings of the game's greatest players.
 
London International Horse Show at London Olympia, London
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The London International Horse Show

to London Olympia The London International Horse Show will feature world-class show jumping, dressage and carriage driving competitions.
 at Alexandra Palace, London
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William Hill World Darts Championship

to Alexandra Palace The William Hill World Darts Championship features 72 of the world's best players competing for the Sid Waddell Trophy.
 
 at Serpentine, London
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Peter Pan swimming race, on Christmas Day

Serpentine The annual Peter Pan Cup swimming race has been held on the Serpentine lake every Christmas morning since 1864.

That’s all the sports events, but there are lots more outdoor events in London during December including:

Celebrate the New Year with London’s fireworksDecember 2016Celebrate the New Year with about a bazillion other people, as they watch London’s spectacular fireworks display.

An Evening with the Stars — Royal ObservatoryDecember 2016Watch a Planetarium show and then spend an evening looking at the stars with other astronomers at the Royal Observatory.

Night-time Christmas trail at Kew GardensDecember 2016Kew Garden’s Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.

Hyde Park Winter WonderlandDecember 2016Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.

Listen to a speech at Speakers’ CornerDecember 2016Listen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like — all in the name of free speech.

Quiz & Chips on Drake’s Golden HindeDecember 2016Enter a team into the Quiz & Chips night onboard the Golden Hinde II — a life-size replica of Francis Drake’s Tudor galleon.

Peppa Pig’s Surprise! — at the Phoenix TheatreDecember 2016Take your little kids to see “Peppa Pig’s Surprise” and enjoy a lovely day with Peppa, George, and all their friends.

Christmas with Aled Jones, at Barbican HallDecember 2016Aled Jones will be presenting an evening of seasonal music and Christmas carols at the Barbican Hall.

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)December 2016The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.

 
 
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