Lanterns Court Concierge




green environment

Part of the design for Lanterns Court was to build a site which would not only be an easily accessible development consisted of blocks of flats but also to bring fresh touch of the nature within communal areas. The foot path outside of Trinity Tower benefits from trees in beddings full of soil with bark chippings on top. There are plants and flowers growing out of flower borders outside of Denison House, Cobalt Point and Westwood House. In addition, there is a large flower bedding in the Barton Mews Courtyard at the back of Cobalt Point. Last but not least, there are two raised lawns at the back of Denison House.


Additionally, there is a small park by the river called Sir John McDougal Gardens which can be reached by walk in about five minutes. Also, there are two large parks - Madchute Park and Millwall Park - which could serve as great places for a jog in the morning or an afternoon walk. Those of you who would like to taste a little bit of a countryside life, can stop by the Mudchute Animal Farm which also has a horse riding school.

Walking with the Dinosaurs - London O2 Arena
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Monday, 24 December 2012 10:35

The show runs from 26th December 2012 until 6th of January 2013.

At this wonderful event hosted in London’s O2 Arena you can witness dinosaurs walk the earth. It is a marvellous mixture of theatrical and technological masterpieces. The dinosaurs will leave adults and children astounded. There are more than 20 life-size dinosaurs walking around in the arena.


The event is based on the BBC television series ‘Walking with the Dinosaurs’ which provides an insight into 185 million years of history. The dinosaurs will be wandering around the arena moving so fast in and out of their caves, playing together and letting loud roars out across the arena.

Walking with the Dinosaurs London 2012
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Joan Marcus copyright CPC 2008

The marvellous creatures can take up to three people to operate and are accompanied by symphonic music and brilliant special effects to let you see these magnificent mammals in their former glory.

The show runs from 26th December 2012 until 6th of January 2013.

Ticket prices start from £32.25.

Doors open at 11.00am and 3.00pm 7.00pm

As this brilliant event is situated in The O2 Arena (post code SE10 0DX) the nearest tube is North Greenwich, this is easily accessible via the Jubilee line via Canary Wharf tube station. Please check for updates travel guides from Lanterns Court.

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Great London Swim coming to Docklands
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Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:23
Part of the UK's favourite outdoor swim series.

Great London Swim - Royal Victoria Dock

Royal Victoria Dock

Saturday 26 May 2012

1 Mile Outdoor Swim


  • Brilliant challenge for all swimming abilities, from first timers to Olympic champions

  • One mile distance - waves throughout the day from 09:00 to 15:30

  • Experience open water swimming safe in the knowledge expert kayakers
    and safety boats are with you every stroke of the way

  • Spectators can follow swimmers around the course

  • Entry price - £38 (includes event pack, medal and T-shirt)

  • Wetsuit only event

  • No walls, no lanes, no chlorine. Just the great outdoors!



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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland opens tomorrow!
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Thursday, 22 November 2012 09:27

The biggest outdoor rink in the UK opens up tomorrow at 5pm in Hyde Park!

London’s famous Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park this year yet again to treat the children and adults alike to this wonderful festive experience. Winter Wonderland opens its doors on Friday 23rd of November at 5pm. It will be open from 10am until 10pm from then until January 6th 2013. Winter Wonderland is closed on Christmas Day.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2012


Admission is free into the grounds of Winter Wonderland so feel free to venture down and embrace the festive atmosphere. Tickets will be needed for the like of the Giant Wheel, Ice Skating and Winter Wonderland’s family favourite Zippos Circus.

As Winter Wonderland is situated in London’s Hyde Park (post code W2 2UH) the nearest tube stations are Green Park, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria and Knightsbridge. Please check on for updated travel guides from Lanterns Court. If you have any trouble accessing or using this site please do not hesitate to ask any of our Lanterns Court concierges for some guidance.

Winter Wonderland is home to the UK’s largest ice rink, a massive observation wheel, Christmas markets and lots more. Winter Wonderland 2012 welcomes the Magical Ice Kingdom a sparkling frozen realm where visitors will get to see more than 500 ice sculptures which have been sculpted over four months from more than 200 tons of ice. The Bavarian Village homes different cafes and restaurants where you can enjoy some sizzling sausages and even a warming cup of delightful mulled wine.

Along with the Giant Observation Wheel they will also be over 100 rides and attractions. The rides and attractions cater for the young and the old so do not be afraid relive the days of your youth with your children.

True to the Christmas spirit of Winter Wonderland there is also Santa Land, Santa will greet you alongside his elves in his grotto. He will hear the wish lists of the children. But beware he is checking who is naughty or nice and will only give gifts to those children who are being good.
If you are coming to the end of your tether thinking of gift ideas then do not fear as the German Christmas Market at the Winter Wonderland 2012 for some great ideas. And it is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street.

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Friday the 23rd November 2012 - Sunday the 6th January 2013

Opening times:

10am - 10pm (except Christmas Day)


Hyde Park, London, W2 4RU

Public transport:

Green Park, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Victoria, Knightsbridge



The organiser recommends that visitors avoid coming by car where possible. However for those who do travel by car it is suggested to use Q-Park which is a large and secure car park, fitted with extensive CCTV systems and manned 24/7 by parking hosts who conduct regular patrols - download map here (pdf). It has entrances at Park Lane and Marble Ar



No minimum age however, under-12s must be accompanied and the smallest skates for hire are children's size 9 (adult skates go up to size 13). You can use your own skates as long as they're not speed skates.

Wheelchair users are welcome on the ice.


The Great Boat Race on the Thames River
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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 08:02

Join the fun on the banks of the Thames between Mortlake and Putney and cheer on the rowers!

Cambridge Oxford Boat Race

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames is one of the world's longest running sports events, and one of the most popular on the London sports calendar.


Race starts at 2.15pm at Putney Bridge but events on the riverbank start at 12 noon.


Up to 250,000 people flock to the river each year to join in the celebrations and watch the Oxford and Cambridge University crews as they race over the famous four-and-a-quarter mile course from Putney to Mortlake.

In 2011, Oxford won the 157th Boat Race, taking their overall tally to 76 races won against Cambridge's 80.

As one of the few free sporting spectacles in London, The Boat Race creates a festival atmosphere on the banks of the River Thames.

You can find a place to watch on either side of the river along the full length of the course, but particular areas to note are:

  • Putney Bridge, Putney Embankment and Bishop's Park (at the start)
  • Craven Cottage, home of Fulham FC (best for the first mile)
  • Hammersmith and Barnes (mid-course)
  • Duke's Meadows and Chiswick Bridge (at the finish)


About The Boat Race:

The two university rowing teams first raced each other in 1829, and the race has been held annually since 1856, with the exception of the World Wars.

It's said every member of the Boat Race crews trains for approximately two hours for every stroke they take. It takes about 600 strokes to complete the course.




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