Comfort Inn Buckingham Palace Road
8-12 St. Georges Drive
London, EN SW1V 4BJ
Phone: (44) 207 8342988
Fax: (44) 207 8215814
8-12 St. Georges Drive, London, EN, GB, SW1V 4BJ
- Phone: (44) 207 8342988
- Fax: (44) 207 8215814
This is a well-established sports center attracting people from all over the Victoria area, including office workers and local residents and as such, it can be very busy. Facilities include squash courts, five-a-side football, badminton, basketball, a gym and two dance studios. There are three swimming pools, so you should find one that you like. However, if you're looking for a more relaxed time, the spa room offers a sauna, steam room and sunbeds. You can either join and pay a monthly fee (depending on what facilities you want to use) or you can pay per visit.
Westminster Boating Base is a charitable organization that trains people interested in canoeing, kayaking, dingy sailing and powerboating. They aim at offering their services to the less fortunate youngsters in the community. This boasting base, which thrives on charities alone, is one of the leading organizations teaching water sports. Their commitment and dedication have earned them the status of Clubmark by the Sport England/British Canoe Union. Sign up for a session with them and paddle down the Thames.
Located at the Pall Mall in London, the Royal Automative Club is a members only club. Established in 1897, the club has another chapter in Woodcote Park in Surrey. The building itself is a classic architectural marvel that blends Art Deco elements and features a swimming facility, golf courses, business center and three restaurants. The Royal Automative Club also plays hosts to several business and private events throughout the year.
Spend your winters in London by skating away at the enchanting ice rink at the Natural History Museum. This vast skating arena, spread across 10,226 square feet (950 square meters), opens every year from November to January. If you are a newbie to this sport, you can book a session with the 'ice marshal' who will help improve your skills. When your bodies begin freezing and feet start aching, settle down at the warm cafe bar gorging on their delicious snacks along with a hot beverage. Please visit their website to know the timings for this season.
London RIB Voyages have a range of different trips that take you down the River Thames in a speedboat. Tours such as the Thames Sightseeing Voyage, the Thames Barrier Voyage, Canary Wharf Voyage and Pirates of the Thames Voyage, groups contain a maximum of 12 people so there is a good interaction with the guide and the other passengers. Because of the type of boat, it is possible to cover a greater length of the Thames than it would be on other trips.
You can really participate in anything here, whether it be modern dance and yoga, or kick-boxing and martial arts. Check out the wide range of Latino dancing, including salsa, flamenco, lambada and Capoeira. Most of the classes held in the ground-floor studio are drop-in and multi-level, so you don't need to worry about your lack of ability. There are other studios on the upper floors, but they are mostly for private use. Upstairs, Natureworks will pamper both body and face with an extensive range of health and beauty treatments.
Soho is one of the most vibrant neighborhoods of London. Previously home to various sleazy sex shops and shady restaurants, Soho has shed its sordid image to become a popular attraction. It is now the entertainment capital of the city with many popular theaters, clubs, upscale restaurants, bars and a lot more. It also has a variety of shopping destinations. Keep Soho on top of the list, when visiting London.
Used by skaters since the 70s and threatened with closure time and time again, this gritty, graffiti-spattered grotto under the Queen Elizabeth's Hall—otherwise known as The Undercroft— is still holding on. At any given time of the day or night, baggy jean-clad youths can be found hurtling back and forth on boards and Rollerblades, up concrete ramps, along ledges or just hanging out trying not to look bothered. Perhaps they are all just practicing in case the rumors are true and skateboarding has made it onto the list of official sports in time for the Olympics 2012.
Get a glimpse of London, as Kayaking London helps you kayak down the Thames. Kayaking London comprises of a modest team of professional, with over 25 years of experience in coaching attached to their names. As you paddle through the river, you can get splendid views of London's popular landmarks: Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast. They offer a great range of courses for people of various caliber. Check the website for details regarding their tours.
Restaurants, historical sites and houses of different eras speckle the famous Greek Street in the SoHo district of London. Many businesses along the street are famous, or infamous, in their own right. The notorious pride of the landlord of The Coach and Horses pub attracts patrons to test his patience. Other notable attractions are Les Cousins (folk music club), Pillars of Hercules (pub dating back to 1733), and House of St Barnabas (inspiration and setting of the Dickens' classic, A Tale of Two Cities.)
The Threesixty Theatre is located in the Kensington Gardens and is popular for enactment of various popular children's plays like Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe and Peter Pan. The theater is housed within a tent like structure within seating within. Families can enjoy a picnic at the tables arranged on the outside before going in for a show.
The Ice Rink at Somerset House is a grandiose arena frequented by local skating enthusiasts as well as tourists to the city looking to enjoy the sport. Eclectic beats are spun by popular DJs during special events and club nights, that make the perfect background score to an alluring experience. The iconic building is well-lit and is enhanced by the illuminated rink painting an enchanting picture. Check website for timings and other details or contact the office at +44 844 847 1520.