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Twixmas! Winter Wonderland + pub! :-)

  • Winter Wonderland, Wonderbar (F1 on Wonderland map),

    Hyde Park near Speaker's Corner, W2 2ET, London (map)

    51.513367 -0.161766

  • TUBE: Marble Arch, BUS: there are many busses that go to Marble Arch, from all directions.
  • Santa’s Elves have assisted your Dear Leader in cooking-up a merry tour of Winter Wonderland, that takes-in all the sites and rides, while providing a few anchor-points, at which to find us.

    After the rigours (?) of the "Haunted House Mansion" and the "Carousel", a yuletide tincture in the "Arctic Lodge Bar" will provide a refreshing rest and rendezvous.  Then, a few mince-pies or your Christmassy snack of choice later, in a saunter down the “Street Food Market”, we can relax in the Bavarian glow of the Giant-with-bird, as we take-in a drink at the “Bavarian Village Bar”, to the charming sounds of a German man in a cage, singing pop-music ♪♫ ♪.  Oh the wonders of Christmas!

    It should be a laugh and then we’re off to the pub, "The Three Tuns"!  All guidelines and directions are optional, i.e. come to the parts that you like and do whatever you want in-between! 

    • All new people are welcome to this Meetup;  it's a friendly group!  

    • All ages, 19-99 are welcome!  

    • The telephone number, if you are lost on this Meetup, is [masked] ☎ .  


    Winter Wonderland has a website,, and the guide for this Meetup is this: 

    6.45pm-7pm:  At Marble Arch, from the edge of the park, walk though the "Winter Wonderland" Gate, to the 

    7pm - 7.15pm:  "Wonder Bar" (F1 on map), and wait for our gang, while having a glass of mulled wine (beer wine, soft drinks and hot chocloate are also served), ☺.

    Then, 7.15pm-7.25pm, take your drink with you, as:  "Angels Christmas Market" (not numbered on the map, but very obvious), by the entrance and the Wonder Bar, is our festive route through which to stroll, passing the Traditional Fun-fair and traditional fairground rides, to the 

    7.25pm - 7.45pm:  "Haunted House Mansion" and "Traditional Carousel" (18 and 19 on the map).  The Haunted Mansion is a hilarious ghost train, for £6/6 tokens (WELL WORTH IT!) and the gentle Christmassy carousel is £3/3 tokens, (also WELL WORTH IT!).  Have a ride, before earning your drink!!!, which we’ll have at the

    • 7.45pm - 8.15pm:  "Arctic Lodge Bar" (F6 on map). This is such a likeable place, with all kinds of sitting and standing areas, snacks, a great vibe and a view of a mini-stage!

    Then, 8.15pm-8.30pm:   "Street Food Market" (51 on map).  Take your drink from the Arctic Lodge Bar with you, as we saunter through the enormous and mouth-watering Street Food Market and cave-into a few mouth-watering snacks, and we find ourselves at the 

    • 8.30 - 9pm:  "Bavarian Village Pub".  In this camper than camp section, the part that we will meet at is NEXT TO THE GIANT 100ft  model of a man singing, while holding a bird!  We will be in the bar right next to it, either outside or inside, but locatable by telephone:  [masked] (unless you've been before and know my other number).

    9pm LEAVE WINTER WONDERLAND and make our way to...

    9.15pm - 11pm:  The Three Tuns Pub, 1 Portman Mews, W1H 6HP.  Chill-out with all our stories and prezzies, over a drink in the boozer!  

    Haunted House Mansion (18 on map)

    The Arctic Lodge Bar (F6 on the map).

    Bavarian Village Pub - GIANT 100ft  model of a man singing, while holding a bird!  (F20 on map)

    The Three Tuns Pub, 1 Portman Mews, W1H 6HP

    The Three Tuns Pub, 1 Portman Mews, W1H 6HP

    These are guidelines only and


    • Arctic Lodge Bar (7.45pm-8.15pm), 

    • Bavarian Village Pub (8.30pm-9pm) (next to the GIANT MAN WITH BIRD) and 

    • Three Tuns Pub (9.15pm-11pm), 

    The map, that is referred to, is at .  To make head or tail of the map, which is artistic, to say the least:

    • The road at the top of the map, behind the “pine trees” (!), is Park Lane. 

    • The gate on the far left of the map is at Marble Arch. 

    • The gate at the top right-hand corner of the map is the through Queen Mother gate, opposite the Hilton. 

    • (The bottom right-hand side of the map is the other side of the world, at Knightsbridge.)

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  • Yvetta

    I am booked to be in Bulgaria for those dates. Up in the mountains. Hiking, tasting wine, spa etc. Enjoy the London Xmas markets.

    1 · November 16

  • leo

    Am popping over to the Alicante mountains and south west Ireland with obviously superb gastronomic and banterful apres hike festivities before Xmas but am a big fan of marvelous personalities in my leisure time so definitely back for engaging company a Cathleen's Xmas soiree

    2 · November 19

  • jil

    Afraid I will probably be visiting the folks in Wales so not available. Loved it when I went last year though.

    1 · November 16

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