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Hot foot it to Hamleys

Choose one of your favourite ankle-biters be they yOunger siblings. neighbours or offspring and buy them a Christmas present from this popular toy store. Bonus 1: you get to feel all good-Spirited and Christmassy. Bonus 2: yOU have a valid eXCuse to satisfy y0ur own inner child as y0u roam the store.

788— 796 Regent St. London. 0870 333 2455. See WWW. ham/eys. co. uk

Visit Greenwich Market

This friendly market should get you feeling the festive vibe with over 120 stalls of trendy hand- crafted items. art work. gifts and photography. Walk along the Thames. have a pint at the Cutty Sark pub or take a ride on an original 'dray'. a horse drawn beer carriage from the olden days. All shops. cafes. bars and restaurants are open seven days a week.

Greenwrch Park, Blackheath. 020 7515 7 153. Check out WWW. greenwich -market. co. uk.

Ice skating at the Somerset House ice rink Take advantage of this huge temporary ice rink in the unique surrounds of Somerset House. In between dazzling everyone with yOur skating abilities why not check out Somerset House's year round arthistOry exhibitions? The season runs between 5 December and 20 January.

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Somerset House, nr Vl/ater/oo Bridge. 020 784:3 4670. Log on to WWW.sonierset-house.org.uk Carol singing

Whether yOu're among the hustle and bustle of a busy street corner. or in the serene surrounds of a giant historical church, a choral injection is sure to harmonise your soul this Christmas. The Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert (7 Deci at the Royal Festival Hall returns With its annual treat of traditional carols. Alternatwely. the Spitalfields Winter Festival (10—20 Deci allows you to GIIJOy a moment of calm with their special series of community carol concerts and musical events. If you're looking for a celebration for all the family. the Glory of Christmas it?) Dec) perfectly captures the true essence of the festive season.

The Hospitals Christmas Carol Concert. Royal Festival Hall. Southbank, 020 7900 4242: Sp/ta/fie/ds. Shoreditch Church. Leonard Street. 020 7377 I362: the Glory of Christmas. Royal Albert Hall. Kensington Grove. 020 7 589 82 12 Go on a Magical Mystery Bus Tour Combining both sight-seeing and. more iiii;_)ortantiy. beer-smgging. this is bound to get the festive cheer floxving. The package includes a Visit to four traditional and established pubs. a pint at each stop and three-course Christmas dinner to finish.

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Excess Bagga e

Festivals, flig ts and fabulous fares I MILAN IS CALLING and the List girls are ready to answer. Ryanair has confirmed that it's chosen Milan Bergano to be its third continental European base. And if rumour is to be believed. flights will be 90% less than anything that Ryanair’s competitors have to offer. Which leaves plenty of excess cash for a spot of shopping - happy. happy days. Flights should be good to go from 6 February 2003. As if that weren't enough to get the credit card a-twichin‘, then keep an eye out for a new twice daily service from London Stanstead to Barcelona Girona as Of 20 February 2003. The festive cheer just keeps on coming . . .

I THE GLITZ OF LAS Vegas is but a plane ride away people. Western America has it all - from mammoth National Parks to the glamour of Vegas. Put your hiking boots on and trek the famous 9km trail down the Grand Canyon or pop on your glad rags, head for 3 Vegas casino. Whatever’s your preference, STA has the answer with return flights starting at £369. Call 0870 160 6070 or log on to www.statravel.co.uk for more information. I SCOTS REIGN Supreme. With more than a little tongue in its


cheek. Heathrow Express is launching a campaign to persuade Scotland's travellers to use the Express' speed rail-air link into London. Advertisements brandishing such copylines as “See as little of England as possible' and ‘Quick in. Quick out. If you really must go to London, it's the only way' are to run in several Scottish newspapers. With wit like that. we're sure it‘ll be inundated.

I GET ON THE winter trail. Trailfinders has introduced its new Ski North America programme for the 2002/3 winter ski season offering eager bunnies a great opportunity to ‘tailor-make’ their own ski holiday. With a great choice of flights and accommodation, you have the flexibility to combine a ski holiday with a few days by the beach or even a little shopping spree. What more could you want? Call Trailfinders on 0845 050 5900 for a brochure.

I DODGY MAN ALERT. Coach giant National Express is ‘excited' to announce the arrival of ‘Ted Pound. Jazz Maestro' as the official face of the National Express Student discount offer. NE is offering student fans of Ted Pound EIOrtn travel to all gigs anywhere in the UK on its coach network.

Answers on an email marked 'GO EAT' to promotions@list.co.uk or on a postcard to The List, 14 High St, Edinburgh, EH1 1TE. Deadline for entries is 16 December 2002. Please include a daytime telephone number and address.

For more information about GNER call 08457 225 225 or visit either www.gner.co.uk or wwwgoeatcom. For more information about the Four Seasons Hotel London visit www.fourseasons.com/london or call 0207 499 0888.



Here's your opportunity to win a first class return ticket for two on GNER services from Glasgow or Edinburgh to London. and the chance to sample its new GO EAT menu with a £50 voucher to spend on the train. When you get to London you will spend a night at the Four Seasons Hotel London. Just steps away from Hyde Park. this hotel provides flawless service in the vibrant core of London's West End. While the F0ur Seasons' interiors recall the grand residential mansions of London. the hotel also combines distinctive charm. personalised service and modern amenities in a contemporary manner. In 2000 the Four Seasons Hotel London was named Hotel of the Year at the London Tourist Board's London Tourism Awards. Just tell us:

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Terms 8: Conditions: Tickets and voucher are not transferable. There is no cash alternative. Tickets not val:d for travel between 20 Dec 2002 and 5 Jan 2003 incluswe Tickets/meal voucher must be used on the same iourney and must be used by 31 Mar 2003. Transfers on the London UndergrOund are not included. Train and hotel are subject to availability and must be booked well in advance. Restaurant car is open Mon-Fri incluswe.

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