Christmas Ideal Home Show perfect for visitors
The annual Christmas Ideal Home Show opens in London this week.
Perfect for visitors staying in central London hotels, the event is set to showcase the very best in home design and is ideal for picking up some Christmas gift inspiration.
A large number of exhibitors are expected to attend the five-day event and will be selling a range of products and services related to home furnishings, DIY and outdoor living.
The show at Earl's Court will be opened by British Olympic Gold Medallist and former World Skating Champion Jayne Torvill. For the first time the show will include a pop-up Dancing on Ice Skating Ring and fans of the show will be able to see many of the BBC show's professional skaters performing their routines.
Jayne explained: "I am absolutely thrilled to be opening the first ever Dancing on Ice Skating rink at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas. It's going to be an incredible opportunity for visitors and fans to experience the TV show for themselves, see the pro-skaters in action and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere of a fun day out.
"This is a special treat for all Dancing on Ice fans who haven't had the chance to attend the TV show and catch a glimpse of their favourite pro-skaters."
The show will also include live demostrations from a number of experts including celebrity chef Rachel Allen. Tarek Malouf from Hummingbird Bakery, Jane Packer florists and Judith Blacklock showing how to make the perfect Christmas wreaths and garlands.
Tickets to the show cost £12 in advance or £16.50 on the door for adult weekday entry and £14 and £18.50 for weekend admission. There is also a special late night ticket available for £5.