The perfect long weekend getaway

By / 5th November, 2019 / Interesting Things / No Comments

There’s nothing more relaxing than time away. Whether it’s a friends trip, a birthday celebration or an elegant hen do, we’re perfectly positioned for a few days of pampering, culture and catching up. And your pets are welcome too, so do bring them along.

Here are just a few of the ways to turn a short stay with us into a top-notch escape:

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A home-away-from-home for everyone, pets included!

By / 3rd October, 2019 / Interesting Things / No Comments

Travelling with pets can make it tricky to find a place to stay but I’m always happy to welcome your furry friends here at Craven House.

Here’s a few reasons they’ll be happy to tag along:

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Relocating to Surrey or South London?

By / 20th August, 2019 / Interesting Things / No Comments

If you’re considering relocating to Surrey or South London, you’re in good company. Every year, thousands move to Surrey – and even more to the green suburbs just south of the capital.

We regularly welcome guests from all over the world who are moving their families to the area. So, from first-hand experience, here’s why you’re making a good move – and why Craven House is the perfect temporary home to launch your search.

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The best location for a family holiday in London!

Summer has (finally!) arrived in the UK, and many families are yet to plan their summer holidays. Read More

Trendy city studio or spacious open plan living?

At Craven House we’re known for providing a great range of accommodation to suit different tastes and budgets. But here, I wanted to briefly focus on two of my most popular apartments – The Studio and The Upper Garden Suite at Craven House, on the edge of Hampton Court Palace.

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Top 5 Housekeeping Tips

By / 22nd January, 2019 / Interesting Things / No Comments

Cleanliness is one of our obsessions at Craven House. It comes up regularly in our reviews, and was highlighted in our most recent Visit England and ASAP reports. We’re squeaky clean, and our guests think so too!

So we’ve been speaking to our wonderful housekeepers to try to uncover some of their secrets. And while we can’t of course reveal all of them, here are their top 5 tried and tested housekeeping tips:

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New research reveals serviced apartments are getting more popular among business travellers

New research conducted by the Association of Serviced Apartment Providers (ASAP), and reported by Buying Business Travel, shows that nearly a third of corporate travel buyers increased their use of serviced apartments in 2018.

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London’s best Christmas markets

By / 11th December, 2018 / What's happening / No Comments

For anyone that isn’t incredibly organised and has done all their shopping already, or anyone who just fancies getting in the festive spirit, London is packed with fabulous Christmas markets at this time of year.

Whether you’re picking up last-minute gifts or looking for a good glass of mulled wine, you’re spoilt for choice. Here’s a brief pick of the best:

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More bang for your buck: the top 4 benefits of a serviced apartment

By / 6th December, 2018 / Interesting Things / No Comments

Not so long ago, the whole concept of a serviced apartment was largely unknown and hotels reigned supreme. But now, the dominance of hotels is under threat.

Serviced apartments are growing in number, awareness and popularity every year – in fact in both 2016 and 2017, occupancy rates were higher in serviced apartments than in hotels.

So what’s all the fuss about? What are the biggest benefits of staying in a serviced apartment?

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Best of the West: Must-see destinations in London’s West End

London, like all great cities, is a tough nut to crack as a tourist. You can try and fit everything into a weekend, but in truth, there are London residents who still haven’t been to some of our most famous hotspots.

Essentially, trying to fit in everything just isn’t practical – it can, for example, take 2-3 days to truly see everything in the British Museum. Instead, you ideally need to pick a few of your favourites and focus on those.

So, here’s our own pick of some of the must-sees and must-dos in the West End…

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