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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5 of the best restaurants near Hampton Court Palace

One of the many blessings of our fabulous location is the abundance of top-notch eateries right on our doorstep.

Here’s my pick of 5 of the best:

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Cleaning on demand: housekeeping at Craven House

By / 30th August, 2018 / Interesting Things / No Comments

One of the great joys of staying away from home is having some time away from household chores.

At Craven House, our fabulous housekeeping team take great pride in making up our apartments. And with recently awarded scores of 100% for cleanliness from VisitEngland, we can guarantee the quality of our work.

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Gold again from VisitEngland for Craven House!

By / 21st August, 2018 / Interesting Things / No Comments

Gold again from VisitEngland for Craven House!

For the eighth year in a row, Craven House Serviced Apartments has received a Gold Award from VisitEngland – one of the biggest accolades in the industry.

As is always the case with well-reputed awards like this, earning the highest accreditation is hard – but to maintain it for a long period of time is even harder. So this award is a proud achievement.

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