The festive season is here! We are dusting off all our ornaments and ‘decking the halls’ at Craven House – which is beautifully decorated for December, as always.
There is plenty going on in and around Hampton Court this Christmas, from markets and fun fairs to carol concerts and pantomimes. Here are just some of our favourites to get you in a merry mood:
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:
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:
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.
Summer has (finally!) arrived in the UK, and many families are yet to plan their summer holidays. Read More
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.
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:
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.
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?
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…