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Read all the latest news from Craven House, learn about life in Hampton Court and Claygate and keep up to date on exciting, upcoming events.  Our blog is very active and gives you the chance to read and connect with us.

Dog Friendly Surrey

Here at Craven House we are always happy to welcome your furry friends in our dog friendly apartments. Dogs play an important role in our family and we are delighted to be able to have yours to stay too. We know this is especially important if you are staying with us whilst you are house […]

Top 10 Food Delivery Services Near Hampton Court

One thing we’ve noticed over the past year and a bit of pandemic life is that food delivery services have upped their game. Restaurants and pubs, having spent so many months closed to diners, have found new ways to get their delicious food into our hands. While our luxury serviced apartments all come with well-stocked [...]

Top 10 Schools in Surrey

One thing’s for certain, this past year has seen a lot of changes. We’ve noticed a lot more people than usual moving out to the suburbs from London, house hunting, completing renovations, looking for schools and homes for their families. If you are looking to move to Surrey then you’ll be pleased to know that […]

The Best places for Afternoon Tea in Surrey

Well, it seems summer has finally decided to show her face round these parts. Better late than never! Although if there’s one thing we’re sure of here at Craven House – we are done talking about the weather. So how about something a little more delicious? Like afternoon tea? Whether you’re on team Cream First or […]

5 of the best restaurants near Hampton Court Palace

There’s no arguing that Craven House is in a spectacular location. With Hampton Court Palace, Bushy Park and the sparkling river Thames right on our doorstep we are certainly spoiled. But it seems almost embarrassing to say that that’s not all! We have also lucked out in the eating department and have quite a number of […]

6 reasons people are choosing serviced apartments over hotels

Well I don’t know about you but we are quite ready for things to start easing up as the lockdown restrictions lift in the UK. While summer holidays abroad are still up in the air we’ve seen a huge surge in demand for staycations – which is great, because our luxury serviced apartments offer the […]

2021 The Year Of The Staycations

At Craven House – like many of you I’m sure – we were absolutely thrilled when the Prime Minister announced that hospitality could start reopening from the 12th of April. I think we can all agree it’s been a long and testing winter, and something to look forward to is very much needed. So without [...]

RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival 2021

Are you gazing at dreary tones of grey outside your window? Fear not, it may be February but if anything spells S-U-M-M-E-R I-S C-O-M-I-N-G, it’s the latest announcement that the Hampton Court Garden Festival (also known as the Hampton Court Flower Show) have released their dates for summer 2021! The Hampton Court garden festival is [...]

10 places we love in South West London

Craven House luxury serviced apartments in Hampton Court and Claygate sit on the fringes of South West London: an area packed with all the fun, charm, history and beauty a visitor to the capital could dream of. There is plenty to see and do, and we’ve rounded up our best options that still allow for [...]

The perfect long weekend getaway

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 [...]

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

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: The Garden Suites and studio apartment in Hampton Court and No. 8. Springfield in Claygate, all have access to [...]

Relocating to Surrey or South London?

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 [...]