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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.

Platinum Jubilee Events

2022 is a big year for our beloved Queen, as she reaches a remarkable milestone – the first ever British Monarch to reach a Platinum Jubilee, or 70 years on the throne. This is a truly remarkable achievement and, in true British style, cannot be passed by without a celebration (or two, or five). Not […]

Why a serviced apartment is a great choice for your family

There are many reasons you might make use of a serviced apartment as a family. Perhaps you have renovation work going on at home and you need somewhere to stay in the meantime. Or maybe you are traveling for a holiday, or have family and friends visiting and you’re looking for somewhere you can all […]

VisitEngland Four Star Rating and Gold Award

Our apartments are just the cosy, luxurious, home-away-from-home spot you need whether you’re on a business trip, staycation or romantic weekend away. We strive to offer only the best, which is why we are thrilled to let you know that VisitEngland granted us a coveted Gold Award again this year, and we also retained our [...]

Top five destinations for a business lunch near Hampton Court

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Hampton Court area is all about the palace because it truly is spectacular. But there are also lots of lovely little coffee shops and restaurants dotted up and down the various high streets making for the perfect spot to entertain clients when you’ve got a business lunch or [...]

Things to do in south west London and Surrey – 2022

A fresh new year lies ahead of us, and we can feel the tingle of excitement at all the fun that awaits. We’ve rounded up a list of the big events taking place across south west London, Surrey and Hampton Court over the next 12 months, so get your diaries out and start planning. JANUARY [...]

Christmas in Hampton Court…

Well, it’s been another interesting year, hasn’t it? If someone had told me, two years ago, that we would spend 2020 and 2021 in various phases and stages of lockdown and pandemic fatigue I’m not sure I would have believed them, and yet, here we are! It’s been a challenging season for the travel industry [...]

8 Pubs And Restaurants Near Hampton Court For Autumn Feasting  

Here at Craven House we have bid farewell to summer and are getting into the autumn spirit. The trees in Bushy Park and around Hampton Court Palace are turning a beautiful gold and copper, the walks are brisk and fresh and cosy Surrey pubs are calling! With the clock change imminent we will soon be [...]

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

Whether you’re on team Cream First or firmly on the side of Jam Before Cream, you’re in for a real treat because we are surrounded by some truly magnificent afternoon tea options. Read on for more:

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 […]