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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.

5 of the best restaurants near Hampton Court Palace

When it comes to Palaces, Hampton Court Palace is a cut above the rest, and we’re lucky to have it right on our doorstep. When it comes to food, the trend continues. With our local street corners and banks of the Thames dotted with top-notch eateries we are truly spoiled for choice. Craven House has […]

Remembering our Queen

Here at Craven House we join with many across our nation to mourn the loss of our beloved monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. With quiet dignity, and humble leadership she stood at the helm of our country for a truly outstanding 70 years, making her the second longest reigning monarch of all time. Looking out over […]

The best things to do in Surrey 

Whilst it’s true we’re only a stone’s throw (or a fairly quick train ride) from the streets and feasts of London – if you’re looking for something a bit different to the city slicking then we’ve got good news.  To save you some planning time, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Surrey spots and [...]

The perfect location for a Bridgerton inspired escape

It’s no small secret that Bridgerton has taken the world by storm, amassing a huge following and breaking records left, right and centre. With season three filming already underway we thought we would take you for a little trip to the land of Bridgerton – which just so happens to be right down the road [...]

Top 5 things to do in Kingston Upon Thames

One of the (many) good things about Craven House is our location. Not only do we have the spectacular Hampton Court Palace right on our doorstep, but we’re also less than ten minutes drive from the bustling town of Kingston Upon Thames. Bursting with shops, restaurants, theatre and events, Kingston is a lovely spot to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]