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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 Claygate

Claygate is a pretty Surrey village with a lovely parade with restaurants and cafes a-plenty. Here are our top five options for eating out during your stay.

What’s on near Hampton Court this summer?

There is so much going on in and around Hampton Court this summer, so we’ve rounded up five different categories of fun. Whether you’re a Music Lover, Theatre Fan, Outdoor Adventurer, Sporting Fanatic or Foodie, there’s something for everyone.

Top Surrey Schools for 2023

Surrey schools are renowned for being exceptional – both independent and state primary and secondary schools. We’ve rounded up ten of the top schools in Surrey to help with your search.

Dog friendly accommodation in Hampton Court

We’re really lucky to be in a great location for pets. With ample local parks and tow paths for exercise and lots of pet-friendly eateries you’ll all feel right at home. Here are some of our favourites:

Our favourite pubs and restaurants near Hampton Court

We’ve rounded up some of the best pubs and restaurants near Hampton Court, now all you have to do is pick one (or two… or three!) and enjoy.

Child-friendly restaurants near Hampton Court

We know that Craven House is a favourite spot for family groups and so we have rounded up our top recommendations for kid-friendly restaurants and cafes in and around Hampton Court. When you visit us this year, you’ll be spoiled for choice and won’t have to lift a finger in the kitchen – a true sign of a good holiday. Read on for more:

Our pick of local shops for great gifts

Here at Craven House we’ve got easy access to the shops of Kingston and London, but we’re also lucky enough to have a bustling high street packed full of independent, local shops. If you’re visiting us before Christmas you might want to do a spot of shopping in the area so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to visit while you’re here.

The Best places for Afternoon Tea in Surrey

We might have to agree to disagree about whether it’s cream or jam first, but we can agree that afternoon tea is a big treat. Luckily, afternoon tea in Surrey is a real institution and we are surrounded by so many truly delicious options in south west London we’re totally spoiled for choice!

10 things to know about Hampton Court Palace

Here at Craven House we’re really lucky to call the spectacular Hampton Court Palace one of our closest neighbours. We know that it’s a big draw card for visiting south-west London and so we thought we would gather some of our favourite facts for a little game of ‘did you know?’ just in case you’re planning a visit soon.

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 […]

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 [...]

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