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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.

6 of the best cafes near Hampton Court Palace

If you are in need of good coffee, cake or a quick lunch, we recommend a visit to any of these lovely cafes near Hampton Court Palace and our apartments!

Our Top Tips For Renovations In South West London

Mid renovations? Here’s a list of nearby contractors and interior companies we highly recommend for everything from tiles and designers to gardens and pools.

Festive Greetings From Hampton Court

I’d like to wish you all a happy and memorable festive season. May it be filled with joy, laughter, good food, and spent with the people you love.

Surrey Gift Guide

Here at Craven House, we’re lucky enough to have lots of independent, local shops near us. We’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to visit while you’re here.

London With Kids – Top 6 Places To Stay

We are quite certain that London is near the top of most people’s bucket lists. Streets packed full of museums, theatre shows, flagship stores, spectacular parks, royal residences and more serve as quite the drawing card for visitors. You don’t often think of a big, metropolitan city being a great holiday destination for kids but we are here to tell you that London is just the spot for a family vacation. We know that visiting London with kids can seem like an overwhelming idea so we’ve done some of the work for you and rounded up some of our top places to stay, with a few recommended activities for while you’re there.

Exercise and classes near Hampton Court

With its vast green spaces, Royal Parks, winding river and hills, Surrey is quite the hotspot for exercise pursuits. Here at Craven House we have the benefit of being within reach of everything from gyms and outdoor swimming to paddleboarding, golf, horse riding and hiking. The range of exercise classes near Hampton Court are numerous and ranging – you will definitely find something to suit all ages, stage and abilities. Here are just a few of our favourite options, for those of you who prefer to stay active on your travels.

South West London – A Guide to Relocating

At Craven House we often play home-away-from-home to families that are relocating to South West London while they get a feel for the area, visit schools and find their own space. Whether they’ve come from across the UK or across the world, our serviced apartments offer everything they need at an extremely busy time of their lives. The comfort of an apartment as opposed to a hotel can’t be underestimated, especially if they are travelling with kids.

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.

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 […]

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:

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