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The London Classic Car Show 2017

The London Classic Car Show 2017 starts this month. 23rd of February!

If you like fast cars, or have a real enthusiasm for collecting or following classic cars, then The London Classic Car Show is a must this February.

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This annual classic car show provides the perfect excuse to visit & stay in London for all budding classic car experts and enthusiasts. The show celebrates the best dealers, products, and manufacturers, past and present.  It’s the capital's biggest classic car event so not to be missed.

The show is set at ExCeL, a premier events venue within London, and is easily accessible by public transport and road. A huge attraction of the show is the indoor driving runway where classic cars are fired up and driven so that you can see these wonderful classics come to life in all their glory.

Stay in London for The London Classic Car Show 2017

Opening times for the show from the 23rd of February are as follows;

Official opening at 12 noon on Thursday, 23rd February 2017 by Jacky Ickx (a Belgian former racing driver who won the 24 Hours of Le Mans six times, achieved eight wins and 25 podium finishes in Formula One, won the Can-Am Championship in 1979 and is a former winner of the Dakar Rally.)

Thursday 3pm-9:30pm, Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Many events during the show are planned with over 200 companies exhibiting, such as the Gala evening where you can see live, exclusive interviews with famous motoring celebrities, such as the six-time Le Mans winner Jacky Ickx.  Added to this, you’ll be able to join the celebration of 70 years of Ferrari, with a huge display of this iconic brand, together for the very first time and worth over £120 million in total!  Admission costs start from £18, and this includes entry to its sister show, Celebrating Historic Motor Sport, which should persuade you to make a weekend of your visit to London.

For more details of presentations at London’s Classic Car Show, please see the link below.

http://www.thelondonclassiccarshow.co.uk/

Should you wish to make your visit to The London Classic Car Show into a mini city break, or extend it longer for a London vacation, we at Euracom can help to arrange your stay in a London serviced apartment.

The Canary Wharf Boardwalk serviced apartments, for example, would be the perfect base to stay for The London Classic Car Show.  Featuring a fantastic selection of great apartments, many with views of the waterfront, these apartments are located within the bustling business centre of London. Restaurants and stylish shops abound in the area and there are excellent links to the very centre of the tourist area. For cultural enthusiasts, the Docklands museum and the famous Canary Wharf are nearby whilst for those visiting the Classic Car Show, the Excel Exhibition Centre is just a short journey away. With a contemporary feel, incorporating integrated appliances, equipment and its own balcony, prices for these one and two bedroom apartments start from only £139 per night and provide a luxury home away from home, allowing far more freedom & privacy than a hotel whilst being considerably cheaper than an equivalent hotel. Amenities include:

  • Concierge / security / reception/ lifts
  • Daily or weekly linen change/ daily cleaning service
  • Desk / workspace/ dining table & chairs
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ tea / coffee making facilities/dishwasher in some apartments
  • Door entry phone/DVD player/ radio / Alarm clock
  • Laundry
  • Non- smoking apartments
  • Onsite restaurants / bars
  • Toiletries provided/welcome pack available
  • TV / Freeview/ telephone/ Wifi

Get further details on our Canary Wharf Boardwalk luxury serviced apartments or Make a reservation › 

For a more extended stay these apartments are also available on a weekly basis from £976p/w

Canary Wharf Boardwalk luxury serviced apartments London

So why not fix the date in your diary, book your serviced apartment & experience both spectacular shows, The London Classic Car Show & its sister show Celebrating Historic Motor Sport for a truly memorable stay in London this February.

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By Rob at 8 Feb 2017

Visit London for London Fashion Week 2017

February is a great time to visit London for London Fashion Week! 

London Fashion Week starts Friday the 17th of February, your chance to see the crème de la crème of style!

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Those wishing to experience the crème de la crème of style during London Fashion week, from Friday 17th February to Tuesday 21st February, will see some of the top contributions from leading designers, such as the award winning, British born Jasper Conran (OBE), who trained in New York during the 1970’s and was a founding member of London Fashion Week.   London Fashion Week also showcases the likes of Julien Macdonald (OBE) who was appointed lead designer to Chanel after being spotted by Karl Lagerfield in the 1990’s, as well as up and coming designers such as Sophia Webster, who combines sophistication with feminine designs.

Reserve your serviced apartment for London Fashion Week now.

For more details of the shows and presentations scheduled for London Fashion Week please visit: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/Schedule

If attending London Fashion Week from afar or if you just fancy spending some time exploring London, we have the perfect serviced apartments available to rent for the duration of your stay.

Kensington Queens Gate serviced apartments, are conveniently situated in South Kensington.  For a nightly rate from only £185p/n. This contemporary Victorian building is the perfect choice for those visiting London during London Fashion Week. This venue includes studios, duplexes and one and two bedroom apartments. Its close proximity to many of London’s shops and most famous attractions, such as The Natural History / Science Museum, make it an excellent location to savour London’s sights, whilst not paying a fortune for the equivalent of 4-star hotel services.  As well as being just a short distance to the Strand, (where much of London Fashion Week is held), on London’s historic underground, you will experience your own fully self-contained apartment, in a beautiful building, with many of the amenities listed below included within the price.

  • Air conditioning/ concierge / security / reception
  • Daily or weekly linen change and daily cleaning service
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/ laundry/ with dishwasher (in some apartments)
  • Lifts/ lobby / waiting area/ Non- smoking apartments
  • Tea / coffee making facilities and toiletries provided
  • TV / Freeview/ Wi fi and welcome pack

If you want an apartment which still maintains its classic Victorian features, whilst being tastefully designed with that modern feel, then Kensington Queen’s Gate serviced apartments are for you.

Get further details on our Kensington Queens Gate serviced apartments or Make a reservation ›

For an extended stay these apartments are also available on a weekly basis from £1296p/w.

Kensington Queen's Gate Apartments London SW7, Holiday Rentals & Long Term Stays.

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By Rob at 1 Feb 2017

Staying in London on business

For people coming to London & staying in London on business, it can be a real headache to find the perfect accommodation, with suitable surroundings and location, to suit all your needs. Using a hotel is certainly a convenient option, yet hotels work out extremely expensive and are very impersonal, unlike some of the excellent serviced apartment rentals which are available in the capital. These provide cost effective alternatives to hotel stays, making company budgets stretch much further than if a similar standard of hotel were used. Serviced apartment rentals have far more to offer business travellers, compared to traditional hotels; privacy, comfort and security to name but a few.  What’s more, with more services and amenities, along with often double the space of an equivalent hotel room, for up to 25% less than hotel accommodation prices.

Whether you have visited London before, for either business or pleasure, you will know, as with anywhere you stay, that there is a vast array of accommodation available, some good, some bad.  To help you search more effectively for the apartment that ticks all the boxes, contact us at Euracom.  We are a reputable company able to provide the knowledge and expertise you need when looking for a great serviced apartment, in the right London location.  Which is especially important if you are an overseas business or corporate client, unfamiliar with London, who wishes to rent for staff and executives travelling to & working in London.

Staying in London on business or renting apartments for corporate employees

We know its stressful finding great serviced apartments in the right London locations, even for those who know the capital well.  At Euracom we specialise in providing the ideal solution for any business looking to rent an apartment in London.  We offer spacious, yet affordable apartments in the best locations, with the comfort, security and privacy that is so vitally important to both staff and executives travelling to & working in London.  Our corporate apartments are available for both long and short stay business lets and are conveniently situated within the heart of London’s commercial district. Such areas include; The City of London, The West End, Canary Wharf, Kensington, Knightsbridge and Chelsea.

All apartments have easy access to local amenities and excellent transport links.

Euracom takes the hassle out of renting and searching for apartments by providing a Personal apartment finder service.  We can save you time, reduce expenses and ensure that you and your employees receive an excellent stay in one of our fabulous serviced corporate apartments.  Our apartments provide a relaxing atmosphere after a busy day, are fully equipped and elegantly furnished to a very high standard.  With sufficient space for working, entertaining and business meetings, these apartments offer far more than any hotel room, giving you the facilities needed to help ensure a successful London business trip.

At Euracom we aim to make it as easy as possible for your business to locate the perfect serviced apartment for any executives London business trip, while making their stay in London as hassle-free and pleasurable as possible, giving them the flexibility that living in their own space provides. We have an extensive range of corporate apartments for rent to suit every budget, from the economical one-bedroom studio apartment, suitable for short stays, to more luxurious 4 bedroom apartments, ideally suited for longer term rentals for multiple employees or an employee on a long-term assignment accompanied by their family.

The following apartments are a great choice for businesses looking for Corporate Accommodation within London.

Hyde Park - Sussex Gardens

This Grade ll listed grand Victorian terrace has been restored to an excellent standard in this very affluent, urban oasis.  Dating back to 1840 its 63 luxury serviced apartments include the following as standard;

  • Private self-contained space with own living room, bathroom and fully equipped kitchen
  • High spec apartments
  • Concierge / security / reception / lifts
  • Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi
  • Fresh towels and bed linen
  • VAT and utility bills included

The serviced apartments include 23 studios, 36 one bedroom apartments and 4 two-bedroom suites. Situated adjacent to Kensington Gardens, they are easily accessible to Hyde Park, Notting Hill Gate, Paddington and Marble Arch.  Within easy reach of all the commercial and business districts, these apartments provide ‘high end’ living, yet are just a stone’s throw away from your workplace. This ultimate city living experience is ideally suited to both business travellers and families seeking a leisurely vacation.  If you want stunning Victorian architecture mingled with contemporary design and comfort, then these apartments are for you.

Gate House Apartments - Tower Bridge

Centrally located on London's South Bank, these private apartments have easy access to the financial district and to all the iconic London landmarks, making them perfect for visitors on business or tourists. Combining history and new technology, these buildings are based around an old brewery, yet are tastefully complemented by a fabulous new development boasting a gym, enabling downtime after a hard day. These apartments provide the ideal base if you enjoy the "café culture" side of London, as conveniently located within the atrium area is a café – a good place to chill or meet clients for breakfast.

Included as standard these apartments have;

  • Separate living and sleeping areas
  • Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom
  • Spacious accommodation suitable for entertaining or business meetings
  • Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi
  • Concierge / security / reception/ lifts/ central heating

For those seeking close proximity to the vibrancy of London’s tourist hotspots or financial areas, where you have the flexibility to cook, order in, or visit nearby restaurants, then these apartments are for you.

These Corporate Apartments in Central London are available for either short / long term apartment rental with very competitive rates.

Our services have been widely used by business executives from around the world and our corporate serviced apartments are the best solution for both long or short term corporate apartment rental in London providing spacious, luxury accommodation which encompasses all the necessary facilities needed to make a business trip successful and comfortable.

For more information contact us or call one of our reservation agents on: +44(0)20 8420 7666

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By Rob at 1 Jan 2017

Living and studying in London as a student

As many people will tell you, ‘student days are the best days of your life’.  Add to that the vibrant atmosphere of the one of the world’s finest capital cities and you have all the ingredients to make your student life one to remember. 

Choosing London as your base during your years of studying makes perfect sense. With many higher education institutions set in and around the city, London makes an attractive and convenient place to study and has so much to offer.  It is a place where you will be inundated with images, culture, atmosphere, people and history. You can pick and choose, combining being a student, spectator or tourist, as everything is so centrally located.  As a student, there are many opportunities to experience new culture, shops, events and people.  Add to that two other student priorities, nightlife and food, which London has in abundance, with its plethora of food markets, eateries and pubs located in the centre, and you then have all the major lifestyle benefits of living and studying in London. 

Living and studying in London as a student. Student accommodation & student apartments in London.

Furthermore, with an excellent, affordable transport network to get around, along with a multitude of museums and art galleries, (many being free), boredom will never set in, even for those students who are on the tightest of budgets. 

If you are seeking greater independence and looking to start your career, London is definitely the place for you.  London helps to connect people, with its proximity to the world stage.  Its status as a leading city results in well renowned companies, like banks, publishers and media companies choosing to make London their headquarters. As a student in London, you can take advantage of such employers providing opportunities like interview training, work experience and internships.  Graduate schemes are also available within the city, making your location and proximity to these ever more vital. 

As an international student, initially student life in London can be daunting, although there are endless opportunities for not only boosting your education and career, but also for friendship and fun. This could be your ideal chance to combine furthering your education and living in one of the most influential and exciting cities in the world.  With its fusion of cultures and unique multicultural character, communities from every corner of the globe have settled in London, bringing new cuisine, customs and influence to the capital, giving it a diversity and richness unlike anywhere else, making you want to stay, sample and explore.

Although studying in London is undoubtedly a highly attractive idea for many, the main factor for students in deciding whether to live and study in London, is their idea of what it will cost to live in the capital. London is a great city, but it can be expensive and it does falter when it comes to affordability. Students can find it hard to make ends meet, even when they are frugal with their money. Yet having a base in London is a real advantage, as its close to some of the worlds leading universities & colleges and especially if you're applying for internships and want real opportunities for employment.

Euracom aims to make student life in London as hassle-free, simple and affordable as possible, allowing you to focus on your studies. We specialise in providing student accommodation and student apartments, perfect for students wishing to rent an apartment in London and we have an extensive range of student apartments for rent to suit all budgets.  The following apartments are a great choice for students wanting to study at university or college in London and looking for cheap student accommodation.

Euracom Study Abroad Student Apartments London, Zone 1

These study abroad student flats are conveniently located in the most popular student areas and are close to the major London universities like UCL and Kings College.  Their central location (within London's 'Zone 1' transport system) allows easy access to the city’s theatres, museums, restaurants, shops and tourist attractions. With a full range of services including fully equipped kitchens, bathrooms and living rooms with Wifi, TV and DVD player, they make the perfect choice of cheap student accommodation for those on a budget.

247 Baker Street student accommodation London, NW1

This great value studio apartment is in a private block, located within walking distance of Regents College and a wide range of eateries, bars, bistros and local attractions such as Regent’s Park, the Sherlock Holmes and Beatles museums and the London Planetarium. Its prime location makes it ideal for both exploring London’s sites and for access to local universities.  Utility bills, along with some furniture and whitegoods (washing machine) are included. A fully equipped kitchen and central heating make this apartment an excellent choice.

Cheap apartments for rent, London Bloomsbury, WC1

These recently refurbished, self-catering budget apartments are ideally located for a short term London stay on a budget, or for a central base to London's university district.  They are central to major attractions like The British Museum, theatre land and Oxford Street.  These simply furnished studio apartments sleep two in either double or twin beds. Services include- Concierge / security / reception and daily or weekly linen change, lifts, lobby/ waiting area.

These student apartments in central London are available for either cheap short / long term apartment rental with very competitive rates.

For more information contact us or call one of our reservation agents on: +44(0)20 8420 7666

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By Rob at 25 Nov 2016

Zeitgeist Poltergeist: London’s Haunted Houses…

In any 2,000 year-old city, there will always be stories of ghosts, spirits, gruesome murders and a whole host of spooky gongs-on that would give the writers of Scooby-Doo ammunition for years. London is no different. If you’re not wearing socks, go and put a pair on because we’re about to scare them right off. Enter here if you dare….

First off, it’s important to note that at Euracom, we keep an open mind on most things. We live in an inclusive and pluralist society where within reason, people can do and say what they like however where ghosts, ghouls and spirits are concerned it must be noted that there is no scientific evidence whatsoever to prove their existence. The evidence is almost entirely anecdotal so when we talk about London’s most haunted places, we cast no aspersions as to whether there is truth behind the story, we just think they are cracking tales!

So where are London’s most haunted places?

50 Berkeley Square in Mayfair has long been honoured with the title of London’s most haunted house. In 1913, Charles Harper wrote a book uninventively titled ‘Haunted Houses’ and he said ‘The haunted house in Berkeley Square was long, one of those things that no country cousin come up from the provinces to London on sightseeing bent, ever willingly missed.’

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50 Berkeley Square

Sadly, original stories get bastardised, twisted and sensationalised but this particular one started with the tenancy of a Mr Myers, a jilted bridegroom, in the 1860s. He moved into a small room at the top of the house and became a recluse. He emerged from his room in the night hours to wander through the rooms and it is said that his ghost haunts the house.

Another tale is that of a man who moved in with his teenage daughters. The fiancé of the elder daughter, a Captain Kentfield, visited his betrothed and when the maid was preparing the room, a series of blood-curdling screams were heard. She was found contorted on the floor muttering ‘don’t let it touch me’. She died the next day.

Unconcerned by the fate of the maid, the Captain decided to spend the night in the room. Thirty minutes after retiring for the night, similar screams were heard, followed by a gunshot. He was found dead on the floor, his face contorted in unimaginable terror.

Just by the way, you can use this list and do your own research to do a tour of your own or you can join a, ahem, ‘frightfully’ good organised tour from London Ghost Walksand Ghost Bus Tours!

Here’s a list of some of London’s most haunted places…

Where: The Queen’s House, Romney Road, Greenwich, London SW10
What: Two ghostly figures were seen ascending the stairs in a photograph taken by a Canadian couple in 1966. The couple confirmed the staircase was empty and despite close scrutiny by photographic experts, no explanation was forthcoming as to the two figures in the picture, other than that they must have been there when the pic was taken…
Scare Factor: 6/10

Where: Sutton House, 2 – 4 Homerton High Street, London E9
What: Dogs can be heard wailing in the middle of the night and when dogs are brought to the house hey often stop rigid at the foot of the painted staircase, their hackles raised, apparently transfixed by something they can see on the stairs but which remains invisible to humans…
Scare Factor: 7/10

Where: The Grenadier Pub, Wilton Row, London SW1
What: A soldier was caught cheating at cards and was punished with such severity by his comrades that he died. A solemn, silent spectre has been seen moving slowly across the low-ceilinged rooms, as well as objects moving or disappearing and an icy chill that lasts for days…
Scare Factor: 7/10

Where: The Viaduct Tavern, Newgate Street, London EC1
What: The City’s last gin palace was undergoing renovations in the 1990s and as workmen took up the floorboards, one felt a tap on his shoulder. His mate was on the other side of the room and minutes later it happened again. As he was about to return to his chores, both men watched as the heavy carpet, that lay rolled up by the window, was lifted into the air and dropped heavily onto the floor…
Scare Factor: 8/10

Where: The Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC4
What: In 1811, a bank employee was found guilty of forgery and hanged. The news was kept from his devoted sister who turned up enquiring on her brother’s whereabouts. A clerk blurted out the grim news by mistake. It freaked her out.  Dressed in a long black veil, she became known as the ‘Bank Nun’ and turned up every day asking for her brother. She was treated with respect but in time, she was offered a sum of money to stay away. She did in life, but in death, a different story. Every so often, a weary woman dressed like a nun approaches bankers on their way home on Threadneedle Street and with sad eyes, politely asks ‘have you seen my brother…’
Scare Factor: 8/10

Where: St. Botolph’s Church, Bishopsgate, London EC3
What: In 1982, photographer Chris Brackley was inside St. Boltoph’s with his wife and he took a picture of the altar. When it was developed, he noticed a shrouded figure standing in the top right corner on the balcony. The image was scrutinised by experts who determined there was no double exposure and his kit was fully functional. The only possible explanation was that there was actually someone up there. Some years later, Chris was contacted by a builder who was doing some restoration work and inadvertently disturbed a pile of coffins. One opened to reveal a well-preserved body of a woman who face bears an uncanny resemblance to the ghostly figure in the picture taken years before…
Scare Factor: 9/10

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Sleep well tonight…

By Rob at 29 Apr 2016

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