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Top 10 things to do in London this Bank Holiday

It seems that Spring is finally creeping up on us after the eternally long winter, bringing (hopefully), warmer weather, allowing us to enjoy the wealth of seasonal activities on offer in our glorious capital.

With the forthcoming Spring Bank Holiday, (26th to 28th May) on the horizon, London venues are gearing up for the forthcoming season.  Here are our top ten picks for you to get out and about.  Activities cater for both young and old, ensuring something for everyone. So why not shed that winter wardrobe, don those shorts and get out and about without delay?

Aside from the usual famous attractions, like The Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, there are loads of other superb things to see and do during the extended Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

  1. The City Visitor Trail (www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visit-the-city/walks)

    This is a must for those on a sightseeing mission!  The 90 minute, self-guided tour enables you to find many of London’s hidden gems, feast on its world famous attractions and experience the great culture, history and heritage of the capital’s famous Square Mile.  Combine this with taking a well-deserved rest in one of the great eateries on route and you have the makings of a very memorable outing.  Free City Visitor Trail maps are available from the City Information Centre, located opposite St Paul's Cathedral, or you can download the app for your mobile.

  1. All Points Equal, Victoria Park 28th May (allpointseastfestival.com)

    This is a day of free activities celebrating the 100th anniversary of votes for women. The venue, Victoria Park, is significant, as this was the end destination of Sylvia Pankhurst’s 1913/1914 processions. There are a variety of workshops on offer such as banner-making, children’s theatre and aerial circus performances.  Outdoor screenings, along with a participatory performance of a Suffragette rally and live music featuring various brass bands, add to the atmosphere.  A street food Market and pop-up bars will also be available.

  1. Early Man Family Fun Day, Museum of London, 28th May (museumoflondon.org.uk)

    For a range of drop-in, family-friendly activities, visit The Museum of London this Bank Holiday Monday, for a foray back into the Stone Age.  Free screenings of ‘Early Man’ a recent Aardman film, will take you back to the time when prehistoric creatures roamed the earth.  The caveman hero, Dug and his tribe, take on Lord Nooth, voiced by Tom Hiddleston, to save their home.  Other child friendly activities include handling real prehistoric artefacts and learning the art of flint-making using soap, along with other drop in activities.

  1. Spot Angry Birds at Madame Tussauds  7th May – July (madametussauds.co.uk)

    Since first opening over 200 years ago, millions have visited this iconic establishment to see its famous wax figures, past and present.  It remains just as popular today as it ever was.  Much of its success is how the venue has moved with the times, and people are still just as curious as they have ever been.  One of its most recent attractions features the characters Red, Chuck and Bomb, who make their debut this May, ahead of the release of the Angry Birds Movie.  

  1. Visit the Natural History Museum

    This year’s summer season sees the beginning of this fine museum’s transformation into a museum fit for the future. Within the glorious Hintze Hall, a huge blue whale skeleton has now joined the plethora of other natural marvels, helping to tell the story of evolution and the part we play in our planet’s future.  The 83 foot long whale skeleton forms an important part of the hundreds of new specimens across several floors, which includes ten other star specimens within the museum’s ‘wonder bays’.  Further highlights include the dinosaur section, where you can meet a roaring T-Rex whilst the ground shakes beneath you on the earthquake simulator.  A venue not to be missed!

  1. Feria De Londres, South Bank 25th-27th  May (feriadelondres.com)

    Why not join this vibrant celebration of Spanish cuisine and culture?  It’s inspired by the annual spring fairs that take place in Andalucia, Spain and takes place in Bernie Spain Gardens on the South Bank of the Thames.  The festival includes interactive workshops, live Spanish music and Flamenco dancing shows, as well as a range of activities suitable for all ages, including arts and crafts, face painting and hair styling.  The glorious setting of the South Bank be buzzing with a colourful display of ‘casetas’ (booths) all serving delicious Spanish delicacies, like tapas, Iberico ham, tortillas, pimientos de padron and churros, and you’ll also be able to experience many of the region’s wines and cocktails. Tio Pepe, one of Spain’s favourite fino producers, will be there, hosting a series of sherry masterclasses.

  1. Picnic at Hampton Court Palace 26th May- 2ndJun (www.hrp.org.uk)

    For a super family day out why how about head off to Hampton Court Palace to see a resurgence of some of Britain’s most gruesome characters being brought back to life in an open-air performance of Horrible Histories?  Prepare yourselves for a unique production of Horrible Histories live on stage, where you’ll not only learn about Britain’s past but also experience some of the nasty bits too!  Whilst you’re there you could also confront mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements and besiege the towers whilst exploring the Magic Garden’s secret grotto.  Each area represents some of the legends and stories relating to the palaces’ fabulous history.  After this innovative way of exploring the past with your family, you could then go on to discover real objects and hidden stories of Britain’s history, in and around the palace. Well worth a visit.

  1. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 22nd-26th May (www.rhs.org.uk)

    This superb flower extravaganza returns again this year with even bigger, better and more thrilling floral displays. The 12,000 sq ft Great Pavilion marquee will feature the finest displays from the world’s best growers and nurseries. This year’s ‘health and wellbeing’ gardens will help to demonstrate how plants and green spaces improve lives, whilst other features include the ‘Space to Grow’ Gardens, which will provide suggestions for those with smaller, urban gardens.  On Friday 25th May, the Chelsea Late Event also enables visitors to combine seeing the show with bands, wandering artists and an artisan food market.

  1. Festival of Science (Space) -Albert Hall - 5thMay-10thJuly(www.royalalberthall.com)

    Supported by the UK Space Agency, and as part of their inaugural Festival of Science, the Royal Albert Hall celebrates and explores space through a range of concerts, talks, screenings and comedy events, for space and sci-fi fans whatever their age.  This unmissable intergalactic experience, spectacularly celebrates the wonder of space in the iconic setting of one of the world’s most beautiful venues. Culture at its best!  

  1. Visit London Zoo 26th May-3rd June (campaign.zsl.org/londonheroesandvillains/)

    The kids will love donning their capes this bank holiday in a novel way for them to learn about the threats facing wildlife.  London Zoo’s ‘Superheroes and Villains’ excellent celebration of the world’s most incredible wildlife and their amazing super powers, enables them to meet the zoo’s own ‘superheroes’, tirelessly striving to protect vulnerable animals from many of the planet’s greatest villains. You’ll encounter some of the world’s environmental super-villains and discover just what we can do to help the animals fight back.  So dust off that Batman outfit and join in the fun!

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If you intend to extend your visit to make the most of all these bank holiday events, we at Euracom can help you to find the perfect serviced apartment at a most economical rate.  Take a look at these 3 examples of the amazing London Serviced Apartments we offer.   

Luxury serviced apartments London, Great Portland Street, Marylebone W1W

Luxury serviced apartments London, Great Portland Street, Marylebone W1W

Located near the tranquil Regent’s Park, yet close to the bustling West End, these luxury serviced apartments provide an excellent base for exploring London’s famous landmarks, theatres and restaurants.  From just £700 for a 1 bedroom apartment sleeping 2, these fully equipped, stylish apartments offer a balcony or terrace, gym, spa, health club & private jacuzzi & sauna.  They are perfect for holidaying, with easy access to all the entertainment London has to offer, including Madame Tussauds and London Zoo.

Features include;

  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Central heating
  • Concierge / security / reception/ conference / meeting room available/ Door entry phone/ Lifts
  • Daily or weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service
  • DVD player/ Radio / Alarm clock/ Satellite TV/ Wi-fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Gym in building or nearby/ Private jacuzzi & sauna/Spa

More about our Luxury serviced apartments London, Great Portland Street ›

Luxury serviced apartments in London, Sloane Gardens SW1

Corporate serviced apartments London, Creechurch  EC3

These splendid Victorian, luxury short stay apartments are set within London's exclusive Sloane Square. Close to the exclusive Knightsbridge’s famous shops, they provide the perfect base within central London for a family stay.  From £2184 p/w, these elegant serviced apartments are located within a mansion block dating back to the 19thC and boast Queen Anne high windows along with other grand features. They are finished to the highest standard with a unique character, making them the ideal, high-quality London accommodation. If you are seeking individual design, reflecting the very best of traditional English decoration, then these apartments are for you.  Close to many local cafes and restaurants, they are also convenient for visits to many museums within the locality, such as The Natural History Museum.  

Features include;

  • Air conditioning/ Central heating
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Lifts/ Room service available/ Welcome pack available
  • Daily or weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Desk / workspace/Dining table & chairs
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Telephone/TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi

More about our Luxury serviced apartments in London, Sloane Gardens SW1 ›

Southbank serviced apartments Waterloo, central London SE1

Southbank serviced apartments Waterloo, central London SE1

These spectacular, high quality Southbank serviced apartments are perfect for corporate guests and holiday makers alike.  They offer views over many major attractions like Big Ben and the London Eye, which are just a stone’s throw away. They provide a superb place to relax after a hard day sightseeing, whilst being close enough to Southbank and its huge variety of restaurants, bars and attractions, giving you the best of both worlds. Ranging from £171p/n for a 1 bedroom apartment, sleeping 2, these contemporary apartments feature floor to ceiling windows, allowing spectacular panoramic views over London. Each high quality apartment offers spacious city living, with fully equipped kitchens and luxurious bathrooms. If you want to explore many of London's cultural and historic sites, then these superb apartments are ideal.

  • Bathroom/ Hairdryer available
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Iron / Ironing board/Breakfast available/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Central heating/ Concierge / security / reception/ Safe/dry cleaning facilities available/ Self check-in
  • Daily cleaning service/ Laundry/ Welcome pack available
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Meet & greet arrival service
  • DVD player/ Radio / Alarm clock/Telephone/TV/Freeview/Wi-fi

More about our Southbank serviced apartments Waterloo, central London SE1 ›

By Rob at 12 May 2018

Book your perfect London serviced apartment

So you’ve decided to make a trip to London, our lovely capital city.  Yet finding reasonably priced, comfortable accommodation in the right location can be difficult, especially if you have never visited the city before, don’t know the area, or simply don’t have the time to do the research.

It therefore makes sense to use a reputable company such as Euracom to remove all the stress from finding that perfect serviced apartment, at a price you can afford, in the central location that meets all your needs.

To help you out, try using this simple step by step guide to selecting and reserving your perfect London serviced apartment.

  1. Visit http://www.euracom.co.uk

    This will enable you to search all of our apartments and locations, find the one you want and make a reservation or booking with us for your perfect serviced apartment stay. Navigate our site via each of the main navigation tabs, which can be seen below.

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    The First Steps  

    Some people prefer to talk to someone regarding your booking requirements, and if so, the quickest way of course to get answers to your questions, is to call us or arrange for a call-back at a time that suits you. Please be as specific as possible when detailing your needs and we’ll compile a list of apartments that meet your personal requirements. Call us now: +44(0)20 8420 7666

    However, if you’d rather contact us via e-mail, simply provide us with a few details. We’ll then get back to you as soon as we can.

    In both instances, please include:

    1. Your Name
    2. Your Company Name (if applicable)
    3. Your e-mail address / phone number
    4. Your basic requirements

    Alternatively, with a few short clicks on Euracom’s comprehensive web site, you’ll be able to book the holiday or corporate accommodation that is most suitable for you, at a price you’ll adore. It’s that simple!

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    Whatever you're searching for, be it a holiday apartment rental, luxury or budget accommodation or corporate living, Euracom have the apartment in London to suit you. We charge per apartment not per person - with a minimum stay of just two nights, or as specified.

    Below are just 3 examples of what we can offer…

    1. Corporate serviced apartments London, Creechurch EC3

      Corporate serviced apartments London, Creechurch  EC3

      Situated in a quiet courtyard close to the River Thames but within London’s financial district, this area is full of historical landmarks such as the Monument and St. Paul's Cathedral. These excellent, corporate self-catering apartments offer excellent links to London’s West End/ theatre land, as they are within walking distance of many of London’s underground stations for easy travel connections.  From just £180p/n, our newly renovated Creechurch serviced apartments have been converted from a tea warehouse into high spec 1/2 bedroom apartments. They are also perfect for easy access to the City.

      Features include:

        • Bathroom
        • Daily or weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service
        • Door entry phone/ Meet & greet arrival service/ Welcome pack available
        • DVD player/ Radio / Alarm clock/ Telephone/ TV / Freeview
        • Fully equipped kitchen/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
        • Hairdryer available/ Iron / Ironing board/Wi-fi

      More about our Corporate apartments London Creechurch EC3 ›

    2. Hyde Park Suites serviced apartment rentals Hyde Park, London W2

      Hyde Park Suites serviced apartment rentals Hyde Park, London W2

      Located close to the lovely Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, these serviced apartments provide the perfect short-stay accommodation in London.  You’ll find a range of different restaurants, coffee shops, and supermarkets within close proximity along with popular tourist spots like Oxford Street and The Albert Hall.  With excellent transport links to the rest of London, these holiday rental apartments are in an ideal location for sightseeing.  With nightly prices from £80, each modern, cosy apartment features a fully equipped kitchen, giving you the flexibility to dine ‘in house’.

      Features include:

        • Bathroom/ en-suite in some apartments
        • Concierge / security / reception/ Secure storage facilities
        • Daily or weekly linen change/Daily cleaning service
        • Duplex-style apartment/ Dining table & chairs
        • Fully equipped kitchen
        • Hairdryer available/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi
        • Kitchen / kitchenette/ Iron / Ironing board
        • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available

      More about our Hyde Park Suites serviced apartment rentals Hyde Park, London W2 ›

    3. Corporate serviced apartments London Bridge SE1

      Corporate  serviced apartments London Bridge SE1

      These modern, stylish serviced apartments are situated in the heart of historic London and provide the ideal place for both business stays and short vacations.  Just a short walk from London Bridge Station, these fabulous corporate serviced apartments offer good access to both the Northern and Jubilee underground lines, making the trip to the financial district & London’s famous landmarks, easy.  Many local attractions include the famous Borough Food market, The Tate Modern, London Dungeons and The Tower of London. With nightly rates from £129, these serviced apartments were designed by award winning architects.  Each apartment boasts stunning views across the London landscape, with many apartments featuring floor to ceiling glazing in the living room.  Giving you that ‘home from home’ feel, the apartments are the ideal base for business travellers who are looking to rent a corporate serviced apartment, as well as holidaymakers who are seeking affordable, yet comfortable accommodation in a central setting.

      Features include:

      • Air conditioning/ Central heating
      • Daily or weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
      • Concierge / security / reception/ Grocery store nearby/ Lobby / waiting area
      • Dining table & chairs
      • Bathroom/ Toiletries provided
      • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some apartments/ Tea / coffee making facilities
      • DVD player/ Radio / Alarm clock/ Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi

      More about our Corporate serviced apartments London Bridge SE1 ›

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    Whether you’re seeking student rental, corporate accommodation or a luxury apartment for that special vacation, you’ll find it in this section of our website.  Your search is made quick and easy because of the easily navigable headings.  Simply click on a sub heading from the drop down menu and you’ll be able to view a range of apartments in each category, enabling you to select the perfect apartment that suits both your needs and budget restrictions.

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    This is the area where you can make your apartment reservation.  You’ll need to complete all the details on the given form to provide us with your reservation requests, like, for example, where you’d like your apartment to be situated, your budget, the apartment type, along with the number of people that need to be accommodated and any special requirements you may have.   We’ll also require your arrival/departure date, to allow us to check availability.  The form will also ask for your contact and payment details, so ensure you fill them in carefully.  The minimum period of stay is two nights, although some apartments require longer periods of minimum stay, so consider this when booking.

    After receiving your reservation request, we’ll find the apartment meeting your specific requirements and contact you to discuss this.  Once your booking form is received, our staff will carefully check everything that has been agreed, along with any other correspondence.  We’ll send you an invoice clearly stating the amount you’ll need to pay, along with our bank details. 

    Once paid, you’ll receive a new invoice showing your payment as received and applied, along with a voucher which you’ll need to print off, (unless it’s one of Euracom’s own properties), which needs to be presented on arrival.

    We’ll also send you, via e mail, relevant information, including check in/check out times, map, nearest underground stations, details of the surrounding areas including grocery stores etc.  For an additional cost we can even arrange airport collection.  Our devoted team of experienced staff will ensure that you receive the very best service, at rates better than the equivalent accommodation within a hotel. 

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    Check out the testimonials

    If you are in any doubt, then please take a look at some testimonials from many of our satisfied customers, who will vouch for the excellent service that we provide.  From the safe booking procedures, to the great locations and sumptuous apartments that we provide.  Recommendations such as these speak for themselves and prove that our customer’s needs are paramount.  Our personal apartment finders will go that extra mile to match your requirements, making your experience of finding and renting a London apartment as easy as possible, no matter what your budget or wherever in the capital you want to stay.  Euracom will cater for your every whim, ensuring a truly great stay in one of the most glorious cities in the world.

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    To reassure you, if you have any concerns or queries, however small, you can contact us with details of your questions. Our experienced staff will get back to you within 24 hours. You can call us on +44 020 8420 7666 or leave your details on the form to send a message. Rest assured that we will deal with your issue and get back to you as soon as we can.

  8. Summary

    Your guide to booking with Euracom at a glance-

    Remember these pointers

    1. Choose location
    2. Decide on your budget
    3. Select Criteria ( what you need)
    4. Make your reservation / booking
    5. Pay using either credit or debit card
    6. Read sent details of check in / check out etc
    7. Print out confirmation email and present on arrival
    8. Enjoy your stay!
By Rob at 6 Apr 2018

Celebrate in London this May

Footy Fans and Royal Watchers Unite for London’s Fantastic Celebrations this May

For those out there who are keen royalists and football enthusiasts to boot (get the pun), you must think that all your Christmases have come at once!

The up and coming nuptials of our charming Prince Harry and his beloved ‘Suits’ actress Meghan Markle on May 19th, is reason enough to make your way to London this spring to celebrate.  Added to this the FA cup final taking place on the same day, and you have a marriage made in heaven!

These must-see events will cast a frenzy of excitement over London and its suburbs during this splendid weekend, making it the place to be, ensure you book early to secure your perfectly located serviced apartment from which to enjoy the festivities.

The Royal Wedding

Certainly, everyone loves a wedding, especially a royal one, and especially one where the groom is perhaps the most popular young royal ever, with his rugged looks, roguish antics of the past and most sincere nature, like his mother, Princess Diana.  It is therefore no surprise that we regard this wedding as a special event in our history.  A wedding such as this, involving a senior member of the royal family, (Harry is currently 5th in line to the throne), is seen as an important occasion, and as such, will attract huge national and international attention and coverage.  Although it’s likely to be on a smaller scale than the wedding of his brother Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011, which took place in the vast expanse of Westminster Abbey, (capable of holding 2,000 guests), Harry and Meghan’s venue, in St George’s Chapel, will be far a far more intimate affair, holding only 800. 

Book your London serviced apartment for the May Royal Wedding

Expect still to see though, a wealth of royal guests, along with A-List celebrities.  Anyone who is anyone will be angling for a royal wedding invitation right now.  It is rumoured that Sir Elton John, a close friend of Princess Diana, has cancelled several of his Las Vegas gigs over that weekend, so it seems likely that he’ll be there, whilst no royal wedding would be complete without the Beckham’s, who are close friends of both William and Harry.  Hopefully, if Sir David does attend, he won’t make the same faux pas as he did at William and Kate’s wedding, when he overlooked correct procedure, as he inadvertently wore his OBE medal, received for his services to British football back in 2003, on the wrong lapel!  He was suitably embarrassed by his rusty etiquette and righted the oversight after being discreetly alerted by another honouree, much to the relief of Posh, I’m sure!

The couple’s choice of venue, the 14th C, awe inspiring, St George’s chapel, is more personal to Harry, as this was where he was baptised when just 3 months old, and is where his beloved Great Grandmother, The Queen Mother, rests.  It is also a more convenient venue for Her Majesty the Queen, as Windsor is where she resides for the much of the year.  Considered one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in England, the chapel has hosted many royal weddings in the past, including that of Edward V11th to Princess Alexandra and Prince Edward to Sophie Rhys Jones. Although Windsor Castle will obviously be closed to the public during the marriage festivities, it is one of London’s greatest tourist attractions throughout the year, attracting millions of visitors, and well worth a visit.

Excitement about royal weddings isn’t a new occurrence, and historical documents show that it’s not just the marriages of heirs to the throne that have been the focus of attention. Weddings of younger siblings, such as Prince Harry, have also been major events.  So why not get yourself down to London this May and join the celebrations? Whether you do this by cheering the happy couple in the streets of Windsor, or within the historical, majestic sites of London itself, you will certainly have a stay to remember.

If you need help finding the right serviced apartment for you, checkout our personal apartment finder service.

The FA Cup Final

If you are out of the running for an invite to the wedding, then a great alternative, especially if you are an avid football fan, would be to get down to Wembley stadium to see a moment of English football history. This is the oldest and longest-running football competition in the world.  Initially having only 15 entries from clubs, it was first held in 1871-72.  Since that time, it has grown continually every year and now boasts hundreds of teams all entering the competition with hopes of getting to the elusive final.  It is usually played at London's Wembley Stadium, although from 2001 to 2006, extensive renovations at Wembley meant that the final was held in Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.  However, from 2007, the FA Cup returned to Wembley’s impressive, newly refurbished, stadium.

Find your serviced apartment for the May FA Cup Final in London

Not everyone is lucky enough, to obtain the prized cup final tickets, so to savour some of the build up to the final and experience all the excitement and frenzy associated with it, you could head off with your mates to watch the match live in one of London’s famous bars, soaking up the atmosphere as you support your favourite team.

The factor that really adds to the excitement is that this competition is a knockout tournament, involving teams from all levels of competition, which means that you have that David and Goliath situation….a small team could surprise everyone by knocking out one of the biggest and best teams in the Premier League! This therefore makes thrilling matches where nobody can really predict the outcome.  So for sports enthusiasts, lover of underdogs and football fanatics alike, this event is one that is etched on the sporting world calendar and therefore not to be missed. 

With some 89,000 fans in attendance at the 2017 final, this is one of the most attended football events in the world.  Last year, the 136th FA cup final was played between Arsenal and Chelsea. Arsenal was victorious in celebrating a 2-1 victory, making them the record holders after winning this prestigious trophy 13 times.  They are now the most successful club in FA Cup history.

As with Windsor Castle, the Stadium is open for tours throughout the year, although these may not be available on some holidays and event days, so check before booking.  Wembley Stadium is an amazing place to savour footballing of the past and retrace your footballing hero’s footsteps.

With the wedding taking place in Windsor and the FA Cup in Wembley, it makes perfect sense to stay within easy reach of the many tube stations that can take you to both venues.  Central London itself will also be buzzing, with, no doubt, giant TV screens to keep the crowds happy, along with a host of activities thrown into the mix.  So, to experience all this excitement, why not make an extended stay from your visit to London this May?

Euracom have a wide range of luxurious, serviced apartments that can make your stay in the capital a memorable one.  With easily accessible transport links to both Windsor and Wembley, our apartments will provide the best of both worlds; A great setting to stay, whilst having excellent travel links nearby, making your trip to witness these spectacular events easy and trouble free.

The following serviced apartments from Euracom are just 3 examples from our amazing portfolio of London serviced apartments.

1. Short stay apartments London E1 Canary Wharf, Trinity Tower

Situated within the prominent 'Tower' building of the Lanterns Court development, Trinity Tower provides luxury facilities ideal for leisure stays in London along with corporate clients who wish to work in London. With easy access to Canary Wharf with its numerous shops, bars and restaurants, these affordable, luxury apartments are also ideally situated if you want to venture a little further afield, due to the excellent transport links. For a nightly fee from just £163p/n, the apartments boast a bright, luxurious, fully furnished, open planned living area complete with fully equipped kitchen. Each apartment has floor to ceiling windows, a spacious hallway, and a bathroom for maximum comfort and convenience.

Short stay apartments London E1 Canary Wharf, Trinity Tower

Other features include:

  • Balcony / Terrace (on request)
  • Bathroom/ Toiletries provided
  • Dining table & chairs/Central heating
  • Concierge / security / reception/ door entry phone/ Lifts/ Meet & greet arrival service/ Safe
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some/ Iron / Ironing board/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer available/ DVD player
  • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Satellite TV/ Telephone/ Radio / Alarm clock/ Air conditioning/ Safe/Wi-fi

More about our short stay apartments London E1 Canary Wharf, Trinity Tower ›

2. Serviced apartments to rent in Covent Garden, London WC2

A slightly cheaper option, starting at £145p/n, is our St. Martins Court serviced apartments, near Leicester Square.  Set in the heart of London’s theatre district near Covent Garden, these apartments are perfect for exploring all central London’s famous attractions. With a variety of restaurants, shops and theatres nearby, these stylish, modern apartments offer excellent short-stay accommodation for those looking to stay in London.  The range of beautifully appointed studios/1-bedroom apartments feature everything you’ll need for a short/ mid-term leisure break.  They offer space, privacy and independence for an experience of central London living that hotels simply can’t match.  Close proximity to the London Tube gives these apartments the best of both worlds- excellent transport links to the rest of London, along with a prime, central location.

Covent Garden St Martins, London corporate serviced apartments WC2

Other features include:

  • Bathroom
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Door entry phone/ Self check-in
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some
  • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Radio / Alarm clock/ Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ DVD player/ Wi-Fi

More about our Covent Garden St Martins, London corporate serviced apartments WC2 ›

3. Corporate serviced apartment rental London Fleet Street, EC4

Located in a quiet courtyard, near to Fleet Street, these corporate apartments were once the home of the British press. They are within walking distance of many of London’s attractions, such as St Paul's Cathedral and The Globe Theatre.  Reasonably priced from £133p/n, they are ideal for business stays, or short vacations.  Offering easy access to many of London’s famous attractions, these comfortable apartments also offer excellent transport links to London’s suburbs and beyond- a perfect base from which to explore.  

Corporate serviced apartment rental London Fleet Street, EC4

Other features include:

  • Balcony / Terrace (upon request)
  • Bathroom/ Hairdryer available
  • Central heating
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Self check-in/ Welcome pack available
  • DVD player/ Radio / Alarm clock/ Telephone/TV/ Wi-fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some/ Iron / Ironing board/ Breakfast available

More about our Corporate serviced apartment rental London Fleet Street, EC4 ›

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By Rob at 1 Mar 2018

The benefits of Serviced Apartments Vs Hotels

Everyone enjoys a great, refreshing vacation, where you get the chance to relax and unwind with friends and family. Allowing you to enjoy that well-earned, quality time, is certainly an important consideration when planning your holiday, as choosing the wrong accommodation can be a recipe for disaster!  It can make you uncomfortable and stressed and can often ruin a trip, due to lack of space, comfort and price.  So after you have selected where you want to visit, take a little time to select the accommodation that is just right for your needs and budget.  The benefits of Serviced Apartments Vs Hotels

If your intended destination is a large city like London, then you may think that a hotel stay is the only option. Yet hotels are very impersonal with little or no atmosphere. Cramped rooms, especially if you have a family, can make you feel claustrophobic and stressed due to their lack of space.  What’s more, hotels can also be incredibly expensive for what you get, which isn’t much!  Somewhere to lay your head, yes, but little more!

As an alternative, many people are fast becoming aware of ‘serviced apartments’. These are now a very popular choice for both holidaymakers and business travellers alike.  They make the ideal solution to your accommodation needs, especially if you want something far more than just a place to sleep.

So what is a serviced apartment?

They are fully furnished apartments which can be made available for both short/long-term stays.  They’ll not only provide all the facilities that hotels do, but give you private, more comfortable surroundings with that ‘home from home’ feeling, which is so popular amongst travellers who intend to stay longer term. Typical apartments will include high quality soft furnishings and self-contained kitchens, along with services such as housekeeping, concierge, etc included in the rent.

If we haven’t yet whetted your appetite regarding serviced apartments as opposed to a hotel stay, then why not consider some of the other benefits listed below?

1. Price

Probably the major difference between a hotel stay and that of a serviced apartment is price. Many people mistakenly believe that a serviced apartment is expensive compared to a hotel and therefore look no further, considering them to be for the elite!  Yet did you know that most serviced apartments are at least 30% less expensive than an equivalent standard of hotel?  You’ll get luxury accommodation at an affordable rate, so you’ll avoid that huge hotel bill.  What’s more, you’ll also save because serviced apartments come equipped with fully fitted kitchens, allowing you to cut down on eating out, which can be expensive.  This could make a huge difference to your holiday budget and for longer term tenants, will represent huge savings. Additionally, telephone, broadband, VAT and utility bills are often included within the cost. With all the conveniences of a hotel room yet with far less expense, renting a serviced apartment makes far more economic sense.

2. More Space

A typical city hotel room can often be particularly cramped, hardly ideal if you are holidaying with children who need space to play.  Serviced apartments, on the other hand, are considerably larger, (bedrooms often being over 1/3rd bigger than a standard hotel room), with a spacious living area to rest, recuperate and unwind in your own comfortable, secure private surroundings, making them the ideal solution if you are travelling with others.  They also include a kitchen, living room, along with the bedroom area, which can be part of a studio space or in a 1/2 bedroom apartment.  So to avoid that ‘shoe box’ of a hotel room, where you can’t move without falling over somebody, opt for the roomier alternative of a serviced apartment.

3. All the comforts of home

Another important reason why people opt for a serviced apartment over a hotel stay is that they get that ‘home from home’ feeling.  We all know there’s nothing like the comfort of your own home, although a stay in a luxurious serviced apartment comes very close!  Instead of being greeted on your arrival with a cold, impersonal hotel room, with a serviced apartment you’ll be able to relax in a warm, inviting atmosphere, with all the comforts of home.  Comfortable, luxurious furniture enables you to fully relax and unwind after a hard day sightseeing, whereas having all the facilities on hand in one stylish space, like a fully fitted kitchen, chic bathroom and high tech entertainment systems, means that your stay will be superb, instead of just the mediocre experience you’ll receive at a hotel.  Added to this better security and far more privacy, and you have a win-win situation!

4. Family Friendly

If you intend to have a family holiday when visiting our glorious capital, then a serviced apartment will take much of the stress and hassle out of your stay.  With ample space available, you’ll avoid that ‘cooped up’ feeling of hotel accommodation, allowing the kids to have their own space to chill out.  As well as the entertainment systems mentioned earlier, you can also have the peace of mind that your children will be totally secure in your own self-contained space.

5. Central Locations

Many of London’s hotels are centrally located, although at a hefty price!  Some of the cheaper hotel options, however, will result in you having to travel further to London’s central attractions.  Yet obtaining affordable accommodation, close to the centre, can add great enjoyment to your London experience. Having all of the city’s most iconic landmarks on your doorstep, not only reduces travel expenses, but enables you to be in the hub of all the vibrancy of central London.  Euracom’s well renowned serviced apartments are based in all of London’s true hotspots, giving you the flexibility to do whatever you desire.  From shopping in the very best boutiques, to visiting museums and famous buildings, all our centrally located serviced apartments are very affordably priced- much less expensive than any central London hotel! 

6. Excellent Services

Hotels will provide a daily cleaning service and ensure your beds are made/towels are changed, although that’s about it!  Yet in a serviced apartment you’ll not only be able to stay in comfort and luxury whilst away from home, but you’ll also receive the added benefits of great housekeeping/concierge services. Cleaning, along with a daily linen and towel service is standard with serviced apartments, so you’ll want for nothing.

7. A Personalised Stay

Serviced apartments provide a stay that is tailored specifically to you.  Whatever your needs a customised service makes your stay a truly memorable one.  Such personalised service cannot be achieved in a hotel stay, unless you pay top dollar! From providing starter packs of groceries on your arrival to stocking some of your favourite snacks in the kitchen, serviced apartments are often accommodating to such requests.

8. Suitable for Business or Pleasure

Serviced apartments provide both convenience and practicality to travellers, whether you are a family who want that ultimate holiday, to business and corporate jetsetters who want an alternative to a lonely hotel room, which is cold and impersonal.  Whilst hotels will simply provide the basics for business travellers, the amenities of a serviced apartment mean that all your needs are covered to enable you to do your work in comfort, with the facility to make conference calls and meetings online. What’s more, if your business means a longer stay, then the serviced apartment option can give you the option to stay for longer periods at a far better rate than a hotel stay.

Summary

So a serviced apartment is definitely an excellent choice for every discerning traveller… no wonder so many people, from families to corporates, are turning from hotel stays to these much more affordable options.  Interest in these cost effective alternatives is therefore soaring for both short and certainly longer stays, albeit at the expense of the bog standard hotel! The benefits mentioned above are certainly worth bearing in mind, so why not give these Euracom serviced apartments detailed below a try in favour of a hotel?  You won’t be sorry!    

Luxury corporate serviced apartments London Bloomsbury Tavistock Place, WC1

These luxury five-star serviced apartments provide great accommodation in London, for both leisure & business travellers looking to rent for a longer stay.  They provide the perfect central location to enjoy London’s many attractions and are only a stones-throw away from the City of London for our corporate clients.  Situated in a beautiful Georgian building and furnished to an exceptionally high standard, with designer furniture, all apartments include, wi-fi access, DVD/ CD player and Freeview TV.  Some feature a balcony or terrace area, whilst many have fully equipped kitchens & en-suite bathrooms.  If you’re looking for luxury accommodation in London for a long-term stay, then these serviced apartments are for you.

Luxury corporate serviced apartments London Bloomsbury Tavistock Place, WC1

Features include;

  • Baby cot / high chair (on request)
  • Balcony / Terrace (upon request)
  • Bathroom (En-suite bathroom in some)/ Toiletries provided
  • Daily or weekly linen change /Daily cleaning service
  • Dining table & chairs/ Central heating/ Welcome pack available
  • Fully equipped kitchen(Dishwasher in some)/ Iron / Ironing board/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Meet & greet arrival service/ Safe/ Self check-in
  • DVD player /Radio / Alarm clock/ TV / Freeview /Wifi

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Luxury serviced apartments London Buckingham Gate, SW1

These luxury serviced apartments are just minutes from many of London’s finest landmarks, including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.  If you’re seeking a fully equipped, luxury serviced apartment near Buckingham Palace, then these are the apartments for you.  Costing from £4914 p/w, each beautiful apartment overlooks a magnificent central tree lined courtyard.  With luxurious decoration and furnished to an impeccable standard, these serviced apartments range in size from deluxe junior suites sleeping 2, to lavish superior 3 bedroom suites sleeping 6.  These apartments also boast a fully equipped gym and a wonderful in house restaurant. They are close to a vast array of cafes, shops, restaurants and a wonderful roof garden.

Luxury serviced  apartments London Buckingham Gate, SW1

Features include;

  • Central heating/ Secure storage facilities/ Welcome pack available
  • Breakfast available/ Onsite restaurants / bars/ Room service available
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Conference room available/ Lifts/ Lobby / waiting area
  • Daily /weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Desk / workspace/ Dining table & chairs
  • Kitchen( Dishwasher in some)/ Tea / coffee making facilities/ grocery starter packs available
  • En-suite bathroom in some apartments/ Toiletries provided
  • DVD player/ Satellite TV/ Telephone/ Wi-fi
  • Spa / health club in building or nearby

If you are looking for luxury apartment rental in London, look no further, call us today to rent one of these luxury apartments.

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Corporate serviced apartments London Camden Road N7

For those on a tighter budget, (prices start from only £728p/w), these newly refurbished corporate serviced apartments are for you.  Only one stop from Kings Cross, you’ll have easy access to all of London, great for the business traveller.  Situated close to Camden Town, with its eclectic bohemian character and vibrant night life, these apartments are perfectly located, offering something for everyone.  They are the ideal serviced apartments for those wanting to live/work in London on a reasonable budget.  The Studio apartments provide accommodation for up to 2 people and have been built with pioneering modular technology, making them really energy efficient.  There is a private garden for the resident’s use, along with fully equipped kitchens and newly fitted bathrooms. These would be ideal for those living/ working in London, or for those seeking a temporary stay.

Corporate serviced  apartments London Camden Road N7

Features include;

  • Bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Door entry phone/ Lifts/ Self check-in
  • DVD player/ Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi

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By Rob at 9 Feb 2018

Spectacular Events in London this January

If you are on a budget, and let’s face it many of have to cut back a little at the start of the year, after all the expense of buying Christmas gifts etc, then London in January is one of the best months to make a visit to our wonderful capital.  Not only will you find a multitude of items to buy during the January sales, where you can pick up vastly reduced bargains, but you’ll also be able shop in relative comfort, without the hustle and bustle of last minute Christmas shoppers jostling for any space available.  London's top shopping destinations such as Harrods and Selfridges are still resplendent in all their glory, albeit a little quieter after the Christmas rush.  So why not enjoy that long awaited stroll through London’s streets and see if you if you can bag yourself a real gem of a bargain?

Rent a luxury serviced apartment in London and enjoy the best of January shopping in the capital.

Now is certainly the time to make the most of London’s quieter areas.  Many of the city’s attractions are much easier to gain entry to, and are less busy during January and February, so why not take the time work off that Christmas bulge, get out and about and indulge in a meander around our capital city’s lovely museums.  You won’t break the bank at many of these spectacular venues, as many of them have free entry, but you’ll also avoid the usual long queues that you’ll get at other times of the year! A win-win situation!

London’s Museums
Take the Natural History museum, The Science Museum and The Victoria and Albert Museums, all based in South Kensington, as prime examples.  These superb, ‘hands on’ attractions are fantastic for a day out with the children.  They boast a plethora of activities and wonderful displays, although at many times during the year are so popular that that queuing is inevitable.  Yet, if you want to see more without feeling squashed like a sardine, then January is the time to go.

Visit London and explore some of the greatest Museums in the world this January, extend your stay renting a serviced apartment

January in the Parks
January can be cold in London, so ensure you wrap up warm when you are out and about.  Strolling in London’s parks and gardens during the winter brings its own beauty, especially if you combine this with taking refuge in one of London’s very attractive pubs for a hot toddy!  Alternatively, London has many heated roof top terraces to enjoy, where you can indulge in a hot chocolate whilst taking in a panoramic view of the city.

Go Skating!
There is still time to take in one of London’s temporary ice rinks, as many are still open until the end of January.  Canary Wharf’s ice rink is actually open until February, so there is no excuse about losing those extra Christmas pounds!

Lumiere London
For a lovely free festival, which takes place between 18 and 21 January, try ‘Lumiere’ London.  It’s the UK's biggest light festival, and returns for the third successive year, with more than 40 spectacular installations dotted around the city.  International and local artists are invited to create works that light buildings and public spaces, transforming the city’s skyline and changing the way we think and feel about public spaces. During the festival, large areas of the West End, including Oxford Street and Piccadilly are pedestrianised. The festival has attracted more than 1,000,000 visitors to the city in the past, and this year’s extravaganza is likely to be just as successful.

Visit Harry Potter
If you want a day filled with spectacular effects and wizardry, then how about exploring the Harry Potter film studios which have been transformed for winter at Hogwarts in the Snow? Running until 28th January, the magical makeover shows how film-makers create fire, ice and snow that never melts, as you embark on a journey through Hogwarts in the Snow.   You’ll witness some of the Harry Potter film series’ most iconic sets decorated for the festive season.  The Great Hall will be transformed, decorated as it was for the iconic Yule Ball.  Every detail of the Great Hall will be covered in dripping icicles and sparkling snow and the Gryffindor common room will be adorned in all its seasonal splendour.  There will be snow-covered Christmas trees, an orchestra of magical instruments. Many of which are painted by the Prop-Making department to match the silver of the Yule Ball.

Catch a last-minute panto
There isn’t much time left so make haste! A few pantos run until the end of January, although to avoid disappointment you will have to book fast!   Christmas in London isn’t complete without a traditional panto, and what better place than the West End’s legendary London Palladium to get you into the panto vibe?  Don’t miss out on the adventures of Dick Whittington, who is aided and abetted by The Spirit of the Bells, as they combat the dastardly Queen Rat. Amazing sets and costumes really come to life and make this well worth a visit.

Set sail for the London Boat Show
From 10th -14th January the new ‘re-defined and re-imagined’, 5 day London Boat Show celebrates everything you can do on the water. This year’s world-famous show is set to be better than ever.  You can spend time with some sailing legends, climb aboard classic boats, modern yachts and pick up the latest marine technology.  Bringing inspiration and exclusive deals, the London Boat Show 2018 will be packed with retailers and showcases vessels of all shapes and sizes.  Not to be missed!

Visit the London Short Film Festival
From the 12th-21st January why not celebrate the best in UK short film-making talent?  The LSFF is an annual event which for several weeks in January, takes over London's best independent cinemas and venues to showcase some great short films. Combine this with a mix of live music and parties and you have a marriage made in heaven!

The London Art Fair
Continuing the culture theme, from the 17th-21st January why not browse or buy, some of London’s contemporary British art?  Over the last 30 years, the London Art Fair has given us expert insight into the changing market. The fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by a range of renowned and up and coming artists.

Burns Night
On the 25th January London gets an excuse to celebrate Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns. Annual Burns night festivities take place throughout the capital, with Scottish foods including haggis and tatties, a wee dram or two of whisky and everyone’s favourite, the bagpipes! From ceilidhs to a fully- fledged Burns Night meal, there's something which will appeal to everyone.

Celebrate Chinese New Year
Chinatown in London comes alive during the city’s huge Chinese New Year celebrations, which occur each year in either January or February. This year is the year of the Dog, and the event takes place on 18th February.  Expect dragons and floats full of exotic colour and noise, along with streets awash with Chinese lanterns, music and dancing, marking the start of the Chinese New Year.

So there you have it- a feast of low cost, often free activities that won’t break the bank during the month when most of us tighten our belts.  Visiting London during the winter makes perfect sense, not only to avoid the crowds but also on the accommodation front too!  At this time of the year accommodation can be far cheaper than in peak season, which adds to the attraction of a winter break.

If you intend to make an extended stay in the capital, then Euracom’s range of affordable serviced apartments could be what you are looking for.  Why pay the huge expense of an impersonal hotel when you can have ‘home from home’ comfort in one of our sumptuous apartments?
Take, for example….Kensington Queens Gate serviced apartments, London SW7

Set within a beautiful Victorian building, these luxurious serviced apartments feature contemporary design elements and 4-star service within a spacious setting. With sleek wooden floors and fully equipped kitchenettes, these apartments retain many of the classic features you’d expect in such historical surroundings, yet are finished to a high standard with modern amenities.  Ideal for both business travellers and tourists alike, who are looking for a quality apartment to rent within central London, these apartments start from a very reasonable £185p/n.  Close to a wealth of museums, exhibition halls, theatres and London's West End, these apartments make the ideal base as everything is so close to hand. They have great transport access throughout London and there are a wealth of fantastic local attractions nearby, such as the V and A Museum, the National History Museum & the Royal Albert Hall. For ample space, great comfort and fantastic flexibility, these apartments make a good alternative to hotels, saving on average 25% compared to a similar standard hotel.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning/ Concierge / security / reception/ Conference room available/ Lifts/Lobby / waiting area
  • Bathroom/ En-suite bathroom in some apartments/ Toiletries provided
  • Complimentary grocery shopping service/ Grocery store nearby/ Onsite restaurants / bars
  • Daily or weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service
  • Dining table & chairs/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some apartments/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available/
  • Gym in building or nearby 
  • Satellite TV/ Freeview/  Wifi
  • Spa / health club in building or nearby

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Or, for a slightly less expensive option why not try…Flats to rent in central London, Spitalfields E1

For a nightly fee of £155p/n, these corporate serviced apartments are located in London’s Spitalfields, Bishopsgate, on the edge of London's famous Square Mile. This lively area is famous for its independent shops, boutiques, restaurants and trendy bars as well it’s most stylish markets. These serviced apartments offer flats to rent, comprising of modern and spacious 1 or 2 bedroomed accommodation that has been finished to a very high standard.  They are the perfect flats to rent when working or sightseeing in London.  Each offers floor to ceiling windows, contemporary furnishings and a fully equipped kitchen.  Some feature an en-suite shower room as well a stylish main bathroom. They offer the guest exceptional value for money. With close transport links throughout the capital, these apartments provide a convenient base to London’s shopping areas and cultural sites like St Pauls Cathedral.

Features include:

  • Central heating/ Desk / workspace
  • Daily cleaning service/Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Door entry phone/ Safe/ Lifts
  • TV / Freeview/ DVD player/ Telephone/ Wifi
  • Ensuite bathroom in some apartments/ Hairdryer available
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Dishwasher in some apartments/ Iron / Ironing board

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Our final featured apartments this month; the Corporate serviced apartment rentals London, Stratford E15 provide exceptional value at only £93 p/n.  With easy access to Central London, Canary Wharf, The O2, other exhibition venues and Westfield shopping centre, these apartments were designed by a top architect to meet the increasing demand for top-quality long-stay accommodation in London without the City price tag.  This development consists of 111 high-specification apartments, providing space and comfort to suit every guest's needs.  Each apartment offers premium quality fittings and soft furnishings throughout and is equipped with the most up-to-date technology including broadband, wide-screen televisions and high-specification kitchens and bathrooms.

Services include:

  • Bathroom/ Toiletries provided
  • Concierge / security / reception/Lifts/ Lobby / waiting area/ Wheelchair accessible
  • Daily cleaning service/ Anti- allergy bedding
  • Dining table & chairs/ Desk / workspace/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  • DVD player/ TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Iron / Ironing board/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Grocery store onsite / nearby/ Welcome pack available

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By Rob at 8 Jan 2018

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