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The Best Accommodation in London Just Got Better!

Welcome to March! At last, the weather seems to be turning if not warmer, then certainly a bit sunnier, and with the sun comes thoughts of spring and summer in London.

Here at Euracom, we offer some of the best accommodation in London and we think it’s time to make the offer EVEN BETTER!

From April 15th through to July 15th, we are offering a VERY special deal on our Assam Place accommodation in Aldgate East, London E1 –

We are discounting our per night rate to just £45.00 and our weekly rate to a recession-busting £315 with a minimum stay of seven nights!

The offer is available to students, individuals and groups, tourists and corporate guests.

Book NOW because we know that this offer will disappear FAST! 

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For more images and information about our accommodation In Aldgate East, click herebut the headline facts are these –

  • Modern and stylish classic studio apartments with larger than average rooms (17m²)
  • Double beds for single or double occupancy
  • The fastest broadband in London
  • Outstanding communal areas including Sky Sports and FREE access to the gym
  • Whitechapel and Aldgate East tube stations are just minutes away
  • The West End and City of London are very close by and easily accessible
  • Amenities include CCTV, fitted kitchen, courtyard, phone, lifts and laundry facilities

THIS REALLY IS A GREAT OFFER AND IT WON’T BE AROUND FOR LONG SO DON’T FORGET TO CALL US ON 020 8420 7666 OR EMAIL info@euracom.co.ukNOW!

About Aldgate
The areas around Aldgate including Brick Lane, Whitechapel and Old Street are some of the most colourful, cosmopolitan and vibrant areas of London. People of all colours and nationalities flock to the area renowned for its bars, restaurants and art scene and thousands of tourists, business travellers, students and young professionals are drawn to the area because it offers all the benefits of central London living without the price tag!

You’re in central London’s business hub in 10 minutes with all its amazing amenities, restaurants, theatres and bars and if you venture north, you will find quiet London suburbia with parks, high streets and boutique shops.

Don’t forget we also have a comprehensive range of outstanding student accommodation in London, short-stay and holiday/vacation rentals in London andcorporate apartments for long or short-stay business lets in London.

As always, the team are available to answer any questions you have or if you need any further information about any of the accommodation options on our website, call us on 020 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk and we’ll be happy to talk you though anything you want to know.

In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine and we’ll see you again in April!

By Rob at 6 Mar 2014

March in London

No, it’s not an instruction. The Poll Tax guys aren’t about to reclaim the streets and nor are we about to see hoards of the middle classes saunter around in annoyance at the rising cost of smoked salmon.

Rather, the month of March is upon us, the buds of spring are starting to shoot and London is awash with fresh optimism as we put the rainy, dreary, cold winter behind us!

Valentine’s Day is on Friday so by the time you read this, you should have booked the restaurant, ordered the flowers, written something appropriately romantic in the card and, perhaps for some of you, bought the ring…! If you’re coming to London from further afield, you still have time to book a short-stay apartment in London so call us on +44 (0) 20 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk.

I know we keep saying it, but we think London really is the very best city in the world. There’s so much to do so get your diary and start planning where you’re going to go and what you’re going to do when you’re here!

Music in London

Indie-inspired contemporary hip-hop ‘bright young things’ Rizzle Kicks are playingHammersmith Apollo, as is ex-Westlife star Shane Filan, The Stranglers, Mike & The Mechanics and Status Quo with Tinie Tempah playing the O2.

For the more cultured among you, the London Handel Festival returns for its 26th year and the English Touring Opera are bringing Mozart’s The Magic Flute to the Hackney Empire. You will also be ecstatic to know that The X Factor Live Tour featuring all your favourite, instantly-forgotten Cowell-cash-cows is at Wembley Arena!

Sport in London

March is a great month for live sport in London with the highlight being the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley. Manchester City comfortably beat West Ham 9-0 on aggregate in the first semi-final and Sunderland narrowly saw off Manchester United in one of the worst penalty shoot-outs in living memory. We can only see a City win but in one-off games, who knows?

England face Denmark, also at Wembley, in our penultimate World Cup warm-up match; England’s rugby union stars play Wales at Twickenham in our second and last Six Nations home game and on the 29th, the Energizer Night Run takes place. There’s a 5k or 10k illuminated run followed by a massive party at Battersea Park!

Museums in London

The Natural History Museum are putting up a tropical butterfly house on the front lawn where visitors can take on butterfly challenges, games and activities as well as strolling around surrounded by thousands of free-flying butterflies!

At Tate Britain, there’s a photography exhibition called Ruin Lust which explores our endless fascination with images of ruined buildings and at the British Museum, they have the first major Vikings exhibition there for over 30 years.

Festivals and Shows in London

Some are wacky, some are serious and some capture the zeitgeist perfectly but as with all events in London, there is literally something for everyone! For the fashion-aware, the Vogue Festival returns for its third year at the Southbank Festival with workshops, performances and of course makeovers from fashion’s biggest names.

If you were proposed to on Valentine’s Day, then grab your future husband and head down to Brides The Show at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park. It’s interactive, there’s loads to do and he’ll love it. Probably. Perfectly timed by luck or judgement, you can go from the bridal show to the Cruise Show at Olympia and book a honeymoon! Honestly, he’ll have a fab day…!

There’s the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival at the BFI Southbank; join 100,000 revellers in Trafalgar Square for the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade; the Ideal Home Show at Earl’s Court and Britain’s current Queen of Funny, Miranda Hart is playing five live shows at the O2 Arena.

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Centre celebrates ‘the formidable power of women to make change happen’ and as any man can attest to, they really do have formidable power!

Lastly, is any trip to London complete without stopping off at The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race? No, we don’t think so either! There’s fancy dress, running with frying pans and batter, wandering clowns and string bands…what’s not to love?!

Whatever you’re into, you can find it in London that’s for sure! This is only a snippet of what you can find to do in London in March but whatever you do you’ll need a base that’s central and economical so have a look at our apartments in London and call us on +44 (0) 20 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk.

Have a great month and we’ll see you again in March.

By Rob at 10 Feb 2014

Has London REALLY changed in the last decade?

Has London changed that much in the last ten years? Did we really do anything hugely different then than we are now? Has the landscape changed much in terms of the arts, business, sports and economics? This article will take a fun, irreverent and reminiscent look at how our wonderful city has shifted in time over the last decade…

Let’s start with the facts –

 

2004

2014

Prime Minister

Tony Blair (Lab)

David Cameron (Con)

Mayor of London

Ken Livingstone (Lab)

Boris Johnson (Con)

Tallest Building in London

One Canada Square (771 ft)

The Shard (1,004 ft)

Unemployed in London

260,000 (approx.)

368,000 (approx.)*

Population

7.3m (approx.)

8.3m (approx.)

Average House Price

£125,000 (approx.)

£380,000 (approx.)

Pint of Milk

35p

49p

*Source: Office of National Statistics

In the news, serial killer Harold Shipman was found dead in his cell; 23 Chinese cockle pickers drowned at Morecambe Bay; Maxine Carr, convicted of ‘assisting an offender’ in the Soham murder case was released under a false identity;  relatively unknown football coach Jose Mourinho is appointed manager of Chelsea; it was the 60thanniversary of D-Day; England are (unsurprisingly) knocked out of Euro 2004 on penalties by Cristiano ‘winker’ Ronaldo  and his Portugal team; Chancellor Gordon Brown announces plans to cut 100,000 civil service jobs; Great Britain won nine gold, nine silver and 12 bronze medals at the Olympics in Athens; British hostage Ken Bigley is beheaded by Iraqi militants; Home Secretary David Blunkett resigned and the tsunami in the Indian Ocean killed 228,000 people including 9,000 Europeans.

In the world of entertainment, the biggest selling artists in the UK were Eminem, Britney Spears, Scissor Sisters, Franz Ferdinand and The Streets; films released includedAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Scorsese’s The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Pegg and Frost-inspired Shaun of the Dead and Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby.

In sport, Mourinho-inspired Porto beat Monaco in the Champions League final, Greece surprise everyone by beating Portugal on their home turf in the final of Euro 2004, legendary football manager Brian Clough died at the age of 69, Justin Gatlin was Olympic 100m champion winning in a time of 9.85s (Usain Bolt’s record is now 9.58s), the Great Britain 4x100m team triumphed in Athens, Team Europe beat Team USA 18½ – 9½ to retain the Ryder Cup, Amberleigh House won the Grand National and ‘Rocket’ Ronnie O’Sullivan won the World Snooker Championship.

Fast-forward a decade and where the news is concerned, nothing very much has changed. People are still doing awful things to each other, politicians are headline news often for the wrong reasons and England are still rubbish at football!

It’s evident that after years of recession, public sector cuts and financial turbulence, London remains a spectacularly exciting, vibrant and global city at the forefront of fashion, trade, technology and food (we now have 61 Michelin-starred restaurants in London). Also, due to the dearth of creative talent, we can now attract world-class tech behemoths such as Amazon, Google, Cisco, Facebook and Intel. While we retain cautious optimism, the economy is showing real and lasting signs of recovery as more and more businesses look for commercial property in the West End and surrounds. Of course with international businesses arriving, international staff will arrive and Euracom has a wide range of corporate apartments in London. Have a look at our site and then call us for information.

There has been a noticeable move towards a denser, more sustainable and urban style of living (with a much higher concentration of tall buildings going up). There are noticeably more bicycles on our streets, more and more people and businesses paying attention to recycling and having one eye on sustainability and over the last decade, there has been an explosion of farmer’s markets popping up all over the city trying to persuade Londoners to buy local. And we are.

Immigration has been the textbook political hot potato for the last decade and with any diaspora, issues will almost certainly arise about the numbers coming in but collectively, we rely more and more on Europe, so can we have our cake and eat it? It’s a discussion that will undoubtedly run and run.

As with any major city, London has it’s fair share of challenges moving forward into 2014 and beyond including urban regeneration, housing and economic development and given our unprecedented funding and delivery situation, it’s become vital for people to come together to share best practice, to develop thinking that is both innovative yet practical and to invest in the future to keep our city relevant, vibrant, cosmopolitan and exciting.

What are your memories of London over the last ten years? What changes have you seen that you like and dislike? What should we be doing but aren’t? We’d love to hear your feedback, thoughts and ideas.

As always, Euracom can satisfy your accommodation requirements in Londonincluding holiday and vacation apartments in London, student apartments in Londonand corporate accommodation in London so please call us on +44 (0) 20 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk and we will happily talk you through everything you need to know.

By Rob at 20 Jan 2014

Winter in London Is Wonderful!

***STOP PRESS*** There is now only two weeks until Christmas and if you’re coming to London and you don’t yet have accommodation, you better call us quickly on 020 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk! Spaces are limited but we still have holiday apartments in Bloomsbury, the City of London, Earl’s Court, Hampstead andWestminster.

When was the last time you spent Christmas in London? It’s traditional for Londoners to escape the hustle and bustle of the big smoke and either travel to sunnier climes or leave the city for the relative quiet of the provinces however London in winter is exciting and magical with tons and tons to do!

Over the last few months we have written about London’s markets and Christmas shopping in London but there’s a lot more to do than go shopping!

Take Winter Wonderland for example. It’s in Hyde Park until 5th January and it’s full of fantastic things to do for all the family – walk through the Magical Ice Kingdom, ride the Giant Wheel and try not to fall over ice skating at the Lycamobile Ice Rink! If you’re not too exhausted after that, you can see the Cirque Berserk show, a Zippos Circus extravaganza thrill show with knife throwing, fire, high wire stunts and a Wheel of Death! There’s something for everyone!

One thing you must do while you’re in town is see the windows of the department stores on Oxford Street. One of this year’s highlights is Debenhams who have constructed animals from household objects like hoovers, coffee machines and leather bags! It’s brilliantly creative and the kids will love it (you will too!) After that, stroll down Regent Street and go into Hamley’s, one of the biggest toy shops in the world but beware, it’s SO popular there are queues to get in but it’s worth the wait!

One of the most famous sites in London every Christmas is the tree in Trafalgar Square. Every year since 1947, the people of Norway gift a tree (usually a Norwegian spruce) to the people of London to say thank you for Britain’s support for Norway during World War II. It’s over 20m high and around 50-60 years old and it’s chosen from the forests around Oslo by the foresters who look after it and call it ‘the Queen of the Forest.’

Most evenings in the run up to Christmas there’s carol singing and all sorts of events around the Square as well as dozens and dozens of restaurants and bars for some seasonal food and drink!

In true British fashion, here’s a word of warning. Christmas in London is fantastic and we can’t recommend it highly enough but there are always some unscrupulous types who look to prey on the innocent so keep bags, wallets, phones and cameras hidden away and if you’re driving, PLEASE don’t drink. The police are cracking down on anyone they suspect who may be over the limit and if there’s anything that can instantly ruin Christmas it’s a night in the cells and a car you can’t use for a year.

So, all that’s left for us to say is a huge thank you for trusting Euracom with all your accommodation requirements in 2013 and we very much look forward to servicing your every need into 2014 and beyond.

As we said our holiday apartments in London are filling up VERY quickly so call us today on 020 8420 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uk and we will do our very best to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

By Rob at 12 Dec 2013

Christmas Shopping in London

Christmas in London is magical and we Londoners put on a real show for all our visitors! It’s true that shopping in London is exceptional all year round, but at Christmas, it’s just a little bit more special.

We don’t know if it’s just us, but generally speaking, Londoners have a habit of leaving their Christmas shopping to the last minute – especially the men – so here’s a handy guide so you can avoid last-minute panic buys!

If you’re staying in London over December, remember Euracom has some fantastic accommodation in Bloomsbury, Camden Town and indeed all over London and includes serviced apartments in London, holiday apartments in London and student apartments in London – something for everyone, just like the shopping!

Anyway, we digress.

People flock to London at Christmas from all over the world, but where do they go to do their shopping?

To us, one of the best places to go is to walk along Oxford Street and Regent Street. The lights are always fantastic but the real thrill is the department store windows. Each year they compete to see who has the best window displays. It’s hard to judge because they are all fantastic but one thing is guaranteed, the whole family will love it! Hamleys on Regent Street (one of the most iconic toy shops in the world) always has brilliantly inventive windows – as well as seven floors of every toy and game in the universe!

Moving around London, Covent Garden always looks beautifully festive and is a warm place to be with its boutique shops, cafés and restaurants. Trafalgar Square, now they have pedestrianised it will be a great place to be this Christmas and there are also a number of ‘pop-up’ Christmas markets and fairs that are definitely worth a visit –

Christmas at Kew Gardens – there’s lots to do for the family, including vintage and Victorian rides, a market, Santa’s Grotto, food treats and live festive music.

Handmade Christmas Fair – One-off pieces made by small, independent designers, crafters, hobbyists and foodies!

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – Plenty of rides, stalls and attractions, including two circuses and the world famous ice-rink.

Southbank Centre Christmas Market – Loads of toys and gifts, food and drink including the German staples of bratwurst, glühwein and gingerbread!

Taste of Christmas – The Taste of London brand goes all festive! There’s food as far as the eye can see with masterclasses, demonstrations and tastings from top restaurants and special guests like Michel Roux Jr, Monica Galetti and Valentine Warner.

While it’s tempting to stay at home in the warm with the family with a hot chocolate and repeats of The Wizard of Oz and Only Fools & Horses on the telly, there really is a huge amount to do in London over Christmas. We’ve just talked about the shopping but there are ice rinks, carol festivals, grottoes, shows, pantomimes and attractions and lots of events for adults, kids and the whole family.

We promise you’ll never be bored. You won’t’ have time to be!

Where are your favourite markets, shopping streets or hidden gems n London? Where’s the place that you can’t wait to get to in the festive season? Tell us on Twitter@EuracomLondon or on our Facebook page!

Don’t forget, we have some of the best apartments to rent in London so browse through the website and then call us on 020 8240 7666 or email info@euracom.co.uktoday!

By Rob at 8 Nov 2013

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