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We are so grateful for such positive feedback

We often hear our customers saying, ‘London is the place to be!’  Well it certainly is, although how often do you hear people speak about the accommodation they have been staying at during their trip to our glorious capital?  Often, you’ll find people saying, ’Where we stayed was okay but very expensive for what we got.’  Or maybe something along these lines, ‘Mmm, yes well, the place wasn’t large enough to swing a cat round and it was way out of the centre of the city.’

We, here at Euracom, have done our very best to ensure that none of these adverse comments apply to us.  We can proudly say, from the positive feedback that we have received over the years, from a substantial number of clients, that Euracom provides just what the customer needs, great service, great apartments in prime locations with great, competitive prices. 

We love hearing such positive feedback- it means an awful lot to us and it’s what makes our job worthwhile.  For we know that although we can extol the virtues of all our apartments, saying how economical and fabulous they are and then tell you how great our service is, there is no better testimonial to our efforts than when you take the trouble to send us your incredible comments, recommending that Euracom is only place to go for an affordable, yet comfortable stay.  

Here are just a few of the comments which have delighted us, coming from all over the world.

‘Thank you Euracom, we have had a wonderful stay in your apartment. It is very convenient, clean, near to lots of great sites and very comfortable. Thank you for your service. We visited the London Eye and plenty of other places and had a very nice journey in London. We will warmly recommend you to our friends and family‘

Doron Stein, Israel

‘From the outset, thank you for making our London visit a pleasurable experience! What we liked about dealing with Euracom is there was no pressure whatsoever and Robert was very patient with us - that helped build trust. We inspected the apartment prior to confirming the same - again, no pressure whatsoever. The process of booking the apartment was simple, transparent and quick. Our request for credit card payment was accommodated, which made it very easy. Wendy at Endsleigh Court was very helpful and showed us two apartment options. When we arrived at the apartment, everything was in order! The apartment was beyond our expectation, very clean, airy, lots of light and ventilation. Overall, it was a fantastic experience dealing with Robert as well as the team at Endsleigh Court. Special shout out for Wendy and the front desk team at Endsleigh Court who were very helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend both Euracom and Endsleigh Court to friends and family and look forward to our future stays there.‘

Vaishali Jaising, India

‘The booking process through Euracom was easy and our e-mail enquiries were always answered quickly with helpful, clear answers. The apartment itself was comfortable and suitable for our needs in a great location. I would recommend Euracom to my friends and family.‘

Michael and Juliana Whiteman, Australia

‘I would absolutely recommend working with Euracom.  The staff always quickly answered our demands, we really appreciated their help on many occasions and we cannot wait to book with them again!‘

Shlomo Hauser, Israel

‘Dear Euracom A Home in London - I have used Euracom for over 9 years now and I can say without a doubt it has been amazing on all of my holiday trips. I usually stay at Hampden house, which you refer to as budget, but I call it luxury for the simple fact it’s clean, it’s spacious and the location is great. The speed that you respond to enquiries, complaints or requests is amazing, you are so professional in everything you do. From bookings to check in‘s, to staying in, to the departure, everything is faultless. The staff are always so lovely, polite and kind. You always make us feel like royalty. I have stayed in many other apartments in London over the years, however none of them compare to the service that you provide us with. Last month, I had to stay in Bloomsbury because Hampden House was not available, they made sure I got the best services and the flat was spotless. I have recommended Euracom to loads of friends and family and they always call back to say thank you! I also wanted to use this as a great opportunity to say a big thank you to Kelly, who is always finding a way to accommodate me and my budget, Robert, Joe and Tania for all their continued help. You have given my family a home in London.‘


‘It’s been a pleasure dealing with Euracom. Response time is very good. Your prices are reasonable for your locations. I will definitely recommend you to my family and friends.‘

Enitan Solarin, Nigeria

‘We would like to thank all of you at Euracom for a first -class service and hopefully we will meet up again in the not too distant future‘.

Mike Ryan, Argentina

‘Thanks for the great service again, Euracom. My queries were promptly answered and the staff at the apartment were also very co-operative and helpful. I will certainly get in touch with you next time I‘m travelling to London‘.

Farzana Ali, India

‘I have found booking through Euracom an easy experience. The apartments have always been clean and comfortable with everything needed, and the staff at Euracom and at Endsleigh Court have always been friendly and helpful and the rates are very reasonable.‘

Robert Brian Bunton, Australia

‘ Great accommodation, prime location, excellent service and helpful staff. Rented a 3- bedroom apartment and it felt like home within first night! Top service, with hotel-like amenities but within the comfort of a cosy home.‘

Samar Mokbel, Lebanon

‘We have stayed in your Bloomsbury apartments more than once... It is one of our favourite places in London for many reasons: it is somewhere between a hotel and an apartment, with some of the advantages of each. It is very well located, clean and the staff are very friendly. The price is very fair and all in all it is always a very positive experience coming back. We have recommended Euracom to others and will continue to do so.‘

Ahuva Passow-Whitman, Israel

‘ Our stay in London was most enjoyable... From our initial enquiry, Euracom were very helpful with our apartment selection and booking. The reception staff were also very accommodating and welcoming. The apartment itself was clean and comfortable, perfect for our needs and plenty of room for our family of four. The location was ideal being within walking distance of public transport, parks, restaurants and shops. We will certainly contact Euracom again for future bookings.‘

Neil Bennie, Australia

‘Well, what can we say?  With such fabulous reviews why go anywhere else?  The evidence speaks for itself!  For a service second to none, with spacious apartments, conveniently situated near to Central London, there is no better place than Euracom to book your next holiday or business trip.  We’ll guarantee you the trip of a lifetime, without breaking the bank!  (Although we don’t recommend you swinging any cats around to test the size of our apartments, they will speak for themselves!)‘


Our 3 featured properties this month have had particularly good reviews from our customers.  Why not check them out?

Cheap apartments for rent, London Bloomsbury, WC1

These recently refurbished apartments are perfectly located for a central London stay on a budget.  Close to The British Museum, Shaftesbury Theatre, Oxford Street and numerous other London attractions, they make the perfect cheap holiday apartments from which to explore London.  With weekly rates starting from £702 p/w for a studio apartment sleeping 3, each studio apartment is simply furnished and has its own small kitchenette and bathroom.  Available for either cheap, short term apartment rental or long term apartment rental at fantastic weekly rates. The British Museum

More about our Cheap apartments for rent, London Bloomsbury, WC1

Features include:

  • Lobby / waiting area/concierge / security / reception/lift/ safe
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/ Daily or weekly linen change/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Parking (chargeable)/ Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoking apartments available
  • Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
  • Twin or double beds in some apartments

More about our Cheap apartments for rent, London Bloomsbury, WC1 ›

Cheap studio apartments in London - Weymouth Street W1

These cheap studio apartments are situated in the heart of London’s West End, just 20-minutes from London’s city centre, and close to Regents Park, the bustling Oxford Street, London Zoo and Madame Tussauds. With excellent transport links and near to Euston Station, they are surrounded by local shops, restaurants, bars and pubs.  These serviced apartments offer a selection of one-bedroom apartments which can accommodate up to 3 people, or studio flats, accommodating 2, with prices starting from £650p/w.  All apartments offer every modern convenience, including wireless broadband internet.

More about our Cheap studio apartments in London - Weymouth Street W1

Features include:

  • Dining table & chairs/ desk / workspace
  • Fully equipped kitchen / dishwasher in some/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Door entry phone/ Property supervisor nearby
  • Grocery store onsite / nearby
  • Non- smoking apartments
  • Telephone/ TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
  • Twin or double beds in some apartments

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247 Baker Street student accommodation London, NW1

This lower ground floor studio apartment is in a private block opposite Regent’s Park and within walking distance of many restaurants, bars and bistros as well as a host of local attractions, such as Madame Tussauds. Starting from £420 p/w for a double studio sleeping 2, making it the perfect, low cost accommodation. An ideal apartment for exploring London.

More about our 247 Baker Street student accommodation London, NW1

Features include:

  • Bathroom
  • Central heating / Utilities included / Non- smoking apartments
  • Dining table & chairs / Desk / workspace
  • Telephone / TV / Freeview / DVD player / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Dishwasher in some / Washing machine/Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Meet & greet arrival service / Property supervisor nearby/ Door entry phone

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By Rob at 31 Aug 2018

London - The Greatest City on Earth!

London - The Greatest City on Earth!

When you embark on a holiday to our magnificent capital you’ll be taking in one of the most visited and international cities on earth.  With its 2000 years of historical influence, cultural diversity, fine food establishments and wonderful vibrant atmosphere, London has something for everyone.

Throughout the centuries London has been city of ideas.  The city’s ability to evolve and move with the times has enabled it to embrace and develop into the innovative landscape of original thinking and creativity that it is today.  This is essentially one of the many reasons why London has always been such a special place to visit, and indeed live in, and plays an enormous part in why London stands out as being one of the greatest cities in the world.

These innovators, with ‘larger than life’ imaginations, are responsible not only for a wealth of state of the art, architecturally designed buildings  such as The Shard and The Gherkin, but also independent contemporary art, (London is the performing arts capital of the world), literature, (authors like Dickens, Orwell and Oscar Wilde make London the world’s greatest literary centre), pioneering music, (London has a marvellous musical heritage – with greats like Bowie, Adele, Queen and George Michael originating here.  Added to this the spectacular amount of theatrical masterpieces on offer within London’s theatre land, and you have it all.  

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So what else attracts visitors to the best city in the world?  Aside from our world class theatre, amazing art galleries and cosmopolitan multi- cultural society, 80% of visitors say their main reason for coming to London is ‘culture and heritage’.  Incredibly, cultural tourism generates almost £3½ billion a year for London’s economy and visitor numbers continue to grow.  Yet the city still has to endeavour to maintain its position internationally, as many other destinations around the globe are promoting cultural strategies to attract the discerning traveller.

This said, London has something that many other countries don’t possess.  The pomp, circumstance and pageantry that only Britain can pull off!  Take for example the Royal Wedding in May of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, at Windsor Castle.  This iconic event attracted millions to London to celebrate the romantic coupling of an adored British Prince and his glamorous bride.  The historical significance of such venues, along with the popularity of our Royal Family, provide a significant benefit to our tourist industry and economy. It’s a known fact that 9 out of 10 trips to London incorporate visits to the city’s top 20 cultural attractions. 

So here are several more reasons why London can assuredly call itself ‘the greatest city on Earth.’ 

Centuries of History

London can boast more than 2,000 years of history, and the London landscape bears testament to more iconic and historically important buildings and landmarks than pretty much anywhere in the world.  With Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey, to name just three of these marvels, it’s no surprise that travellers journey from across the world to experience the wonder and majesty of these venues.

Free Cultural Experiences

Though some London attractions have a reputation for being expensive, especially if you have a large family, visitors are regularly extremely surprised that many of the city’s cultural venues are actually free. Unlike the national museums in Paris, New York and Rome where tourists pay an entrance fee, London’s museums, like the Natural History, Science, Victoria and Albert, Tate Modern, National Gallery and the Imperial War Museum are all absolutely free!  We are one of the few cities in the world where you’ll be able to witness grand masterpieces and prehistoric historic exhibitions without opening your wallet!  What’s more, London’s 2012 Olympic Games saw the city’s popularity skyrocket as a result of visitors being impressed by the value for money they received in the capital.  This has been endorsed by producer and artist Will.i.am, (William Adams), who says…. “London is my favourite city on the planet — it’s the cosmopolitan and ‘melting pot’ feel of it all, the open-mindedness to difference and culture. And the whole city is a world-class museum, outdoors and indoors.” A fine endorsement!

London’s Green Spaces

Even though London is a bustling ‘working city’ which attracts large conglomerations of financial and other industries, there are over 5000 acres of amazing green spaces across eight London parks. Hyde Park, for instance, set deep in the heart of London, offers both world-class concerts and events together with plenty of quiet places to unwind and relax.  Alternatively, Richmond Park is the largest the eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London.  Here you’ll find the lovely Isabella Plantation and Pembroke Lodge, along with wonderful herds of Red and Fallow deer. All London parks are free and open daily. 

London as a whole has over 8½ million trees, 300,000 gardens and acres upon acres of green space, not only making it one of the prettiest cities in the world, but also enabling it to boast more green spaces than any other European city.  Whatever the weather or season, London is always enchantingly beautiful.

Reflection and Respect

London’s recent, and not so recent history, has given Londoners a long held reputation for perseverance, courage and grit in the face of adversity and sorrow.  Acclaimed pioneering cultural projects, attracting both intense media coverage, along with over 5 million tourists, have helped us to reflect on such historical events, whilst raising many millions for charity.  In 2014 an installation at the Tower of London of 888,246 ceramic hand-made poppies, provided the perfect setting to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.  The creative project demonstrated a poignant perspective on a world event and provided a place to reflect and respect those who fell in one of the most beautiful, historic London landmarks.  Something for which, we are justly proud.

Continuing on this theme, another sad, yet positive aspect that makes London such a fabulous place is its incredible resilience.  Although it has always been, and still remains, one of the safest destinations in the world to visit, recent tragedies such as the London Bridge Bombing at Borough Market will remain etched on our hearts forever.  However, Londoners are a particularly defiant crowd and whatever life throws at us, business will continue as normal.  A major benefit of visiting London is still the safety aspect however, as many other capital cities are far more dangerous.

British tradition, values and democracy.

Representing over 1000 years of this is our dear Queen Elizabeth.  She not only provides Britain with incredible stability and important British values, but is also a testament to our wonderful democratic nation.  The Royals, and especially Her Majesty, are undoubtedly important assets to our country and the reason why so many oversees visitors wish to come to experience these traditions for themselves. 

Retail Therapy

Our glorious capital is home to a wealth of shopping delights, whatever your budget.  For high end stores you have the wonderful Selfridges, Harrods and Fortnum and Mason, to name just a few, whilst many more fine retailers are just a stone’s throw away in the famous Oxford and Regent Streets.  Alternatively for the quirkier gift you could head off to the historic Covent Garden or one of London’s finest markets.  Here you’ll not only find some of the best retail therapy around, but also something else London is renowned for, its multi- cultural cuisine.  From the traditional English fish and chips, to pasta, curries and a wealth of other delicious delicacies from all over the world, all available at a very reasonable cost.  For something fancier, there are a multitude of fine dining establishments throughout the capital, many boasting ‘celebrity chefs’ and Michelin Stars.  All are well worth a visit, showing the capital can provide something to suit everyone’s budget.

The Great British Pub

Were you aware that you’re apparently never more than 7 metres from a pub in London?  This fact isn’t one that I’ve tested, although it’s a fact that there are well over 7,000 pubs to choose from in the capital.  From themed bars to roof top terraces offering anything from craft beers to exotic cocktails, a visit to London isn’t complete without a great British pint!  As an alternative to a traditional pub, you could sample the delights of ‘Attendant’, a quirky Victorian toilet which was given a makeover in 2013 and is now perfect for a daytime drink!  No one but the British could think up something so novel and extreme, making it another reason why London is so uniquely great.

A Great Multi- Cultural Society

Another thing that makesLondon so special, and indeed puts the ‘Great’ into Great Britain, is that it’s one of the most multicultural cities/countries in the world.  Our capital is now home to over 270 nationalities and 300 languages.  For many hundreds of years London has researched, studied and collected items from all over the world, making these and the research about them available to everyone. Our great museum displays perfectly express how London has always retained a healthy openness to every society’s ideas, doctrines and discoveries.  Similarly, the UK has also welcomed many different cultures and peoples of the world into our cities, making them truly multicultural.  Visitors to London will evidence this in many ways, from the comprehensive, worldwide cuisine which is available, to the vibrant communities like China Town within the heart of the capital, making London such a great place to be.  In visiting London, whatever your nationality, every tourist will find something familiar, as well as be able to explore the whole world in just one city.  Of course there are other global cities, although it’s only in London that you’ll experience and meet people from all over the globe and with them enjoy their theatre, food and music and witness the incredible range of wonderful things that they’ve produced.

Walking City

A trip to London is actually a walkers paradise, even though for those less energetic there is an excellent public transport network including the famous London bus and underground system. On foot though, you’ll be able to experience all the vibrancy, nostalgia and heritage that London can offer.  There’s certainly nothing better than a stroll along the River Thames, which has been meandering through the city since Roman times.  Its historic significance won’t be lost on you, and can be enhanced by taking a river boat along this iconic, ancient waterway, to find out more about London’s glorious past.

So why visit London?

Let’s face it tourists don’t generally visit for the weather! However what does attract them is our glorious culture.  All the above things and more should tempt you to pay this special, deeply cosmopolitan capital city a visit.  From free national museums, historic royal residences and vibrant markets, to the abundance of green spaces across the city, here you’ll be able to enjoy the fantastic range of cultural activities on offer and tailor your visit to your own personal inspiration and connection, desires and interests. You’ll be able to appreciate the ancient alongside the modern and witness London as the world’s number one city for its enormous variety of authentic historical sites and museums- far more than our rivals, as well as its culture and leisure activities and indeed its numerous hidden gems.

You certainly won’t cover all London has to offer in one hit, although once you’ve been hooked on your first visit by our capital’s cultural icons, which are a major part of London’s appeal, and discovered about the past and its legacy,  you’ll definitely have a thirst for more and will want to return. 

When you do, you can further explore why London’s art fairs, world famous carnivals like Notting Hill, Frieze London and Frieze Masters have attracted so much attention and attendance over the years.  The influence of heritage and culture on how ‘attractive’ a city is certainly a key feature which accentuates why people regard London as a city of eclecticism and international appeal.  From the old masters and antiquities to modern design and the art of today, there is always a plethora of new and exciting things to see and do in the city, and more importantly something for every pocket, which encourages visitors to revisit again and again.  Return visitors to London are willing to go further to experience unique and unusual new attractions.  London can offer these in abundance.  Take, for example, the city’s range of ‘Late’ events, occurring many of London’s museums and galleries.  Here you can immerse yourself in a shared, one-off, cultural experience with a difference.   

So why not visit London for the best experience in the world?  With 40 million visits to cultural institutions, 14.6 million theatre attendances, 4 world heritage sites, 857 art galleries and 349 live music venues last year alone, it’s definitely THE PLACE TO BE! 16.8 million overseas visitors, nearly 60% of which have made repeat visits, can’t be wrong!  So go on….give London a try!  

If you intend to extend your stay in London to take in more of our beautiful capital, then Euracom can offer amazing deals on serviced apartments.  Not only do these compare more than favourably with a similar standard hotel stay, they also offer more luxury and security to make your stay more enjoyable.  Here are just three examples of the many we offer.

Corporate serviced apartments South Kensington High Street W8

These serviced apartments offer luxury in the heart of London. Located off Kensington High Street and with easy access to the Science/Natural History Museums and Olympia, these apartments provide the perfect base for both holidaying families and business travellers alike.

Nightly fees start from just £229p/n, making these spacious, well-proportioned apartments exceptional value. With fully equipped kitchens and a private courtyard garden, the apartments are available with 1-4 bedrooms.

Corporate serviced  apartments South Kensington High Street W8

Features include:

  • Bathroom
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Lifts/Telephone/TV / Freeview/ Wi-fi
  • Daily or weekly linen change/Daily cleaning service
  • Desk / workspace/ Dining table & chairs
  • Kitchen / kitchenette/Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • If you are looking for looking for a spacious central London apartment, close to some of London’s finest stores, galleries and museums then these are for you.

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Central London serviced apartments St. Pauls Queen Street, London EC4

Our St Pauls Queen St serviced apartments are ideal for both business trips and sightseeing trips to London. Situated in London’s financial district, they’re within walking distance of the iconic St Paul's Cathedral, Millennium Bridge, Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. With prices starting from £145p/n, these newly refurbished, stylish flats are set in a beautifully designed building, finished to a high specification.  Premium quality fittings and soft furnishings come as standard, whilst each apartment is equipped with broadband, wide-screen TV and a luxurious kitchen and bathroom.

Central London  serviced apartments St. Pauls Queen Street, London EC4

Features include:

  • Air conditioning/ Concierge / security / reception/ Lifts/ Lobby / waiting area/ Wheelchair accessible
  • Bathroom/ Hairdryer available/ Toiletries provided
  • Daily or weekly linen change/ Daily cleaning service
  • Dining table & chairs/ Balcony / Terrace (upon request)
  • DVD player/ Satellite TV/ Freeview/ Wifi
  • Kitchen / Iron / Ironing board/ Laundry / dry cleaning available/ Tea / coffee making facilities

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Corporate serviced apartment rentals London, Stratford E15

These spectacular serviced apartments in Stratford provide easy access to Central London and Canary Wharf. With the O2 arena, the Olympic Park and Excel nearby, this accommodation offers exceptional value from only £93p/n.  This splendid development consists of 111 apartments, providing top quality accommodation at an affordable price.  The apartments give space and comfort and offer premium quality fittings, soft furnishings and high-spec kitchens and bathrooms throughout. Equipped with modern technology including broadband, wide-screen TV and DVD, the apartments provide a comfortable environment in which to enjoy your stay.

Corporate serviced apartment rentals London,  Stratford E15

Features include:

  • Balcony / Terrace (upon request)/ Welcome pack available
  •  Bathroom/ Toiletries provided
  •  Concierge / security / reception/ Lifts/ Lobby / waiting area/ Wheelchair accessible
  •  Desk / workspace/ Dining table & chairs/ Baby cot / high chair (upon request)
  •  DVD player/ TV / Freeview/ Wifi
  •  Fully equipped kitchen/ Iron / Ironing board/ Tea / coffee making facilities
  •  Daily cleaning service/ Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available

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By Rob at 26 Jun 2018

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

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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

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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

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By Rob at 12 May 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

The changing face of London through the ages

There is undoubtedly a plethora of relatively new, interesting buildings and structures within London, which have proven to be a large attraction to the many visitors we have to our capital city. Take the London Eye, the Shard and the Millennium Dome to name a few. Yet London is also one of the most historic cities on the earth, dating back well beyond Roman times, boasting landmarks that have given the city a reputation for both splendour and culture.  

This month we’ll look at some of these older, yet well-loved tourist attractions, which will hopefully be around for many more years to come. Needless to say, whether you opt for the ancient or modern within London, there is always something of interest to everyone. That’s why London is such an exceptional place to stay and rent a serviced apartment, as you get the best of everything, both old and new, equally contributing to make the city the wonderful city we know today.

Marble Arch

One spectacular area of London, hosting an iconic city landmark, is Marble Arch.  Now an entirely modern, bustling district, with Oxford Street to the East, Park Lane to the south and Bayswater to the west, the region encompasses much of the City of Westminster, boasting some of the most expensive real estate in the Capital.

The area around the Arch now accommodates a major road junction, yet once, according to the poet John Betjeman, who in one of his poems states, ‘For here where once were pleasant fields and no one in a hurry!’   How times have changed!

This historic arch has had a chequered history.  Its original design was supposed to have been a triumphal arch and grand gateway to an expanded Buckingham Palace, celebrating the British victories in the Napoleonic Wars, yet the arch we see today is nothing like as ornate or grand as the one that designer John Nash originally intended.  When first commissioned by George IV, Nash was due to have incorporated many imposing sculptures, such as a large equestrian statue of the king sitting above the arch, along with other, more ornate friezes of battle scenes and symbolic panels.  Having produced these, unfortunately after the king’s death, Nash was sacked for overspending in favour of another architect, Edward Blore, whose brief was to complete the works in a more economic fashion!   

Serviced apartments for rent near Marble Arch London

However, what to do with all this jumbled collection of sculptures that were on his hands?

Nash, understandably, would no longer cooperate on the project, so Blore decided to complete the Arch without most of the intended sculptures. The arch we therefore see today has only four symbolic panels with minimal decoration. The ends are blank except for three laurel wreaths.

Marble Arch was finally completed in 1833, minus the central gates, which were added just before Queen Victoria was crowned in 1837. Yet there was one fatal mistake still visible today.  The symbolic panels were supposed to represent a "military side", which celebrated victory at the Battle of Waterloo and a “naval side” which commemorated Lord Nelson’s achievements. However, the military side is topped with the portrait of Nelson and the naval side with one of Wellington. What a ‘mistaka to maka!’

Fortunately the other sculptures still survive and were eventually used within Buckingham Palace Courtyard and in the new National Gallery. And what happened to the equestrian statue?  It now sits on a plinth in Trafalgar Square!

After all this effort to construct, Marble Arch was eventually deemed unsatisfactory in its original location and moved, stone by stone, to where it currently stands at Cumberland Gate.  Its new site would, it was thought, form a grand entrance to Hyde Park in time for the Great Exhibition of 1851.  Indeed, this was the case for 50 years, however with progress came additional, widened roads, and in 1908 and 1960 respectively, new road schemes managed to completely separate the Arch from Hyde Park, leaving it in an isolated position…..all the best laid plans!

Serviced apartments for rent in London

If you decide to visit this exceptional area of London, you won’t be sorry. Near to Marble Arch, Hyde Park is a wonderful place to relax at all times of the year, whilst for retail therapy why not head off to Oxford Street? There are also a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants within the neighbourhood, along with other major attractions and theatre land just a short underground trip away.

If you need somewhere to rest your weary head after a hard day sightseeing, why not try Euracom’s George Street, central London apartments? Centred at the heart of London’s West End, this modern, 4 storey town house features several self – catering apartments

These delightful serviced apartments in the heart of London's West End are housed in a four storey town house, designed in a modern style. From five one-bedroom apartments to a double studio apartment, ranging from a reasonable £650 p/w, these offer guests the ideal London retreat.

Features include:

  • Fully equipped kitchen/ kitchenette with dishwasher in some apartments
  • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available/ Utilities included
  • Close to amenities
  • Door entry phone/Property supervisor nearby
  • Radio / Alarm clock/Telephone/TV / Freeview/ Wi-Fi

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Trafalgar Square

Another unmissable, yet historic area of London is that of Trafalgar Square, a must stop for any visitor to London. This public square, completed in 1844, is regarded to be at London’s centre and was built around the area once known as Charing Cross. However, the district has been well renowned since the 13th century. It once housed the King's Mews, although when these were relocated to Buckingham Palace by George IV, its redevelopment took place, resulting in the splendid square that we have today. The name ‘Trafalgar’ celebrates Britain’s naval victory in the war against Napoleon.

Serviced apartments for rent near Trafalgar Square

At the centre of the square sits the 52m high Nelson’s column, surrounded by four statuesque lions sitting on plinths, each weighing seven tons.  Originally called The Monument to Lord Nelson, the column is built of Devon granite and commemorates Nelson’s victory at Trafalgar.  Interestingly, when being refurbished in 2006, it measured over 4 metres less than people had first thought!  On a more sinister note, in 1940 the Nazis developed secret plans to move Nelson's Column to Berlin when Britain lost the Second World War!  Thankfully, this didn’t happen!

Fountains and sculptures have adorned the square, throughout the years, whilst since 1947, a Christmas tree, donated by Norway,  is erected in gratitude for Britain's support during World War II. The square is also the centre of New Year's Eve celebrations. For years the square was renowned for its pigeon population and a popular pastime in Victorian times was to feed them. Pigeon feed sellers became famous for trading at inflated prices, whilst the pigeon population also inflated to around 35,000 and was deemed to be a health hazard. In recent years, feeding the pigeons has been banned and birds of prey have been introduced to discourage them.

Stay in a serviced apartment near Trafalgar Square London

Nearby are the National Gallery, featuring masterpieces from the past, along with Her Majesty’s Theatre, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

This area of London is a tourist’s dream!  If you require a central location to enable you to experience all the famous landmarks and soak up the history of our great capital then look no further than Euracom’s Central London serviced apartments in Trafalgar Square WC2.

These modern, newly refurbished serviced apartments are within a minutes’ walk of all the areas mentioned above. Ranging from £987 p/w, they make the perfect spot for exploring our capital city.  Sleeping from 2 to 6 persons, all apartments and studios are well furnished and air conditioned. If café culture is your desire, you’ll find plenty of coffee shops, pubs & restaurants at nearby Pall Mall and Trafalgar Square.

Features include:

  • Air conditioning/central heating
  • Bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ Breakfast available/ dishwasher in some apartments
  • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available/ daily or weekly linen change/daily cleaning service
  • Concierge / security / reception/ Lifts/ Safe
  • Desk / workspace/dining table & chairs
  • Radio / alarm clock/ satellite TV/ tea / coffee making facilities/ telephone/Wi - Fi

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The Barbican:

A rather more modern attraction than those previously covered is The Barbican.  Opened on the 3 March 1982, to a very excited public, this performing arts centre in the City of London is the largest of its kind in Europe. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the centre gives theatre goers, a range of contemporary and classical music concerts, theatre performances, film screenings and art exhibitions. Declared by the Queen as a ‘modern wonder of the world’, this was the first arts centre ever to provide music, theatre, visual arts, film with a tropical conservatory all within one venue.

Once a World War 2 bomb crater, the Barbican rose out of the rubble to become a world-class multi-arts centre.

Rent serviced apartments in London near the Barbican center

From the opening ceremony, this iconic theatre has shown innovation, vision and ambition to push boundaries in in the art world, welcoming the finest artists in the world to come and perform.  From new interpretations of Shakespeare, from distinguished directors like Thomas Ostermeier, to celebrations of Nordic and Japanese culture, the centre encourages people to create innovative work that takes risks. This centre has really raised the game in theatre, and for this reason it attracts the best international artists around, along with home grown talent.

Central London serviced apartments for rent

The Barbican’s initial conception came as part of London’s post war vision to rebuild an area of London which was devastated by bombing during the Second World War.  Its name comes from a street situated in the area of Cripplegate, which was, during the 19th century, home to a wide variety of tradesmen including furriers and glovers, and was the centre of the rag trade with fabric and leather merchants in abundance.

Yet during the 1940’s the area, and indeed the whole of London, succumbed to a prolonged aerial attack by German bombers, leaving in its wake a flattened, devastated landscape of bomb craters and fire damaged warehouses. By 1945, very few buildings within the area remained standing, leaving Londoners keen to rebuild.  Careful plans were instigated throughout the capital, resulting in the London we have today. 

The Barbican itself took over a decade to complete and is today seen as a famous London landmark due to its scale and ambitious design.  It has become internationally recognised as one of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century. It also demonstrates that good can rise from adversity, showing us what is great about London and its people, which are both innovative and outward looking. It has certainly played its part in making London the great diverse, cultural city it has become, encouraging a sense of community and unity, by making us see the world from different angles.

Not only is the Barbican a centre for outstanding arts but over the years it has become a valuable local resource, bringing communities together. This has contributed considerably to East London’s vibrant and thriving cultural life.  If you’d like to experience this sensational part of London, then why not extend your stay in the capital by trying Euracom’s Central London serviced apartments, Barbican EC1

For a weekly rental cost starting from £875 p/w, this collection of modern serviced apartments range from newly refurbished studio apartments to deluxe 1-bedroom apartments.  They are located within easy reach of the Barbican Centre and St Paul’s Cathedral, making them the perfect retreat within central London. With clever designs to maximise space, all apartments are equipped with a fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and bathroom with shower.

Features Include:

  • Bathroom
  • Central heating/radio/alarm clock/telephone/TV/Freeview/Wi-Fi
  • Concierge / security / reception/ lifts/lobby / waiting area
  • Fully equipped kitchen/ dishwasher in some apartments/daily cleaning service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning facilities available
  • Onsite restaurants / bars

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