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30 Dec 2010

New Year's Eve in London


Bring in the New Year Eve in London with a bang at one of the city's biggest party nights with a host of festivities, fireworks and fun all night long. Wait until the clock strikes 12 to witness the celebrations and annual fireworks that brighten up the sky near the London Eye and along the river Thames for almost half an hour. Make sure to wrap up warm or book a London Bridge Apartment to watch safely from the window of your cosy accommodation!

For those who prefer the party scene, lap up the hedonistic atmosphere by exploring the lively nightlife in London. All of the best clubs and bars around town which will be hosting extra special parties for the occasion. Book tickets as early as you can because the night WILL be busy and prices increase the longer you leave it. 

Don't forget the celebration continues with the next day with the annual New Year's Day Parade in the morning. Get yourself to the West End to see acrobats, musicians and dancers weaving their way through London's most famous streets and starting the new year in style.


Check out the official website for the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority to find more information about attending the fireworks closer to the time.

With free travel all night on New Years Eve, public transport will be the easiest way to get around so make sure to check the Transport for London website for details about how to get to your New Years Eve party.

Happy New Year Everyone !
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23 Dec 2010

The Best Christmas Carols in London



Christmas Time, Mistletoe & Wine, Children Singing..

Christmas time is the best for its Carols and Singing. Celebrate the season with the spirit of song and dance and visit some of London's best Christmas carol concerts and performances.

Christmas carols at Trafalgar Square

For festive Christmas carols London is home to one of the most famous services in the world, taking place annually at Trafalgar Square. Visit the Square this Christmas and get in good voice for the Christmas carols London season.

Trafalgar Square will be home to a season of carol services throughout December, inviting Londoners to get into the festive spirit. A selection of choirs from across the capital are setting up in the Square and going through all the classics.


Christmas cheer
Children and adults of all ages are welcome to visit Trafalgar Square and enjoy carol services in the run up to Christmas. The free carol concerts run from Tuesday 7th December - Wednesday 22nd December 2010.

Trafalgar Square Christmas Carols


VSO Christmas Concert By Candlelight
Trafalgar Square's St Martin in the Fields is also hosting a concert in aid of development charity VSO on Thursday 2nd December 2010. The City of London Choir are joined by kora player Surahata Susso to get you in the festive spirit. All money raised will support VSO's education programmes across the world.

VSO Christmas Concert


Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree
Whilst enjoying festive carols and getting in good voice for the season, visitors to Trafalgar Square can also enjoy the sight of the annual Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, given to London each year by the people of Oslo, Norway. The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is a key feature of the London Christmas experience and all are welcome to enjoy carol singing to its impressive backdrop. The tree will be unveiled Tuesday 7th December 2010.

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

Christmas church services
Carols form a key part of annual Christmas church services in London, where Londoners can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in traditional style. Christmas Eve services usually take place at St Martins in the Field at Trafalgar Square and at Westminster Abbey.

St Martin in the Fields Christmas Carols


St Pauls Cathedral
London's most famous cathedral, St Pauls Cathedral hosts a series of special concerts during Advent

Christmas Carols at St Pauls Cathedral


Candlelight carol service
St Pauls Church in Knightsbridge is hosting a celebrity candlelight carols service on Tuesday 30th November 2010, in aid of the Changing Faces charity.

Celebrity Candlelight Carol Service


Carols at Horniman Museum
Listen to a choir singing songs from around the world plus festive Christmas carols from the English Baroque Choir singers at Horniman Museum along with refreshments and a Santa's grotto on Sunday 12th December 2010.

Horniman Museum Christmas Carol Concert


Southwark Cathedral Christmas Carols
Southwark Cathedral will be hosting a number of fantastic concerts throughout December.

Southwark Cathedral Christmas Carols


Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall is holding all sorts of Christmas concerts and carol performances throughout December 2010. Special events include traditional and candlelit carols, Christmas carol singalongs, plus concerts joined by celebrities such as Katherine Jenkins.

Royal Albert Hall Christmas Festival


Carols at Canary Wharf
Hear beautiful music from the workers in Canary Wharf as the resident choirs sing traditional festive songs at the East Wintergarden. The carol service and post carolling treats such as mince pies and mulled wine takes place on Tuesday 14th December 2010.

Christmas Carols at Canary Wharf


Hampton Pool
Christmas carols, mince pies and synchronised swimming feature in the annual concert at the Hampton Pool heated lido.

20 Dec 2010

Christmas At Covent Garden



Head over to Covent Garden for an Old-School Christmas this year with a sense of nostalgia and a giant 32 foot topiary reindeer ! One of London's most popular markets, Covent Garden sets the scene this festive season with christmas decorations and exciting new installations from art and design collective United Visual Artists in the Market Building. 

Get into the Christmas spirit by enjoying a little festive cheer, courtesy of The Mulled Wine Hut disguised as a huge Christmas present. There’s also hot apple juice, minced pies and traditionally roasted chestnuts on offer. Save a little space though, for the seasonal delights of Covent Garden’s Real Food market which runs every Thursday and Friday from 12th November until Christmas. As well as the usual diverse collection of excellent stalls, there are gourmet Christmas treats from specialist suppliers and, joy of joys, a chocolate bar serving hot chocolate drinks and handmade sweet treats.

Meanwhile, kids will surely make a beeline for the reindeer petting enclosure, complete with helpful elves, or settle down for a session of magical candlelit storytelling from the mistresses of monologue – actors Olivia Armstrong and Chloe Davis. There are also craft workshops for the little ones, taking in everything from Christmas decoration creation to making Christmas puppets and cakes. All this is sound tracked by a selection of traditional choirs, including the City of London Choir and Putney Choral Society and the City Of London Choir who’ll be joining the dots between Christmas songs, classic ballads and more contemporary material.

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17 Dec 2010

The Ice Zone at the O2




This year the O2 is hosting an exciting Ice Zone bursting with loads of attractions including an ice rink, a funfair with dodgems and bungee trampolines and an activity zone with go-karting, golf, a circus fun house and a roller-coaster. Make the most of the Christmas cheer this year and visit the O2 for an amazing fun day out. There is also a grotto until Christmas even where kids will receive presents from Santas !

A host of attractions including an ice rink, a funfair with dodgems and bungee trampolines, and an activity zone with go-karting, golf, a circus fun house and rollercoaster. There's also a grotto until Christmas Eve with presents from Santa.

Plus the Activity Zone on The O2's Live Quarter hosts go-karting, 9-hole Q-golf, the Circus Circus fun house and Apple rollercoaster.

Don't miss out on all the fun ! Stay in a serviced apartments close to all the action and you can be sure you will have the time of your life. The apartments boast stunning interiors and modern decor with all the essential mod-cons needed for city living. Guests can enjoy superb facilities like free broadband access, large flat-screen tvs, wooden flooring, secure entry phones and balconies with panoramic views. Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hob, microwave and utensils giving you the added luxury of being able to prepare meals at home, eat-in or entertains friends and family. The apartments also offer housekeeping and maid service and provide clean towels and fresh linen. Some apartments offer free onsite car parking & leisure facilities.

If you want more information or would like to book an apartment near the O2 Arena please contact us via email or phone and speak to one of our friendly customer service advisors on 0843 289 88 20.

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15 Dec 2010

Chesham Court Apartments in Knightsbridge

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Check-in-london would like to present the new Chesham Court Apartments. Chesham Court Apartments are close to the serene landscapes of Hyde Park, fashionable boutiques, designer shops of Sloane Street & Knightsbridge and the embassies of Belgravia. Knightsbridge apartments are located in one of the most prestigious areas of London and, therefore, benefit from close proximity to some of the city's most luxurious restaurants and bars.

The apartments are set in a Mid-Victorian mansion and combine elegant living spaces with all of the modern amenities needed to make sure that your stay is a comfortable one. They also offer a secure entry system as well as CCTV.

These apartments are ideal for leisure travellers, families and couples and provide the perfect base in the heart of central London within walking distance from popular tourist attractions and hot spots like Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Piccadilly Circus, Sloane Square & the London Eye.

Guests at the Chesham Court Apartments can enjoy these stylish and spacious apartments that have been recently refurbished and range from studios to three bedroom penthouses. The apartments all come with fully equipped kitchens, maid service, secure entry systems and all the modern amenities you could need for a luxurious stay. The penthouse also boasts a beautiful private terrace with peaceful, garden views.

If you're visiting soon and want to book a London serviced apartment with easy access to some family rooms in London, speak to a customer advisor. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.

13 Dec 2010

Family Serviced Apartments in London


London is such an amazing city for a family holiday. From a fun day out in Kew Gardens, a flight on the London Eye, an encounter with the zoo animals, a river cruise along the Thames or a open bus tour of the city, there is something for all age groups to see and experience.

Serviced apartments are the ideal way for a family to stay when visiting London. With so many benefits over a hotel, family apartments in London offer that all important extra space and communal living that hotel rooms just cannot compete with. More than 30% cheaper than equivalent hotel rooms, family serviced apartments are the perfect alternative and are great value for money.


Serviced apartments can accommodate up to 10 people from comfortable one bedroom apartments to luxurious four bedroom penthouses making it easy for larger families to find accommodation.

Serviced apartments for families also give you the option to eat-in and cook at home with fully equipped kitchens, dishwashers, microwaves, hobs, ovens, fridges and freezers making it so easy to plan meals and save money. You can grab a bite just before you head out or a quick snack before bed.

With the flexibility to stay for one day or many months, serviced apartments are a more economical choice of accommodation and give you the freedom and privacy of your very own home in the heart of the city.


Serviced apartments are located all over Central London and are within easy reach of public transport links making it easy for you to travel around and see the city without having to use expensive taxis. London is buzzing with action packed events, shows and attractions, so there is always something to do and someplace new to see.

Some serviced apartments even offer you five star hotel facilities like a gym, swimming pool, room service and a concierge which can make your stay even more enjoyable.

We would recommend booking early, as much family accommodation in London gets booked up in advance, especially in the peak season.

Our top family-friendly apartments in London are :

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12 Dec 2010

Christmas at Westfield




Westfield
is definitely the ultimate shopping destination in London this Christmas offering a mix of of designer and high street labels all under one stunning roof. The lights are on, the choir is out and the Christmas cheer is all around, with over 265 shops, flagship stores, cutting edge fashion boutiques and fine dining restaurants, this shopping haven has everything you need and more to make your Christmas an unforgettable one.

And that's not all, this Christmas, Westfield brings you their very own Spectacular new Skating Rink and the fabulous 3D Santas Grotto. Jam-packed with adventure and fabulous 3D moments – this is one Christmas show you do not want to miss this year. Stuck for presents ? Westfield's got that covered too with their very own Christmas Wishes gift finder, sure to inspire you and help you find the best Christmas presents for your loved ones.

Westfield is located in Shepherd's Bush, West London and is near desirable London addresses like Notting Hill, Holland Park, Kensington & Chelsea. If you are visiting London and would like to stay close to the Westfield Shopping Centre, then we have just the solution for you. With over 10000 serviced apartments in Central London, Check-in-London features comfortable and spacious accommodation in and around the Westfield Shopping area from chic studios to luxurious penthouses that are fully equipped with all the essential modern amenities and home comforts you could need for city living.

Stay in a serviced apartment and you can enjoy all the benefits of a hotel, from the comfort of your very own private residence in the heart of the capital with self-catering facilities and daily or weekly housekeeping. Relax and unwind in a spacious and calm atmosphere after the hustle and bustle of a busy day around town and make the most of your time by staying close to all the attractions, sights and shops that this city has to offer.

Check-in-London brings you some of London's best serviced apartments, carefully selected for you with something to suit everyone and every budget. If you want more information or would like to book a Christmas Apartments in London please contact us via email or phone and speak to one of our friendly customer service advisors on 0843 289 88 20.

8 Dec 2010

Christmas Markets in London



Tis the Season to be Jolly , and nothing makes us more jolly than Christmas stalls brimming with delicious treats and handmade delights. Experience the joy of the festive season and indulge in some lovely food and drink and look out for special gifts for friends and family that are sure to win hearts and make everyone merry.

Our favourite London Christmas Markets are :

1. Christmas Market at Winter Wonderland

New for 2010 is the Angel’s Christmas Market right at the Hyde Park entrance toWinter Wonderland. With over 100 stalls featuring the best arts & crafts from around the world as well as gourmet gifts, find that unique Christmas gift in a refreshing alternative to the high street.

Until 4 Jan 2011


2. The Super Christmas Market at Somerset House

The ever popular Super Christmas Market is back! Bag yourself original gifts from ‘All Lovely Stüff’ and ‘Shop Eastern Bloc’ as well as bargain stocking fillers at 'The Poundshop', plus free festive games and prizes from London’s most inventive independent designers.

Fri 10 Dec, 18.00-21.00
Sat 11 & Sun 12 Dec, 11.00-19.00


3. Columbia Road Christmas Shopping Evenings

This charming neighbourhood of cobbled streets and independent businesses offers a more agreeable alternative to the West End crowds, and in the run-up to Christmas the shops will be opening late on Wednesday evenings (they usually only open on Sundays alongside the flower market). Originally created as a Victorian shopping arcade some 150 years ago, this East End enclave of traders offers vintage fashions, quirky artworks, quality homewares and irresistible deli goods.

Until Wed Dec 22


4. The Dock Christmas Market at Ladbroke Grove

Designer Tom Dixon hosts this seasonal market selling design, food and wine, as well as Christmas trees and floral decorations. On Thursday evening (6-8pm) there's music from the Bonfire Band and mulled wine and roasted chestnuts in the outdoor living room.

Dec 16-19

5. Cologne Christmas Market on the South Bank

Already mentioned by us previously, this German-style Christmas market along Queen's Walk (from the Southbank Centre to the London Eye) is decorated wooden chalets selling a wide range of hand-crafted gifts and German delicacies such as Glühwein (mulled wine) and bratwursts .

Until 22nd Decemeber

6 Dec 2010

Neighbourhood Spotlight on South Kensington


South Kensington is truly one of the most desirable areas of London. Home to some of London's most famous museums and art galleries, royal parks & music halls, South Kensington is an important cultural hotspot. Neighbouring equally luxury addresses, South Kensington shares borders with exclusive Knightsbridge, where you can find prestigious department stores like Harrods, trendy High Street Kensington with fashionable boutiques & the chic and sophisticated residences of Chelsea. If you're hoping to spend a luxurious visit in London, accommodation in South Kensington is way to go.

Be sure to visit the Museums, as they are a treasure trove of knowledge and historic facts that are bound to amaze and inspire you and best of all, they are free ! There is something for everyone from art and design at the Victoria & Albert Museum, natural wonders at The Natural History Museum & the marvels of science at the Science Museum.


You can also take a stroll in one of London's Royal Parks, Kensington Gardens which has gorgeous green landscapes, as well as a pond surrounded by water fowl. Make sure you visit Kensington Palace, where both Queen Victoria and Diana, Princess of Wales lived. Explore the State Apartments, see Queen Victoria's bedroom, look around temporary exhibitions and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Orangery.

South Kensington is also famous for the Royal Albert Hall which plays host to The BBC Proms concerts each year. As well as classical concerts, you can see rock and pop gigs, ballet, opera and even tennis here.
Just want to go shopping? The luxurious department stores and designer brands of Knightsbridge are sure you get your heart racing and longing for the finer things in life. However, if you're not looking to splash the cash, you can always hit the shops on High Street Kensington and check our international retail chains and fabulous stores from Topshop to Zara, Habitat, Jigsaw, H&M, Urban Outfitters, American Apparel and many more.

So if you think you absolutely must stay in the area, we can offer you some of the best serviced apartments in South Kensington. From stylish studios to palatial penthouses, Check-in-London has something to suit your needs and budget in the South Kensington Area.

Click here to see all our apartments in South Kensington >>

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Earls Court Apartments



Check in London's 'Apartment of the Month' is the Earls Court Apartments which have a minimum stay of 1 night and are priced from £94.74 per night including VAT.

The Earls Court Apartments make the ideal choice for accommodation in London. Situated right in the heart of the exclusive Kensington area of London, the Apartments are housed in an impressive new development within walking distance from Earls Court and Olympia Station.

The Apartments are well connected to all parts of the city and offer direct connections via the Piccadilly Line and District Line as well as local bus services and are easily accessible to mainline train stations and international airports like Heathrow & Gatwick.

With Earls Court Exhibition Centre and Olympia Exhibition Centre right around the corner, Kensington and Earls Court apartments are the perfect base for travellers or exhibitors visiting fairs or events at these exhibition halls. The apartments are also within easy reach of London's famous attractions, galleries, theaters and landmarks and are only a 20 minute walk from Westfield shopping centre, Europe's largest mall.

Guests at the Earls Court Apartments can enjoy these bright and stylish apartments that offer spacious residences in the heart of the city with contemporary interiors, a range of modern conveniences and home comforts, air conditioning and free WiFi. Perfect for Business or Leisure stays, these apartments offer a comfortable retreat and a welcoming atmosphere in London.

If you're visiting soon and want to book a London serviced apartment, such as Holiday lettings London, speak to a customer advisor. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.

3 Dec 2010

London's amazing Ice Rinks


Winter not only signals the arrival of mulled wine and snowmen into the capital. It's also when the London ice skating scene explodes and dozens of ice skating rinks are hastily constructed around the city. Therefore, if you're staying in one of our apartments in London for Christmas, make sure you keep warm with a spin on one of London's amazing ice rinks.

Whether you fancy skating in front of a historical backdrop at the Tower of London, taking to the ice in the middle of the Canary Wharf business district or some post-skate shopping at Westfield, you'll find it in London this festive season. So, get your ice skates on this winter at London's coolest ice rinks:

  • Canary Wharf Ice Rink
Bringing a little festive sparkle to one of London's major business districts, the Canary Wharf is open from mid-October to mid-February for visitors and City workers ready to let off some steam after work. Located in Canada Square Park, you can skate with the district's skyscrapers surrounding you before relaxing in the Rinkside Bar for festive music and refreshments.

  • Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
One of the most beautiful settings for outdoor ice skating in London, the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink sits just in front of the palace where Henry VIII once lived. Open from late November to early January, visit this ice rink for an unforgettable experience skating under the stars before warming up with winter drinks and snacks.

  • Somerset House Ice Rink
One of the most popular London ice rinks ever year, the Somerset House Ice Rink brings in visitors with its beautiful setting combined and late-night sessions from mid-November to early January. As dark closes in, the torch-lit skating is accompanied by DJ sessions making it on of the coolest ice skating rink in London to take a spin this winter.


  • Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park's Christmas extravaganza, Winter Wonderland, hosts a glittering ice rink every winter from late November to early January. Illuminated by thousands of lights and set around a Victorian bandstand, a skate around this rink is sure to get even the biggest of Grinches into the festive mood. After you can enjoy the fun rides and traditional German market stalls around the rest of the event.

  • Westfield London Ice Rink
Skate in style at Westfield London's ice rink that normally opens from late November to early January. The huge rink is housed under a stunning glass roof and is illuminated with hundreds of festive Christmas lights making it the best place to head for some post-shopping fun.

  • Tower of London Ice Rink
One of the more extraordinary ice rinks in London this winter, the Tower of London ice rink is set within the moat of the tower and within the famous fortress battlements. Enjoy one of London's most renowned attractions in a completely different way by heading there between mid-November and early January for some festive skating illuminated by twinkling lights.

  • Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Striking architecture and sparkling lights make this famous London attraction a beautiful setting for some winter ice skating. From late October to early January, you can whizz around the rink before relaxing in their popular café bar or heading inside to take a glimpse of the dinosaurs.

  • London Eye Ice Rink
Skate in the shadow of one of London's most iconic attractions at the London Eye Ice rink. As well as enjoying the beautiful rink, you can look out over stunning views of London before refueling at the wealth of amazing restaurants and bars in the area. Check it out from late November to early January.


If you're visiting soon and want to book a Short let flats London with easy access to the ice skating rinks in London, speak to a customer advisor. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.

1 Dec 2010

West London Serviced Apartments



Check-in London brings you brand new Serviced Apartments in West London. From Uxbridge to West Drayton, Richmond to Brentford, our west London properties are stylish and contemporary and offer excellent value for money ranging from studios to three bedrooms that are ideal for leisure or business.

The apartments boast stunning interiors and modern décor with all the essential mod-cons needed for city living. Guests can enjoy superb facilities like free broadband access, large flat-screen TVs, wooden flooring, secure entry phones and balconies with panoramic views.

Each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, hob, microwave and utensils giving you the added luxury of being able to prepare meals at home, eat-in or entertains friends and family. The apartments also offer housekeeping and maid service once a week and provide clean towels and fresh linen. Some apartments offer free onsite car parking & leisure facilities.

If you're visiting soon and want to book a serviced apartment in West London, speak to a customer advisor. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.