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28 Jul 2011

Check-in for your Flight at Paddington Station

Paddington Check-in Kiosks for Heathrow Express

Checking-in at the airport is so yesterday!

The concept of making the idea of “catching a flight” a more streamlined and indeed effortless procedure does considerably add value to the overall customer travel experience. The latest to emerge is “offsite Check-in services” allowing travellers to check-in before they reach the airport like at a railway station or hotel. Already successful in countries like USA, Hong Kong and Switzerland, this style of checking-in pre-airport arrival is catching on and has even reached London.

Paddington is the first UK railway station to offer an “off-site check-in service” between Heathrow Airport and Central London via the Heathrow Express Train. The self service check-in kiosks and flight information screens allow you check-in for your flight and print your ticket before boarding the train. The facilities that have been designed to make travelling by air more appealing by giving customers the option to choose their seat and avoid the long queues for checking–in at the airport. Boasting a journey time of under 20 minutes one way, it is most certainly the quickest way to get to Heathrow Airport from Central London especially during peak hours. Presently the following airlines operate Check-in services at Paddington Station, but more will be available very soon.

Air Canada, Air France, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Czech Airlines, Finnair, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, United Airlines

Some of our customers, who have stayed in one of our many central London serviced apartments and short stay rentals, often use the airport check-in facilities at Paddington and have really enjoyed the benefits of having that little extra time to make the most of the city. The advantage of a central London Airport check-in kiosk is also particularly useful to corporate travellers who enjoy a quick and easy route to the airport after a business trip.

Central London areas like the Bayswater, Mayfair, Marylebone, Bloomsbury and Notting Hill have fantastic serviced apartments and are within easy reach of Paddington Station.

If you’re visiting London and need accommodation, why not book a Short term rent London for your stay. Speak to a customer advisor now. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at for rates and availability.

24 Jul 2011

A Tribute to the Royal Wedding Dress

Kate Middleton - Royal Wedding Dress

Buckingham Palace Summer Exhibition 23 July - 3 October 2011

The excitement for one of this decade’s most significant events continues with the opening of this year’s Summer Exhibition at Buckingham Palace on 23rd July 2011. An estimated record breaking attendance of up to 650,000 people expected to visit Queen Elizabeth’s official London residence and get up close with the dress that transformed Kate Middleton into the Duchess of Cambridge when she wed Prince William on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey.

Intricately crafted by Alexander Mcqueen’s Sarah Burton, this famous dress will be presented on a raised stage in the ornate palace ballroom where crowds will flock to catch a glimpse of the stunning ivory ensemble along with its matching handcrafted bridal shoes), the diamond acorn earrings gifted to her by her parents, the Cartier Halo tiara she wore that was loaned by the Queen, and a silk flower replica of her bridal bouquet are all showcased for close viewing.

The organisers and the exhibition curator Caroline de Guitaut, seen above adjusting the dress, are hoping to give all the visitors a true taste and experience of the royal wedding and have even included the Wedding cake behind a glass cabinet in the state dining room displaying where the royal newlyweds placed the knife on their wedding day. The exhibition will continue though till 3rd October 2011.

Click here for tickets to the exhibition and more visitor information.

If you’re visiting London to visit the Summer Exhibition at Buckingham Palace and need accommodation, why not book a serviced apartment for your stay. Check-in-London features a fantastic range of serviced apartments in Victoria & Westminster.

Speak to a customer advisor now. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at for rates and availability.

19 Jul 2011

Olympics 2012 - Open Weekend 2011

Open Weekend London Olypmic 2012

"One year to go" London Olympics - Open Weekend 22 - 24 July 2011

If you are one of the 1.9 million people who applied in the first and second round sales for the London 2012 Olympic tickets and did not get one, just like us, worry not ! We are not letting it dampen our spirits specially with the exciting “One year to go” celebration right around the corner. This weekend 22-24 July, London is celebrating, supported by BP, the Olypmpic 2012 Open Weekend with alot in store to get us in the mood and all cheery about the big event next year. The whole celebration is organised to show off the best art, dance, film, culture and sport UK has to offer, with over 1,000 events taking place all day long so don't miss your chance to get involved.

Back for the fourth time, this year’s Open Weekend will surely be an action packed day of fun and entertainment for the whole family. There are plenty of free activities to choose from such as the aquathlons, spring board diving, music festivals, forest fairs, pirate encounters, aquascooters, vibrant band performances and many art workshops and city walks that are open to everyone and all ages. Test your endurance with some sporting challenges or see if you can even learn some bollywood dancing!

Don’t miss out. Click below for all upcoming events and timings.

If your interested in booking a Serviced Apartment in London during the Olympics 2012 contact us at for rates and availability or click here view all our London Serviced Apartments.