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30 May 2012

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Queens Jubilee

It’s not every day that a royal celebrates a Diamond Jubilee, in fact she is the only British Monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee, other than Queen Victoria in 1897. So we are throwing her a party, a nationwide party, to honour Queen Elizabeth II who marks sixty years of her reign on 2nd June 2012.

With the extra Bank Holiday (5 June), Jubilee fever will reach an all time high and attract thousands of visitors to the city of London who will come to witness an outstanding programme of events taking place from Saturday 2nd June to Tuesday 5th June across the city.

Join The Queen and Katherine Jenkins on the Saturday 2nd June as they attend the first official event of the long weekend at the prestigious Investec Derby in Epsom.

Sunday 3rd of June will be main day with a Big Jubilee Lunch party which will take shape in the form of traditional street parties or picnic lunches brimming with brilliantly British union jack hues.

Then head over to the riverside to watch as the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant unfolds as one of the year’s most exciting events with over 1000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world, carrying 20,000 people down the Thames lead by The Queen in her Royal Barge, the Spirit of Chartwell accompanied by celebratory music.

On Monday 4th June don’t miss the special BBC Concert over at Buckingham Palace which will feature top music stars like Elton John, Shirley Bassey, Jessie J, JLS, Tom Jones, Paul McCartney and many more that will be give a spectacular show in honour of The Queens Jubilee.

Finally, the celebrations draw to an end with a service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral on Tuesday 5th June attended by the Queen and members of the royal family and 2,000 invited guests followed by a formal carriage Procession by The Queen.

There are thousands of Britannia memorabilia out there to commemorate this joyous occasion from cups to coins, scarves to scones, medals to Marmite, and posters to pillow. Here are some of the best places to look to look for quirky royal keepsakes.

Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty, Heals, V&A Shop, Cath Kidston, John Lewis

London will be extremely lively and vibrant during the Jubilee Weekend but if you haven’t booked your accommodation yet why not stay in a serviced apartment and enjoy a cool and relaxing home from home apartment to enjoy the royal festivities.

Speak to a customer advisor now to enquire or book a Serviced Apartment in London. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at for rates and availability.

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11 May 2012

Unmissable Art Exhibitions in London

Masterpieces in London

London is bursting with exhibitions of fine works of art from some of the world’s greatest artists featuring unmissable collections by Damien Hirst, Picasso, Lucian Frued, J.W. Turner & Leonardo Da Vinci.

Whether you are a fine art connoisseur or just someone inspired by sheer genius & skill, you are sure to enjoy these superb exhibits that include some of the largest and most exclusive selections of pieces ever displayed together, compiled for your viewing pleasure.

Marvel and admire their different dimensions and depths and uncover the passion behind the artists that created these exceptional masterpieces which have influenced generations of artists in the years to follow.

Our top Art Exhibitions currently on are :

1. Damien Hirst at Tate Modern until 9 September.

With over 70 iconic pieces, be amazed by this controversial artist who has become famous for his shocking and un-conventional works of art like a picked shark, diamond skull and bisected cow and calf.

2. Picasso and Modern British Art at Tate Britain until 15 July.
Explore Picasso’s ties with Britannia and take a closer look at how this Spanish artist influenced British Modern Art and British artists including the likes of Henry Moore, Francis Bacon and David Hockney.

3. Lucian Freud Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery until 27 May.
This extraordinary range of realistic portraits display more than 100 of Freud’s most notable pieces covering family, friends, acquaintances, artists, performers and even the Queen reflecting an eclectic and intriguing body of work from the 1940s till his death in July 2011.

4. Turner Inspired : In the Light of Claude at the National Gallery until 5 June.
Bold and enlightening, this noteworthy exhibition investigates the comparison between JW Turner’s works of art to that of The Old Master Claude, who was said to have had a strong influence on the artist's vision and technique of painting.

5. Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist at The Queen's Gallery until 7 October.
A dazzling portrayal of Da Vinci’s understanding of Human Anatomy in these remarkably accurate anatomical drawings from this Renaissance genius on display at the Queens Gallery in Buckingham Palace.

If you are visiting London to attend one of these amazing art exhibitions, why not stay in a Serviced Apartment close by. Check-in-London features a superb range of Serviced Apartments in and around London's top art galleries and museums that are ideal for short stays or long lets and come fully equipped with all the modern conveniences and essential amenities. Central London locations like Oxford Street, Mayfair, Bayswater, Kensington, Knightsbridge & Victoria are perfect for business or leisure and also have easy access to all the art and culture hotspots of the Capital.

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4 May 2012

Chelsea's Desirable Apartments

Sloane Square Apartments

Tinted with an air of sophistication, this desirable and posh London neighbourhood is one of the Capital’s most desirable and exclusive places to live. Characterised by elegant period properties, world famous shopping, charming boutiques, chic coffee bars and a vibrant arts and culture scene, this attractive area is ideal for professionals, families and holiday makers and offers a convenient base to work, explore and enjoy the city.

The exciting West End district is just moment’s away and world class shopping, dining and entertainment is right around the corner on the Duke of York Square, Kings Road, Sloane Street & Knightsbridge. Famous department stores like Harrods and Harvey Nichols are within walking distance and the nearby Saatchi Art Gallery exhibits some fantastic art collections.

From luxurious hotel style residences to great value city pads, there is a superb choice of accommodation available in and around the Sloane Square location. These peaceful and relaxing apartments are fully furnished with a range of facilities and amenities and provide the perfect home away from home for any guest with full kitchens, washer dryers, dishwashers and weekly or daily housekeeping.

Some of the popular serviced apartments in the area are :

Chelsea Cloisters
STUDIO | 1BED | 2BED - 24 Hour Reception, Lifts, Full Kitchen
A basic style of furnishing with hotel style facilities

Claverley Court Apartments
STUDIO | 1BED | 2BED - 24 Hour Reception, Daily Maid Service, Free Internet
Newly Opened with luxurious interiors and high quality amenities

Chesham Court Apartments
STUDIO | 1BED | 3BED - Reception, Full Kitchen, Free Internet
Exceptional value for a superb location.

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