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30 Oct 2013

Our New London Guide - Everything you need to know for your trip to London



 Our recently launched London Guide by our resident London experts or Check-in-London'ers offers insider tips for the best places to eat, drink and be entertained in the capital as well as offering great travel tips and information for your trip. We break down the multiple options into easily digestible sections making your job much easier as you plan your trip to London. We can also help you find a serviced apartment in London which will make a great base from which to explore all the attractions, entertainment and shopping areas that are included in the London Guide.

Here we give you a sneak peak into what's included in the London Guide:

23 Oct 2013

Halloween in London: Top 3 Scary Attractions




With a past ranging back over 2000 years and many brutal events written in its history books, it's no wonder that London is rumoured to be one of the most haunted capital cities in the world. If you're staying in one of our London holiday apartments this Halloween, who knows how many ghoulies might be hanging around close by?!

We love a good fright, and at popular scare attractions, such as The London Dungeons and The London Tombs, you can learn about London's grisly past. We also recommend trying something a little different this Halloween.

Here's our pick of the top 3 scary Halloween attractions in London.

16 Oct 2013

Where to stay for Christmas in London



It may be a little early to mention the "C" word, but when it comes to Christmas shopping, it's always best to be prepared (especially in London). If you are planning a trip to London for your Christmas shopping, then we have a list of the best shopping areas and our recommended serviced apartments in London.

1. Mayfair/West End

The heart of the West End shopping district, this area features such shopping favourites as Oxford Street, Bond Street, Regents Street and Carnaby Street. Luxury and High Street shopping blend together in this area and you can find High Street favourites such as Topshop, Primark and H & M alongside luxury department stores such as Selfridges and everything in between. Kid's favourite Hamleys is a shopping hotspot on Regent Street and it's never more popular than at Christmas. Oxford Street alone is lined with over 300 shops which makes it the first stop on any shopping trip to London. The Mayfair/West End area has everything you would need from a shopping trip to London including shops, department stores, restaurants and entertainment.

Our recommendations:


Arlington House Apartments: Located in the heart of Mayfair, these luxury apartments are fully furnished with sleek, high end fittings and feature light and airy living spaces. Featuring state of the art amenities, these holiday apartments would be a great base for any shopping trip to London.


Oxford House Apartments: The location of these apartments make it an ideal choice for anyone planning a shopping trip to London. Oxford Street apartments are newly refurbished  and have a light and airy feel with modern, sleek furnishings. Containing fully fitted kitchens and wooden floors and floor to ceiling windows, these apartments are a great base for any trip to London but are ideally located for a Christmas shopping trip. They are great value, centrally located apartments ideal for a shopping trip to the capital.

Mayfair House Apartments: Located in Mayfair, these apartments are within walking distance of the most popular shopping areas of London, Oxford Street, Regents Street and Bond Street. These apartments have two styles of apartments; one classically decorated and one with a modern contemporary finish. Both styles of apartment feature fully fitted kitchens with all modern conveniences and amenities.


2. Knightsbridge/Sloane Square



The prestigious Knightsbridge area is a very popular area for luxury shopping in London. The luxury department store, Harrods, is located in this area where you can find all the luxury and designer goods that you may need on your shopping trip. Here, you can also explore the gourmet food hall for some Christmas themed treats and perhaps take a well-earned break at the Champagne and Oyster Bar. Sloane Square is another good choice when it comes to luxury shopping with a myriad of designer boutiques to explore if you are not in any way budget conscious!

Our recommendations:


Claverley Court Apartments: These apartments boast an exclusive Knightsbridge address and are within minutes of the famous luxury department store, Harrods. Offering a luxurious living experience, these apartments feature high-end furnishings and designer furniture and are set within an elegant period townhouse.


Cheval Phoenix House Apartments: Located near Sloane Square, these apartments are ideally located for a luxury shopping trip to London. A Victorian conversion, they feature elegant decor and furnishings and on-site facilities including 24 hour concierge and a fitness room.



Chelsea Cloisters Apartments: Located in Chelsea, these apartments are just minutes from Sloane Square and Kings Road and luxury department store, Harrods, is just a short walk away. They feature modern furnishings and bright, airy living spaces and ideally located for any shopping trip to the capital.



3. Bayswater, Paddington & Notting Hill



This area is a very popular area of London and it would be a great base for your Christmas shopping trip. A bustling neighbourhood, this area features many shops, restaurants and pubs. The Whiteley Shopping Centre is to be found in this area and is London's very first department store. Portabello Road Market is also huge attraction in this area and attracts both tourists and Londoners, especially on weekends. If that is not enough, the more popular Oxford Street shopping district is but a short tube ride away.

Our recommendations:


Princes Square C Apartments: Located in Bayswater, these apartments are ideally located within walking distance of Whiteley's Shopping Centre. Set in a charming period property, these apartments feature open plan layouts, wooden flooring and fully fitted kitchenette with modern applicances.



Grand Plaza Apartments: Situated in the Bayswater area of London, these apartments are located in a stunning Victorian building within walking distance of the bustling West End district. Grand Plaza Apartments boast spacious living areas and sleek, modern furnishings.




Chilworth Court Apartments: Set in the Paddington area, these apartments are only minutes away from the bustling Oxford Street shopping district. Offering stylish and contemporary living spaces, they also feature a host of hotel style services such as: 24 hour reception and daily housekeeping.




For more information on this or any other Holiday Apartments in London, please call us on +44 843 289 8820 or e-mail us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.

15 Oct 2013

What's New: 48 Bishopsgate Apartments



A buzzing area dotted with trendy bars and quirky markets, it's no wonder that our serviced apartments near Liverpool Street are hugely popular. Our newest apartments in the area are the 48 Bishopsgate Apartments which offer the distinctive interiors to match its vibrant location.


9 Oct 2013

Exhibition Centres in London



As London is a center of international trade and finance with great international links and a thriving scene of growing businesses, it's no wonder that many of those who book our London serviced apartments are business clients. In fact, many travel especially to the capital to head to one of the many trade exhibitions that are located in London.


1 Oct 2013

Award-Winning Apartments in London


Here at Check-in-London, we handpick all of our apartments to ensure that we only provide our customers with London serviced apartments of the highest quality and service. As a result, many of our apartments are award winning.


What's New: Longridge Road Apartments


Longridge Road Apartments are our newest property and the latest addition to our portfolio of Earls Court Apartments in London. We visited these apartments last week and we were very impressed with what we found....

WHAT'S SPECIAL?
Offering a collection of studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, these boutique apartments are designed with every type of traveller to London in mind. Located just five minutes walk from Earl's Court station, they are ideally placed for both business and leisure travellers as all major business and tourist areas are easily accessible from this station. All apartments are newly refurbished to a high standard and feature complimentary wireless internet. Suitably decked out with modern furnishings, colourful decor and wooden floors, these apartments have an open plan layout with spacious living areas comprising a dining table, a DVD player and a flat screen TV. The bright, contemporary kitchen space is well equipped with all modern conveniences such as an oven and hob, microwave, and a fridge freezer. Set in a charming period conversion, the large windows give these apartments a light and airy feel and the splashes of colour on the feature walls and furnishings add a feeling of modern, boutique-style elegence.


WHERE IS IT?
Located just five minutes walk from Earls Court tube station, these apartments are ideally located for anyone seeking serviced apartments in the Earls Court or Kensington area. Excellent transport connections offer quick links to many parts of the city including tourist attractions, business districts, major railway stations and international airports. There are a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops and boutique outlets nearby and the main shopping areas of South Kensington and High Street Kensington are within easy reach via a short tube ride.





WHAT'S IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD?
The Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Centre is but a short walk away and nearby attractions include the Royal Albert Hall and three of London's top museums; the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. Other nearby attractions include the Kensington Palace and Gardens and the neighbouring areas of Knightsbridge and Chelsea are renowned for luxury and boutique shopping, with Harrods being a huge attraction for those who love to shop but also, for those who would prefer to browse! A handful of stations (Earl's Court, West Kensington and West Brompton) are within five minutes walk from the apartments providing access to every corner of the city within minutes.


Natural History Museum


WHY WE RECOMMEND IT?
Not only do these apartments boast a modern, spacious and newly refurbished interior but they are also very conveniently located for any traveller to London. Weekly housekeeping ensures that the apartments are well maintained and a secure entry system means that guests can check in and out safely and securely. Some apartments also have access to a courtyard (please enquire with our London Accommodation Specialists about this). On top of all that, these apartments offer a service called the Flying Butler Service which is an optional concierge service which can make your stay in London even more comfortable and stress-free.

For more information on this or any other Serviced Apartment in London, please call us on +44 843 289 8820 or e-mail us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.