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30 Dec 2013

How to Book a Serviced Apartment in London




Booking a serviced apartment in London is a very simple process and here at Check-in-London, we can guide you through each step and make the booking process even easier. As London experts, we can advise you of the ideal location for your trip whatever your reason for travel may be. We have all the insider knowledge and tips on the best areas of London and we can help you to find the perfect London serviced apartment for your stay.

23 Dec 2013

Top Tips for Visiting London on a Budget


With its abundance of Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class theatre shows and billion pound properties, it's no wonder that London has a reputation as being a little pricey. However with free museums, amazing street food and great value London holiday accommodation all on your side, there's plenty of ways to make the most of your trip to London without making your credit card cry. 

If, like many of us, your New Year's resolution is to tighten your purse strings and spend a bit less, here's just a few of the ways to save money in London:

20 Dec 2013

5 London Attractions You Didn’t Know Existed



Think of London and you’ll most likely think of attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or The Houses of Parliament. However, there’s a wealth of locations that don’t get the credit they deserve. 

If you’ve never been to London before, then visiting the tourist destinations are a must. But for anyone who’s tired of the usual tourist attractions or just wants to explore more of London, check out the 5 London attractions you probably didn’t know existed, below: 

18 Dec 2013

Our Picks for New Years Eve 2013 in London



What with royal babies and this summer's heatwave, 2013 has been a jolly good year for London all round and what better way to celebrate than on the biggest night of the city's calendar. Clubs, bars, restaurants and event organisers have been busy bees gearing up for this New Year's Eve in London and it's very nearly time to sample the fruits of their labour.

Of course, if you're staying in one of our holiday apartments in London, you could just relax in the comfort of your living room and tune into BBC1 to watch the fireworks. However, if you want to see the best that London has to offer, you'll want to venture out onto the busy streets. Here's our round-up of the best New Years Eve ideas in London 2013 with a little something for clubbers, first-timers to the city and foodies alike.

13 Dec 2013

Top 20 Attractions in London


There are so many top attractions in London that sometimes people can get a little confused as to what attractions and sights they should visit on their trip. From the British Museum to Big Ben, it's important to fit as many attractions into your trip as possible so we recently created an infographic on the Top 20 Attractions in London to help you in creating your itinerary and to see what the most popular attractions are according to the 2012 statistics from Visit London. Many of the most popular attractions are free which means that a visit to London can be a lot less expensive than you might think!

Our infographic lists the attractions in order of popularity (according to visitor numbers) and we have separated the top attractions into two sections, free attractions and paid attractions. The British Museum (free - 5,575,946 visitors) and the Tower of London (paid - 2,444,296 visitors) come out on top with the Tate Modern (free - 5,316,688 visitors), St. Paul's Cathedral (paid - 1,789, 974 visitors) and the National Gallery (free - 5,163,902 visitors) not far behind.

Be sure to try and visit these attractions when you visit London next and for great offers on accommodation, take a look at our Vacation rentals in London for an enjoyable stay in the city.

Check out the full infographic here:

11 Dec 2013

Best Places to Enjoy Halal Food in London

 


If you are looking for halal restaurants in London while staying in a Holiday Apartment in London then you really have a myriad of options to choose from. An increase in the number of "Haloodies" (halal foodies) and halal food options in London is changing the capital’s restaurant landscape (as seen on BBC) and many London restaurants now offer halal options or even a strict halal menu.

Halal essentially means "lawful" or "permissible" and relates to the method of slaughtering animals for food as per the laws of the Islamic faith. London districts like Bayswater, Edgware Road and Brick Lane are very popular with people who prefer Halal food due to the growing number of great halal restaurants.

As local specialists, here we have set out the best areas to stay to avail of good halal food in London:

4 Dec 2013

Things to do in London with the Kids this Christmas

 


Whether you are visiting London with the family this Christmas or just struggling for tips on what events to brings them to during the festive season, we have set out the top London attractions for kids this Christmas. If you are staying in one of our family apartments in London, these events are an ideal way to keep the kids occupied during your stay.

Here are some of the best things to do in London with the kids this Christmas: