If you are traveling to London, why not stay at the Devonshire Street Studio Apartment? Located in the center of London and thus keeping you in an arms reach of some of the area’s finest attractions, this studio (managed by “Go Native”) provides a comfortable, clean living space with modern appliances and stylish furniture. It’s great for those taking a quick break and those going on an extended stay. There’s no need to stay in a stale hotel when you can have the luxury of feeling like you have your own private London flat.
After enjoying a complimentary continental breakfast, do some shopping in Soho or the West End. Perhaps head up to Sainsbury’s which is close by and then make yourself dinner in the apartments well-equipped kitchen. Not a cook? Head to one of the areas many restaurants that are located right around the corner.
Next, check out the Marylebone Village for some nightlife. You’ll be right next to Regent Park – great for morning jobs and casual outings, and Great Portland and Warren Streets are both close by. Plus, you have access to the Oxford Circus Underground station and even the laundry facilities which are free of charge! A stay at Devonshire Street Studio Apartments can’t be beat!
If you find yourself in London for work this summer, stay at the Indescon Serviced Apartments to keep your commute time short and your leisure time as long as possible. It’s just a short walk to the Canary Wharf Underground station, and from there you can be at the O2 Arena in just 5 minutes.
Summer is concert season, and there is something for every musical taste. James Taylor will be performing on 15 July. Heavy Metal fans will want to see Iron Maiden on August 5-6. The British Pink Floyd tribute show will play on 2 August. The operatic greats, Placido Domingo and Angela Gheorghiu will be on stage for one night only July 29th.
On 13 August, the O2 arena is hosting Sensation, a dance event with one-of-a-kind stage performances, acrobats, lasers, fireworks, and the best dance music of the summer. Mr. White, Erick E, Joris Voorn, Nic Fanciulli & Fedde Le Grand, Martin Solveig and Sander Van Doorn will all be performing as the arena is transformed into the Ocean of White.
After a night full of music, you’ll dance from your Indescon Serviced Apartment back to work the next morning.
It’s summertime in London, time to get out and explore on foot. If you are ready to take a walk, make your holiday base at the Times Square serviced apartments in Tower Hill, and get outside.
Head out with a WalkDigital audio tour, and you can explore the one square mile of London City like never before. The “London Ancient And Modern” tour starts just outside the Tower Hill Underground station and ends at Saint Paul’s Cathedral. Since the tour lives on your MP3 player, you can start and stop whenever you want, take a break for lunch, and get back to the tour at your own pace.
If you prefer a human guide, try “London City Walks” through the City of London and Westminster, many of which start right near your Times Square apartment at All Hallows Church. Each London City Walk is centred around a topic of interest such as “Hangings; Burnings; Hauntings” or “Londinium – The Roman City”. It’s not hard to find a walk to grab your imagination.
Then again, you don’t need a guided tour to enjoy the City on foot — just a map and the perfect holiday apartment.
The Lanterns Court serviced apartments are located in the Docklands, near the financial hub of Canary Wharf and all the attractions of the area.
Film buffs can enjoy the Docklands Cinema Club at Museum of London Docklands on the second Friday of each month. Each film is presented with an introduction by a leading writer, director or critic. You can also catch free classic cinema as well as live sporting events throughout the summer in Canada Square Park.
Stretch your legs with a walk along the Canary Riverside from the Westferry DLR towards Tower Bridge. Or head over to the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre where you can enjoy a Twilight Session with sailing, canoeing or windsurfing and a barbecue.
Manchute Park and Farm is a working farm right in the middle of the Isle of Dogs. Take the Docklands Light Rail to the Manchute station, to enjoy 32 acres of green surroundings, environmental education, animals and great food at the Manchute Kitchen.
Shoppers can enjoy the many wonderful shops at Canary Wharf Shopping Centre. For something extraordinary, explore the antique maps and prints at Frontispiece Gallery in Canada Square.
Enjoy your London stay at Lanters Court serviced apartments.
London’s Merchant Square apartments provide luxury living in the centre of everything. These serviced apartments in London have a beautiful waterfront view on Paddington Basin. During the day the neighbourhood is bustling with activity. At night the lights from the modern offices, luxury apartments, and boats in the canal are spectacular. Just outside your door you’ll find The Rolling Bridge, a unique pedestrian bridge that curls up into an octagonal sculpture to allow boats to pass.
Hyde Park is just a short walk away where you can enjoy a morning jog and explore Kensington Gardens. Make sure to schedule some time to visit the Serpentine Gallery while you are there. The architecture and the exhibits are outstanding, and admission is free.
The apartments are also right near Paddington station where you can catch a train out of London for a day trip. Just 30 minutes gets you to Windsor for a tour of the castle. In one hour you can be in Oxford to soak up the academic atmosphere, enjoy a museum, or walk through the many park grounds. In as little as 2 1/2 hours you can be in Stratford-Upon-Avon to experience Shakespeare’s home and find some inspiration of your own.
The Royal Wedding is this weekend, so whether you are a royal watcher, or just want to enjoy the parties, events and the bonus bank holiday, London is the place to be. If you haven’t booked a hotel yet, you might think it’s too late. We have got great news for you!
You can still get a fabulous serviced apartment right in the middle of all the action. Go Native offers one and two bedroom apartments on Pepys Street that are perfect for Royal Wedding weekend. Book a studio or one bedroom for yourself and the love or your life, or gather a few friends together and book a two bedroom so you can take in all the parties together!
There is plenty to do, like V&A’s street party on Friday where you can come dressed in Victorian wedding attire, make Victorian wedding crafts, get a wedding-themed tour of the museum, or get into the commemorative plate-throwing games. If your name is Will or Kate (and you can prove it) you can get into the London Zoo for free all weekend! Play croquet at Victoria Park on Friday for prizes.
If you are planning to watch the on the big screens in Hyde Park, stay at the Merchant Square apartments and you can walk to the festivities on Friday. Or take a little longer walk and stay at the classic studio on Devonshire Street right near Regents Park.
This is destined to be a weekend to remember!
Accommodation in London for The Royal Wedding
The Royal Wedding is fast approaching. This monumental occasion takes place on Friday 29th April 2011. With one and a half million wedding watchers expected to converge on central London on April 29 you may struggle to find suitable accommodation.
Go Native has a great range of Serviced Apartments across London. To view the apartments click here.
London Marathon Accommodation
This years London Marathon takes place on Sunday 17th April with the mass race starting at 9:45 am from Blackheath and Greenwich Park.
For full details of the Marathon visit http://www.virginlondonmarathon.com/
This spectacular event see’s thousands of visitors come to London to both take part and support. Finding a hotel can be a problem so why not try a Serviced Apartment? Go Native has a great range of afforable accommodation across London – click here to see the options.
History of the London Marathon
It all started in the pub, according to John Disley and the late Chris Brasher, co-founders of the London Marathon…
The Dysart Arms next to Richmond Park is the home of the Raneleigh Harriers running club, and on Wednesday nights runners drift in and talk over pints of bitter. One night, the talk was of the New York Marathon – a marathon with a buzzing atmosphere and spectators who don’t let you give up. To read the full article click here.
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
The famous Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is taking place on Saturday 26th March 2011 at 17:00.
The race starts on the West side of Putney Bridge and the best views are from the bridge itself, Putney Embankment, or the tow path in front of Bishops Park on the Fulham side of the river.
For anyone who is planning to visit London for the weekend and enjoy the boat race Go Native has a great range of Serviced Apartments perfectly located to the start line. Click here to view our Serviced Apartments in Fulham.
Origins of the Race
The idea for a rowing race between the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge came from two friends – Charles Merivale, a student at Cambridge, and his Harrow school friend Charles Wordsworth (nephew of the poet William Wordsworth), who was at Oxford.
On 12 March 1829, Cambridge sent a challenge to Oxford and thus the tradition was born which has continued to the present day, where the loser of the previous year’s race challenges the opposition to a re-match.
The Modern Boat Race still runs along the same lines but has now become a major international sporting occasion drawing millions of viewers from around the world.
Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
Click on the image to watch the BBC’s coverage of last years event.
Go Native looks at the state of Serviced Apartments in Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf in London is one of the World’s top business centres, with billions of pounds being made every day by the various corporations who are based in the capital. The towering buildings and ornate squares have become synonymous with the area as has the affluence of the people who work there. This has meant that Serviced Apartments near Canary Wharf are more popular now than ever and especially as the people who generally tend to use these types of accommodation are business professionals who would be particularly interested in the area.
Go Native has several brilliant Serviced Apartments in Canary Wharf including the newly acquired Lanterns Court and Indescon. These have become a must have for many business travellers in the area as they offer accommodation in modern, purpose built, practical blocks that are within walking distance of Canary Wharf.
The ASAP report for 2010 recently outlined the increasing occupancy rates in London and areas such as Canary Wharf (where the majority of people staying in the area will be there for business) are hotspots for Serviced Apartments. However, Canary Wharf offers so much more than just a place in which to do business. Due to the recent design, the area incorporates everything from vast shopping centres to gyms and cinemas, meaning that a stay in a Canary Wharf Serviced Apartment is more than just a business trip.
Have a look at our Serviced Apartments in Canary Wharf.