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London’s superb outdoor swimming pools

July 11, 2019
Hot and sticky? Try going for a swim in one of London’s superb outdoor swimming pools. Even in the very heart of London, you can find somewhere to swim outdoors, although all the swimming areas can get very busy in the high season or during school holidays. Its high time to search for some of […]

Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy

March 6, 2018
Fans of the work of Pablo Picasso are booking serviced apartments in Central London and heading for London’s The Tate Gallery this spring and summer to see an incredible solo exhibition of his work.  The EY Exhibition Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy offers an opportunity to see more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings […]

Guide to Shopping in London’s Marylebone

March 21, 2018
Marylebone – a great place to shop and it’s right on your doorstep especially when you are staying in Presidential Apartments Marylebone London.  It houses countless family run businesses, independent stores and high end boutiques giving it a cosy village feels even though you are in the heart of the West End.    This has […]

Roll up, roll up – the circus has come to town

April 10, 2018
2018 is witnessing a very unusual celebration – the beginning of the modern circus and it took place, right here in the heart of London.   It was in 1768 that a former cavalryman named Philip Astley seeking employment came up with the idea of demonstrating horse riding skills to the paying public. He drew […]

All You Need to Know About RHS Chelsea Flower Show London

April 25, 2018
Follow in the footsteps of royalty and explore one of the most prestigious flower shows in the world.   The quiet gardens of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea become a hive of activity every May when an army of garden designers and other contractors create an amazing transformation.  From landscaped grounds, a maze of specially designed […]

Top Auction Houses in London

January 11, 2018
Looking for jewellery or antiques?  Then why not book serviced apartments Mayfair and head for one of London’s legendary auction houses.  Prices can range from a just a few pounds to millions depending on what is being sold and can result in many unexpected bargains. Top of the list has to be Sotheby’s, which has […]

A guide to Tate Gallery, London

September 5, 2017
Visiting the Tate Gallery is one of the key destinations for many art loving visitors staying potentially in one of the fantastic serviced apartments London.  It is easy to see why. The Tate has a world renowned collection of British and contemporary art so whatever your taste in art, there is guaranteed to be something […]

Links between London & India

September 19, 2017
London’s links with India are being celebrated this autumn.  New exhibitions as well as the launch of a film about Queen Victoria and her Indian Secretary highlight these historic links. Out on East London, the Museum of Docklands has some fascinating displays showing how London became the major port of Victoria’s Empire, creating the gateway […]

Explore London’s Ghoulish Past

October 4, 2017
London is a city with many faces. Its public face hides ghoulish secrets, not surprisingly given that this is a city over 2,000 years old.  It has been burned down, had its fair share of murderers, encountered the terrible Black Death, and countless horrific happenings.  Interested? Here are a few of the most popular places […]

The London Mithraeum

November 21, 2017
Ever wondered about the origins of London?  Then head for the London Mithraeum at Bloomberg Space near the Bank of England for some surprising insights. Book a stay at the Presidential Marylebone Mayfair and take a look at the amazing displays of archaeological items found on the site.  Over 500 items are displayed in an […]

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