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Christmas shopping to do but don’t want to be stuck in the Oxford Street crowds? Check out these festive markets with gifts, food and even the odd ice rink! Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, 22 Nov – 6 Jan Returning for the 12th year, Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park has something for everyone. With over 200 fairy lit Bavarian chalets, you’ll find decorations and gifts galore! In addition, you can book tickets for the ice rink; to see one of the many shows or even book an ice sculpting class! https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/about-winterwonderland/ Southbank Centre......

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November Special Events: Bonfire Night, 2 – 5 November Many of London’s parks and open spaces will be hosting bonfires and firework shows for Bonfire night this year. Our favourite is the Alexandra Palace show held on both friday 2 and saturday 3 November. Book your tickets here: https://alexandrapalacefireworks.seetickets.com/tour/alexandra-palace-fireworks-festival Regent Street Motor Show, 3 November Regent Street will be hosting its annual motor show on the 3 November, just a short walk away from our Tottenham Court Road hotels. Come along to see 125 years of motor car history (including classic and......

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If you are looking for a spooktacular Halloween this year, London is full of thrills that will give you the chills. Here are some of our favourites: West End Does Halloween: I Screamed a Scream at the Fortune Theatre With an all star West End cast, the show will celebrate all things spooky with spine tingling songs from some the West End’s best shows. Buy your tickets at: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/west-end-does-halloween/fortune-theatre/ Thriller Night at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes Located close to our Gower Street Hotels, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes are hosting an ‘I Love the 80s......

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The leaves are changing and there is a distinct chill of winter hanging in the air. But, before you get ready to hibernate with your favourite slippers and cocoa, here are 10 things you really will want to leave the house for. London Restaurant Festival All month, London’s best restaurants Now in its 10th year, the London Restaurant Festival has 60 restaurants for you to choose from. Indulge in tasting evenings, go restaurant hopping or choose one of the special film and food pairing evenings.  http://www.londonrestaurantfestival.com/ Oktober Fest until the 28 October,......

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Crown Group are fortunate enough to host travellers out of some of London’s most well preserved Georgian buildings. Our Gower Street hotels maintain the Georgian facades whilst still providing guests with all the daily comforts they are now used to in their modern day lives. In theme with ‘Back to School’, Crown Group are hosting a ‘History of the Hotel’ week where you can ask our reception staff about the history of the hotel, street and surrounding area. Did you know that our Arran House Hotel was first used as a lodging......

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London Brunch Fest, The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane – 1- 2 September Famous for their breakfast breads, The Old Truman Brewery is hosting London Brunch Fest during the first weekend in September. Some of London’s best cafes will be serving up their best brunch menus – not forgetting that all important avocado. Tower of London Food Festival – 7- 9 September Included in your ticket entrance to the Tower of London from the 7-9 September is entrance to the Tower of London Food Festival. Enjoy a range of street foods and......

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August is a bustling month at Crown Group with lots of tourists heading to London to explore the city in the sunshine. With the prolonged sun and heat we’ve had this summer, more and more guests are relying on it for their summer sun as well! Our team interviewed a few of our guests this month to see what brought them to London and in through our doors. Avi from Australia: “I am touring Europe this summer – I loved my time in London and next I am going to Paris and......

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“A paradise of white sand, day beds, pastel beach huts, swings and palm trees”

“A paradise of white sand, day beds, pastel beach huts, swings and palm trees” Evening Standard You’d be forgiven if you didn’t think this quote was describing London. The quote is describing Neverland London, a Thames-side beach open for the summer in Fulham. If you are looking to combine city and sand, add London to your August list.   Once you’re done putting your feet up at the beach and are ready to to hit the town, our August favourites include the best of film, music and the infamous Notting Hill Carnival.......

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How long have you been with Crown Group of Hotels? I have been with Crown Group of Hotels for 3 years, since 2015. Why do you like working on Gower Street? I like to work on Gower Street because it is a great location with lots of restaurants and shops just around the corner. Moreover, it is a really nice neighbourhood where everyone is more than happy to help. What is your favourite restaurant? I really like Mexican cuisine and spicy food in general so my favourite restaurant would have to be......

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July is one of our favourite months – summer is in full swing; Londoners are enjoying the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Club and BBC Proms starts its eight week musical treat at the Royal Albert Hall. Wimbledon 2018 (2 – 15 July) If you haven’t got ballot tickets this year, there’s no need to break a sweat – ground tickets are available on the door on a first come first serve basis. Alternatively, you could watch the matches on the big screen at several locations throughout the London: Lewis Cubitt......

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