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Missing your culture fix? Or even just planning your post quarantine trip to London? Our team have picked our top 5 virtual tours from London Museums for you to browse. The British Museum – with an extensive collection of artefacts dating back centuries and crossing nations, we always find something new when we head to the British Museum (both in reality and in its virtual form!) The new tour website is no exception and the team have spent hours going through the virtual rooms and choosing where to head first when it......

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For those of you who head to our Gower Street properties so you can hit the West End theatre scene, our team have been busy rounding up our favourite shows and musicals that are now being streamed online as London remains in lockdown. Here are some of our team’s favourites: National Theatre at Home – Every Thursday from 7pm. Tonight’s show is Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. https://www.youtube.com/user/ntdiscovertheatre Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals – Every Friday from 7pm. Tomorrow’s show is Love Never Dies https://www.youtube.com/theshowsmustgoon Royal Opera House – Every Friday from 7pm. Tomorrow’s show......

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By popular demand, here are the team’s favourite street food picks in London. (List current as of early 2020!) Baba G’s – Camden Lock Market, NW1 8AF – looking for a spicy burger? Baba G’s turns Indian classics into burgers.  Nearest Crown Group Hotel: Mabledon Court, London Kings Cross St Pancras Beijummy – 143 Whitecross St, London EC1Y 8JJ – A Brazilian take on wraps and rolls. All wraps are made from beiju – a flat bread made with cassava and water. Nearest Crown Group Hotel: Great St Helen Hotel, London Liverpool......

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Mountbatten Festival of Music, 6th – 7th March 2020 – Royal Albert Hall Featuring the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, these concerts showcase the finest military music talent with a West End twist. The performances will cater to a range of tastes with music from the big screen, marches and solo performances. Book your tickets now at https://tickets.royalalberthall.com/production/68793 Nearest Crown Group Hotel: Hotel Cavendish, Gower Street, London Bloomsbury WOW – Women of the World Festival, 8th March, Southbank Centre Spread over three days, this festival coincides with International Women’s Day......

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The Prince of Egypt Following the life of Moses from childhood to his reign as a Prince. The DreamWorks film is now a West End musical. Playing at The Dominion Theatre Opening 5 Feb 2020. Tickets starting from £40 Nearest Crown Group Hotel: Bloomsbury Palace Hotel, Gower Street To Kill A Mockingbird Brought to stage by Aaron Sorkin, Harper Lee’s “spectacular literature classic” is coming to the West End this year. Playing at the Gielgud Theatre Tickets from: £29.50 Nearest Crown Group Hotel: Bloomsbury Palace Hotel, Gower Street Pretty Woman The Musical......

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Looking for some fun this February? Check out our list of London highlights to help you plan a fantastic February Six Nations Rugby, 1 February Onwards, Twickenham Watch the annual rugby tournament live from London and see if Wales can retain their title in 2020. Book early to avoid disappointment. https://www.sixnationsrugby.com/fixtures-2020/ Plant Powered Expo 1 – 2 February, Olympia Emphasizing healthy living and the feel good factor, the inaugural show features the latest plant based products on the market. https://www.plantpoweredexpo.co.uk/ Kew Orchids Festival 8 February – 9 March, Kew This year’s orchid......

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Tickets are selling out fast for this incredible exhibition – and there are no surprises why! With over 150 artefacts from The Boy King’s tomb, these wonders of the ancient world bring out the archaeologist in all of us! The entirety of the Saatchi gallery has been turned into a mock tomb for King Tut – with the curators leading visitors through the tomb, Ancient Egyptian culture and Howard Carter’s journey to the tomb’s discovery.  Whilst the huge levels of gold are a natural attraction, the incredibly detailed carvings and the impeccable......

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January Blues hitting hard on your first day back at work? Don’t fear, Crown Group has you covered with our Top 5 Happenings in London this month to get you back to your happy place.  The London Short Film Festival, 10 – 18 January 2020, All over London. The London Short Film Festival returns to the capital for the 17th year. Showcasing emerging and homegrown talend, the festival attracts audiences of over 10,000 at the largest screenings.  Opening Night screenings include Memos for the Next Millennium, More than Just a Pretty Face......

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Staying at our Gower Street Hotels? Pop down to Oxford Circus for some of London’s most iconic Christmas lights this year! Regent Street is hosting ‘The Spirits of Christmas’ to celebrate their 200 year anniversary. The suspended spirits light up the sky and watch over you as you shop and make merry on these cold evenings. (Nearest Crown Group Hotel: Bloomsbury Palace Hotel, London Gower Street)         Carnaby Street has teamed up with Project Zero – an ocean conservation charity to produce an ocean themed light feast with jelly......

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Trying to plan a spooktastic Halloween in London this year? Check out some of Crown Group’s favourites Dark Arts at Warner Bros Studio: The Making of Harry Potter With a Great Hall lit up with over 100 floating pumpkins, you really will feel like a student at Hogwarts. Then, head to class and practice your skills against a Death Eater! And don’t forget to check out all the slimy troll snot!! https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk/dark-arts Nearest Crown Group Hotel: Stay at one of our Gower Street properties and take the fast train from Euston to......

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