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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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Whilst summer is definitely behind us and we aren’t quite ready for Christmas, October is a wonderful month full of pumpkins, spice and everything nice! If you’re heading to London this month, here is a roundup of our favourite events in the upcoming month! London Restaurant Festival 1 October 2019 – 31 October 2019, All Over London A foodie’s paradise – enjoy tastings, restaurant hopping tours and masterclasses from London’s top chefs throughout October! Book your spot early to avoid disappointment. https://www.londonrestaurantfestival.com/ultimate-gastronomic-weekend/ Nearest Crown Group Hotel: All BFI Film Festival 2 October......

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And we are into the first week of the annual London Design Festival! For those of you that haven’t heard, the London Design Festival is huge and has the sole aim of showcasing London as the World’s Centre of Design. The Victoria and Albert Museum (South Kensington) was chosen as the centre point for the Festival however there are many displays, events and workshops all over the city. Our team headed to the V&A earlier in the week to check it out. The team’s favourite installation was Sea Things located at the......

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September is here; the first leaves are browning and we are looking to spend our evenings indoors rather than on a rooftop cinema. With that in mind, we have rounded up our favourite theatre outings for Autumn/ Winter 2019. And if you are heading to the West End for a show, our Gower Street hotels are just a short walk away from London’s West End. Perfect to nip back to after a wonderful evening. Top Five Productions:   Fame The Musical, The Peacock Theatre Fame is returning to the Peacock Theatre for......

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London Fashion Week, 13- 17 September 2019, Strand (Nearest Crown Group Hotel: London Bloomsbury Palace on Gower Street) London Fashion Week returns for the second show of the year. This will be the first ever event with a ‘dedicated experience’ for the public as well as trade audiences. Enjoy a catwalk show, the Positive Fashion Exhibition, the Positive Fashion Talk and complimentary drinks and goodies! Get your tickets early to be part of this new journey.  https://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/London-Fashion-Week-Tickets Tower of London Food Festival. 13 – 15 September 2019, Tower of London (Nearest Crown......

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Staying with us at our Great St Helen hotel this summer? Here are our top 5 local haunts (both the fun and the practical ones!) The Arcade –  Tucked away on a side street behind Liverpool Street Station, we come here for all our last minute needs. With a florist, chocolatiers and jewellers for the perfect gifts and a dry cleaners, cobblers and foreign exchange bureau for those more practical considerations.  Broadgate Circus – popular with City workers on their lunch break, Broadgate Circus is full of great restaurants. From Franca Manca......

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This July, Crown Group has rounded up our 6 favourite London events that will keep you entertained all summer long Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2019, 1 – 14 July The Wimbledon Tennis Championships return to the Old England Tennis Club this July. Since its inception in 1877, the Championships have been full of surprises. The key question fans on both sides of the Pond want answers to this year is how will Andy and Serena fare? It’ll definitely be a pairing to remember. https://www.wimbledon.com/ World Illustration Awards. 10 – 28 July, Somerset House......

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For the Active Dad: Test out the world’s longest tunnel slide, Queen Elizabeth Park White Water raft at Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross Snorkel with the sharks at SEA LIFE London Aquarium, South Bank For the Culturally Curious Dad: Learn about military history at the HMS Belfast or check out the armoury at the Wallace Collection, Marylebone See the mummies and the Rosetta Stone at the British museum, Bloomsbury Trainspotters will love the London Transport Museum, Covent Garden For the Sporty Dad: Enjoy a stadium tour at one of the......

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3 Course Meal at the Houses of Parliament? Don’t mind if I do To celebrate the 200th birthdays of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the Houses of Parliament are have launched the ‘Royalty and Splendour Tour and Dinner’. Included in your ticket is a 3 course meal, guided tour and the chance to meet (and quiz!) the House of Lords’ Executive Chef. Don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment https://www.parliament.uk/visiting/venue-hire/commons/pop-up-restaurant/ Closest Crown Hotels: London Bloomsbury Hotels on Gower Street ZSL London Zoo Nights are back on this month Back by popular......

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One of the highlights of the London Social Scene is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – hosted for four days each May in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. The show attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe including HRH the Queen, landscape designers and avid gardeners. This year, The Duchess of Cambridge has been busy designing a garden called The RHS Back to Nature. Kensington Palace have recently revealed that the garden will have a ‘woodland feel’ and that the piece will have ‘ unique design features to inspire......

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