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After gorging on chocolate and hiding away from the snow and rain, Spring is actually here and April is the month to explore. From the 6th April, the Underbelly Festival returns to London’s Southbank for the 10th year in a row. The festival will last all summer and has a great lineup of cabaret, circus shows, comedy and music. They even have a few shows specially for children. ...

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A new branch of Ekachai has opened in Kings Cross - very near our Mabledon Court Hotel. Our guest reviewer went undercover to test out the new branch. Ekachai is a small chain that prices itself on being a family run and serves South Asian cuisine. The varied menu is excellent and offers a range of food for the vegetarian and carnivore alike. ...

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How long have you been with the group? I have been working with the Crown Group for the last 8 Years. What is your favourite part of working on Gower Street? Gower street is not as busy as other parts of London but it has great transport links to travel all over London and the UK. Also, some fascinating places like the British Museum, University College London, Oxford Street and the West End are all within walking distance. Our local Waterstones is also great! Where is your favourite place in London? My......

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With the January blues firmly behind us, London is picking itself up this February. Today we are sharing our favourites for the month: Orchids Festival – 10th February to 11th March This year’s orchid festival focuses on Thailand and brings some winter sun to Kew Gardens. The specialist Thai orchids are a feat not to be missed and you can also book a Thai afternoon tea to warm you up after your visit. https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-on/orchids-festival Pancake Day – 13th February If you don’t want to have to worry about the dreaded pancake toss,......

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1. Its officially the start of Christmas when Oxford Street turns its lights on for the first time. This year, the celebrations will be held on 7 November with one million visitors (including a few celebrities) expected to attend. http://www.londontown.com/London/Christmas-Lights-in-London#Oxford-Street-Christmas-Lights 2. Skate away your troubles at Somerset House. The iconic outdoor ice rink opens for the festive season on the 15 November. https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/skate-somerset-house 3. Explore the markets at London’s very own Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. With a magical ice kingdom, ice skating, and winter markets, the attraction grows from strength to strength......

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Hello and Welcome from Crown Group of Hotels. Here we will present to you our latest travel tips, our favourite local haunts and all the exciting developments happening behind the scenes in our hotels. You’ll also get to meet our staff and ask away any questions before your stay. Whilst our concierge services are always happy to help, its always comforting to know where you’re going before you arrive. Our blog will keep you up to date with local news, events and travel conditions – you never know when the next storm......

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