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With average temperatures of 5 degrees this January, it might not be the best weather for a stroll along The Thames. However, London still has plenty to offer with some of its top museums and galleries just a stone’s throw away from a Crown Group Property British Museum, Bloomsbury/ Kings Cross: The British Museum is one of the world’s oldest museums – home to the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian Mummies, the Elgin Marbles and the Lindow Man. This year, its special exhibitions include ‘I am Ashurbanipal: king of the world, king of Assyria’......

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Are you ready for a fabulous 2019? Here are 5 of our London favourites this January: New Year’s Day Parade, New Years Day, Piccadilly Circus 12pm: With 10,000 participants and over 500,000 spectators, this promises to be a spectacular way to bring in the New Year. And, as if the parade wasn’t enough, the London New Years Day Parade concert series and the Grand Finale of the London International Choral Festival will be running alongside the parade. https://lnydp.com/ Twelfth Night Celebration, 6 January, Southbank 2pm: Beginning by Shakespeare’s Globe and travelling along......

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After the rush of present shopping and getting ready, the Big Day is here! And you’re wondering what to do between opening all the presents and eating all the turkey! Well, if you’re in London, I can guarantee that you’ll still find things to do. If you’re up early (and I mean very early!), Peter Berhoud runs a 5:45 am tour of the West End: http://www.peterberthoud.co.uk/christmas-day-walk-london/ Whilst London won’t be totally empty, it will be the closest thing to it that you’ll see all year. If you’re looking for a more leisurely......

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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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