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Canalway Cavalcade: 4-6 May,  Little Venice If you are looking for a relaxing way to spend the bank holiday weekend, head to Little Venice and enjoy the waterway festival. As well as boating, there will be Morris dancing and a food festival! https://www.waterways.org.uk/…/canal…/iwa_canalway_cavalcade London Craft Week: 8 – 12 May, All over London London Craft Week returns to the capital next week for the 5th year in a row! Enjoy British creativity as you try your hand at traditional techniques. Book early to avoid disappointment! https://www.londoncraftweek.com/ The Affordable Art Fair, 9 –......

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The exhibition traces the impact Britain had on a young Van Gogh as he lived and worked here in his early twenties. Entering the first room, I found Dickens, prints and paintings of London – but none by Van Gogh himself. I was a touch unsure if I was in the right exhibition in all honestly! It took a wander through a few more rooms to recognise why those pieces had been hanging up earlier. However, after a short nip to see some incredible Van Gogh pieces, I almost wanted to return......

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Eggs, Eggs, Eggs! Easter and Eggs are synonymous these days but don’t forget that a 4 day break is the perfect time to indulge in some brunching and and a bit of theatre too! Check out some of our favourite activities in London this Easter. Friday 19 April: Passion of Jesus, Trafalgar Square A long standing Easter tradition in London, one hundred Wintershall players re- enact the final few days of the life of Jesus. The play is free for all but make sure you turn up early to get a good......

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Spring is approaching and Crown Group have put together a list of the best parks and green spaces near each of our hotels! It’s never been easier to plan your getaway! London Liverpool Street – Great St Helen Hotel: St Ethelburga’s Garden This hidden gem is tucked away behind St Ethelburga’s Church and provides a beautiful respite from the business of the City of London. London Bloomsbury – Hotel Cavendish and Arran House Hotel: Regent’s Park With 410 acres of green space, you will definitely be able to find a private spot.......

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If you’re in London this Mother’s Day, our team have hand picked their favourite activities no matter what your mother loves! For the afternoon – tea loving mother: Whilst most cafes and tea parlours are doing a Mother’s Day special, we were particularly impressed with Dominique Ansel’s Bakery. Promising a bouquet of daffodils for mum and a wonderful selection of sweet and savoury options, this is an afternoon tea you will definitely want to be booking in advance (Belgravia) https://www.bookatable.co.uk/dominique-ansel-bakery-belgravia-london#offers For the artsy mother: The Penguin Classic pop up store is offering......

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1 Shrove Tuesday, 5 March (All over London) Tuesday 5 March is Shrove Tuesday – historically the day we empty our larders of all sweet goods and turn them into pancakes! London has some excellent pancake shops – My Old Dutch near our Tottenham Court Road and Bloomsbury Hotels and The Breakfast Club near our Liverpool Street Hotel. Don’t forget to book! 2 WOW: Women of the World Festival, 8 – 9 March (Southbank Centre) To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Southbank Centre is hosting a two day festival with Naomi Klein and......

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If you’re heading to London for half term this February, Crown Group have put together an itinerary that we think you and your little ones will love! Monday How to Train Your Dragon, Piccadilly Cressida Cowell, author of How to Train Your Dragon, is speaking at Waterstones Piccadilly. She will also be signing books and giving you a sneak preview of the third film https://www.waterstones.com/events/how-to-train-your-dragon-party-with-cressida-cowell/london-piccadilly Tuesday Nature Explorer: Wild Skills, Hyde Park Build a fire without matches and cook your own bread! This event will hone their wild skills! https://www.royalparks.org.uk/whats-on/upcoming-events/nature-explorers-wild-skills?&f.Park%7CB=&&meta_d1year=2019&meta_d1month=Jan&meta_d1day=11&sort=metaS&num_ranks=12 Wednesday RAF......

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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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