Half Term Family Fun in London

Half Term Family Fun in London - Senational Butterflies (c) Trustees of the Natural History Museum

  Looking for some cool stuff to do with the kids in London over half term? There’s even more for visitors staying in London’s trendy hotspots like Kensington and Chelsea than fabulous food and retail therapy – loads of children’s activities are also on offer, come rain or shine. Read our guide to Half Term Family Fun in London to find out more…. You might like to take younger kids to Battersea Parks’ Childrens Zoo – just over Chelsea Bridge. There’s a ‘Love your Zoo’ week on over half term where little ones can enjoy meerkats and other animals, listen... View Article

Chelsea in bloom!

Chelsea pensioners look at 'Peter Beales Roses' in the Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London

Looking for the perfect activity when visiting London’s fashionable Chelsea? The Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower show is just a leisurely stroll from Nell Gwynn House on Sloane Avenue and really proves that Chelsea is in bloom! Running from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 May, Chelsea Flower Show, one of the best horticultural extravaganzas in the world is right on  your doorstep. We are a popular choice for visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show because of our location and still have some availability for the week. Please see our apartments page for more details. The RHS were established over 200 years ago and... View Article

Savage Beauty

Spray painted dress Alexander McQueen

Savage Beauty, the only major retrospective in Europe of the extraordinary creative talent of fashion designer Alexander McQueen, opens at the V & A on 14 March 2015. More than half a million visitors attended Savage Beauty at the Met Museum in New York 2011 making it their most popular exhibition ever. Bringing the exhibition to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, McQueen’s hometown, means that interest is already at fever pitch. Record breaking advanced ticket sales have meant that the exhibition has already been extended by an additional 2 weeks until 2 August 2015 with ticket purchasers coming... View Article

Special charity auction

Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation

Nell Gwynn Accommodation is delighted to announce that is has teamed up with ‘Luxury Travel Diary’ to help raise funds in a special charity auction. The lucky winning bidder can book a fantastic 7 night stay in one of our luxury serviced apartments in iconic art deco Nell Gwynn House on Sloane Avenue in the fashionable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Nell Gwynn House is just 5 minutes from the designer shopping on the Kings Road, Sloane Street and close to Knightsbridge, the home of Harrods. To take advantage of this amazing opportunity as well as raise money for... View Article

Barbican 2015-2016 Classical music season

The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle perform Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances before joining the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to perform Swing Symphony together at the Barbican on Wednesday 25 July 2012. Photo by Mark Allan

The stunning Barbican 2015-2016 Classical music season has been announced and is awash with innovative and exciting performances showcasing world-class talent from across the globe. With multibuy tickets available to purchase, why not book your accommodation in London with us now? Joining the Barbican’s resident orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra for the 2015-2016 classical music season are Associate Orchestras, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music and Britten Sinfonia alongside guests Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Bach Collegium Japan. Some of the greatest international artists including Marin Alsop, Cecilia Bartoli, Jiří Bělohlávek , Max Emanuel Cencic, Riccardo Chailly, Natalie Dessay, Gustavo Dudamel , Renée... View Article

New Year’s Eve fireworks in London

New Year's Eve fireworks in London (c) Kois Miah

Looking to enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks in London? Limited tickets are being released every day from now until 15 December. Make sure you grab them before they sell out as the only other way of ensuring a good view will be on BBC1. London’s New Year’s Eve firework display has rocketed in popularity over the last few years, with 500,000 spectators turning up last year, causing a considerable headache for the organisers. Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, made the controversial decision to limit crowds this year to ensure safety for spectators by releasing only 100,000 tickets and charging for... View Article

The Enchanted Woodland

Enchanted Woodland by Simon Hadleigh-Sparks.

As the winter evenings begin to draw in, magic appears in the Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park… For a limited time each weekend, the stunning parkland surrounding Syon House is illuminated by a beautiful display of clever light installations, some of them interactive, to create a colourful trail for visitors to follow. The route is 1 mile in length if walking briskly and only takes 30 minutes to complete. However, most visitors prefer to take their time and enjoy the spectacle, finishing off the evening with warming mulled wine and food served in the Refectory in The Garden Centre. The... View Article

Lord Mayor’s Show, procession and fireworks

Lord mayors show

This year, the London Lord Mayor’s Show, procession and fireworks take place on Saturday November 8. Every year, since 1215 when King John granted the citizens of London the vote to elect their own Lord Mayor, a procession has taken place marking the journey from the City of London to Westminster where the new Mayor pledges allegiance to the Crown. By the sixteenth century, the procession had become a popular pageant with the new Lord Mayor first making the journey by boat, then on horseback until Sir Gilbert Heathcote fell off and broke his leg. The magnificent State Coach subsequently commissioned from... View Article

Tempt your tastebuds at the London Restaurant Festival

London Restaurant Festival©_emily_sanders

This October sees over 800 London restaurants participating in the annual London Restaurant Festival. For 2 weeks between 8 and 27 October, some of the best culinary hot-spots across the capital will be offering visitors the opportunity to participate in special ‘Events‘ and ‘Festival menus‘. In addition, there will also be one-off ‘side-orders‘ – the Fringe of the Festival – where individual restaurants and chefs will be holding wine tastings, demonstrations, tasters and talks. As part of the special ‘events’ element of the festival, serious foodies can buy tickets to, amongst other things, The Champagne Laurent Perrier Gourmet Odyssey where... View Article

Frieze Art Fair –The largest contemporary art event in London

Frieze Art Fair 2013, Regent's Park, London. Photo by Linda Nylind. 18/10/2013.

This October, Regent’s Park will once again be the venue for the 12th annual Frieze Art Fair – the largest  contemporary art event in London. Much of the Park will be taken over by 160 of the world’s leading cutting-edge galleries, dealers and showcasing works from over 1000 international artists. Visitors will be able to browse and buy and also visit a new “live” section for exciting performance-based installations. Some of these works have been specially conceived for Frieze as well as the re-staging of a number of important historical pieces. A prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule is also... View Article

Open House London opening doors to our best buildings

Leadenhall Building

This weekend sees 800 of London’s most iconic and interesting buildings open their doors to the public for the annual Open House London event. The free architecture and design festival held on 20 and 21 September allows visitors to explore venues in the capital which are ordinarily difficult to gain access to. Contemporary architectural icons the Gherkin, the Shard and the Leadenhall Building, affectionately known as The Cheesegrater, are participating in the programme as the festival looks at London’s developing skyline and its impact on citizens. In addition to London’s newest skyscrapers, Open House also provides visitors with access to famous... View Article

Ming: 50 Years that Changed China at The British Museum

  From 18 September 2014 to 5 January 2015 From the beginning to the middle of the 15th century, China was mainly run by one family: the Ming Dynasty. Find out more about this pivotal period in The BP exhibition: Ming: 50 Years that Changed China at the British Museum. Based in Beijing, the dynasty established the city as the nation’s capital and built the world-famous Forbidden City from where China became a global superpower. This was a time in China’s history that allowed unrestricted access to the outside world; so many artists were able to witness and absorb all... View Article

Totally Thames Festival London

(C) Barry Lewis Great River Race

Totally Thames Festival is an exciting, new, month-long arts and cultural festival of London’s river, featuring over 100 river-related events along its entire 42 mile course through the capital.  Previously known as The Mayor’s Thames Festival, Totally Thames will feature arts, music, colourful regattas, exciting river races, foreshore archaeology, exploration, environmental and educational activities, as well as river-linked activities in all of 17 London riverside boroughs. It promises to deliver the biggest and most exciting season of river events in the world. Some of the highlights of the festival include: Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival This is one of the... View Article

Last Minute Proms

[typo_image src=”” width=”100%” height=”auto” title=”” style=”resize”]It’s the 120th year of the biggest, best and most prestigious event in the Classical music world and if you’re quick you may still be able to pick up some tickets for Last Minute Proms.   The Proms, held annually at the nearby Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall on Sloane Terrace, take place over 8 weeks this Summer between 18 July and 13 September 2014 and are just a stone’s throw away from Nell Gwynn House.   Although the series is now drawing to a close, there are tickets still available in advance for... View Article