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Book Your Luxury Holiday Apartment in London Now In Time for Valentine’s Day 2017

valentineWith less than six weeks to go before Valentine’s Day arrives, love is already in the air here at Smart City’s London holiday apartments. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking forward to welcoming guests from across the country, all looking to enjoy this most romantic time of the year here in the capital.

For us, the annual celebration of all things amore is quite possibly our favourite time of year. It’s a time when our guests seem to smile a little brighter than usual, when our favourite Central London restaurants begin adding a little extra tender loving care to our favourite romantic dishes, and when we look forward to showing the ones we love just how much they mean to us.

In fact, we’re so enamoured with the occasion that we’re even giving a very special Valentine’s gift to our guests:

Unbeatable rates on luxury apartments in all five of our prime Central London locations, including London Bridge, Canary Wharf, and more.

Luxury Holiday Apartments in London’s Most Romantic Locations

Whether it’s arts and culture that sends your loved one’s heart fluttering, exquisite dining at a sensational, five star restaurant, or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to …Read More



Five Unmissable Events Our London Bridge Serviced Apartment Guests Must Check Out

christies-lates-the-alpine-lateBetween the cold days, the dark evenings, and that inevitable post-Christmas lull, the first few months of the year are hardly the most inspiring of times. That is of course, unless you happen to be in London.

Over the next couple of weeks, the venues and attractions close to Smart City’s London Bridge serviced apartments are packed full of exciting, one-off events and exhilarating live entertainment.

If you’re coming to stay with us over the next few weeks, here’s our pick of the top five unmissable events you absolutely must check out when you get here.

Christie’s Lates: The Alpine Late

Christie’s South Kensington, SW7 3LD

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

To mark 40 years at their South Kensington address, Christies are hosting a series of special events …Read More



Top Five Places to Celebrate Burns Night 2017 In Central London

robert-burnsFor over 200 years, Scotland has turned out in force each January to celebrate the life and work of its most famous son, acclaimed poet and national treasure, Robert Burns. Yet just because you’re staying at our serviced apartments in Central London this year, that doesn’t mean you need miss out on all the festivities of the annual Burns Night tradition.

Whether you’re a proud Scot or simply a curious Sassenach looking to join in the fun, Smart City Apartments offer our pick of the top five places to celebrate this uniquely Scottish event in London in January 2017.

Boisdale

Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT

Boisdale’s unmistakable charm, high class menu, and regular schedule of live entertainment makes this vibrant restaurant and music venue a firm favourite with guests at our Canary Wharf serviced apartments.

The fact that the venue wears its Scottish heritage proudly on its sleeve also makes it the perfect choice for toasting to the Immortal Memory and digging into some delicious haggis. …Read More



Experience the Magic of Hogwarts in the Snow When You Stay at Smart City Apartments, London

magic-of-hogwarts-in-the-snowThis January, something truly magical is happening right on our doorstep as Warner Bros. world of Harry Potter transforms itself into a breathtaking winter wonderland. Read on to discover why a visit to Hogwarts is an absolute must for your next stay at our Central London serviced apartments.

Since it first opened several years ago, the award-winning Making of Harry Potter experience at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in Leavesden has proved to be a runaway hit with fans of the blockbuster film franchise.

Right the year round, guests at our luxury family apartments in London report that visiting the scenes of the boy wizard’s most daring adventures has been the highlight of their holiday. Yet it’s during the winter months that the real magic happens, as the entire attraction is given a seasonal makeover to become Hogwarts in the Snow.

A Unique Chance to Go Behind The Scenes Of Your Favourite Moments from the Movies

Running only until the end of January, this one-of-a-kind experience takes everything fans love about the original tour -including literally hundreds of authentic props saved from the film productions- and adds a decidedly festive feel. …Read More



How to Plan the Perfect Luxury Shopping Trip in London During the 2017 January Sales

2017-january-salesChristmas is all wrapped up, December is behind us, and for the team at Smart City’s Oxford Street serviced apartments, that only means one thing: Time for the January sales.

Over the next few weeks, a good number of our incoming guests will be heading to the capital looking to hunt down the biggest bargains of the year. If that sounds like you, help is now at hand ensure your luxury shopping trip in London is as perfect as can be.

Having lived through numerous January sales seasons since we first opened our Soho apartments several years ago, we’ve learned a thing or two about how to really make the most from the occasion.

Below, we offer our top tips on how to beat the crowds, find the best bargains, and really make it a shopping spree to remember.

Arrive Early to Bag the Best Deals

To you, the January sales represent the opportunity to really treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime. This is your chance to truly indulge yourself, and to splash out on the finest goods at the lowest possible prices. …Read More



Set Sail for the London Boat Show: Coming to Canary Wharf This January

london-boat-showIdeally situated on the bank of the iconic River Thames, less than a mile from many of London’s prestigious marinas, Smart City luxury apartments in Canary Wharf offer guests a unique opportunity to take in the sight of majestic watercraft berthed among the city waters.

It’s a view the more adventurous, seafaring members of our team have come to really admire since we first moved in a year ago, so you can likely understand the excitement we felt when we heard that the annual London Boat Show was returning to the Docklands in just a few days time.

Cast Off for an Action Packed Programme

Set to take place at the London ExCel arena the prestigious event is the first opportunity boating enthusiasts will have to get a look at 2017′s must-have marine trends, as well as gaining insider advice from top experts and celebrities.

This year, the highly popular show runs from Friday, January 6th to Sunday, January 15th, bringing with it a packed programme of events, entertainment, and of course, a look at some of the world’s most glamorous luxury yachts. …Read More



Smart City Apartments – Our New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

new-years-resolutions2017 is finally upon us, and that can only mean one thing: Time to set those New Year’s resolutions.

For some, it may be finally picking up that new hobby they’ve always wanted to try. For others, it may be putting down a bad habit, or even losing a few pounds. For the Smart City Apartments team, our own resolutions all revolve around one thing:

Improving the service, we offer to guests at our five Central London apartment locations.

Building on another Memorable Year

In 2016, we were truly grateful to receive so much positive feedback from our guests. Throughout the course of the year, you told us all the things you love about our apartments; the generous space, the elegant, contemporary decor, and, of course, our complimentary Wifi.

At the same time, you also told us about the things you feel we could be doing better; the things we could improve on to add even more comfort and convenience to your stay with us. …Read More



Five Events at the London 02 Arena You Must Check Out in 2017

London 02 ArenaWhether you’re visiting us as part of a London city break, or to take care of business in the capital’s thriving financial district, there’s little denying that one of the highlights of staying at our Canary Wharf serviced apartments is the sheer variety of top flight entertainment taking place just across the River Thames at the 02 Arena.

Earlier this month, we told you about the innovative new exhibition, Star Wars: Identities, which features some 200 props, costumes, and set-pieces from George Lucas’ celebrated film franchise. Yet if lightsabers and stormtroopers aren’t really your thing, maybe classic rock bands or world-renowned dance troupes will be.

To help you really make the most of your stay at our luxury Canary Wharf apartments, here’s our guide to just give unmissable events at the London 02 Arena that you absolutely must check out when you visit us in 2017.

National Television Awards – Live

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017.

Whether you’re an avid X-Factor fan, a diehard Corrie supporter, or simply the type who enjoys casually flicking through the channels, the annual National Television Awards is an unmissable event …Read More



Thank You to All of Our Central London Serviced Apartments Guests for Another Successful Year

thank-youIt barely seems like a moment ago that we were welcoming the first guests of 2016 to our Central London serviced apartments and writing here on this very blog about what a wonderful year we were looking forward to.

And yet, here we are already, looking out of the window of our apartments across the magical winter wonderland that London becomes during this time of year, bracing ourselves for the huge crowds and vibrant displays of the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks, and reflecting happily on the past twelve months.

What a 12 months it was, too.

Over the course of the year, we’ve welcomed more of you to our serviced apartments in London Bridge, Oxford Street, and other prime central locations than in any other previous year.

We’ve launched new corporate stay apartments in Canary Wharf that have gone on to be a hit with our business traveller guests, and we’ve had the opportunity to share some truly unique experiences with you as we celebrate the wealth of live events which take place across the capital each and every year. …Read More



Top Five Ways to Enjoy a Quiet, Relaxing New Year’s Eve in Central London

new-years-eveOver the next couple of days, guests will begin arriving at our Central London serviced apartments ready to join the huge crowds at the annual London New Year’s Eve Fireworks event.

For those guests, the occasion serves as a unique opportunity to start 2017 quite literally with a bang, but what if you’re the type who much prefers a more subtle way to celebrate the New Year? Does the big New Year’s fireworks event mean you’ll be forced to deal with swarming crowds and loud noises even if that’s the last thing you’d rather do on December 31st?

Not at all.

The good news, is that there are plenty of ways you can enjoy a quiet, relaxing New Year’s Eve when you stay at our Central London serviced apartments this December. If you can’t think of any yourself, here’s a few of our suggestions.

Dinner at a Top London Restaurant

Whilst some London restaurants are promising a vibrant, party atmosphere on December 31st, that’s exactly the sort of thing you’re hoping to avoid here.

Luckily, a number of fine restaurants close to our luxury apartments in Oxford Street, and other central locations are planning a much more refined and sophisticated affair for New Year’s Eve. …Read More