Why Canary Wharf Executive Apartments Are the Perfect Place to Work, Rest, and Play

canary-wharf-apartmentsSince we first opened them earlier this year, our Canary Wharf executive apartments have proven to be a big hit with our corporate guests thanks to their ideal location in the heart of London’s thriving commercial and financial district.

Situated in Lanterns Court, mere minutes from major venues such as One Canada Square, One Churchill Place (home to the global headquarters of Barclays), and a slew of others, our accommodation in Canary Wharf is a short walk away from Westferry Docklands Light Railway Station, meaning you’re always well connected, no matter whereabouts in the capital your business travels take you.

Staying in Lanterns Court also means having top hot-desking locations, business facilities, and free WiFi spots on your doorstep, perfect for getting those mission-critical tasks completed whilst on the go.

Whilst this is undoubtedly good news for those business travellers who need to get a lot done in a short space of time on their visit to London, those of you planning a long-term stay in our Canary Wharf executive apartments need a little more than just quick and convenient access to your work. …Read More

London by Night: 5 Attractions Best Experienced After Dark

natural-history-museumNo matter what the time of day, the City of London serves up a never-ending feast of must-see attractions, from ancient historical monuments to the very latest in science and technology.

Yet with the days getting ever shorter and the nights drawing in ever more rapidly, those visiting Smart City’s Central London serviced apartments over the next few months will be seeing all that the city in much darker surroundings than those stopping by in the summer.

Not that this is a bad thing. As we’ll explain below, London really comes into its own at night, transforming from a bustling, vibrant city into an area where every building and every street seems to radiate with a certain sense of magic and intrigue.

Coming to visit us in the winter months? Here’s our pick of five incredible attractions which take on a whole new life come nightfall.

Natural History Museum

A 20 minute tube ride from our luxury serviced apartments in Covent Garden, the Natural History Museum is always a fascinating place to visit, packed as it is with award-winning, interactive exhibitions, captivating talks and tours, and unique events. …Read More

Southbank Centre Winter Festival Returns Next Month – Plan Your Visit With Smart City Apartments

southbank-centre-winter-festivalSituated less than ten minutes away from our luxury weekend apartments at London Bridge and Covent Garden, the prestigious Southbank Centre is once again set to host its annual Winter Festival from this November.

Below, our team share the festival highlights they’re most looking forward to this year, and explain why the annual event is one you absolutely can’t afford to miss if you’re visiting our Central London accommodation.

Southbank Winter Festival Starts November 2016

A staple of London’s yuletide events calendar dating back several years, Southbank Winter Festival returns to the riverside from Friday 11th November, running almost every day* up until mid-January.

The festival runs daily from 10am til 11am each morning, closing at 10pm Sunday to Thursday, and at 11pm Fridays and Saturdays. …Read More

Why London Bridge Makes the Perfect Spot for an Autumn Weekend Break

london-bridge-apartmentsPerfectly situated in Weston Street by the bank of the River Thames, our serviced apartments in London Bridge serve as a popular choice for weekend breaks in London right the year round. Yet it’s when the leaves turn golden and the air turns crisp that the area truly comes into its own.

Indeed, whilst Covent Garden may serve as ideal for summer breaks, and whilst Oxford Street is always a hit for those looking to bag a bargain in the winter sales, it’s London Bridge which really represents the capital at its autumnal best.

If you’re planning a weekend city break over the next few months, here’s why London Bridge weekend apartments make the perfect place to stay.

Breathtaking Views

Even compared to the blooming flowers of spring and the bright, blue skies of summer, few seasons transform the landscape quite as beautifully as autumn. It’s a time for deep, rich reds, magnificent golden hues and a magnificent array of yellows, browns, and oranges not seen for the rest of the year. …Read More

Top Five Family-Friendly Halloween Events in London

halloween-2016Thinking of visiting our Central London serviced apartments with the young ones this October? Then we’ve got some good news: There’s a whole host of family-friendly Halloween events going on right across the capital.

From hands-on activities to keep your little horrors happy to some monstrously marvelous theatre, here’s our pick of London’s best Halloween activities, each one serving up plenty of frightful fun for kids and big kids alike.

Halloween Discovery Day

Royal Parks Foundation Education Centre, Hyde Park (Wednesday, October 26th, 11AM – 3pm)

Hyde Park Education Centre’s open days always make an ideal day out for young families, yet the venue have really outdone themselves with this fun-filled day of Halloween activities. …Read More

Top Five Guided Ghost-Walks in Central London

jack-the-ripper-murders-tourLondon’s guided ghost-walks are always a big hit with visitors no matter what the season, yet with Halloween creeping ever closer and the nights getting all the darker, there’s perhaps never been a better time to relive the horrors and hauntings of London’s past.

Here, the team at Smart City Apartments pick out just five of the city’s best guided ghost-walks, each one with its own spooky stories to tell, historical landmarks to visit, and cast of frightful characters to meet.

Jack the Ripper Murders Tour

Mon – Sun, 7pm (Starts at Aldgate East Tube Station)

A London institution since the early 1980s, the Jack the Ripper Tour is a must on any visitor’s itinerary at any time of year, though needless to say it’s one that becomes increasingly popular as the dark nights draw in.

Each night, leading authorities on the Jack the Ripper saga take on a fascinating and frightful journey back to the 19th century, exploring the Whitechapel and the streets surrounding our serviced apartments in Spitalfields. …Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Staying in London for Oktoberfest 2016

oktoberfest2016_v1Based a short walk from our luxury serviced apartments in Canary Wharf, Millwall Park usually offers a rare spot of serenity and tranquility in the heart of London’s thriving business district.

Yet this October, any sense of peace and quiet will be put on hold as the fifth annual Oktoberfest sets its stall for two weeks of traditional German fun, food, and merriment.

Whether you’re visiting London specifically for the event, or just planning a quick visit whilst staying at our Canary Wharf apartments for business, here’s everything you need to know about London Oktoberfest 2016.

What is Oktoberfest?

A highlight of Germany’s social calendar for several centuries, the main Oktoberfest takes place in Munich each October. Over several weeks, the travelling fun fair celebrates authentic Bavarian culture, offering a bevy of food, drink, music, and entertainment. …Read More

Time is Running Out: Start Planning Your Luxury Christmas Shopping Trip to London’s Oxford Street with Smart City Apartments

christmas-shoppingIt may seem to have flown by in the blink of an eye, but summer is almost definitely behind us, and already we’re beginning the slow- but ever gradual- march towards the festive season. If you’re planning to get your Christmas shopping out of the way early this year, there’s no better time than now to book your stay at a Smart City’s serviced apartments on Oxford Street, London.

Why Book Your London Christmas Shopping Trip Early?

At time of writing, there were just over three months to go before December 25th rolls around, and as regular Smart City Apartments guests will no doubt tell you, the closer we get to the big day, the busier Central London becomes.

Meanwhile, even the briefest of glances out of the window at our Beswick Street apartments reveals that many of Oxford Street’s biggest names are already tearing down their summer sale displays to make way for this year’s festive must-haves.

To put it another way, London’s Christmas shopping season is already beginning, and the longer you leave it, the more you’ll have to contend with crowded stores and the risks of missing out …Read More

Exclusive New Deals on 21+ Day Long-Term Corporate Apartments in Covent Garden, Available Now

covent-garden-apartmentsSituated in the heart of theatreland, with Central London’s thriving business districts all just a short commute away, Smart City’s luxury corporate apartments in Covent Garden are ideal for busy executives looking for the ultimate way to work, rest, and play.

Now, thanks to our special 21 Day Long-Term Discount deal, you can enjoy the very best in London corporate stays for even longer, all whilst reducing your business travel budget.

Why Stay in a Covent Garden Corporate Apartment?

Smart City’s luxury business accommodation provides executives like you with a true home-away-from-home experience whilst working in the capital.

Inside, you’ll find light, spacious rooms decorated in a refined, contemporary style, with state-of-the-art modern conveniences, a fully-fitted kitchen and 24/7 concierge service provided by friendly and efficient professionals.

Prime Location for On-the-Go Business Travellers

With your nearest tube station (Covent Garden Station) literally less than a minute’s walk away, you’re well connected to all of the major business and financial districts in Central London. …Read More

Available Now: 21+ Day Discounts on Long-Term Serviced Apartments in London Bridge

london-bridge-apartmentsGood news for budget-conscious business travellers: Booking an extended-stay apartment for your next business trip to London now costs even less, thanks to Smart City’s exclusive 21+ day discounts on long-term corporate accommodation in London Bridge.

Whether you’re visiting the capital for three weeks or three months, there’s no longer any need to pay over the odds for a premium quality corporate apartment which provides all the style, comfort and convenience you deserve on your long-term stay.

Simply book your London Bridge serviced apartment online, and look out for our special 21+ Day rates to take advantage of corporate accommodation prices which are far lower than that of a top London hotel.

The Perfect Location for Busy Executives

Ideally situated within walking distance of the City of London’s main retail, banking, and commerce districts, and only 15 minutes away from Canary Wharf, the very epicentre of London business and finance, booking an extended-stay corporate apartment in London Bridge means you’re never too far away from the heart of the action. …Read More