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

Smart City’s New Year’s’ Resolutions – Our Promises to You for 2016

New Year's' ResolutionsIt always seems to come around so quickly, doesn’t it? It seems like only five minutes ago since we were all at last year’s Christmas parties, talking merrily with friends and co-workers about our plans for the year ahead. Yet here we are already, getting set to do exactly the same thing again.

Indeed, as 2015 draws to a close, now is not only a great opportunity to reflect on the highs and lows of the year gone by, but to start thinking positively about what we’d like to achieve in 2016.

At Smart City, we’re no different. Just this past week, we all got together at our little festive and put together a list of our own New Year’s Resolutions for the coming year. Though rather than promising to lose weight or take up a new hobby, the things we’ll be focussing on in 2016 are all things that we believe will make your experience at our Central London serviced apartments all the more rewarding.

With that in mind then, allow us to present to you our list of New Year’s Resolutions for 2016 …Read More

£99 Serviced Apartments in London: Hurry Before They’re Gone

smart-city-saleFor a limited time only, visitors to Central London can enjoy the height of luxury living for only £99 per night, all thanks to Smart City’s January Sale.

This huge discount is just our way of celebrating another successful year at Smart City, a year in which we’ve not only welcomed record numbers of business and leisure guests to our serviced apartments, but also opened up several new suites across the capital.

This includes the recent acquisition of our luxury suites in Canary Wharf which our current guests tell us make ideal short and long-term accommodation for those working in London’s financial center.

Yet you don’t have to be working in London to take advantage of our special £99 serviced apartment sale. With prime locations right across Central London, Smart City’s one and two bedroom suites …Read More

Top Winter Wonderland Attractions in London This December 2015

Winter WonderlandEach and every November, the 350 magnificent acres of London’s Hyde Park transform from woodlands and monuments into a vibrant village of festive activity, with the magic of the season spreading good tidings and beautiful snow-covered scenery across one of the most well-known of London Borough’s eight Royal Parks.

If you’ve ever visited before, you’ll know all too well why those behind the transformation call it Winter Wonderland. If you’ve not, the team here at Smart City definitely recommend you see it for yourself.

Open every day until January 3rd, (except for Christmas Day) from 10am to 10pm, the Winter Wonderland extravaganza is easily accessible via tube from our serviced apartments in Canary Wharf, Oxford Street and City Road, as well as our locations in other prime Central London areas …Read More

Behind the Scenes at Smart City: A day in the life of our 24 hour support team

Smart City Serviced ApartmentsHave you ever noticed that when you’ve stayed at Smart City’s Central London serviced apartments in the past, everything seems to somehow happen by magic?

The apartments themselves are in tip top condition when you arrive, there’s fresh linen and towels available whenever you need them, and whenever there’s a problem, a member of the support team arrives so quickly you’d be forgiven for thinking they were waiting outside your apartment door the whole time.

Though we’d love to tell you all of this really does happen by magic, that we’ve somehow stolen a couple of potions from Hogwarts to make our whole 24 hour support team one of the most highly efficient and well regarded in London, that’s sadly not the case.

Early morning

The sun slowly rises over Central London, casting a gentle glow over our city centre serviced apartments where our guests sleep soundly in their big, comfortable beds …Read More

5 Ways that Staying with Smart City is Like Having Your Own Second Home in London

IMG_2025When you’re visiting London on a long-term basis, whether that’s to carry out your business or simply to get away from it all and enjoy the vibrant city life for a while, the one thing you’re going to need above all else is a place to call your base for the duration of your stay.

Given the length of your visit, you may be tempted to take a peek at the London property market and take out a lease on rental accommodation. Or, if your budget won’t quite stretch that far, you may well be checking out top hotels in search of a good deal.

But did you know that there is a third option you may not have yet considered? At Smart City, our luxury serviced apartments in London Bridge, City Road, Moorgate and across the capital provide the very best home living at less than the cost of staying long-term in a hotel.

Not convinced it’s right for you? Here’s just five ways that staying with Smart City is like having your very own second home …Read More

Your Guide to Staying at Smart City Apartments for the First Time

Serviced Apartments LondonSo, you’ve booked your first stay at Smart City’s apartments in Cannon Street, Moorgate or any of our other prime Central London locations, and you’re looking forward to basking in the relaxing ambience, taking advantage of all the mod cons and generally enjoying the very height of London living.

Yet you’re one of those people who can’t help but wonder what it’s really like staying in a serviced apartment, and now you’re on the look out for few pointers. Fear ye not, treasured guest, as below, we present you with your guide to staying at Smart City Apartments for the first time.

A unique check-in service

If you’re used to standard hotel check-ins where you roll up to the front desk and swap your credit card for a room-access card, you may be in for a bit of a surprise when you book with Smart City. Whether you’re staying at our London Bridge luxury apartments or anywhere else across London, we provide a unique check-in service that offers you greater freedom and flexibility.

We value independence just as much as you do, which is why we don’t tie you down to specific check-in times …Read More

How to Plan the Perfect Evening’s Entertainment When Staying in Covent Garden

Covent Garden ApartmentsOur luxury serviced apartments in Covent Garden are among the most popular accommodation we offer here at Smart City, and to us, it comes as no surprise.

Conveniently situated only a minute’s walk from the nearest tube station, the apartments make the ideal home base for those on extended business stays, whilst those joining us for a short weekend leisure break have more than enough to keep them entertained, all on their doorstep.

By day, the area is a lively, bustling place, full of vibrant markets, street entertainers and plenty to see and do. As nighttime falls, things may get a little quieter, though for us, the evening is the perfect time to really see Covent Garden at its very best.

So, whether you’re looking to relax and unwind after a long day of conducting business in the capital, or simply to top off an enjoyable day’s sightseeing, here’s Smart City’s guide to planning the perfect evening’s entertainment when staying in your Covent Garden serviced apartment …Read More

The benefits of Smart City Serviced Apartments for Business Travellers

weston-street-apartments-300x200If you are a regular business traveller you will know that sometimes a hotel is the last place you want to find yourself at the end of a busy day in meetings or working in an unfamiliar location. The stresses of business travel are high and although it can be seen as a luxury to be able to stay in a hotel, sometimes you would prefer a more personal place to stay with more flexibility and space .

If you choose a Smart City serviced apartment for your business trip to London you will find the following benefits:

  • You can choose your own mealtimes and eat in the luxury of your own space and not at a table alone in a hotel bar or restaurant.
  • Instead of having to relax publicly in a hotel bar or sit in the same small room as you are sleeping in, you can unwind at your own pace in the lounge area of your apartment.
  • The cost of renting a Smart City serviced apartment is cheaper than a comparable hotel stay and if you take advantage of our special offers and book your stay through our website the savings will be even greater.
  • You can choose to cook for yourself in your own fully fitted kitchen if you do not want to eat out, or order a takeaway to eat in your own dining area. You will find everything you need in the kitchen from pots and pansto glasses and cutlery.
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Moving to London for a new job? A serviced apartment at Smart City Apartments is the perfect solution for your temporary accommodation

Serviced Apartments LondonMoving house is recognised as one of the most stressful events in life. Moving to London can be even more stressful when you think about the size of the city and the sheer choice of where you can live, and how you are going to afford what you need.

Unless you are fortunate enough to have the time and money to be able to thoroughly research and plan your move before it happens then it can feel impossible to find the perfect home, at the right price in the right timescale.

Buying a home in London is expensive; there is no getting away from it. It is also a huge commitment that should not be taken lightly and a time consuming one at that. There are many properties in London which are sold leasehold rather than freehold, a small detail maybe, but one that can potentially add weeks onto the already time consuming process of buying a house. Renting a property may …Read More