[Featured Destination – London]: Overview of London

Located on the River Thames in South-East England, London is a multicultural, vibrant and colorful megalopolis of people and energy. Considered one of the great ‘world cities‘, London is prominent in entertainment, commerce, education, arts, media, healthcare, fashion, professional services, research and development, and tourism. Alongside New York City, it is also the world’s largest financial centre. London is nothing but diverse, with a wide range of people, religion and culture, over 300 languages are spoken within this buzzing city. With 32 London boroughs and the city of London, this global capital attracts the most international visitors of any city in the world. Steeped in centuries of history, culture, and a world famous nightlife scene, this city has many things to offer such as:

  • Four world heritage sites:
    – The Tower of London; Royal Botanic Gardens
    – Greenwich Settlement
    – Site of the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey
    – St. Margaret’s Church
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Trafalgar Square
  • The London Eye
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral

The list goes on for quite a bit. London is also home to numerous galleries, museums, cultural institutions, libraries and major sporting events, including the British Museum, British Library, Natural History Museum, Wimbledon, and the West End theatres.There are many ways to get around in London; bus, the tube/underground, car, foot, cycling, boat, and train. The easiest way is to buy an all day Oyster pass and travel on the tube/underground. Over the next few days, this series will explore London’s attractions in depth and things to do in the city. So if you are planning a visit to London, keep an eye out for this space!

And for your comfortable stay in London, Frasers Hospitality offers eight different types of accommodations in different parts of London, each specifically tailored and catered to your needs.

Fraser Suites Kensington, London – This luxury serviced apartment property features studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom suites. Many of the 69 luxury apartments have picturesque views from their balconies and residents have access to the suites’ 2.5 acre private garden. Frasers Suites Kensington is in one of the most prestigious areas in the heart of London, and within easy reach of the internationally renowned shops of Knightsbridge, Kensington and Chelsea with their popular restaurants, cafés and bars. The Royal Parks, museums and West End theatres are also within easy walking distance. The Kensington area is also home to Britain’s two most famous stores – Harrods and Harvey Nichols and there are a string of boutiques round the corner on Sloane Street.

Fraser Place Canary Wharf – This luxury property has 63 stunning executive apartments each showcasing the best of contemporary design. Each executive apartment, from the spacious one and two bedroom apartments to the dazzling penthouse with its conservatory and roof terrace, offers magnificent views over Canary Wharf, the River Thames and a marina fronted by the O2 Dome. All in all it’s the most stunning London serviced apartment imaginable.

Strategically located in the fashionable Canary Wharf area – London’s newest financial centre with spectacular riverfront setting and ultramodern towers the serviced residence provides easy access to The ExCel Centre (London’s new state-of-the-art “pillarless” exhibition centre), London’s West End and the City’s financial centre. A wide range of cosmopolitan restaurants, wine bars, bistros, pubs, quality shops, and leisure and sports facilities are located nearby too. Fraser Place Canary Wharf is conveniently located 5-minutes from bustling Canary Wharf shopping and entertainment complex, while road, rail and airport links are all accessible within a 10-minute walk or ride.

Frasers Place Chelsea – This London serviced apartment property offers one bedroom, two bedroom and three-bedroom apartments. The Chelsea Fraser Place, London occupies a stunning building, which was originally designed as artists’ studios. Its location just beside the Fulham Road, close to the legendary Kings Road, makes Fraser Place, Chelsea the ultimate business corporate housing solution. Chelsea has been renowned as an elegant and fashionable place to live since the 16th Century. As a result its quiet residential streets are lined with beautiful old buildings. At its heart lies Kings Road – one of the world’s most vibrant fashion streets. Its kaleidoscopic selection of cutting edge shops, restaurants, bistros, cinemas and health clubs cater for a mind-boggling range of tastes. The luxury accommodation at Fraser Place Chelsea is conveniently located near to Gloucester Road Underground Station and just 30 minutes drive from Heathrow Airport.

Fraser Place Queens Gate – This property combines elegant Victorian beauty with contemporary design to create a welcoming ‘home for home’ comforts during your stay in London. The stately residence with exquisite tall pillars and floral decoration is conveniently located on the Cromwell Road and moments away from all the historic and shopping districts that London has to offer. Fraser Place caters for those seeking short term accommodation. The executive apartments at Fraser Place Queens Gate can be booked by the night, making them the ideal alternative to any hotel in London. The kind of temporary furnished apartments corporate travellers dream of, they offer hotel luxury but with the homely touches you tend to miss during an extended hotel stay. They really are the ultimate corporate housing solution for those wanting to rent short term.

Just round the corner from Gloucester Road underground station the property is only a stone’s throw away from Britain’s most fashionable shopping areas. Kensington is also home to many chic restaurants, bars and cafes as well as major tourist attractions such as Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, The Natural History & Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum. And with Harrods, Harvey Nichols and many of London’s top couture boutiques just down the roads celebrity spotting is a distinct possibility.

Fraser Residence Blackfriars is a well-designed modern residence comprising twelve beautifully finished luxury apartments situated in the heart of the City of London. Each apartment has been cleverly designed to create light and airy living spaces, with views over a tranquil ancient tree lined city courtyard. The accommodation features the latest in room technology, superior architectural detailing, luxury fixtures and fittings and the finest Italian designer furniture.

Fraser Residence Blackfriars could not be closer to many of the world’s leading Fortune 500 companies. The property is located on a site of great historical interest adjacent to Playhouse Yard, the former site of Shakespeare’s Winter Theatre, which was originally a Dominican monastery called ‘Blackfriars Monastery’ due to the black robes worn by the Dominican monks or friars. The pulsating area offers a wealth of cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques along with wonderful historical pubs such as ‘The Blackfriar’, an Arts and Crafts architectural gem, which is considered to be one of the City’s finest public houses.

Fraser Residence Blackfriars is the perfect extended stay solution for relocation, training or working on location in the centre of London. St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern, the Millennium Bridge and River Thames are only a stone’s throw away from this stunning new development. ‘Blackfriars’ underground station, which is serviced by the District and Circle lines, and National Rail, with a direct connection to London Gatwick Airport, are only a three minute walk from the residence. Numerous day and night bus routes pass close to the site and car parking facilities are available nearby.

Frasers Residence City – This brand new apartment hotel in London is located in Lovat Lane, a cobbled pedestrian alley from Lower Thames Street to Eastcheap, within the traditional City of London. There are 22 well-appointed designed contemporary and airy apartments ranging from Studios, One bedroom apartments and a stunning Penthouse complete with a large roof terrace. Each of the apartments is fitted with the finest oak wood flooring, wool and linen carpets, fully-fitted bathrooms boasting the best in fittings and furnished with beautifully appointed contemporary furniture. A wide range of cosmopolitan restaurants, wine bars, bistros, pubs, quality shops, and leisure and sports facilities are located nearby too.

Fraser Residence Monument nestles in a historical enclave right in the heart of ‘The City’, London’s financial and business district. The residence comprises 14 beautifully designed contemporary and airy apartments fashioned from the shell of this former period office building. The upper floors enjoy fabulous views of the city skyline and of the ‘Monument’ which was built to commemorate the Great Fire of London, a major three day blaze that swept through the central parts of London in 1666. The development is topped off with a striking penthouse which features two spacious outdoor terraces. Each of the apartments is fitted with the finest dark oak wood flooring, wool and linen carpets, fully fitted bathrooms boasting the best in European fittings and furnished with designer Italian furniture.

Fraser Residence Monument is the perfect extended stay solution for relocation, training or working on location in the centre of London. The Tower of London, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and Tower Bridge are only a five minute stroll along the banks of the River Thames. World class shopping can be enjoyed at the exclusive Royal Exchange nearby. London Underground Monument station is conveniently located around the corner of the property and is serviced by the District, Circle, Northern and Central lines and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which offers direct access to Canary Wharf – London’s new financial business district.

Fraser Residence Prince of Wales Terrace is in one of the most prestigious areas in the heart of London, opposite Kensington Palace with High Street Kensington and the Royal Parks on its doorstep. This area has always been closely associated with the British Monarchy. The Albert Hall and the recently restored Albert Memorial dedicated to Prince Albert, the husband of Queen Victoria are both located in Kensington. And, more recently, the area has been associated with the late Princess Diana, who lived at Kensington Palace.

This London executive apartment property features spacious one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom and four bedroom apartments all of which have recently been refurbished to an exceptional standard. They’re the kind of luxury furnished apartments corporate travellers dream of and whether you’re looking for short term accommodation, London vacation apartments or extended stay apartment rental our luxury serviced apartments are an extremely attractive alternative to any hotel in London. Combining hotel luxury accommodation with many of the home touches that you miss during extended hotel stays, they really are the ultimate corporate housing solution.

Fraser Residence Prince of Wales Terrace’s luxury apartments enjoy excellent access to the rest of London as Gloucester Road and High Street Kensington stations are just 7 and 5 minutes walk respectively. Gloucester Road is serviced by the Piccadilly, District and Circle lines while High Street Kensington is serviced by the District and Circle lines.

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