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Don't want to cook on Christmas Day?

Enjoy a decadent festive meal at one of London's top restaurants open on Christmas Day. From traditional Soho eateries to dinner in the sky, be sure it will be memorable one.

Remember to book in advance to avoid disappointment! 

Dean Street Townhouse 
69-71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE

Gather the whole family this Christmas and head to Dean Street Townhouse for a spectacular 5 course affair starting with a tall glass of champagne!

020 7434 1775

Duck and Waffle 40th Floor, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY
Enjoy a Christmas meal like no other at Duck & Waffle this year, dine in the skies and enjoy a contemporary menu with no turkey in sight! 

020 3640 7310

Hoxton Grill 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU
This year, Hoxton Grill are offering a choice of menus served family-style to share and enjoy. Dine in the conservatory or lounge and relish the utmost in flexibility, 
020 7739 9111

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Treat the family to a fabulous festive show this Christmas

From traditional tales to modern classics, enjoy a Christmas show with the family and get caught up in all the festive cheer. The West End is the place to be this Winter. 

The Snowman
Peacock Theatre

Held between: November 25th 2015 – January 3rd 2016
Tickets: £16.15 - £37.65

The much loved adaptation of a classic children’s novel is a Christmas institution, especially being the shows 18th year in a row at the Peacock Theatre. Suitable for Children aged 2+.

Elf the Musical
Dominion Theatre

Held between: November 12th 2015 – January 2nd 2016
Tickets: £30 - £240

Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young boy who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole.

The Nutcracker Royal Opera House
Held between: December 8th 2015 – January 14th 2016 Tickets: £6 - £117 
A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful adventure in this classic ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s glittering score.

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Ice Skating in 2015

Skate to the backdrop of many breathtaking London scenes including this Winter but don't forget to wrap up warm!

Skate at Somerset House
The Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

From 18th Nov 2015 - 10th Jan 2016
Time: 8:45am – 10:30pm daily. Tickets: £7.50 - £15.00

The grand 18th Century courtyard at Somerset House provides this 900-metre square ice rink with a truly beautiful backdrop.  See website details for more information on club nights and other events.
Tower of London Ice Rink
London, EC3N 4AB

From 20th Nov 2015 – 3rd Jan 2016
Time: 10am – 9pm daily Tickets: from £14 per adult / Family: £40
Put on your ear muffs, gloves and skates, grab a steadying hand and have some festive fun on the ice in this glorious historic setting.

Natural History Museum Ice Rink  Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
From 29th Oct 2015 – 3rd Jan 11th 2016 Time: 11am – 10pm daily Tickets: Adults - £12.65 / Family - £39.60
Set against the backdrop of Hintze Hall, the Ice Rink is one…

Our trip to City Hall

As many of you are aware, our charity partner for the past 2 years has been ‘The Mayor’s Fund for London’. We were thrilled to be invited to City Hall this month to meet the team and have the opportunity to participate in one of their initiatives.
‘City Pitch’ provides the opportunity for young Londoners to make a difference by pitching their ideas to help their local community as well as develop vital project management and presentation skills in front a panel of expert judges. After taking our seats we were met with the delightful hosts Matthew and Shante who introduced the judges and contestants including Jamal Edwards MBE, City Pitch Ambassador and SBTV Founder! It was a fantastic occasion to hear more about what ‘The Mayor’s fund for London’ does and the workshops these children are participating in.
We as the audience could vote for our favourite pitch who would receive an additional £200 to further fund their community project. Acton High Secondary School had previously built a ga…

Enjoy a Carol Concert this Christmas

With just 5 weeks until the big day, there's no time like to present to get in the festive spirit! Lose yourself in a sing-a-long with the whole family at one of these delectable carol concerts.

Christmas Carol Services, St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD
Held between: 28th November - ongoing  Time: Various Times Tickets: Free
For a touch of traditional Christmas cheer, attend a carol service at St Paul's Cathedral in the City.
Christmas Carol Singalong, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP Held on: 13th December 2015 Time: 4:15pm and various other times Tickets: £27.49 - £53.50
This Christmas Singalong with have you clapping your hands and stamping your feet as you sing your heart out, led by showman Jonathan Cohen you will experience a fun filled jamboree of most-loved carols and all time festive hits.
The Children’s Trust Christmas Concert, …

Our top festive markets in London

The countdown to Christmas has begun! With just 6 weeks until the big day, keep your eyes peels on this blog for more fabulously festive ideas to help you make the most of Christmas in London.

Christmas Market at Tate Modern, South Bank, London SE1 9TG
Held between 20th November 2015 - 23rd December 2015

Pretty wooden chalets will fill the space between the Tate Modern and the Thames once more in 2015 for this traditional Christmas market. Browse handmade wooden toys, unique jewellery, intricate decorations and plenty more, then tuck into bratwurst, crêpes, roasted nuts or a warming cup of glühwein. A carousel and festive music help add to the Christmas spirit. 

Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London W2 4RU
Held between 20th November - 3rd January 2015

The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is one of London’s main attractions during the festive period.  Main attractions include – a Giant Observation Wheel; Two Circuses; An Ice Rink.


National Pizza Month recap

October was the month of Pizza! Check out our National Pizza Month recap featuring our top 3 London pizzerias!

Sharing is caring, especially when it comes down to pizza! Homeslice in Covent Garden offers delicious 20 inch pizza to sink your teeth into.

Pizza Pilgrims

Celebrate at one of Pizza Pilgrims restaurants in the heart of trendy Soho or even catch their adorable three wheeler pizza van out and about!


Enjoy Milanese hand made and wood fired pizza at Princi in Soho this Autumn.

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November...

Let us help ensure your Guy Fawkes weekend goes off with a bang with our top 3 display suggestions...

Coram’s Fields Fireworks Display
Enjoy a family friendly display in the heart of Bloomsbury this Friday with an early display perfect for the young ones. Grab a hot snack and wait for the sky to be ablaze from 5pm. 

Battersea Park Fireworks Display

Enjoy a night of fireworks and music at the annual Battersea Park Fireworks display, expect colourful pyrotechnics set in time to music, food stalls and family fun from 7.30pm on Saturday.

The Lord Mayor's Show

...Or if you're busy this weekend, enjoy a spectacular Central London show next Saturday (November 14th) and celebrate a century old tradition with the Mayor himself! Fireworks Commence from 5.15pm.

Don't forget to keep your pets indoor, safe and away from the fireworks!

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Our Halloween top picks!

With Halloween fast approaching, check out our top things to do this October and even get the family pet involved!
Get in the spooky spirit and carve a pumpkin with the whole family this week! Why not then make a delicious pumpkin pie with the insides?
The London Dungeon is not for the faint hearted! Visit London's real life villains of the past including Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper this Halloween
Get spooked on a Jack The Ripper Tour! Relive terrifying true stories of murder in the East end!

We're not the only ones who love Halloween! Give your pooch a spooky makeover at Pet Pavilion in Kensington and Chelsea
Explore the Natural History Museum and get in the Halloween mood with the after hours Natural Horrors exhibition

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Children's Activities in London This Half Term

With summer an already distant memory, we wanted to share our 'Cheval Recommends' on how to keep the kids suitably entertained this Half-Term providing parents with peaceful evenings and restful sleep!London's Night Owls Sleepover

Walk in the footsteps of Londoners past and explore the Museum of London by torchlight at this special after-hours event on 24th October.  Click Here for more information and to Book.
Suitable for ages 7 to 11. Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake and Bad Things

Get the whole family involved in this interactive exhibition.  The younger ones can hunt for Bears, while the older kids can get creative with writing their own poem.  Click Here for more information and to book.  Suitable for ages 0-11.City Farms in London

Enjoy getting close to your favourite farmyard friends when visiting one of London's fabulous City Farms.  Click Here for more information.  A lovely afternoon for all ages.

The Cheval Residences Long Service Awards 2015

We recently held the Cheval Residences Long Service Awards at Cheval Hyde Park Gate, an annual celebration recognising long standing colleagues who have spent 5, 10, 15 and even 20 years with the company. The remarkable dedication of our colleagues called for an afternoon of well-deserved festivity with delicious canapés, Cheval recognition pins, a Certificate of Appreciation and even a glass or two of bubbles!

Those receiving awards had a collective of 210 years served over the past 20 years and we would love to thank everyone who attended for their diligence, precision and care.
Here are some fab testimonials from a few of the attendees…

“The Long Service Awards was a great opportunity to celebrate with colleagues, and take inspiration from those who have been at Cheval for considerably longer than me.  It is also a great chance to hear some lovely comments from our teams, even if in my case I was also reminded about how appalling my golf handicap is!” -  Mike Sadler (Director) - 5 Yea…

My day with the Maintenance team at Cheval Thorney Court

Cheval Thorney Court offers some of our largest and most spacious apartments at 2,500 square feet / 232 square meters which is more than 12 times the size of your average hotel room! This residence embodies classic English charm and is located on the border of Kensington Gardens. Being our most seasoned residence, it embodies a charismatic flair that would only feel right in London. Cheval Thorney Court like the 7 other Cheval Residences is unique and embodies the same customer ethos and excellent service levels we are renowned for throughout the Group.

I spent a day with Maintenance Supervisor, Les, and team-mates Bono, Martin and Darren in the maintenance department and learnt just how a well-oiled machine like this residence operates. Les’ time at Cheval started 5 years ago when he was employed on a temporary maintenance cover, and quickly impressed to become apermanent fixture. He enthuses over the big changes that have happened to this residence over the past few years, particular…