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Easter in London

Easter in London

Easter in London

The Easter Holiday is just around corner. This is the perfect time of year to spend quality time with your family while you indulge in too much chocolate. There are plenty of wonderful Easter events to enjoy in London. In this week’s blog we have highlighted our favourite Easter events for you and your family to enjoy.

London Easter egg hunts and trails

Where: Hampton Court Palace
Address: East Molesey KT8 9AU
Date: 26 March – 15 April
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Historical fun awaits you and your family this Easter with the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt. The best part is that you and your family can search around the home and gardens of Henry VIII. The mission is to find all the Lindt Gold Bunny figures in exchange for a delicious Lindt chocolate treat.

Not only can you enjoy the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, but the more adventurous family members can enjoy the Magic Garden and Maze. Let the little ones run amuck in the Magic Garden (reopening on 30 March) and completely truly lost in the maze. It takes 20 minutes on average to find the middle.

Wonderful fun for everyone.



Address: Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY
Date:  30 March
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The spirit of Octoberfest will be arriving a little early this year. Springfest will be bursting through the doors of Alexandra Palace on 30 March. Enjoy Stuttgart-style hospitality with German beer, food and oompah bands. Don’t miss the fun.


Planning ahead

Easter in London is a very special time of year. Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Belgravia is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the fun. Enjoy comfortable accommodation, stunning location and a freshly cooked breakfast in the morning. Contact us today to arrange your booking.
Tel:+44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]

London Short Film Festival

London Short Film Festival

London Short Film Festival

Event: London Short Film Festival
Where: Independent cinemas and venues across London

Date: 12 to 21 January 2018
£7.70 – £41.98

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Hailed as the finest showcase of UK independent films, the London Short Film Festival enters its 15th year and is now accepting international submissions. Curtains open on 12 January and run through until 21 January this year. Films addicts can enjoy dramas, comedies, documentaries, animations, low-budget shorts and experimental works. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy short film screenings from emerging filmmakers and attend industry events in independent cinemas and venues across London.

What is a Short Film

A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as “an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits”.

London Short Film Festival

Breaking into the film industry is much harder than it seems. The London Short Film Festival has showcased the very best of the country’s unbridled talent for 14 years and this year promises to be no exception. From film buffs to complete amateurs, The London Short Film Festival has something for everyone.


Kicking off the festival is a screening of ‘WE DARE TO FAIL: 15 Years of LSFF’ by BAFTA winners Simon Ellis, Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy (The Desperate Optimists) and  is hosted on stage by LSFF co-founders Philip Ilson and Kate Taylor. This is an outstanding compilation of past short films screened at The London Short Film Festival.

You can see ‘WE DARE TO FAIL: 15 Years of LSFF’ at the ICA theatre located on The Mall SW1Y 5AH.

Planning ahead

The London Short Film Festival promises to be a delight for all film connoisseurs.  As you can imagine, this event is very popular and tickets are selling out fast. If you intend to visit our capital city, please plan ahead. Why not enjoy the late show and avoid the drive home? Accommodation at this time of year is in high demand. B+B Belgravia is perfectly located with quick access routes to all the fun. Contact us today to arrange your booking.
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7259 8570 / Email: [email protected]

We hope to see you soon.

Doggy Speed Dating

Doggy Speed Dating

Doggy Speed Dating

B+B Belgravia is pet friendly and we welcome you and your furry friends to join us as our esteemed guests. This month promises an exciting event for dog lovers visiting our great capital: Doggy Speed Dating.

A dog can give a person a newfound sense of independence and confidence that they didn’t have before. Dogs are more than just pets – they are family. Inviting that special four-legged friend into your life can be somewhat of a challenge. Matching the right dog to the right owner can often be frustrating. Much like their owners, no two dogs are alike.

Fetch & Follow

Fetch & Follow are a lifestyle brand for dog owners and those who love dogs. Their company provides dog owners with items, which are thoughtfully designed while being functional and fit for the everyday practicality of owning a dog.

Fetch & Follow are hosting a Doggy Speed Dating event in the Ace Hotel in London this month and will be supported by several leading experts in the field. Tickets are £20 and include a 10-minute appointment with each industry expert, doggy charity and doggy personality. As a special treat (for good behaviour) you will receive two small plates of – Beef & Bone (roasted hanger steak & grilled bone marrow) and Spiced Corn Dog (battered & fried spiced corn on a skewer with Togarashi spice).

Tickets also include a drink – Terrier Gone Wild (wild berry and tarragon lemonade) or Salty Dog #2 (Bombay Sapphire, Pamplemousse Liqueur, Soda and salt rim) and a doggy-inspired goodie bag from Fetch & Follow.

We love our dogs and we encourage you to attend this wonderful event.

Doggy Speed Dating – hosted by Fetch & Follow
Date: 19 March 2017
Time: 12h00 to 16h00
Tickets: £20
Address: Ace Hotel London Lobby, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ
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summer fun in London

Summer in London is fun – the city comes alive with festivals of food, culture or just good time bonkers events!  The city is so well connected that a visitor is never too far from an amazing event – from a local neighbourhood street market to a huge open air cinematic experience.

London’s choice of alfresco film screenings is bigger than ever for 2014. Big-screen movie showings, with line-ups covering everything from well-loved comedies to cult classics, have popped up for the season and have been really popular during the hot weather.

And the summer weather has been perfect for doing what we Brits do very well – visit the pub! London’s beer gardens are the best – overlooking the Thames, along the Embankment with local ales on tap and fun BBQ’s. Or look up – the best places to kick back, soak in the sun and listen to the capital’s top DJ’s are the rooftops with venues offering the festival vibe in the heart of the city.

But for the culture vultures amongst us – the biggest music festival in London is the Proms. Spanning 3 months, London opens its doors to the  greatest orchestras and classical musicians in the world. The big concerts attract big audiences but you can often get standing room space for £5, available on the day. All starts this Friday, 18th July.

So, whilst London is a huge urban city – there are plenty of reasons to get outdoors and seek an alternative view of our amazing capital city!london Summer


Awe-Inspiring Summer Art In London

London is renowned for being home to some of the world’s greatest art exhibitions. Every summer millions of tourists flock to the city in order to visit the scores of museums and art galleries which mushroom from the city’s every historic nook and cranny.

The well-established bigger gallery venues never rest on their laurels in their goal to deliver exciting and groundbreaking exhibitions during the height of summer. Top arts and museum venues offer a wealth of talented homegrown and international artists, artefacts and visual media.

2013 is already proving to be an outstanding year for London’s top gallery attractions. The Pompeii exhibition produced at the British Museum now wows crowds who have made a visit from all over the globe. It has already sold more than 50,000 tickets – the highest number for any of the big shows staged in the venue’s reading rooms in the past five years.

Judging from the short list below this year’s choice isn’t limited to ancient disasters, and is sure to appeal to all kinds of visitors with a desire to while away an arty afternoon or weekend in the heart of the capital.

Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum at the British Museum

250 exhibits evoke the ordinary experience of life in these times. Exhibits paint a wonderfully real picture of the two towns just before Mount Vesuvius buried them in AD79: from carbonised food and impressive wall paintings, mosaics and cultural curiosities. Until September 29th.

David Bowie at the V&A

The exhibition charts Bowie’s influence on fashion, music and art through the decades through 300 objects. Some of Bowie’s iconic stage tour outfits feature as well as diary entries, sketches and scores. Until July 28th

Alien Revolution at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

The exhibition takes a trip through our fascination with aliens through 19th century illustrations of moon maidens, snaps of the Mars rover Curiosity, 1970s evidence of crop circles, and stills from ’80s-favourite ‘ET’. The exhibition is associated with several events which encourage visitors to wonder at the sky at night. These include four sci-fi movie nights, an alien planetarium show and make-a planet finder session. Until August 16th

Coronation! 1953-2013 at Westminster Abbey

The exhibition in the Abbey’s Chapter House marks the 60th anniversary of the 1953 Coronation with some behind-the-scenes images that show how the Abbey was prepared for the 1953 coronation, as shot by the likes of photojournalists such as Bert Hardy and John Chillingworth for the Picture Post and other publications. Included are images detailing the extensive building work done to re-configure the abbey in a six-month Ministry of Works project that was just one part of the build-up to the event. It is run in association with Getty Images. Until September 27th.

Poster Art 150: London Underground’s Greatest Designs

The tube is 150 years old. These posters communicate how Londoners were told about latest developments, and informed how for example they could use the system to escape bad weather and more recently to instill faith in passengers that the Tube is in good shape. The posters from the early parts of the 20th century contain an artistic quality as several on show were designed by leading lights May Ray, Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash or Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. 1930s works by Edward McKnight Kauffer and Harry Beck are also included. Until October 27th.

There are plenty of awe-inspiring exhibitions on offer this summer for art enthusiasts and museum buffs alike. B+B Belgravia can make your stay a relaxing one during your tour of some of the city’s most interesting cultural hot spots.