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Moving house after the coronavirus pandemic? Our guide navigating the UK housing market after COVID-19
It’s not been talked about all that much, but those moving house in the past few months have had a rough old time. In our aparthotels we’ve temporarily housed many people who have found themselves stuck in the ‘housing limbo’ – those whose rents have run out but have struggled to find a new […]Read more
Top Five Best Cycling Routes in and around Manchester
Are you on board with the current cycling boom? As people increasingly look for coronavirus-free alternatives to public transport, cycle stores around the UK have found themselves completely sold out as demand has soared. At Supercity, we say bring on the cycling revolution! It’ll massively improve our cities’ air quality as well as making […]Read more
Brighton’s Incredible Community Effort to Save Local Businesses During the Coronavirus
There’s just too much to love about Brighton, from the seaside fish-and-chip shops to the amazing clothing shops hidden around every corner. But our favourite thing of all is the unbreakable sense of community spirit in the city. Don’t just take our word for it – a recent study found that Brighton was the […]Read more
What are ‘air bridges’ and how do they work?
It’s a pair of words that few would ever have seen put together before this year, but it’s now become a beacon of hope for prospective summer holiday-goers. Also known as ‘travel corridors’, these passages will likely be the only way of escaping for a European holiday this summer without any quarantine during or after. […]Read more
Will an end-of-summer holiday be possible? Our guide to the perfect holiday before September
It feels like a much-needed wave of optimism has swept through the country in the past few weeks. With the July 4th re-openings combined with stunning summer weather, the ‘new normal’ doesn’t seem all that bad. But the question of whether summer holidays will be possible before September remains somewhat up in the air […]Read more
How will the hospitality sector open itself back up?
Since Boris Johnson confirmed the rumours, July 4th is being labelled a ‘Super Saturday’ – the day the hospitality sector can begin its long journey back to normality. But anyone expecting to hop between pubs, cafes, and clubs all day long may wind up disappointed: the process of adapting to the new normal will […]Read more
How to Get Around London After the Coronavirus
London is home to one of the best transport networks in the world, but it’s designed to be crowded and crowds are a thing of the past now. As the capital comes to terms with its ‘new normal’ we’ve been taking a first-hand look at how to get around London after the coronavirus pandemic in […]Read more
Why Aparthotels May be the Safest Living Solution in the Time of Coronavirus
Many of the brilliant key workers across the country have taken to aparthotels during the coronavirus as they work long hours in the cities, often far away from their families. On our part, we’ve been proud to house key workers in our aparthotels in London, Manchester and Brighton, and have come to see the […]Read more
Why Visit Brighton This Summer?
The question of whether summer holidays will be possible this year has been on everyone’s lips. Due to the lingering coronavirus, international travel is looking less likely by the day, but from this restriction we see an opportunity – to explore the best of Britain. We think a trip to Brighton this summer may be […]Read more
Our Top Tips For Staying Productive Whilst Working From Home
The work-from-home lifestyle has divided the nation in the past months, with many people enjoying the absence of a twice-a-day commute and others missing the social office lifestyle. But in most metropolitan areas, commuting back into the office will likely be one of the last things to return to our lives – our city’s […]Read more
Could a Road Trip Be the Answer to Your Summer Holiday?
The Health Secretary warned that ‘big, lavish international holidays’ are highly unlikely this summer. Although this was met with much gloom and doom, we still see an opportunity for a safe alternative summer trip during the coronavirus pandemic in the coming months. To put it simply, Britain is beautiful, and all too often under-appreciated. […]Read more
Did you make the most of the lockdown?
No Wine with friends on FaceTime. No sports. No nothing? If you feel you have watched every series, movies and documentaries on Netflix (including Tiger King) and that in the last few weeks, your favourite moments have included making a batch of overcooked homemade cakes and getting your flute out after years in storage; You’re […]Read more
The Best UK Business Initiatives During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has turned the normal order of our lives upside down, but it has also frequently brought out the very best in people, and reminded us all that “there is such thing as a society”. The business sphere is no different; hundreds of millions of pounds have been donated to in an extraordinary […]Read more
Five Fun Easy Skills to Learn During the Lockdown
At Supercity we abide by a simple principle: life is what you make of it. Even when you’re trapped indoors all day, there is still plenty of fun to be had with as little as a piece of paper to hand. So whether you’re self-isolating or simply stuck inside all day, here are our […]Read more
Positive News to Take From the Coronavirus Outbreak
It’s no secret that we could all do with extracting some positive news from the coronavirus crisis at the moment. Being cooped up inside isn’t easy for anyone, but if we can learn to pick out the silver linings in the clouds we can all come out of this experience stronger and more appreciative. […]Read more
What Role Can Hotels and Aparthotels Play in the Fight Against Coronavirus?
Here in the hotel industry, we’re in a complex position with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most part, hotels operating solely for commercial purposes have been told to shut up shop during the UK lockdown. But we’re keeping our doors open because we believe we can provide important help for many. Here’s […]Read more
Our Guide to Cancelling and Refunding Travel Plans Due to Coronavirus
We know that these current times can be stressful for a number of reasons. If you need to cancel and refund travel plans, be they for business or leisure, due to the coronavirus outbreak, you might be feeling slightly left in the dark as airline and hotel help desks struggle to field a large […]Read more
The Kent Coast: A Stunning Stretch of Seaside Near London
Follow the River Thames eastward by train or car and you’ll soon end up in one of the most exciting stretches of the UK. The Kent coastline has been gifted with an enormous regeneration effort in recent times and represents a fantastic day trip away during your stay in London. From the beaches […]Read more
Enhanced cleaning and equipped Employees
Supercity Aparthotels is doing everything possible to ensure the travel safety of all guests and provide as much flexibility as possible. We have had to adapt fast to the unprecedented changes brought about by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and make sure all our guests remain as safe as possible. The latest UK government guidelines on […]Read more
Why March is the Ultimate Month for a City Break
For us, March is perhaps the most misunderstood month of the year. Sandwiched between February with its Valentine’s and Pancake Day and April with all of the glamour of Easter, it’s often seen as the ’empty month’ where little happens. But this is exactly why we think of it as the month of […]Read more
Best Inner-City Greenery in London
We love the vibrancy and energy of London life, but sometimes we could all do with a timeout in some calm, green surroundings and fresh natural air. Here’s the good news: there are beautiful green spots dotted around the centre of the city, as quiet and refreshing as any country retreat. So grab your […]Read more
Five Small Changes to Make Your Travelling More Eco-friendly
In our aparthotels we’re always looking to implement those small, day-to-day changes that can make all the difference over time – whether it’s offering reusable laundry bags or conducting nightly ‘energy walks’ to make sure nothing is being unnecessarily wasted. We’ve seen great results born out of the most minuscule of changes, so we […]Read more
Our Five Favourite Green Areas Near Manchester
We’ve always believed that an injection of greenery can turn a great city break into an unforgettable one. In fact, it’s one of the reasons we came to love Manchester so much; the vibrant inner-city life is matched by the unmistakeable peace and quiet of the city’s surrounding rural spaces. Fresh from some soothing […]Read more
Our Five Favourite Pancake Day Spots in London
If you’re staying in London during pancake day this year, then rest assured you’re in safe hands. Every Shrove Tuesday the capital offers up an unbeatable range of pancakes of all shapes and sizes, from savoury Italian crepes to indulgent American diner-style platefuls. So without further ado, here is your tried-and-tested Supercity top five […]Read more
The Best Wildlife Spots Just Outside of London
As the sun returns to our lives again, there are few easier and more rewarding treats than a quick getaway to the nearby countryside. The UK’s flora and fauna may not be the first thing you find in tourism guides, but the greenery around London is home to a diverse range of wildlife – […]Read more
Top Tips for Exploring a New City
At Supercity we’re always on the lookout for the most unique and smart ways of exploring cities. Like a fingerprint, everyone has a unique way of doing things – but here are some nifty tips we’ve picked up from our eleven years in the business. Finding Authentic Food Spots When it comes […]Read more
Brighton: The UK’s Most Eco-Friendly City?
Situated at the forefront of the UK’s drive towards sustainability, the city of Brighton has a long and proud history of being eco-friendly. If you’re looking to go green on your travels, the South coast has much to offer, from zero-waste shops to fun community cleaning events. Moreover, as the only area of the […]Read more
Top Five Things to do in Brighton in Winter
At Supercity we champion those who go against the grain on their travels. We believe that if you play your cards right, the so called ‘off-season’ can become your own personal high season. A trip to Brighton during the winter months can be a wonderful and peaceful way to refresh yourself and beat the crowds […]Read more
Our Five Favourite Things to do in London in February
Congratulations! You made it through what some like to call the ‘year of January’, and we think you deserve a reward. It’s time to shake off those cobwebs and seize the day with our tried-and-tested top five things to do in London this February. 1. PAUL bakery masterclass If one of your resolutions at […]Read more
Why Aparthotels? A Provider’s Insight
Yet again, the rising demand for aparthotels was one of the biggest industry trends of the last year. What are the driving forces behind this shift? After yet another year of strong growth, the serviced apartment has established itself as a mainstay of the hospitality economy. Here are some of our observations on why […]Read more
Supercity heads to Brighton
Here’s why we’re heading to one of the most vibrant and fast-growing cities in the country. It was a sunny summer afternoon in 2016 when we had an idea: Brighton. We should probably clarify here – the city of Brighton was not our idea. That predates us by some 2500 years. Regrettably, that […]Read more
The Most Eco-Friendly Transport Options in London
Keeping London clean and green is a cause that benefits everyone. Studies have shown that an improvement in inner-city air quality can lead to remarkable results – not just the reduction of physical illness but significant mental health benefits as well. There are plenty of great choices and ambitious long-term projects in place when […]Read more
Most Eco-Friendly Airlines Available in UK
It may sound like an oxymoron to talk about eco-friendly airlines, but operators are starting to wake up to the challenges currently facing the planet. Airlines still have a long, long way to go in their collective push for sustainability, and green initiatives are only the first step in a long journey. However, when flying […]Read more
The Future of the Travel and Tourism Industry
Here at Supercity Aparthotels, we’re heading into the new decade on a wave of optimism. Various behavioural trends in combination are powering the hospitality sector forward both at home and abroad, giving us plenty of reasons to be cheerful about the future of travel. An extraordinary recent forecast from the UN World Tourist Organisation […]Read more
The Best Vegan Food Spots in London
We’re passionate about sustainability at our aparthotels, so for Veganuary 2020 we’re sharing our top five local, innovative and delicious vegan food spots in London. What an amazing decade it’s been for veganism. Turn the clock back ten years and the term would probably be met with confused faces and the occasional sigh. But […]Read more
Top 5 things to do in London in January 2020
It’s time to shake off those January blues – there are plenty of great things to do in London to keep you occupied this New Year. Today, we’re making a stand. For too long January has been vilified as the worst month of the year – the cold, miserable hangover from the festive period. […]Read more
Your Complete Guide to Carbon Offsetting
Carbon offsetting is a great, affordable way to keep your personal carbon footprint in check. In the first instalment of our #TravelGreen series, we’ve been looking for the most cost-efficient carbon offsetting schemes on offer. It was David Attenborough who described our modern time as a ‘unique stage in our history’. It’s a time, […]Read more
Reflections on an Extraordinary Decade
This New Year’s Eve we’re hitting the rewind button. Here’s how our London aparthotels made their mark in one of the most competitive markets around. Is it already over? It feels like just a couple of months ago that it was New Year’s Eve 2010, when the London Olympics were coming into view, when […]Read more
The Best Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Spots in Manchester
If you’ve clicked on this blog, the chances are you’re only just beginning to think about your Christmas shopping. The more high-stress individuals around you might be getting on your back, begging you to go with them to Albert Square, or trying to drag you over to the Trafford Centre. But we know what […]Read more
All you need to know about Bleisure Travelling
Churchill once said: “Bleisure is beyond a trend… it’s an absolute habit”. A small disclaimer – we’re talking about Bryan Churchill, the VP of hotel sales for the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board. He said it earlier this year. Still, we think that Winston would have been a keen bleisurer himself. What […]Read more
Top 5 Unique Things to do in London for Christmas 2019
We believe two things to be true. One, there’s nothing better than Christmas. Two, there’s nothing worse than a Christmas event, market or shopping centre that’s jam-packed full of people to the point where you can hardly move around (yes, we’re looking at you, winter wonderland). If you’re travelling to London over the festive period, […]Read more
INTERVIEWS OF MODERN HEROES
Every day we see the devastating impact homelessness has on people’s lives. Crisis mobilise a huge volunteer effort each Christmas to bring warmth, companionship and vital services to people at one of the hardest times of the year. Meet 2 of those Modern Heroes: First Name: Emma Age: 43 Location: Cardiff Why did […]Read more
CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS
We like to do our bit for homeless charities, whether it’s donating replaced pillows and towels, or offering rooms for important causes. Rough sleeping has more than doubled in the last six years in London and one charity particularly stands out for us: Crisis. Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. Their team help […]Read more
Support young homeless artists this winter!
We are proud to announce the launch of the Supercity Art House. Supercity Art House is an initiative which sees the artwork of young homeless people exhibited, and available for purchase, at selected Supercity Aparthotels in support of those affected by homelessness. Alexis Burton, CEO of Supercity said: “Supporting homeless communities is an integral […]Read more
Halloween: Spooky London
Halloween gets more popular every year—in the two weeks leading up to the 31st, expect to see costumed denizens and lots of adverts for scary London attractions. Most of them are tourist traps. Instead, for a real Halloween experience, go to places rooted in history, where London’s dark past is unearthed. So, before getting […]Read more
London’s Scariest Attractions
Spending time with us this Halloween? We list below our picks of London’s Scariest attractions. We will not take responsibility for tears, hysteria or cardiac arrests! These attractions run all year round (except Fright Night at Thorpe Park), so don’t fret if you can’t make it for October 31st. The Ten Bells A […]Read more
Why Brighton is the next place to be?
Oh, the south coast… If you love see views and seagulls, why not make your way to Brighton? With the train station located in the heart of the city centre, you’ll be enjoying all Brighton has to offer within moments. London, Manchester and now… Brighton! …And the best kept secret is… Supercity Aparthotels will be […]Read more
Doing Our Part: Sustainability and Supercity
Consider yourself environmentally friendly? There’s been plenty of talk surrounding our planet and our environment. From going paper-less to cutting down on food wastage and substituting one set of wheels for another. Being kinder to our planet can be healthier and more cost-efficient too! At Supercity, we’re always trying to implement ways of reducing our […]Read more
The London Chronicles: London Fashion Week
Lights, cameras: action! Get your best shoes and gowns at the ready – London Fashion Week is around the corner. Can you tell we’re excited? We’ve been on the hunt to collect all the need-to-knows there are about this renowned event. New York, Paris and Milan may be on the list of where Fashion Week […]Read more
Luxury suites with bespoke artwork by a local artist – Elizabeth Harper
We’re always striving to create the perfect home away from home for our guests. Whether this is by adding personal touches or hand-selecting all of the artwork in our suites. You won’t find a Supercity suite that isn’t crawling with playful pieces of locally created art. We’re here to shed light on just how special […]Read more
Notting Hill Carnival – Our Necessary Guide
With only a short countdown till Europe’s biggest street party, we’ve put together all the information you need to know ahead of Notting Hill Carnival’s arrival! What: Started in 1966 as a way to promote Caribbean identity in the wake of post-war immigration, Notting Hill Carnival quickly ballooned into the country’s biggest festival. Decked […]Read more
A Day in Chelsea – What To Do
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea… Home to Templeton Place, Nevern Place, and many other wonderful attractions! At Supercity, we’ve come up with a list of the best things to see in the Royal Borough. If you’re staying with us at Templeton Place or Nevern Place, use this as your guide to the local […]Read more
Brighton Pride 2019 – Tickets, routes and special guests!
#PRIDE has come back around and will be kicking off in Brighton this weekend. Will you be there celebrating? With special guests, colourful performances, glitters and plenty of non-stop entertainment, we’re here to give you the low down and lend a helping hand. Whether you’re a local in Brighton or visiting for pride, you’ll be […]Read more
The top festivals in London and where to get tickets!
Summer is on and so is the festival season! Get your calendars out and check which dates are free because there are loads of festivals you can still get tickets for. Whether you’re into rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, techno or reggae, there’s something for everyone this summer. We’re here to make sure you’re set you […]Read more
Our Go-To Guide to Finding Manchester’s Best Bars
We think it’s fair to say that everyone enjoys a good ol’ tipple now and again. Luckily for those who do, there’s plenty of grand hot-spots surrounding our Church Street Aparthotel! And, without further ado, here’s nine of the best bars we scouted in Manchester. Drumroll please… Behind Closed Doors Sit back and […]Read more
Travel Smart: How to Prepare for Your Big Trip
With summer coming up, the time for the escapes are here! Are you looking to hop around on weekend trips? Or maybe you’re in the midst of planning a big, backpacking adventure—or even an extended work trip? Whatever the reason, it’s important to prepare for your trip ahead—make sure you do these 10 things before […]Read more
Best London Day Escapes
With spring in full swing, it’s time to get outdoors and escape the normal rush of the city. London might be full of great parks, museums and sights, but sometimes getting out of the central haze to breathe clean air is just what you need to recharge and refresh. You don’t have to travel far […]Read more
Harry Potter In London: Our favourite spots
It’s no secret that Harry Potter is a big deal. That’s considering the books that changed publishing forever, the billion-dollar film franchise, to the massive amount of merchandise. Last year, a professor at the London School of Economics estimated that Harry Potter was worth £4 billion to the UK economy alone. Harry Potter has been […]Read more
Explore the London Canals
The London Canals are truly one of city’s best (not-so-hidden) secrets. They’re the antidote to central London’s chaotic energy. Instead of the typical bustle, the canals are quiet, laid-back, and artsy. They’re full of charming surprises too! Here’s the best way to approach them. That Time of Year Though interesting no matter the weather, […]Read more
A York Day Trip: The Must Sees
England might have over two-thousand years of history, but most of that isn’t very visible in 2019. Travellers expecting a country of knights and castles might show up disappointed—most of the country (especially London and other city centres) reflects the past two centuries of industrial revolution. However, if you’re seeking a medieval fix, look no […]Read more
Bath Day Trip: 5 Must Sees
Bath is surely one of the most gorgeous places in England. With its stately Georgian architecture, wide walkable streets, and its lush green surroundings, it’s easy to fall into a reverie while wandering through. But it’s more than just a pretty face. With over two-thousand years of history, it’s also one of England’s oldest continuous […]Read more
Different Every Day “I do like animals but I don’t have a dog,” Accounts Assistant Jess Cassar says. “It wouldn’t be fair, I’d be out too much, socialising. I don’t want to bring him along, get the dog drunk and then carry him home on the tube—that wouldn’t be fun. ‘What’s wrong with your dog?’ […]Read more
Diving In Tom hasn’t really stopped since he became General Manager at Supercity last June. “There were a lot of things that needed tweaking, things that needed finishing,” plus a whole swath of new roles to fill and run, including Front of House manager. All of that happened while he was there learning the ins […]Read more
Why I Love Manchester: Words From A Newbie
By Liam Scanlon Early Impressions Manchester’s not the type of city to charm you straight away. The first few times I came here to my family, the city was just the backdrop. London was always on my mind—that (much) bigger older brother that, being so much bigger and crazier than Manchester, always tended to overshadow […]Read more
Supercity’s Northern Quarter Hidden Gems
When people from all across the country—and sometimes outside the country—talk about how cool Manchester’s becoming, they’re usually referring to the Northern Quarter. This upper corner of Manchester is known as the centre of Manchester’s revitalisation. And with Church Street right in the middle of this vibrant, ever-changing district, it’s necessary we guide you through […]Read more
Manchester Suffragette History Walk
Although the Suffragette Movement was concluded and nationalised in London, it started in Manchester. Use this article to follow in the footsteps, one hundred years after they won the vote, of the women who changed history. Thanks to true Manc Local—and future global celebrity activist—Emmeline Pankhurst, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) was started […]Read more
Giant Sneakers Everywhere When Carley Bannaghan sits to have her original interview for this article in November, she has an Old English Miniature Bulldog named Kay having a nap on her lap. “I always try and achieve something every day anyway, even if it’s just making Kay happy.” Doggy day-care aside, she’s certainly accomplished a […]Read more
Manchester Street Art Walking Tour
Manchester is home to some of the most evocative and challenging street art in the whole country – centred in the Northern Quarter, it’s a key part of the district’s soul and energy. London might have great art too, but no district has the sheer density of rich boundary-setting work that Manchester’s northern district does. […]Read more
Manchester Industrial History Walk
In the late 18th Century, a then-small town known as Manchester started using steam-powered machines to speed up the rate of its cotton production. Thanks to a variety of factors—from its existing textile production, its proximity to the coast, the high levels of coal and scientific advancements–it became the first industrial city. It changed the […]Read more
Blackjack? Liz Devaney sees aparthotel sales as something a bit like gambling. “If you play blackjack and you get a 16 you might twist, but then you get an 18, you’re getting to the wire now.” For Aparthotels, it goes beyond the typical always-sell mentality that defines most hotels: it means balancing short term with […]Read more
The Second Family For Alina Epure, housekeeping at Supercity is more than just a job, going from room to room—“when I worked in Holiday Inn it was like that, you did twenty, twenty-one rooms a day.” Instead, Supercity “is my second family.” She loves her team members, the support they give each other, the nice […]Read more
From the Ground Up Patrick Baker, never one for mincing words, makes quite the understatement: “I think I’m a fairly adaptable person.” This is coming from a man who’s lived in 6 countries, from his home in South Africa to Germany, Namibia, Swaziland, before London. Some of his jobs include sales of construction equipment, […]Read more
Housekeeping Manager Camelia Sandru’s been here, essentially, since the beginning. “10 years. It feels like when you have a marriage,” and then she adds, “Oh God that’s a long marriage.” She’d arrived to London from Romania the year before that. Coming in peak summer with her husband, every day was so exciting that “we’d just […]Read more
Architecture Walk Around Old London
The City of London, as we mentioned in yesterday’s article, is a strange and fascinating place. So much has happened over two-thousand years! Today, take this guide with you (maybe on your handy phone, if you’re already staying with us), and explore that history made physical with our architecture walk of the area. The Architecture […]Read more
The Hidden Gems Around London
The Chronicle aparthotel is in one of the most charged and historically rich areas in all of London. But with so much to do and see, sorting out the diamonds from the rough can seem a bit overwhelming. That’s where we come in – here are our picks for the absolute musts in and […]Read more
Salvatore Guttilla loves change and movement—to drop himself into challenging new situations, explore new places and consider different philosophies or worldviews. But why would he ever need to leave London? “London is a new city every day.” From Palermo to London, he’s worked across a whole spectrum of jobs—as a teacher, copywriter, web editor, barista, […]Read more
Not all major decisions have to stem from careful planning. “Life is too short, we’re not going to have second chances. There’s nothing to lose.” That was Supercity’s Ana Spasova’s justification when, while working at a restaurant in Dubai, she decided to move halfway across the world to London with a man she’d met two […]Read more
The Big Move It took Teodora Codreanu, Supercity’s Sales and Reservations Agent, a long time before she could call London home. Coming from a small town in Romania at eighteen, the sense of opportunity and adventure here attracted her— “I just thought I could make a future for myself.” At the beginning, “I literally came […]Read more
Halloween: London’s Spine Tingling Secrets
Halloween gets more popular every year—in the two weeks leading up to the 31st, expect to see costumed denizens and lots of adverts for scary London attractions. Most of them are tourist traps. Instead, for a real Halloween experience, go to places rooted in history, where London’s dark past is unearthed. So, before getting ready […]Read more
Leather Lane Unmissables
In a rush when heading to work and need to grab a bite to eat? If you’re around Chancery Lane you’ll be spoiled for choice! Not only do you have the local food-stops on the high street, but there is also Leather Lane market. (Which even more conveniently is around the corner from The Chronicle […]Read more
Cocktail Week Special: 4 To Make at Home
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: cocktail week is back. If you’re in London, there’s a whole wealth of fun cocktail events you can attend all week (just like with rum day). But why not try your hand making a few of these on your own, maybe even making them in one of […]Read more
A Perfect Sunday in East London
Sunday is a completely different scene from the rest of the week in London, with the typical rush replaced by casual strollers, park visits, brunch time, and–of course– the markets. Looking to spend your Sunday in style? Head out east and follow this route for a venture into the best East London has to offer. […]Read more
Architecture Gems: Must-Sees at Open House London
London has been a centre for innovation and activity for over a thousand years. That history is reflected in its architecture—stroll along the Thames and you’ll see Medieval castles beside glass towers. It’s what makes London such a special place, and now, for this weekend, you get the chance for an inside peek. And while […]Read more
Our 5 Favourite Clerkenwell Restaurants
Clerkenwell, where the Rosebery is based, is one of London’s most energetic areas. During the day you’ll see cars rushing down streets as crowds of people go to and from work. But that doesn’t mean the neighbourhood is all bustle—it’s an area rich in history, full of lovely little lanes with some great dining. Here’s […]Read more
Knockout Views: London’s Top Instagram Spots
London might be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but that beauty is typically much harder to frame than sister cities New York or Paris, what with the mess of conflicting streets and building styles. Luckily, your friends at Supercity have narrowed down some of the best ways to Instagram this wonderful […]Read more
National Rum Day – Our top 5 bars to drink rum in London
That’s right, National Rum Day is here, good news for all you out there helping make rum “the new whiskey.” Great rum joints have really exploded in the past few years, and so we’re here to help narrow down the best of the lot to celebrate your rum day in style. Rum & Sugar Set […]Read more
Random Acts of Kindness
Friday 17th February 2017 marks ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’ and we’ll be showing the love to all of our guests at The Rosebery and Templeton Place! With kindness in mind, we’ve put our heads together and come up with some easy ways that you can be kind today… Hold the door open for someone Give […]Read more
A Day in Chelsea
The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea… Home to Templeton Place, Nevern Place, and many other wonderful attractions! We have come up with a list of the best things to see in the Royal Borough. If you’re staying with us at Templeton Place, use this as your guide to the local attractions. Shopping! With Sloane […]Read more
Easter in London
As always, London has a host of events at Easter time and we have chosen our top picks for you. If you’re staying with us, all of the events listed below are within easy reach of our Aparthotels, by tube, bus or on foot and our friendly team may also have a few of their […]Read more
Breakfast in London
Sunday mornings are the best in London, especially with countless options for a fantastic breakfast! We’ve selected our favourite hot spots to try whilst staying with us in London… The Riding House Cafe on Great Titchfield Street offers a great Sunday brunch from 12:00-16:00 including everything you could ever want, from smoothies to kedgeree! Gail’s Bakery on […]Read more
Supercity Aparthotels add Brighton property to aparthotel portfolio
In a move to grow their business into prime UK markets, serviced apartment specialists, Supercity Aparthotels have purchased a 26,372 sq. ft city centre site in Brighton, adding to their current portfolio of three London aparthotels. The location, which was the former site of Brighton’s ice-skating rink will boast 59 apartments and a restaurant, across […]Read more
No January Blues Around Here!
Fear not, we’ve come up with 10 tips to keep you from falling into the ‘January blues.’ If you’re already there, you need to read on… Tip one: The quickest way to lifting your mood is laughter. Make sure you take some time out of your day to laugh a little, not only does it make […]Read more
Our Guide to the Sales
If you’re thinking of heading to this year’s Boxing Day sales, make sure you take a look at our tips below to ensure your shopping trip is a success! You’ll thank us later… Tip one: Have a Plan. What destination are you heading to? Indoor shopping centres, such as Westfield, Brent Cross, Bluewater and Lakeside […]Read more
Things to do in London this August
If you’re staying with us this month, make sure you take a look at our Top 5 London events over the Summer. The BFG Dream Jar Trail London’s Streets are filled with giant dream jars to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday, The BFG movie release and to raise money for Save the Children. Great for kids […]Read more
London’s Top 5 Rooftop Bars…
… A must visit for great views and great drinks. Go whilst we have some (ahem) Summer left! Radio Rooftop Bar In our opinion, the swankiest of the lot! Be prepared to pay £14 for a cocktail and if you want to make a table reservation they charge £70 minimum spend per person for 2 hours. […]Read more
Welcome to Autumn
Got the summer blues? Fear not, we at Supercity have listed some of our favourite things about Autumn. Hopefully by the end of this post you will be welcoming the new season with open arms. Joanna, our Sales and Revenue Manager has just renewed her Kew Gardens membership and loves how the leaves change colour this […]Read more
London’s Scariest Attractions
Spending time with us this Halloween? We list below our picks of London’s Scariest attractions. We will not take responsibility for tears, hysteria or cardiac arrests! These attractions run all year round (except Fright Night at Thorpe Park), so don’t fret if you can’t make it for October 31st. The Ten Bells A […]Read more
To celebrate National Fruit Cocktail Day, we’ve come up with our top picks for cocktails in London! If you like your fruit with alcohol, served over ice read on… Dirty Martini With a new total of 7 venues across London; all perfectly located in business hubs, it’s a great spot for after work drinks and with […]Read more
Our Head of Sales, Clair takes over social media for the week!
Our super organised Head of Sales, Clair is taking over our social channels this week! Expect behind the scenes meetings and more – with Clair who knows what will unfold during the week… Describe yourself in 3 words: Determined……Driven…..Caring How long have you worked at Supercity Aparthotels? Since April 2017 What’s your favourite colour? Coral […]Read more
Interview with Yuma Hashemi of The Drunken Butler
We caught up with Yuma Hashemi, Head chef and proud owner of The Drunken Butler restaurant to get the low down on his latest venture, opening next door to The Rosebery very soon… What can we expect from The Drunken Butler? French cuisine with Persian influences, which is part of my heritage and it’s the […]Read more
6 Things you didn’t know about Templeton Place…
There are some things we thought we’d share with you about our lovely Templeton Place; good to know if you’re staying with us! For more interesting facts or places of interest nearby, please speak to one of our friendly team at reception! Templeton Place first opened its doors in Spring 2009. Templeton Place has our […]Read more
Fireworks displays to visit this weekend…
Now that the Halloween scare is over, we’re excited for Fireworks night! We’re sharing our top 5 spots for this weekend if you’re staying with us in London. Ravenscourt Park This is one of the well-known events in West London, with funfair rides and the usual food stalls it’s a great night out and the displays […]Read more
Our ‘newbie’ Sales & Reservations Agent, Teodora takes over social this week!
Ahead of our super cool Teodora’s social takeover, we caught up with her for a round of quick questions… Keep reading to find out her hidden talents and favourite dish! Describe yourself in 3 words: Foodie, ambitious and open minded. How long have you worked at Supercity Aparthotels? Just over 5 weeks, I’m a newbie! […]Read more
Our PPM & Maintenance extrodinaire, Sefu takes over social!
Our brilliant Sefu takes over social this week… We really had to pin him down to answer these questions! Describe yourself in 3 words: Positive, Reliable, Sociable. How long have you worked at Supercity Aparthotels? 4 Years. What’s your favourite colour? Black. What’s your favourite dish? Curry goat rice and peas. Do you have any […]Read more
Our Accounts super hero, Sandra takes over social this week!
It’s our Sandra’s turn to take over social this week, so we’ve given you a quick insight to what makes her tick… Read on for some fun facts! Describe yourself in 3 words: “Get the job done!” (Which is actually 4). How long have you worked at Supercity Aparthotels? Uuurrm… eeerrrm… looong! Very. (She means […]Read more
Our amazing Revenue Manager Lewkora takes over social this week!
As the amazing Lewkora takes over social this week, we caught up with her for a quick question time session! We particularly loved her answer to the last question, such a lovely thing to hear… Describe yourself in 3 words: Feisty, Genuine, Unruffled. How long have you worked at Supercity Aparthotels? 10 months. What’s your […]Read more
Our Aparthotel Manager, Melisa takes over social media for the week!
Our wonderful Aparthotel Manager Melisa takes over social this week, expect lots of fun and pics of our team, she loves a good team get together! We managed to catch up with her to answer our delightful questions… Describe yourself in 3 words: Positive, friendly & helpful How long have you worked at Supercity Aparthotels? […]Read more
Our PA Zoe takes over social media for the week!
Our PA Zoe takes over social this week, expect lots of behind the scenes action, we’re moving offices this week, so she’s got a small challenge on her hands! We caught up with her for some answers to our need-to-know questions. Describe yourself in 3 words: Small, helpful, chatty How long have you worked at […]Read more
Our General and Operations Manager, Fred takes over social media for the week!
Our GM, Fred will be taking over our social channels this week, so we thought we’d better give you a quick introduction… We managed to get Fred to sit down for a few minutes to answer our burning questions! Describe yourself in 3 words: Passionate, determined, conscientious How long have you worked at Supercity Aparthotels? […]Read more
London Wine Week
As London Wine Week kicked off this week, we thought it would be a good idea to come up with some great London wine bars, so if you’re staying with us, why not check them out? Whether that be all, or some, is entirely up to you… M Wine Store is the place to go if you […]Read more
10 Amazing things to do this summer in London
We all just love the British summer, however short it may be! So, for anyone visiting for the first time, or, if you just fancy trying something new, take a peek below at our 10 picks for things to do in London this summer… Have a BBQ in the park! Please note that not all […]Read more
Best ways to spend a wet weather day in London
We all know that summer here in the UK wouldn’t be summer without the obligatory downpours! Here are our best picks for things to do when the wet weather strikes, because let’s be honest, it’s a given! Barbican Conservatory The second biggest conservatory in London is not known by many, but this hidden gem is […]Read more
London’s best parks
London’s parks come alive in the summertime, from sunbathers to group games, everyone is out enjoying the sun… Here’s our selection of London’s best parks, you might want to try and visit them all. (Don’t forget your SPF)! Hyde Park London’s most famous Royal park, with millions of visitors each year; home to the Serpentine, […]Read more
10 Best views in London
As the title suggests, were bringing you our top 10 of the best views London has to offer… Whether you’re here on a holiday or just a Londoner looking for some inspiration, even if you have a tight budget, you’ve come to the right place! The Shard: Undoubtedly the highest viewpoint in London. If you’re […]Read more
London to Brighton… A day trip!
The London to Brighton Day Trip is probably the most obvious choice when looking for a day out to the sea side, but there’s a reason for that! In just a 2 hour drive or a 1h, 34min train journey, you can go from city to coast in the time it takes you to decide […]Read more
London to Cambridge… A day trip!
We’ve all heard of the University City of Cambridge, and if you’re on a trip in London for some time, we highly suggest taking a day trip to Cambridge… If we’re really honest, it’s best visited in the warmer months so you can take advantage of the river and outdoor bars alongside. If you get […]Read more
London to Oxford… A day trip!
Today we bring you a day trip to Oxford, another great City to visit from London in just shy of an hour! Known for the famous Oxford University, and a host of other great things that you may not have known about… Getting there From London Paddington, you can get the train to Oxford in […]Read more
London to Paris… A day trip!
We’re lucky to have a great City in such close proximity. If you’re travelling from further afield, a trip to Paris from London or vice versa is always a good idea! We’ll give you our picks below… Now go and book yourself a ticket before you change your mind! Getting there The easiest and most […]Read more
Party, party, party!
We rounded off another fantastic year at Supercity with our annual Christmas party! The Santa hats were on, the tables were adorned with sparkles and tasty treats and the drinks flowed as we danced all night (okay, until 10pm!) to the sounds of the wonderful John Adams – and the occasional cheesy Christmas tune! We captured the […]Read more
Live like a local in Clerkenwell
The Rosebery is located in the heart of buzzing Clerkenwell, which boasts a huge variety of restaurants, shops, bars and pubs. We thought we’d share our favourites so you know where to go when staying in our luxury suites. Grab a freshly roasted coffee at Workshop Coffee, the perfect place to unwind with a good […]Read more
Live like a local in Earl’s Court
Both Templeton Place and Nevern Place are based in the beautiful and tranquil area of Earl’s Court. The area is characterised by its Georgian homes, as well as the Art Deco exhibition centre. Here are some of our local hotspots: Grab your caffeine fix at Fernandez & Wells, the perfect pit-stop if you’re planning to […]Read more
The .IT Wine Bar & Café
Unlike most aparthotels, we’re lucky enough to share our building with a trendy Italian wine bar. .IT Wine Bar & Cafe serves gorgeous Italian wines, accompanied by delicious plates of food from its traditional delicatessen. Not just a tipple and a bite to eat, it also showcases pieces from Italian designers – a great opportunity […]Read more
Clerkenwell Design Week – celebrating creativity and design
Clerkenwell is home to more creative businesses and architects per square mile than anywhere else on the planet. So it’s no wonder this design hub is celebrated each year with Clerkenwell Design Week. From 22nd to 24th May, Clerkenwell will showcase leading UK and international design brands and companies with a series of events, pop-up […]Read more
Introducing Melisa, Hotel Manager at The Rosebery
Looking after The Rosebery, Melisa ensures the property is running smoothly and our guests are well looked after. Melisa has been with the team for five years; here she tells us what it’s like working at Supercity Aparthotels – we’re delighted she loves it as much as we love her! What’s the best thing about working […]Read more
The Hottest Exhibitions in London this Summer
The National Portrait Gallery, Tate Modern and The Serpentine – just a handful of art galleries London is famous for. Along with impressive permanent displays, each has temporary exhibitions that attract visitors from around the world. Below are five of our favourites, which should give you some inspiration when you feel like being cultural in […]Read more
Supercity Aparthotels’ top five recommendations this August
With Summer in full swing, we’ve pulled together our favourite events for the upcoming month. If you’re looking for a break from the usual tourist attractions, the Alternative London Tour offers an intimate view into East London – its culture and creativity. Starting and ending near the famous vintage market Spitalfields, just a stone’s throw […]Read more
London’s hottest new restaurants
Whether entertaining clients, wooing a loved one, or having a reunion with friends, London has a vast range of restaurants to suit all occasions and budgets. Here are some of our favourite new openings, all just a hop, skip and jump away from Supercity Aparthotels. Foxlow is the little brother to famed steakhouse chain Hawksmoor, […]Read more
Top UK design event comes to Earls Court
100% Design is the UK’s leading contemporary design event and this year it’s celebrating its 20th anniversary with a stand-out exhibition at the Earls Court Centre. This is a must-see for interior enthusiasts, especially those staying at nearby Templeton Place or Nevern Place. With hundreds of product launches from both established and up-and-coming designers, the […]Read more
New artwork dazzles at The Rosebery
We have a broad range of eclectic artwork in all our aparthotels. This week, we’d like to share details of two new pieces, which we’re featuring in the reception of The Rosebery. Firstly, Korean artist Mari Kim’s Marie Antoinette is a vibrant addition. A playful piece with a lenticular effect; as you walk past, Marie […]Read more
Supercity Aparthotels supports Crisis at Christmas
We like to do our bit for charities, whether it’s donating replaced pillows and towels, or offering rooms for important causes. One charity that particularly stands out for us is Crisis, so last month, for the second year running, we supported Crisis at Christmas by donating 10 rooms free-of-charge to volunteers. Being centrally located, our […]Read more
Hot off the press…
We are really proud of some press reviews we’ve had in the last few months and wanted to share… http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/supercity-rosebery-aparthotel-now-open http://www.hoteldesigns.net/industrynews/news_12165.html http://www.kiphakes.com/2013/08/chilling-out-at-the-rosebery-supercity-aparthotel.html http://www.lussorian.com/luxury/comments/supercity-aparthotels-the-rosebery-reviewed/2013-09-11/ http://thelondonsinner.com/supercity-aparthotel-rosebery-avenue-ec1/ Reviews like these make it all worthwhile!Read more
Olympics, Olympics, Olympics
News Flash! The Olympics are coming to London and where better to stay than in our Aparthotels. Although the majority of the Games are taking place in the much-hyped Olympic Village, we’ve got a lot going on right here in West London. Within walking distance of Templeton Place you’ve got the volleyball at Earls Court […]Read more
Blog, blog, blog…
So, in our infinite wisdom we have decided to start a blog to support our brand spanking new, shiny website. You’re going to be hearing from all kinds of characters about all kinds of things! If you’re reading this then you’ve already found our new website (designed by our great friends at Unreal) which we’re […]Read more
Flame, flame, flame…
The Olympic flame passed within a third of a mile of us today; paraded through the leafy streets of Kensington and Chelsea, it rested briefly on the steps of the open air theatre in Holland Park, less than 5 minutes walk from Templeton and Nevern Place. Unfortunately, we forgot that this was happening until just […]Read more
A freebee for your thoughts…
Calling on all ‘Friends of Supercity’… …share your thoughts on your Supercity experience and our favourite will receive a 2 night complimentary stay at one of our fabulous Aparthotels. Send us a snappy sentence via Facebook, Twitter, email or carrier pigeon by the 15th October 2013. Terms and Conditions ApplyRead more
Supercity’s London Diary: September Picks
Autumn’s almost upon us – but don’t despair! we’ve found the best activities in September to keep you entertained. Be one of the first to see Fatboy Slim’s roof raising musical on the life of Filipina First Lady Imela Marcos in ‘Here Lies Love’ at the National Theatre from 30th September. Bring your dancing shoes […]Read more
Supercity Aparthotel’s Top Five ways to fill hungry tums at home
Feeling peckish? We’ve rounded up the best ways to dine in with our online shopping picks. If you’re nourishing yourself from within, why not try giving Abel & Cole’s boxes a go? Choose from fruit and vegetable, juicing, meat or even whole recipes and they will deliver the freshest produce straight to your door. Want […]Read more
Apps, apps, apps!
From boarding cards on mobile phones to online check-ins, technology has revolutionised the way we travel. Every day new apps are created that aid a multitude of travel issues from packing to translation, so we’ve rounded up the freshest and most indispensable ones that will make your next trip a breeze. Before you embark on […]Read more
One walk, Five Guaranteed Places of Interest: Templeton Place
Leave Templeton Place, head to Earls Court Road and turn north until you hit Kensington High Street. Take a right and stroll along this great shopping street until you reach Kensington Palace via the park on your left. There you can explore the State Apartments, visit the stunning ‘Fashion Rules’ Exhibition and wander through the […]Read more
Introducing Camelia, Housekeeping Manager
At Supercity Aparthotels, it’s Camelia who keeps all our Housekeeping services running smoothly. Quiet and capable, herself and her Housekeeping team have the highest of standards and do a fantastic job of keeping everything sparkling clean. We spoke to her to find out a little bit more… What’s the best thing about working at Supercity Aparthotels? The […]Read more
August, August, August!
Can’t believe it’s August already? Neither can we! Before we pack away the shorts, parasols and Pina Coladas, it’s time to take one last big bite out of summer. Check out our selection below of the best London happenings in August. Now where was that picnic basket…? If you’ve been entranced by the gorgeous photos […]Read more
Beauty, Beauty, Beauty!
There’s truly nothing better, for mind and body alike, than a little TLC. Whether it’s a speedy manicure to get you looking boardroom ready or a luxurious massage after a hard days sightseeing (!), we’ve rounded up our favourite beauty salons for a spot of pampering whilst you’re staying at The Rosebery. Haven’t visited Exmouth […]Read more
Olympia, Olympia, Olympia!
Kensington Olympia is London’s premier exhibition and conference space, hosting a huge variety of trade and public shows. Opened in December 1886 as the National Agricultural Hall, over its 126 year history it has undergone many architectural changes as well as playing host to some seminal events such as the first Ideal Homes Show in […]Read more
Printworks Kitchen: New late openings!
Our café at The Rosebery, Printworks Kitchen, has been the perfect go-to for speedy breakfasts and delicious lunches for nine months now – and what a nine months it has been! With a constantly changing menu full of fresh salads, succulent sandwiches and indulgent cakes and bakes, it’s truly worthy of the much used moniker, […]Read more
One walk, five guaranteed places of interest: The Rosebery
Exit left as you leave the lobby of The Rosebery – perhaps picking up a coffee to-go from Printworks Kitchen on the way –and walk until you reach Laystall Street. Take a left and when you hit Clerkenwell Road, take another slight left. As you head down the street, reflect for a moment on Clerkenwell’s […]Read more
Christmas Shopping, Shopping, Shopping!
Planning a Christmas shopping trip to London? Book a suite in one of our luxurious aparthotels and then check out the guide below for the best areas to pick up all your gifts this… Oxford Street/Regent Street/Bond Street/Carnaby Street If you go to just one place for your Christmas shopping, make it Oxford Street. It […]Read more
Christmas in London!
In spite of the grey weather and dark nights, London truly comes alive at Christmas. There are hundreds of different events to choose from; from markets and pop ups to one off theatre shows and themed dining. The options are endless – and since we know you’ve got Christmas cake to bake and stockings to […]Read more
Blogs, blogs, blogs!
If you’re planning your next trip to London, step away from the hefty travel guides and head online. The blogosphere is full of some of the best and most up-and-coming collections of news and reviews in your destination. Check out our pick of the best London travel blogs and start planning an envy-inducing trip. Melting […]Read more
Introducing Sefu, PPM & Maintenance Coordinator
For all maintenance needs at Supercity Aparthotels, Sefu is on hand to coordinate the maintenance team in collaboration with the General and Operations Manager. Calm and collected, he deals with all issues seamlessly and is a friendly face around the Aparthotel. We asked him a few questions to find out a little more about his time […]Read more
Supercity’s Earls Court Secrets
Earls Court is one of the most popular places to visit in London, but with such a rich history, tourists and residents alike rarely know all its secrets. Here are our top four facts about the area that you may not know…! Earls Court has been home to a huge variety of celebrities and public […]Read more
Supercity’s Top Packing Tips
You’ve picked the destination, scoured the travel brochures and booked the tickets, but before you dig out your suitcase, read our top packing tips. Seventy percent of luggage is black, so distinguishing your case with a bright tag can be invaluable when you’re at the carousel. However, they can easily become detached. Make sure you […]Read more
Drink, drink, drink!
When staying at a Supercity aparthotel, we like to let you know the best places to eat, drink and be merry. After a long day at the office – and with the festive season in full swing – there is nothing better than stopping off for a drink with a friend or colleague before retiring […]Read more
Introducing Aroa, Receptionist at The Rosebery
If you’ve stayed at The Rosebery recently, you may have already met the latest addition to our fabulous Front of House Team: Aroa! Polite and efficient, she is a pleasure to deal with, so we thought we’d ask a few questions to find out a little more about her… What’s the best thing about working […]Read more
Radios, Radios, Radios
If you’ve stayed at Templeton Place recently, you may have noticed the stylish radios in your suite, the new Ruark R1. We spoke to Richard McKinney at Ruark Radios for a brief insight into this multi award winning British brand. A family owned British company, Ruark have been making world-class loudspeakers for over thirty years. […]Read more
Website, website, website!
This week sees the launch of our brand new website. A labour of love for the past few months, we have tinkered, tweaked and edited to make it more informative, visual and accessible, so you can find all the info you need in record time. So what’s new? Each of our aparthotel pages included an […]Read more
Printworks, Printworks, Printworks!
If you’ve stayed at The Rosebery recently, you may have noticed our brand new eatery, Printworks Kitchen. We interviewed managers Catherine Rose and Danielle Brown to find out more… We’re very excited to see the opening of Printworks Kitchen! Can you tell us a little more about it and what makes it special? We both […]Read more
Gym, Gym, Gym!
If you’re staying at The Rosebery and would like to keep up, restart, or make entirely new fitness goals; book a session with our resident Personal Trainer, James Kahan of Beyond Fitness. We asked him to sit still for five minutes to ask him some questions and find out more… Okay, let’s get started with […]Read more
Outside, outside, outside
With the arrival of sunny London days, we’re all desperate to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful weather. When you’re tired of sunbathing and bored with the pub, check out our picks for the best outdoor activities in the upcoming months. Take a wander around Chelsea Physic Garden and visit the brand new World Woodland […]Read more
Shopping, shopping, shopping!
Clerkenwell has great accommodation (of course), delicious restaurants and fantastic bars but did you know there are some excellent places for shopping around The Rosebery? We’ve narrowed down our favourites for when we need a spot of retail therapy… If you’re looking for gifts, check out ‘In with the Old’ on Exmouth Market where you […]Read more
London Wine Week
As London Wine Week kicked off this week, we thought it would be a good idea to come up with some great London wine bars, so if you’re staying with us, why not check them out? Whether that be all, or some, is entirely up to you… Wine Store is the place to go if […]Read more
Breakfast in London
Sunday mornings are the best in London, especially with countless options for a fantastic breakfast! We’ve selected our favourite hot spots to try whilst staying with (or without) us in London… The Riding House Cafe on Great Titchfield Street offers a great Sunday brunch from 12:00-16:00 including everything you could ever want, from smoothies to […]Read more