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Roomzzz Aparthotel - balcony area - ideal for family holidays
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Editor Victoria Galligan stayed in a Roomzzz Aparthotel in London to check out how the chain caters for family holidays.

If, like me, you are a little wary about travelling in big cities with small children, then Roomzzz Aparthotels are made for you. As a mum of two small children, the thought of them being cooped up in four walls for the weekend was not appealing. But Roomzzz Aparthotels claimed to offer the ideal accommodation for family holidays so, with a family room booked, we headed off from our home up North and were at London Euston in little over two hours.

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The London Hilton on Park Lane, the first UK Hilton hotel, is opening an exhibition for guests and visitors as part of their 100 years of Hilton celebrations.

The exhibition showcases the iconic history of the hotel since opening in 1963 and explores the history Hilton as a brand and the London Hilton on Park Lane as an institution across the hospitality and London landscape.

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Staybridge Suites open-plan area
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Looking for somewhere to stay overnight before you jet off on holiday? Now open in the heart of the Heathrow area and just five minutes from the airport itself, Staybridge Suites offer unique facilities for the self-catering guest.

Designed to meet the needs of all guests, from business travellers and couples to families, the fully equipped facilities enable guests to prepare their own meals in the comfort of their own kitchen – perfect for travellers who have early-morning or late-night flights.

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To celebrate its 150th birthday year, St Pancras International has teamed up with Fortnum & Mason to offer guests a unique Afternoon Tea experience, complete with the opportunity to hear fascinating tales of the station’s past in an hour-long historic walking tour.

As well as exploring the stunning design of the station, guests will learn about the threat to demolish the building in the 20th century and its rebirth in the 21st century as a destination for premium shopping, eating and drinking, as well as the new Eurostar Terminal.

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One of London’s leading visitor attractions has scooped a top tourism award. Thames dining cruise company Bateaux London saw off competition from visitor attractions, hotels, and restaurants across the UK to be named Best Dining Experience at the 2018 British Coach Tourism Awards.

The awards recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation across the multi-billion-pound coach tourism sector and were presented by television presenter Angela Rippon at a prestigious ceremony at the National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham.

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