Foxlow

London’s hottest new restaurants

28th July 2014

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, serving a broader range of equally delicious dishes. Just ten minutes walk from The Rosebery, the beautiful interior and bar make for a relaxing lunch or dinner, perfect for those clients with hearty appetites.

Also close to The Rosebery, Bonnie Gull is a new seafood restaurant, set in vibrant Exmouth Market. The daily menu is dedicated to fresh fish, bringing a taste of the seaside to the heart of London.

Kitchen W8 is a Michelin starred restaurant, just a stone’s throw from both Templeton Place and Nevern Place. With quality Anglo-European food, exceptional service and a grown-up, relaxed atmosphere, it’s the perfect restaurant if you’re looking to impress.

Looking for something less expensive, but equally reliable? Try Whits, a low-key family restaurant not far from Templeton Place, or Nevern Place. Popular with locals, it’s a great choice for a more relaxed evening.

Notting Hill Carnival

Supercity Aparthotels’ top five recommendations this August

18th July 2014

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 away from The Rosebery.

Following a tour of the East End, head West to experience a colourful celebration of the diverse local culture at the Notting Hill Carnival. This annual event runs across the 24th and 25th August, promising great food and music, along with its famous parade. It’s also just 20 minutes away from Templeton Place and Nevern Place.

For something more relaxing, Somerset House is once again hosting its Film4 Summer Screening Series. Perfect for long summer evenings, eat alfresco in Somerset House’s famous courtyard and pick your favourite film. What’s more, it’s just 15 minutes from The Rosebery.

London is miles from the beach, so Camden’s Roundhouse has created its own. The Camden Beach returns this summer, with 900 square metres of sand. Not only does the beach come complete with deck chairs, beach huts and an ice-cream van, there are also pop-up restaurants and a beach bar to complete the holiday atmosphere. Perfect for a hot day in the city.

The Southbank is not only a great destination to walk and people watch, it also hosts regular exhibitions and festivals. This August, the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love is well worth a visit, looking in depth at love, romance and relationships with performances, poetry readings, talks and debates.

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The Hottest Exhibitions in London this Summer

Tuesday 8th July 2014

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 the Capital this summer:

1.       The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk (The Barbican, now until 25 August 2014)

The first major exhibition dedicated to Jean Paul Gaultier, featuring more than 140 cutting-edge designs that have shaped fashion over the past 35 years.

2.       Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs (Tate Modern, now until 7 September 2014)

An exhibition showcasing the largest collection of the iconic French artist’s cut-out work, created between 1936 and 1954.

3.       Making Colour (The National Gallery, now until 7 September 2014)

Exploring the history of colour in art, this exhibition takes visitors on a journey back in time, exploring the wide range of materials that have been used to create colour in all types of art.

4.       Pangaea (Saatchi Gallery, now until 2November 2014)

Taking its title from the prehistoric landmass that conjoined Africa and Latin America, this major exhibition reunites two former sister continents by bringing together the work of 16 of their emerging artists.

5.       Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation (Tate Britain, now until August 10 2014)

This exhibition explores the impact of art historian, public servant and broadcaster Kenneth Clark, who is widely viewed as one of the most influential figures in 20th Century British art.

Melisa

Introducing Melisa, Hotel Manager at Templeton Place

30th May 2014

Looking after Templeton Place, Melisa ensures the property is running smoothly and our guests are well looked after. Melisa has been with the team for two and a half 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 at Supercity Aparthotels?

Becoming a family member to our long term guests

What does a typical day involve? 

Greeting guests, check ins and outs and payments. No two days are ever the same though!

What have been the highlights from working at Supercity Aparthotels?

A new experience in the hotel industry

How would you describe Templeton Place in five words? 

A home away from home

What was your first ever job? 

Receptionist in a hostel in Portal Del Sur, Argentina

If you were allowed one dream perk for your job, what would it be? 

To open a coffee shop that serves free coffee at Templeton Place

If you could ask a celebrity to join the Supercity Aparthotels team, who would it be and why?

Keith Lemon. Why? Because he’d make me laugh all the time and there’d be no time for stress!

If you weren’t working at Supercity Aparthotels, what would you be doing? 

Definitely still working in the hotel industry

What animal best reflects your personality and why? 

The crab. It’s my astrological sign and reflects my personality – family oriented, moody, devoted, romantic, fighter and able to get things done on my own

Hannah

Introducing Hannah, Hotel Manager at The Rosebery

23rd May 2014

For those of you lucky enough to have stayed at The Rosebery, you’re sure to recognise Hannah, the smiley Hotel Manager behind the desk in our Clerkenwell property. Part of the family for a year and a half, here Hannah tells us about life working at Supercity Aparthotels…

What’s the best thing about working at Supercity Aparthotels?

There are a lot of things I love about working at Supercity, but the people we work with and our guests are definitely top of the list!

What does a typical day involve?

No day is typical at The Rosebery, however I tend to start by preparing for arrivals and departures, checking my emails and answering any urgent queries. I then brief the housekeeping team and run with it…

What have been the highlights from working at Supercity Aparthotels?

The biggest highlight has to be the success of The Rosebery – and all the rewards that have come with it

How would you describe The Rosebery in five words?

Warm, comfortable, modern, clean, convenient

What was your first ever job?

My first job was waitressing in a restaurant when I was 15

If you were allowed one dream perk for your job, what would it be?

To travel to other aparthotels around the world

If you could ask a celebrity to join the Supercity Aparthotels team, who would it be and why?

Adele, she’s hilarious

If you weren’t working at Supercity Aparthotels, what would you be doing? 

Selling shoes, I do love shoes!

What animal best reflects your personality and why?

I have been told I’m like a springbok as I tend to dance around a lot

Design Week

Clerkenwell Design Week – celebrating creativity and design

11th April 2014

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 exhibitions and special installations.

Set in the heart of Clerkenwell, The Rosebery is perfectly situated to offer rooms for those visiting the festival. With over 50,000 people registering for last year’s event, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment!

To find out more about Clerkenwell Design Week, visit http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/

 

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The .IT Wine Bar & Café

3rd April 2014

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 to pick-up something truly unique for back home.

We hope to see you in there and, if you’re asking, ours is a glass of Chianti!

For more information, visit http://www.puntoit.co.uk/index.php/winebar/

Templeton Place

Live like a local in Earl’s Court

27th March 2014

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 visit the museums on Exhibition Road.

If you’re looking to try a local ale, The Scarsdale Tavern offers a great selection. The pub looks stunning from outside and when you step inside, you won’t be disappointed!

For some retail therapy, it’s impossible to ignore Harrods, the world’s most famous department store.

Hungry for a bite to eat? Local Japanese restaurant Kappa is a must for all sushi fans.

For an after-dinner tipple, we love Evans & Peel, a dark and sultry bar that serves modern twist on classic cocktails.

This is just a starter for ten; we’d love to hear your own hotspots!

The Rosebery

Live like a local in Clerkenwell

20th March 2014

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 book

Kick-start the day with brunch at The Modern Pantry; we recommend the oozing poached eggs with pan-fried haloumi, spinach and slow-roast vine-ripened tomatoes, what could be better?!

After a pub lunch? Look no further than the original gastropub Eagle – it’s hard to refuse their slow-cooked pork belly with a butterbean stew

For a London momento, head to Bagman & Robin in bustling Exmouth Market, offering uniquely designed handbags and belts

Finish off the day at the Cocktail Lounge in Zetter Townhouse; an eccentric bar with a cocktail menu to match its wild and wonderful décor

If you know of any more secret gems, we’d love to hear them!

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New artwork dazzles at The Rosebery

5th March 2014

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 Antoinette’s modern cupcakes transform into baguettes. The bright colours are in line with the modern design of our aparthotels and Marie’s dazzling eyes are a great welcome for guests staying at The Rosebery. The second piece is a thought-provoking wall installation by Sumedh Rajendran called More Dead than Alive. We’d love to hear what you think!

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Supercity Aparthotels supports Crisis at Christmas

19th February 2014

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 rooms at The Rosebery and Templeton Place became comfortable homes for those doing such an important job over the festive period.

We’ve just been told that the campaign was busier than ever, with centres open for nine days and an impressive 10,000 people volunteering, helping more than 4,000 people. A fantastic effort; we certainly hope to be involved again this year!

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Olympic Flame

Flame, flame, flame……

26th July 2012

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 now, and have missed the whole thing – typical! We’ll have to satisfy ourselves with watching it on the news this evening. It’s not often that major cultural and sporting events happen on the streets of the city where we live, but in true Brit style, all of us here at Supercity missed the whole thing!

Blog, blog, blog……

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…..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 really proud of.  If you’d like to tell us what you think, about this or anything else Supercity related, you can always check out our Facebook page and drop us a line….we promise to be very receptive.
As you may be able to tell we’re a bit new to this social media stuff, but we’re going to give it our best shot….!

Olympics, Olympics, Olympics……

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…..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 Exhibition Centre and the triathlon in Hyde Park, as well as large screens showing the Opening & Closing ceremonies. Just a short tube ride and you could be watching the tennis at Wimbledon, the archery at Lord’s or the gymnastics at Wembley.

So if you’re looking for some sporting action this summer but have nowhere to rest your head why not give us a call…?