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Halloween in London – The Top 10

Posted by Evi Karmou on 20th October, 2014

Looking for the most exciting, gruesome and spine chilling events in London this Halloween? We’ve narrowed it down to give you our top 10 horrors; ranging from a spooky royal tour of Kensington Palace, sure to give you a sleepless night or two, to Boo at the Zoo, full of family friendly fun for all the kids to enjoy. There is something for everyone with events all over London, so there are no excuses not to join in on the fun. Make sure to tweet us @sarovahotels to let us know your favourites. London’s Haunted Bus Tour with Golden Tours...

Bonfire Night fireworks in London

Bonfire Night in London

Posted by Evi Karmou on 13th October, 2014

The skies of London will become a mass of colour this November with various displays being hosted to celebrate Guy Fawkes’ 1603 gun powder conspiracy, a plot that has ramifications on ceremonies even to this day. At the State Opening of Parliament, the reigning Monarch cannot enter the Palace of Westminster until the Yeoman of the Guard searches the cellars for unwanted visitors! The fantastic display at Alexandra Palace returns this year with entrance tickets gaining you special access to the family zone where you can enjoy funfair rides and entertainment alongside street food and a craft beer village. With...

Thank You Board of Employee Appreciation Tea at The Rembrandt

Employee Appreciation Tea

Posted by Evi Karmou on 8th October, 2014

Every month The Rembrandt HR team invites the staff to join them for afternoon tea in the Conservatory Lounge to celebrate the winner of Employee of the Month (EOM) and to recognise other members of staff for going above and beyond during the previous month. However, when it came to the winner of EOM for August, she was on holiday on the date set for the tea.  So, dilemma…..  do we take away tasty scones, jam and cakes from the staff or come up with Plan B? Plan B it was!  And so Employee Appreciation Tea (EAT) was born.  EAT was...

London Eye; photo by: William Wardy; source:

London Eye and Royal Museums

Posted by Evi Karmou on 8th October, 2014

View London from a completely new perspective with a trip on the London Eye, one of our most iconic and tallest landmarks.  Built for the passage into the new millennium, the London Eye gives a spectacular 360° view over a twenty-five mile radius of London in one of its fully glazed capsules. Whether you are planning a get-together for your friends and family or celebrating a special day, the London Eye has a capsule tailored for all events.  If romance is in the air then Cupid’s Capsule offers an exclusive pod where you and your loved one can enjoy a...

Westminster Abbey London

Westminster Abbey

Posted by Evi Karmou on 15th September, 2014

Westminster Abbey, truly one of the most beautiful buildings that London has to offer, was established as a place of worship in the 10th century when Benedictine monks first arrived at the site.  The Abbey is steeped in history and walking around you will find, amongst others, important wall paintings from the 13th and 14th Century such as the Apocalypse and the Last Judgement.  In front of the High Altar you will find the Cosmati pavement, laid in 1268 on the orders of Henry III, a beautiful example of the Gothic style and workmanship of that time. The Abbey museum...

John Constable

John Constable at the Victoria & Albert Museum

Posted by Evi Karmou on 29th August, 2014

London, the cultural capital of the world, is famous for its theatres, art, shops and museums, one of the most famous being the Victoria & Albert Museum.  Re-named in 1899 after the Monarch of that time and her late husband, the Victoria & Albert Museum has been the venue for many great exhibitions over the years. On 20th September, the V&A as it is affectionately called, is presenting an exhibition on the great British Romantic landscape painter, John Constable.  The exhibition brings together Constable’s oil sketches and his most famous masterpieces and will reveal the secrets of Constable’s magnificent talent....

The Mayor's Thames Festival

The Mayor’s Thames Festival 2014

Posted by Evi Karmou on 23rd July, 2014

Since 1997, the Thames Festival Trust has organised events along the river. Beginning with the famous wire walk on the South Bank, festivities now take place along the River from Westminster to St Katharine Docks. The Lord Mayor will be hosting this spectacular thirty-day free event, which links together London First and the Arts Council of England, so expect some wonderful art, films, performances, music and community festivals along the riverside. Taking you back in time, Handel’s Fireworks Music and Illuminations take place on 14th  September in the stunning Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace.  Performed by a thirty-piece orchestra,...

World Cup Brazil 2014

The Rembrandt celebrates the World Cup

Posted by Evi Karmou on 21st July, 2014

Football; some love it, some simply like it, others have not much interest at all.  However, with FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 you couldn’t really avoid it. Having 27 different nationalities working at The Rembrandt and several of these being represented in Brazil, we wanted to do something for those who wanted to participate, but at the same time wasn’t too intrusive on those that had no interest! Two days before the first match between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo we asked the question ‘Who do you think is going to be the winner of FIFA World Cup 2014?!!!’...