It's always hard to say goodbye to respected and loved colleagues - especially when they've been with you for over a decade!Read more
It's always hard to say goodbye to respected and loved colleagues - especially when they've been with you for over a decade!Read more
Easter is such a wonderful holiday in the city – the spring weather, the daffodils and the abundance of chocolate make for happy Londoners and visitors alike. This Easter long weekend you can indulge your sweet tooth, revere some religious history, entertain the kids (or yourself) searching for eggs, or all of the above!
Here’s a few of the great things happening in and around London this Easter, conveniently located close to our stylish apartments.Read more
Globe Apartments is excited to announce the appointment of Kiri Ballard and Anne Christie as our new company Directors. They join Managing Director Mark Wilson to form an experienced, professional Board, inspired to bring thought diversity and a trajectory of sustainable growth to our clients and our business.Read more
We’re now well into one of the loveliest times of year in London – autumn. If you’re getting ready for a visit, pack your stylish scarves and water-proof shoes, and take a look at why autumn is such a great season here in the capital.Read more
If you haven’t already heard, ‘bleisure’ has become a real thing in the world of travel and hospitality. It's the term used to describe travellers on business trips who incorporate elements of a holiday: sometimes bringing along family members, or adding extra nights or features just for sightseeing.
It can also refer to people on holidays who need access to desk space, fast Wi-Fi or meeting rooms, for when a work requirement might pop up unexpectedly during your time off.Read more
If you're an active type, you might miss your morning jog when you're travelling, whether for business or just on holiday. But it can be intimidating to venture out in an unfamiliar city all on your own for a jog.Read more
If you're thinking about seeing a show in London, but the standard musical is not your type of thing, our unique capital has something special for you...Read more
As we settle in to the post-Brexit world and the media slowly starts finding some other news stories again, you might be wondering like everyone else: what now? Here’s a tip: come to London!Read more
If you’re anything like us, you love to have something to look forward to. Planning a holiday is like some sort of justifiable daydream, where you get to imagine all the amazing things you’ll do and places you’ll go and people you’ll meet and delicacies you’ll sample, all from the comfort of your office home.
Even if your next trip is a while away, you can start collating information now to make sure you get the most out of it. And if you’re more of a spur-of-the-moment “wing it” type traveler, well… just come see us when you get here and we’ll point you in the direction of some spontaneous fun.Read more
Posted by Globe's Managing Director, Mark Wilson
My daughter Eve and I have both gone through peaks and troughs in our training, but at the start of this year it felt right to set a goal together. So we decided to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon, and help raise money for the JDRF - a hugely important foundation funding research to cure type 1 diabetes, and support children and their families living with juvenile diabetes.
It's a cause close to our hearts as Eve has had type 1 diabetes since she was 11 years old.Read more
Whether you’re coming to London for the first time, or you’re a seasoned visitor – choosing an area to stay in can be tough.
Each pocket of London is so unique, it’s almost like twenty cities in one. What do you choose: the high-end shopping and dining of the West; the grungy and completely cool coffee culture of the East – or something a bit different?
Camden Town, in North London, has a little of everything.Read more
Long gone are the days when England was known for ‘bad food’.
Today London’s restaurants, bars and cafés are ranked some of the best in the world.
That’s why when you stay in one of our beautiful apartments in St Christopher’s Place, the only problem you’ll face every day is having too many enticing choices for each meal!
Stay long enough and you can sample them all, but to make things easy for your first day, here are your top foodie must-dos...Read more
If you love to shop when in London, chances are you know exactly where Selfridges is.
But did you know that just around the corner, off Oxford Street, is a stylish little pedestrianized piazza filled with boutique shops?
Even better, it’s like stepping into a calm oasis if you’re coming from the madness of Oxford Street. There are a fraction of the number of people and not even a hint of the jostling, bargain-hungry tourist whirlwind that encompasses both Oxford and Regent streets.
Follow the purple clock into St Christopher’s Place, and you’ll enter a treasure trove of boutique London shopping gems.Read more
Looking for a great night out in London this spring? Take the standard ‘dinner and a show’, and give it a retro twist with the classic 1950s Broadway musical Guys & Dolls.
Our MD Mark Wilson recently did just that, and here’s what he had to say…Read more
Let’s be real: London is rainy. Umbrellas and wellington boots are almost as synonymous with our capital as our red phone boxes and double decker buses.
Luckily, London is a city designed around rainy day fun. Your holiday (or weekend) needn’t be ruined by grey skies – use them as an opportunity to discover some of the best underground, indoor or hidden secrets London has to offer.Read more
Renting is now the living method of choice for the majority of Londoners. But it can be a treacherous battlefield to navigate (even without the added complication of finding an appropriate flatmate…!).
Here are the top 5 most important things to know as a renter – from our collective 50+ years of London renting experience, on both the agent and the tenant side.Read more
Globe Apartments were delighted to take part in the St. Christopher's Place Estate's "One Great Day" charity event.Read more
The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, W1, contains one of the world's largest holdings of French 18th-century paintings, furniture, arms & armour, porcelain and Old Master paintings.
Situated in a once-great town house (Hertford House), formerly the home of the Spanish ambassador to Britain (hence the nearby Spanish Place), the Wallace Collection is a jewel-case of the pictures, porcelain, furniture and armour squirrelled away by the opulent Hertford family over the course of a century. Formed over five generations and bequested to the Nation in 1897 by Lady Wallace, the ensemble includes some of the world's greatest and most famous masterpieces.Read more
1) Valhalla Vodka Bar
Who doesn’t like vodka? Nobody we know. If you want to beat the January blues with a shot of the traditional grain spirit, then check out the rooftop bar of the DoubleTree hotel near Tower Bridge, which has been given a Nordic winter make-over. Replete with animal-skin throws, outdoor heating, Viking themed winter cocktails and a great view over London, it’s one of our favourite pop-up bars so far.
Details, runs until February 28 2015
2) Canary Wharf Ice Rink
The icy backdrop of Canary Wharf’s gleaming towers provides the ideal surroundings for a bit of winter ice-skating. Complete with a special “tree path” for skaters to depart the main rink and do a little tour of the site, and the Q on Ice pop-up eatery providing nourishment, you can either decide to show off your moves, or stand nonchalantly by whilst stifling a laugh at those who end up “on the ice” in the non-traditional sense.
Details, runs until Jan 30 2015.
3) Mapping the City at Somerset House
Showcasing over 50 pieces of artwork by renowned international artists, Mapping the City is an exhibition devoted to what is now euphemistically known as “street art”. In other words, graffiti. Each artist gives a personal journey of their own beloved city and use a wide variety of forms, from digital technology to more traditional methods. Well worth checking out.
Details, runs 22 January – 15 February.
4) Imperial War Museum
The recent centennial anniversary of the start of the First World War means that the Imperial War Museum’s newly opened WW1 galleries take on a new significance. Stuffed full of historical and original pieces, the IWM’s tasteful and thought provoking exhibitions are an ideal place to go for an educational visit, and to ponder on the philosophy of war and conflict.
Details, runs all year
5) Ghost Stories - Arts Theatre
GHOST STORIES is a stage fright like no other - 80 rollercoaster minutes of thrilling, chilling laughs that you won’t want to miss... Are you brave enough to book for the scariest fun you’ll ever have in a theatre? Globe's Bradley Penney says it's "not for the faint hearted"!
Details, 21 January - 15 MarchRead more
At Globe Apartments, we want you to have a fantastic time during your stay in London. But London is a big city (in fact, it’s the largest metropolitan area in the EU!) and working out what you want to do isn’t always easy. So if you’re visiting London in June or even if you’re a Marylebone local, check out our top 5 suggestions for this month!
1. The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, W1
The Wallace Collection, handily located on Manchester Square, is one of the world’s finest and most famous collections of fine and decorative arts. Established in 1897, the entire collection was left to the nation by the widow of Sir Richard Wallace (hence the name), on the condition that no object ever leave the collection, not even to be loaned to another museum. So you really won’t see anything like this anywhere else!
2. Daunt Books, Marylebone High Street, W1
Specialising in travel and literary works, Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street is housed in a former Edwardian bookshop, custom built with long oak galleries and refined ceiling windows. As well as a fantastic selection of travel books, Daunt regularly have talks by world famous authors and celebrities. Their clientele are also often notable, so you never know who you might bump into!
3. Regent’s Park
The Regent's Park, designed by renowned architect John Nash and opened to the public in 1835, covers a whopping 395 acres and includes the enchanting Queen Mary's Gardens which features more than 30,000 roses, as well as the beautiful William Andrews Nestfield's Avenue Gardens. With excellent sports facilities spanning nearly 100 acres it includes the largest outdoor sports area in central London, so there really is something for everyone.
4. The Barley Mow, Dorset Street, W1
The Barley Mow pub is perhaps one of the most historic pubs you’ll find in London. Located in a Grade II listed building dating from approximately 1791, it still retains period fittings and has a distinct olde world charm. With reasonable prices, good lunchtime food and plenty of atmosphere, this quaint and charming pub is well worth exploring.
Check out: the pub still retains its original “drinking boxes”, previously used when traders wanted to step away from prying eyes to seal a deal in centuries gone by. Find them to the left of the bar.
5. Cabbages and Frocks Market, St. Marylebone Parish Church grounds, Marylebone High Street, W1
Cabbages and Frocks Market is the place to go if you want to explore the best of British and Continental cuisine, vintage and designer clothing, and handmade, bespoke jewellery, furniture and home furnishings. Since its establishement a few years ago, its popularity has risen through a combination of word-of-mouth recommendations and some very nice articles in national newspapers. Well worth a visit.
At Globe Apartments, we want you to have a fantastic time in London, whether you are travelling on business or for pleasure. In order for you to get the most out of your visit, we have produced an extensive app, available on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
Our app showcases the very best of London, with listings information for over 270 museums, galleries, theatres and other attractions, along with offline maps of 50 of London’s most famous shopping areas. You’re also linked up with local companies and sent special offers direct to the app.
Hungry? With over 1500 restaurant reviews from Hardens Restaurant Guides, you'll be spoilt for choice. Hardens have been sampling and reviewing London’s finest eateries on your behalf for the last two decades so you're certain to find somewhere you like.
In short, our app is the perfect companion for the London visitor, and strives to prove Dr. Samuel Johnson’s famous comment to James Boswell that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”.
If you're new to our company, you may not know that every year we issue a custom Christmas card to all our friends & clients!
This year it was a digital card and if you didn't receive it in your email inbox, you can make sure you receive next year's one by signing up to our mailing list in the left sidebar of this page.
Watch this space for a little retrospective of Globe cards from Christmases past in the coming weeks!
Merry Christmas from all of us here at Globe Apartments. We had a great time at our Christmas party this year, you can see all the photos from the night over on our facebook page.
If you were there don't forget to tag yourself!
We hope you all have an incredibly lovely festive season, stay warm and spend lots of time with your loved ones.
What does it say about the efficiency of our local authorities (in this case Lewisham), when we have just had the Bailiff visit our offices to try and collect an overdue council tax from a former tenant of ours who moved out in June 2007?
In this case, the Notice of removal arrived in the post 4 days after the Bailiff had visited our offices, so we couldn’t phone them in advance. That is over six years of ‘processing’, with the final action taken to come knocking on the door of the tenants’ ‘care of’ address, our office, Globe Apartments, clearly a business name.
Instead of making a one-minute phone call to our office, a number held on the local authority's file since 2007, to establish the facts, including that the care of address was a business address, the Bailiff came in person, wasting hours of their time (let alone the six years of processing that had gone before).
Clearly, systems need to be improved to ensure public money is not being wasted, and a more joined-up approach to debt collection is put in place.Read more
A big thank you to our clients – Amcrest International Limited, Cookham Limited and David and Bee Cotterill for their unique thank you card.
Thank you for the kind words and thoughtfulness. It’s been a pleasure working with you throughout the years and we look forward to many more.
Globe Apartments are now listed on Tripadvisor! Along with the testimonials listed on our website, you now can read the latest reviews for our apartments on Tripadvisor.
And as a previous or existing guest, we would love for you to share your recent experience with us and the millions of people that use Tripadvisor every day when deciding where to stay.
You can find us easily on Tripadvisor by typing in 'Globe Apartments' in the search box.