Tom Cruise Bonds with Suri in Quiet Rendezvous Outside London
02/28/2013 AT 01:00 PM EST
Tom Cruise spent four to five days of quality time with daughter Suri last week, as he flew her over in his private jet from New York to London and then brought her up to the swanky Grove Hotel in Hertfordshire.
A source told PEOPLE that Suri was with her father for several days, "but they kept such a low profile that nobody really knew she was there."
Partly because of Cruise's film commitments, it hasn't been easy for father and daughter to spend much time together since the actor, 50, and Katie Holmes split last summer.
Tom and Suri were together at both Thanksgiving and Christmas last year, yet they communicate daily.
Suri, 6, is now based with her mother full time in New York City, where she is enrolled in Manhattan's private Avenues school. She cannot visit her father on set these days as easily as she could when she was home-schooled.
Meanwhile, Holmes, 34, was spotted courtside at the New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, just seats away from New York Giants star Victor Cruz.