re: A few thoughts.
Posted by: portenopete 06:59 pm EST 01/20/22
In reply to: re: A few thoughts. - ChicagoDRO 02:58 pm EST 01/20/22

I tend to Airbnb it inn residential neighbourhoods or stay with friends, so I'm non expert.

But a hotel I've thought would be mad convenient is the hub by Premier Inn. It's in St. Martin's Lane across from the Coliseum (home of the ENO) and next door to the Duke of York's, the Nöel Coward, the Wyndham's, the Arts and the Garrick (2 minute walk to any of these as well as to Leicester Square and Charing Cross Tube stations).

I have stayed at the Strand Palace but not since the mid 90's. It was very old-school but comfortable. It's basically next door to the Adelphi, Vaudeville, Savoy, Lyceum, Aldwych, Novello, Strand, Drury Lane and Fortune theatres (no more than 5 minutes' walk).

If you have money, the W Hotel in Leicester Square looks super swanky and God knows being in Leicester Square you are in the centre of the action.

There are a few oldies-but-okay-ees around Russell Square that a lot of people on this board like: namely the President and the Tavistock. They certainly give you a taste of what mid-century hotels were like: very small rooms, twin beds, tiny WC's. They often have good breakfast-included rates. For me they are a bit off the beaten track but if you plan on visiting the British Museum they are ideal.

Last suggestion: the South Bank. There are so many great theatres between Tower Bridge and Waterloo Bridge- the National, the Globe, the Old Vic, the Young Vic, the Menier, Southwark Playhouse, the Bridge- that one of the chain hotels south of the river might be ideal. A lot of them are pretty new and it's generally a lively area. I'm thinking of Mercure London Bridge, Premier Inn Southwark, Ibis Styles Southwark, Holiday Inn Express Southwark, Novotel London Bridge. They are all very close to Tate Modern and Borough Market (and a great breakfast can be had at The Breakfast Club in Southwark Street near London Bridge Tube or Where the Pancakes Are under the arches on Southwark Bridge Road just south of Southwark Street.

This is making me want to go so bad.....

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