A March 2005 trip
to London by Maggiemae629
Quote: Although my time in London was limited, I experienced a lot and am happy to share my experiences. The travel journals helped me with decisions I made for my trip, so this is my way of saying thanks.
Hotel | "St. Christopher's Inn-The Villiage"
We arrived at 7 am and couldn't check in until 2pm, but they have a locked room to put your bags in and a chill-out room where you can hang out in, watch movies, play games, etc. Breakfast in the morning was coffee, cereal, and toast, and it's a savior for those mornings when you spent too much time at their bar Belushi's. We met great people, had a blast, slept well, and would go back in a second. We actally booked a hotel for the last two nights in London, spent one night there, and went back to the hostel.
It's located in London's eastside, within walking distance to London Bridge and the Tower of London. The neighboorhood is friendly and we found plenty of great places to eat.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 1, 2005
St. Christopher's Inn
121 Borough High Street
+44 (171) 407-18546
The place is run by an Italian family that we got to know during our short stay. The coffee was excellent, and we ending up eating there at least four times during our 7 days in London.
100 Burough High Street
Attraction | "Spitalfields Market"
We also bought some baked goods and sat down at one of the coffee shops along the outer edges to enjoy. It's a must see, and it's open from 10am - 5:30pm, so get there early to see everything. We found ourselves back in the same area later that evening on the Jack the Ripper walking tour, so there's some history to be seen while there, too.
Old Spitalfields Market
105a Commercial St., Shoreditch
020 7247 8556
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