A January 2005 trip
to London by Kathy
Quote: I have been to London 20 times in the past 8 years and really love it.
We usually stay in the Earls court area because it is served by the Piccadilly and the District lines and there are lots of pubs and restaurants in the area.
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 28, 2001
30 Old Brompton Road
Hotel | "The Burns Hotel"
Also the staff at the Burns is very nice and both times we stayed there we got early check-in. They said we could store our bags there if the room wasnt ready and there are rest rooms to change in and freshen up in the bar area.
I did note that when I checked the London hotes website recently that the price was at 95 pounds, but the price is 145 pounds directly booking with the Best Western 800 number.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 12, 2001
Best Western Burns Hotel Kensington
18-26 Barkston Gardens
London, England SW5 0EN
Hotel | "Barkston Gardens"
We had a really large room with two beds and a big bathroom. Since the hotel is almost at the corner of Earls Court Road, the street traffic noise is rather loud but livable. The breakfast wasn’t as good as at the Burns.
I saw lots and lots of hotels on Barkston Gardens and some of the other side street in the Earls Court area and got cards and brochures from them. I plan to check them out next time I visit London.
I would probably stay here again if they had the special rate, but not for £90. There are other nicer hotels for that rate and lower in this area. The staff is very friendly and rooms are clean.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2001
Barkston Gardens Hotel
34 44 BARKSTON GARDENS
Hotel | "Rushmore Hotel"
The room was rather small and we had some rowdy Germans that liked to party next door to us, and the breakfast was just coffee, juice, and some toast, but the rate was £65.00, so I would still stay here again because the location is good and I don't stay somewhere just because the breakfast is good or bad. There were two good coffee shops in the area we went to, and had some nice scones and coffee. Besides the Germans in the next room, the street is quiet. Click here to view their website.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 13, 2003
Rushmore Hotel And Apartments
11 TREBOVIR ROAD
The Oxford Hotel is located right next to the tube, and you can hear the train and the train announcements. So, if you are looking for a hotel close to tube--this is it. The staff couldn't have been nicer and the room was nice. We had a continental breakfast and in-room coffee and tea. I am not sure I would stay here again due to the noise. There are three or four hotels on the other side of Pennywern, so I think I would check those out, as they wouldn't be as close to the tube.
24 Pennywern Road
020 7370 1161
I have stayed at five or six different hotels and B&Bs in this area, but I like this one the best. They have 18 rooms, some with private facilities and some that share the toilet and showers.
Due to the exchange rate, we opted for shared facilities. The room was £55, and there were two twin beds, a dresser, an armoire, and a sink, with the toilets and shower down the hall. We had the facilities to ourselves, and the room we shared with was a single. Both times, we requested room 17 on the 4th floor. We also saw room 8 on 2nd level, and that was a bigger room, but we figured that, being higher-up, we would have facilities to ourselves, and it would be quieter. We were right.
Included in the price are taxes and breakfast of one egg, toast, and coffee.
The front desk is very friendly, and I will stay here in the future.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2004
Merlyn Court Hotel
2 Barkston Gardens
+44 (020) 7370 1640
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 28, 2001
127 Gloucester Road
London, England SW7 4TE
+44 20 7370 4988
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 28, 2001
153 Old Brompton Road
The bar is crowded for most of the day, and looks a lot like it did when it was built back in 1913. There is a restaurant upstairs and a wine bar downstairs. I have had lunch two times here, and both times had the Ploughman''s
Lunch. Beers include Stella, Young''s, and Westminster Bitter.
Nearest tubes are St. James and Westminster.
Westminster Arms Pub
9 Storeys Gate
London, England SW1P 3AT
(020) 7222 8520
Restaurant | "The Lamb and Flag"
Lamb and Flag
33 Rose Street
London, England WC2E 9EB
97 Gloucester Road
London, England SW7 4SS
+44 20 7373 4192
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2003
Restaurant | "Belgo"
50 Earlham Street
London, England WC2H 9LJ
+44 20 7813 2233
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 29, 2001
West of Borough High Street
London, England SE1
I came on a Sunday in November and that place was packed with people doing their Christmas Shopping. We go to London every Thanksgiving and do most of our shopping for the holidays.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2001
London, England WC2
+44 20 7836 9136
Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 29, 2001
London, England EC3V
Brick Lane Market
London, England E1
Attraction | "Camden Locks"
Camden High Street
Camden, London, England NW1
Attraction | "Courtauld Institute Galleries"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 6, 2001
Courtauld Institute Of Art Gallery
London, England WC2R 0RN
+ 44 20 7848 2777
Attraction | "Horse Guards"
Horse Guards Parade
London, England SW1
Attraction | "Portobello Rd Market"
Portobello Road Market
London, England W11
Attraction | ""The Monument""
The Monument to Great Fire of London
Monument Street and Fish Street Hill
London, England EC3R 8AH
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 12, 2001
Greenwich High Road
020 7237 2001
We enjoyed the Museum at Christmas when all 14 rooms were decorated with different eras of Christmases.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 18, 2002
London, England E2 8EA
+44 20 7739 9893
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2002
Abbey Road Studios
3 Abbey Road
London, England NW8 9AY
020 7266 7000
See the picture - that is the official half price booth, the others aren't really half price. I know because I have checked them out.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2003
Half Price Ticket Booth
Attraction | "Petticoat Lane"
The leather coats here are amazing--I didn't buy one because I didn't have room in my bag, but I am definitly going to get one next time. They had lots of kids' toys and adult clothing like sweatpants and sweatshirts, plus lots of nice London souvenir T-shirts and socks.
This market is definitley worth the trip, and it's close to Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, so make Sunday your big market day.
Petticoat Lane Market
Middlesex Street and surrounding streets
London, England E1
HMS Belfast is a cruiser. It was launched in 1938 and served throughout WWII.
This is a most interesting tour, and would be great for kids. They have lots of lifelike dummies in all the different cabins protraying life as it would have been when the ship was in working order. I liked seeing the kitchen, the dentist, and the sailors just sitting around playing cards. I would leave at least two hours for this tour. They have a snack bar and also a gift shop. Click
here to view their website.
London, England SE1 2JH
+44 20 7940 6300
London Transport Museum
39 Wellington Street
London, England WC2E 7BB
+44 (207) 565 7299
Lower Marsh Market
London, England SE1
Attraction | "Roman Road Market"
This is a local market with very good prices. I got some sweatpants for £3.00 and they had lots of clothing for very good prices. I didn't like this market as much as Covent Garden or Camden Locks, but it was worth the trip.
Roman Road From St. Stephen's Road To Parnell Road
London, England E3 5LU
Attraction | "Spitalfields Market"
The trading units within the Market Hall have all the modern facilities that today’s trade requires which include cold storage rooms, ripening rooms and racking for palletised produce. New Spitalfields Market has the highest number of wholesale traders of any horticultural market in the United Kingdom and the continual specialisation by wholesalers in exotic fruit and vegetables provides the greatest choice of these products of any market in Europe.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 12, 2002
Old Spitalfields Market
105a Commercial St., Shoreditch
020 7247 8556
Attraction | "Wembley Stadium"
London, England HA9 0DW
+44 870 060 0870
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 27, 2004
Clerkenwell Road to Greville Street
London, England EC1
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