London Journals

London: You'll Never See It All In One Trip!

A June 2006 trip to London by Rockyhorror1978

Quote: A review of different activities in and around London.
Wake-Up London is great for travelers just looking for a place to sleep. It is a budget hostel en par with YHA hostels. It provides the basic amities such as kitchen, Internet access, and both private and dorm style rooms.Pros:1. Close location to tube stations, north edge of Hyde Park and Paddington Station.2. 24 hour access to the building3. Good Internet access available at a reasonable rate.4. Clean bedrooms with linen, secured closets for storage and a sink.Cons:1. To reach some of the rooms it's a long trek involving a lot of stairs.2. The hallway smelled like a toilet.3. The bathrooms were not dirty but definitely not monitored for tid...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 31, 2007

Wake Up London
1 Queens Gardens
London, England W2 3BB
+44 (20) 7262 4471

Located in the center of Holland Park, Kensington, this hostel is a great place to stay if you don't mind sharing a room and the facilities. It is a bright, clean hostel that provides all that you need if you are just looking for a place to stay. This hostel appears to attract large groups such as school trips and older hostelers. The park surrounding this hostel is beautiful and worth exploring when you have a free minute. The only downside of this hostel is that it is located in the center of the park, meaning a lengthy trek to any external amities (i.e., chemists, shops). Also being in the centre of a park means a trek down a narrow path that is not well populated once the shops close i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 31, 2007

YHA London Holland Park
53 Eccleston Square
London, England
+44 (20) 7 937-0748

Astral Travels

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This tour is for anyone interested in getting out of London for a day and seeing the British Countryside. The cost of the tour includes travel and entrance to all exhibits. The day starts early, so be sure to get a good night sleep the night before! The day starts when the Astral Travel bus picks you up from your hotel (usually around 6:30am). The bus may have to make a quick stop to switch passengers around based on which tour is being taken. Then you're off to the countryside! The first stop is Stonehenge. You are given 45 minutes to explore the Stonehenge. This is more than enough time to explore the Henge and have a quick browse through the gift shop. The next stop is the Chalice Well ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 20, 2007

Astral Travels

London, England