An April 2011 trip
to London by Kathy
Quote: I have been here more than 30 times since 1997 and I still never run out of things to do.
Restaurant | ""Indian Restaurants in London""
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 25, 2011
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 28, 2001
127 Gloucester Road
London, England SW7 4TE
+44 20 7370 4988
Attraction | "Camden Locks"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 29, 2001
Camden High Street
Camden, London, England NW1
Restaurant | "The Lamb and Flag"
Lamb and Flag
33 Rose Street
London, England WC2E 9EB
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.
London, England WC2
+44 20 7836 9136
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
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 | "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
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 12, 2001
Greenwich High Road
020 7237 2001
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 18, 2002
Abbey Road Studios
3 Abbey Road
London, England NW8 9AY
020 7266 7000
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 13, 2003
Lower Marsh Market
London, England SE1
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.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 13, 2003
London, England SE1 2JH
+44 20 7940 6300
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
Westminster Arms Pub
9 Storeys Gate
London, England SW1P 3AT
(020) 7222 8520
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 | "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
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
I really like this hotel - the rooms are big and the bathrooms are also large for Europe, the location is ideal (a 2-minute walk from Earls Court tube), and there are lots of small shops around the area to get snacks, and beer and wine, etc.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you get there early and the room isn't ready, they will hold bags, and there are restroom facilities to freshen up in. Also, a nice continental breakfast is included in the price and they have tea and coffee maker and hair dryer in the room.
Most rooms are set up for two people, but they have a number of family rooms with two double beds and a fold-out couch, and the room is large enough for everyone's bags, as they have a large closet and desk.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 12, 2003
Restaurant | "Belgo"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 27, 2004
50 Earlham Street
London, England WC2H 9LJ
+44 20 7813 2233
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
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.
Merlyn Court Hotel
2 Barkston Gardens
+44 (020) 7370 1640
Hotel | "The Oxford Hotel"
This hotel was close to the Tube. In fact, it was almost right over it and you could hear the train and the announcements from the rooms, but it stops at midnight.
The front desk staff couldn't have been nicer, the room was nice, and the breakfast was simple, just coffee, juice, toast, and some processed cheese, so I have had much better breakfasts at other hotels in the area. I am partial to the Merlyn or Barkston Gardens, but I would stay here again if they were not available.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on April 19, 2005
24 Pennywern Road
020 7370 1161
This is one of the nicer hotels in the area. It’s also bigger and has elevators and a 24-hour front desk. They have a very nice breakfast with breads, rolls, yogurt, fruit, juice, coffee, and tea. The rooms, for the most part, are big, and the bathrooms are very nice for London since so many hotels have tiny bathrooms. There is also a nice bar and Internet access for free.
All in all, I like this hotel, but the prices fluctuate depending on the time of year and the size of room. They have family rooms with two double beds and a fold-out couch.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 19, 2005
Hotel | "Rushmore Hotel"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 26, 2005
Rushmore Hotel And Apartments
11 TREBOVIR ROAD
They have excellent hot chocolate and cappuccino.
They also have lots of nice pastries and sandwiches for a quick lunch on the run.
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 4, 2005
Hotel | "Been staying here for 8 years"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 15, 2011
Attraction | "I always go to IWM when in London"
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 15, 2011
Imperial War Museum London
London, England SE1 6HZ
+44 (20) 7416 5000
Northern Va Suburbs of DC, Virginia