When planning a trip to London, Premier Inn became a choice because of the price. I read things wrong and got a bit upset at how far out it seemed to be after booking and spent a long time panicking about not being very close to a tube station.
So we arrive at 7.30pm to London Bridge Tube station and jump in 2 taxi's. One took the group to the back door of the hotel while the other dropped outside the front door. But at £6-7 for a taxi ride we found it reasonable as it saved us walking.
The first group were helped to check in on some big touch screen machines and the comment that it was the easiest check in ever was made.
We had booked a family room and a double for 3 nights and including breakfast that came out at £78 per person for the weekend which was very reasonable.
The family room felt roomy. 2 singles were provide as one being the sofa bed and one being a mattress from under the double bed. But with 2 youngish children they both fought over the bed on the floor one. But for once it felt a roomy place to be. The double room was very roomy with a nice sitting area instead of a bed and a sofa. Freeview TV was available and wifi could be purchased at a very reasonable price of £3 for 24 hours. You input a code and we used it with about 5 different devices.
Extra pillows were available on the wardrobe area. The Wardrobe was more cubby holes with one drawer and some hanging area. The toilet was a bath with over shower and clean and tidy. But the floor close to the sink was a bit sunken. Hubby who is a plumber thinks that there may have been a leak. Otherwise everything was fine but we lacked hand towels but I'm sure reception could have given us more. My only gripe would be how high the double bed was but I am height restricted and found I had to climb up instead of flopping on to.
Our room faced the back of the hotel which over looked a tennis court and a small play area for children. It was lovely and quiet and you could see the top of the Gherkin.
The bar and reception were very close together and we managed to get a table for dinner and had 2 pub platters which were just perfect for being late at night. But felt the bar area could have been a bit bigger with comfier seats. Breakfast was served and was delicious. You had a choice of cereals, fruit, toast, croissants, muffins or a full cooked brekkie from the buffet. Porridge, poached eggs, boiled eggs could be ordered from the kitchen. You could pay after breakfast if you hadn't pre paid. There were costa coffee machines for coffee or hot chocolate and lattes etc. There were also plenty types of tea but green tea was too busy being mixed rather than being just plain green tea.
In reception they had a small area which had vending machines with food/drink/ and a Ben and Jerry's ice cream one which was a hit with my children. There is a sainbury's a short walk away or costcutters across the road. Wetherspoons and Papa John's are close too. I can thoroughly recommend the papa john's garlic cheese sticks and Wetherspoons sunday roast.
We found the number 42 or 78 stop outside the hotel. Otherwise it's not a long walk to Tower Bridge and over to Tower Hill Tube station. We often took the tube back to Tower Hill then walked over the bridge which was a lovely walk.
Despite my initial upset I would definitely say this is one of the best hotels we've found in all our stays in London. I'd definitely go back and recommend to anyone looking for a quieter area away from the hustle bustle of central London but still being close enough to enjoy everything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Minutes from the historic Tower of London, the riverside Design Museum and arty Bermondsey Street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn London Tower Bridge Hotel London
- London Premier Inn