I regularly stay away on business, and usually choose Premier Inn as you can always rely on their consistently high standard. This time the stay was pleasure rather than business, and as some of the more central P.Is were full we chose Borough Market for our London break.
The hotel was just as you would expect from Premier Inn - large comfortable room (particularly spacious for London), well maintained, huge bed etc. Not five star luxury, but everything you need for a comfortable stay. Staff were pleasant and efficient. Free baggage storage both before we checked in and after we'd checked out was particularly appreciated. We didn't eat in the hotel attached (partly as there are lots of good local alternatives), so I can't comment on that.
The location is fantastic. Southwark is easy to get into central London from on the tube (London Bridge station), or by river taxi for the more leisurely, yet doesn't feel like part of the metropolis. The architecture and history is really interesting, the market (thu-sat) vibrant and full of tempting stuff, and the whole atmosphere more of a village than a city. It was so quiet at night. I have never before slept in central London without the constant drone of sirens outside, but here there was nothing - and yet the view from outside was pure classic London, with the Thames, St Paul's, London Bridge etc.
Having now stayed here, I would preferentially choose this P.I. over the more popular (constantly full) County Hall branch or the one near Leicester Sq.
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- Sample foodie treats down the road at Borough Market or take in the view from London Bridge ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Premier Inn London Southwark Hotel London
- London Premier Inn