Unexceptional value but brilliant location
The Premier Inn is located at the junction of historic Bankside and Southwork, a few minutes from London Bridge tube station. Shakespeare used to frequent the Anchor Inn next door and Dickens was a regular at the George, a few minutes walk to the east, Borough market lies in between the two pubs and the river Thames flows past the front door (well, a few steps away). The staff at the Premier Inn are friendly and the service efficient, the rooms neat and clean but the accommodation is fairly basic: the mattresses feel less than luxurious, two towels, no face cloth, no basket of toiletries, no Kleenex, small TV screen with no premier channels and the walls seem to be no barrier to modest tv sound levels. I have now stayed at this hotel three times and the water for the shower every morning has never been hotter than tepid. In other words, the lower end of the hospitality market. Prices fluctuate every day but the range seems to be between £110 and £140. Whether or not you believe this is good value depends on whether or not you you believe in the importance of the location: within a five minute walk lie Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, Borough Market, Golden Hind, Clink Prison, River Walk and more excellent, characterful and often historic pubs, restaurants, and streets than you could only hope to eat, drink or walk through after many visits. So, five stars for the location, three or less for the accommodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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