Travel Blogs from London
... restored to show two distinct periods of history: the Tudor period of Henry VIII and the late 1700's of the Glorious Georges -- George I, II, and III. So some of the pictures we took are of the really old Tudor palace and some reflect a style about 200 years later. The palace also is restored to teach history and costumed actors play the parts of Henry VIII and ...
... as we were heading north and west for one more go around at Abbey Road, this time with the benefit of sunlight.
It started to absolutely downpour when we arrived, but it didn't dampen the spirits of the dozen or so other Beatles fans who'd made the trek to St. John's Wood to visit the zebra crossing. I got off a couple of great shots of the crossing, the EMI Studios, and the road signs in the area before we made ...
... a husband, I will not sit at home waiting for my "real" life to begin, i will not settle for less than i deserve and I will not put all my hope in a man who will "complete me". I am a whole person. I am the generation that grew up with Oprah, empowered to create my own story. Just because it is different to one traditionally picked does not make it wrong. That being said is there even a right way? As a side thought, this "anything goes" attitude to life may be one of ...
I was completely exhausted when I flew into London. My flight left New York at 7:45 AM which meant I had to grab the subway to JFK around 3 AM. I have a tendency to not be able to wake up that early so I decided to stay up all night. A few hours before I went to see Love's Labour's Lost in Central Park to get me ready for all the theatre I would be seeing.
So when I arrived I had been up for probably 36 hours. That night I slept 14. Best feeling ever.
... right into the wall! So after driving all over the country side in windy and narrow roads I damage the car in a hotel driveway! Thank goodness for travel insurance...as it cost $1500. Off to return car, walk back, have a drink in the bar, dinner and early to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews B&B Belgravia London
Only stayed one night in London in June 2005. The hotel is very modern looking inside. Furnishings looked like they are from Ikea (for sure the big clock on wall, also flatware I recognized from Ikea). In the lounge there is access to the internet. They have a great area for breakfast. Lots of variety and they will cook you a hot meal like eggs and ham. The room are not very big but they are nice and clean. The bathroom is interesting with a sliding glass door. One side is the toliet and the other is the shower. Great use of space. The location is great, only a block away from Victoria train and bus station. Nice neighborhood. Statff was very friendly and helpful with suggestion of what to do and where to go since we were there only one day. Next time we hope to stay longer.
Our first trip to London, and the Tripadvisor forums were very helpful in guiding us to this great place. Only a 5-10 minute walk (including a few signals) from Victoria Station. To make it easier, walk from the Tube/Train Station up the escalator to and thru the Victoria Plaza shopping mall. That puts you closer to the B&B.
Best Deal in Belgravia
We stayed at the B+B Belgravia May, 2005 for seven nights while we toured London and were very impressed. What impressed us most was the price we paid for the stay - only 89 pounds sterling per night including a full English!
Excellent location (less than 5 minute walk to Victoria Station), very helpful staff, and a very comfortable room. Everyone complains about the size of hotel rooms in London - this was not small, very modern and quiet.
We would not hesitate staying at this B&B/Hotel again and have already recommended it to several friends and family members.
I'd go back tomorrow. . .
I used to stay here (last time 1997) when it was the Chesham House, teeny rooms and bath down the hall. Now I had a cool, spacious room with a big bed, flatscreen TV and stylish modern bath. No, it isn't $55 any more, but the location is great (conveniently near Victoria station but on a quiet nice street on the borders of snooty Belgravia) and for the price in today's London I don't think you can beat it. The owners/staff were very pleasant--very eager for you to have the full English breakfast!--and I couldn't find a thing to complain about. I'll certainly go back next time I'm in London (which I hope won't be 8 years).
For many years I have been looking for THE place to stay in London. A place where the location, the price, the interior and the service were just perfect. Now I've found it! The B&B Belgravia is a 5 minute walk from Victoria Station, which is convenient when arriving from Gatwick. It is located in a quiet residential street, near a few shops, in what seems to be two former townhouses. The b&b is very modern - no flowery pastels anywhere, but a straight forward simple décor and extremely clean. Our room was rather small, but fulfilled all our needs, the bathroom was tiny but very nice, very new and very clean. At street level there is a small lounge, where you can relax with a cup of coffee or tea from the coffee machine which replaces the usual hospitality tray in the room. What a good idea! There is also a lap-top with free internet which came in handy a couple of times, and there is a small library of London literature, which was helpful as well.
My wife and I stayed at this B&B for 3 nights in mid-April. We tried to stay at Darlington Hyde Park Hotel based upon the favorable reviews but they did not have any rooms available. Belgravia B&B seemed to be a good second choice because of reviews and location. Since we were coming into Victoria Station from Gatwick airport, we wanted something close by. Belgravia turned out to be an excellent choice. It is located in a quiet and upscale neighborhood and was only a 5 minute walk to the entrance to Victoria Station (the south end where the mini-mall is). We could easily walk there with our luggage in tow. Our room was #9 and it was on the third floor (no elevators). It overlooked the back of the building so it was quite quiet and had an ok view. The room was a nice size and the bathroom was nice. We thought that the breakfasts were great (better than where we stayed near Stratford Upon Avon which was a much more expensive hotel). The free internet access was a major bonus. If you had your own laptop, you could connect from your room or there was a PC in the main lobby for your use. Also, the free cappucino machine was a great touch. The hosts were very helpful. We would highly recommend staying here. Location, Location, Location (and nice accomodations).
My wife and I absolutely loved B&B Belgravia. Great location, great rooms, great breakfast, and extremely nice people!! The coffee/cappuccino maker in the lounge was huge hit with my wife... :) We wouldn't hesitate staying here on future trips to London!!
We stayed at the Belgravia B & B for the Christmas/New Year's 2004 holiday. We have already recommended it to friends and will return to it whenever we are in London.
A Few Growing Pains perhaps
Pros: Very good location, clean, good breakfast, nice lounge
Cons: Unfriendly service, no hairdryers in rooms, noisy breakfast area because of no carpeting, spotty room servicing, only got shampoo and soap first day of my four day stay and no clean towels the last two days, bare, stark, colourless rooms