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We have all heard the sayings"one for the road" and "on the wagon". Well today I found out their origins. According to our tour guide they came from the days when people were on their way to be hanged. They were allowed one last drink, which they called the "hangman's ale so they would be a bit drunk and be easier to hang. To get this drink they …
We were heading back to London for one last hurrah before taking the Eurostar to Paris the next day. We decided (after seeing our shockingly small room) to head out and just get the tube somewhere and have a wander around.
We ended up back at Trafalgar Square and just started walking... we came across this awesome plaque of where the first …
Tonight we are on planes back to Australia so like every red blooded shopaholic we made room in our bags and headed for Harrods. One final underground return trip on our Oyster cards to Piccadilly Circus, I had to put more money on mine, in fact we all did before the trip was through. Harrods was easily recognised by its facade. The lower ground floor has a tribute to Diana and Dodi. The ...
Now I know a lot of you are probably wondering why the blog is a day late and I am writing it on Monday instead of Sunday. Well the honest answer is we were really busy yesterday but it also occurred to me that back home you are all relaxing on a long weekend to celebrate the Queen's Birthday. So naturally you would think that as we are currently living in the land of the Queen we would have the day off as well, if not the entire week to celebrate. The truth is folks I went to work today ...
... truly amazed by the food & attention to detail in every aspect of the experience. Sometimes restaurants try to reach this level of creativity - but it ends up being gimmicky & the quality of the food suffers - this is NOT the case at the Fat Duck. It was the most memorable, delicious meal I've ever had - and that is a high compliment! I'm just not sure if I'll need any more food for the next month after ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFairway Hotel London
I honestly wouldn't stay here if it was longer than one night. The room was ok but seriously the bathroom was not much better than a broom closet and that is really the only reason it gets 3 stars.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great and it was super close to Kings Cross & St Pancras but the bathroom really let the whole place down
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fairway Hotel London
We booked the Fairway Hotel, but actually ended up staying in the Yorkshire Palace hotel which is next door and owned by the same people. The room was small but spotlessly clean, all newly decorated and re-fitted. Bedding carpets curtains and towels all spotless. Breakfast was not huge but adequate. Served promptly efficiently and with a smile.
The Fairway served as my base of operations for a week's work at the British Library. Its close proximity to King's Cross (where one can get the Tube and other rail services) and to the aforementioned library made the hotel a good choice; what made it a great choice was the excellent service, cleanliness, and value for the money. Breakfasts were good, and staff friendly. Room size was indeed small but no great hindrance to me as a single traveler. A few times I was awakened by street noise and felt, at times, that the immediate vicinity was less than inspiring (construction, traffic, noise); yet it was a small price to pay for such ready access to vital parts of the city. Single travelers, or perhaps couples, who want a convenient location for a good price need not look further.
Nice B&B in great location
We stayed at the Fairway Hotel in Kings Cross a couple of weeks ago and found it to be a pleasant & wonderfully located B&B. Having stayed at B&Bs in England, I always look forward to their "English breakfasts" and the breakfast at the Fairway was lovely! The hotel is within minutes walk to Kings Cross station, from where you can access Covent Garden within 5-10 minutes on the tube. The rooms are small but clean & cosy with coffee & tea making facilities in the room. One let down was that a friend called and left a message, which I never received.
I recommend the Fairway and would stay there again.
Great wee gem!
Great wee hidden gem in London, very easy access to the tube and railway station.
Hotel was immaculate with very friendly staff.
We had booked a twin room but were given a lovely family room with a great ensuite. Great value at £55 which includes breakfast.
I've stayed here in October in a twin en-suite room. It is very good value for money - I've tried places for same price and others twice more expensive and found this place to be so much better. It is very clean ( a rare thing in London hotels in this price range), very good location, very nice full english breakfast. I will stay here again and recomend it highly.
Brilliant location and value for money
We are just back from a weekend staying at this friendly little hotel. It is ideally located just across the road from kings cross station and underground so traveling round London and getting back wasted no time and caused no problems. The rooms aren't enormous but as a base for site seeing are plenty big enough(who goes to London to sit in their room anyway). It is spotlessly clean and the staff are helpfull and friendly. At £75.00 for a triple ensuite including breakfast this was a great value for money place to stay. A limited amount of food/drink is available through room service at astoundly cheap prices, ok there isn't a great selection but at these prices you can't complain. An all round excellent stay.
Great value for London. Good location just opposite Kings Cross Station. Very clean room with good facilities, great service. Room wasn't huge but what do you expect for £50 or less in London. Room was quiet though - double windows hence very little traffic noise.
The hotel is situated north of the city centre and everything can be reached very quick. The room we had was very small (as was the bathroom). If you book a double make sure you have a very good relationship, otherwise you might get a problem. The bed was very small as well, hardly possible for two people to sleep in there comfortably.
Everything was very clean though.
The breakfeast gets served until 9 am and I think it is not worth getting up for. Rather go and have a decent breakfeast somewhere else if you do not want to ruin your day.
Given that any hotel in London is totally overpriced, the Fairway is recommended for small budgets - you get what you pay for.
Charged my credit card without permission
I booked this hotel with a credit card guarantee and cancelled 10 days before arrival. They charged my credit card for the first night anyway.
They are refusing to return the funds. Stay Away!