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Perfect visit to the Tower of London Lunch in the shadows of Tower Bridge. A long but enjoyable walk across Tower Bridge, along Queen' Walk, and back across London Bridge. Three little people and two middle-aged adults hiked all the way to the top of St Paul's Cathedral. Awesome! Dinner at Zach and Jolie's flat, followed by a walk in Regents ...
... uneventful. I only got a little bit of sleep, I don't think I will ever master the sleeping sitting up thing. The flight took about 6 hours and we loose 5 hours so when we arrived at 7am my body was thinking it was about 2am but the whole day is still ahead of us. It took about two and a half hours to clear immigration and get to our accommodation at the Grand Rochester via the London underground. We ...
... a perfect place to sit with a cup of tea and read book. Plus, with Uni students everywhere I imagine there is plenty of fun to be had in Durham. Life lessons from my time in the UK round 2: - It won't kill you to not know where you are going to sleep that night. I had a couple of occasions where I had to find a bed that day, and I'm still here! - Funnily enough, some bartenders won't believe that the light beer with lime is for you and not ...
... off on another walk down past the national history museum which was one of the most amazing buildings we had ever seen. Out the front we got a glimpse of the out door ice skating rink, it was awesome just like the movies. We then made our way to Harrods and wow, It was the busiest place we had ever been not much room to move and it was so expensive even though it had Boxing Day sales. It seemed that the on sale items were still more then our bank account. We walked ...
... No photos allowed in that section so look them up. Spectacular. That alone was worth the visit. Loved the fashions through the centuries. Some early designers would dress dolls to demonstrate how the dresses would look. Loved these. Some of the early dyes used in the fabric was poisonous and the ladies wearing the clothes would become ill and not know why. Pretty amazing history. Saw armour...tried on a knight's gauntlet. ( Tried not to think how many had ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Lancaster London
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Booked with laterooms.com two days in advance. When we got here we were told the hotel was renovating, and we were "upgraded" to another Grange hotel a couple of miles away (Grange City hotel). Beware, if choosing this place for its location - you may not get it after all! Hotel Thanet is next door - wish we'd gone for that now.
If location and value for money are important than this is a great hotel. This hotel is set minutes from the Holborn underground.
Ich stimme den anderen Bewertungen zu: dieses Hotel ist wirklich ein guter Fund. Es ist ganz in der Nähe der U-Bahn und befindet sich in einer schönen Gegend mit Banken, Geschäften, Bars und Restaurants, die alle zu Fuß erreichbar sind. Ich kam um 10 Uhr morgens an, um meine Tasche abzustellen, und durfte schon gleich auf mein Zimmer. Obwohl ich ein Einzelzimmer gebucht hatte, bekamm ich ein Doppelzimmer. Das Zimmer selbst war geräumig und sauber, und das Personal freundlich und hilfsbereit. Nächstes Mal, wenn ich nach London komme, werde ich wieder hier übernachten.
Hervorragende Qualität, gutes Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Dieses kürzlich eröffnete Hotel besteht aus zwei viktorianischen Backsteinhäusern in einer ruhigen Seitenstraße südlich von Russell Square. Unser Zimmer war groß und komfortabel, und alles war in ausgezeichnetem Zustand. Das Bad war geräumig und sehr sauber und hatte eine Duschkabine und eine Badewanne. Die gesamte Ausstattung war fantastisch. Geschäftsführung sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Frühstück war nichts Besonderes, bot jedoch Cerealien, Joghurt, Käse und Schinken sowie den üblichen Saft, Kaffee, Brot und Marmelade. Ich würde definitiv wieder hier übernachten und kann die Lage jedem empfehlen, der in London nach einem 3-Sterne-Hotel von guter Qualität sucht.
This was our first trip to Europe and we started with 4 days in London. Using reviews from Trip Advisor and the prices from Expedia...$120.00 per night...we seclected The Lancaster. As stated in other reviews, the hotel was a Georgian Terrace very near Russell Square.
The Lancaster was fine and it was ideal for us this time as we were in town to see a show at the Shaftesbury which was less than a ten minute walk. It's about 5 minutes from the British Museum and less than ten minutes from Tottenham Court Road and Soho. We actually walked down to Piccadilly and Regent Street in about 20 minutes lazy stroll so it was not too bad at all. The Hotel is a Georgian Terrace with about 20 rooms. The decor was in keeping with the building and the rooms (and you must specify en-suite when you book unless you want to share!) are huge. Feather pillows, good quality furniture, fixtures and fittings and Black and White Marble Bathrooms with Gilcrist and Soames toiletries.
I have to agree with al the other reviews, this hotel is a real find.
Its close to the tube and in a nice area with banks,shops,bars and restraunts all within walking distance.
I arrived at 10am to drop of my bag and was given my room right away and although i had booked a single i was allocated a double.
The room itself was spacious and clean and all the staff friendly and helpfull.
Next time i travel to London i will be staying here again.
Stayed at hotel 17 -23 Aug. Hotel is spotlessly clean, and recently renovated. All hotel room doors and fire doors have well-adjusted automatic closers, plus sound-seals around them -- I never heard any noise from the hallway or other rooms. Like most London hotels, the Lancaster has no air conditioning. The street it sits on is not as busy as many in London, but if you want to sleep with the window open, especially in summer, ask for a room that faces the garden in the back. Our room, #203, faced the garden, and except for a few sirens at night, we heard nothing but birds. The room was decently large with a queen-size bed; desk with chair and phone; wardrobe; end tables and lamps on both sides of the bed; shower; and sink. All furniture looked completely new. Tall (maybe 12 foot) ceilings with crown molding, and even a (non-working) coal fireplace and mantel. The toilets were just a few steps down the hall, shared with a couple of other rooms; one toilet for men, one for women -- both with super shiny marble floors and kept very clean. The in-room coffee/tea maker came with a generous supply (6 - 8 packets each) of tea, dried coffee and decaf coffee, milk and sugar. The staff was very helpful -- we arrived at 1200 and were given the room right away, even tho earliest check-in was officially not until 2pm -- the friendly receptionist said they always let guests into the rooms early, as long as the room has been cleaned. Breakfast was a simple buffet -- cold sliced ham; cheese slices; croissants and rolls; juice; yoghurt; bran cereal and corn flakes; milk; white or wheat bread ("brown") toast; coffee or tea. It got a little monotonous by the 6th day, but it was a fine way to start the day. The breakfast room is quiet, very nicely decorated, and was never overcrowded. Super location -- Russel Square underground is a 5-minute walk, and it's on the direct line from Heathrow Airport. The Russel Square station also is accessed by an elevator, meaning there are only a few stairs to carry luggage over. Other nearby tube stations: Holborn Station is a 6-7 minute walk away, and Tottenham Court Road is 10 - 12 minutes. Speaking of luggage, on our departure day, after checking out we left our bags for free for the day in the hotel lobby. We got this room at a great rate through www.laterooms.com for 60 - 75 pounds per night, including breakfast (normal double rate quoted at 170 pds/nt.) We are budget travellers so we can't compare the hotel to what else might be available in London at the 170 pound per night rate, but we've stayed at others in the 60-70 pound per night range, and this far exceeds anything we've found in London at that price range. We think it is a fabulous find!
We loved this hotel. Got a great deal, and were lucky to get a room just outside of the garden on the ground level.
Excellent staff - by far the best during our trip to Europe.
Thanks, Lancaster staff!
Superb quality, value for money
This newly opened hotel consists of two Victorian brick houses on a quiet side street south of Russell Square. The room we got was large and comfortable, with everything being in excellent condition. The bathroom was roomy and very clean, with both a shower stall and a bath tub. All the equipment was top notch. Management very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was a little plain, but offered cereals, youghurt, cheese and ham to go with the usual juice, coffee, bread and jam. I'd be happy to stay here again and recommend this location to anyone seeking a quality three-star hotel in London.