Travel Blogs from London
All good things must end, and today was the last day for us in in London at this end of the trip. With most things having been ticked off the list, plus some others that weren't listed, the girls were keen on shopping...which didn't have the boys feeling interested at all. So, we faced a fork in the road - and with a quick chat to the kids we decided girls could do their thing, while boys could do theirs. It would also be a handy few ...
... out to the runway there was a real downpour which then delayed us by 20 minutes, but from then on all went well, except for the fact that we were sitting in the middle of a crèche surrounded by children who cried on and off all the way, so sleep was impossible.
Could have well done without it on a 12 hour flight, still we made up our lost time and arrived on time at 9.30am Saturday ...
... I really liked the area best for this one. The room was okay, not as nice as Val’s but it had a view of the park where people play cricket and walk their dogs etc. So, on the view it was definitely a good choice as it gave a country feel but was still in the city obviously. It is a little further out into zone 3 but Wimbledon has a shopping mall and everything you could want so it is a really nice place to be in. It was 650 like the first, so ...
... the only goal of the game) in the 27th minute that noise kicked up another gear and hugs all round were in order. The game never saw another goal but had it not been for some incredible keeping by the Spurs goalie there was at least another 2, if not 3, that would have gone into the back of the Tottenham net.
The next couple of days involved exercise, washing of clothes, planning for the next few days and a couple of sightseeing outings and it was then off to beautiful ...
... The line for the crown jewels now snaked back and forth in front of the Jewel Tower, through the open courtyard and nearly down to the inner wall. Wow. More unbelievable was the crowd waiting to get inside by the ticket booth! We were glad that we had come early.
From here we purchased "hop on, hop off" tour bus tickets and for the next couple hours rode on two different buses giving us an interpretive tour of the city. Agaiin, as we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Harlingford Hotel London
Stayed at the Harlingford and was completely delighted
The harlingford hotel is well located, spotlessly clean, has lovely decor throughout, but most importantly has the most delightful staff.
They were warm and welcoming, informative, and made our stay really special. I would absolutely recommend this hotel.
Thank You Thank You!!
I searched the internet for HOURS trying to find an affordable hotel in London for our family of four. I finally heard about this website, read the reviews listed and picked the Harlingford Hotel. We were NOT disappointed in our choice. The hotel is a converted town house. It is very clean, with lovely huge windows and high ceilings. The breakfast (included in the rate) was a full english breakfast (hot meal) or a buffet. My two teenage boys ate both! The hotel has an excellent location...across the street from a quiet park and a short walk to Russell Station underground. It is in a quiet, safe neighborhood. Staff is friendly and helpful. No complaints about the Harlingford. We will stay there again!
Now it's nice
I have been staying at the Harlingford for the last 15 years,I used to stay because it is in a convenient location,after all their recent decorating I now also stay because it's also so nice.
We stayed three nights at the Harlingford Hotel in early May 2003. Arrived in London via Heathrow, and took the express train to Paddington Station. Took a cab from there to the hotel. Express train is easy to use even with luggage, and carts are available at Paddington to transport luggage to taxi stand. We asked for a lower level room in making reservation, but we are assigned a third level room on our arrival. Room was the smallest that we stayed in on our three week trip in Europe. There is no lift, so it was a struggle to move luggage to the room up an extremely narrow, steep staircase. The room itself was fine (except for size) and it was updated and relatively quiet. We liked the no smoking policy for all rooms. Common areas are pleasant and the location is excellent for seeing British Museum and all Central London sites (tube station nearby). Enjoyed theater one night and pub crawling in West End another night. Felt safe in the neighborhood and on Tube. Full breakfast was fairly good and included in relatively modest rate. We would return to the hotel, but would definitely insist on a lower level, larger room.
Watch out for singles
Watch out for the grungy, miserable single rooms on the top floor - ugh. Carpet you don't want to step on barefoot.
A pleasant stay for an inexpensive hotel in London. I wish the rooms were a bit more modern as shown on their website but the location is excellent... breakfast is wonderful in a pleasant room, and the service is impeccable. I would definitely stay here again on future trips to London.
The year we won again
In 2001 - Mrs. Lutton and I visited the home of my lineage to witness the triumph of Lord's. We stayed at the Harlingford. I still drool over the sumptous breakfast, being the right mixture of the traditional and the allure of the contemporary. Accommodation most homely and the staff - ah - indeed - the best. We travelled throughout England and the Harlingford cared for our resident luggage. TO THE FUTURE - We're back in 2005 - for not just Lord's, but DURHAM and the other test grounds - a fine introduction to 2006 and AUSTRALIA and the Soccer Ashes -
I've stayed at the Harlingford whenever I've travelled to London over the last 25 years. During that time, the rooms have become more modern, but the care and concern of the management remains. I have recommended this hotel to at least 100 folks, and am happy to be able to recommend it again.
We have stayed in this hotel twice, both times for about a week. On the first visit we had a large room at the back of the hotel. It was extremely quiet, something I appreciate, being a light sleeper. Throughout the day and night the only thing we heard was a distant church bell.
A Great Budget Hotel
I highly recommend the Harlingford Hotel. It is one of the better hotel bargains in London. I like its location, in Bloomsbury, near the British Museum and within two blocks of Euston, St. Pancras and Kings Cross train stations. The breakfast provided free in the morning is in a lovely dining room, and there is cheese and fruit to take along for the rest of the day. A pub is right around the corner and there is a laundromat across the street.