Travel Blogs from London
... hitting my lips. It was incredible and if we could have bought ourselves our house robes and worn them with pride all around the world we would have.
The last night of our London adventure we arrived at our ClueQuest. Now for a brief rundown of ClueQuest. The way it works is our group (Briony and me) are in the employ of Mr Q who's arch nemesis the "Black Sheep" is attempting to destroy the world. We get sent into a room in his ...
... I think..!) - Spending a lovely raining London afternoon at the aquarium oogling over the amazing giant fish tanks - Seeing The Bodygaurd on West End and laughing about how terrible it was... £40 wasted there! After my limited time in London it was time to get on another plane and head to Madrid to be reunited with Ange before our Busabout Iberanian adventure around Spain and Portugal. First stop Lisbon, look out ...
... and gastro pubs. It's also very well connected by tube and bus, and in only a few tube stops (when it's working!) we're in the centre. And the price is definitely right for our budget! It's the first of what I'm sure will be many Airbnb experiences. I was a bit hesitant about Airbnb at first (paying to stay in someone's spare room), but given that it's cheaper than most hostels plus I'm sure much nicer, AND you get insider knowledge from the host (and someone else to talk to - ...
... these walls are prettier than construction sites, they can be a bit troublesome to a newbie like myself. The walls obscure buildings and street signs, so that if you end up in a construction area, it can be hard to maneuver your way out of the maze of walls. In the Victoria Bus station, they have completely gutted it and made an insane path between the walls inside for metro users to fumble their way through. It was like that experiment where you put a rat in ...
... arch was selected as a location for a statue of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, soldier and Prime Minister. The bronze Wellington Statue by Matthew Cotes Wyatt which eventually crowned the arch was at 40 tons (40.62 tonne)) and 28 feet (8.53 m) high, ...
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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.