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... walking distance anyway....if you call walking from one end of Queens Gate Road to the other. While we were walking we noticed a plaque on one of the doors that said that Benny Hill had lived in once of the apartments until 1992. This guy we saw said that there was another plaque close by that said that Churchill had also lived there. We know the right places to stay don't we.
... the instruments on stage and to incorporate choreography along with it. There were some pretty cool numbers, and a couple of simple effects that really set the tone for the show and made it one of the best musical experiences of this trip.
And with that, my trip is drawing to a close. Tomorrow I’ll get up and pack away the rest of my things and then head to Heathrow for the long journey ...
... the jewels to see them as well.
From here we went through the White Palace, the building at the center of the Tower, which was originally built by William the Conquerer in 1066. The White Palace now holds an extensive colkection of armor, armaments and small artillery collections. King Henry VIII's final suit of armor is here which gives you a good feeling for his physical size in an era when people in general were of smaller stature and girth. ...
... just where and what they want to do next. It was a time of much chatter and laughter, when we were reminded so much of the generosity and fun of our boating days.
No return to the flat this time. We met Bryce and Terri ...
... enter through the gates, and having been supremely organised, jump straight past the queue and pick up our pre-booked tickets n' guidebook and waltz straight into this magnificent piece of quintessentially British heritage.
Audio-guides slung round our necks, and proving extremely informative (Coman gives a thumbs-up with his professional tourism guru head on), we check out the grand kitchens of Henry VIII, before finding ourselves back in the main courtyard, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Leisure Inn London
Good for budget hotel
My family and I stayed in December 2004 in a quad ensuite room. Clean adequate place to stay. Better than average breakfast with eggs and toast. Nice extra. Close to tube station, restaurants, and shopping center.
When we got there, there had been a leak the night before and one of the quad rooms were out of commission. We were given the choice to staying at the hotel or at a 2 bedroom flat nearby. Well, we chose the flat which was beautiful and very large. (Only the kitchen needed some work, the rest of the place was great) We had a terrace, huge windows, and great comfortable beds. With 2 boys, aged 15 and 12, the space was appreciated. We walked to the hotel for breakfast, which I enjoyed, my kids found the food a bit boring. The location was great. We were right near the tube, the rail station, and many conveniences. The famous Peter Pan statue was right inside the nearby gate to Hyde Park. All in all, I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Clogged Shower and Expensive Rate
We stayed at the Leisure Inn for two nights in April 2004. When we arrived the shower was clogged and I informed the front desk attendant. He said that he would send a plumber to unclog the drain. The second day the drain was obviously still clogged. There also was no air conditioning, so be prepared if it is a warm day in summer. In addition, the morning buffet consisted of orange Tang, coffee, tea, hardboiled eggs, white toast, butter and jelly. This was all for 109 pounds (approximately $200) for a triple. Quite expensive for what you get!
I wouldn't go here again, but they did one good thing
Me and my girlfriend booked this hotel late january 2003 for 2 nights. We booked a double room for £35 per night. When we arrived late at night and wanted to check in, the guy told us they had a "little plumbage problem" and told us we would have to stay at an other hotel which they provided for us. This was the good part of the stay since the hotel they gave us instead "The Duke of Leinster", had a wonderful room with panorama view and was clean and freash. This hotel took great care of us and their breakfast was good. The second night we tried again to check in at Leisure Inn, and this time it worked. The room was very little (supposed to be a double room), it was badly cleaned and the "bathroom" more or less looked like something they built them self over a night or so.