Travel Blogs from London
After a lovely visit to Chichester Cathedral (and attending Evensong there) we prepared our cases for the next section of our adventure.
We left Storrington and drove up to London to visit Hampton Court Palace which is much bigger than I had ever thought. The size and number of the rooms, courtyards is amazing. The great hall with all it's tapestries is most splendid. During the visit there were actors in beautiful period costumes mingling and ...
... than 5 people on the train.
This was a time for the taxi. We had just enough time in the cab for George to ask the driver some questions that cleared up some stuff for us. First G asked him, what does "Cheerios" mean. He replied with a thick British accent, "I think that's a breakfast ...
... a dog and pointed it out to Lidi.... who did not believe me...until see saw the little darling run up a tree. She was so excited and in such disbelief that she ran after the little guy from tree to tree.. All of a sudden she gives up, kneels on the ground and makes a pet kissing noise with here hand out. To our surprise, out come 4 more squirrels and head straight for Lidi. Two actually touched her hand to look in her palm for ...
... br> Monday to Thursday I worked. Nick had Wednesday and Thursday off where he decided to go sightsee and visit some museums lucky for him. Turns out two of those days I was the music teacher and I found out something about myself... I cant teach music! I have no idea what I am doing. The second day they didn't even have a plan for me so I made it up. I did however stick to what I know best. We made an Aussie orchestra where I got the kids to make animal sounds ...
... try to wait out the rain and figure out what to do next. It was only about noon, as we had gotten a late start, but seemed too early to just retire for the day. The other thought of the morning had been to go down to the southbank of the Thames and visit The Globe Theatre and Southwark Cathedral. I checked the tube map - the station we wanted was just a couple of stations on the way along the very line we had arrived on. That clinched it. We dripped down to ...
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.