New Linden Hotel
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... has been diverted around the parade, which means we get the houses of parliament & Westminster, but not the central monuments, or Hyde Park.
It was an interesting day as we dodged the parade, and the rain. An open top red double decker bus, stuck in traffic, in intermittent rain. The Real London Experience.
Lots of pictures for the home files and a live commentary this time. Amusingly during a lull in the commentary when the traffic was ...
Safely arrived at 10am this morning after a very long, very, very, VERY long flight! I've been awake for over 44 hours now with only a short nap once or twice. It's only 5:30pm London time so still a few more hours before bed. We went for a wonder through London via the Piccadilly Line. ...
After another sleep in we decided to head into town for a walk around. These days, "town" is Central London. In Covent Garden, Ed was a star! He helped out two street performers. For the first his finale was to walk on his hands over five kids (one of whom was Ed). We then went off and had lunch and Ed wanted to watch another performer and this time he was the only ...
... An entire section for Christmas at Harrods. I figured out how to get out of the store and walked back to my hotel. I stopped at Topshop (no Princess Kate was not there...quite disappointing) and a few cool grocery stores I caught a cab to ride to Maze because it was 2 miles away per the concierge (who is now one of new friends) and shouldn't be walked by me alone at night. It cost 15 pounds. Funny, the cab I caught back only cost 11 quid. ...
... be in a permanent rush!), which must have provided the Monday morning city workers with some amusement and bemusement, as we hauled around our large rucksacks, full of clothes, medicines and bathroom items, and also a small rucksack each full of gadgets for the trip.
As we crammed onto the tube, we found that the easiest way forward was for me to carry the two larger rucksacks ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews New Linden Hotel London
Great Value - Friendly Staff
I tavel to London regularly on business and have used the New Linden on several occassions. A room usually costs between £40-50. The rooms are always spotless and comfortable. The location cannot be beaten. Lots of restaurants in the vicinity which always feels safe at night. Good transport connections. Although the rooms are small they are well furnished. Even the Travel Inn costs around £75 in London. I always feel I'm home away from home when booking into the New Linden and have even taken my wife and daughter to stay on one occassion. I am always disappointed if I can't reserve a room there. Could not expect any more for the price!
New Linden looked cute from the outside. At check-in, the receptionist told me they ran out of singles so I would be upgraded to a double. I thought lucky me. She tells me room 010.. in the basement! I go down but only see a shabby diner-ish restaurant and higher numbered rooms. I ask again and discover I have to walk through the dark restaurant then through multiple fire escape doors then past a fire escape door leading to a dark isolated alley which DOESN'T LOCK before reaching my door. The room was tiny but worse was the bathroom. The vinyl floor was ripped and blackened with years of grime. The tub, sink and toilet were just as old and dirty. Nothing was like the cute brochure pictures or claims that all rooms were renovated. Extremely upset I went back up to complain and was basically told tough luck! Needless to say I cancelled the rest of reservation there and left as soon as I found another clean and respectable hotel nearby. I have no idea if the rooms upstairs were in better condition, but I would never risk getting another disgusting room like 010 again.
I would recommend this hotel to others. The room was very nice, however it should be said that it was very small - the smallest we had in Europe.
very inexpensive but impressive too. My boyfriend and I paid 59.00 pounds for a double bed in mid June.
I've stayed here two years in a row. The first time we were there was in 2003...they were very accomodating and helpful. Arranged taxis for us...gave us ideas on what to do. The rooms were small but for the price we paid...it was great! There was 3 of us sharing and it cost us 60GBP for the night. The best part is...it has an elevator/lift....a rarity in some of the hotels in that area. I actually thought the area was quiet as it was away from the main street and it was quite pretty as well. Not far from Portobello Market...and one of London's most historic restauarant's is just down the road.
As a solo traveler, what I was looking for was a safe, clean, en-suit room in a central location. The hotel had all these qualities. There was shower and WC in the bathroom. The room was very small with 2 beds, a wardrobe, tea & coffee making facilities, a TV with remote control, phone, efficient heating, and even a hair dryer!.. Everything was in good, clean, working condition. The staff were helpful, reception was quick and helpful. There was juice, coffee, tea, croissant, bread, slices of meat, slices of cheese, butter and jam in the breakfast.
If you're on a budget, consider this hotel. Otherwise, steer clear of this place. I almost broke my leg trying to maneuver around this utterly tiny room. We had 4 pieces of luggage which basically took up the whole room. I could take 3 steps and be across the room. One double bed pushed up against the wall, a small desk smashed next to the bed, a bathroom that had been updated but had no shower curtain and soaked half the floor. TV worked. Bed actually was comfortable. There was tea and coffee in the room. One tiny closet that you couldn't open all the way because the luggage had to be there. Breakfast was fantastic with lots of choices.
Hotel is neat and tidy, and the breakfast is above average for continental.
However, the rooms are absolutely tiny even by London standards. In a twin room, there was no more than six inches between the beds when pushed hard against opposite walls, and very little room for luggage.
Also, the hotel is very noisy, with both internal and external noise a problem until very late at night.
Good for the price
I booked the New Linden using the londontown website. The hotel has a great location and looks really nice from the outside and in the inside.The room was clean and bright. Also, the staff was extremly helpful.The only things that i dont like about the Hotel are the TINY rooms and the very very thin walls that let you hear anything somebody else says or does (:-) ) next door.
Arrived at 10pm to find there was a 'problem' with our room and we were being transferred to their sister hotel - the Mayflower. Was rather annoyed at first because of the late hour and I'd done a lot of research to choose a hotel and knew nothing about the Mayflower, however we were very pleasantly surprised with the alternative.