Travel Blogs from London
... and all was quiet...;-)
I knew how huge the museum was, so did a little research last night on what I didn't want to miss. All the museums in London are free (that's nice since everything else costs the earth)...but for one pound, I got a map and had a wonderful worker bee mark on it where to find the things I was interested in...whew! I was blown away to walk in the door and see the huge Chihuly hanging in the foyer...he's my guy and to have an American so front and center ...
... the singing. The audience was thoroughly enjoying the show, as you can in a more intimate theatre, and the cast responded by adlibbing and enjoying themselves as well. As we came out of the theatre we found it was drizzling with rain, but that did not deter the thousands of people still out and about having a good time in the pubs, restaurants, etc. We found the tube was full as we jumped on, with people going out and others heading home after being ...
Grabbed the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station. Stopped to get Melanie an Oyster card (quick pay for transit) and top ours up. The station was packed and a zoo. Carried on the tube to Highbury-Islington where we met Colleen. Nice to have the family get together somewhere in the world.
Our apartment was not available until 3:00 so we dragged our luggage to Colleen's place. She then had to change hats and become London Tour Guide. ...
Monday August 12 So today we did the Hop On Hop Off bus tour. So we stayed on the open top double decker and did the complete at the same learning about London and the history. That was 2.5 hours. Then we stopped at Weatherspoon Pub for lunch both us had the Meat pies We took the Beefeater tour through the Tower London. Checked out the Shakespeare theater and walked across the Millennium Bridge and also stopped at Buckingham ...
... back to the underground, we ran into a very talkative, older gentleman who tried to help us find someplace we didn't need help finding. He told us all about how wonderful America is, about Russians killing Croats, about India and Hinduism as well Christianity, aliens and, I believe, the beginning of the world. I couldn't always keep up with his stories. He was interesting, if not slightly insane, and I'm sure we would have enjoyed his stories more if we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pembury Hotel London
Don't go to this Hotel!!!!
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with some Spanish friends who had never been to the UK previously. the hotel is a disgrace, the rooms are small, our door looked as if someone had kicked it in previously, the shower room was horrible, black mould all over the grout of the tiles, the shower room was tiny, the TV did not work, the carpets were badly stained, the whole place was in disrepair and the breakfast was pitiful. On top of this the area where it is located is very run down and I would not want to have to walk around it alone at night.
Please do not stay here, pay a little more and get a better hotel.
Fazit: NIE wieder dieses Hotel...und es hat unser Bild von London so nachhaltig geprägt, dass wir auch da NIE wieder hinmüssen. Ich hab' Ausschlag und Durchfall und war noch nie in meinem Leben so froh, wieder zu Hause zu sein. Ein Luxushotel kann man natürlich auch für 288€ im Doppelzimmer für 4 Nächte zumindest in London nicht erwarten, obwohl auch das schon schade ist, aber ETWAS Sauberkeit wäre schon angebracht. Das Gegenteil mussten wir leider so schmerzlich erfahren, dass wir sogar auf öffentlichen Toiletten waren, weil es im Hotel einfach zu eklig war. Tiere in der Dusche und am Bett, ein lebender Duschvorhang, allgegenwärtiger Schimmel und ein Gestank, der nicht auszuhalten war, vom ekelhaften Bettzeug und nicht gerade hygenischen Handtüchern ganz zu schweigen...das Frühstück war die reinste Katastrophe, statt Kakao Abwasserbrühe....hätten wir da 'was gegessen, dann wäre der Arztbesuch vorprogammiert gewesen....also: alles in allem: FURCHTBAR! Zudem: Extrem unsicher, sowohl in Bezug auf klapprige Fenster und die Türverriegelung, die eigentlich keine darstellte. Und gerade in diesem extrem kriminellen Viertel sollte darauf etwas Wert gelegt werden. Der Krach war auch kaum auszuhalten....Leute, bleibt zu Hause oder gewinnt im Lotto oder schlaft in der Tube, aber NIEMALS in dieser Stinkebude! PS: Erst als wir zu Hause Bilder gezeigt haben, sind wir richtig ernst genommen worden mit dem, was wir erzählt haben. Auch wenn man zunächst denkt, wir übertreiben maßlos, glaubt uns zu Eurem Besten. Wir haben nicht übertrieben!!!
Als wir im Hotel ankamen, schlug uns schon an der Eingangstür ein sehr urinähnlicher Gestank in die Nase. Das Zimmer war zwar geräumig, von Hygiene jedoch keine Spur. Aufgrund des fatalen Zustandes des Bades weigerte ich mich drei Tage lang die Dusche zu benutzen: von der Decke wucherte der Schimmel und der Plastik-Türknauf war von der hohen Luftfeuchtigkeit (kein Fenster und ein nicht funktionstüchtiger Ventilator im Bad!!) so aufgequollen und schmierig, dass man ihn nicht anfassen konnte. Die Toilette war innen mit einem leckeren braunen Rand versehen, was darauf hinweist, dass sie wohl schon sehr lange nicht mehr gereinigt wurde, ganz zu schweigen vom Rest des Badezimmers. Wer außerdem Wert auf hygienische Bettwäsche legt sollte seine eigene mitbringen.
Hotel di livello economico, ma più che dignitoso, visti gli standard nella stessa categoria a Londra. Ben collegato da Metro (Finsbury Park station) a 300m. circa e autobus, si trova in zona 2, di fronte a un grande parco verde.
At least I've learned one lesson from this - if you stay in London don't be tempted by budget hotels!
Where to start...the room was very small and basic - cheap carpets complete with burn mark, broken headboard, tatty walls and skirtings, cracked cup, a television that was impossible to watch, inaccessible power points and the shower room was absolutely disgusting! Cracked tiles with old and stained grouting and a sink that was so small you couldn't get the kettle in to fill it.
I also had to virtually make the bed myself and the quilt cover was very old and thin, but on a good point, the sheets and towels were very clean.
Not so bad
Not the Ritz but still good value. Reception desk a bit slapdash, lift out of order, room facing the park on second floor small but ok, ditto bathroom. No noise problems. Breakfast adequate for older people who don't want to clog their arteries with a 'full English'. The district was multicultural and therefore interesting. Overall: you get what you pay for, and fifty quid doesn't go far in London nowadays, does it?
An old Londoner from Vancouver
Hated It !!
Stayed one night here NEVER AGAIN. Couldn't sleep for the traffic noise which went on all night. The room and bathroom was cleanish but not nicely decorated.To get to breakfast we had to go across a yard through the car park and across another yard. It was not worth it breakfast was corn flakes and a choice of either brown or white bread which could be toasted. There was orange juice, tea and coffee.
Do Not Stay Here!!
I stayed at this hotel for the weekend, after walking through a dodgy area we finally found the hotel (approx 5/10 mins walk from the tube).
The hotel reception staff were not particularly helpful nor were they that polite. The room was hurrendous, it was tiny and very dirty. The bedsheets and towels were an off shade of white and looked liked they had seen better days. The crockery was dirty & the TV did not have an ariel. The bathroom looked like it had not been cleaned in weeks, very dirty. The shower was so small, there was not enough room to turn around and the hot water was hit and miss! I would not reccommend this hotel at all. For the price you would at least expect the basics!!
Hated the stay
The room was extremely small (about 2m x 3m, including the toilet and shower). The toilet flusher did not work, and they were having problems with their drains. The tea cup and towels were never washed nor changed. Sometimes the bed was also not made. Breakfast, apart from tea and coffee, consisted merely of cereal, toast and juice. And no, there is no satelite tv. I would not recommend the place.
I spent in 3 separate days in this hotel during my stay in London. The hotel is very close to the metro station Finsbury Park, which can be easily access via Piccadily line and Victoria line. But the whole area is at the suburb of the city, so may seems not as secure and good as the downtown.