Novotel London Tower Bridge
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... art museums I've been too. We carried on down the Thames and passed the replica of the Globe Theatre. Here you can catch Shakespeare plays for around 5 pounds. Unfortunately they were sold out for the evening. Our last destination was the Bourough Market which of course had closed an hour prior to our arrival. However, I'm making Jake go back there today because it looks as though they will have some stupid good food. After hour walk we were completely ...
... to echo through the fading light. I walk on, looking back a minute later to see the family standing together at the scene of the accident. Night has overtaken busy Chalk Hill road as i make my way back to my flat. I pause and gaze longingly at a busy pub front across the way, but am sure that i would fall asleep in my pint were i to stop there. Also, there's something that seems unromantic about standing alone in a crowd on a sidewalk, drinking a beer. I continue on home, ...
So out the door 8:30 off to see the Horse Guard Parade. Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At the heart of Whitehall, it was the traditional entrance to the Royal Palaces and is still guarded by mounted sentries from the Queen's Household Cavalry. Changing the Guard ...
... was no time to waste. Tick tock. We got the luggage secured and made it on board just as the conductor blew his whistle to signal departure. Whew! Nathan led the way as we had to walk through several coaches until we found four seats together. Once seated we enjoyed our lunches and settled in for the two hour ride to London. Too bad the US missed the boat on better passenger rail infrastructure. This was a really nice ...
... I was also struck with the fact that it’s
actually the Police who run the whole program. They are very visible throughout the ceremony, running
interference, making sure everything runs smoothly, and being a liaison between
the guards and the crowd. It was
very impressive how organized they were.
If anyone got out of line, you immediately heard one of them bark-out
orders and they didn’t put up with anything. At the same time, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel London Tower Bridge
We stayed at this property on the 20th December for 4 nights. We had a room that accommodated our travelling party of 2 adults and 2 children and it was adequate in this regard. Where this property excels is the fantastic restaurant which serves a great breakfast and beautiful meals throughout the day. The hotel is nearly opposite the Tower of London and 3 minutes from the Tube and the Bus. There are not a lot of restaurants nearby, however there are pubs and the hotel restaurant. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed here for 3 nights from 28 Dec 2004 in a good size room (for 2 adults + 1 under 16 yrs). Great location very close to Tower Hill Tube station and not far from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.
Staff Very Accomodating
We spent three nights at the Novotel Tower Bridge, and while the rooms seemed small for a family of four, I have to say the space was utilized to the max. It was my first stay in a Novotel, with cheaper materials for the desk and bathroom. This hotel is only a few years old, and already there were cracks in the wall and shower stall. The staff was very helpful and answered our seemingly endless questions. The location is good; a short walk to the tube, a roman wall across the street, and the Tower of London just a stone's throw away. The only negative is the hotel was unbearably hot, and the room a/c seemed a bit anemic, but overall, a good value for a family of four. Ask for a room facing the courtyard on a high floor to avoid street noise.
Loved the upgrade but glad we didn't pay it's price.
Good location and an attractive lobby, etc. We got a great deal on an internet booking, and to our pleasant surprise were upgraded to a suite, as the hotel was heavily booked. While the suite was spacious and modernly decorated, we were surprised and disappointed at the scratchy polyester sheets, and the lack of any toiletries in the bathrooms. The suite's lounge area was very impressive, but I was left feeling glad that we'd only paid £70, not the full suite price of around £200!
Staff were very pleasant.
Not up to scratch
Over priced. My Whiskey glass tasted of Pernod, and a portion of fries tasted of fish. Expected better for the money.
Special Internet rates
Excellent in every way. Huge room, low price, great view, great food, Great staff.
There's a playstation in the foyer for the children, a tv and bar for you big kids!!
There were myself, husband and we had our daughter and a friend with us. The room was spacious enough for us all to lounge in. Will go back to this hotel next time we visit London
Spent 3 nights at this hotel with my husband, 15 year old daughter and 7 year old son from the 27th July 2004. It's just across the road from the Tower of London. Tower Bridge is within easy walking distance and the nearest Tube station is a 2-minute walk away. Our family room had a double bed and two very substantial single 'camp' beds. Even with our luggage in there was plenty of space. We were more than pleased. There was a hairdryer, hospitality tray, mini safe, tv and even a playstation (though this was an extra charge). The modern en-suite was bright and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and the breakfast was more than adequate with plenty of choice. We would definitely recommend this hotel and plan a return visit later in the year.
Nice place - well located
Our family spent 9 days at the London Novotel Tower Bridge and were very pleased with the accommodations. The family room was a bit smaller than we had hoped it would be, but fairly large when compared to the typical European hotel room.
We loved the location -- a two-minute walk from the Tower of London and the Tower Bridge tube station and a mere 5 minute tube ride to Victoria Station. On many evenings, we walked from central London back to the hotel and felt very safe and comfortable.
The hotel was immaculate and quiet, and the complimentary hot breakfast was excellent -- it included fresh pastries, scrambled eggs & sausages, and a wide variety of cereals and fruit. We highly recommend the Novotel Tower Bridge.
Stayed at the Novotel Tower Bridge for one night last week on business.
Stayed here 11/2003. 1st time in London. Great hotel. Had heard that all London hotels were incredibly small, so I was concerned when I was able to book a weekend special rate at 75GBP for my family of 4--which included a full English breakfast buffet (bookeed on ACCOR's site). This was the only decent hotel that I found that would fit my family of 4 in a single room. The room size was fine [referred to as "Superior Room with 1 double bed and 2 single beds for 2 adult(s) and 2 child(ren)" on their site]. 2nd bed was a couch that converted to trundle beds (same size as other bed/real bed with real mattresses--not a sub- standard "sofabed" type mattress). Room size was big enough so that we could order late night (11pm) room service and eat it comforably. Great, clean bath and toilet. Don't think you'll find such a quality hotel at this rate anywhere in London. Location is Pepys Street--which is right at Tower of London Tube station (seconds, not minutes away). Very convenient (about 10 mins to central London on Tube). Bought 3 day Tube passes and saw lots of London via the Tube (tip: 2 lines run there--take the "circle" line trains, if possible, as they seem to be more reliable/faster). I would stay at this hotel again if I went to London. Note: Stayed at Gatwick Rennaissance for 1 night after returning from our London-to-Spain leg of our trip. Not advertised: London Gatwick Renanissance has family rooms (1 big bed and a 2nd room with 2 singles)--which are a bargain (includes breakfast for 2) at 101GBP per night (this was for a Friday night--so might have been a weekend rate). Rooms are on the Club Floor (non-smoking, too). Have to call the hotel directly to book--and do it as far in advance as possible, as these family rooms book up fast.