Travel Blogs from London
We arrived back in London yesterday after leaving Lanark on Saturday morning and stopping overnight in a nice B&B in Kingston-upon-Hull.
After returning our hire care to the Euston Station carpark we headed back to our London haunt, St Pancras YHA.
This morning we awoke to brilliant sunshine with just a touch of crispness in the air. Great, the good weather has returned! We do not have to be at Heathrow for our flight to New York City until early afternoon so we ...
... is such a quintessential English country town/city! So beautiful – and so are my friends, Simon and Louise. Received a guided tour of the city by Louise and their generous hospitality was just what I needed after a tough first week in the UK. It was a really relaxing 24 hours.
London has been blessed with a particularly good summer this year and so it has made getting out and about that much more enjoyable (when not ill). You can ...
... Palace and many more landmarks. It really was worth the wait.
We decided we would see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace so jumped on the tube again and walked through Greens Park to the Palace only to see a sign that said there was no guard changing ceremony today. Bit of a let down but we soldiered on. Off to tick off some more landmarks so we headed over to Westminster Abbey and joined the queue which was much smaller than I expected. That is, until we ...
... some of the first people to be allowed into the Palace grounds and ended up being at the very front of thousands of people! We were literally chilling at the gates right in front of the balcony and got to see all the royals pop out and give us a wave when they watched the planes! What a lucky moment for us!!!!!
The countdown for the last few days of school is now on and we are super excited to be going on our whirlwind adventure holiday very shortly! Yay for summer! ...
You know what they say, a fool and his money is soon departed, and I had
been very foolish. I wasn’t going
to let this spoil my trip, but it didn’t stop me from thinking several times what
I could have done with the money had I been smart enough to have just kept
walking. Oh well, you live and
I walked past the Tower of London, which was now a ghost
town with all the hordes of tourists missing. I made ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Park Hotel London
My brother reserved a room for 2 nights at Park hotel, got a room after 11 hours flight, he unpacked, was told he had to move to another room, and then told he had to walk to another hovel instead, he was exhausted, had to carry 3 items of luggage in a freezing cold day. The second hotel, ( --- ) which he had to find is utterly disgraceful, has threadbare carpets throughout, no lift, no heating, broken window pane, space for one bed, toilet lid does not stay up as handbasin in the way, no doorhandle,used soap, no room number, smells awful, broken tv set and only cornflakes for breakfast. After surviving a very uncomfortable night in a tiniest room, wearing his winter coat for warmth,he complained to staff, they put a mobile heater in his room, stick some tape over the hole on the window, and gave him Â£5 refund. I had a look at his room and was disgusted, worse than a prison cell. Please don't go to Corbigoe hotel in Belgrave road near Pimlico.
Date of stay Jan. 16, 2004 This hotel is one of several tiny B&B hotels on the street. I arrived on an early flight and got to the hotel several hours before check -in time but was treated to a cup of coffee while they got a room ready. The property is currently undergoing refurbishment and some rooms were not available. My single had been freshly painted with a new mattress, boxspring, carpet and TV. The bed took up most of the room. I travel out of my suitcase so it didn't bother me that there was no closet, drawers or shelf space but that could be a problem to some guests. The bathroom was a prefabricated unit with shower, toilet, and sink. I had pleny of heat and hot water .
I would rather sleep on a park bench than stay at this hotel!!