Travel Blogs from London
Norte Dame was huge, and the kids climbed the bell tower and were up there when the bells chimed. Tomika and I sat through noon mass in Latin , she has blisters on her feet and boots on. We keep telling her to wear her tennis shoes, and how to tend to her blisters but to no avail. The pictures are of Justin outside Arc de Thrimph, a stained glass window, and the front of Notre-dame
... to eat it. Opposite the Guildhall Library and the Clockmakers Museum. I read at the Museum, that 10,000 people live in the City of London (the Square Mile that is the official City) but that 340,000 come there each day for work. That's incredible isn't it? But believable when you see the volume of people getting on and off the hundreds of buses and trains.
We wended our way towards the ...
... Tower Bridge to see it open - felt like a fairy tale to to see it like that. Across the bridge and we began the loop back at an optimistically jaunty pace.
2. In the tunnels beneath the bridges are wonderful etchings on the tiles of all of the iterations of the bridge above. An unexpected surprise in what was probably a dingy passageway.
1. Little did we realise that it's much ...
... So I started G-E-N, she repeated G-E-N, then I said E-V, she responded A-V... I will just call you G!
After our big breakfasts, we decided to wander around and check out some amazing architecture. Before we knew it, we had spotted a big red double-decker bus which as we were soon to find out were absolutely everywhere. Now when in Rome... er, should I say London, you just have to hop on a double-decker bus. Not only did we get on the bus, we sat up ...
... and find our feet in each new city, but that's all part of the discovery! I do think we need to slow down a bit though, and I'm thinking now we might be more inclined to have a couple of places where we do slightly longer stays of 2 weeks or so, at least every now and then to give us a bit of a rest in between. Otherwise I’m afraid it will all just become a blur and we’ll just be ticking off the boxes and be tired all the time. I was just saying to Mikey too that because ...
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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 £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.
One man's trash is another man's treasure
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 did not see any of the other 17 rooms so I can't comment on them. The staff was courteous and friendly addressing me by name each time I entered or left the property. This place may not be for everyone but if you need a safe, clean, and quiet space to use as a base while you are exploring London this might be for you.
Don't Think About Staying Here!!! Please I Beg you!!
I would rather sleep on a park bench than stay at this hotel!!
The hotel management does the following:
1. Overbooks all rooms, so they are on a first come, first serve basis- imagine arriving to London with your reservation & then finding out there are no more hotel rooms. However, they are always willing to find something at marked up prices. Just don't fall for it! We arrived at 7 am from an international flight & they told us to come back at 11 am- We cam back & had to fight & argue for a room- even though we had already paid with our credit card-
2. If you are unlucky enough to get a room, be aware: there is no heat, no hot water & no shower pressure- if you are willing to take a cold shower. The rooms are dirty, dirty sheets.
3. The management is not polite- very rude, not courteous & unwilling to help you with anything except when you pay for your room-
We have been traveling around the world, slept in tents, in hostals, in 5 star hotels, on top of mountains. We have never found a place as disgusting & needy of a terrible rating more than this place- Please, please, please- find any other hotel in London to stay in- even if it is the only room left in town- in that case- most likely you'll arrive & not have a room.
Please don't stay here!!!