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... Trafalgar Square. It was there that we caught the hop on hop off bus. Trafalgar Square is the official center of the district of Westminster and the official center of London. Westminster is considered "Royal London" because it is bound by the streets that make up the route that the Queen usually takes when going from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey or to the Houses of Parliament on state occasions.
... trip, we still didn't have time to do everything we wanted, and amid promises to many people along the way that we'd be back one of these days, we've left Asia ready for the next adventure in Latin America and a final return to the UK in December 2014.
We'll try to keep the blog more up to date and to right shorter but sweeter entries (but no promises!!).
Take care of each other,
Claire and Dom/Nic xxxxx
... and was pleased to be able to organise with him to visit on Saturday. I will take a couple of trains to Hamel Hamsted, and he will pick me up from the station. The last time I visited with Colin and June was when I was 13 or 14, so it's been a while. I was so pleased after speaking with him that I decided bugger it , after I have had breakfast and a shower, I'm going into London to see the sights.
I had already googled a ...
Unfortunately, Roy's left hip went out walking back to the station...I think he is falling apart! He thinks so too...we sat in the train station and people watched. It was good to slow down a bit. I found Roy a "perching spot" and wandered around the train station....lots of shops so I was okay! Hannah and Justin went to a museum and Trafalgar Square until it was time to go. They said both were so crowded you could hardly move.
... that too close would have meant people paying homage with flowers etc for which the Palace would have no control. I think this has been the most disappointing aspect of our time in London. Hyde Park was a nice place - very busy with walkers, runners, families etc etc. it is said to be the lifeblood of London, being the biggest park; over 40 acres. London has lots of green spaces - squares and parks which is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sydney House London
This is the first time I used Trip Advisor and I found it very helpful so I thought I would return the favor by writing a review.
TOP CLASS HOTEL
What a fantastic place! I have been to London many times but have never enjoyed such hospitality. From check in onwards it was superb.
Spotless room wit a small terrace, most comfortable bed I slept in for years, sleek modern look with all facilities one could expect. All very attractive. And staff to match it. Friendly and super professional.
To top it all they will deliver an organic breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit to your room for under 10 pounds. I had to check whether it wasn't a mistake.
It was Chelsea after all.
I will definitely be back for more!!
Fabulous stay at Sydney House
I have just returned from a week long stay at Sidney House in Chelsea, and it just couldn't have been better!!! The staff were very helpful and friendly- from the front desk to the maid. The location is superb, and great dining is just around the corner. The room was spotless and contained everything you could need-except a clock, which seemed strange, but in no way compromised the joy of the modern room. Soft sheets, great mattress-and SIX pillows on the bed!!! You cannot go wrong with this hotel.
Cute little boutique hotel
Lovely little hotel in a perfect location. Very close to the Kings Road - lots of great stores and yummy restaurants nearby. Only complaint being the size of the room but it was definitely "small and cosy". I think the Room at the Top would have been better so perhaps we'll stay there next time!!
Great little find
Just returned from a visit to London where I stayed at the Sydney House. It's a small, homey property with modern amenities. The room was on the small size, but the bed was very comfy. The Internet connection worked flawlessly. The staff was extremely nice and very helpful. They serve food 24/7 both in your room or downstairs in the eatting area. The only issue I had is that you can't control the temperature in your room on your own, but the staff is more than willing to change it for you. It's a short walk to the So. Kensington Tube station. The bar/restaurant at the corner, PJ's is very good too. Would definitely stay there again.
Thanks from Rogers
Kudos to the staff at Sydney House Chelsea Hotel!Lovely Redo-thank goodness for minimalistic decor(you won't find any chintz here) and HARD Wood floors.Great Bathrooms and rooms.I've stayed at other "Hip" hotels in London and to say that Sydney comes on top.We'll be back!
This is a really lovely, homely, stylish little hotel in South Kensington (3 mins walk from the tube station) - location is very handy for shopping on Fulham Road and the King's Road, for visiting the Museums (Albert & Victoria, Science Museum, Natural History Museum), and also for getting to all the main train stations on the Circle Line (Victoria, Charing Cross, Paddington, Blackfriars).
Very cleverly designed townhouse. Great room, bed, and amenities.
Just wish the service had more charm. Especially the chef, who was downright sullen.
Love for the first side !
I loved this cosy little place in Chelsea. Everything's just on the right place: in the room, in the bath, in the public areas. Extremely friendly and helpfull staff! And the location . . . unbeatable.
STRONGLY RECOMMANDED !
Lovely little hotel in a lovely part of Chelsea, most comfy bed I have slept in for years ! Nice touch with the LCD TV. Rare to find such a hotel for the ?100 paid that was 5 star standard, think small St Martins Lane.