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... It was ok, but they shouldn't have been there without notice. So strange! Graham got home not long later, with their other housemate, Rosie, who were both very hungover. We chilled out a while, chatting, watching some youtube videos and drinking juice, then Graham brought in his laptop and some speakers and set it up to watch a football match. I snoozed a while as they watched the game then afterwards we chatted a while ...
... day except I must add that as I sit here writing this now one thing I truly regret is not just biting the bullet and paying the 80 something pounds for the Mamma Mia tickets... I should have even paid the gap in Cass and Lukes budgeted amount (they are backpacking after all and came all the way over to London to see us)... I mean when will I be back in London??? Ahh well lesson learned, Rodd has always said to just do it when on holidays cause otherwise you'll regret it, I ...
... day in the eating department today, blueberries and yoghurt for breakfast (dad would be thrilled), chicken and roast veges for lunch and then tuna salad on lettuce for dinner. However.. all good intentions were ruined when Katie, Claire and I had ice cream for desert.... I am starting to get very concerned about the Heathrow injection.
Ah well... just hanging in the flat now with Claire, Katie and Larry (Larry is actually having to do some work- hilarious).
... Mum and I walked back to Covent Garden to Lyceum Theatre to see if there were any tickets available for 'Lion King the Musical' for tomorrow. Unfortunately the musical doesn't run on a Sunday (musicals usually don't run on a Monday in London), so we got 2 tickets for tonight's performance though! After we purchased our tickets, we walked to the Temple Tube Station, and along the way we found where one of the London Fashion Week locations were. SO we decided to have ...
... lots of people around.
Parliament Hill is an undiscovered secret in north-central London. I didn't even realize it was there until September 2013. It's kind of like the Primrose or Greenwich hills - nice views of the city. But unlike those more popular parks, almost nobody was there. The big skyline landmarks like the BT tower and the City appear to be so distant from this one. Places like ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Selfridge London
Great weekend break location
We booked a weekend shopping break staying for two nights at the Selfridge.
We loved our stay. The facilities were excellent. The staff were friendly and polite.
Well cooked, good selection, Didn't have to queue even though it was very busy.
We would revisit this hotel as the location couldn't have been better. A shoppers paradise with M&S across the road and Selfridges where you can go and dream!
Thank you The Selfridge.
Didn't like it too much
A great location but the rooms were so small. No real amenities to brag of at all. The breakfast is ok but why bother. It seemed like there was a lot of useless fluff involved although the staff was very nice.
This hotel is in a great location. However, beware because not all rooms are equivalent in this hotel. You will pay the same price, but may be put in a hideous, one star room on a lower level, whereas the upper level rooms are updated and more worthy of a "Thistle" hotel.
Management is rude and will pretend like all the rooms are the same.
They will do nothing - the service is nonexistent.
The Selfridge is in a great location - it is very central especially if you are a keen shopper. The Selfidge Food Hall is directly next door, so we were able to grab lunch or dinner very quickly and by London standards, rather cheaply. Staff were pleasant and breakfast was fine.
The rooms are very small but very pleasant and the shower pressure was adequate. Only real criticism was that the room was very hot. We had to open our window all of the time which meant we could here the traffic outside. Otherwise very quiet and would definately stay again.
Really nice hotel, centrally located, clean and has all the small luxuries. Breakfast is superb and staff is helpful. Yet, the rooms are quite small while in case you have reserved through a travel agency and already paid in advance, just make sure you carry all the necessary documents (receipts, vouchers, etc.) with you and double check the reservation with the hotel before arrival. In my case, they couldn't find the reservation for 15 min. while they asked me to pay on departure while the amount has already been paid through the travel agency I booked. At the end, in both cases they realised their mistake...Must be something wrong with their on-line, reservation system. In general terms though, I would go there again. It is a nice choice.
Great Location not so great hotel
There can be no arguement this hotel is in a great location. However there it stops. Despite an impressive lobby the corridors are dark and shabby the room we stayed in booked via the internet would have only rated one star. Does an internet booking give you a poorer class of room?
We booked through internet, then when we arrived in, there was no reservation. I don't know if that is the reason or the categoly of the room was the same from the beginning, it was the 2nd floor room without any view except the dusty window and the boring pouch. The satelite TV was not working, we complained, and the staff came, then, he said he will send someone else. But that someone never came. We complaned again to the reception, then the same guy as before appeared, and said 'sorry, there is nothing we can do'. Well, done. Clap Clap. The breakfast was rather poor and so crowded, you have to be on the line for queue for 15min to be seated. It is a great location, that is true, but other than that, it does not achieve anything matches the price.
I spend there two nights in Juni, booked it through the Thistle Website and payed 48 pounds for the single room, english breakfast included.
Thr room was on the smaller side, but it is was clean and comfortable.
Selfridges, Marks & Spencer and Oxford Street are next door, I would stay there again, it was a real bargain!!
A beautiful hotel to stay and right next to the shopping on Oxford street. Breakfasts are very good and the service is excellent. Rooms are starting to look a bit jaded though. We never ate or drank at the hotel as on our first night we were charged £14.75 for two cans of murphy's a pint of lager and a glass of lemon and lime. The bar would be a lot busier if they brought there prices down to a realistic figure. DO NOT buy tickets for any shows at any of the many ticket offices which are littered around London. They will tell you that the only tickets that are left are the £25 tickets, then you pay your money and they give you a receipt and will only accept cash!! What happens next is that they ask you to come back in an hour and they go to the respective theatre, buy the cheapest tickets for £10 then give them to you in a sealed envelope and you are ripped off!!!! What you must do is go to the respective theatre and purchase your tickets there or the theatre will direct you to a reccommended ticket sales office, so BEWARE do not part with any money as your ticket could be classed as void if sold for more than the price shown. Also watch out for restraunt hidden charges, read the small print at the bottom of the menu (£8 extra and they could actually justify it!!). It will be a long time before I ever go back to London and if I do it will only be a very short stay as it really is a rip off.