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... of England. It is about an hour from Stonehenge, 20 minutes from the sea and 2 hours from London. Anyways... How did I get here? Well after spending a lovely 3 weeks at home, I got on a plane yesterday in Montreal. I flew to Paris since it was so inexpensive compared to London. I arrived at Charles de Gaulle Terminal 3 around 12:30 local time. The flight was so easy compared to those long flights going and coming from Australia. I watched most of ...
... picked up literature for graduate school so she can come back. Tomorrow we are traveling to Wales by train and will be staying with my relatives - John and Gaye. I have never met them before but Sara stayed with them for a few days when she was abroad. Not sure what we will be up to or if they have wi-fi at the house so don't worry if you don't hear anything from ...
... s cathedral. You weren't allowed to take pictures. The sculpting was amazing and every single column and floor was so detailed. We spent about two and a half hours walking around looking at sculptures and looking at graves of famous general's. We went to our apartment and we hung out there for a little bit then decided to go explore the city. We ...
... the movie. I was strangely unmoved by the whole production. I was expecting so much more and Andrew, who had already seen The Lion King, also thought that the production did not rival that of the one he saw years ago. Bronte loved it; the sets, the costumes and the singing. We have been very lucky to see four shows - 2 each on Broadway and in the West End.
After another huge day, we got back to the hotel close to midnight.
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... miffed to have to fly out of the UK to Paris in a few weeks time, despite how cheap the ticket was.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Threadneedles Hotel London
Stayed for our wedding night...the staff was polite, helpful and kind. Room was beautiful (stayed in an executive room). Had the romance package so rose petals were scattered on the bed, bathroom floor and around the sink. Candle was lit next to the bathtub and we were able to watch tv while taking a bath! Bottle of champagne was waiting for us as well as a delicious box of chocolates.
The bed was incredibly comfortable and spacious.
Now for the bad...the only thing I can complain about is breakfast: we had a continental. The croissants and pain au chocolat were not fresh. They forgot to give us plates and a set of cutlery. Obviously this isn't much of a complaint and that is why I would stay at Threadneedles again in the future and highly recommend it!
Stayed at this hotel for a weekend. Lovely lobby, staff very polite. Checked in as soon as we arrived, the receptionist showed us to our room, pointing out how to use our room key to work the lift.
High quality hotel for the business traveller in London
Threadneedles is located in the heart of London's financial district, inside a refurbished Victorian banking house.
Service from front desk staff and porters was consistently outstanding, the room extremely well appointed with spacious bathroom (containing shower, bath, LCD TV and phone), and a comfortable bed. Mineral water (choice of sparkling or still) was provided with the turndown service, overnight shoeshine, CD player and Internet access conveniently located on the desk were also nice additions. The room was quiet as a mouse -- I was bot disturbed by either traffic or other guests. Highly recommended for business people working in the City.
Threadneedles, We will be back!
The Threadneedles is a great boutique hotel, we stayed over a weekend and it was really peaceful and quite, however the Bank underground is a block away, so getting anywhere in London is extremely convenient. The rooms are exceptionally spacious and well appointed. The bed and linens were of excellent quality. Great shower and enjoyed watching TV while bathing. We could not fault the service and anything we asked for was provided for quickly and efficiently. All the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. Their attention to detail was remarkable. We will definitely recommend the Threadneedles Hotel and hopefully will be back in the future.
I booked the Threadneedles as a last minute night away with my wife in Novemeber. This hotel always seems to pop up when searching, and I had been tempted to go before, so was quite pleased when it became available again at one-day notice to our trip. A word of warning - I believed that I was lucky when only this and a few other 4/5 star hotels were available for the weekend. The reason for this is that the hotel sits in Bank, the financial district of London. I believe nearly all of their trade is midweek businessmen and the hotel becomes very nearly empty at the weekends as a result. Whilst this means that you generally receive an upgraded room and quiet surroundings, it also means that the restaurant is closed and there exists only a skeleton staff.
From the very moment we arrived, Threadneedles Hotel surpassed every expectation. The reception staff were excellent, very helpful and welcoming.
I stayed in this hotel at the weekend (when the City of London is more or less deserted) and I loved it. Excellent, professional but friendly service, tastefully decorated rooms (and the bed had the softest sheets I have ever touched in my lifetime), peace, quiet and karma. It's very much a business hotel (I know it is usually full during the week, but only gets a few guests at weekends), and the bar is not open during the weekend, but Threadneedles is 100 times more interesting than any chain hotel out there.
I've heard so much good things about this hotel that my expectations were too high. The rooms were very nice, with decorations like books and artifacts that you wouldn't normally see at a hotel. It gave a "special" feeling to the room. The service was excellent as well. Couple things of note. The elevator works only with your room card key, but I wasn't shown how it worked. I inserted the card and waited for some sign that it was accepted and kept doing that a number of times since the elevator would not work. In the end I gave up and went back to reception which is not closeby and was shown that it had to be inserted and taken out fairly quick. Simple matter but it would have been nice to know beforehand. The elevator was very small and I felt cramped with another person. Why would such a nice hotel have such a small elevator? The biggest disappointment for me was the sound. I was constantly bothered by the sound of the tv or people talking in the room next to mine. The hotel is not cheap by any standards and I felt cheated out of a satisfying stay. If the room next door was not occupied I would have rated this hotel Excellent . If anyone who is bothered with sounds are planning to stay there I suggest asking for a room with no one immediately next to you. Otherwise the hotel was very nice.
The Threadneedles was quite nice. I stayed there alone and felt quite safe as a woman. The reception staff knew who I was when I walked in.
Stayed a Saturday night in Aug 2003 the "city" is dead quiet and I think there were only 2 other guests at the hotel ? service was first rate standard rooms were beautiful room service efficient and hot!!
public areas stunning-Rest/bar closed at the weekend is the only downside but lots of deals with other hotels ie access to the purple bar at the Sanderson.