Travel Blogs from London
13 - 14 jUNE
We had been so successful our first afternoon in London that we had to have a think about what we would do on our second and last day in London. We had spent 3 hours on the hop on hop off bus on Thursday afternoon but we wanted to make more use of the ticket as we had bought a 48 hr deal online.We walked to the end of our …
... to the Westminster Sports Ground for Oliver’s school sports day, the coach transporting the boys was delayed, so a 1 hour late start at 2pm. We enjoyed a nice afternoon in the sun and Oliver also enjoyed his school sports day, finishing the day with going to Lords with some of his friends and their Dads to watch an evening 20/20 game of cricket Middlesex v Gloucestershire, which unfortunately was rain effected, so home by 9-30.
... miss things (because I AM missing things). I'm basically only catching key words and sentences here and there, EMBRYOS, OLFACTORY ORGANS, NEMOTOADS, you get the gist. There was some great skull stuff in there too, but mostly cave bears and such. There has not been one mention of the Gibraltar Neand other than that picture. I'm so confused, I hope I find something. I also haven't seen a single letter. So far Busk is such ...
After finally deciding that I would not be sailing to begin my journey i received an email from a floatplan with a list of potential sailing opportunities. Having some time on the train to work, I looked wide eyed as I spied an ad for an Atlantic crossing. More than that the time for setting off would be in the week I was planning to set off.
However getting on the boat would mean spending four weeks with four potentially insane people and no way out ...
... dose of Blistex to calm the dryness on my upper lip. Folks back home might be feeling like I have gone soft, but I dare you to come and weather this British winter. It is windy, raining, less than 5 degrees and simply unpleasant. On occasions, I wake up in our hotel room and see the sun out on the horizon and think to myself 'I'm leaving the gloves at home today and heck, not even wearing the leg thermals.' Yet every ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Wedgewood Hotel London
Much better than expected
Having just spent a week here I was pleasantly surprised after reading so many negative reviews. My room was freshly painted and the staff was very helpful. Only the problem of no hot water remained.
Run! Turn Back!
This hotel (if you can call it that) was not at all like the pictures. Very run down, teeny-weeny rooms. Bed is a cot on frame pushed up against 3 radiators. A broom closet is larger than the bath. You could sit on the toilet and put your arm in the stand-up shower. Have to push handle on toilet 3 times to flush. Got bit by unknown bugs. Your breakfast is 2 slices of taost and a choice of corn flakes or bran flakes. We were miserable! Also, when you check in they take full payment up front with no refunds. I could go on and on, but take our advise, it is truly a dump!
Nice hotel, excellent location
I was in this hotel 2 weeks ago, and I was pleseantly surprised. The rates are cheap, and I was a little worried about the quality when i booked (reading the reviews on this site too late...) Staff was friendly, rooms were OK and clean. Not very large , but this is London and I never had a large room in this city. I would book this hotel again, sicne it gices excellent value for money
Awful place to stay
This hotel is not represented properly in pictures. The rooms were extremely small and hard to maneuver in the bathrooms, which are the size of closets. We had to be moved three times until we were in a room that was accommodating to what we had booked. The breakfast consisted of two pieces of toast, a bowl of cereal and tea/coffee and juice. The price of the rooms is extremely outrageous. I would give this hotel a -1 star. The hotel staff was somewhat pleasant. Do not stay in this hotel!
It's absolutely dreadful.
I just wanted something clean and comfortable, and this place did not make the grade. The rooms were tiny, the hallways were filthy, and the bed was nothing more than a bundle of springs in a bag. We had to request three extra pillows (each only 1-inch thick) to place under our bodies in order to protect our ribs from bedspring-induced bruising.
The toilet took coaxing to flush. The front desk employees are, at best, indifferent to guest's needs. Do not stay here, no matter how cheap it is. I would never go back, even if they paid me.
This hotel is completely awful. Do not give them your money. I agree with all of the other comments listed by all of the other reviewers.
You Can Do Better...
Rooms are nothing like you see in the pictures - uncomfortably small, peeling paint everywhere & bad mattresses. The toilet didn't flush every time. The shower stall was so cramped, I could not turn around without shutting off the water. Even the coffee served at breakfast was bad.
pretty basic place, claimed they did not receive my booking confirmation - after much delay stuck me in a twin room which was fairly clean but had tiny bathroom with lukewarm shower. breakfast terrible - had to beg for toast and tea/coffee was awful and cold. if I would have paid more I would be more scathing but only there for one night so tolerable. On the plus side not bad location - ten minutes walk max from bayswater/queensway tube. Having said that would not stay there again/
Might as well live in the youth hostel
not only is the room super small (this can be forgiven, since the land in london is scarce), it is also old and dirty! The matress is so deformed that i can feel the springs on my back when i sleep! the bathroom sink is badly designed such that i can't wash my face without having water spilled all over the floor! the staff isn't that nice either...
Not like the website
Room was extremely small and dirty, blankets were filthy, TV required a 10 pound deposit, clock was broken, walls were peeling, springs were felt coming through the mattress and clerk would only call a very expensive service when asked to call a taxi. They claimed they did not know the number of any other taxi company. The web site has pretty pictures which bear no relation to reality.