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... people everywhere spilling out of the pubs drinking beer. In fact they were doing the same thing at lunchtime too when were going to the Harry Potter world - I reckon that not much work goes on in this city in summer on a Friday afternoon. We found a pizza joint and had dinner and met up with an old mate of mine Jonny Orr who I worked with 20yrs ago. We thought it may not be a good look taking the kids into a packed bar at 9.30pm so we headed back to ...
... and villages we have been visiting for the last month. So many museums, galleries, abbeys, landmarks, statues and historical sights - too many to count.
Our eight-day stay here begins with rainy weather and a labor strike in the tube system (not "subway", that’s a pedestrian under crossing). London was experiencing a monumental traffic jam referred to in the news as “disgraceful”. Legislation ...
... interested and put off at the same time. The funds raised are used for charitable purposes towards younger people, so it was a marketing gimmick with a reason. What they do is take good stuff like jellies (jam), lemon curd, fudge, etc, and re-brand it as only kids would. So, you can buy Brain Jam, Man's Thickest Snot and Cubed Earwax. The labelling continues along the same theme, with warnings about hair particles being contained (if you're really fortunate). ...
... chocolate shop with many unique characteristics and things that make this shop such a tourist attraction. The houses of parliament is an amazing place to go to learn about how England was established. They have tours so you can actually see where famous England political presidents stood lobbying about an argument. The natural history museum and science museum are very fascinating because they resemble the achievements made by the scientists and historians of England. St.Paul's ...
... these minnows. With one minute to go until penalties, some midget from Sheffield United headed one into their net and we had lost. We walked away miserable, cold, wet and defeated. I know what you're thinking at home - the night could not have got any worse. Not true, we got to the tube station to find out that is was completely shut due to the tube strike. Two hours later we were home. Not sure I'm going back to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Westbury Kensington London
Given the other reviews we had seen, we were a little anxious about our stay here a few weeks ago. We arrived and had no trouble finding the hotel. The neighborhood was just fine. We were never worried about walking in the area.
Wonderful Hotel..one of the best I've ever stayed in!
My mother and I stayed 5 days at the Westbury on a trip to London. We were extremely pleased with this hotel. It is very elegant, yet the prices are not unreasonable. The staff was wonderful, and the room was very clean. We were so impressed with this hotel, we vow to come back and stay at the Westbury on our next London vacation.
We booked this hotel as part of a package. It was the cheapest listed and we felt we could save on the hotel since we would only be there to sleep. We had a double room and en suite bathroom with just enough room for the bed and a small table. It was very hard to maneuver around the luggage with two people in the double room. Very small TV (deposit for remote and we didn't have a volume control). There was no lift, so you had to carry your luggage up several steep flights of stairs. I don't think there was a porter either, certainly no one offered to help with the luggage.
I booked at this economy hotel based on a lack of bad reviews. First, I took the Underground to Earls Court station (closest), bought a map of London and tried to located Collingham Place. After an hour later of walking, I learned that there is also a Collingham Road and Collingham Gardens. Collingham Place wasn't listed on my map and I finally had to ask some workmen. The lady at the front desk Catherine is a very pleasant Polish immigrant who speaks excellent English. She was perhaps the most pleasant aspect to the hotel. Check-in was fine until she mentioned that I would be on the third floor. No elevator! That was lame as there were many stairs in extremely narrow conditions. Anyway, I had booked a single, but she gave me a double for my 40 pounds per night. When I entered my "room", I was shocked. I entered into a 7'x6' space that contained a nite table and double bed. There was no room for my suitcase except standing up. There was also a cupboard where you could hang your shirts, pants, etc. Otherwise, just a tiny bathroom on the way out. It was clean though and the housecleaning was excellent... done every day. In summary, while the hotel wasn't bad (besides the absence of elevators), a person was not meant to stay in such a tiny space regardless of whether it was just a place to flop. I found myself dreading the prospect of returning there every night and actually became depressed when I did. Next time, I'll spend the money and get something better. It just isn't worth it.
the hotel was conveniently located i would say, about 5 min from earls court, which was good for me because i was lugging a 35kg luggage. i think the price was very reasonable given the area it is situated in.
I stayed here in August of 2004 for two nights on my arrival to London, and one night on my return two weeks later. This is a 2 star hotel, so don't expect anything other than that. Decent location near the Earls Ct. and Glouchester Rd. tube stops with plenty of restaurants and shops nearby.
Good choice for budget travellers
Clean, no frills and good value hotel, we choose it for the excellent location.
The rate was very competive, and the hotel had a good quality. Honest 2* hotel.
Good hotel, excellent location.
We stayed here in December 03. This is the dirtiest worn out dump of a hotel we have every stayed in.
Decent, convenient budget hotel
We stayed in January 2004 and found the Westbury to be a decent, clean, quiet, friendly and convenient (near Earl's Court station) place. Our room was rather worn, but had good beds, a nice bathroom and coffee/tea maker with supplies. They stored our luggage for us until our late evening departure.
Not luxury, not awful
I stayed here in March of 2003 and had problems with certain aspects of the hotel but a wonderful vacation overall. The price is great and the location is good - near a tube stop and plenty of take-away restaurants. The first room we were given was very small and the TV did not work. It took a few days for them to assign us a room with a working TV. The staff was pleasant but not entirely helpful in this matter. The second room was huge but was on the fourth floor (no elevator). I'd advise this hotel only for those who can be happy with the bare necessities.