Travel Blogs from London
Sorry this entry is late. We had such a successful day yesterday, that by the time we returned, we both just face-planted on the bed!
My day started at Bekonscot Model Village. It is the oldest model village in England, having originated in the early 1920s. It started as a hobby and has morphed to a large, detailed, miniature community. From its inception, all profits have gone to charity. There were newspaper articles and pictures showing, among other ...
... again- it just never gets old.
Later in the morning, we headed off to Finn's choice of attractions- the Churchill War Rooms hidden beneath the streets of Westminster.These rooms protected the secrets at the heart of Britians Government during the second world War.Here Winston Churchill plotted his eventual route to victory. The whole thing was fantastic and a definite highlight of the trip for me so far.It certainly bought history alive and allowed us to feel ...
... shoe repairs, key cutting and much more. Some of these are Accessorize, cards Galore, Hotel Chocolat, Ladbrokes, Monsoon, Paddington Beer, Vodafone, the Savanna and many more.
In the fields of health and beauty, Paddington station offers pharmacy and prescription, opticians, fitness, health and beauty services. These include Boots, the Body Shop and Medi Centre.
... dating from around 1520) called the Prospect of Whitby.
During the weekends, I've been making an effort to check out some of the local markets ...
Since Alric and Kendall cooked for us and then hooked us up with the mother kitchen load we decided that the least we could do would be to break in our new kitchen and cook them breakfast.
However when we all woke up this morning it didn't seem like a good idea at all. It sounded like a terrible idea. First we went to the big Sainsbury's only to find that it was shut and then ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Enterprise Hotel London
We will go there, no more!
Again, the room given must be of an 'Internet Room'!! Why? Because on the first occassion, they gave us a room which is in the middle of two floors..and the door hits the bedside as soon as you open it! Not enough floor space to put our only two luggages! and the room smells!
Upon talking to a nice cleaner lady, she said there are other much better rooms! So, talked to the reception, and then found us another room which is a bit bigger..but it must be on the top-top floor where the windows is only the size of 3 square feets!! A small little fan is given though... Anyway, after some extensive walking tour in london, we just doze off w/o problem... We will never go back there again evenif there is a great bargain deal!! A plus point is that it is very close to the earl's court subway station, just 5 mins walk..great! Internet usage is chargeable..Advisable to use other internet cafe if indeed needed at all.
Pretty Darned Bad
If you enjoy bad odors and unfriendly staff, the Enterprise is for you!
The morning wake-up call is a bit unusual...the sound of someone clanking on the pipes next door. Rooms are small and I wouldn't recommend walking around barefoot on the carpeting. We had a great view of the dirty disgusting alley and the screen on the window appeared as though hadn't been cleaned since King George IV. The staff threatened to charge us for an extra person when we came home one night at 4 a.m.
and had a friend with us. One good thing was the water pressure in the shower was nice and temperature stayed hot. But, when you did shower the whole bathroom got wet.
Definitely NOT a 3 star hotel
I am not sure how this hotel ever got a 3 star rating. The hotel is not air conditioned but each room is given their own personal fan which on the 4th floor doesn't do a bit of good. You also could not leave the fan on during the days in hopes that it might cool the room down because there was a defeat switch for the electricity. When you handed over your key, you turned off the electricity in the room. The hotel is not well maintained - the elevator would not come down to the ground floor, you had to walk up one flight of stairs to get on it (the signs announcing this problem seem to have been there for awhile so I don't think there was any rush to fix it), the carpet on the steps has been there since the hotel opened, the doors are paper thin (while waiting for the elevator I could hear someone snoring!) and to top it all off, there was a foul smell in the bathroom. The only way I would give this hotel anything but a terrible rating is if they sent me all my money back. Pick another hotel!