Reviewed by Debbie Talbot
A friend and I recently stayed in London for the weekend. We wanted a central London location as a base for the Saturday night as we had a City Cruises lunch cruise and trip to Madame Tussauds planned.
We got a Thameslink train around 9.30am from Leagrave and got off at Blackfriars (which took approx. 40 minutes or so). We then took the underground to the tube stop closest to Tower Pier (Tower Hill underground station). We decided to drop our bags off to the hotel (Travelodge London Central Tower Bridge), rather than carry them around for the day. The hotel was just a short walk from the tube station. The hotel manager was really helpful. We could make a donation and leave our bags at the hotel until our 2pm check in time.
After sorting out our bags, we walked back to the Tower of London and had a quick drink in the Wetherspoons across the road, whilst waiting for the time we could board our lunch cruise with City Cruises. At around 11.15 we left Wetherspoons and after a short walk arrived at Tower Pier.
After a lovely couple of hours on our lunch cruise, we headed back to the Tower Bridge Travelodge to check in. Check in was quick and easy. We had a lovely, comfortable room on the first floor. It came well equipped with a comfortable king-sized bed, flat screen tv, desk, wardrobe, tea and coffee making facilities and a bath/shower with a set of clean and fresh white towels. I liked the fact that you get 30 minutes of wifi free and then if you need longer the charge is very reasonable (£3 for 24 hours). I was pleased with the sound proofing the room offered. It was hard to believe that we were staying at a central London location.
There was a convenience store close to our hotel, pubs and other places to eat. The hotel building looked attractive from the outside. Inside on the ground floor was a generously sized restaurant which offered some reasonably priced meals and drinks.
After settling in, we went out to Madame Tussauds for the afternoon, stopping for a bite to eat at the Wetherspoons near the Tower of London on the way home. We enjoyed a quiet evening at the hotel and a restful night’s sleep. In the morning, we enjoyed an unlimited buffet style breakfast (only £8.25 per person and kids under 16 eat completely free) in the hotel restaurant before checking out and catching the tube and Thameslink train home. The restaurant was clean and well-staffed. I enjoyed a cooked breakfast and then some cereal and yoghurt. You could go up for unlimited glasses of fruit juice, tea and coffee etc. The hot food was quickly replenished when it ran out.
We had a great comfortable stay at the Tower Bridge Travelodge. The room was spotlessly clean, very comfortable with the King-size Travelodge Dreamer Bed™ with 4 plump pillows and we had a great nights, peaceful sleep.
I can highly recommend the Travelodge Central London Tower Bridge for a stay in London especially for sight-seeing.
For more information or to book a room visit www.travelodge.co.uk or call 08719 846388.
Travelodge London Central Tower Bridge, Lloyds Court Business Centre, 1 Goodmans Yard, London E1 8AT | 08719 846388
Thameslink and Southern run frequent services between London and Brighton including journeys that cross the capital from Bedford, Luton and St Albans. Super Off-Peak tickets, valid at weekends and on bank holidays, give discounts of at least 20% and kids go for just £2 each when travelling with an adult. visit www.thameslinkrailway.com and www.southernrailway.com.