The Ridgemount Hotel

65–67 Gower St., London, WC1E 6HJ, England

Mere blocks away from the British Museum and London's West End theaters, this handsomely fronted guesthouse has clean, neat, and plainly decorated rooms at bargain rates. The welcoming public areas, especially the family-style breakfast room, resemble sweetly cluttered Victorian-style parlors. Breakfast is hearty and filling, and some room overlook a leafy garden. An interesting historical note: No. 67 was once owned by Elizabeth Stride, who later moved to the East End and fell victim to Jack the Ripper.

PROS

  • good location for theaters and museum
  • helpful staff
  • family rooms (accommodating up to five) are excellent value

CONS

  • decoration is basic
  • no elevator
  • cheapest rooms have shared bathrooms

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-7636–1141

HOTEL DETAILS

32 rooms (15 with bath)
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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