Fodor's Travel Talk Forums

Fodor's Travel Talk Forums (
-   Europe (
-   -   Hotel choices for pre cruise stay in London (

DARK_MAGIC Oct 15th, 2017 10:11 AM

Hotel choices for pre cruise stay in London
I am trying to decide between 2 hotels and was wondering if anyone would have insight on either one. 1st one is the Raddison blu Edwardian and the 2nd is Grange tower bridge hotel. Has anyone stayed at either of these?

Dukey1 Oct 15th, 2017 10:22 AM

Have not stayed in either but knowing your reasons for choosing these two might b3 helpful.

Assume your cruise is departing from Southampton or are you leaving from Tilbury?

janisj Oct 15th, 2017 10:25 AM

>>Raddison blu Edwardian<<

<u>Which</u> Raddison Blu Edwardian -- there are many in central London.

Also - where are you cruising from? Different ports would make different areas of London more convenient for transport.

The Grange is not in the most convenient location -- but depends on what you plan on doing while in London. I do stay out that way fairly often (not at that hotel but in a flat in St Katharine's Marina) but for a one time/quick visit might not be the best choice.

DARK_MAGIC Oct 15th, 2017 10:28 AM

The Edwardian is the one in Bloomsbury

DARK_MAGIC Oct 15th, 2017 10:30 AM

The cruise ship leaves out of Southampton. We are doing the hotel and transfers via princess cruise lines and they offer these 2 hotels. is there one that is located within more sights?

tuscanlifeedit Oct 15th, 2017 11:59 AM

Bloomsbury is located closer to many attractions, but the Tower Bridge location is very good for the Tower of London.

janisj Oct 15th, 2017 12:48 PM

If those are your only options, the Bloomsbury property is by far the better for London in general.

It is very near both the Tottenham Court and Holborn tube stations which cover three very useful Underground lines.

(To tell you how many Rad. Blu Edwardians there are in London -- there is another one less than half a block away in Great Russell Street)

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:05 AM.