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London B&b or Small hotel walk to Tower Hill tube.

Jan 16th, 2011, 02:49 PM
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London B&b or Small hotel walk to Tower Hill tube.

This is our 5th visit to London and will just being staying for 4 nights to visit with our DD, who is currently living there. We will then head to Ireland for two weeks and then spend another week with her when we return.

She is at Canary Wharf, so Tower Hill Tube Station is the most convenient meeting place (she can get the DLR direct to there) for dining, site seeing & theatre outings.

I'd love to hear if anyone has a 'great' recommendation for a B&B or small hotel in that area that they love. 3-4* with the price being relative to that star level & location.

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Jan 16th, 2011, 03:25 PM
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That isn't an area w/ many B&Bs (nor that many hotels really). There is a Novotel, the Tower Hotel (fabulous location and views), and a Travelodge and a Premier Inn closer to the DLR station. What is your budget?
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Jan 16th, 2011, 03:47 PM
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I thought this may be the case, but I was hoping someone might know a little 'Hidden gem'

On opening Premier Inn Tower Bridge rd website, I'm reminded that we stayed there, well we used if for the day of our midnight flight out of London a couple of years ago, as we had to check out of our apartment right next door. And it was just fine. Clean room, good shower and nice bed.

We are 'flexible' re budget, under £100 would be nice Premier Inn comes in just over that.
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Jan 16th, 2011, 04:06 PM
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My guess is the travelodge is probably the cheapest. But the Novotel might have internet specials - they often do.
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Jan 16th, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Thanks, maybe we might even try Priceline bidding in that area.
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Jan 17th, 2011, 04:48 AM
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It shouldn't be particularly inconvenient for your daughter to make the connections from the DLR, or via the Jubilee Line (which is quicker into central London) to just about anywhere on the tube, so most of the areas tourists visit could be your oyster, so to speak. You don't need to tie yourself down to the Tower Hill area.
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Jan 17th, 2011, 04:55 AM
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Why Tower Hill - she can get the DLR to direct Bank so opening the whole of the City of London to you.

Canary Wharf is also on the Jubilee Line so opening a whole area of the South Bank & Westminster.

In any case, if she's living in London she'll be used to hoping onto 28 different types of transport throughout the day without thinking anything unusual or hard about it.
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Jan 21st, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Thanks Patricklondon & alanRow, I somehow missed your comments. yep your right, I will look at all those areas and try and stay on the Jubilee line. Do you happen to know of a great place ?

Booked our flights last night, arrive London May 6 will fly to Dublin on or near 9 may. So will probably Priceline bid for those couple of nights. We will come back to london on or about the 25 May and will stay upwards of a week. So this is when we would like a small hotel/B&B.
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Jan 21st, 2011, 09:44 PM
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I just live here, so hotels aren't my forte. Anywhere from Waterloo/Charing Cross up to Bloomsbury would put most of the things you're hoping to do with your daughter more or less on the doorstep for you and no great travel hardship for her (I live near Canary Wharf and do that sort of journey all the time).
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Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:16 AM
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Lovely thanks. Maybe for the weekend I will just 'make do' with a hotel. For the week when we get back I've found a nice apartment.

http://www.chevalresidences.com/CalicoHouse.asp
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Jan 22nd, 2011, 01:21 AM
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I also think there is a premier inn near London Bridge/Borough Market across from the Vinopolos that is easily accessed on the jubilee line into LB.
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Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:18 AM
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Yes, indeed, Jamie - right behind the Anchor and the restaurants around the Globe. Good location.
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Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:23 AM
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>>http://www.chevalresidences.com/CalicoHouse.asp<<

That's in the heart of the City (financial district), which tends to feel oddly dead at the weekends - though Bow Lane, where this is, is one of the enclaves that does tend to have some restaurants and pubs open. And it is more or less within walking distance of the Bank terminal of the DLR. It looks as though it may be in the attics - is there a lift? I think you might find the West End rather livelier.
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Jan 22nd, 2011, 02:29 AM
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Ahh - good one Patrick, I walk by that place every day on my way to work! It will be pretty dead in the area on the weekends, but with One New Change open that is changing. Lots of restaurants are now open on the weekends, and it's a mins walk to the District/Circle Line at Mansion House.
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Jan 23rd, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Thanks so much for your input. mmmmm Borough Markets, one of our favourite places in London.
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