Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lodging for London Trip

When I first began planning my trip to London, I visited a travel agent, but she recommended a hotel that a London Registered Guide felt wasn't ideally located to attractions, so I decided to be my own agent. After spending most of yesterday on the Internet looking at hotel websites, I finally found one that looked good, fit my budget, and had positive reviews, so I booked it!  Then I made flight arrangements.  With those two pieces of the trip done I can focus on itinerary plans.  

I'm going to blog about the trip from beginning to end, so today I'm sharing photos of where my daughter and I will be staying for several nights.  For now details won't be specific, but afterwards there'll be details galore!

I read numerous reviews for several hotels, but one topped them all when a unhappy patron declared the person at the check-in desk to be "as much use as a chocolate teapot!"  Doesn't that sound like Violet Crawley's sarcasm! ;-)  I loved it, and filed it in my memory bank.


  1. Planning and anticipation is part of the fun! And I love the chocolate teapot comment.

  2. Enjoy your trip! It will be a great time to make memories. :)

  3. Are you in the Hyde Park/Bayswater/Kensington Park area? We always found that the best...

  4. Can't wait to hear the details. My sisters and I are planning a trip to England in 2016. We mainly will be visiting Beatrix Potter's Hilltop Farm and Jane Austen's home, but I'm hoping for a stop in London to visit the Victoria & Albert Museum. When I was a teenager my family lived in England for 2 years and I remember going to the museum, but since then I have read about so many different things on exhibit that I would like to go back and see. We'll also be making a visit to our old school in Surrey. So I hope to get some info from your blog about hotels, tearooms, etc.

  5. I always make our own arrangements, hotels, flights, car rentals, and sightseeing. Start a thin and flexible 3 ring binder to carry all your confirmations, maps, theatre tickets, etc. with you. I agree with Ruth W. above. We like to stay within walking distance of Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. The narrated hop-on and hop-off double decker tour buses are the best way to see all the highlights of London.

  6. It looks like a Brilliant choice!
    You will surely feel like you are living in the neighborhood during your stay there.


    Mary Jane

  7. Sounds like it will be a wonderful trip.


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