One of the great things about The London Bridge Hotel, is the location, staying in central London can be chaotic and too fast paced, London Bridge isn’t as chaotic, but you’re in the middle of a great area which has tourist destinations near by as well as some great spots you will only find locals in. It’s a short walk to Borough market, so for any foodies out there, this is a foodie paradise! It’s a short walk to a lot of restaurants and bars in the area, The Shard, Shakespeare’s globe and The London Dungeon.
This stylish hotel, oozes charm and warmth, the staff are very friendly and there is a warm welcome from the moment you walk through the doors. It has a bar on the ground floor, called the Quarter Bar. It’s a chic bar, featuring stylish pink and beige chairs and comfy booths.
For starters we decided on something light and opted for the crab croquettes, I must say it was one of the best starters I’ve had, it was light in textured, yet bursting with flavour. For the mains we had the Aberdeen Angus beef burger, with chips as a side. It was a generous size portion, the beef was well cooked and it came packed with a nice salad inside the bun.
At this point we were feeling pretty full, so we drank a few cocktails before we ordered our dessert. There is a great selection of desserts on the menu and it was a hard choice choosing what to order (a good problem to have nodoubt), we finally settled on the carrot cake, which came with cream and strawberries. It was moist and very sweet, I could feel my stomach doing summersaults, that’s how good it tasted.
Any gym goers will be pleased to know, you have access to Fitness First gym via the hotel, which also has a sauna. My room was pretty cosy, it comes with tea making facilities and free wifi. The bathroom is stocked with miniature shampoo and shower gel from The White Company, which was nice touch. If you would like a more spacious room, I would opt for the executive or deluxe suite or if you have a big family you could go for the self contained apartment option.
In the morning, I decided to have breakfast in bed and ordered a continental (which is only £10 if ordered online beforehand) I mean if there is no reason to rush downstairs, why not opt for the best way to have breakfast! The bed was comfy so an extra hour in bed is just what the doctor ordered.
The London Bridge Hotel, is currently running a weekend offer: Double rooms from £99 with free Wi-Fi, which is great value, considering the location.
For more details visit: www.londonbridgehotel.com
London Bridge Hotel
8-18 London Bridge Street
Written by Nyla Sammons
Photography by Nyla Sammons