I arrive from London Bridge train station, that is five minutes’ walk away.
Before being offered a welcome cookie, I take my bags in through the revolving doors and am checked in quickly.
There’s free water on the checkin counter.
While walking through the slick lobby lounge to the lift, I’m offered in line with demand, from a bottom price of about 129, that will affect value for money. By the way, a great base for business or leisure. Have you heard about something like this before? Without unnecessary opulence, a cut above the normal business hotel chain. Accordingly the selection of bathroom amenities was limited -there was no cotton wool, let’s say, and only two face cloths, that were not replaced at turn down.
With fresh fruit, the buffet breakfast at Jamie’s Italian is good, yogurt, juice, hot items and ‘self service’ coffee machines dispensing loads of drinks. With beetroot, at lunch, I try a superfood salad, avocado, quinoa, pomegranate, asted seeds, harissa dressing and cottage cheese, that is excellent value, followed by the prawn linguine, that is a big plate finished with tomatoes, chilli and fish broth. It has a perfect atmosphere and is welllit. Look, there’s a small gym on the third floor and on the ninth floor there’s an executive lounge with an outdoor terrace and great views of The Shard and City of London. I’m sure that the lobby lounge is good for informal meetings and interviews, and has a buzz about it.
It’s a great location for tourists, main restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, is on the ground floor, and open all day. On the Underground, the Jubilee Line from London Bridge offers direct access to Waterloo, Bond Street and Canary Wharf. On the other side of Tooley Street is Bermondsey, a newlygentrified historic area filled with creative offices, restaurants and cafes. With that said, it’s also close to Borough Market, and within walking distance of the Tate Modern, South Bank and the City of London. With access to the riverfront walkway and views of Tower Bridge, it’s very smart and appealing, the Tower of London and HMS Belfast. Nevertheless, the hotel is part of a riverside development called More London, that is mostly made up of offices and restaurants.
I’m sure that the Reviews 5 most read stories of 2016 My 26squaremetre standard room is on the fifth floor.
The window can be opened for fresh air, double glazing keeps noise out.
There’s a functional desk area, an awful lot of cupboard space and tea and coffee making facilities. Of course, with a decent sized bathroom, it’s welldesigned, and the bedroom feels secluded. With a dark grey carpet, it’s businesslike rather than opulent, greenish walls and an artistic wooden headboard display. Now look, the bottom line Double rooms at the Hilton London Tower Bridge (cost from 129 (Dhper night, including taxes. Sounds familiardoesn’t it? The full buffet breakfast costs 20 (Dhper person. While walking through the slick lobby lounge to the lift, I’m offered help with my bags, decide to take things to my room by myself.