Where to stay in London: London Bridge Hotel

Posted on 06. Feb, 2013 by in Europe Travel, Reviews, United Kingdom

The entrance

I’ve stayed in many hotels and apartments in all my visits to London, but I think I found a new favorite. How could I not, when a perfect location, comfortable rooms, personalized attentions and an impeccable service are among the things one can enjoy at London Bridge Hotel?

(A small glitch with my trusted camera made impossible for me to share the photos I took of the hotel - hence why I am using the hotel’s photos. I can however vouch for their authenticity - they really do depict the hotel as it is.)

London Bridge Hotel: The Location

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As you can see from the map, one of the hotel’s biggest selling points is the unbeatable location - merely seconds away from the tube and train stations, the Thames banks - hello romantic late-night walk! - and the hundreds of historic pubs in the area.

Local attractions include: London Dungeons, Southwark Cathedral, Borough Market, London Aquarium, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Tate Modern.

I particularly appreciated the proximity to public transportation, as I had been traveling a long while to get to London - and everybody knows just how much of a hassle it is to travel with luggage on the underground. Oh, the blissful relief of only walking a few meters to get to the hotel, and the retreat of my luxurious room!

It really, really doesn’t get better than this in terms of hotel locations, I will say as much.

London Bridge Hotel: The Hotel

The lobby

London Bridge Hotel

The breakfast room

The Quarter Bar & Lounge

The independently owned 4-star hotel truly aims to please, with a wide range of amenities and services:

  • An impeccable and welcoming lobby
  • A 24 hour reception
  • A delicious buffet breakfast (with bacon!)
  • The busy Quarter bar
  • On-site concierge services
  • Several meeting rooms
  • The Londinium restaurant
  • Free access to the Fitness First gym next door

London Bridge Hotel: The Rooms

My standard room

The only photos I could salvage from my phone - the lovely welcome fruits & chocolates!

My standard room

Even though I didn’t get to spend nearly as much time in my room as I would’ve liked, I nonetheless enjoyed every minute of it.

My room, even though on the small side, was very comfortable and tastefully designed, in a mix of modern and traditional colors and textures. I was able to indulge and watch cable TV, take a warm bath and get some work done at the desk, all of this in complete silence, thanks to the wonderfully soundproof walls.

The room is fully equipped with hairdryer, LCD television, White Company toiletries, ironing board and iron, tea and coffee making facilities, and fiber optic reading lights.

Bonus points for the ample power sockets and excellent free wifi!


If you are looking for an upscale hotel that’s only minutes away from everything you could possibly need, the London Bridge Hotel is your best best - it truly doesn’t disappoint, and I highly recommend it. It goes without saying that I will happily stay there during my next trip to London - that’s just how much I enjoyed it.

And so will you!

Disclaimer: I was a guest of London Bridge Hotel and Magellan PR. As always, all opinions are my own (but obviously, I was bought off with the chocolate box).


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8 Responses to “Where to stay in London: London Bridge Hotel”

  1. John

    13. Feb, 2013

    Wow - love the thoughtful welcome package! I gotta get me one of these.

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  2. Patricia

    13. Feb, 2013

    I stayed there last year, and the location is definitely the best thing about it. Couldn’t believe how close it was to the Tube until I was there - perfect!

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      13. Feb, 2013

      It is, isn’t it? So close to everything. Easy to get used to!

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  3. Lorenzo

    13. Feb, 2013

    I thought the rooms were a bit too small, and I can’t afford a suite. Location is great, but who wants to spend time in suffocating rooms like these?

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      13. Feb, 2013

      There were a bit on the small side - but I’m not in London to spend hours in the room. I had ample space to walk around and spread my things - that was enough for me.

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  4. Martin

    13. Feb, 2013

    I love this hotel SO much - the bar is very cool, the name is evocative, the location is perfect and the rooms are more than fine. I don’t think it gets any better than this in central London.

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