LONDON HOTELS – Big city luxury at the London Bridge Hotel
If you’re in London visiting or just fancy treating yourself for a weekend, the London Bridge Hotel is located in the heart of the city. Only a minute’s walk from the tube and train station, it’s the perfect location if you want to do a spot of sightseeing during your day.
Stepping inside the entrance, you come face to face with some beautiful modern decor and friendly staff, and the reception area is more than comfortable enough to sit and wait in. Although the bedroom wasn’t extremely spacious, it was really nicely furnished and the bed was particularly comfortable. The warm colours of the room were a nice change from some of the cooler, white-heavy rooms I’ve stayed in previously.
The bathroom was modern and clean, with beautiful fluffy towels and a great selection of bathroom products. It was also great to have the kettle in the room with teas and coffees.
The entire hotel is polished and in great condition, and although we didn’t get the chance to try it out or see, there is also a gym, meeting rooms and a range of other rooms including suites and executive rooms for when you really want a treat.
Heading for dinner in the evening, we went to the Quarter Bar & Lounge, although the hotel also has the contemporary Londinium Restaurant. As soon as you walk in, you notice the relaxed atmosphere and warm lighting. The tables are nicely spaced out so there’s no risk of feeling on top of other diners and the chairs are incredibly comfortable. We had the option of sitting at a booth table, the bar, or a regular table. The music was perfect, contributing the the atmosphere but not intrusive.
There was a fantastic range of cocktails and drinks on offer and a nice choice of food – definitely something for everyone. It wasn’t easy making a decision but I finally settled on the Desert Storm, which was creamy and delicious with a foamy top and chocolate shavings. My guest settled on the Betty Page, which was garnished with peach and mint – an aesthetically beautiful cocktail with a fresh and fruity taste.
The food was just as impressive, as we chose the slow cooked dug leg and parma ham wrapped monkfish. Everything was perfectly cooked and presentation was top notch. The bar staff were outstandingly friendly and even gave us a few cocktails to try out – all appropriately Christmas themed!
The next morning, we were lucky enough to also try out the hotel’s breakfast, which easily matched the high standard of the dinner. We were given a choice of hot and cold food from a buffet – all of which was delicious. There was a wide range of juices, pastries, fruit and cereal. And if you’d rather prefer to stick to toast in the morning – that was also on offer!
The London Bridge Hotel is a treat; the central location makes it easy to travel to and from, and it’s close to a number of great landmarks and attractions in London. The service is excellent, the food is amazing and you will definitely want to return.
8-18 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG
+44 (0)20 7855 2200
Heart London 5 Star Rating: