Checking in: London Bridge Hotel

London had always been one of those destinations I’ve been craving to visit. There is so much to do in this city I couldn’t pass up the chance to visit for a stopover. We were meaning to visit the city for a few days but our trip was pushed back so we were left with one full day in London. We knew we wanted the full experience so we planned out what we wanted to see, where to stay, and what to eat. We landed in Gatwick and took the express train straight to London Bridge station. It lead us to the metro which was conveniently right in front of the Shard. Luckily, right as we walked out we spotted London Bridge Hotel, in the centre of the street making it incredibly easy to get to. We were so impressed after an 8-hour flight and half hour train ride to easily walk straight into our hotel.

We were a bit early for check-in nevertheless our room ready and cleaned allowing us to head up and relax for a bit. This was the best feeling ever. We ran up to our room and got our first taste of the city. Before we could start exploring we took a small refreshing break and jumped into bed. Our room was perfect. Everything fresh and clean which really helped us feel revitalized after a long travel day. Everything down to the small details made the visit feel homey without feeling like being in a hotel. The staff was accommodating and generous which really made the atmosphere here inviting. 

London Bridge Hotel has four floors with 138 stylish rooms. We had everything we needed, high-speed internet, air conditioning, complimentary bottled water, amenities, and coffee. We were excited to stay here for the free breakfast and convenient dinner and drink lounge at the Quarter Bar on the main floor. For dinner, we indulged in some room service and evening cocktails to celebrate our first night in Europe. The food was so delicious! Ryan got fish and chips- a classic English dish, which he said was incredible. The drinks were a nice treat and the perfect way to end the evening. The breakfast the following morning was absolutely perfect. It reminded me of the perfect English breakfast. There were sausages, mushrooms, potatoes, eggs, fruit, toast and jam, and muffins. By the end, we were stuffed feeling great! 

The area of the hotel is excellent, it located in an up and coming area that is also one of the most historic in the city. Being centrally located in the Borough neighbourhood there are plenty of shops, pubs, and restaurants around. Many famous attractions are just a few steps away including, The Shard, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, Southwark Cathedral, the London Eye, and the Borough Market. While walking around this neighbourhood there was always a buzz of activity around every corner. The sense of the new and old gave it an inviting feel which I am still craving to explore more.

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