When I found out we were going to London this summer, I was ecstatic! London was one of the last “big cities” I had yet to visit – so this trip was a long time coming. With only two nights in the city (and a long list of must-see places) I knew we needed to find a hotel that was centrally located and cozy enough to help us overcome jet lag fast. Luckily, we found the perfect hotel – London Bridge Hotel!
After an overnight flight, we headed straight to the hotel to drop off our bags and grab lunch before checking into our room. We stayed in a beautifully decorated Standard Room with a King Bed. What attracted me to this hotel, was how elegant the decor was! London is such a regal city, and I really wanted to stay at a hotel that captured the same royal vibe. Like every other major city, affordable hotel rooms in London tend to be on the smaller size. Fortunately, the rooms at London Bridge Hotel are expertly laid out with lots of storage to really maximize the space. Our room certainly felt much larger thanks to the chest of drawers and large closet!
Any traveller will agree, a spa-like bathroom can really make you feel pampered! The bathroom at London Bridge Hotel didn’t disappoint! Sleek white tiles and an oversized mirror made the bathroom feel luxurious and large. Best of all, the hotel had great water pressure and plenty of counter space for all of my skincare and cosmetics!
As you can imagine, after an overnight flight we were feeling pretty tired at the end of the first day! This gave us the perfect opportunity to eat dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. Since their main restaurant was closed for the evening, we ate in the “Quarter Bar & Lounge” but ordered from the Londinium Restaurant menu. This was one of the best meals we ate in London, and I’d describe the food as a modern take on classic comfort foods!
We started our meal with a round of delicious cocktails – one of their specialties at London Bridge Hotel! I ordered the Bellini (made with white peach and Prosecco), and I was thrilled to see that this was a proper Bellini. Paul ordered an Espresso martini and we both marvelled at how much flavour this martini packed without being sweet. Truly the best cocktails we had in London!
We started our meal with pan seared scallops. These were so good, they literally melt in your mouth! They were served with apple and chorizo, and the flavour combination was perfect. For the main course, I ordered the slow cooked duck leg. The meat was incredibly tender, and the side of mashed potatoes and savoy cabbage was fantastic. Like I mentioned before, it was the perfect modern take on my favourite comfort foods! Paul ordered the steak (which was also delicious!) and it came with a side of tasty tomatoes and chips.
The location of London Bridge Hotel was PERFECT! We were walking distance from The Shard, Borough Market and an underground station. Being so close to the river, we also enjoyed the short walk along the river to Tower Bridge. On multiple occasions we walked over to Borough Market for lunch or mid-afternoon snacks. If you’re a foodie like me, then there’s literally nowhere better in the world than Borough Market! Such a wide selection of exceptional food and snacks (at great prices too!).
Looking to book a room? Head over to the London Bridge Hotel website to check out their availability and rates. To get a glimpse inside my London trip (and see more from London Bridge Hotel) check out my two daily vlogs below!
We were welcomed to London Bridge Hotel as guests, however our opinions remain our own.