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Banks Hotel is on the leafy outskirts of East London in Travelcard Zone 4. The closest railway station is Ilford, 0.4 miles away, which has a regular train service to Liverpool Street station, in the City of London, and to Stratford, in East London. Gants Hill is the nearest Underground Station. It is 1.0 miles away and is on the Central Line. The nearest motorway is the M11. The A406, A12 and A13 main roads are also nearby for easy car access to the hotel. The area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone and the hotel has dedicated car parking spaces. Several buses stop very close to the hotel with local services towards Ilford High Street and places including Dagenham and Romford. London City Airport is 6.0 miles away and the hotel operates an airport transfer service. Taxis can be booked from the hotel at any time.
Banks Hotel, Ilford
Very close to Valentines Park, the largest green space in the London Borough of Redbridge, between Ilford and Gants Hill, Banks Hotel is in a pleasant area on the edge of London. Ilford Golf Course is 0.8 miles from the hotel, leading to Wanstead Park – a large public park in Essex that was once the grounds of historic Wanstead Manor, all of which remains are buildings known as The Temple and The Grotto. The park also has an ornamental canal. It is also a short bus journey from beautiful Epping Forest. If you fancy a hike in ancient woodland or just enjoy pleasant park walks, this is an ideal hotel. It is also suitable as a base for travelling into London for business or pleasure. The City of London is a 30-minute train journey away and the hotel is a 15-minute drive from Canary Wharf, in Docklands, and the ExCel exhibition centre. Banks Hotel is convenient if you are travelling to London for the 2012 Olympics as the Olympic Stadium, Aquatic Centre and Olympic Village are also a 15-minute drive away and easy to reach by train. Ilford town centre has shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs and it is easy to head into Central London by train for the theatres, nightlife, sightseeing and major shops.
This comfortable and inexpensive bed and breakfast hotel in East London has spacious rooms that are stylishly decorated in a contemporary style with wood-trim furnishings. All the guest rooms have modern en-suite facilities as well as a tea/coffee stand and personal televisions. Room rates include full English or continental buffet breakfast and a secured parking space. Rooms available include singles, doubles, twin and triple-bed rooms and family rooms for four people. Children aged under three can stay free of charge when using existing beds
Banks hotel has the following services and amenities: 24-hour reception, licensed bar, a relaxing lounge area with satellite plasma screen, fax facilities, photocopying, internet use, dry cleaning, private car park with security lighting and CCTV monitoring for security. Wi-Fi is available in all public areas and is free of charge
Friendly and professional, the hotel’s staff are on call to help guests at any time. They can offer advice about things to do as well as help with travel arrangements. Banks Hotel operates a vehicle tour guide service. Professional drivers can collect you from airports or personally drive you around London showing you all the sights while explaining the history and facts.
The hotel works in conjunction with London Darbar for dining and function services. London Darbar has a restaurant five minutes from the hotel offering Indian/Punjabi food. Meals can also be delivered to the hotel and London Darbar can arrange business meetings, banquets and function rooms.