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The Cheshire Hotel is perhaps one of London's prime hotels for shopping enthusiasts. Situated just minutes from Tottenham Court Road train station, the hotel allows guests easy access to the 300-plus shops lining Oxford Street, London's main retail thoroughfare. However, this isn't the only perk of the hotel, housed in an elegant Edwardian style building amongst the peaceful back streets of the West End, close to leafy Bedford Square, you wouldn't know that the city is just a street away, but it is right on your doorstep when you're ready to explore.
The Cheshire Hotel offers very reasonable rates in an exclusive London location. This 3-star, classic hotel's guest rooms can sleep up to four people and are decorated in a claming neutral colour palette, with comfortable furnishings and an array of amenities to see you through your stay, including a TV with satellite channels, DVD player, tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar, telephone and answering machine, wake-up call service, ironing facilities, a Wi-Fi internet connection and a hairdryer. The hotel also offers laundry services for guests if needed and the friendly staff are available throughout the day and are happy to share their local knowledge and help you plan your trip. A satisfactory full English breakfast is included in the room rate, however if you want something a bit fancier, there are plenty of cafes, bars and restaurants situated nearby, from chains such as Pizza Express and Prêt a Manger to elegant dining at Savoir Faire and Lutyens Restaurant; and friendly pubs such as The Toucan and the Queen's Larder make up for the lack of a bar at the hotel.
The Cheshire Hotel is in a truly superb location, perfect for those who want to explore the city on foot. The British Museum is just two minutes walk away, and Soho bars and clubs, Chinatown's restaurants; Covent Garden Theatres and Shaftesbury Avenue are all within walking distance. Leicester Square, with its famed cinemas, vibrant Piccadilly Circus and the elegant shops of Mayfair are also within a ten minute walk, putting this hotel at the heart of London. To the north of the hotel, you will find the sprawling campuses of The University of London and University College London, making this hotel ideal for prospective students and visiting families.
The Cheshire Hotel is also very well located for transport throughout London and farther afield, with Tottenham Court Road tube station just a two-minute walk away. This station services The Northern and Central lines, from which you can travel directly to the City of London for the business and financial district and Waterloo Station for travel to other areas of the UK and the South Bank exhibition centres. An Airbus stops at Russell Square, just a five-minute walk away, which goes direct to Heathrow Airport in 30 minutes.
The Cheshire Hotel is basic, but has a quirky charm and offers extremely affordable rates in an area of the city where hotels can command much more, making this a very good choice for travellers on a budget. Rooms at the back of the hotel are a little quieter than at the front, but as this is the centre of the city, noise pervades throughout, so earplugs are recommended for light sleepers.