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"For travellers looking for an affordable break in the capital, the Colliers Hotel, London offers basic bed and breakfast accommodation in a good location in the centre of the city"
The hotel has a range of bedrooms, from single rooms with shared bathrooms to larger family rooms with en suite bathrooms, which sleep up to four people. This flexibility is useful for larger groups travelling together. However, the basic nature of the accommodation on offer means that this hotel might not suit everyones taste, although it will certainly fit the budget.
The hotels location is perfect for those looking to explore Londons most famous landmarks. The Queens London residence, Buckingham Palace, lies within walking distance of Victoria, near Green Park. Big Ben, and the seat of government in the United Kingdom, the Houses of Parliament, are also nearby, alongside Westminster Cathedral. Further on lies Whitehall and Downing Street, the Prime Ministers official residence.
Tate Britain in Pimlico is also accessible on foot: it is housed in a beautiful building overlooking the River Thames. Its partner gallery, Tate Modern, can be reached via a shuttle boat upriver to Bankside. Both galleries house impressive collections of art as well as temporary exhibitions. Travellers in search of a bargain might like to browse through the markets in Portobello Road, Notting Hill, or to take the tube to Camden Market in North London, home to a buzzing alternative music scene.
The shops around Oxford Street, including the famous Carnaby Street and the department stores such as Libertys and Selfridges are all havens for discriminating shoppers; Harrods Department Store in Knightsbridge is also a short tube ride away. In the evenings, after the shops close, the West End continues to thrive as the centre of Londons Theatreland, with cutting-edge plays, blockbuster musicals and classical music and ballet performances vying for attention. The Colliers Hotels position near by means that travellers can take advantage of these entertainments in the evening without worrying about long journeys back to the hotel.
Most theatres are only a fifteen minute tube ride away, at most. Many of Londons museums and galleries are free to enter, with charges only payable for the temporary exhibitions. As well as Tate Britain and Tate Modern, art lovers will enjoy the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, which lies close to the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, both of which are fantastic places to take children.
Near to the Colliers Hotel in Victoria there are a range of restaurants which offer good value for money and a wide variety of cuisines, including Turkish, French, Italian, Indian and Mexican.
Although the hotel does offer basic breakfasts of cereal and toast, travellers might also like to try some of the nearby cafés if they are after more substantial meals. The hotels location offers travellers plenty of choice. There are also a number of good quality pubs in the area, including a Wetherspoons, The Willow Walk, near Victoria Station, which offers good value for money.