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The Euro Lodge Clapham is housed in an attractive, 18th century, red-brick building just a few steps from Clapham Common in southwest London. The area is quiet and peaceful and good for transport links into central London. The hotel offers very competitive room rates, so you can enjoy this cosmopolitan location, south of the River Thames, and save your money for exploring the local sights and shops.
The hotel offers guest rooms in Single, Twin, Double and Triple sizes, suitable for accommodating business, leisure and family guests. The rooms are decorated in a modern style, with bright colour accents, clean lines and comfortable beds. In-room amenities are sparse, with direct-dial phones and TVs, but provide the basics for your stay. The hotel also has a communal computer with Internet, a 24-hour reception with friendly staff, a free Wi-Fi connection and a safety deposit box if needed. A complimentary breakfast is also included in the room rate, but guests have stated that it is a bit dull, so you may want to try some of the many quirky cafes nearby, such as The Cafe on the Common or The Pavement Cafe.
The hotel's trump card is its great location, close to shops, bars and nightlife. Clapham covers a vast area in southwest London, comprising of Clapham Common, Clapham South and Clapham Junction, in the Battersea district of the city, home to the melancholic abandoned power station. Clapham is affluent and largely residential, filled with 'yummy mummies' and professional couples, it also has a strong Australian community. Whilst there aren't many major attractions within walking distance, the common is a lovely spot for a walk or a picnic and there is a pond where you can fish. For those who want a quintessentially British experience, you can visit Oval Cricket Ground, which is just a short bus ride away, and Battersea Arts Centre has a fantastic programme of theatre and art exhibitions. Clapham Picture House is close by and offers a selection of art house and mainstream films, with some talks and events, and if you are travelling with kids, Battersea Park has a delightful children's zoo, with monkeys, otters and flamingos and a funfair in the summer months.
Clapham Common has some quirky boutiques and galleries, which are worth exploring, and Clapham Junction, just a short bus ride, or 30 minute walk away, is a picturesque area with some great cafes and restaurants along Northcote Road. Chains such as Gourmet Burger Kitchen offer a reasonably priced menu and restaurants such as Lola Rojo and GAIL's bakery offer some fantastic artisan food. There is also a great selection of shops in Clapham Junction, from TK Maxx, to Jamie's kitchen shop, to Cath Kidson; you will find some very tasteful trinkets here. Nightlife here is very lively, with a young crowd filling places such as The Artisan & Vine wine bar and Lost Society, a decadent club.
Travel from Clapham Common is convenient, with Clapham Common tube station servicing the Northern Line, from which you can easily reach King's Cross St Pancras Station for the Eurostar terminus and Waterloo Station for travel around the UK. Clapham Junction Station is just a short bus ride away. This is one of the busiest stations in the UK, with over 2,000 trains passing through each day. From here you can travel to Victoria Station for the Gatwick Express Train, within 10 minutes.
The Euro Lodge may not be the fanciest of places to stay, with very basic rooms, but it's location is excellent and perfect for those who want to visit the sights of central London, but stay in laid back surroundings, without spending too much money. To make your stay extra special, request a room with a view of the common.