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The Fairway hotel is a great choice if you are looking for a reasonably priced stay in the heart of this fantastic city. It lies on a pretty street a stones throw from the main station, meaning that however you arrive in to London you don’t have the extra hassle of having to struggle to locate your hotel room at the destination end, nor hail one of the city’s expensive black cabs.
Kings Cross is an ideal area to stay in, you are close by to excellent transport links and the vast array of attractions the city has to offer, yet have access to hotels such as The Fairway that don’t cost the extortionate amount that London hotels have the reputation for. Here you are on the edge of the West End and all of the central attractions, and also in the gateway to the hip East End of London; not any more the poverty-stricken area it once was, but the des res of young, urbanite Londoners.
On Londons great tube network (King’s Cross is the epicentre of many lines) you can travel to many of the city’s hotspots, much of which within 30 minutes total journey time. Highlights for many visitor’s include Madame Tussaud’s, a celebrated collection of celebrity wax works and the Tower of London, a gory look back at the history of that fateful tower, home to the city’s prisoners, including, at one time, a King.
Across the river from the Tower of London lies the cultural Southbank, home to a plethora of attractions including The Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall and BFI Imax. Be sure to research what’s on before making your trip. You will also find the London Eye here, a vast ferris wheel with spectular views across the city, beside there and better for rainier days, is London Aquarium. Take in the cityscape before heading back across the river; at either side of the Embankment (opposite Southbank) lie the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral and the equally stunning houses of parliament.
Further in to the West End is popular Covent Garden, a picturesque piazza dating back to the 17th century. Grab a meal or a coffee here, or visit a show at The Royal Opera House.
Back towards the Fairview Hotel you are close to the impressive Russell Square; see postcard perfect traditional London buildings (some still houses but many now part of the University of London) surrounding a green, perfect to picnic or simply sit and people watch. From here head to nearby British Museum, home to a vast collection of exhibits throughout the ages.
There are sixty bedrooms at Fairway, based in two separate buildings across the street from each other. Depending on budget, you can choose to have a room with ensuite facilities or without, and single occupancy through to family rooms are available. All rooms come with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits, television, and free internet access. Basement rooms are available at even lower prices.
The hotel is family run and provides an intimate and friendly service; they will be very happy to advise you and answer any questions you may have during your stay. A cooked breakfast is included in the package, or if you want to have something lighter there is a fully stocked buffet selection including cereals and cheese and ham. Breakfast is served from 07:00 - 09:00 Monday through to Friday and from 07:30 - 09:30 on Saturday and Sunday mornings
The hotel will accept payment in Euros as well as Stirling and throughout the staff they can converse with you in 8 different languages including French, Turkish and Urdu, to name a few.