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The Jubilee Hotel is a basic 2-star hotel situated 600m south of Victoria Underground Station, positioned 2 doors from the former residence of Sir Winston Churchill. Located in a quiet garden square, the Jubilee Hotel overlooks peaceful landscaped gardens and a tennis court, both available for visitors to enjoy.
There are 24 rooms at the Jubilee Hotel, ranging from Single to Family sizes, many with en-suite bathroom facilities. Rooms at the hotel are basic, but decorated in a bright, neutral colour scheme and have a range of amenities, including satellite TV with selected channels, tea/coffee making facilities and a direct dial telephone. Prices at the Jubilee Hotel include a full English breakfast; while friendly staff are on hand 24 hours a day to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. A Wi-Fi internet connection is available for an extra fee, but if you want to avoid paying extra, there is a Starbucks cafe very close by, which offers a free connection and a wider choice of breakfast options if you find the one at the hotel too limited.
The hotel doesn't have a restaurant, but this needn't be a problem when nearby you have eateries to suit all tastes and budgets. Just minutes from your door you have chain restaurants such as Ask Pasta and Pizza Express, and flavours from all over the world, with Kazan serving Iranian food, Mekong serving Vietnamese cuisine, UNO serving Italian fare and Blue Jade, where you can enjoy Thai delicacies.
The Jubilee Hotel is located close to many places of interest within southwest London, such as Buckingham Palace, located 800m north next to Green Park. When Queen Elizabeth II is away at her Balmoral estate you can tour the Palace staterooms, but if you arrive out of season, you can still watch the guards in their bearskin hats and red liveries performing the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Parliament Square, which is positioned close to Westminster Abbey, is situated 1200 north-east of the Jubilee Hotel and can be reached via Victoria Street SW1, here you will find the Houses of Parliament in Westminster Palace, which is said to have a hidden bar inside serving the cheapest pints in London; and next door is Big Ben, the iconic clock tower. Westminster Abbey is also close by, the site of coronations since the 8th century, and the venue for lavish royal weddings, from Prince Charles and Princess Diana to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The hotel is well situated for London theatres, with the Apollo Victoria, Victoria Palace, White Bear, Royal Court and Pigalle theatres all close by, and St John's Smith Square, where you can see live music, theatre and art exhibitions. Art aficionados can also find the Tate Britain at Millbank, and The Saatchi Gallery nearby in Sloane Square. Slone Square and the King's Road leading off from it and Mayfair to the north east of the hotel offer shopping which is decidedly upmarket, but exquisite with shops such as Fortnum and Mason, Savile Row tailors and Thomas Pinks to explore.
Victoria also has some of the best transport links in London, from the station, housed in a dramatic Victorian building, you can catch the Gatwick Express train to the airport in 30 minutes as well as overground services to their areas of the UK. The Victoria, District and Circle lines can take you further afield to explore the rest of London and from Victoria coach station you can catch coaches to other areas of the UK and to Europe. The station is also a bus terminus, so there are dozens of bus routes you can take to many other areas of the city. It may take you a few minutes to work out which bus is the correct one, but once you have the hang of the system you'll be away!
The Jubilee Hotel is fairly typical of budget accommodation in the Victoria area, with a few worn fittings and maintenance issues here and there, although considering the very affordable price; this may not be too much of an issue if you are keeping to a budget. Single rooms at the hotel only have shared facilities, but it is strongly advised to pay a bit more for a double or twin room, where you will get an en-suite and some extra space. Upstairs rooms tend to be a bit nicer and a bit quieter, so if you choose to stay here these are recommended.