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Jury's Inn Chelsea is situated in the fashionable and affluent Imperial Wharf district of London, close to Chelsea Harbour, offering guests a taste of this exclusive area's sights shops and nightlife. The hotel's location not only offers views of the River Thames, but also easy access to The King's Road and Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club.
The Jury's Inn hotel is a modern development, with clean, comfortable, modern rooms designed with relaxation in mind, with a neutral colour palettes and a soft bed. The 172 rooms are available as Standard or Superior (for a surcharge) and some rooms have been designed in exquisite, floral Laura Ashley wallpapers and furnishings as part of a collaboration with the brand. All rooms include basic amenities such as air conditioning, a multi-channel flat-screen TV, a refreshment dock with tea and coffee, high-speed internet access (for a surcharge), a hair dryer and en-suite bathrooms, and Superior rooms come with a few extras such as ironing facilities, free internet and a wider range of refreshments.
The hotel also includes a restaurant and bar, where you can enjoy a tasty menu of international dishes, or light snacks and a refreshing drink before you head out to explore London. The hotel also has an Il Barista coffee shop for those on the go and dry cleaning services if needed.
The hotel is in a fantastic location for visiting London sights and attractions, just a few minutes walk from the King's Road, which isn't quite as unique as the days when the Granny Takes a Trip store and Vivienne Westwood's SEX boutique were there, but is well worth a look for a great range of designer and high street stores and some independent shops selling great souvenirs. Chelsea is also home to The Saatchi Gallery and Proud Gallery, where you can see a mix of controversial fine art and sleek rock and roll photography. A short bus ride from the hotel, or a 20 minute walk away, you will find South Kensington, home to the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums; the Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park. Kensington Palace, the former home of Princess Diana is nearby too. Football fans will be thrilled to find Stamford Bridge just a few minutes walk away and for those whom the King's Road isn't enough, Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores in Knightsbridge offer a whole day's worth of exclusive designer shopping.
Chelsea Harbour is also worth exploring for the Design Centre Chelsea, a huge interior design and furniture warehouse with some of the most up-to-date and cutting edge designs. Fulham Road also has an eclectic selection of cafes and shops, including Union Market where you can pick up some mouthwatering artisan foods.
The Jury's Inn is also in a great location for transport, with an overground service from Imperial Wharf to West Brompton, Shepherd's Bush and many other north London destinations such as Hackney; however, guests should be warned that services become more infrequent late at night. Fulham Broadway tube station is also about a 15-minute walk away. Fulham Broadway services the southern branch of the District Line, from which you are just 2 stops away from Earls Court, where you can change for the Piccadilly line, which goes direct to Heathrow Airport, or the District line, from which you can explore the rest of the city.
The Jury's Inn appears to be a decent place to stay, with friendly attentive staff, which are adept at handling large groups and a high quality of bedrooms and food. However, the hotel does charge for many services, which plenty of three-star hotels in London offer with the room rate, so it may not be the best value for money, and for such a vibrant, fashionable area, the hotel feels a little bland and better suited for business guests. The hotel is in a fab location though and rooms on the higher floors avoid any London noise and give better views of the area. For the best stay request a room near the back of the hotel as the windows in the front rooms don't open due to a curved wall.