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Lodge 51 is a budget self-catering guest house in East London that is very convenient for transport connections. Stratford station is 0.6 miles away. This large multilevel railway station is on several major National Rail lines. It is also on the Central and Jubilee Underground lines, the London Overground North London Line and serves the Docklands Light Railway. This means that the hotel is well placed for travelling into Central London, The City, Canary Wharf and Docklands. Stratford is in Travelcard Zone 3. London City Airport is just 15 minutes away on the DLR and you can get an express bus from Stansted Airport to Stratford Bus Station. If you are driving, the area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone. Free parking can be reserved.
Lodge 51, East London
This guest house is situated next to the University of East London, so is ideal for those studying there or visiting the campus. If you are travelling to London for the 2012 Olympics, Lodge 51 is very close to the Olympic Park. It is a mile from the Olympic Aquatic Centre and 1.4 miles from the Olympic Stadium. Westfield Stratford City shopping centre is about half a mile from the hotel. This is the third largest shopping arcade in the UK and has 300 retail stores, 70 restaurants and a 17-screen cinema. The area is also home to Stratford Shopping Centre, with further retail units. You can take the Jubilee Line to quickly get to the O2 Arena on the Greenwich Peninsula, which is designated as the North Greenwich Arena for the 2012 Olympics. Other local attractions close to the hotel include the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Abbey Mills Pumping Station – a historic piece of Victorian engineering built in the style of a Byzantine cathedral.
West Ham Lane Recreation Ground, a pleasant green space, is 0.3 miles from the hotel. Victoria Park, a large park that often hosts music events, is just over two miles away west, while the grassy heath of Wanstead Flats is a couple of miles to the north. If you are in London on business, you can easily get to Canary Wharf on the DLR. The City of London is easily reached via the Central Line, which will also take you into Central London and the West End for sightseeing, shopping and entertainment.
If you want to stay in London on a budget, Lodge 51 is offers cheap rooms and friendly service. The guest rooms have free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV. Available accommodation includes double, twin and triple rooms as well as double and twin rooms with shared bathrooms. Children under three years old can stay at the hotel with their parents free of charge when using the existing beds.
The décor is predominantly white and modern inside, while the exterior of the building is traditional brick. General amenities at Lodge 51 include a 24-hour front desk, a garden, heating and luggage storage. Business services include fax facilities, photocopying and internet use. Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.
The hotel does not provide any meals for guests but there is a kitchen with self-catering facilities allowing those staying there to prepare their own drinks and food. The kitchen has a table and chairs, a microwave, a kettle, an oven, a hob, cupboards, a dishwasher and a washing machine. There is also a lounge with comfortable armchairs, a sofa, a coffee table and a desk.
If you are coming by car, you can park for free at the hotel if you make a prior reservation for a parking space.