Search for cheapest prices: Premier Inn London Putney Bridge
The Premier Inn is a staple of the frequent traveller, no matter where you go in the UK the hotel's purple flags and awnings will welcome in the weary for a very reasonable room rate. London is home to some of the more elegant variations of the Premier Inn, however the one located at Putney Bridge isn't the most beautiful of buildings, but does provide cheap accommodation in a good location for exploring central London.
Premier Inn rooms are all identical, but pleasant enough, decorated in a clean contemporary style with a focus on comfort and a surfeit of purple. The rooms focus on both relaxation and productivity and are suitable for business and leisure travellers. All rooms include king-size Hypnos beds, Fogarty duvets and pillows, power showers, flat-screen TVs with free view and 80 TV and radio channels, a Wi-Fi connection for a surcharge, a desk, Imperial Leather toiletries, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and even blackout curtains to ensure you have a peaceful night.
The hotel also includes a restaurant serving a range of traditional British and international dishes and a fantastic breakfast buffet, which costs a little extra, but is worthwhile for the 'all you can eat' option. The hotel also has a relaxed bar where you can meet friends for an aperitif before exploring the fantastic nightlife in Putney.
The hotel is situated on the north bank of the River Thames, so you can enjoy views of the river from rooms on the upper floors. Putney Bridge is the site of the start of the Oxford and Cambridge rowing race, so you may get a chance to see this, but if you don't get a chance, you can head over the bridge and enjoy a drink or a meal in one of the many cafes and bars along the water's edge. Putney has a great range of shops and the Half Moon pub is a great venue for live music and the occasional comedy night. On the north bank you can explore Fulham Palace; Hurlingham Park, which offers stunning greenery and is perfect for a picnic; and you are about a 20-minute walk from Stamford Bridge stadium, where Chelsea Football Club play. The London Wetlands Centre, a nature reserve, which is a million miles away from the crowded buildings and bustling streets of the city, is easily accessible from the hotel.
The nearest tube station to the hotel is Parsons Green, from which you can catch the District Line to Earls Court and then travel on the Piccadilly line to Heathrow Airport or the eastern branch of the District Line to Victoria Station, where you can catch the Gatwick Express Train to the airport. From Earls Court you can also reach the King's Road shops in Chelsea; the Victoria & Albert, Science and Natural History museums in South Kensington and Harrods Department Store in Knightsbridge.
The Premier Inn Putney Bridge may not be anything special, and if you brought a significant other here for a special trip, they would probably be disappointed, but for a cheap place to stay in a very pleasant and safe location this is ideal. Staff are also very friendly and helpful. If you are staying here request a room on a higher floor, which will be quieter and will allow for some lovely views of the river.