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Victoria Inn London - A very friendly and welcoming hotel with comfortable rooms and extremely attentive staff. Located in Victoria, the hotel is within walking distance of many of London's most famous sights, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tate Modern and Tate Britain and much more. There are also some of London's biggest theatres just a few minutes walk away; all you could want and more.
The Victorian Inn is just a five-minute walk away from Victoria Station (where you can catch the overground rail, coaches to destinations in the UK and Europe and the Gatwick Express Train) in a converted 19th century townhouse. The hotel is a friendly, welcoming establishment, outfitted in a traditional style, sympathetic to the elegant surroundings, and staff have been praised for their attentive service, providing information about the area and responding to any problems and queries promptly.
The Victoria Inn offers comfortable accommodations with en-suite facilities that have a bath shower or just a shower, satellite color TV with remote control, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, and a hairdryer. The property features standard guest rooms with one double or two twin beds and deluxe guest rooms with two twin beds or one double and one twin bed and a wider range of in-room amenities. Rooms are reportedly comfortable and spacious and shielded from outside noise. However, some guests have warned that rooms near the breakfast room can get quite noisy, so its best to request one placed elsewhere.
Victoria is a fantastic place to stay, not only for its superb transport links; the area around the station is vibrant and lovely, with many restaurants and bars and here you will find some of London's main musical theatres The Apollo Victoria Theatre, which stages elaborate productions, such as Wicked and was home to roller-skate extravaganza Starlight Express for years; and the Victoria Palace Theatre, which has staged popular sing-along such as Grease and Billy Elliot. If the area near the station is a little too rough around the edges for you, just a few streets away you have the very picturesque Belgravia area. This area was developed after King George IV made Buckingham Palace his main residence and many notable families moved into the elegant mansions in the area, nowadays, prohibitively high prices mean that few buildings are residential, housing embassies, businesses and charities instead, but you ill see very wealthy residents from nearby areas shopping for Herme macaroons, Poilane bread and Rococo chocolates. From Victoria, you can easily walk to London's main attractions, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, the London Eye, Number 10 Downing Street and much more, and this is before you've even negotiated the tubes and buses.
Victoria is one of London's major transport hubs, with trains and coaches to many other areas of the UK and a 30-minute service to Gatwick Airport, which is extremely convenient for any international guests. Victoria tube station services the Victoria, District and Circle lines, from which you can access all corners of the city with ease. If you walk out of the station you will also see rows and rows of buses, a good transport option to learn the lie of the land. It may take you a little while to work out which bus you need, but once you've worked out the transport system London will open out before you.
The Victoria Inn doesn't provide evening meals, but Victoria has some great places to eat, so you won't be going hungry. There are the usual chain restaurants, McDonalds, Ask Pasta, Pizza Express and Zizzis, but if you want something more elegant you can head to Boisdale for very hearty Scottish fare, Mekong for Vietnamese cuisine or local institution Grumbles, where you will find a dedicated clientele and affordable British fare, including stodgy puddings for desert. With all this just down the road, you will have a fantastic stay at The Victoria Inn. To make sure you have the best experience, avoid the basement rooms and request a room with a balcony, they may only be small, but it will definitely make a difference to your stay.