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The smart but affordable Westpoint Hotel can be reached by tube on lines stopping at Paddington or Lancaster Gate stations. Paddington station is just 0.1 miles from the hotel and is on the District, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo Lines. It is also a major mainline London railway station, with fast trains from Heathrow Airport as well as trains from the west of England. Lancaster Gate Station (0.3 miles from the hotel) is on the Central Line, which goes through London’s West End, the City and on to East London. Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City airports are all within 45 minutes of Central London by train. The Eurostar stops at St Pancras International, from where you can catch the Circle Line. Stations in the area are in Travelcard Zone 1. Several buses stop within a two-minute walk of the hotel’s doorstep, with routes to most of London’s major tourist attractions. For drivers, the area is outside the London Congestion Charge Zone. Parking is available.
Westpoint Hotel, London
This classic budget hotel is within easy reach of London’s major tourist attractions – some on foot and others by tube, bus or taxi. Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are 0.3 miles away. You can walk through this lovely green space to Kensington Palace, the Serpentine lake, the Serpentine Gallery, the statue of Peter Pan, the Princess Diana Memorial and The Royal Albert Hall, which is just over a mile away on the far side of Hyde Park. Marble Arch is 0.8 miles away, at the start of Oxford Street. Little Venice, at the junction of the Grand Union and Regents Canal, is 0.6 miles north and offers summer boat tours. Whiteleys shopping centre with seven cinema screens, a bowling alley and shops, is 0.9 miles from the hotel.
To go further afield, you can get on London’s sightseeing Big Bus tours at a stop just a doorstep away from the Westpoint Hotel. Alternately, you can catch one of London’s traditional red buses to get where you want to in the capital. A number 7 bus goes to the British Museum and Portobello Market; bus 15 goes to Oxford Street, Trafalgar Square and St Paul’s Cathedral; bus 23 goes to Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Liverpool Street Station; bus 27 goes to Madame Tussauds, London Zoo and Camden Town Market; bus 36 goes to Victoria Station.
Stylish but low-cost, Westpoint Hotel has a smart, traditional exterior and a pleasant, modern interior. All its 132 guest rooms are equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, en-suite showers and toilets, hairdryers, TVs, telephones and central heating. Guests may also request high chairs and baby cots, free of charge. Self-service breakfast is available every morning in the hotel’s tastefully decorated breakfast room. As well as single, double, twin, triple and quadruple bedrooms, the hotel also offers some fully furnished, serviced apartments, which are ideal for families and can be booked for long or short-term stays. They range from studios to one-bedroom and two-bedroom flats with full kitchens.
Other facilities at the Westpoint Hotel include 24-hour reception, a comfortable lounge area, free internet access, free safety deposit box, free daily luggage room, ironing facilities, lift to all floors, online concierge facility and arrangements for limited car parking. Westpoint Hotel has been operating for 32 years under the same ownership and aims to offer good service and a relaxing ambience whether you are staying in London for business or pleasure. A full restaurant and conference room are due to open soon at the Westpoint.