We walk by the Aji Japanese Canteen every time we walked from our hotel to the tourist areas and every time we did, there always was a nice crowd inside - which made me think it's not bad! It's located on the South bank of River Thames just after you cross the Waterloo bridge. One evening, we finally popped in as it was a cold and rainy evening... and they had free internet which we were looking for a place to sit down and use! London Hotel Package Deals for great hotels & Rates all within Zone 1 of the Tube.
My sister really wanted to introduce Belgo Centraal to us in London at Covent Garden, so we all went to eat an early dinner there - which they called Express Lunch. The express lunch was available daily 12-5pm and for £7.95 it came with a choice of Belgo Pils, a glass of house wine or a soft drink with the selected lunch.
Belgo Centraal in Covent Garden50 Earlham St Charing Cross, UK WC2H 9LJ (020) 7813 2233
We've been late for a flight leaving England before, and that was the only flight we've ever missed. So now, if possible, we'll try to be closest to the airport the night before, as we're paranoid of missing an international flight, and we don't fly on independent airlines or anything like that - that doesn't help you out... This time, we took the London Tube out to Heathrow Airport the night before. We chose this hotel as it's really close to the airport, and there is a shuttle that takes you to and from the airport for a nominal fee. It was very reasonable, and much economical than taking a cab from the airport. Our day consisted of checking in early, and taking the tube back on to London, and returning that evening to the hotel -- only to check out again the following morning. This hotel offers excellent service, as they allowed us to check in early! They offered free internet for us, as we were apart of their loyalty program. The shuttle service to and from the airport came quite frequent, and was never off schedule - in fact in both cases, they were early which is excellent if you were running late for your flight. This bus service to Heathrow is only 4GBP one way, or 7GBP round trip! This was an excellent offer and the shuttle was called National Express Hotel Hoppa.The actual room was quite small, but offers everything you need in a hotel room, especially if you're not looking to be there for long term - as it's great for lay-over stays or anything like that. I really enjoyed my stay here, even though the rooms were a little dated, it had it's fun component to it! It was more of your "standard" hotel room layout, with 2 twin beds, a small CRT TV, and that's pretty much all you need for hotels like this by the airport! It really is a place for you to rest your head down and get a nice hot shower! Another thing I really like about this room was the fact there was a towel heater in the bathroom! There's nothing more relaxing than using a towel that is perfectly warmed to wrap yourself in after your shower. It was my favourite feature during my stay and I know if I'm in the area and doing an early flight the following day, I will be returning to this hotel!