Small homely hotel with Victoria Station close at hand
Boasting the fact that its the closest hotel to Victoria railway station, the Chester Hotel London is readily accessible whether youre coming in from one of the citys many train stations or airports.
A small family-run property, capable of holding only 35 guests at any one time, this is perfect for those that want to get away from large, faceless corporations, and relax with a little peace and quiet.
Found on Longmoore Street, the Chester Hotel London offers only basic amenities, no fuss and no frills. Visitors can expect an en-suite bathroom, digital television, and tea and coffee making facilities. Daily room service ensures that youll have a clean and comfortable stay. Parking at the hotel is free but only at off-peak times (evenings and weekends) so unfortunately its necessary to find somewhere else for your car during the day.
Those arriving by plane will not find it difficult to get to their destination. A direct fast-service runs from Gatwick to Victoria. An express train takes passengers from Heathrow to Paddington which is just seven tube stops away. Passengers from Luton and Stansted Airports can alight at Kings Cross and Liverpool Street respectively. Both follow a direct underground route to Victoria (the Victoria and Circle lines correspondingly).
Whilst this 2-star hotel doesnt provide food and drink, within moments of leaving through the front door youll find plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars with an extensive range of different foods. Italian, Chinese, French, Indian, and Tex-Mex are all on the menu around these parts.
It may not be the most luxurious but the hotels real draw is its closeness to some of Londons most historical attractions. Visitors are within walking distance of Westminster features such as the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and Westminster Abbey. Theres no need to hop on the tube here, just take a leisurely stroll. Little Ben, a 20 foot replica of its bigger namesake, can be seen outside of Victoria Palace.
The Victoria Palace Theatre, which has been open since 1832, is currently home to Billy Elliot: The Musical which means you can find Londons West End practically on your doorstep. If youre looking to catch one of the many shows and plays the city has to offer, a short tube journey, or a moderate walk, will take you to Leicester Square, Covent Garden, and the rest of Theatreland. Here youre likely to find a performance that will satisfy even the most stoic of viewers.
If youre still not all walked out, be sure to take a stroll down the River Thames. Not only is there a plethora of places to visit but youll get the opportunity to see some of Londons remarkable architecture from both up close and afar.
With its good rail links the Chester Hotel London also makes it easy to take a day trip to another of Englands locations. Victoria Station directly serves the coastal towns of Brighton, Southampton, Eastbourne, Portsmouth, and Bognor Regis. Each of these is a fine destination if youre looking for a day out at the seaside, and makes for a nice break from city life.