Eccentric South East London hotel with a Latin-American feel
For those looking for a stay thats a little different, the Church Street Hotel London may well be just what youre looking for. Adopting Latin-American dcor and atmosphere, this is anything but your standard franchise hotel.
Situated in the very non-Latin region of Camberwell, this Spanish-American styled hotel brings a touch of the Gulf of Mexico to proceedings. Furnished in a Mexican style with a touch of Havana about it, the Church Street London offers guests an exotic feel without ever leaving the city.
Guests have their choice of en-suite or, for a slightly smaller fee, a shared bathroom. Bathrooms are elaborately decorated with beautifully designed tiles, and complimentary luxury toiletries are provided. Bedrooms are adorned in bright colours, a kin to their Mexican counterparts. Some include a television and DVD player, for which Church Street Hotel London offers a library of discs to watch.
The Havana Lounge features artistic wood panelling and grandiose leather chairs. Here guests are treated to free gourmet teas and coffee. Breakfast, which is included in the cost of the stay, is served straight from nearby Borough Market, ensuring that only the freshest foods are served. Breads, pastries, cereals, jams, smoothies, juices, and yoghurt are all served and are all organic, one of the key features of the hotel.
For a little later in the day, guests can mix themselves a cocktail, treat themselves to a glass of wine, or a Mexican beer. Uniquely, the bar is run on the honour system.
Rather uniquely, guests can purchase both the hotels Korres toiletries and its CSH Hot Sauce from the reception desk (or online), certainly the most idiosyncratic of souvenirs.
The Church Street Hotel isnt your regular centrally placed London stopping point. Based in South London its a little off the beaten track which will appeal to certain visitors. Around the area youll find a lively nightlife and an enjoyable caf culture.
Close by youll find The Oval cricket ground, home of Surrey Country Cricket Club and the site of England internationals. The nearby Oval underground station makes it a quick tube ride to Elephant and Castle as well as Brixton. Both locations will give visitors a unique insight into the multiculturalism of London. The Academy in Brixton is perhaps the citys most famous rock music venue and features a large assortment of shows, from heavy metal to reggae, on a regular basis.
The South London location may be a little out of the way but its still within easy reach of every one of Londons tourist attractions, venues, and sites. The Northern Line, on the underground system, will take you to the likes of London Bridge, Kings Cross, Charing Cross, and Camden Town in a matter of minutes, putting you within easy reach of whatever it is you desire to see.
Ultimately, for the more adventurous traveller, the Church Street Hotel London offers a fantastically different stay thats anything but standard. For a taste of the exotic, visitors would be hard pushed to find something that tops this 4-star hotel.