Jolly Old England: Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbor Hotel

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Grand Chelsea Hotel in London, EnglandOn our last visit to London we headed straight to the world famous trendy area of Chelsea where our hotel, the Wyndham Grand London Chelsea Harbor Hotel is located just off the famous Kings Road. This area is where Princess Diana had her wedding gown designed and also where the blue bloods of England go out and party. The King’s Road is full of exclusive designer boutiques, clubs and restaurants, extremely artsy and extremely expensive but is an absolute must see.

The hotel is eight floors of luxurious chic, contemporary living, voted 5 out 5 stars by Travelocity. Rates start at $221 which is quite reasonable on such an exclusive hotel property that is in a perfect location. Our spacious room-suite overlooked the Chelsea Harbor and the River Thames and our suite balcony was the perfect place to sit and watch the lights of London after a busy sightseeing day. It is worth mentioning that this hotel is very quiet and a great retreat from the city. The children were pleased to see large flat screen TV’s in every room and jumped onto the fluffy comfortable beds. As we explored the hotel we found an indoor pool, sauna, Solarium, Turkish/Steam Bath and full fitness center, a business center as well as a restaurant and trendy bar called Aquasia that has a view of the boats in the harbor. Close by is Europe’s most famous department store, Harrods in Knightsbridge and a ton of museums in nearby Kensington.

Brooke wandering the maze at Leeds Castle

Brooke wandering the maze at Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

Leeds Castle

When staying in London there is absolutely no need for a car. Public transportation is clean, safe, affordable and gets you within feet of your destination. Not only can you get around London but also there is direct train service to outlying areas like Windsor.

You will get more for your money if you use pounds instead of the euros. Cheap eat- Gourmet style sandwiches can be bought at Marks & Spencer and Boots. You will find these stores everywhere. This will save your family money when grabbing a bite and a good thing to take with you on a bus or train trip!

Colt and Brooke relaxing at 196 Bishops Gate

Colt and Brooke relaxing at 196 Bishops Gate

A completely different hotel property is 196 Bishops Gate. This is an apartment-hotel that is located in the financial district of London, one mile from the Tower of London and right across the street from the Liverpool Train Station which connects you to almost anywhere. We were able to jump off the train and pick up our groceries right in the train station and then walk across the street to the hotel to cook in the fully equipped kitchen. Eating out in London is expensive so this can be a massive budget saver. This gives tourists a much closer look at how Londoners’ really live. Apartments are spotlessly clean and comfortable in minimalist contemporary style. 24 hour guest services are available. Choose from studio to penthouse apartments with rates that start as low as $186 per night.

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