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Old Aug 19, 18, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by TeflonMan View Post
If Crowne Plaza is an option, consider CP The City. Very good hotel, right opposite Blackfriars Station.
+1. Have stayed there twice as a Platinum (before there was a Spire). They were Rewards stays, but I still got upgrade to Club Level and access to the Lounge, which has hot breakfast, drinks (as of 2012) and hors d'euvres at night, and sodas/water all day. We really enjoyed staying there.

The one downside is that there is not much close. You have to take the tube most places, though it's just across the street. It's about a mile walk to Soho/Chinatown. As far as eating, there is a good pub across the street (The Blackfriar) and several other restaurants about 3-4 blocks away, including a great Indian place (I think it's called Bengal Tiger).
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Old Aug 19, 18, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by cigar55 View Post
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The one downside is that there is not much close. You have to take the tube most places, though it's just across the street. It's about a mile walk to Soho/Chinatown. As far as eating, there is a good pub across the street (The Blackfriar) and several other restaurants about 3-4 blocks away, including a great Indian place (I think it's called Bengal Tiger).
This isn't really true there are a variety of places nearby, including those immediately across the bridge, the eateries going all the way to Ludgate Circus, Ludgate Hill and the extensive selection there (Burger Lobster, Paternoster Chophouse etc.)

This is a prime City location and on weekdays and nights anyway there is plenty of good drinking and dining options immediately around you
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Old Aug 20, 18, 6:58 pm
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HI Mayfair's location is the draw that keeps it full despite the shabbiness of the furnishings.
CP The City is indeed a great property, a bit of a walk/ride from some of the main tourist spots but still pretty central. I'd put it high on the list.
Unfortunately, CP St. James has been reflagged as a Taj property; it was my favorite!
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