Premier Inn the source of the worlds comfiest beds in the best locations for budget prices, it’s a winning situation, and whilst I’ve skipped down south for meetings and fashion week I’ve collected my favourite Central London hotels to stay in.
Premier Inn’s are literally everywhere, sometimes you can’t turn a corner without one or two being down the same road. It’s amazing that I’ve slept in some outstanding hotels and still the Premier Inn beds are the comfiest thing in the world. You can actually buy them that’s how good they are, I know exactly what I’m asking from Santa in a few months! Here’s two I’ve stayed in this year that went above and beyond.
LOCATION: COUNTY HALL, LONDON
Where this hotel is situated speaks volumes about the inside and the individual rooms. It’s literally right next to the London Eye, and looking across to Westminster and Big Ben, making it ideal for anyone who wants to be close to Westminster, Newington and Lambeth.
Check in at County Hall is astronomically quick, within 2 minutes or either going to a self-service check in or the lovely staff at the help desk waiting on your every query.
The rooms are cosy but spacious in a warm and clean setting. Kitted out with a very spacious wardrobe (yes!) refreshments like a kettle, tea and coffee with lots of storage and a desk to work at and a sofa by the window to lounge on if you’ve got a guest or like to spread your clothes all over it like me.
In the morning I went for their famous Premier Inn breakfast, I love that it’s self helping and that a range of hot food can be made in their kitchen, such as poached, scrambled or boiled eggs. I always have eggs in the morning, and because I had a long day of fashion week ahead of me I went for a full english, but without the toast. As well as the traditional English breakfast, they also have croissants, muffins, yoghurts, bowled fruit and an array of teas, coffee, juices in every flavour for every kind of morning person.
It’s got close transport links to Waterloo – less than 2 minutes away, Westminster – less than 4 minutes away.
It’s a real treat to stay in and perfect for a weekend getaway trip. I would highly recommend trying this hotel out if you want to see the sights, by close by to both central but with all the perks of being across the river.
LOCATION: COVENT GARDEN, LONDON
hub is something rather special. Imagine sleeping in a space pod for the night. It’s so incredibly snug and futuristic that I never wanted to leave. Great for a duvet day!
The rooms are 25% the size of normal Premier Inn rooms, which mean they’ve made a few cuts – it’s no big deal as everything is still able to be requested. The kettle, tea, coffee are gone. The wardrobe space is a lot smaller but there is alternative under bed storage for shoes, suitcases (which lights up – how cool!) Everything is build with smart sophisticated design in mind.
hub is right in the heart of Covent Garden, with the National Portrait Gallery at one end of the road and Leicester Square at the next it’s makes a great base to explore the city and retire to away from the hustle and bustle. The hub is right in the middle of a selection of tube stations like Leicester Square, Charing Cross, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus.
Once again a self service check in, and the rooms have super speedy wifi and a tv which you can watch movies, tv, catch up on iplayer and browse the internet with their smart remote.
The rooms are also equipped with touch sensitive buttons behind your headboard for temperature and lighting control. As a snoozer who forgets to turn off the lights and likes everything at arms length this is incredibly ideal.
The bathrooms have Monsoon power shower, a compact and futuristic bathroom with a huge mirror that any blogger would kill for. I like my showers hot and then absolutely freezing to wake me up and the diversity of temperature was spot on for me. Also they have in each room a complimentary Original Source Lemon Shower Gel. (perfect!)
I got my head down pretty early with Thai food and movies I had a riveting quiet night in and the most undisturbed sleep I’ve ever had. The duvets do suck you into burrito’ing yourself as they’re so soft and cosy.
Breakfast the next morning is set out a lot differently like a Patisserie. Instead of a all you can eat setting. You can pick from a range of pastries, fruit, sandwiches and toasties. I picked the Medley box which included a pastry of my choice (almond croissant), a fruit drink (orange juice), a hot drink (coffee – of course!) and a yoghurt.
I happened to notice they have AirCharge so as you’re eating your croissant you can charge your phone, which is rather nifty when you could do with a brief topping up in the city.
It’s so easy to walk past hub on St Martins Lane, it doesn’t look anything like the big bright purples of Premier Inn, which I quite like because it’s more private and select to those who know the glory that is inside.
Try out a Premier Inn, I loved every second staying in mine throughout Fashion Week and it’s my go-to for a quality sleep!
Let me know your thoughts on your Premier Inn experiences.
* This stay was complimentary.