While in London, I stayed at the lovely The Grosvenor Hotel. It’s situated right next door to the very busy Victoria Station (second only to Waterloo in terms of traffic). The hotel was built in the 1860s by the Victorian railway pioneers and was recently refurbished in 2012. (You can read more about the original build and restoration here if you are interested – I was 🙂 ).
The location was fantastic – it was an easy walk to Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament, and Hyde Park. I heard from some of my colleagues that you could hear the train calls (the station closes at 1 a.m.), but they didn’t find it too bothersome.
I didn’t have a ton of time to tour the property and take photos, but I did manage a few. To be honest, my pictures don’t do a ton of justice to the loveliness of the hotel – but I think you can see how special it was from the few shots I took.
P.S. I was especially tickled that the hotel rooms were called bedrooms. Much more inviting that way, right?