Hotel Review: Hotel Olympia – a budget hotel in Earls Court, London

Hotel Name: Hotel Olympia Address: 49 Earls Court Square, Earls Court, Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom. I stayed at the Hotel Olympia in London. I booked it for its location in Earls Court, which is one of my preferred areas to stay in London when I’m on a short visit. Earls Court used to […]

Beaver Hotel review – A mid-range hotel in Earl’s Court, London

Hotel Name: Beaver Hotel Address: 57-59 Philbeach Gardens, Kensington and Chelsea, London, United Kingdom. I stayed at the Beaver Hotel in Earl’s Court, London. I booked online and picked it for its location in Earl’s Court. The hotel is on the backside of the Underground station, not far from the former Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre […]

Where I’m At: Cape Town – May 2016

Greetings from Cape Town and a slightly later-than-usual edition of Where I’m At; my monthly update of what I’ve been up to, site news, and where I’m going next. I tip my hat to the bloggers who can blog and travel at the same time. I’ve been on the road all month and have barely […]

Hostel Review: Hatters Manchester, Manchester – UK

Hostel Name: Hatters Manchester Address: 50 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2EA, United Kingdom I stayed at Hatters Manchester hostel in Manchester. I booked online 16.50 GBP ($23 USD) and booked it for its location, which is an easy walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station. The hostel occupies a grand old warehouse building that stands alone […]

Accommodation Review: Arena House Liverpool

Accommodation Name: Arena House Liverpool Address: 82-84 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5AA, United Kingdom. I stayed at Arena House Liverpool and I booked online at the rate of £25.20 per night ($36 USD) for a single room. Coincidentally that was exactly the same amount I paid the night before for an 8-bed dorm in London. […]

Hostel Review: Equity Point London Hostel, London – UK

Hostel Name: Equity Point London Hostel Address: 100-102 Westbourne Terrace, Hyde Park, London, W2 6QE, United Kingdom. I stayed at the Equity Point Hostel in London. I booked online at £25.20 per night ($36 USD). I had stayed here a few years ago and remembered it to be a decent hostel (by London’s standards) so […]

Hostel Review: Londonears Hostel, London

Hostel Name: Londonears Hostel Address: 1 Barkston Gardens, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom I stayed at the Londonears Hostel in Earls Court, London. I booked it for its location, which is near the Earls Court tube station. I was leaving early the next morning for Heathrow airport, and the Piccadilly line runs through Earls Court to […]

Visiting the British Museum – one of the worlds great museums

London is famous for having loads of museums that you can visit for free. I always tell people this is one of the many great things about London, yet whenever I end up back in London on my annual visit I never get round to visiting them. I happened to be staying near the British […]

Hotel Review: Park Plaza Victoria, London

Hotel Name: Park Plaza Victoria Address: 239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EQ, UK I stayed at the Park Plaza Victoria in London. I was a guest of Club Carlson, who provided points for my stay in London. I picked the hotel location as I am familiar with the Victoria area and I was getting […]

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street, London

Hotel Name: Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Address: 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QD, UK I stayed at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street in London. I was a guest of Club Carlson, who provided points for my stay in London. The night before I stayed at the Radisson Blu Kenilworth Hotel which is on […]