Hotel Overview:The Hilton Tower Bridge is a new and modern hotel close to London Bridge Station and less than 1 mile from the City of London, the capitals financial centre. 'More London' are the grounds surrounding the London mayors office. This is a pleasantly landscaped area with shops and cafes. When the hotel was opened on the 6th October 2006 by the then London Mayor Ken Livingstone, it was only the second hotel to open in the borough of Southwark since 1840. The hotel is just on the southern side of the River Thames but access to the Northern side and the City of London is very easy via the close by Tower Bridge and London Bridge. Actually in Southwark, an area which dates back to Roman times. Nearest attractions include the London Dungeon (0.03 miles), HMS Belfast (0.15 miles), Southwark Cathedral (0.2 miles), Borough Market (0.2 miles) (Londons oldest fruit and veg market), Monument (0.3 miles), Vinopolis City of Wine (0.3 miles), Shakespeare's Globe (0.5 miles), Design Museum (0.6 miles), Tate Modern (0.7 miles) and St Paul's Cathedral (0.8 miles).
Hotel in Detail:The Hilton Tower Bridge brings boutique style within the walls of a large modern purpose built hotel. Conveniently just across the street from London bridge Station from where you can take train which will get you to Gatwick Airport within 30 minutes.
The Hilton bedrooms have a contemporary style with light and airy decorations and large windows that can be opened. Colour schemes are bold and are predominantly browns, reds, silver and creams. Furnishings are again modern and of designer style while light fixtures are inspired by Japanese lanterns. Amenities include flat screen TV's with pay movies, desk with chair, Iron and ironing board, Air Conditioning, Clock, Hair Dryer, Radio with alarm, laptop size Safe, hospitality tray, Data Port, WIFI Internet Connection and ISDN connection. Executive rooms have luxurious en-suite facilities and access to the executive lounge. The hotel suites have an additional living area along with a 2nd bathroom. Standard room configurations include twins and doubles. non-smoking rooms and there are thirteen rooms for the disabled (wheelchair accessible) are available subject to availability.
The bathrooms come with top brand toiletries.
Room service is available 24 hours with full restaurant menu (heart-smart and vegetarian options until 22.00).
Onsite on the ground floor is the Contemporary 'Larder' Restaurant. Here the menu is modern European and British cuisine with a 150 seat capacity. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Open for breakfast (hot and cold buffet including cereals), lunch and dinner from 07.00 till 22.30.
The 160 seat capacity 'Ruba Rar', also on the ground floor, is the place for a cocktail or your favourite tipple and where you will find a lively ambience. A trendy cafe/bar which features glass sides. Open 07.00 till 22.30.
The business traveller will be pleased to note that the hotel offers 9 meeting rooms. There is a also a dedicated business centre open 07.00 till 21.00. Facilities include Courier Service, copy and Fax, WIFI internet access, mobile phone and pager rental and Transparencies. Other hotel features include a LivingWell Express Health Club with a well equiped mini-gym.
State of the art conference facilities for up to 400 guests, along with a stunning 9th floor terrace for up to 60 people.
As you would expect, the hotels reception area is open 24/7 for guest services. There are also luggage storage, laundry and dry cleaning facilities.
This hotel has a strict no-smoking policy in all areas.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 89% by past guests. The London average is 77% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is well above average for its sector (star rating) and for London as a whole. Hilton Hotels across the chain average 80% so this hotel is one of the better rated Hilton hotels.
Milesfaster ranking: 52nd from 766 London hotels, 3rd of 28 Hilton Hotels, and 20th of 286 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (0.1 miles, 0.2 km) would be the 4 star London Bridge Hotel, where rates start from around £144 and which has an 85% guest satisfaction rating. The London Bridge Hotel also offers: free WiFi.
Parking:There is no parking onsite.
Internet:Wi-Fi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Check-in: 15.00 (3 pm)
Check-out: 12.00 noon