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Marriott County Hall
London, United Kingdom (UK)|www.marriott.com|
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Offering front-row seats for the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and a sparklingly historic stretch of the River Thames, this hotel is ideal for first-timers to the city, with an unbeatable location and impressively grandiose feel.
Once through the imposing Victorian entrance – complete with lots of marble and wood-panelling – things start to feel a bit more contemporary, with an excellent gin bar, stocking more than 100 different varieties, and juicy British steaks on offer in Gillray’s restaurants. Rooms are a touch corporate, but comfortable and many have panoramic river views.
Situated right on the River Thames, just by Westminster Bridge, the Marriott is flanked by St Thomas’s hospital on one side, the London Aquarium on the other and surrounded by a clutch of other hotels. Most of the buildings are high rise, many dating to the 1960s/70’s.
Step out of the door and you’re on a busy road junction, but the Thames Path is literally a stone’s throw away.
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