Stylish and clean, the Mercure London Bridge seems like a great option for those who are after an uncomplicated 4-star hotel in the centre of London. Wondering if it’s the right fit for you? Check out my review!
I’m as big a fan of burnt orange as anyone (my reaction to the colour could be summed up as “meh”), but I actually really liked the plush headboard in my room! The room wasn’t huge, but this is to be expected in central London unless you’re willing to pay biiig bucks. The bathroom was adorable, had nursery rhymes on the walls and a handheld shower, which is a must for me… Nobody tells this girl when and where to get (her hair) wet! #sorrynotsorry
In terms of in-room facilities, there is a hair dryer, safe, ironing facilities, flatscreen TV with international channels, complimentary toiletries, and heavy-duty tea and coffee making equipment.
If you want to explore London’s biggest tourist draws – this Tower Bridge, Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre or Borough Market – you’d be hard pressed to find a better situated hotel. Southwark tube station is a 5 minutes’ walk away. London Bridge underground station is about 12 minutes away and you can get to Waterloo in 20.
No qualms here – everything seemed clean and neatly presented. I forgot my white glove at home, so I hope my visual test is proof enough.
This isn’t a quirky boutique hotel, but the design of the reception area is really cute. Bright and adorably British, it perfectly complements the building’s central location and makes it way more memorable than your average mid-range chain hotel.
The staff were super helpful and friendly. I kind of wanted to give the guy at check-in a hug after he asked me if I was sure I was alright to carry my tiny suitcase into the elevator. In case you’re wondering, I was ok to do that… But the offer was sweet regardless.
The breakfast was pretty good, with loads of variety of both hot and cold dishes. All the trappings of a full English at your disposal, too, including black pudding. I only had a problem with the scrambled eggs which were… well, not egg-cellent. Unfortunately this is a problem at many a nice hotel, so this isn’t exactly shocking. At £16.45, it will only be worth your money if you have a large appetite though.
Now, now… I know you’re tired of reading. I get it, I really do – which is why I’m going to make your life a little easier now, with a video review. Let’s have a better look at the hotel!
No problems here – the WiFi was free, fast and available in all areas of the hotel. Just as it should always be!
The hotel has a well-equipped gym and an à la carte restaurant, neither of which I had time to try unfortunately. Not that I ever get too down about not trying the gym… But that’s just my laziness talking, of course.
With rates starting at £118 per night, I think the Mercure London Bridge offers very decent value. Sure – it is not the kind of hotel you will excitedly tell your friends about after you return from your trip. But it is a well-appointed, comfortable pad in the centre of one of the most expensive cities in the world and it will leave you well-rested for a day of exploring.
Disclaimer: My stay was complementary, as part of Mercure’s #6FriendsTheory competition, which you absolutely need to check out. All opinions are, as always, my own. Photos via Mercure’s official gallery, because my camera was broken during my stay.