Travelodge, Farringdon – 10-42 King’s Cross Road, London WC1X 9QE
A comfortable and friendly budget hotel 15 minutes walk to King’s Cross, St Pancras and Farringdon stations. Well located for things to do in the local area…
About the Hotel
The Travelodge, Farringdon is well placed for walking to popular London attractions such as:
- Exmouth Market with its independent shops and restaurants (10 minutes walk)
- Postal Museum (7 minutes walk)
- Dans Le Noir – a dine in the dark experience (15 minutes walk)
- The Charles Dickens Museum (11 minutes walk)
- Sadler’s Wells Theatre (11 minutes walk)
- British Museum (23 minutes walk)
- British Library (18 minutes walk)
- Forro Family – Dance School – drop in Brazilian dance classes (10 minutes walk)
Check-in is available from 3pm and check out is at noon the following day. An earlier check-in may be available for an additional charge of £10.
Bar and Restaurant
The Travelodge, Farringdon has an onsite restaurant and bar open for breakfast and dinner. Flat screen TVs are mounted on the wall in the bar to the rear of the restaurant.
A selection of reasonably priced food (2 courses for £12) is available from 12pm-5pm and 10pm-6am daily including dishes such as …
- Katsu Curry
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Steak & Ale Pudding
- A selection of side dishes also perfect for a snack and
- A variety of Desserts
Room types include single rooms (with single bed), double rooms, super doubles, twin rooms (two single beds) and small family (kingsize bed and pull out bed).
My Accommodation – Double Room
My room was clean, warm and comfortable comprising a kingsize bed, television with Freeview, desk with chair, tea and coffee making facilities. The small bathroom was fitted with a bath with overhead shower, WC and a wash handbasin. A fan was provided in the room together with an iron and ironing board. These are usually available on request if not in the room already. Hairdryers are also available on request, but not guaranteed.
Super Double Rooms
There are now some super rooms available which are more spacious and offer a little more than the standard double rooms.
Extras include a power shower, desk with charging points and desk light, 32″ slimline TV, Lavazza coffee machines, black out curtains, choice of firm or soft pillows and an ‘in room’ iron with ironing board.
All rooms have access to half an hour free wifi. An additional 24 hours wifi can be purchased for £3.
Prices vary but they offer good value for money. Flexible rates are available giving you the option of cancelling with a full refund up to 4pm before the scheduled day of arrival. Check their website for current prices.
Pay for parking at the pay and display machine or via the APCOA app. Blue Badge holders will not be charged to park in the car park. You need to make sure you tell reception on check in so they will inform the parking services team.
Discounts are often available for guests, so ask at the reception desk.
Parking charges are as follows…
Up to 1 hr – £2
2 hrs – £4
3 hrs – £6
4 hrs – £8
24 hrs – £40
The car park has 25 spaces. If there are no available spaces, alternative parking can be found at Bowling Green Lane NCP car park.
During my stay, I dealt with several members of staff at the front desk and in the restaurant area. They were all very friendly and helpful.
Benefits for a Solo Traveller
- Close to the Mainline Stations and underground
- Walking distance to many activities and places to eat
- Friendly staff
- Flexible rate available so you can cancel up to 4pm the day before the day of arrival
Suggested Further Reading:
Things to do in London – recommended solo activities
Restaurants in London – recommended places to eat that I have dined at solo