Premier Inn County Hall Hotel, London

At the beginning of October, it was my wife’s birthday and as we haven’t got any money we used a Premier Inn stay in London as a little getaway, a stay away from the little ones for a weekend.

During all of our Premier Inn stays we’ve never actually stayed in one in London and we’ve never actually stayed in one without the girls so this would be a whole new experience.


We chose Premier Inn County Hall London which is right on the river Thames and just by Southbank and right next to Westminster Bridge. When we booked it they mentioned the hotel is by the London Eye but honestly when they say that what they mean is you can pretty much touch the London Eye. Next to the London Eye is a building called County Hall and that is where the hotel is.

The County Hall is kind of like a hub of the area and within the building, you have restaurants such as the amazingly Zen which we ate at one night, plus shops and the London Dungeon.

The hotel staff on arrival were very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Once we’d got to the room it was as expected, clean tidy and had everything we required and was a pretty good size which you often don’t get with London hotels. The view was pretty good with the London Eye in view.

The good thing about Premier Inn’s is the fact that all the beds feel the same which is comfy, and trust me you’ll always get a good nights sleep.

Once we’d checked in and dropped off our luggage we went for a little walk along the river and enjoyed the wonderful street performers and then headed to Hamley’s which may have been a bad idea. From this location, everything is within easy reach with Waterloo underground just a 5-minute walk.

With a hotel, this size the Premier Inn restaurant is located inside the hotel but for us, it was a special occasion so I booked up a place called Zen which is in the same building and is a Japanese restaurant which creates simple but delicious food and is well worth a visit.

Once back to the hotel after mentioning to the staff at the front desk that we’d used the tea making facilities in our room already when we went out they’d resupplied them which was a lovely little touch.

No Premier Inn stay is complete without having their breakfast, and in the morning it didn’t disappoint. As is the norm for me I went for the cooked option and they as always have a massive selection of different cooked eggs, bacon, sausages both meat and vegetarian and hash browns. If a cooked breakfast isn’t for you then they have all the cereals and various pastry so you really won’t go hungry.

Next time in London I plan on staying at this Premier Inn mainly because the location is perfect and the views are stunning. Just make sure in the evening you have a walk along the river when everything is lit up.

We were gifted this stay for the purpose of this post, all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

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