With thanks to the lovely team at Mercure Hotels, we have just returned home from a weekend in beautifully sunny London, spent exploring, eating, and eating some more.
When Mercure offered us the chance to stay again at their London Bridge hotel, in one of their newly refurbished Superior Rooms, we jumped at the chance. This hotel is perfectly located for any food lovers; with the delicious smells of Borough Market lingering just ten minutes away. The hotel is also a stone’s throw from some of London’s main sites and Bankside area, so perfect for any intrepid London explorers!
Upon entering the hotel, it is immediately apparent that this is a distinctly French hotel chain, despite being firmly located in the UK’s capital. Stepping inside you find yourself surrounded by a mixture of bright colours; cool, quirky furniture; endless candles; areas to relax and read; delicious treats on tap and beautiful displays of the hotel’s vast selection of wine. It is simple, yet full of detail; efficient but also wonderfully welcoming. It is a little piece of French chic in London.
After checking in and admiring the eclectic lobby area, we went up to our Superior Room. Like the hotel lobby, this light and spacey room was filled with small details and bright pops of colour.
We were especially impressed by the bathroom. These aren’t normally the most exciting of ‘spaces’ to explore in any hotel, but somehow Mercure have created bathrooms that are fun, chic and genuinely nice places to be! (No grotty shower curtains here). We were also excited by the many goodies that the hotel leaves you: delicious smelling shampoos, lotions and potions await you, along with a mini dental kit and shaving kit, should you forget your essentials (how many times have you forgotten your toothpaste!) Our room was a perfect place to have a rest and a great little haven to have in the middle of London. We also really enjoyed relaxing in the lobby area; enjoying some afternoon tea and catching up on the newspapers, before heading back out again.
After a night’s sleep, the next morning we were treated to a delicious breakfast. It should be mentioned that Mercure really know how to do breakfast. With a large choice of fruits, baked goods, meats and cheeses, plus the option of an enormous cooked breakfast (yes, please), this isn’t the sort of hotel to leave you with a drippy yoghurt and lack-lustre piece of toast. A great way to top off our stay in this authentically French, but London based hotel. Thank you, Mercure!