Hilton Tower BridgeWhen I was in London for some engagements in Whitehall (seems I am doing this a lot), I was popping about hotels that were affordable from day to day. In spring you'd think nobody would be mucking about, but I guess I was wrong and rates were all over the place. So I found the Hilton Tower Bridge for a weekend stay that was pretty reasonable, and it was in a good location so I was glad to have found it.
ArrivalOh, the arrival... I was coming down from the Hilton Kensington, on the bus... with my bags. It was an adventure let me tell you, it got crowded and I had to transfer. Then I didn't realize there was nobody at the stop by the hotel and I had not requested the stop so it blew by until it was on the north side of the river. I said "Ok, screw it (or something much worse) I'm taking a damn cab" and then took a cab back there because it was just too far to walk with bags at that point. Learn from Rob, request the stop!!!
The RoomSo... I was upgraded to an executive room (the same room but on a different floor, again I feel it's a meaningless upgrade) but, it was full on USA sized business room. This was a nice thing about this hotel for sure. I could breathe!
The LoungeAs with many hotels outside of the USA, this Hilton has an executive lounge and my god, it was PACKED on a Saturday night (that it was even open was astounding) but it did a really nice "happy hour" service. My advice is get there early and claim your seat. I offered for other people to join me because there was no other place. They were appreciative.
FacilitiesThere was a gym. Um, yeah, this one was too small for Rob. But then again I wasn't on my current regimen at the time either. There is a lot of event space too that I didn't photograph. I dunno why I skipped that.
DiningSo there is the hotel restaurant with bar and a distillery, which is pretty cool. But the real interesting thing is Two Ruba which is like a table service night club and it was packed. As a guest, I got preferential seating. It was not a cheap evening though.
SummaryA consummate business Hilton, but in London. Spacious with an astounding bar. The lounge must have been able to be purchased here because so so many were in it. I'd say this is a toss up. Might be just as good getting the breakfast yourself and going to the bar for a long long and well, checkbook impacting evening.
I did like the property though, quite a bit. Easy walk to The City, or the Bridge, with good views.