Hub by Premier Inn are currently in five locations across London in key tourist areas. There are hotels in Covent Garden, St James’s Park, Westminster and Spitalfields as well as Tower Bridge, the base for this trip.
The hub by Premier Inn Tower Bridge is ideally located for the City of London, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge and as it’s just a five to 10 minute walk from Tower Hill, Monument and Bank stations on the London Underground the rest of the capital is just a short tube ride away.
Check in was quick and easy at the self service kiosks although there was a member of staff available to assist if the touch screen terminals are too difficult to navigate. All the staff we encountered were friendly and welcoming.
The standard rooms at all the hub by Premier Inn hotels are tiny by comparison to most hotels but what they lack in size they make up for in features and facilities. Rooms are en-suite with a small amount of storage space for hanging clothes and stowing luggage. There is also a pull-out desk and chair for those travelling on business that want to get some work done.
Although the beds are double beds, they can only be approached from one side making it awkward if you’re travelling as a couple.
With free high-speed WiFi and a 40 inch television, as well as air conditioning and variable lighting controlled from a control panel by the bed, the room has everything you could need for a short stay. The TV also features AirPlay capabilities allowing you to stream content directly from your iPad or MacBook.
Although the sliding shower door was unable to prevent a lot of the water from escaping onto the floor of the en-suite, the rest of the en-suite was great with a spacious shower with two shower heads and complementary hair and body wash. Although hub by Premier Inn is aimed at travellers on a budget, it doesn’t mean that it is no frills.
The price of the room doesn’t include breakfast although there is an on site deli and bar that serves breakfast and light bites throughout the day.
Overall, we found the hub by Premier Inn Tower Bridge to be an excellent hotel that offered the convenience of a city centre hotel, close to major tourist attractions and transport links, with a low price you wouldn’t expect to find in the centre of London.
While it may be lacking space and some of the luxuries of a more conventional hotel, hub by Premier Inn provides all the essentials and delivers them to an incredibly high standard.