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ruk they got my name wrong again the
00:16
Marion hotel is located in the heart of
00:18
Dublin were right in the city centre
00:19
once you arrive in the hotel you don't
00:22
have very far to go to explore the
00:24
sights and sounds of Dublin what are we
00:27
about to enjoy here our take on the
00:29
traditional afternoon tea as well as
00:31
being a hotel the Marion also houses one
00:34
of the most significant art collections
00:36
in Ireland we decided back in 2009 to
00:44
take a different twist on the
00:46
traditional afternoon tea and encompass
00:48
the art collection that's housed in the
00:50
hotel
00:52
each one of these pieces of art which
00:56
provide the inspiration for the pastries
00:57
are located here at the Marion we kept
01:00
the color of the Garter and also at the
01:03
new parking sign in front of the desert
01:05
[Music]
01:11
the houses were built in the 1760s by
01:15
Charles Stanley monk Lord monk who
01:18
occupied house number 22 the most
01:20
historically significant of the town
01:22
houses is number 24 primarily remembered
01:25
for being the birthplace of Arthur
01:27
Wellesley the first Duke of Wellington
01:29
it was someone's home a rich it was
01:30
someone's home and that would be our
01:32
Ray's undeath really mourning that our
01:35
guests are a home away from home
01:39
the gardens is probably one of the most
01:41
surprising features of the hotel it's
01:44
three quarters of an acre little oasis
01:46
of tranquility really so there is an
01:49
awful lot for a guest to choose from and
01:51
to experience when they stay with us I
01:53
am staying in the Lord Monck suite come
01:56
and have a look at my room Wow
02:01
it's a bit of a juxtaposition between
02:04
the old tradition and like the modern
02:06
finishes which is something that seems
02:08
to be happening all around the hotel the
02:17
Marian destruction is the perfect place
02:19
to stay whether you're a business
02:20
traveler or just a tourist but I checked
02:23
in and was immediately shown to my room
02:25
which was lucky enough to be the Lord
02:27
Monck suite during the afternoon I had
02:30
Artie with the hotel manager and then I
02:33
came back down here to the cellar bar
02:35
and I'm now enjoying one of their
02:37
crafted beers soldier
02:39
[Music]
02:48
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ruk they got my name wrong again the
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Marion hotel is located in the heart of
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Dublin were right in the city centre
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once you arrive in the hotel you don't
00:22
have very far to go to explore the
00:24
sights and sounds of Dublin what are we
00:27
about to enjoy here our take on the
00:29
traditional afternoon tea as well as
00:31
being a hotel the Marion also houses one
00:34
of the most significant art collections
00:36
in Ireland we decided back in 2009 to
00:44
take a different twist on the
00:46
traditional afternoon tea and encompass
00:48
the art collection that's housed in the
00:50
hotel
00:52
each one of these pieces of art which
00:56
provide the inspiration for the pastries
00:57
are located here at the Marion we kept
01:00
the color of the Garter and also at the
01:03
new parking sign in front of the desert
01:05
[Music]
01:11
the houses were built in the 1760s by
01:15
Charles Stanley monk Lord monk who
01:18
occupied house number 22 the most
01:20
historically significant of the town
01:22
houses is number 24 primarily remembered
01:25
for being the birthplace of Arthur
01:27
Wellesley the first Duke of Wellington
01:29
it was someone's home a rich it was
01:30
someone's home and that would be our
01:32
Ray's undeath really mourning that our
01:35
guests are a home away from home
01:39
the gardens is probably one of the most
01:41
surprising features of the hotel it's
01:44
three quarters of an acre little oasis
01:46
of tranquility really so there is an
01:49
awful lot for a guest to choose from and
01:51
to experience when they stay with us I
01:53
am staying in the Lord Monck suite come
01:56
and have a look at my room Wow
02:01
it's a bit of a juxtaposition between
02:04
the old tradition and like the modern
02:06
finishes which is something that seems
02:08
to be happening all around the hotel the
02:17
Marian destruction is the perfect place
02:19
to stay whether you're a business
02:20
traveler or just a tourist but I checked
02:23
in and was immediately shown to my room
02:25
which was lucky enough to be the Lord
02:27
Monck suite during the afternoon I had
02:30
Artie with the hotel manager and then I
02:33
came back down here to the cellar bar
02:35
and I'm now enjoying one of their
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crafted beers soldier
02:39
[Music]
02:48
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ruk they got my name wrong again the
00:16
Marion hotel is located in the heart of
00:18
Dublin were right in the city centre
00:19
once you arrive in the hotel you don't
00:22
have very far to go to explore the
00:24
sights and sounds of Dublin what are we
00:27
about to enjoy here our take on the
00:29
traditional afternoon tea as well as
00:31
being a hotel the Marion also houses one
00:34
of the most significant art collections
00:36
in Ireland we decided back in 2009 to
00:44
take a different twist on the
00:46
traditional afternoon tea and encompass
00:48
the art collection that's housed in the
00:50
hotel
00:52
each one of these pieces of art which
00:56
provide the inspiration for the pastries
00:57
are located here at the Marion we kept
01:00
the color of the Garter and also at the
01:03
new parking sign in front of the desert
01:05
[Music]
01:11
the houses were built in the 1760s by
01:15
Charles Stanley monk Lord monk who
01:18
occupied house number 22 the most
01:20
historically significant of the town
01:22
houses is number 24 primarily remembered
01:25
for being the birthplace of Arthur
01:27
Wellesley the first Duke of Wellington [SUBTITLES_PART2] => 01:29
it was someone's home a rich it was
01:30
someone's home and that would be our
01:32
Ray's undeath really mourning that our
01:35
guests are a home away from home
01:39
the gardens is probably one of the most
01:41
surprising features of the hotel it's
01:44
three quarters of an acre little oasis
01:46
of tranquility really so there is an
01:49
awful lot for a guest to choose from and
01:51
to experience when they stay with us I
01:53
am staying in the Lord Monck suite come
01:56
and have a look at my room Wow
02:01
it's a bit of a juxtaposition between
02:04
the old tradition and like the modern
02:06
finishes which is something that seems
02:08
to be happening all around the hotel the
02:17
Marian destruction is the perfect place
02:19
to stay whether you're a business
02:20
traveler or just a tourist but I checked
02:23
in and was immediately shown to my room
02:25
which was lucky enough to be the Lord
02:27
Monck suite during the afternoon I had
02:30
Artie with the hotel manager and then I
02:33
came back down here to the cellar bar
02:35
and I'm now enjoying one of their
02:37
crafted beers soldier
02:39
[Music]
02:48
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Laura, do you know where the bag with the antibiotics is?
00:17
Oh, here.
00:22
That’s one antibiotic.
00:27
Don’t know where the room key is.
00:31
Nuala and her daughter Laura are homeless.
00:34
For the last two weeks,
00:35
this hotel room has been their home.
00:38
I can never find this.
00:41
There is no normality.
00:45
It's the not knowing, the uncertainty,
00:47
the insecurity, despair.
00:50
What is going to become of you.
00:52
Then failure.
00:54
Inadequate parent.
00:56
And it just spirals out of control.
01:01
Getting up in the morning, getting ready,
01:06
that in itself you have to deem as an achievement
01:09
and sort of say, 'OK, well, you've done it today.'
01:15
More than 9.700 people across Ireland are living like this,
01:19
in emergency accommodation.
01:27
Now my daughter goes to college,
01:30
I make a point of getting up and dropping her in
01:33
because I would hate to think what I would become if I didn't have that focus.
01:39
Right, see you at two-ish.
01:42
Love you lots, take care.
01:45
Nuala’s landlord was forced to sell by his creditors,
01:47
an increasingly common situation in Ireland following the financial crisis.
01:52
She was told with only three months' notice to find a new place to live.
01:57
OK, the U Store is here on the left,
01:59
that’s where all our belongings are stored
02:02
until we finally get somewhere to call home.
02:06
In reality, it slaps you in the face.
02:11
This was our life, this was our home.
02:13
And now we have neither.
02:16
This one here.
02:22
There’s something in the letterbox.
02:27
Yep.
02:29
And there’s no one in it … we could have been still there.
02:38
Oh my God.
02:44
There’s an envelope in there, I hope it’s not Laura’s bank account stuff.
02:49
How long were you living here?
02:51
Nine and a half years. Strange that I can't go in.
02:56
I was sort of half expecting to see blinds down, for sale sign up.
03:01
But no, it’s lying empty.
03:05
You know, gosh.
03:06
Are you angry?
03:08
No, you do get past that stage.
03:11
You just become, I suppose, numb.
03:14
And just go ... what could have been, what might have been.
03:17
You know, there was no need for me to be out so soon.
03:22
So I don't know what the delay is in putting it up for sale,
03:25
but I'm not angry.
03:28
When they first registered as homeless six weeks ago,
03:31
the council placed Nuala and Laura in various hostels on a night by night basis.
03:37
Here we go.
03:40
Thank you for calling Dublin city council’s self-accommodation line for hotel bookings.
03:45
Please hold. Thank you.
03:48
Their hotel placement is more secure, but Nuala has to call every two weeks,
03:52
to reapply for their room.
03:54
Your current position in the queue is seven.
03:59
Seven?
04:08
Your current position in the queue is seven.
04:11
Could be on seven for 20 minutes!
04:16
Hello.
04:17
Yeah, that booking has been confirmed there for you, OK?
04:22
Happy days, thank you so much.
04:24
No problem.
04:24
Have a good day, bye.
04:29
Done, two weeks.
04:31
Yeah, thumbs up!
04:33
I'd rather have a home!
04:41
There is a chronic shortage of social housing in Ireland.
04:44
Governments just haven't been building council houses.
04:48
As an alternative,
04:49
authorities offer a housing assisted payment scheme called HAP,
04:53
under which councils pay rent to private landlords.
04:57
Nuala qualifies for HAP but under the terms of the scheme, it's her responsibility
05:02
to find a home to rent on the open market.
05:04
And in Ireland today,
05:05
those are few and far between.
05:09
Every day she goes to the library to search for properties and apply for viewings.
05:14
It’s a nightmare.
05:15
It's an absolute nightmare.
05:18
All you want is just that one person to say,
05:21
'I'm going to give these two girls a chance.'
05:25
Would you have a computer free?
05:26
Just over there, number C4.
05:29
C4. Great, thank you so much.
05:31
She sends out at least five applications a day.
05:35
But in five months,
05:36
she's had no luck.
05:38
Rental properties are so in demand that few even make it to a public viewing.
05:42
Your confidence takes a battering every single time.
05:46
And there's only so many times you can be knocked down and you can’t get back up.
05:51
But if you don't apply, you won’t know.
06:03
Roger Berkeley has been an estate agent in Dublin for 40 years.
06:08
I have never seen it this chronic for tenants in how difficult it is to find a home.
06:15
I’ve never seen it as it is now.
06:18
Even though the rents have gone up, they’re sky rocketing,
06:22
rents that would have been €1,200 a month five years ago,
06:25
they’re now over €2,000 a month.
06:27
What would you say are the causes of this current crisis?
06:31
Lack of supply of houses or properties or apartments
06:36
for the increasing number of tenants that are coming to the market.
06:40
We’re coming up to a house in Palmerstown that we recently let.
06:45
So this house here, was this like a exemplary case of how the rental market works at the moment?
06:50
Homeless HAP?
06:51
Yeah, and that was a house that went for €2,000 a month.
06:54
This is the one thing about homeless HAP,
06:56
you can have last year’s professionals are this year's homeless HAP sometimes.
07:03
It's like putting a Band-Aid on an open wound,
07:05
it's shovelling money at a problem, it's not solving the problem.
07:08
The problem is going to be solved
07:09
by more housing being available for tenants, I think.
07:14
A succession of Irish governments has relied on private developers to construct the country's social housing,
07:20
but the private sector has failed to deliver.
07:24
Are you on a waiting list for a council house?
07:27
I am. I've been on it now
07:31
I would say seven years
07:33
and I'm listed in around the 600 mark.
07:41
So possibly another six or more years.
07:48
Nuala is one of more than 70,000 people on a waiting list for a council house.
07:53
But despite the huge demand, this current government has built fewer than 500 homes
07:58
since it was elected in 2016.
08:01
When this government formed in May 2016, priority number one was to deal
08:05
with the housing situation at that time.
08:07
We recognise that you can't fix the housing supply issue overnight,
08:11
so we put together a five-year plan,
08:13
which we launched in August 2016.
08:16
But according to that plan that’s 85% of the total of new social housing
08:21
is actually going provided by the private sector until 2021.
08:24
Our commitment to that plan is that with a 6bn spend of taxpayers' money,
08:28
is to deliver 50,000 new social houses.
08:32
Do you agree that the solution to the housing crisis
08:35
is for the government and the local authorities to be building more housing?
08:40
Absolutely and that's exactly what we're doing.
08:43
You've got 1,300 families in Dublin alone currently in emergency accommodation
08:47
which means moving from hotel room from night to night or week to week.
08:50
So we’re trying to make sure that those people spend a very short time
08:53
in that emergency accommodation,
08:54
then move on to a more permanent house and that can be
08:56
a rented house or a purpose-built house, but what they want is a house.
09:00
Literally every week we have a housing discussion, housing meeting,
09:02
to make sure we stick to our plans of investing taxpayers' money
09:06
in new social houses and that’s what we’re doing.
09:08
Built by the government and not by developers?
09:10
Built by the government, yes.
09:11
There’s a combination of ways of building houses.
09:14
This department doesn’t physically go out and put the blocks together.
09:16
Naturally you pay builders to do that.
09:18
But it's state money building state houses that the state will own.
09:23
While Ireland waits for these promised houses to be built,
09:26
there’s little option for the almost 10,000 people
09:30
squeezed out of the private rental market and into hotels and hostels,
09:34
but to wait and hope.
09:37
How are you feeling? Are you able to sleep?
09:39
I'm on medication, antidepressants and anti-anxiety.
09:42
Without those,
09:44
I wouldn't have that baseline of normality.
09:49
And really, it's not healthy to be living in this environment.
09:54
And it certainly isn't healthy for your child to witness a parent
10:00
who’s supposed to keep her safe and secure,
10:04
is now lacking in self-confidence and motivation.
10:10
Oh my God.
10:13
There's always that knot in your stomach.
10:16
That never leaves you.
10:19
You know, the people in reception know you're homeless.
10:23
And you're wondering how they perceive you.
10:26
Go on, go for a paddle Babs!
10:30
Ew, Mammy touched me, Mammy cooties!
10:34
You do feel that bit of stigma that is attached with that word 'homeless'.
10:39
You automatically assume
10:41
a rough sleeper, a down and out,
10:44
someone who may be addicted to drugs or alcohol or gambling.
10:48
You don't expect it to be just normal people.
10:52
Okie dokie, Babs.
11:02
You alright?
11:04
It’ll be fine, don’t get upset.
11:08
We’ll be grand.
11:13
The homeless charity Focus Ireland has been helping Nuala and Laura
11:17
since they were first made homeless.
11:19
They've put them on a shortlist of families to be considered for a flat which is being offered
11:23
exclusively to HAP tenants.
11:25
This is the problem I had last week trying to bloody locate it.
11:29
This is the second time the charity has put them forward for a flat in this block,
11:33
they missed out on the last one.
11:35
So do we have to park over here? Oh, is he looking for it?
11:38
Oh God, could be.
11:40
That’s, he was here last week with her!
11:43
So we’re all early.
11:44
We’re not good enough, obviously.
11:47
Come on Babs, let’s boogie baby.
11:49
Here we go again.
11:54
Looks nice.
11:55
It's a bigger block.
11:57
Like you're afraid to get your hopes up
12:02
but I suppose we have to have some sort of hope.
12:06
So fingers crossed.
12:09
Can I get back in the car?
12:11
'Can I get back in the car!'
12:12
I'm cold!
12:13
Get back in the car. There you go.
12:15
Thank you.
12:20
Just somewhere to call home,
12:24
somewhere you can cook and wash.
12:34
Yeah, hopefully.
12:37
Hopefully. [~DETAIL_TEXT] => 00:14
Laura, do you know where the bag with the antibiotics is?
00:17
Oh, here.
00:22
That’s one antibiotic.
00:27
Don’t know where the room key is.
00:31
Nuala and her daughter Laura are homeless.
00:34
For the last two weeks,
00:35
this hotel room has been their home.
00:38
I can never find this.
00:41
There is no normality.
00:45
It's the not knowing, the uncertainty,
00:47
the insecurity, despair.
00:50
What is going to become of you.
00:52
Then failure.
00:54
Inadequate parent.
00:56
And it just spirals out of control.
01:01
Getting up in the morning, getting ready,
01:06
that in itself you have to deem as an achievement
01:09
and sort of say, 'OK, well, you've done it today.'
01:15
More than 9.700 people across Ireland are living like this,
01:19
in emergency accommodation.
01:27
Now my daughter goes to college,
01:30
I make a point of getting up and dropping her in
01:33
because I would hate to think what I would become if I didn't have that focus.
01:39
Right, see you at two-ish.
01:42
Love you lots, take care.
01:45
Nuala’s landlord was forced to sell by his creditors,
01:47
an increasingly common situation in Ireland following the financial crisis.
01:52
She was told with only three months' notice to find a new place to live.
01:57
OK, the U Store is here on the left,
01:59
that’s where all our belongings are stored
02:02
until we finally get somewhere to call home.
02:06
In reality, it slaps you in the face.
02:11
This was our life, this was our home.
02:13
And now we have neither.
02:16
This one here.
02:22
There’s something in the letterbox.
02:27
Yep.
02:29
And there’s no one in it … we could have been still there.
02:38
Oh my God.
02:44
There’s an envelope in there, I hope it’s not Laura’s bank account stuff.
02:49
How long were you living here?
02:51
Nine and a half years. Strange that I can't go in.
02:56
I was sort of half expecting to see blinds down, for sale sign up.
03:01
But no, it’s lying empty.
03:05
You know, gosh.
03:06
Are you angry?
03:08
No, you do get past that stage.
03:11
You just become, I suppose, numb.
03:14
And just go ... what could have been, what might have been.
03:17
You know, there was no need for me to be out so soon.
03:22
So I don't know what the delay is in putting it up for sale,
03:25
but I'm not angry.
03:28
When they first registered as homeless six weeks ago,
03:31
the council placed Nuala and Laura in various hostels on a night by night basis.
03:37
Here we go.
03:40
Thank you for calling Dublin city council’s self-accommodation line for hotel bookings.
03:45
Please hold. Thank you.
03:48
Their hotel placement is more secure, but Nuala has to call every two weeks,
03:52
to reapply for their room.
03:54
Your current position in the queue is seven.
03:59
Seven?
04:08
Your current position in the queue is seven.
04:11
Could be on seven for 20 minutes!
04:16
Hello.
04:17
Yeah, that booking has been confirmed there for you, OK?
04:22
Happy days, thank you so much.
04:24
No problem.
04:24
Have a good day, bye.
04:29
Done, two weeks.
04:31
Yeah, thumbs up!
04:33
I'd rather have a home!
04:41
There is a chronic shortage of social housing in Ireland.
04:44
Governments just haven't been building council houses.
04:48
As an alternative,
04:49
authorities offer a housing assisted payment scheme called HAP,
04:53
under which councils pay rent to private landlords.
04:57
Nuala qualifies for HAP but under the terms of the scheme, it's her responsibility
05:02
to find a home to rent on the open market.
05:04
And in Ireland today,
05:05
those are few and far between.
05:09
Every day she goes to the library to search for properties and apply for viewings.
05:14
It’s a nightmare.
05:15
It's an absolute nightmare.
05:18
All you want is just that one person to say,
05:21
'I'm going to give these two girls a chance.'
05:25
Would you have a computer free?
05:26
Just over there, number C4.
05:29
C4. Great, thank you so much.
05:31
She sends out at least five applications a day.
05:35
But in five months,
05:36
she's had no luck.
05:38
Rental properties are so in demand that few even make it to a public viewing.
05:42
Your confidence takes a battering every single time.
05:46
And there's only so many times you can be knocked down and you can’t get back up.
05:51
But if you don't apply, you won’t know.
06:03
Roger Berkeley has been an estate agent in Dublin for 40 years.
06:08
I have never seen it this chronic for tenants in how difficult it is to find a home.
06:15
I’ve never seen it as it is now.
06:18
Even though the rents have gone up, they’re sky rocketing,
06:22
rents that would have been €1,200 a month five years ago,
06:25
they’re now over €2,000 a month.
06:27
What would you say are the causes of this current crisis?
06:31
Lack of supply of houses or properties or apartments
06:36
for the increasing number of tenants that are coming to the market.
06:40
We’re coming up to a house in Palmerstown that we recently let.
06:45
So this house here, was this like a exemplary case of how the rental market works at the moment?
06:50
Homeless HAP?
06:51
Yeah, and that was a house that went for €2,000 a month.
06:54
This is the one thing about homeless HAP,
06:56
you can have last year’s professionals are this year's homeless HAP sometimes.
07:03
It's like putting a Band-Aid on an open wound,
07:05
it's shovelling money at a problem, it's not solving the problem.
07:08
The problem is going to be solved
07:09
by more housing being available for tenants, I think.
07:14
A succession of Irish governments has relied on private developers to construct the country's social housing,
07:20
but the private sector has failed to deliver.
07:24
Are you on a waiting list for a council house?
07:27
I am. I've been on it now
07:31
I would say seven years
07:33
and I'm listed in around the 600 mark.
07:41
So possibly another six or more years.
07:48
Nuala is one of more than 70,000 people on a waiting list for a council house.
07:53
But despite the huge demand, this current government has built fewer than 500 homes
07:58
since it was elected in 2016.
08:01
When this government formed in May 2016, priority number one was to deal
08:05
with the housing situation at that time.
08:07
We recognise that you can't fix the housing supply issue overnight,
08:11
so we put together a five-year plan,
08:13
which we launched in August 2016.
08:16
But according to that plan that’s 85% of the total of new social housing
08:21
is actually going provided by the private sector until 2021.
08:24
Our commitment to that plan is that with a 6bn spend of taxpayers' money,
08:28
is to deliver 50,000 new social houses.
08:32
Do you agree that the solution to the housing crisis
08:35
is for the government and the local authorities to be building more housing?
08:40
Absolutely and that's exactly what we're doing.
08:43
You've got 1,300 families in Dublin alone currently in emergency accommodation
08:47
which means moving from hotel room from night to night or week to week.
08:50
So we’re trying to make sure that those people spend a very short time
08:53
in that emergency accommodation,
08:54
then move on to a more permanent house and that can be
08:56
a rented house or a purpose-built house, but what they want is a house.
09:00
Literally every week we have a housing discussion, housing meeting,
09:02
to make sure we stick to our plans of investing taxpayers' money
09:06
in new social houses and that’s what we’re doing.
09:08
Built by the government and not by developers?
09:10
Built by the government, yes.
09:11
There’s a combination of ways of building houses.
09:14
This department doesn’t physically go out and put the blocks together.
09:16
Naturally you pay builders to do that.
09:18
But it's state money building state houses that the state will own.
09:23
While Ireland waits for these promised houses to be built,
09:26
there’s little option for the almost 10,000 people
09:30
squeezed out of the private rental market and into hotels and hostels,
09:34
but to wait and hope.
09:37
How are you feeling? Are you able to sleep?
09:39
I'm on medication, antidepressants and anti-anxiety.
09:42
Without those,
09:44
I wouldn't have that baseline of normality.
09:49
And really, it's not healthy to be living in this environment.
09:54
And it certainly isn't healthy for your child to witness a parent
10:00
who’s supposed to keep her safe and secure,
10:04
is now lacking in self-confidence and motivation.
10:10
Oh my God.
10:13
There's always that knot in your stomach.
10:16
That never leaves you.
10:19
You know, the people in reception know you're homeless.
10:23
And you're wondering how they perceive you.
10:26
Go on, go for a paddle Babs!
10:30
Ew, Mammy touched me, Mammy cooties!
10:34
You do feel that bit of stigma that is attached with that word 'homeless'.
10:39
You automatically assume
10:41
a rough sleeper, a down and out,
10:44
someone who may be addicted to drugs or alcohol or gambling.
10:48
You don't expect it to be just normal people.
10:52
Okie dokie, Babs.
11:02
You alright?
11:04
It’ll be fine, don’t get upset.
11:08
We’ll be grand.
11:13
The homeless charity Focus Ireland has been helping Nuala and Laura
11:17
since they were first made homeless.
11:19
They've put them on a shortlist of families to be considered for a flat which is being offered
11:23
exclusively to HAP tenants.
11:25
This is the problem I had last week trying to bloody locate it.
11:29
This is the second time the charity has put them forward for a flat in this block,
11:33
they missed out on the last one.
11:35
So do we have to park over here? Oh, is he looking for it?
11:38
Oh God, could be.
11:40
That’s, he was here last week with her!
11:43
So we’re all early.
11:44
We’re not good enough, obviously.
11:47
Come on Babs, let’s boogie baby.
11:49
Here we go again.
11:54
Looks nice.
11:55
It's a bigger block.
11:57
Like you're afraid to get your hopes up
12:02
but I suppose we have to have some sort of hope.
12:06
So fingers crossed.
12:09
Can I get back in the car?
12:11
'Can I get back in the car!'
12:12
I'm cold!
12:13
Get back in the car. There you go.
12:15
Thank you.
12:20
Just somewhere to call home,
12:24
somewhere you can cook and wash.
12:34
Yeah, hopefully.
12:37
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today's luxury is almost undefinable
00:05
first of course you're met and greeted
00:08
by some incredible flowers
00:12
we have a dining room here so this room
00:16
is set at the moment so you see you can
00:19
have a lovely dinner in here it's even a
00:24
TV hidden in the wall for those who have
00:27
the bad habit of watching TV while it's
00:29
dining so you have a large sitting area
00:31
here you have some beautiful little
00:34
pieces and sculptures the fireplace
00:38
luxury to our guests is what makes them
00:43
feel good and makes them feel better and
00:46
gives them a satisfaction in that moment
00:49
little dining area where you can maybe
00:52
have your breakfast or you can just have
00:53
a drink we have of course a wonderful
00:56
bar here for for your drinks I mean
01:00
there's a beautiful cognac available of
01:03
course there should always be champagne
01:05
there is a wine fridge only for this
01:08
suite so part of our Royal Suite is of
01:10
course also for those who need to work
01:13
that there is an office so you have a
01:15
nice big desk where you can sign
01:21
important contracts you have three TV
01:24
screens right in front of you where you
01:26
can keep up with what's going on in the
01:30
stock markets or the news fabulous
01:35
penthouses and fabulous houses of course
01:37
have a have an upper floor so we can go
01:39
up to the floor above so this is the
01:45
master bathroom of the penthouse then
01:49
this bathtub I mean it's almost the size
01:53
of a little plunge pool so it's it's
01:56
it's it's really beautiful and large so
01:58
plenty of space for four to
02:09
so you have these Mary Papa muse of the
02:14
roofs of London
02:19
and I just think that's amazing when you
02:22
see this I mean look you have it or at
02:24
your doorstep
02:27
what kind of price can this command so
02:31
the publish grade for this particular
02:33
penthouse is 20,000 pounds per lives we
02:36
had one client stay in here for six
02:38
months
02:38
I suppose a lot of your guests aren't
02:42
approaching a stay with fear about how
02:45
much it costs I would hope not
02:48
if you had 20,000 pounds why would you
02:52
choose to spend it on a night in a
02:55
penthouse it's a choice that they have
02:58
made you know they get something they
03:00
need and they have chosen to make their
03:03
stay in London the nicest and best stay
03:06
and you know you know because right next
03:08
door there was an option that wasn't
03:10
20,000 pounds that was probably 450
03:12
pounds but it has its limitations
03:15
you know the 250 square meter suddenly
03:18
turned into 45 and it's it's it's it's
03:21
just it's a different experience [~DETAIL_TEXT] => 00:00
today's luxury is almost undefinable
00:05
first of course you're met and greeted
00:08
by some incredible flowers
00:12
we have a dining room here so this room
00:16
is set at the moment so you see you can
00:19
have a lovely dinner in here it's even a
00:24
TV hidden in the wall for those who have
00:27
the bad habit of watching TV while it's
00:29
dining so you have a large sitting area
00:31
here you have some beautiful little
00:34
pieces and sculptures the fireplace
00:38
luxury to our guests is what makes them
00:43
feel good and makes them feel better and
00:46
gives them a satisfaction in that moment
00:49
little dining area where you can maybe
00:52
have your breakfast or you can just have
00:53
a drink we have of course a wonderful
00:56
bar here for for your drinks I mean
01:00
there's a beautiful cognac available of
01:03
course there should always be champagne
01:05
there is a wine fridge only for this
01:08
suite so part of our Royal Suite is of
01:10
course also for those who need to work
01:13
that there is an office so you have a
01:15
nice big desk where you can sign
01:21
important contracts you have three TV
01:24
screens right in front of you where you
01:26
can keep up with what's going on in the
01:30
stock markets or the news fabulous
01:35
penthouses and fabulous houses of course
01:37
have a have an upper floor so we can go
01:39
up to the floor above so this is the
01:45
master bathroom of the penthouse then
01:49
this bathtub I mean it's almost the size
01:53
of a little plunge pool so it's it's
01:56
it's it's really beautiful and large so
01:58
plenty of space for four to
02:09
so you have these Mary Papa muse of the
02:14
roofs of London
02:19
and I just think that's amazing when you
02:22
see this I mean look you have it or at
02:24
your doorstep
02:27
what kind of price can this command so
02:31
the publish grade for this particular
02:33
penthouse is 20,000 pounds per lives we
02:36
had one client stay in here for six
02:38
months
02:38
I suppose a lot of your guests aren't
02:42
approaching a stay with fear about how
02:45
much it costs I would hope not
02:48
if you had 20,000 pounds why would you
02:52
choose to spend it on a night in a
02:55
penthouse it's a choice that they have
02:58
made you know they get something they
03:00
need and they have chosen to make their
03:03
stay in London the nicest and best stay
03:06
and you know you know because right next
03:08
door there was an option that wasn't
03:10
20,000 pounds that was probably 450
03:12
pounds but it has its limitations
03:15
you know the 250 square meter suddenly
03:18
turned into 45 and it's it's it's it's
03:21
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so it's a luxury Fred and we are here in
00:03
London England have one of the best
00:06
hotels in the world the Dorchester and
00:08
we are fortunate enough to be staying in
00:10
one of the hotels iconic Dorchester
00:12
Suites so I wanted to take you inside
00:15
and give you a tour of one of the hotels
00:19
Dorchester Suites so this is suite 417
00:28
and 418 we're going to go inside so the
00:40
tour starts is little foyer area where
00:45
we have some doors so let's see what's
00:51
behind door number one first this is the
00:59
fabulous living room of the Dorchester
01:03
suite so if I can do a little tour here
01:08
we've got a nice dining area over here
01:15
the suite looks out onto Hyde Park and
01:20
we're right on Park Lane down there and
01:22
if it was daytime you'd be able to see
01:25
the beautiful green park across the
01:26
street so continuing the tour again we
01:30
have a nice little dining area over here
01:32
as with all the Dorchester collection
01:35
properties the rooms feature these great
01:38
TVs from Bang & Olufsen and the cool
01:41
thing about this is when you turn it on
01:43
it senses where you're sitting and turns
01:46
to face you which is kind of strange
01:49
here we have a very luxurious yet
01:53
comfortable yet classic kind of living
01:57
room seating area nice coffee table
02:01
hotel brings fresh fruit to the room
02:04
every day which is wonderful and we have
02:07
this classic fireplace
02:09
and I keep having trouble trying to
02:12
light these logs on fire because at the
02:15
dorcester their crystal logs have a
02:19
lovely chinese cabinet over here which
02:23
houses one of the Suites kind of minibar
02:27
areas and we have some snacks drinks
02:35
alcohol snacks and things like that and
02:45
then another full selection inside the
02:51
refrigerator here so continuing on the
03:01
tour each of the Dorchester Suites has
03:05
these kind of signature little outpost
03:09
areas that are on each corner of the
03:12
hotel and as you can see this gives us a
03:15
nice view of traffic there on Park Lane
03:21
and again
03:23
Hyde Park across the street continuing
03:28
the tour have a little workspace desk
03:33
here
03:39
again lots of beautiful windows looking
03:42
on to Hyde Park the room is very filled
03:44
with beautiful sunlight during the day
03:46
and during this trip to London we've
03:49
been fortunate in that we've had
03:51
exceptionally sunny weather so let's go
03:54
behind this door and see what's in here
03:56
well we have more doors so this is kind
04:00
of another little foyer area and here we
04:04
have one of the many closets with a safe
04:09
and drawers and things like that for
04:11
clothes and we go from there behind this
04:17
door into the bedroom again we're in one
04:22
of the Dorchester Suites at the amazing
04:25
Dorchester Hotel here in London England
04:28
so the course the wonderful feature
04:32
about the bedroom is the bed amazing
04:38
four posts to the canopy bed with drapes
04:42
around it fit for Henry the eighth or
04:48
luxury Fred over on this side we have a
04:56
view again looking up pork Lane is the
05:04
rest of the hotel over here about a
05:09
block away down this direction down Park
05:11
Lane is the Dorchester Hotel sister
05:14
property which is called 45 Park Lane
05:17
appropriately enough located at 45 Park
05:20
Lane it has 45 rooms and suites it's all
05:24
done in an amazing Art Deco style it's
05:27
also a member of the Dorchester
05:28
collection and guests there can charge
05:31
things to the room here and back and
05:33
forth and kind of have reciprocal
05:35
privileges at the spa and things like
05:37
that so again continuing on the bedroom
05:40
tour we have this cool window seat that
05:45
again is one of the in these little
05:48
outcroppings that each of the corner
05:50
suites have
05:51
on either side in this room we also have
05:56
a bangin Olsen flat-screen TV up there
05:59
we have an iPad and then in this suite
06:04
in this room this is the minibar area
06:08
inside this cabinet again with a
06:12
refrigerator and selection of drinks and
06:15
snacks and things like that over here
06:21
the bedroom of the dorcester suite here
06:24
has lots of closet space and as with the
06:30
other wonderful Dorchester collection
06:32
hotels we have great cabinetry and
06:37
things like that
06:38
inside the closets so these are all
06:41
lined with fresh paper each time you
06:42
check in and it's a great place to store
06:45
clothes and valuables and other things
06:48
like that here we have another closet
06:51
here
06:56
and another set of closets over here
07:00
with another safe more drawers in space
07:07
and one last closet over here so very
07:17
luxurious yet comfortable fancy yet
07:21
accessible just a wonderful place to
07:25
spend some time here in London and the
07:30
hotel is so wonderful that aside from
07:32
hotel guests there are residents who
07:36
live here full-time and I think that is
07:39
one of the reasons the staff is so
07:41
amazing because you're not just a hotel
07:44
guest that's coming in and coming out
07:46
the staff is used to both guests that
07:49
actually are residents here for all or
07:51
part of the year and they're also used
07:54
to returning guests who return to this
07:56
iconic hotel year after year after year
07:59
whether for business or pleasure it
08:02
truly is a special place so we'll end
08:06
the tour here in the lovely marble
08:10
bathroom where we have this great shower
08:16
with a rain showerhead there amazing
08:21
deep deep bathtub and you know luxury
08:26
Fred loves bathtubs
08:32
each of the Suites comes with a rubber
08:34
ducky over here we have a very high-tech
08:42
Japanese toilet that does all kinds of
08:45
things for you we have a view here again
08:55
looking up Park Lane their sinks TV in
09:03
the mirror again just a very luxurious
09:10
place to be even here in the bathroom so
09:18
again thanks for going on the tour with
09:24
me we're here again at the dorcester in
09:26
London staying in one of the Dorchester
09:29
Suites and it's been just amazing thank
09:34
you for watching this video and all my
09:37
other videos please comment below
09:41
good bad suggestions criticisms whatever
09:45
it is I love getting feedback from
09:47
people watch them videos and you can
09:51
read my reviews and and my coverage of
09:54
my stay here in London and my stay here
09:56
at the Dorchester on my blog luxury Fred
10:00
comm as well as on examiner.com and rant
10:05
lifestyle comm you just search for
10:07
Freddie Sherman you'll see all the
10:09
articles follow me on Twitter and
10:11
Instagram at luxury Fred and again love
10:16
to hear the comments and suggestions and
10:19
even the criticism to thank you again
10:21
for watching I appreciate it luxury Fred
10:24
here in London [~DETAIL_TEXT] => 00:00
so it's a luxury Fred and we are here in
00:03
London England have one of the best
00:06
hotels in the world the Dorchester and
00:08
we are fortunate enough to be staying in
00:10
one of the hotels iconic Dorchester
00:12
Suites so I wanted to take you inside
00:15
and give you a tour of one of the hotels
00:19
Dorchester Suites so this is suite 417
00:28
and 418 we're going to go inside so the
00:40
tour starts is little foyer area where
00:45
we have some doors so let's see what's
00:51
behind door number one first this is the
00:59
fabulous living room of the Dorchester
01:03
suite so if I can do a little tour here
01:08
we've got a nice dining area over here
01:15
the suite looks out onto Hyde Park and
01:20
we're right on Park Lane down there and
01:22
if it was daytime you'd be able to see
01:25
the beautiful green park across the
01:26
street so continuing the tour again we
01:30
have a nice little dining area over here
01:32
as with all the Dorchester collection
01:35
properties the rooms feature these great
01:38
TVs from Bang & Olufsen and the cool
01:41
thing about this is when you turn it on
01:43
it senses where you're sitting and turns
01:46
to face you which is kind of strange
01:49
here we have a very luxurious yet
01:53
comfortable yet classic kind of living
01:57
room seating area nice coffee table
02:01
hotel brings fresh fruit to the room
02:04
every day which is wonderful and we have
02:07
this classic fireplace
02:09
and I keep having trouble trying to
02:12
light these logs on fire because at the
02:15
dorcester their crystal logs have a
02:19
lovely chinese cabinet over here which
02:23
houses one of the Suites kind of minibar
02:27
areas and we have some snacks drinks
02:35
alcohol snacks and things like that and
02:45
then another full selection inside the
02:51
refrigerator here so continuing on the
03:01
tour each of the Dorchester Suites has
03:05
these kind of signature little outpost
03:09
areas that are on each corner of the
03:12
hotel and as you can see this gives us a
03:15
nice view of traffic there on Park Lane
03:21
and again
03:23
Hyde Park across the street continuing
03:28
the tour have a little workspace desk
03:33
here
03:39
again lots of beautiful windows looking
03:42
on to Hyde Park the room is very filled
03:44
with beautiful sunlight during the day
03:46
and during this trip to London we've
03:49
been fortunate in that we've had
03:51
exceptionally sunny weather so let's go
03:54
behind this door and see what's in here
03:56
well we have more doors so this is kind
04:00
of another little foyer area and here we
04:04
have one of the many closets with a safe
04:09
and drawers and things like that for
04:11
clothes and we go from there behind this
04:17
door into the bedroom again we're in one
04:22
of the Dorchester Suites at the amazing
04:25
Dorchester Hotel here in London England
04:28
so the course the wonderful feature
04:32
about the bedroom is the bed amazing
04:38
four posts to the canopy bed with drapes
04:42
around it fit for Henry the eighth or
04:48
luxury Fred over on this side we have a
04:56
view again looking up pork Lane is the
05:04
rest of the hotel over here about a
05:09
block away down this direction down Park
05:11
Lane is the Dorchester Hotel sister
05:14
property which is called 45 Park Lane
05:17
appropriately enough located at 45 Park
05:20
Lane it has 45 rooms and suites it's all
05:24
done in an amazing Art Deco style it's
05:27
also a member of the Dorchester
05:28
collection and guests there can charge
05:31
things to the room here and back and
05:33
forth and kind of have reciprocal
05:35
privileges at the spa and things like
05:37
that so again continuing on the bedroom
05:40
tour we have this cool window seat that
05:45
again is one of the in these little
05:48
outcroppings that each of the corner
05:50
suites have
05:51
on either side in this room we also have
05:56
a bangin Olsen flat-screen TV up there
05:59
we have an iPad and then in this suite
06:04
in this room this is the minibar area
06:08
inside this cabinet again with a
06:12
refrigerator and selection of drinks and
06:15
snacks and things like that over here
06:21
the bedroom of the dorcester suite here
06:24
has lots of closet space and as with the
06:30
other wonderful Dorchester collection
06:32
hotels we have great cabinetry and
06:37
things like that
06:38
inside the closets so these are all
06:41
lined with fresh paper each time you
06:42
check in and it's a great place to store
06:45
clothes and valuables and other things
06:48
like that here we have another closet
06:51
here
06:56
and another set of closets over here
07:00
with another safe more drawers in space
07:07
and one last closet over here so very
07:17
luxurious yet comfortable fancy yet
07:21
accessible just a wonderful place to
07:25
spend some time here in London and the
07:30
hotel is so wonderful that aside from
07:32
hotel guests there are residents who
07:36
live here full-time and I think that is
07:39
one of the reasons the staff is so
07:41
amazing because you're not just a hotel
07:44
guest that's coming in and coming out
07:46
the staff is used to both guests that
07:49
actually are residents here for all or
07:51
part of the year and they're also used
07:54
to returning guests who return to this
07:56
iconic hotel year after year after year
07:59
whether for business or pleasure it
08:02
truly is a special place so we'll end
08:06
the tour here in the lovely marble
08:10
bathroom where we have this great shower
08:16
with a rain showerhead there amazing
08:21
deep deep bathtub and you know luxury
08:26
Fred loves bathtubs
08:32
each of the Suites comes with a rubber
08:34
ducky over here we have a very high-tech
08:42
Japanese toilet that does all kinds of
08:45
things for you we have a view here again
08:55
looking up Park Lane their sinks TV in
09:03
the mirror again just a very luxurious
09:10
place to be even here in the bathroom so
09:18
again thanks for going on the tour with
09:24
me we're here again at the dorcester in
09:26
London staying in one of the Dorchester
09:29
Suites and it's been just amazing thank
09:34
you for watching this video and all my
09:37
other videos please comment below
09:41
good bad suggestions criticisms whatever
09:45
it is I love getting feedback from
09:47
people watch them videos and you can
09:51
read my reviews and and my coverage of
09:54
my stay here in London and my stay here
09:56
at the Dorchester on my blog luxury Fred
10:00
comm as well as on examiner.com and rant
10:05
lifestyle comm you just search for
10:07
Freddie Sherman you'll see all the
10:09
articles follow me on Twitter and
10:11
Instagram at luxury Fred and again love
10:16
to hear the comments and suggestions and
10:19
even the criticism to thank you again
10:21
for watching I appreciate it luxury Fred
10:24
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- Welcome to the accommodation in London series.
00:03
We're kicking it off with 10 important things
00:05
you should know before you book any accommodation
00:07
and I have a special freebie for you,
00:09
so make sure you watch to the end of the video to get it.
00:11
There is no best area to stay in, in London.
00:15
It's impossible for me to suggest one
00:16
absolutely perfect area for you to stay in
00:19
because there's just no such thing.
00:22
Each area in London is different.
00:23
There are actually tons of great neighborhoods
00:25
but it just depends on what you're looking for
00:28
and what your budget is as to whether
00:30
that's gonna be the best one for you.
00:31
Stay within zones one or two
00:34
or maybe go out to three.
00:36
London's underground system is split into zones
00:38
with the super center of London being zone one
00:41
and as you go farther outside the city,
00:43
the zone number goes up.
00:44
I always recommend staying in zones one or two.
00:46
Anything really beyond that,
00:48
you're gonna be spending a lot of time taking a train
00:50
into the center of London
00:52
and also spending more money on that as well.
00:54
There are few exceptions for zone three though,
00:57
if you really want a local villagy experience,
00:59
places like Richmond and Wimbledon
01:01
are really great for that.
01:03
Hotels are not your only option for accommodation
01:05
when it comes to staying in London.
01:06
If you're on a budget, you can consider staying in hostels,
01:09
where you can just pay for a bed as opposed to a whole room.
01:11
There are also loads of great Airbnb's all around London
01:15
and we even have lots of options for serviced apartments
01:18
which is like staying in an apartment
01:20
but it gets treated like a hotel room.
01:21
If you've never used Airbnb before,
01:23
I have a series about how to use it
01:25
and how to find the best places on Airbnb
01:28
when you're traveling.
01:29
So, click the cart popping up here to watch that
01:31
before you book anything.
01:32
Pick a place close to a tube station.
01:35
If you're planning on using
01:36
public transportation to get around,
01:38
as a rule of thumb,
01:39
don't pick any accommodation that is further
01:41
than 10 minutes walking distance to a tube station.
01:44
Anything farther than that,
01:45
then you're probably gonna get really tired of walking back
01:48
and forth to the tube station
01:49
every time you wanna go some place.
01:51
Don't rely on the hotel
01:52
or the Airbnb to tell you
01:53
what the walking distance is to the tube station.
01:56
Actually put it into Google Maps
01:57
to see what the true time is.
02:00
If you'll be partying,
02:01
choose somewhere close to a stop on the night tube.
02:04
As I'm filming this,
02:05
select lines and select stops on the underground
02:08
are open all night on Friday
02:09
and Saturday nights.
02:11
If you're gonna be partying
02:12
and you don't wanna pay for Ubers
02:13
or taxis to get you home,
02:15
then you wanna stay someplace
02:16
that is close to a tube station
02:18
that's actually gonna be running at night.
02:19
As I'm recording this video,
02:20
they keep adding new lines
02:22
and new stops to the night tube systems.
02:24
So, I have a link down the description box
02:26
that let's you know the most up-to-date information
02:29
on the availability of the service.
02:30
Consider the distance from the airport
02:32
when choosing a place to stay.
02:34
All but one of London's airports are located fairly far
02:37
outside of London.
02:39
So, if you're only coming here for a couple of day,
02:41
you wanna take that into consideration.
02:43
Also if you're planning on taking public transportation,
02:46
to get to and from the airport,
02:48
you wanna double check on Google Maps to see,
02:50
how long it's gonna take you to get public transportation
02:53
to your hotel
02:54
and also, how many time you gonna have to change.
02:57
If you have to take three separate underground lines
02:59
and you're carting around all of your luggage,
03:01
that is gonna be a struggle.
03:02
For a short stay I recommend staying in an airport hub area.
03:06
I consider an area to be an airport hub if it's really easy
03:09
to get to via public transport from the airport.
03:12
So, for Heathrow airport Paddington is a hub
03:14
because the Heathrow connect
03:16
and Heathrow express goes directly to the Padington station.
03:19
For Gatwick staying near Victoria is ideal,
03:21
as that's where the Gatwick express will take you to.
03:23
If you're flying into Stansted
03:25
stay near Liverpool street station.
03:27
If you're planning on taking the Stansted express
03:29
and if you're flying into Luton,
03:31
I'd stay around King's Cross for easy access to get to
03:34
and fro the airport.
03:35
Choose you're location depending
03:36
on what you wanna get out of your trip.
03:38
If you're keen to see all the major sites
03:40
and don't wanna have to hop
03:41
on public transportation all the time,
03:43
then staying in zone one is a must.
03:45
If you want more of a local London experience
03:47
then you can definitely get away with going to zone two
03:50
and maybe some places in zone three.
03:52
Will not get that local experience in zone one
03:54
pretty much no one lives in zone one
03:56
unless you're a Bugilionaire.
03:58
Some of the world's best hotels are in London.
04:00
So, even if you can't afford to stay at the Savoy
04:02
every night of the trip,
04:04
consider like a romantic evening to spend one night
04:08
at one of the really luxurious high-end hotels in London.
04:12
If you pick a date off-peak,
04:13
say during the week,
04:14
you might be able to get a really great deal.
04:16
If you have a hotel in mind for this,
04:17
sign up for their newsletter
04:19
and keep an eye to see if they send you any special offers
04:21
for booking.
04:22
If you want a selection of great accommodation
04:25
handed to you on a silver platter,
04:26
then you need to download my free,
04:28
"where to stay in London" guide.
04:30
It will tell you the best areas to stay while in London
04:33
and also have a lot of great recommendations of hotels
04:36
and Airbnb's to stay in while you're here.
04:38
Click the cart popping up here to get that guide
04:41
and then watch this video next. [~DETAIL_TEXT] => 00:00
- Welcome to the accommodation in London series.
00:03
We're kicking it off with 10 important things
00:05
you should know before you book any accommodation
00:07
and I have a special freebie for you,
00:09
so make sure you watch to the end of the video to get it.
00:11
There is no best area to stay in, in London.
00:15
It's impossible for me to suggest one
00:16
absolutely perfect area for you to stay in
00:19
because there's just no such thing.
00:22
Each area in London is different.
00:23
There are actually tons of great neighborhoods
00:25
but it just depends on what you're looking for
00:28
and what your budget is as to whether
00:30
that's gonna be the best one for you.
00:31
Stay within zones one or two
00:34
or maybe go out to three.
00:36
London's underground system is split into zones
00:38
with the super center of London being zone one
00:41
and as you go farther outside the city,
00:43
the zone number goes up.
00:44
I always recommend staying in zones one or two.
00:46
Anything really beyond that,
00:48
you're gonna be spending a lot of time taking a train
00:50
into the center of London
00:52
and also spending more money on that as well.
00:54
There are few exceptions for zone three though,
00:57
if you really want a local villagy experience,
00:59
places like Richmond and Wimbledon
01:01
are really great for that.
01:03
Hotels are not your only option for accommodation
01:05
when it comes to staying in London.
01:06
If you're on a budget, you can consider staying in hostels,
01:09
where you can just pay for a bed as opposed to a whole room.
01:11
There are also loads of great Airbnb's all around London
01:15
and we even have lots of options for serviced apartments
01:18
which is like staying in an apartment
01:20
but it gets treated like a hotel room.
01:21
If you've never used Airbnb before,
01:23
I have a series about how to use it
01:25
and how to find the best places on Airbnb
01:28
when you're traveling.
01:29
So, click the cart popping up here to watch that
01:31
before you book anything.
01:32
Pick a place close to a tube station.
01:35
If you're planning on using
01:36
public transportation to get around,
01:38
as a rule of thumb,
01:39
don't pick any accommodation that is further
01:41
than 10 minutes walking distance to a tube station.
01:44
Anything farther than that,
01:45
then you're probably gonna get really tired of walking back
01:48
and forth to the tube station
01:49
every time you wanna go some place.
01:51
Don't rely on the hotel
01:52
or the Airbnb to tell you
01:53
what the walking distance is to the tube station.
01:56
Actually put it into Google Maps
01:57
to see what the true time is.
02:00
If you'll be partying,
02:01
choose somewhere close to a stop on the night tube.
02:04
As I'm filming this,
02:05
select lines and select stops on the underground
02:08
are open all night on Friday
02:09
and Saturday nights.
02:11
If you're gonna be partying
02:12
and you don't wanna pay for Ubers
02:13
or taxis to get you home,
02:15
then you wanna stay someplace
02:16
that is close to a tube station
02:18
that's actually gonna be running at night.
02:19
As I'm recording this video,
02:20
they keep adding new lines
02:22
and new stops to the night tube systems.
02:24
So, I have a link down the description box
02:26
that let's you know the most up-to-date information
02:29
on the availability of the service.
02:30
Consider the distance from the airport
02:32
when choosing a place to stay.
02:34
All but one of London's airports are located fairly far
02:37
outside of London.
02:39
So, if you're only coming here for a couple of day,
02:41
you wanna take that into consideration.
02:43
Also if you're planning on taking public transportation,
02:46
to get to and from the airport,
02:48
you wanna double check on Google Maps to see,
02:50
how long it's gonna take you to get public transportation
02:53
to your hotel
02:54
and also, how many time you gonna have to change.
02:57
If you have to take three separate underground lines
02:59
and you're carting around all of your luggage,
03:01
that is gonna be a struggle.
03:02
For a short stay I recommend staying in an airport hub area.
03:06
I consider an area to be an airport hub if it's really easy
03:09
to get to via public transport from the airport.
03:12
So, for Heathrow airport Paddington is a hub
03:14
because the Heathrow connect
03:16
and Heathrow express goes directly to the Padington station.
03:19
For Gatwick staying near Victoria is ideal,
03:21
as that's where the Gatwick express will take you to.
03:23
If you're flying into Stansted
03:25
stay near Liverpool street station.
03:27
If you're planning on taking the Stansted express
03:29
and if you're flying into Luton,
03:31
I'd stay around King's Cross for easy access to get to
03:34
and fro the airport.
03:35
Choose you're location depending
03:36
on what you wanna get out of your trip.
03:38
If you're keen to see all the major sites
03:40
and don't wanna have to hop
03:41
on public transportation all the time,
03:43
then staying in zone one is a must.
03:45
If you want more of a local London experience
03:47
then you can definitely get away with going to zone two
03:50
and maybe some places in zone three.
03:52
Will not get that local experience in zone one
03:54
pretty much no one lives in zone one
03:56
unless you're a Bugilionaire.
03:58
Some of the world's best hotels are in London.
04:00
So, even if you can't afford to stay at the Savoy
04:02
every night of the trip,
04:04
consider like a romantic evening to spend one night
04:08
at one of the really luxurious high-end hotels in London.
04:12
If you pick a date off-peak,
04:13
say during the week,
04:14
you might be able to get a really great deal.
04:16
If you have a hotel in mind for this,
04:17
sign up for their newsletter
04:19
and keep an eye to see if they send you any special offers
04:21
for booking.
04:22
If you want a selection of great accommodation
04:25
handed to you on a silver platter,
04:26
then you need to download my free,
04:28
"where to stay in London" guide.
04:30
It will tell you the best areas to stay while in London
04:33
and also have a lot of great recommendations of hotels
04:36
and Airbnb's to stay in while you're here.
04:38
Click the cart popping up here to get that guide
04:41
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Video subtitles: The Merrion Hotel Is a Home Away From Home in the Heart of Dublin, Ireland | Eat. Stay. Love.

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ruk they got my name wrong again the
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Marion hotel is located in the heart of
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Dublin were right in the city centre
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once you arrive in the hotel you don't
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have very far to go to explore the
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sights and sounds of Dublin what are we
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about to enjoy here our take on the
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traditional afternoon tea as well as
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being a hotel the Marion also houses one
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of the most significant art collections
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in Ireland we decided back in 2009 to
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take a different twist on the
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traditional afternoon tea and encompass
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the art collection that's housed in the
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hotel
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each one of these pieces of art which
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provide the inspiration for the pastries
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are located here at the Marion we kept
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the color of the Garter and also at the
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new parking sign in front of the desert
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[Music]
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the houses were built in the 1760s by
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Charles Stanley monk Lord monk who
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occupied house number 22 the most
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historically significant of the town
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houses is number 24 primarily remembered
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for being the birthplace of Arthur
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Wellesley the first Duke of Wellington
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it was someone's home a rich it was
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someone's home and that would be our
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Ray's undeath really mourning that our
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guests are a home away from home
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the gardens is probably one of the most
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surprising features of the hotel it's
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three quarters of an acre little oasis
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of tranquility really so there is an
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awful lot for a guest to choose from and
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to experience when they stay with us I
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am staying in the Lord Monck suite come
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and have a look at my room Wow
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it's a bit of a juxtaposition between
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the old tradition and like the modern
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finishes which is something that seems
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to be happening all around the hotel the
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Marian destruction is the perfect place
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to stay whether you're a business
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traveler or just a tourist but I checked
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in and was immediately shown to my room
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which was lucky enough to be the Lord
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Monck suite during the afternoon I had
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Artie with the hotel manager and then I
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came back down here to the cellar bar
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and I'm now enjoying one of their
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crafted beers soldier
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[Music]
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