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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
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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
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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 [SUBTITLES_PART2] => 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.
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I don't want to know what that is oh hey
00:05
I don't know what that is that's brown
00:07
and it's a scam bucks no I swear you
00:15
like just like to see me suffer okay so
00:18
a couple of weeks ago we went and stayed
00:20
in the worst rated hotel in Birmingham
00:22
if you missed it 100% going check that
00:25
out and it is time again but this time
00:27
we're going to London times gonna be
00:30
different because we're gonna be staying
00:31
in a wonderful establishment called
00:33
Hotel Sofia is right next door to
00:36
Paddington Station
00:37
it cost me you know what I'm gonna keep
00:41
that one under wraps I'm not gonna let
00:43
you know how much it cost until after I
00:45
don't want it to sway you but let's just
00:46
say if it's just at least a fraction
00:50
decent it's worth it we are upping the
00:53
ante in this video
00:54
ladies and gentlemen and my non-binary
00:56
beauties because I went onto Amazon and
00:59
as per your request
01:01
God backlight we can rip everything
01:04
apart pull the sheets of look at the
01:06
mattress look at the pillows the
01:07
bathroom I also picked up some white
01:09
cotton gloves so we can examine the dust
01:12
levels and we're just going full
01:14
investigation mode so full disclaimer
01:17
this is the worst rated hotel I'm not
01:20
calling it the worst hotel it's just
01:22
simple fact that it's one of the worst
01:24
rated hotels in London okay so this
01:27
hotel got one excellent rating one three
01:32
good 14 average 27 pool and 80 terrible
01:37
it looks great but unlike the Britannia
01:40
hotel that we did in Birmingham maybe a
01:41
couple of weeks ago
01:42
this one doesn't try and lie with the
01:44
expectation versus reality on the room
01:46
but how horrible is it let's read some
01:48
reviews hell hole one circle this is
01:51
quite definitely West they find there
01:53
the same dirty shower did not work
01:54
properly team he did not work absolutely
01:56
awful what is it did not feel safe
01:58
fabulous hotel from hell hands down the
02:01
worst hotel I've ever been - smelly
02:03
filthy but rhythm the only thing
02:06
sound about the only thing is if there
02:09
are bedbugs and I can't change into a
02:11
room that doesn't have bedbugs I
02:13
honestly will not stay there and getting
02:16
a last minute sounded really expensive
02:19
so let's hope there's no air little
02:21
critters joining us don't book here
02:24
worst and terrible don't book yet will
02:26
disappoint your whole trip real
02:28
nightmare the bed had live bugs and I
02:32
think that's enough reviews I'm going to
02:34
finish packing we're gonna head down to
02:35
London and I will see you a hotel Sofia
02:38
well we'll get our investigation hats on
02:41
and pray to all the lords that we can
02:46
sleep in that establishment tonight's
02:52
[Music]
02:53
they say shooting for one night
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[Music]
03:26
no bags go on the bed until we check it
03:30
right quick overview this is the room
03:35
mean from a distance doesn't look bad at
03:39
all for what you're paying which I'll
03:42
tell you soon
03:43
oh god oh god oh god the stains oh my
03:48
god
03:49
it's okay nice another drip you tap is
03:54
this a thing okay we need to go through
03:59
specifics got my cheap white gloves on
04:02
from Amazon I feel like a crime
04:03
detective or something okay there's a
04:06
lot to cover we're gonna start with the
04:08
entrance do a really good walkthrough I
04:12
guess some lights it was already on
04:17
excellent nice crack there but I ain't
04:20
gonna hold that against them good
04:22
Anthony skirting boards now
04:27
oh my god it's thick it's thick that's
04:34
really my stuff since days I don't want
04:39
to know what that is
04:40
Oh me I don't know what that is but it's
04:45
brown and it's a steer then we have the
04:48
bathroom door
04:50
nice nice if they like fill that in with
04:54
cardboard that's lovely that how did it
05:00
get there that is my question all right
05:02
we're gonna do it because I mean that
05:04
was from the skirting board so we're
05:06
going to look to the other finger okay
05:11
never heard I'm gonna have to ask Adam
05:14
Scott what this is all about
05:15
that's the electrician only he was here
05:18
to save me now what is that that red
05:23
thing again Eli Scott oh no it gets
05:28
worse oh wow that is thick that is
05:37
really thick you seal the skirting like
05:41
board linings whatever you call these
05:43
the trimmings very new look in very good
05:46
condition
05:47
oh and then we have some lush stains
05:49
right there that is nice Oh more oh it
05:52
doesn't end all we have a nice splatter
05:55
something again not sure I want to know
05:59
army you know they need just need a
06:01
little pledge I need a little pledge in
06:02
their life on that behind nothing
06:07
untoward Oh God
06:09
the cats or now from the last one
06:11
someone's home it's about you check the
06:12
kettle this time and this one is already
06:16
giving me the I don't need coffee in my
06:19
life anymore vibe which if you know me
06:22
says a lot
06:23
so the kettle itself is absolutely
06:25
filthy on the outside I mean it hasn't
06:28
even been wiped
06:29
oh that's a buildup
06:35
you've got ah oh that oh that is
06:40
disgusting that is so I don't know if
06:44
you can see that even Wow
06:50
Oh God the mugs no hold on I need light
06:57
for this
07:00
oh my god they have their rank ah me are
07:10
you clear that no one uses these cups
07:13
and haven't for a long time what about
07:16
just surface dust cuz alright they don't
07:18
clean the skirting boards but surely
07:20
they give the surfaces of wipe all
07:23
there's a hair I kidding oh it's sticky
07:25
there you know you're just passing
07:27
sticky not not horrific but it's like
07:32
all sticky there what is that nasty
07:37
right so yep
07:43
nice Oh lovely
07:47
oh that's fabulous so many hairs it's
07:52
like a family of hairs
07:54
Oh DNA that's in this room new clothes
07:59
[Music]
08:01
are you oh you do Oh
08:08
now you don't oh god it's like falling
08:17
apart on me okay so the window doesn't
08:21
close that's fab in winter I'm glad they
08:25
have that feature it's like the air
08:27
conditioning he never asked for in
08:28
February in London you okay for the bed
08:31
we're gonna do is we're gonna do black
08:33
lights last I just need to check for
08:36
bedbugs and visible stains to the naked
08:39
eye first I'm gonna give myself a little
08:41
bit of privacy because people are
08:43
definitely watching all right there's
08:46
some fresh gloves on so I don't dirty up
08:47
the bed and be misleading so we've got
08:49
our two beauty soaps love live let's do
08:52
the towels first from first glance not
08:56
bad at all oh oh nice well you know
08:59
wouldn't be a party without you babe oh
09:03
you know oh another one and another one
09:08
and another one
09:11
my god it's just covered in people and
09:14
of course one on the pillow nice
09:17
lost stain there lovely so someone asked
09:21
me in the last video how do I check for
09:23
bedbugs right if you can't actually see
09:26
bedbugs then you need to look for little
09:30
red dots on the cover so what you do is
09:33
you pull back on this and they'll
09:39
normally be hiding like around the seams
09:41
and stuff in here so you want to check
09:47
like all of the edges they're really
09:50
tiny when they haven't been feeding
09:52
that's why normally if you look for red
09:54
spots and stuff you it's a giveaway sign
09:56
and if it's absolutely over in like
09:59
infested they will crawl up the walls
10:02
but apparently if they're crawling up
10:04
the walls that's like next-level in
10:06
infestation kind of thing so give me a
10:09
second okay so far so good
10:20
lordy Lordy I think we're all right
10:23
right I think we're okay for bedbugs I
10:26
don't see any sign of bedbugs no little
10:29
black bugs obviously or any spots
10:31
staining nothing creepy crawly no even
10:34
tiny low black spots like those one but
10:37
it was Beth laughs I watched her and it
10:39
was so tiny and I just picked up this
10:41
fluff so I think we're good I think we
10:43
can stay here tonight
10:44
yay bathroom nice all right let's start
10:50
a sink and the lights is oh my god my
10:58
wall is going on
11:01
the mirror is filthy it's gonna be
11:04
really hard to show you it's got lots of
11:08
splatters on it well now that's the kind
11:13
of sinkhole you like to see look at it
11:16
it coats it in God knows what side so
11:20
again we understand at the bottom of the
11:22
walls the connector to the floor
11:24
I'm not Wayne oh here Oh noise oh I mean
11:37
come on at least clean the toilet oh why
11:48
is this not clean much as I stood I
11:54
slightly listening to this I have the
11:56
bloody ha oh come on you cannot run a
12:00
hotel like this
12:03
you want to use these it's just our
12:09
gonna trick for the shower nice
12:13
oh I love a gradient I love a good
12:16
gradient okay
12:18
start from the bottom work our way up so
12:20
go lots of like watermarks which oh my
12:23
god they come off so easy there's no
12:25
excuse for this this is the end of the
12:29
shower curtain Mamma Mia
12:32
well that's nice I like that oh we got
12:35
some mold love a bit of mold it's like
12:40
everywhere you turn
12:42
oh it's the moment you're all waiting
12:44
for it's got actually said to me you
12:46
actually gonna do the blacklight on the
12:47
bed before you have to get in it because
12:49
I do it in the morning I'm like no I
12:51
need to do it today
12:51
I like this half face we got I'm gonna
12:53
see if we get dark enough though with
12:55
these curtains they'll show up otherwise
12:57
we're gonna have to wait till later to
12:58
get the full effect
13:01
they go all right curtains have been
13:04
closed kind of waiting yeah they're
13:17
pretty clean
13:23
[Music]
13:24
hmm okay towels pass the test pillowcase
13:29
is clean right pillowcases are clean oh
13:36
wow
13:38
I say let's take the pillowcase off I
13:42
first like have alien it's like a pod no
13:46
way how old are they no pillow
13:51
protectors Ben I'm not overly surprised
13:53
Wow that is bold nothing crazy
13:59
except for the states of this pillow
14:02
another hair lush take it away I mean at
14:08
that and that's real bad but in terms of
14:14
stains sweat stains etc I mean maybe
14:20
it's just so old it's just a pile of
14:21
dust now but nothing showing up actually
14:25
quite disappointed Oh
14:29
oh that's nice oh that's so nice
14:35
get off so I need I might
14:38
okay nevermind what is that
14:47
nice trip the bloody hell is up
14:55
Hey
14:58
God feels like a sign can you not even
15:01
see that
15:04
why does this say a there when I shine
15:07
this light on it
15:09
no bueno okay I think it's pretty safe
15:12
to get on oh oh oh when your knee hits a
15:17
spring then the floor hooray right I
15:20
want to say that in general they've
15:24
cleaned the sheets pretty well before it
15:26
is time so this is a pretty new mattress
15:31
because I heard all the new ones now
15:33
come with big tears in them oh that's
15:35
nice
15:37
see that right there you know I think
15:41
the bed I was expecting worse I'm not
15:45
gonna lie I was expecting worse that's
15:52
on the shower
15:59
oh that's really good that's really nice
16:02
oh I didn't even think to check under
16:05
here
16:06
whoa I didn't even think to look under
16:11
here
16:16
Wow oh wow
16:21
oh that looks like bloody I don't know I
16:28
mean that I don't want to see that I
16:35
gotta use that so it is now a 3 p.m.
16:43
we've done our walkthroughs doing our
16:44
white glove we can conclude it's
16:47
absolutely filthy and disgusting ok but
16:50
there are no bedbugs and they'll barely
16:52
any stains on the mattress and the
16:53
sheets do seem to be clean so oh no go
16:56
ahead now I've found a cafe or a bar or
16:58
something and just do some work for
16:59
esterday and not be in this room and
17:01
then we're gonna come back tonight
17:03
of course or film then we'll film then I
17:10
will get some sleep and we'll do the
17:12
whole nighttime thing but I think that's
17:14
enough for me just for now I hope you're
17:17
enjoying it so far
17:18
I'll see you tonight I've high bun which
17:21
means it is time for bed
17:24
Oh ahh so comfortable so luxurious okay
17:29
so I'm gonna try and sleep tonight
17:31
actually I've gotta say this bed is nice
17:35
but how does the one in Birmingham we're
17:37
gonna sleep it's very noisy the moment
17:39
an ambulance or police car comes past
17:41
coz I can't close the window it's very
17:43
loud but I've got some Shane Dawson to
17:46
watch so I will be okay and I will ever
17:49
give you updates
17:50
hopefully not through the nights cuz I
17:52
will sleep through the night but we
17:54
shall see we shall see on it you know I
18:04
just missed like a nice chorus of cars
18:11
there was nice I enjoyed that the
18:14
beeping that's horns that's Pleasant
18:19
my throat is really a tube full of dust
18:25
you know I didn't realize yesterday the
18:30
heavy hand towels that Heine good
18:35
morning how is everyone
18:37
would you believe I slept through the
18:40
night
18:41
morning London huh Oh lovely sky
19:08
breakfast I was gonna sit there and film
19:20
a little video but maybe not would you
19:26
believe I actually had a really good
19:29
sleep last night it took me a long time
19:31
to get to sleep don't get me wrong what
19:34
is it with these really bad hotels that
19:35
I have really good night sleeps
19:37
maybe I just belong in the dirt and the
19:40
filth little hand towels just sit on
19:43
here
19:43
we can talk I'm gonna run through some
19:46
ratings and just give this place an
19:49
overview this hotel right next to
19:52
Paddington train station which is
19:54
literally just there cost 40 pounds a
19:58
night when I saw this I was like it's
20:00
gonna have to be pretty bad to kind of
20:02
counteract the incredible one location
20:05
and to price center of London except
20:08
Paddington Station for 40 pounds a night
20:10
that is insane but so is this room okay
20:14
so ratings the staff have been nothing
20:17
but nice so far nothing but friendly the
20:21
person who checked me in last night
20:22
absolutely lovely kind whatever for the
20:25
staff at least an eighth complimentary
20:28
shampoos out of ten for the location
20:31
I've gotta give it an 8 I've got to give
20:32
it an 8 out of 10 - location I wouldn't
20:34
give in 10 just cuz it is so noisy at
20:38
night and in the morn
20:39
there's no way you can relay drillings
20:41
already started for me the perfect
20:43
location of a hotel is like near this
20:46
kind of place which is slightly off side
20:48
waiting a little bit of quiet but I
20:50
easily hello
20:51
cleanliness I'm sorry I've got to give
20:54
the cleanliness rating a one bedbug out
20:57
of ten because at least the sheets were
21:00
clean got just everywhere I'm looking
21:02
it's just absolutely disgusting and to
21:05
me it's not like the Birmingham one at
21:07
least the Birmingham one was pretty
21:10
clean except for under the bed in the
21:12
skirting boards but it was nothing like
21:14
this the Birmingham one in terms of that
21:16
we should super outdated and broken my
21:19
mind there is no excuse for hotel to be
21:24
this dirty a little soap and water it's
21:28
not expensive but oh my god it's got to
21:30
a point where they'd have to literally
21:33
gut the place now
21:40
and a good morning to you too I guess
21:43
they'll be fried chicken it would have
21:44
to take a lot for me not to recommend
21:47
this even as a backup because with the
21:49
Birmingham one I always I said you know
21:51
look if you really need there just a
21:53
place to crash further price it's a
21:56
bargain it's not the greatest place but
21:58
you'll survive for the night I can not
22:01
even for forty pounds near Paddington
22:04
Station in this location and that ranked
22:06
I can't recommend it I cannot even
22:10
recommend it even if I mean you'd have
22:12
to be really desperate really really
22:16
stop it
22:18
really really desperate um yeah I can't
22:21
I can't I'm sorry
22:22
so whilst the staff and the location it
22:25
got high scores I don't even feel fair
22:28
giving it an average because those two
22:31
scores would bring it up because within
22:33
the room and the bathroom and everything
22:36
is so bad I can't give it it even half
22:40
decent rating so there we have it
22:43
Hotel Sophia in London and one thousand
22:47
and something kind of one thousand or
22:48
something it was like pretty much at the
22:50
bottom of over a thousand hotels in
22:52
London and I know why now but anyway I
22:55
hope you enjoyed another episode of me
22:58
investigating of the worst rated hotels
23:01
to be fair even though it's grimy it's
23:05
dirty it's a lot of fun to make these
23:07
videos and I'm really glad that you are
23:08
enjoying them as well so if you have any
23:11
other hotels in the UK or abroad and put
23:14
together like a list whenever you put
23:15
recommendations in I'm straight to
23:17
TripAdvisor to see what the rating is
23:18
and things like that
23:19
so do let me know down below if you had
23:21
a horrific hotel experience and where I
23:23
should visit next yeah I love you and
23:25
leave you and I'll see you in the next
23:26
video so I just checked out and the
23:31
cleaner took my key and I asked for an
23:33
invoice so I can claim
23:36
and just tell me the receptionist is
23:39
asleep I said what can you wake them up
23:42
I mean it makes sense if they using that
23:47
mop [~DETAIL_TEXT] => 00:00
I don't want to know what that is oh hey
00:05
I don't know what that is that's brown
00:07
and it's a scam bucks no I swear you
00:15
like just like to see me suffer okay so
00:18
a couple of weeks ago we went and stayed
00:20
in the worst rated hotel in Birmingham
00:22
if you missed it 100% going check that
00:25
out and it is time again but this time
00:27
we're going to London times gonna be
00:30
different because we're gonna be staying
00:31
in a wonderful establishment called
00:33
Hotel Sofia is right next door to
00:36
Paddington Station
00:37
it cost me you know what I'm gonna keep
00:41
that one under wraps I'm not gonna let
00:43
you know how much it cost until after I
00:45
don't want it to sway you but let's just
00:46
say if it's just at least a fraction
00:50
decent it's worth it we are upping the
00:53
ante in this video
00:54
ladies and gentlemen and my non-binary
00:56
beauties because I went onto Amazon and
00:59
as per your request
01:01
God backlight we can rip everything
01:04
apart pull the sheets of look at the
01:06
mattress look at the pillows the
01:07
bathroom I also picked up some white
01:09
cotton gloves so we can examine the dust
01:12
levels and we're just going full
01:14
investigation mode so full disclaimer
01:17
this is the worst rated hotel I'm not
01:20
calling it the worst hotel it's just
01:22
simple fact that it's one of the worst
01:24
rated hotels in London okay so this
01:27
hotel got one excellent rating one three
01:32
good 14 average 27 pool and 80 terrible
01:37
it looks great but unlike the Britannia
01:40
hotel that we did in Birmingham maybe a
01:41
couple of weeks ago
01:42
this one doesn't try and lie with the
01:44
expectation versus reality on the room
01:46
but how horrible is it let's read some
01:48
reviews hell hole one circle this is
01:51
quite definitely West they find there
01:53
the same dirty shower did not work
01:54
properly team he did not work absolutely
01:56
awful what is it did not feel safe
01:58
fabulous hotel from hell hands down the
02:01
worst hotel I've ever been - smelly
02:03
filthy but rhythm the only thing
02:06
sound about the only thing is if there
02:09
are bedbugs and I can't change into a
02:11
room that doesn't have bedbugs I
02:13
honestly will not stay there and getting
02:16
a last minute sounded really expensive
02:19
so let's hope there's no air little
02:21
critters joining us don't book here
02:24
worst and terrible don't book yet will
02:26
disappoint your whole trip real
02:28
nightmare the bed had live bugs and I
02:32
think that's enough reviews I'm going to
02:34
finish packing we're gonna head down to
02:35
London and I will see you a hotel Sofia
02:38
well we'll get our investigation hats on
02:41
and pray to all the lords that we can
02:46
sleep in that establishment tonight's
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[Music]
02:53
they say shooting for one night
03:02
[Music]
03:26
no bags go on the bed until we check it
03:30
right quick overview this is the room
03:35
mean from a distance doesn't look bad at
03:39
all for what you're paying which I'll
03:42
tell you soon
03:43
oh god oh god oh god the stains oh my
03:48
god
03:49
it's okay nice another drip you tap is
03:54
this a thing okay we need to go through
03:59
specifics got my cheap white gloves on
04:02
from Amazon I feel like a crime
04:03
detective or something okay there's a
04:06
lot to cover we're gonna start with the
04:08
entrance do a really good walkthrough I
04:12
guess some lights it was already on
04:17
excellent nice crack there but I ain't
04:20
gonna hold that against them good
04:22
Anthony skirting boards now
04:27
oh my god it's thick it's thick that's
04:34
really my stuff since days I don't want
04:39
to know what that is
04:40
Oh me I don't know what that is but it's
04:45
brown and it's a steer then we have the
04:48
bathroom door
04:50
nice nice if they like fill that in with
04:54
cardboard that's lovely that how did it
05:00
get there that is my question all right
05:02
we're gonna do it because I mean that
05:04
was from the skirting board so we're
05:06
going to look to the other finger okay
05:11
never heard I'm gonna have to ask Adam
05:14
Scott what this is all about
05:15
that's the electrician only he was here
05:18
to save me now what is that that red
05:23
thing again Eli Scott oh no it gets
05:28
worse oh wow that is thick that is
05:37
really thick you seal the skirting like
05:41
board linings whatever you call these
05:43
the trimmings very new look in very good
05:46
condition
05:47
oh and then we have some lush stains
05:49
right there that is nice Oh more oh it
05:52
doesn't end all we have a nice splatter
05:55
something again not sure I want to know
05:59
army you know they need just need a
06:01
little pledge I need a little pledge in
06:02
their life on that behind nothing
06:07
untoward Oh God
06:09
the cats or now from the last one
06:11
someone's home it's about you check the
06:12
kettle this time and this one is already
06:16
giving me the I don't need coffee in my
06:19
life anymore vibe which if you know me
06:22
says a lot
06:23
so the kettle itself is absolutely
06:25
filthy on the outside I mean it hasn't
06:28
even been wiped
06:29
oh that's a buildup
06:35
you've got ah oh that oh that is
06:40
disgusting that is so I don't know if
06:44
you can see that even Wow
06:50
Oh God the mugs no hold on I need light
06:57
for this
07:00
oh my god they have their rank ah me are
07:10
you clear that no one uses these cups
07:13
and haven't for a long time what about
07:16
just surface dust cuz alright they don't
07:18
clean the skirting boards but surely
07:20
they give the surfaces of wipe all
07:23
there's a hair I kidding oh it's sticky
07:25
there you know you're just passing
07:27
sticky not not horrific but it's like
07:32
all sticky there what is that nasty
07:37
right so yep
07:43
nice Oh lovely
07:47
oh that's fabulous so many hairs it's
07:52
like a family of hairs
07:54
Oh DNA that's in this room new clothes
07:59
[Music]
08:01
are you oh you do Oh
08:08
now you don't oh god it's like falling
08:17
apart on me okay so the window doesn't
08:21
close that's fab in winter I'm glad they
08:25
have that feature it's like the air
08:27
conditioning he never asked for in
08:28
February in London you okay for the bed
08:31
we're gonna do is we're gonna do black
08:33
lights last I just need to check for
08:36
bedbugs and visible stains to the naked
08:39
eye first I'm gonna give myself a little
08:41
bit of privacy because people are
08:43
definitely watching all right there's
08:46
some fresh gloves on so I don't dirty up
08:47
the bed and be misleading so we've got
08:49
our two beauty soaps love live let's do
08:52
the towels first from first glance not
08:56
bad at all oh oh nice well you know
08:59
wouldn't be a party without you babe oh
09:03
you know oh another one and another one
09:08
and another one
09:11
my god it's just covered in people and
09:14
of course one on the pillow nice
09:17
lost stain there lovely so someone asked
09:21
me in the last video how do I check for
09:23
bedbugs right if you can't actually see
09:26
bedbugs then you need to look for little
09:30
red dots on the cover so what you do is
09:33
you pull back on this and they'll
09:39
normally be hiding like around the seams
09:41
and stuff in here so you want to check
09:47
like all of the edges they're really
09:50
tiny when they haven't been feeding
09:52
that's why normally if you look for red
09:54
spots and stuff you it's a giveaway sign
09:56
and if it's absolutely over in like
09:59
infested they will crawl up the walls
10:02
but apparently if they're crawling up
10:04
the walls that's like next-level in
10:06
infestation kind of thing so give me a
10:09
second okay so far so good
10:20
lordy Lordy I think we're all right
10:23
right I think we're okay for bedbugs I
10:26
don't see any sign of bedbugs no little
10:29
black bugs obviously or any spots
10:31
staining nothing creepy crawly no even
10:34
tiny low black spots like those one but
10:37
it was Beth laughs I watched her and it
10:39
was so tiny and I just picked up this
10:41
fluff so I think we're good I think we
10:43
can stay here tonight
10:44
yay bathroom nice all right let's start
10:50
a sink and the lights is oh my god my
10:58
wall is going on
11:01
the mirror is filthy it's gonna be
11:04
really hard to show you it's got lots of
11:08
splatters on it well now that's the kind
11:13
of sinkhole you like to see look at it
11:16
it coats it in God knows what side so
11:20
again we understand at the bottom of the
11:22
walls the connector to the floor
11:24
I'm not Wayne oh here Oh noise oh I mean
11:37
come on at least clean the toilet oh why
11:48
is this not clean much as I stood I
11:54
slightly listening to this I have the
11:56
bloody ha oh come on you cannot run a
12:00
hotel like this
12:03
you want to use these it's just our
12:09
gonna trick for the shower nice
12:13
oh I love a gradient I love a good
12:16
gradient okay
12:18
start from the bottom work our way up so
12:20
go lots of like watermarks which oh my
12:23
god they come off so easy there's no
12:25
excuse for this this is the end of the
12:29
shower curtain Mamma Mia
12:32
well that's nice I like that oh we got
12:35
some mold love a bit of mold it's like
12:40
everywhere you turn
12:42
oh it's the moment you're all waiting
12:44
for it's got actually said to me you
12:46
actually gonna do the blacklight on the
12:47
bed before you have to get in it because
12:49
I do it in the morning I'm like no I
12:51
need to do it today
12:51
I like this half face we got I'm gonna
12:53
see if we get dark enough though with
12:55
these curtains they'll show up otherwise
12:57
we're gonna have to wait till later to
12:58
get the full effect
13:01
they go all right curtains have been
13:04
closed kind of waiting yeah they're
13:17
pretty clean
13:23
[Music]
13:24
hmm okay towels pass the test pillowcase
13:29
is clean right pillowcases are clean oh
13:36
wow
13:38
I say let's take the pillowcase off I
13:42
first like have alien it's like a pod no
13:46
way how old are they no pillow
13:51
protectors Ben I'm not overly surprised
13:53
Wow that is bold nothing crazy
13:59
except for the states of this pillow
14:02
another hair lush take it away I mean at
14:08
that and that's real bad but in terms of
14:14
stains sweat stains etc I mean maybe
14:20
it's just so old it's just a pile of
14:21
dust now but nothing showing up actually
14:25
quite disappointed Oh
14:29
oh that's nice oh that's so nice
14:35
get off so I need I might
14:38
okay nevermind what is that
14:47
nice trip the bloody hell is up
14:55
Hey
14:58
God feels like a sign can you not even
15:01
see that
15:04
why does this say a there when I shine
15:07
this light on it
15:09
no bueno okay I think it's pretty safe
15:12
to get on oh oh oh when your knee hits a
15:17
spring then the floor hooray right I
15:20
want to say that in general they've
15:24
cleaned the sheets pretty well before it
15:26
is time so this is a pretty new mattress
15:31
because I heard all the new ones now
15:33
come with big tears in them oh that's
15:35
nice
15:37
see that right there you know I think
15:41
the bed I was expecting worse I'm not
15:45
gonna lie I was expecting worse that's
15:52
on the shower
15:59
oh that's really good that's really nice
16:02
oh I didn't even think to check under
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here
16:06
whoa I didn't even think to look under
16:11
here
16:16
Wow oh wow
16:21
oh that looks like bloody I don't know I
16:28
mean that I don't want to see that I
16:35
gotta use that so it is now a 3 p.m.
16:43
we've done our walkthroughs doing our
16:44
white glove we can conclude it's
16:47
absolutely filthy and disgusting ok but
16:50
there are no bedbugs and they'll barely
16:52
any stains on the mattress and the
16:53
sheets do seem to be clean so oh no go
16:56
ahead now I've found a cafe or a bar or
16:58
something and just do some work for
16:59
esterday and not be in this room and
17:01
then we're gonna come back tonight
17:03
of course or film then we'll film then I
17:10
will get some sleep and we'll do the
17:12
whole nighttime thing but I think that's
17:14
enough for me just for now I hope you're
17:17
enjoying it so far
17:18
I'll see you tonight I've high bun which
17:21
means it is time for bed
17:24
Oh ahh so comfortable so luxurious okay
17:29
so I'm gonna try and sleep tonight
17:31
actually I've gotta say this bed is nice
17:35
but how does the one in Birmingham we're
17:37
gonna sleep it's very noisy the moment
17:39
an ambulance or police car comes past
17:41
coz I can't close the window it's very
17:43
loud but I've got some Shane Dawson to
17:46
watch so I will be okay and I will ever
17:49
give you updates
17:50
hopefully not through the nights cuz I
17:52
will sleep through the night but we
17:54
shall see we shall see on it you know I
18:04
just missed like a nice chorus of cars
18:11
there was nice I enjoyed that the
18:14
beeping that's horns that's Pleasant
18:19
my throat is really a tube full of dust
18:25
you know I didn't realize yesterday the
18:30
heavy hand towels that Heine good
18:35
morning how is everyone
18:37
would you believe I slept through the
18:40
night
18:41
morning London huh Oh lovely sky
19:08
breakfast I was gonna sit there and film
19:20
a little video but maybe not would you
19:26
believe I actually had a really good
19:29
sleep last night it took me a long time
19:31
to get to sleep don't get me wrong what
19:34
is it with these really bad hotels that
19:35
I have really good night sleeps
19:37
maybe I just belong in the dirt and the
19:40
filth little hand towels just sit on
19:43
here
19:43
we can talk I'm gonna run through some
19:46
ratings and just give this place an
19:49
overview this hotel right next to
19:52
Paddington train station which is
19:54
literally just there cost 40 pounds a
19:58
night when I saw this I was like it's
20:00
gonna have to be pretty bad to kind of
20:02
counteract the incredible one location
20:05
and to price center of London except
20:08
Paddington Station for 40 pounds a night
20:10
that is insane but so is this room okay
20:14
so ratings the staff have been nothing
20:17
but nice so far nothing but friendly the
20:21
person who checked me in last night
20:22
absolutely lovely kind whatever for the
20:25
staff at least an eighth complimentary
20:28
shampoos out of ten for the location
20:31
I've gotta give it an 8 I've got to give
20:32
it an 8 out of 10 - location I wouldn't
20:34
give in 10 just cuz it is so noisy at
20:38
night and in the morn
20:39
there's no way you can relay drillings
20:41
already started for me the perfect
20:43
location of a hotel is like near this
20:46
kind of place which is slightly off side
20:48
waiting a little bit of quiet but I
20:50
easily hello
20:51
cleanliness I'm sorry I've got to give
20:54
the cleanliness rating a one bedbug out
20:57
of ten because at least the sheets were
21:00
clean got just everywhere I'm looking
21:02
it's just absolutely disgusting and to
21:05
me it's not like the Birmingham one at
21:07
least the Birmingham one was pretty
21:10
clean except for under the bed in the
21:12
skirting boards but it was nothing like
21:14
this the Birmingham one in terms of that
21:16
we should super outdated and broken my
21:19
mind there is no excuse for hotel to be
21:24
this dirty a little soap and water it's
21:28
not expensive but oh my god it's got to
21:30
a point where they'd have to literally
21:33
gut the place now
21:40
and a good morning to you too I guess
21:43
they'll be fried chicken it would have
21:44
to take a lot for me not to recommend
21:47
this even as a backup because with the
21:49
Birmingham one I always I said you know
21:51
look if you really need there just a
21:53
place to crash further price it's a
21:56
bargain it's not the greatest place but
21:58
you'll survive for the night I can not
22:01
even for forty pounds near Paddington
22:04
Station in this location and that ranked
22:06
I can't recommend it I cannot even
22:10
recommend it even if I mean you'd have
22:12
to be really desperate really really
22:16
stop it
22:18
really really desperate um yeah I can't
22:21
I can't I'm sorry
22:22
so whilst the staff and the location it
22:25
got high scores I don't even feel fair
22:28
giving it an average because those two
22:31
scores would bring it up because within
22:33
the room and the bathroom and everything
22:36
is so bad I can't give it it even half
22:40
decent rating so there we have it
22:43
Hotel Sophia in London and one thousand
22:47
and something kind of one thousand or
22:48
something it was like pretty much at the
22:50
bottom of over a thousand hotels in
22:52
London and I know why now but anyway I
22:55
hope you enjoyed another episode of me
22:58
investigating of the worst rated hotels
23:01
to be fair even though it's grimy it's
23:05
dirty it's a lot of fun to make these
23:07
videos and I'm really glad that you are
23:08
enjoying them as well so if you have any
23:11
other hotels in the UK or abroad and put
23:14
together like a list whenever you put
23:15
recommendations in I'm straight to
23:17
TripAdvisor to see what the rating is
23:18
and things like that
23:19
so do let me know down below if you had
23:21
a horrific hotel experience and where I
23:23
should visit next yeah I love you and
23:25
leave you and I'll see you in the next
23:26
video so I just checked out and the
23:31
cleaner took my key and I asked for an
23:33
invoice so I can claim
23:36
and just tell me the receptionist is
23:39
asleep I said what can you wake them up
23:42
I mean it makes sense if they using that
23:47
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next up the legendary London hotel the
00:11
Ritz
00:11
[Music]
00:17
which has dominated Piccadilly uns and
00:19
chairs for over a century
00:20
[Music]
00:26
the hotel was opened on the 24th of May
00:29
1906 by Cesare Ritz the ruling monarch
00:33
edward ii described caesar who had built
00:36
the Ritz in Paris nine years earlier as
00:38
Hotel EUR two Kings the king of
00:40
hoteliers built in a French chateau
00:44
style with Belle Epoque features it was
00:47
a first large building in London with a
00:49
steel structure over the years the hotel
00:53
has attracted all the rich and famous
00:54
monarchy and also minnows from around
00:57
the world either to stay or to marvel at
01:00
one of the most famous sites in London
01:02
if not England this is one of the most
01:09
dramatic rooms in the hotel and is named
01:11
after the French Queen Marie Antoinette
01:13
in fact the furnishings and the decor
01:16
have come from the Palace of Versailles
01:18
now this room is now used for just
01:21
cocktail parties but during the Second
01:22
World War
01:23
President Eisenhower President Charles
01:25
de Gaulle and Sir Winston Churchill met
01:27
here to discuss war tactics this
01:33
exploring and talking is making me
01:35
hungry
01:35
[Music]
01:39
when people ask me what is the single
01:42
must do activity on any luxury trip to
01:45
London I always say tea at the Ritz set
01:48
in the palatial surroundings of the Palm
01:50
Court you get this fantastic setting
01:52
with cakes gone sandwiches and of course
01:55
tea it's so popular that to get a table
01:58
you have to book four weeks in advance
02:00
there's a strict dress code though for
02:02
men you have to wear the jacket and tie
02:05
[Music]
02:10
there are 136 rooms and suites in the
02:13
hotel
02:15
well this is the Royal Suite here at the
02:18
Ritz Hotel undoubtedly the grandest and
02:20
most extraordinary suite in the whole of
02:22
London the hotel is over a hundred years
02:25
old and while I SWAT up on my history
02:27
I'll let you have a look around
02:29
the Royal Suite in William Penn's house
02:32
is just amazing set over two floors it
02:35
features a huge mahogany rich dining
02:38
room that can seat your 10 favorite
02:39
people the lounge is sumptuously
02:42
furnished privacy and luxury set over
02:47
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next up the legendary London hotel the
00:11
Ritz
00:11
[Music]
00:17
which has dominated Piccadilly uns and
00:19
chairs for over a century
00:20
[Music]
00:26
the hotel was opened on the 24th of May
00:29
1906 by Cesare Ritz the ruling monarch
00:33
edward ii described caesar who had built
00:36
the Ritz in Paris nine years earlier as
00:38
Hotel EUR two Kings the king of
00:40
hoteliers built in a French chateau
00:44
style with Belle Epoque features it was
00:47
a first large building in London with a
00:49
steel structure over the years the hotel
00:53
has attracted all the rich and famous
00:54
monarchy and also minnows from around
00:57
the world either to stay or to marvel at
01:00
one of the most famous sites in London
01:02
if not England this is one of the most
01:09
dramatic rooms in the hotel and is named
01:11
after the French Queen Marie Antoinette
01:13
in fact the furnishings and the decor
01:16
have come from the Palace of Versailles
01:18
now this room is now used for just
01:21
cocktail parties but during the Second
01:22
World War
01:23
President Eisenhower President Charles
01:25
de Gaulle and Sir Winston Churchill met
01:27
here to discuss war tactics this
01:33
exploring and talking is making me
01:35
hungry
01:35
[Music]
01:39
when people ask me what is the single
01:42
must do activity on any luxury trip to
01:45
London I always say tea at the Ritz set
01:48
in the palatial surroundings of the Palm
01:50
Court you get this fantastic setting
01:52
with cakes gone sandwiches and of course
01:55
tea it's so popular that to get a table
01:58
you have to book four weeks in advance
02:00
there's a strict dress code though for
02:02
men you have to wear the jacket and tie
02:05
[Music]
02:10
there are 136 rooms and suites in the
02:13
hotel
02:15
well this is the Royal Suite here at the
02:18
Ritz Hotel undoubtedly the grandest and
02:20
most extraordinary suite in the whole of
02:22
London the hotel is over a hundred years
02:25
old and while I SWAT up on my history
02:27
I'll let you have a look around
02:29
the Royal Suite in William Penn's house
02:32
is just amazing set over two floors it
02:35
features a huge mahogany rich dining
02:38
room that can seat your 10 favorite
02:39
people the lounge is sumptuously
02:42
furnished privacy and luxury set over
02:47
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all right so first of all here this is
00:05
outside our room and we have this like
00:07
little hologram TV thing so that's the
00:10
room number and then over here it says
00:12
you can I do not disturb or do not make
00:15
room or you can use like a Bell think so
00:22
y'all in a live an MTV Cribs tour of the
00:26
room except there you go alright guys so
00:29
first of all this is the bed here now
00:32
the room is actually quite tiny so I'm
00:34
using a wide-angle lens just because I
00:36
can just show everything so we have the
00:38
bed here which is pretty comfy what
00:41
would you rate the bed out of time okay
00:44
yeah I'd give it a good seven or
00:47
something and over here I just wall so
00:49
we've got the lights and no yet i and i
00:52
at night man man we save that for last
00:54
so we have the light and then we have
00:56
like a nice art piece here this TV by
00:58
the way is amazing and we have movies we
01:01
like a bunch of films I think we've got
01:02
about 50 homes yeah there's about 60
01:06
films I think I want sure how many films
01:08
do you reckon late
01:09
okay maybe 20 no impossible I think it
01:12
is about 30 40 50 something like that so
01:15
we've got movies which will last us for
01:17
a good six days and the really good
01:19
movies David Brent right now
01:20
got a cool chair here and this thing let
01:25
me come back to that later but we have a
01:27
little compartment here for the ovens
01:30
welcome visit if I probably something I
01:33
don't think they can kids don't make it
01:36
so it's a compartment there for your
01:38
suitcase and then we have a little other
01:41
compartment there for another suitcase
01:44
or bag or something so this turns into a
01:47
desk as well but there's so much on
01:50
there so we'll just leave that for now
01:52
plug sockets more plug sockets by the
01:55
bed and there's a USB charger just there
01:59
as well very very handy so I mean the
02:02
thing is you can't really fit many
02:03
clothes there but can't really complain
02:06
it's a budget hotel mine this is my
02:08
favorite this is the winner here the
02:10
bathroom okay
02:11
okay so the shower I love the green and
02:15
the light and there's a that head what
02:17
is that thing called the rain shower up
02:22
there and then you have the normal
02:24
shower just there as well so you control
02:30
it with that so that to turn on on the
02:32
left and then on the right is to control
02:34
the temperature and then you have your
02:36
soap by the way those Hotel soap it
02:38
smells so good so you have one there you
02:41
got one here that's me there and then
02:45
that's the sink now the toilet seat
02:47
amazing but here's the problem that I
02:49
have right look oh wait it doesn't hit
02:54
the it doesn't hit that anymore okay
02:56
nevermind but when you sit down it's a
02:59
yes they kind of sit like that though
03:01
you yeah a lot of my country it's
03:04
written as much as that freaking
03:07
straight because of the wall so you
03:08
don't have to sit like at an angle I
03:11
mean I was the body area and then also
03:13
for the toilet paper because it's some
03:15
here you can't you have to just do that
03:17
and do your things you know so I don't
03:20
know if they they realize that but flush
03:24
is there what's this this is the correct
03:27
okay alright there's a bit to the
03:29
business there but realize that I'm not
03:31
that's a bit cuz it to anything here on
03:35
you have to read yeah I sent you carrots
03:38
and it fit
03:39
yep got a ball tonight okay so there's a
03:43
bottle opener right here there is a
03:46
hairdryer as well an air conditioning
03:49
unit which I know for the UK you don't
03:51
really need but it is summer it's bleep
03:53
has been very very hot so this is a
03:56
blessing now for me
03:58
this is the amazing part right the view
04:03
of the shard right there
04:05
and then you've got all the cars and
04:09
then if you go if you just walk down
04:10
that way there's a subway there's a KFC
04:13
there's a Starbucks there's like the
04:16
touristy area literally just two minutes
04:18
away so that's really really handy but
04:20
that view is so cool and we are
04:22
literally in central London like
04:25
you can't get any more central than this
04:26
by the way so to control the lights
04:29
Rebecca is you can do the honors because
04:30
you're quite good at this so do the
04:33
honors
04:33
now you've got C outside remember
04:36
outside we were talking about like they
04:38
do not disturb clean my room thing so if
04:40
you press these buttons here so if you
04:42
press that right watch it's outside
04:49
there you go
04:51
and then I don't yeah okay you can't do
04:54
that so you control that from inside
04:58
here so let's say for example we want
05:02
the air conditioning on so you press
05:04
that and then that turns on you want to
05:06
control the temperature up and down and
05:08
then to turn off the lights
05:10
go turn off the light protein oh there
05:19
we go and it's off and it's back on
05:24
again oh wow it's even brighter now yeah
05:27
so that's that there we go so and you
05:32
got reading lights as well it's like the
05:37
you know you know in the airplane you
05:40
have the room of the your own like
05:43
first-class seat and then you can
05:44
control everything so it's kind of cool
05:45
like that and that's pretty much it like
05:49
this is the room so just to show you
05:51
guys from the corner that's a room there
05:55
oh yeah we have to do the table thing
05:57
hold on that will remove everything but
05:58
this is a room here this is literally
06:00
the size of the room it's quite cozy I
06:03
love this room so much I got on this
06:05
something like some a cleaning person
06:08
comes and steals all of our I'm
06:10
giving this room a like a good 9 out of
06:12
10 but I will talk about the the cons of
06:16
the room once we show you the desk
06:18
okay so desk so open it up like that and
06:23
then you have the desk so you can put a
06:25
chair there you can work and once again
06:26
you get a beautiful view and that's yeah
06:31
I like that
06:32
now hotel card so what happens when you
06:37
check in you
06:38
you are you kind of do all the stuff on
06:41
this computer then you pick up a card
06:43
and then you put it on this thing and it
06:45
assigns you a room so you're not like
06:47
assigned a room when you book your
06:49
assigned a room when you come into the
06:51
hotel and then you do the card thing
06:53
which i think is pretty cool so what
06:56
would you say the downsides of this room
06:59
are and there's only two blocks all kids
07:03
okay fathers one day up there so one two
07:06
three four
07:07
we're chillin there oh yeah so 5c you
07:13
know what else um he's more fellows yeah
07:17
sure I get this butch it was carrying on
07:19
but like one more fellows that I guess
07:21
for my trip it to because there's only
07:23
two pillows what else yeah I think maybe
07:26
softer bed sheets um showers really
07:31
carefully yeah I noticed a little a
07:35
little small leak right here yeah right
07:40
there doctor the leak comes in okay
07:43
anything else I shake it off the windows
07:53
are high right so if I go happen I think
07:56
of that that's very possible
07:59
so I would say the downsides of this
08:02
room it gets a bit too hot right I was I
08:05
was watching last night when I was
08:06
sleeping bathrobes it would be hopefully
08:12
a bathrobes and slippers even has two
08:14
really an additional point yeah I got
08:17
rid of mine because I do like wearing a
08:18
bathrobe when I'm around the the room
08:20
and stuff I don't like wearing normal
08:21
clothes cuz I mean normal clothes for
08:22
I'm going out
08:24
so bathrobes maybe some slippers just to
08:26
walk into the the bathroom that's
08:31
actually it I love this room so I would
08:34
I would give this room so far we've only
08:36
been here one night I give it a 9 out of
08:39
10 like I don't have any downsides where
08:43
like it affects me you know I mean like
08:45
he would the other hotel we're staying
08:46
in the shower was really bad like it
08:49
wasn't hot and
08:50
it was clogging up that's one thing I
08:52
can't I have to have a nice bathroom in
08:54
FL so that was really annoying also the
08:57
design of that room it wasn't my thing I
09:00
just didn't feel comfortable in the room
09:01
whereas with this it's small it's cozy
09:04
everything's come like compact but it
09:07
works really well and I feel quite
09:08
comfortable in this room so I would give
09:11
it a solid nine out of ten
09:13
maybe yeah now I kept it a nine out of
09:15
ten month like I have no problems with
09:17
it so you have no problems with it I
09:18
give it like a seven or eight so for me
09:21
definitely nine out of ten I would all I
09:23
would honestly come here every time I'm
09:25
in London and book this this hotel this
09:28
is the the hub by Premier Inn on Tower
09:31
Bridge right yeah Tower Bridge yeah oh
09:34
yeah [~DETAIL_TEXT] => 00:02
all right so first of all here this is
00:05
outside our room and we have this like
00:07
little hologram TV thing so that's the
00:10
room number and then over here it says
00:12
you can I do not disturb or do not make
00:15
room or you can use like a Bell think so
00:22
y'all in a live an MTV Cribs tour of the
00:26
room except there you go alright guys so
00:29
first of all this is the bed here now
00:32
the room is actually quite tiny so I'm
00:34
using a wide-angle lens just because I
00:36
can just show everything so we have the
00:38
bed here which is pretty comfy what
00:41
would you rate the bed out of time okay
00:44
yeah I'd give it a good seven or
00:47
something and over here I just wall so
00:49
we've got the lights and no yet i and i
00:52
at night man man we save that for last
00:54
so we have the light and then we have
00:56
like a nice art piece here this TV by
00:58
the way is amazing and we have movies we
01:01
like a bunch of films I think we've got
01:02
about 50 homes yeah there's about 60
01:06
films I think I want sure how many films
01:08
do you reckon late
01:09
okay maybe 20 no impossible I think it
01:12
is about 30 40 50 something like that so
01:15
we've got movies which will last us for
01:17
a good six days and the really good
01:19
movies David Brent right now
01:20
got a cool chair here and this thing let
01:25
me come back to that later but we have a
01:27
little compartment here for the ovens
01:30
welcome visit if I probably something I
01:33
don't think they can kids don't make it
01:36
so it's a compartment there for your
01:38
suitcase and then we have a little other
01:41
compartment there for another suitcase
01:44
or bag or something so this turns into a
01:47
desk as well but there's so much on
01:50
there so we'll just leave that for now
01:52
plug sockets more plug sockets by the
01:55
bed and there's a USB charger just there
01:59
as well very very handy so I mean the
02:02
thing is you can't really fit many
02:03
clothes there but can't really complain
02:06
it's a budget hotel mine this is my
02:08
favorite this is the winner here the
02:10
bathroom okay
02:11
okay so the shower I love the green and
02:15
the light and there's a that head what
02:17
is that thing called the rain shower up
02:22
there and then you have the normal
02:24
shower just there as well so you control
02:30
it with that so that to turn on on the
02:32
left and then on the right is to control
02:34
the temperature and then you have your
02:36
soap by the way those Hotel soap it
02:38
smells so good so you have one there you
02:41
got one here that's me there and then
02:45
that's the sink now the toilet seat
02:47
amazing but here's the problem that I
02:49
have right look oh wait it doesn't hit
02:54
the it doesn't hit that anymore okay
02:56
nevermind but when you sit down it's a
02:59
yes they kind of sit like that though
03:01
you yeah a lot of my country it's
03:04
written as much as that freaking
03:07
straight because of the wall so you
03:08
don't have to sit like at an angle I
03:11
mean I was the body area and then also
03:13
for the toilet paper because it's some
03:15
here you can't you have to just do that
03:17
and do your things you know so I don't
03:20
know if they they realize that but flush
03:24
is there what's this this is the correct
03:27
okay alright there's a bit to the
03:29
business there but realize that I'm not
03:31
that's a bit cuz it to anything here on
03:35
you have to read yeah I sent you carrots
03:38
and it fit
03:39
yep got a ball tonight okay so there's a
03:43
bottle opener right here there is a
03:46
hairdryer as well an air conditioning
03:49
unit which I know for the UK you don't
03:51
really need but it is summer it's bleep
03:53
has been very very hot so this is a
03:56
blessing now for me
03:58
this is the amazing part right the view
04:03
of the shard right there
04:05
and then you've got all the cars and
04:09
then if you go if you just walk down
04:10
that way there's a subway there's a KFC
04:13
there's a Starbucks there's like the
04:16
touristy area literally just two minutes
04:18
away so that's really really handy but
04:20
that view is so cool and we are
04:22
literally in central London like
04:25
you can't get any more central than this
04:26
by the way so to control the lights
04:29
Rebecca is you can do the honors because
04:30
you're quite good at this so do the
04:33
honors
04:33
now you've got C outside remember
04:36
outside we were talking about like they
04:38
do not disturb clean my room thing so if
04:40
you press these buttons here so if you
04:42
press that right watch it's outside
04:49
there you go
04:51
and then I don't yeah okay you can't do
04:54
that so you control that from inside
04:58
here so let's say for example we want
05:02
the air conditioning on so you press
05:04
that and then that turns on you want to
05:06
control the temperature up and down and
05:08
then to turn off the lights
05:10
go turn off the light protein oh there
05:19
we go and it's off and it's back on
05:24
again oh wow it's even brighter now yeah
05:27
so that's that there we go so and you
05:32
got reading lights as well it's like the
05:37
you know you know in the airplane you
05:40
have the room of the your own like
05:43
first-class seat and then you can
05:44
control everything so it's kind of cool
05:45
like that and that's pretty much it like
05:49
this is the room so just to show you
05:51
guys from the corner that's a room there
05:55
oh yeah we have to do the table thing
05:57
hold on that will remove everything but
05:58
this is a room here this is literally
06:00
the size of the room it's quite cozy I
06:03
love this room so much I got on this
06:05
something like some a cleaning person
06:08
comes and steals all of our I'm
06:10
giving this room a like a good 9 out of
06:12
10 but I will talk about the the cons of
06:16
the room once we show you the desk
06:18
okay so desk so open it up like that and
06:23
then you have the desk so you can put a
06:25
chair there you can work and once again
06:26
you get a beautiful view and that's yeah
06:31
I like that
06:32
now hotel card so what happens when you
06:37
check in you
06:38
you are you kind of do all the stuff on
06:41
this computer then you pick up a card
06:43
and then you put it on this thing and it
06:45
assigns you a room so you're not like
06:47
assigned a room when you book your
06:49
assigned a room when you come into the
06:51
hotel and then you do the card thing
06:53
which i think is pretty cool so what
06:56
would you say the downsides of this room
06:59
are and there's only two blocks all kids
07:03
okay fathers one day up there so one two
07:06
three four
07:07
we're chillin there oh yeah so 5c you
07:13
know what else um he's more fellows yeah
07:17
sure I get this butch it was carrying on
07:19
but like one more fellows that I guess
07:21
for my trip it to because there's only
07:23
two pillows what else yeah I think maybe
07:26
softer bed sheets um showers really
07:31
carefully yeah I noticed a little a
07:35
little small leak right here yeah right
07:40
there doctor the leak comes in okay
07:43
anything else I shake it off the windows
07:53
are high right so if I go happen I think
07:56
of that that's very possible
07:59
so I would say the downsides of this
08:02
room it gets a bit too hot right I was I
08:05
was watching last night when I was
08:06
sleeping bathrobes it would be hopefully
08:12
a bathrobes and slippers even has two
08:14
really an additional point yeah I got
08:17
rid of mine because I do like wearing a
08:18
bathrobe when I'm around the the room
08:20
and stuff I don't like wearing normal
08:21
clothes cuz I mean normal clothes for
08:22
I'm going out
08:24
so bathrobes maybe some slippers just to
08:26
walk into the the bathroom that's
08:31
actually it I love this room so I would
08:34
I would give this room so far we've only
08:36
been here one night I give it a 9 out of
08:39
10 like I don't have any downsides where
08:43
like it affects me you know I mean like
08:45
he would the other hotel we're staying
08:46
in the shower was really bad like it
08:49
wasn't hot and
08:50
it was clogging up that's one thing I
08:52
can't I have to have a nice bathroom in
08:54
FL so that was really annoying also the
08:57
design of that room it wasn't my thing I
09:00
just didn't feel comfortable in the room
09:01
whereas with this it's small it's cozy
09:04
everything's come like compact but it
09:07
works really well and I feel quite
09:08
comfortable in this room so I would give
09:11
it a solid nine out of ten
09:13
maybe yeah now I kept it a nine out of
09:15
ten month like I have no problems with
09:17
it so you have no problems with it I
09:18
give it like a seven or eight so for me
09:21
definitely nine out of ten I would all I
09:23
would honestly come here every time I'm
09:25
in London and book this this hotel this
09:28
is the the hub by Premier Inn on Tower
09:31
Bridge right yeah Tower Bridge yeah oh
09:34
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[Music]
00:21
a very good afternoon Jim welcome to
00:23
supply my name is sean devlin i am the
00:28
head butter at the Savoy Hotel and our
00:30
philosophy in our departments will do
00:32
anything as long as it's legal this is
00:38
our biggest suite which is quite an
00:42
unusual suite as you can see it is
00:44
spectacular views onto the Thames and
00:47
when you wake up in the morning when you
00:48
look out the window you'll see Big Bang
00:50
so you'll definitely know you're in
00:52
London the suite has a feature of its
00:59
own study and because you can imagine
01:01
the people that come to stay here our
01:02
very business that you can have a lot of
01:04
them appointments and so forth you will
01:07
also notice you have a beautiful
01:09
entrance into the Royal Suite which is
01:12
very unusual you have a nice living area
01:14
we have a dining which seats twelve
01:16
people you have your own kitchen you
01:18
have your Jacuzzi baths which are steam
01:22
shower then you move under water spaces
01:24
we have enough water space for all your
01:26
clothes that you may bring which are
01:28
hundreds of cases that might arrive with
01:30
you and then of course we have the main
01:32
master bedroom
01:36
the master bedroom is a lovely feature
01:38
which you don't see the mattress the
01:40
mattress is especially handmade mattress
01:43
which costs twenty-five thousand pounds
01:46
it is hangs brown and each spring is
01:49
wound with cashmere war for that
01:51
princess night sleep so it's all very
01:57
nice features to this week we have a lot
01:59
of antiques you'll see some statue Brown
02:02
statues which we'll all bought on earth
02:05
antique markets and so forth and some of
02:08
them are original pieces from the days
02:10
of the Savoy
02:13
[Music]
02:17
the Royal Suite the best features you
02:19
have a 24-hour butler service I have a
02:22
team of 25 people waiting for your
02:25
service [~DETAIL_TEXT] => 00:00
[Music]
00:21
a very good afternoon Jim welcome to
00:23
supply my name is sean devlin i am the
00:28
head butter at the Savoy Hotel and our
00:30
philosophy in our departments will do
00:32
anything as long as it's legal this is
00:38
our biggest suite which is quite an
00:42
unusual suite as you can see it is
00:44
spectacular views onto the Thames and
00:47
when you wake up in the morning when you
00:48
look out the window you'll see Big Bang
00:50
so you'll definitely know you're in
00:52
London the suite has a feature of its
00:59
own study and because you can imagine
01:01
the people that come to stay here our
01:02
very business that you can have a lot of
01:04
them appointments and so forth you will
01:07
also notice you have a beautiful
01:09
entrance into the Royal Suite which is
01:12
very unusual you have a nice living area
01:14
we have a dining which seats twelve
01:16
people you have your own kitchen you
01:18
have your Jacuzzi baths which are steam
01:22
shower then you move under water spaces
01:24
we have enough water space for all your
01:26
clothes that you may bring which are
01:28
hundreds of cases that might arrive with
01:30
you and then of course we have the main
01:32
master bedroom
01:36
the master bedroom is a lovely feature
01:38
which you don't see the mattress the
01:40
mattress is especially handmade mattress
01:43
which costs twenty-five thousand pounds
01:46
it is hangs brown and each spring is
01:49
wound with cashmere war for that
01:51
princess night sleep so it's all very
01:57
nice features to this week we have a lot
01:59
of antiques you'll see some statue Brown
02:02
statues which we'll all bought on earth
02:05
antique markets and so forth and some of
02:08
them are original pieces from the days
02:10
of the Savoy
02:13
[Music]
02:17
the Royal Suite the best features you
02:19
have a 24-hour butler service I have a
02:22
team of 25 people waiting for your
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Video subtitles: What to Know Before Booking Accommodation in London

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- Welcome to the accommodation in London series.
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We're kicking it off with 10 important things
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you should know before you book any accommodation
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and I have a special freebie for you,
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so make sure you watch to the end of the video to get it.
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There is no best area to stay in, in London.
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It's impossible for me to suggest one
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absolutely perfect area for you to stay in
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because there's just no such thing.
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Each area in London is different.
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There are actually tons of great neighborhoods
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but it just depends on what you're looking for
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and what your budget is as to whether
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that's gonna be the best one for you.
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Stay within zones one or two
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or maybe go out to three.
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London's underground system is split into zones
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with the super center of London being zone one
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and as you go farther outside the city,
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the zone number goes up.
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I always recommend staying in zones one or two.
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Anything really beyond that,
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you're gonna be spending a lot of time taking a train
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into the center of London
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and also spending more money on that as well.
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There are few exceptions for zone three though,
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if you really want a local villagy experience,
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places like Richmond and Wimbledon
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are really great for that.
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Hotels are not your only option for accommodation
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when it comes to staying in London.
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If you're on a budget, you can consider staying in hostels,
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where you can just pay for a bed as opposed to a whole room.
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There are also loads of great Airbnb's all around London
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and we even have lots of options for serviced apartments
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which is like staying in an apartment
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but it gets treated like a hotel room.
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If you've never used Airbnb before,
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I have a series about how to use it
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and how to find the best places on Airbnb
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when you're traveling.
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So, click the cart popping up here to watch that
01:31
before you book anything.
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Pick a place close to a tube station.
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If you're planning on using
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public transportation to get around,
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as a rule of thumb,
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don't pick any accommodation that is further
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than 10 minutes walking distance to a tube station.
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Anything farther than that,
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then you're probably gonna get really tired of walking back
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and forth to the tube station
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every time you wanna go some place.
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Don't rely on the hotel
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or the Airbnb to tell you
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what the walking distance is to the tube station.
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Actually put it into Google Maps
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to see what the true time is.
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If you'll be partying,
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choose somewhere close to a stop on the night tube.
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As I'm filming this,
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select lines and select stops on the underground
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are open all night on Friday
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and Saturday nights.
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If you're gonna be partying
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and you don't wanna pay for Ubers
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or taxis to get you home,
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then you wanna stay someplace
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that is close to a tube station
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that's actually gonna be running at night.
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As I'm recording this video,
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they keep adding new lines
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and new stops to the night tube systems.
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So, I have a link down the description box
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that let's you know the most up-to-date information
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on the availability of the service.
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Consider the distance from the airport
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when choosing a place to stay.
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All but one of London's airports are located fairly far
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outside of London.
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So, if you're only coming here for a couple of day,
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you wanna take that into consideration.
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Also if you're planning on taking public transportation,
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to get to and from the airport,
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you wanna double check on Google Maps to see,
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how long it's gonna take you to get public transportation
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to your hotel
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and also, how many time you gonna have to change.
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If you have to take three separate underground lines
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and you're carting around all of your luggage,
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that is gonna be a struggle.
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For a short stay I recommend staying in an airport hub area.
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I consider an area to be an airport hub if it's really easy
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to get to via public transport from the airport.
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So, for Heathrow airport Paddington is a hub
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because the Heathrow connect
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and Heathrow express goes directly to the Padington station.
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For Gatwick staying near Victoria is ideal,
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as that's where the Gatwick express will take you to.
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If you're flying into Stansted
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stay near Liverpool street station.
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If you're planning on taking the Stansted express
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and if you're flying into Luton,
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I'd stay around King's Cross for easy access to get to
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and fro the airport.
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Choose you're location depending
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on what you wanna get out of your trip.
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If you're keen to see all the major sites
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and don't wanna have to hop
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on public transportation all the time,
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then staying in zone one is a must.
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If you want more of a local London experience
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then you can definitely get away with going to zone two
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and maybe some places in zone three.
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Will not get that local experience in zone one
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pretty much no one lives in zone one
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unless you're a Bugilionaire.
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Some of the world's best hotels are in London.
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So, even if you can't afford to stay at the Savoy
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every night of the trip,
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consider like a romantic evening to spend one night
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at one of the really luxurious high-end hotels in London.
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If you pick a date off-peak,
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say during the week,
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you might be able to get a really great deal.
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If you have a hotel in mind for this,
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sign up for their newsletter
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and keep an eye to see if they send you any special offers
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for booking.
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If you want a selection of great accommodation
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handed to you on a silver platter,
04:26
then you need to download my free,
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"where to stay in London" guide.
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It will tell you the best areas to stay while in London
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and also have a lot of great recommendations of hotels
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and Airbnb's to stay in while you're here.
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Click the cart popping up here to get that guide
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and then watch this video next.

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