Majestic Hotel

158-160 Cromwell Road, London, SW5 0TL, United Kingdom

1 Review

  • great location


    The hotel has a great location, about 5 min to the tube station, a direct line to Piccadily and to Heathrow airport. Breakfast is quite poor, but for a hotel of such class it is normal. The room was very small, tiny! But clean and fine. This is a perfect option for tourists with low budget.

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Forum Posts

It'a Harry Potter thing...

by georgiak

...since I m visiting London all my nephews want me to bring them Harry Potter stuff.So is there any specific place where they sell them?Like an autorized store or could I find them on the street markets?Will it be easy to find HP's souvenirs?Stupid question I know but I cannot return without them :P

Re: It'a Harry Potter thing...

by johnfromoz

There is not a dedicated Harry Potter store that I know of in London, there is actually a chain in the USA & their website is;
also try;
You will be able to get a good range of Harry Potter merchandise at toy stores such as Hamleys, quite elaborate gifts though & not cheap;
Hope this helps & you have a great trip.

Re: It'a Harry Potter thing...

by xymmot

mass merchidise can be bought at home, why lug the stuff all over when you can buy it on the net? Order a head of time and have them shipped by the time you arrive home. Save time, space in luggage and money. Your nephews will not know the difference.

cheers tommy x

Re: It'a Harry Potter thing...

by leics

There is no authorised shop, no. You might find the odd bit of HP stuff on markets, but I've not seen any.

Joanne Rowling has kept a very tight grip on all merchandising related to her books (and good for her). UK laws mean illegal/unofficial copies are not commonly found.

Hamleys is the most famous toyshop but many other toyshops and shops-with-toy-departments sell HP things.

You are unlikely to find anything here which you cannot obtain online (apart, perhaps from UK editions of the books?) so you might perhaps prefer the option of buying online.

The official merchandising site is Warner Brothers:,default,sc.html

Re: It'a Harry Potter thing...

by Britannia2

Do you need any advice on Harry Potter related movie locations?

Re: It'a Harry Potter thing...

by georgiak

Thank you but no, I found most of the locations through the web and took a look at the walking tours but this is not what I m looking for.
Thank you anyway.

Travel Tips for London

using the iPod

by nch

London is for walking. The centre is small - you can walk from the river to Oxford Street in 45 minutes but choose the route and your will go up little streets, through markets, round monuments and past the most delicious cafes and pubs. Do not get lured away by the buses! Walking across Westminster Bridge in a Summer evening listening to the atmosphere of a guide on my iPod. The Strollon walk in Westminster told me everything I wanted to hear - and more. I found them on
I really felt that I was in the middle of a great city with all the past and present in my ears. Music, voices, battles and stories all came across as though it was in real life. I could avoid the crowds and the strict timing of a guided tour and I was getting away form the traffic - it was quite an eco experience! I watched those London Tour buses sitting in traffic jams and following the same routes. Meanwhile I went from river to Parks to Trafalgar Square with stops in a pub, by the altar of the Abbey and, best of all, sitting in the sun by the lake hearing about the King who swam naked with his mistresses - it was just like home. I took the other London ones and they were just as good. We tried it on a 16 year old and and 80 year old! they took them home to show the friends.
Best of luck and take a tip - walk around this wonderful city.

Visit all markets during...

by anamorphot

Visit all markets during weekdays; avoid weekends! Sightseeing with the old hop on/hop off busses the whole day.
Zombie trilogy viewed in the SCALA cinema (see pic)...gorgeous. (Scala is now a club or something like that)

Mini VT meeting 19th March 2003

by phil_uk_net

A mini VT meeting in London. From left to right we have: bzh (Bruno), floss1 (Pieter), Ray (Pieter's wife), lalique (Marianna), and me.
Drinks in the Punch & Judy were followed by dinner in my favourite budget Chinese restaurant, Wong Kei.
One of the highlights of the evening was Pieter's brother, Jan, ordering his meal in Chinese. The waiter looked a bit confused and replied in English. Jan tried again later. Exasperated, the waiter then explained that he spoke Cantonese and couldn't understand Mandarin!
Photo courtesy of Bruno.

Kew Gardens

by dvideira

Hidden among the trees are some historic buildings including Kew Palace, the Great Pagoda and the Victorian glass houses. From the beautifully tended parkland there are views up and down the river and across to Syon House.

The Pagoda was completed in 1762 as a surprise for Princess Augusta, Princess of Wales and mother of George III. After the death of her husband, Frederick, Princess Augusta had continued developing the estate at Kew, starting the first botanic garden on a site close to the present Orangery, and having the site landscaped in accordance with the prevailing fashions of the day. The Pagoda was one of several buildings designed by Sir William Chambers, Princess Augusta's official architect, to ornament the estate.

No Gentlemen here!! Maybe ladies

by alycat

Many people expect London to be crawling with cheerful high bred characters straight out of Dickens, and assume there is a pure-bred English type that rules over them. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Many have tried to define 'Englishness' and failed - in fact English culture is really an amalgamation, having assimilated the best from many other cultures. The true Englishman is rare to find, but u will definetely find replicas of bank employees from NewYork!!!!!!

Traffic- Look right when crossing a road. Cars won't usually stop automatically (though many will) if you wander into the road, motorbikes certainly won't. At a crossing, they all have to stop if you set foot on the road. The main danger comes from, cycle & motorbike couriers, who ride aggressively and fast, often on the nearside of slow-moving traffic - you can't hear the cycles coming.


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