Travelodge London Southwark

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

202-206 Union Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0LH, United Kingdom
Travelodge London Southwark
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 11% higher than other 3 star hotels

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  • Families90
  • Couples78
  • Solo77
  • Business44

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Great for the value

by TripAdvisor Member ROCruiser

Stayed at the Travelodge Southwark 2 days pre-cruise. Paid 49 GBP per night for a family room plus 10 pounds early check-in on the first day. I was surprised by how nice and clean this hotel is. We did not do breakfast so can't comment on that. Room was spacious. The only problem we had was that for both days we had to go to the desk and get an extra set of towels for my son because there were only 2 sets in the room. Also I had to put the beddings together for him in turning the couch into a bed. Our room faces the railway tracks but you really couldn't hear anything. Great location, walking distance to London Eye, South Bank, etc. and also one block from the tube station. Make sure you check out Burough Market which is also walking distance. We were happy with our stay at this quiet, clean hotel.

Good value for clean, basic room

by TripAdvisor Member IllinoisSusan

This newly opened hotel is having some shake-out problems. For example, the wiring was done wrong in our bathroom and there was no way to turn on the lights over the sink or to activate the ventilation. But the beds were very comfortable, and the 85 pounds per night rate for a fairly large, airconditioned, twin-bedded room with private, en suite bathroom, was good value. Hotel charges (and insists on receiving) an extra 10 pounds to get into your room before 3:00 PM. That money is much better spent waiting until 3 at the Lord Nelson pub across the street, which serves outstanding sandwiches. The EconlLodge's all you can eat buffet breakfast (7.5 pounds extra; 10% discount if booked on line) was NOT worth the price to us. Only instant coffee (no fresh-brewed). The tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans were served straight from their cans with no amendments. Juice apparently prepared from dry concentrates, and not always well mixed. Eggs OK if you like them scrambled; nothing else available. Greasy sausage, but the bacon was OK. Fair selection of packaged cereals. The hotel's breakfast room doubles as its bar in the evening. Dinner is served there, but we didn't try it because we presumed it would be as mediocre as the breakfast. Excellent location south of the Thames and one block from the Southwark tube station.

Location, Clean, Really Basic!, Minor Issues

by TripAdvisor Member Crystalcat01

My family of 4 stayed here twice in a "family room" (3 nights at start of vacation, 2 nights at end of vacation).
1. Price: We paid 69 pounds per night for the first stay, and 85 pounds per night for the second stay, which is inexpensive by London standards.
2. Location: My family found the location convenient for sight seeing. The hotel is a block from the Southwark underground station. It is close to the Queen's Walk which is a wonderful pedestrian walkway that runs along the South Bank of the Thames from the London Eye down to Tower Bridge. It is also close to the recreated Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Tate Modern Museum, and the Millenium Bridge. (We saw so many more interesting sites by walking that we would have missed by taking the tube everywhere.)
3. Breakfast Option: If you order breakfast online, it is 6.75 pounds per adult, and 2 children eat free with each paid adult. We took this option originally to save time, but with 2 boys it was a big money saver since eating out in London is expensive by North American standards. The onsite cafe is basically a breakfast room with a large LCD television which had on music videos, or London morning shows. Breakfast items included eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, toast, croissants, muffins, good variety of cold cereals, milk, juice, tea, coffee. (The breakfast room / cafe is also set-up with bar to have a drink and watch TV later in the day. There is also a menu to order other food items for lunch/dinner, but I can't speak to the quality.)

Issues: On our first visit, we were on the 4th floor facing Union Street, with no issues. On our second visit, the first room we were assigned was on the 2nd level (check-in level) facing the train tracks. We asked for a different room after determining that the air conditioner didn't work. Our second room, also on the 2nd level, faced the street (better), but the toilet wouldn't stop running.

1) No phone (therefore no wake up calls!)
2) No alarm clocks / clock radios (not even available to borrow from the front desk)
3) The family room has a "sofa bed" for the children. This actually consists of a couch which has a long single back cushion which is easily lifted off to be made up as a bed which will sleep one person. Under the couch, a trundle on wheels pulls out and requires a second set of bed linens to use as a bed.

I would stay here again, as it was clean, inexpensive and in my opinion, it was conveniently enough located.

Good value

by TripAdvisor Member PrincessOz

Stayed here for three nights. We were on the 7th floor which is the top floor. Room was large and clean. Bathroom exceptionally clean and functional with nice powerful shower.
Did not have breakfast so cannot comment. Staff at check in were very friendly and courteous at all times. Location was great, about a 10 min walk to Waterloo and a 5 min walk to Southwark underground. Fab location for London, we went to the O2 on Saturday night and this hotel is ideal as it is only about 5 stops away on the Jubilee line. Would definately recommend this Travelodge as a good base for seeing London and would definately stay here again.

Comfy beds, great stay !

by TripAdvisor Member dustyndirk

What a relief it was to be booked into a clean and comfortable hotel, greeted by friendly staff (who actually sounded like they were born within the sound of Bow Bells!) and reasonably priced.
This Travelodge is pretty new and yes, its basic but has everything you need. The bed was really comfy, the air conditioning was brilliant for the hot week we were there and the room was spotlessly clean on our arrival. The corridors could have done with having a hoover put round them more often but that was just a niggle. Towels were changed and the bathroom cleaned every day.
I borrowed an iron and ironing board from Reception so that was handy, and there was plenty of tea + coffee available. Travelodge don't supply the usual showergel etc but hey, I can live with that !
Breakfast is a tad expensive at £7.50 a pop but there was cereal, yogurts, fruit, croissants, muffins, toast, + the usual cooked stuff with juices + hot drinks so you could easily eat enough to last you until lunch + then squirrel some stuff away for later!
I should also mention that this hotel is in a quiet location and the soundproofing is really good. We were right next to two tube lines and could hardly hear it.
The location is brilliant, 5 mins away from Tate Modern and the Thames riverside walks. You can easily get across the Millennium Bridge and you're over by St Pauls within minutes. Its also easy walking distance to Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, London Eye, Houses of Parliament , Imperial War Museum and not forgetting The London Dungeon !

Great location and price

by TripAdvisor Member npr1uk

You usuallyknow what to expect when booking a Travelodge so it was a nice surprise that this one was brand new. It was brighter and cleaner than others I have stayed in.

We got a family room for £49 which was excellent value given the central London location. It is five minutes from Tate Modern and the Southbank attractions and next door to Southwark Tube Station.

Sadly we went at the start of the week so it wasn't open but its also very handy for Borough Market when its open at the weekend.

We pre booked breakfast which was £6.95 each and children ate free. There was a choice of cereals, fruit, croissants, bread and a full fry up. Not the best in the world but plenty of it and good for filling up before a day's sightseeing.

The breakfast room is also used as a bar and does bar snacks but didn't try them so can't comment.

Hotel room was clean with flat screen tv on the wall, tea and coffee facilities, air conditioning.

The only downside was the noise from the train tracks behind the hotel.

Check the early booking deals.

Excellant Value and Sevice

by TripAdvisor Member CliveUK

Just got back from 3 nights at this new Travelodge in Southwark. Locationt, 3 mins to tube station, close to the river..very centrally located. This is one of the new design Travelodge with modern styled rooms, flat screen tv and a first in Central London..each room has air con which works very well. Well sound proofed, my room overlooked (right next to two major rail lines) and you could barely hear anything. Very good value. I often stay in London at TLs and this is the best so far. Certainly will stay again. Excellant pubs in area for some good food and if you only want (like me) a light breakfast (pastries etc) there are several shops in the close proximity. I dont eat the breakfast at TL, it does let the good value down at £7.50 but then I dont want cooked breakfasts anyway..plenty of Tea and Coffee provided in rooms and reception always provide more on request. Staff were very good here and all spoke fluent English which is quite unusual for the TLs I have stayed in.

My only criticism of this TL is that the housekeeping of public areas needs to be improved, 4 months on and its getting a bit worn..but thats only minor. I paid £29 a night booking well in advance...great value.

Clean and comfortable

by TripAdvisor Member AlisonJW

Spotlessly clean, quiet, spacious room, with a comfortable bed and air conditioning. The bathroom was also very new and clean looking. The room was a bit dark, with a small window, and we had a gloomy view of a wall and a railway line, but otherwise I can't fault it.

As others have mentioned, it's very handy for the underground, and for the Tate and other south bank sights.

The four star rating takes into account the bargain price we paid for a family room that could have slept 4. Of course the place has no character - it's a Travelodge - and it could feel depressingly bland, but the £29 rooms are great value for a comfortable stay in central London.

Great comfortable based for London tourist!

by TripAdvisor Member Emirates-TRIP

We had a great experience with this Travelodge. Booking & checking-in was easy! No problems what so ever.

Once checked-in we were left to do our own thing, but we knew they were there if we needed anything. We went to reception twice though, only to request some more tea & milk sachets.

The room itself was comfortable, basic & very clean. Just what we needed for our base for our London trip. We spent three nights there. Air conditioning was great, as the nights were very warm. Never heard a thing from anyone else, just the slight sound of the trains which did not wake us, even though we are light sleepers. The bed was very comfortable. The flat screen TV worked fine. Only had channels 1-5 & radio stations, but we weren't there to watch TV. Everything worked as it should. The bathroom was very clean with a good shower, toilet, basin, bar of soap, plenty of towels, loo roll & plastics cups. The room did not have much storage space, i.e. no drawers to keep our undies in. But this was fine, we put them on the shelf above the open wardrobe. There was a small kettle, cups & spoons with sachets of milk, tea bags, coffee (decaf too) & sugar (white & brown).

I would definately stay here again. Southwark is a great location in the centre of the south of London with the Southwalk tube being a 2 minute walk down the road & Waterloo 5-10 minutes away. There are pubs & restaurants nearby. Would recommend Tas, a popular Turkish restaurant. We had an outstanding meal for £38! I will be reviewing this restaurant, so look out for this!

Good location and price in London

by TripAdvisor Member margyv

I booked this hotel about 4 months in advance on internet, Location great as only about 2 minutes walk to Southwark tube station. Very close to Thames. I paid GBP98 for two nights. The room was very clean, bed was comfortable, LCD TV and tea/coffee facilities in room. They have a restaurant on site which serves buffet breakfast for GBP7.50. This is a new hotel. Staff were pleasant enough. The room allocated had a double bed and staff were happy to change to room with two singles with no dramas. All in all a good experience and would recommend hotel. (there even a pub directly opposite though we didn't go in it)


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Hotel and Public Transport

by stephenao

Any recommendation for budgetive hotels in the centre of London or the outskirt where the public transports (bus, tube, train) to the centre of London and Heathrow Airport can be found handfully? I am looking for the hotel location in safety neighborhood and the room is clean and quite including private bath inside the room.

Thank you so much for your input.

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by Durfun

Hi, Try the travelodge chain. Good deals going, and locations all over London!

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by micas_pt


I'm visiting London soon and booked at Travelodge Southwark. It is about 100m from Southwark tube station. They have other hotels in London but they were either more expensive, full or far from transportation when I searched. Try

easyHotel is also another option, we didn't go for it because we are 3and easyHotel only allows 2 maximum. Some friends stayed at easyHotel in Berlin and say it was very nice, although rooms are small.

Lonely Planet also mentions these chains: Days Hotel and Premier Inn

Enjoy your visit to London!

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by micas_pt


Is Southwark a safe neighbourhood?


Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by Durfun

Yes, Alexandra.

It's a bustling neighbourhood, with Borough Market, London Bridge station, and the multitude of cafes & riverside restaurants.

Good location for tourists for sure :-)

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by micas_pt

Thanks! :)

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by stephenao

Thanks for the info. By the way, how to get to the hotel from heathrow airport? How much the fare is? What about the schedule?

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by micas_pt


My flight arrives in Gatwick, from Gatwick there is a train to London Bridge Station. London Bridge Station is a big station for trains and underground; in the underground line, Southwark is the next station to London Bridge.

I suggest you check at Heathrow airport if there are trains leaving to London Bridge, it's the nearer "big" train station and then get the underground.


Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by stephenao

Thanks for the info. By the way, how to get to the hotel from heathrow airport? How much the fare is? What about the schedule?

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by corysharon

we stayed at the ambasador in london. cheap clean and near the tube. its also only a few blocks to harrods. its in kensington area.

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by stephenao

Thanks for the info. Do you have the hotel website as I need to find out: the room rate, private bathroom inside the room, airport shuttle services and the address.

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by bryanhills82

just google it and u will get address of that website
It can be or

Re: Hotel and Public Transport

by stephenao

Thanks for the info.


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 Travelodge London Southwark

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Address: 202-206 Union Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0LH, United Kingdom