After reading all the glowing tripadvisor rewiews we chose 69 The Grove for our London stay at the end of our European vacation. We had stayed a few nights in 5 star hotels in Budapest and Amsterdam during a Danube/Rhine cruise and were looking for cheaper accommodation in London. Most of the reviews of the central London hotels in our price range panned the standard of amenities and service. In desperation we looked at B&Bs but didn't have high hopes. We consider ourselves lucky to have stumbled across this gem. We stayed 4 nights in the downstairs front room (1 of 3 newly excavated rooms). The standard of the room was the equal of the hotels - large comfortable bed, clean (but very small) bathroom with shampoo, bath gel provided, serviced daily with tea/coffee facilities provided along with bar fridge. The large flat screen TV and free fast internet were far superior to the hotels' offerings. Access to central London via the tube or bus is a 5 min. walk to Vauxhall station. We found off-peak daily travelcards good value and easy to use but some other guests preferred the Oystercard. (Note that ticket machines take only coins - otherwise line up at the ticket window- we found the staff very helpful but regular commuters get tetchy if you take too long). The underground trip in from Heathrow was cheap but a nightmare with two large, heavy suitcases and standing room only - taking 2 hours all up. The 30 min. taxi trip on return at 41 pounds was worth it for our sanity! The owner and staff (Kanley, Codrin, Sophie and Giovanni) were terrific hosts - only too pleased to help you. (Thanks Codrin for arranging the taxi and sorry Kanley, but Sophie cooks a better breakfast than you!). Thank you also to all the other guests who made breakfast time so interesting and informative. Recommend you stay here if you are looking for more than a sterile hotel room.