I would really like to give the Bailey's a five star review because everyone who works there is so nice, and the location is amazing, but I can't ignore the fact that the building itself is in need of an upgrade. ( I was told that they are planning a major overhaul in November of 2013.) Still, Bailey's is a "best buy" for the money and there is much to commend them - the rooms are, for the most part, large, and you will be very hard pressed to find large rooms anywhere in London. If you pay the extra 30 pounds per day you will get a full breakfast every morning for everyone in the room - that's actually quite a bargain, given the exchange rate - all food is moderately to very expensive in London, depending on where you eat. If you are the sort of person who likes to fall out of bed right into the heart of a tourist district this is not the hotel for you. What I loved about it is that it is just outside the more touristy areas, but because there is a major tube stop right outside the front door, you can get to everything in 10 to 20 minutes. That means you can come home to a more quiet residential area and escape the crowds. (There are still plenty of restaurants nearby though.) The London tube is truly amazing - I never waited more than 2 minutes for a train! That's not an exaggeration - I mean I literally never waited more than 2 minutes!! You'll be able to walk to some of the major museums and Royal Albert Hall - if you like music you should not miss the opportunity to experience Royal Albert, an outstanding concert venue. You can also walk, or bus, over to Harrods and that entire shopping area.