We spent 4 restful nights at this wonderful B&B from 13 to 17 October 2012.
I will start with the fact that this B&B is extremely clean and has no carpet or old and heavy curtains. This might sound unimportant to a few but if you are one of the many allergic humans out there, you will understand what I am talking about.
Since our family is composed of 4 very allergic people (dust, mites, dogs, etc), we almost always need to pop one of those anti-histamic pills when not sleeping at home. But NOT at Barclay House. The B&B is extremely clean and Charlotte only uses hypoallergenic pillows and no wool blankets. We slept like babies and woke up full of energy for another day as tourists in a city that has definitely too much to offer. Really a must if you are allergic! And even if you are not, I am sure you will enjoy the extremely clean rooms as much as we did.
One of the highlights of our stay was a Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert we attended at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall. And this would not have been possible without the expert advice of Charlotte. She told us where to go and what to see and booked the perfect seats for us.
Free WiFI was also a highlight for our teenage sons who could connect with their 'crowd' again after a long day walking around.
The location is also very convenient. It is a very short walk to the Fulham Broadway tube station and you can also easily catch one of the red public double-deckers that will take you all around the city.
Finally, the small kitchen adjacent to the rooms is very handy and you can help yourself to a warm tea and some home made chocolate chip cookies (our kids certainly had too many of those) in the morning or after a long walk in the city.
We will definitely return to enjoy the rooms, the pillows and Charlotte's cookies and expert advice!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just named one of Britain's Best 50 B&Bs by The Times. Our guests want 5-star style at a reasonable price in expensive London; Pls note: we totally renovated in mid-2011--reviews before that relate to rooms no longer available. We offer two design-led, five-star styled guest rooms each with its own bathroom inside the room, ie 'en suite'. Guest rooms exude award-winning British design, super comfort and convenience: Phillipe Starke bathrooms, RLangford beds with hotel-style high headboards, secure highest-speed WiFi, excellent lighting, large desks by ChannelsDesign, LED flattest screen tvs, guest breakfast bar; all in one area of an 1872 Victorian terraced house with all modern amenities Barclay Road is a peaceful, tree-lined road off the fashionable Fulham Road. Friendly neighborhood (Fulham) in central, southwest London, north of the River Thames, ie on the side where most of the attractions are. 2-Min walk to tube/buses. Fulham Broadway tube (District Line/green). 14/414 Bus up Fulham Road to Harrods and 3 of London's major museums. Careful attention to your needs -- free, secure highest-speed WiFi, luggage racks, salon grade 2200 watt hair dryers, bathrobes, slippers, self-serve 'breakfast on the go', best maps and advice to make the most of your stay. Designed with the needs of experienced travellers in mind; well organised rooms with large desks and contemporary wardrobes, firm beds, granite/mirrored bathrooms with powerful HansGrohe Airpulse rain showers--plenty of hot water (not always so at London B&Bs), and triple-glazed windows with plantation shutters and lockable sash stops to allow for air circulation. Your hosts live on the property and are available to assist you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barclay House London B&B England