Whenever I visit London I like to stay here, as it is so calm and peaceful. As a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), I am comfortable with the quiet atmosphere of this Quaker-inspired place..
Unfortunately, as the Penn Club now attracts so many visitors, it is often difficult to reserve a room! My favourite accommodation has always been a double room with en suite facilities, for single occupancy. I once stayed in a single room and found it altogether too "basic", but I understand that the rooms have been refurbished since then.
I think it may actually have been in November 2010, rather than in December, that I last stayed at the Penn Club. I have tried to make two reservations since then, but there were no suitable rooms available for the relevant dates.
People rave about the generous breakfasts, which are included in the price of the room. Unfortunately I am a coeliac and the Penn Club is unable to produce gluten-free bread for me. I normally have fruit and probiotic yogurt at home; a cooked breakfast of bacon and egg, etc., is not really what I wish to have in the morning. I simply bring my own gluten-free food with me and, as the coffee and fruit juices provided are so good, I am perfectly happy.
There may not be radio or TV in the rooms but there is wireless!! Yes! There is free wi-fi provision, which is a wonderful bonus.
If you are not familiar with London, there are many helpful maps available at the Penn Club and there is useful information about bus and tube journeys to places of interest as well as advice on local restaurants.
To find a reasonably priced room in Bloomsbury, in such an elegant structure (three beautiful Georgian town-houses joined together), is quite remarkable, but do book early!
Just a thought: if you have mobility problems, I must warn you that there is no lift at the Penn Club, though there is always someone on duty who will gladly carry your case upstairs for you.
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- Also Known As:
- The Penn Club Hotel London
- Penn Hotel London
- The Penn Club London, England