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Anti-Royal Wedding Hotels: Number Sixteen

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  Site Where: 16 Sumner Place, London, United Kingdom, SW7 3EG
January 28, 2011 at 2:06 PM | by | Comment (1)

Everyone's gone crazy over the impending royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton and London Hotels are doing their best to rile up crazed royal watchers. But Heidi Atwal is here this week telling you to JUST SAY NO to hotel packages built around the royal wedding and consider these alternatives instead.

With a Champagne Tea menu, exorbitant room rates (ranging from £130 for a Single Room to £290 for a Deluxe Room), private garden, mid-Victorian decor and posh South Kensington post code, you might assume that Number Sixteen was royally stuffy. Despite its luxurious trappings, there is something distinctly quirky about its accommodations, which bear something of a traditional British air but flauts tradition at the same time.

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Anti-Royal Wedding Hotels: The Rookery

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  Site Where: 12 Peter's Lane Cowcross Street , London, United Kingdom, EC1M 6DS
January 28, 2011 at 9:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

Everyone's gone crazy over the impending royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton and London Hotels are doing their best to rile up crazed royal watchers. But Heidi Atwal is here this week telling you to JUST SAY NO to hotel packages built around the royal wedding and consider these alternatives instead.

The Rookery, located in the heart of Clerkenwell, loudly touts its traditional, of-another-era ambiance, wearing its period-specific air with pride. Being so aggressively old—er, we mean olde—fashioned, you'd think the Rookery would radiate something of royal pomp and custom, but the opposite rings true.

The hotel is more modest than ostentatious, more sweetly nostalgic than antiquated, more novel an overnight experience than staying at any of the predictable West End locales.

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Anti-Royal Wedding Hotels: Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel and Apartments

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  Site Where: Patriot Square, London, United Kingdom, E2 9NF
January 26, 2011 at 2:01 PM | by | Comments (0)

Everyone's gone crazy over the impending royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton and London Hotels are doing their best to rile up crazed royal watchers. But Heidi Atwal is here this week telling you to JUST SAY NO to hotel packages built around the royal wedding and consider these alternatives instead.

In search of the antithesis of anything tinged with a mildly regal air, we can't seem to tear ourselves away from London's eclectic East End. No wonder: other areas of the city, particularly tourist-happy hubs in Central London, tend to be populated by standard chain fare and wildly overpriced as a result.

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Anti-Royal Wedding Hotels: The 40 WiNKS London

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  Site Where: 109 Mile End Road, London, United Kingdom
January 24, 2011 at 1:01 PM | by | Comments (2)

Everyone's gone crazy over the impending royal wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton and London Hotels are doing their best to rile up crazed royal watchers. But Heidi Atwal is here this week to tell you, JUST SAY NO...to hotel packages built around the royal wedding and to choose these alternatives instead.

When Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their betrothal, London's hospitality industry was catapulted into a tizzy. How to accommodate throngs of tourists sure to descend on the city come April? What kitschy, regally-themed packages could be dreamt up and marketed post-haste? How much could nightly rates be bumped up to fully capitalize on Wills 'n' Kate fever?

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