Set on London's South Bank, The Mad Hatter Hotel is a Fuller's pub with friendly staff and 30 ensuite bedrooms, just off Blackfriars Bridge. The property is on the site of an old hat factory and the décor has a restrained Alice in Wonderland theme, with framed pictures of the Mad Hatter and old-fashioned prints of gentlemen in hats.
It is one block from the River Thames in Southwark, a historic area of London that dates back to the Roman era and was mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. This is where you'll find The Shard (the tallest building in the UK), The Clink Prison Museum and Borough Market -- "a foodie’s paradise" (Time Out). The hotel is a short walk from the Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe, a reconstruction of the original Elizabethan theatre. It is a 15 minutes on foot from the Southbank, where you'll find the Royal Festival Hall, the National Theatre, the BFI's Southbank cinema, and a number of bars and restaurants. A 15-minute walk across the Millennium Bridge leads to The City of London and St Paul's Cathedral. Southwark Underground station, on the Jubilee line, is five minutes on foot from the hotel.
There's a traditional pub with leather-topped stools, a polished-wood bar and cosy pews along one wall. It serves pies, Ploughman's lunches, Fuller's ales and 19 different malt whiskies, and you can watch live football on TV or borrow a board game. Guests can have breakfast here or pick up a bap filled with bacon, sausage or egg for a meal on the go.
Bedrooms are a good size for central London and offer free Wi-Fi. Superior Rooms look similar, but have larger beds. There is very little noise, despite the central location, and rooms at the back are even quieter. The hotel has a small lift for access to upper floors.
From the Press:
"Enjoyable traditional food including pies, four well kept beers and fine choice of whiskies" -- The Good Pub Guide 2015
by Michelle Brister
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Breakfast fee: GBP 12.95 per person (approximately)
Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee
Rollaway bed fee: GBP 35 per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The nearest London Underground station is Southwark, a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel is less than an hour by taxi or train from Heathrow Airport -- take the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then the Bakerloo line to Waterloo, which is 15 minutes on foot from the hotel. From Gatwick Airport, the journey to the hotel takes an hour and a half by taxi or an hour by train -- take the Thameslink to Blackfriars, which is a 10-minute walk away.
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