An assortment of English newspapers is provided at every hotel,
but foreign journals are rarely met with.
The average charges at London hotels are as follows : — Bedroom
2-10s., Sitting-room 3s. 6d.-20s., Attendance 6d.-3s., Breakfast
l-4s., Dinner 2s. 6d.-10s. Lights (i.e. candles or gas) are seldom
charged for. Persons who make a prolonged stay at a hotel are recom¬
mended to ask for their bills every two or three days to prevent
mistakes, whether accidental or designed.
The large Terminus Hotels, which have sprung up of late
years at the different railway stations, and which belong to com¬
panies, are very handsomely fitted up, and have a fixed scale of
charges. Apartments may be obtained in them at rates to suit
almost every purse. The following are the chief station-hotels : —
Great Western lioyal Hotel, Paddingtun Station.
Kuston and Victoria. Hotels. Euston Square Station.
Great Northern Railway Hotel, King's Cross Station.
Cannon Street Hotel, Cannon Street Station.
Grand Midland Railway Hotel, St. Pancras Station, Euston Road.
International Hotel, London Bridge Station.
Charing Cross Hotel, Charing Cross Station.
Grosrenor Hotel, A ictoria Station, Pimlico.
Ilolborn Viaduct Hotel, Ilolborn Yiaduct Station.
The South AVestcrn Railway station at Waterloo, and the Great
Eastern at Liverpool Street are much in want of terminus hotels.
Other extensive hotels belonging to companies are: —
Alexandra Hotel, 16-21 St. George's Place, Hyde Park Corner.
Langham Hotel, Portland Place.
Buckingham Pa/ace Hotel, r.uekingham Palace Gate.
Westminster Palace Hotel, Aictoria Street, Westminster.
Inns of Court Hotel. High Ilolborn.
Most of the first-class hotels at the West End only receive trav¬
ellers when the rooms have been ordered beforehand, or the visitors
are provided with an introduction.
Claridge's Hotel, 49-55 Brook Street, Grosvenor Square, con¬
sidered the first hotel in London, and patronised chiefly by royalty
and the nobility, is very expensive. — Other well-conducted hotels
of a similar character are the Albemarle, 1 Albemarle Street; the
York. 10 and 11 Albemarle Street; and I'ulteney's, 13 Albemarle
Street. At Nos. 2 and 12 Albemarle Street is Mackellar's Private
At the AY", end of Piccadilly, in Hyde Park Place , near the
Marble Arch (p. 235) is the Hyde Park Hotel. — In Piccadilly : —
Hatchctts Hotel (No. 67; moderate for this locality), at the corner
of Dover Street; St. James's Hotel (No. 77). —Bath Hotel, 25 Ar¬
lington Street. — In Dover Street: Brown's Hotel (No. 2 I ): Cow¬
ans (No. 2(1) ; Butt's | No. 41) ; llolloways (Nos. 47, 48).
The following, in Jermyn Street, Piccadilly, are all good : •—