The Central Hotel Upton Park is located in London's East End, a pleasant and peaceful district (no matter what Eastenders will have you believe) full of character and personality. Those eager to experience the real London will be delighted to learn that the hotel is actually situated above a Victorian pub, The Central, which is still open for business today and guests of the hotel will enjoy mingling with the locals and wiling away their evenings as only Londoners know how.
The hotel itself, as well as being a budget hotel, has a strong emphasis on independence and is quite hostel-like with its in-room catering facilities, shared bathroom and shared kitchen. This is certainly a budget hotel and ideal for backpackers or students.
The hotel is just north of the Docklands area, a short tube ride from central London. The nearest tube stations are Upton Park and East Ham, both of which are roughly a 10 minute walk from the hotel and are situated on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines, meaning that guests can be at all of London's main tourist spots in little more than half an hour. It is also well placed for those wishing to visit Greenwich or the O2 arena, which is just across the river.
Barking, east London. Nearest tube stations are Upton Park and East Ham, both of which are located on the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City Lines.
WiFi - bar - central heating - games room - hotel safe - self-catering kitchen
Parking is available.
WiFi - television - fridge - microwave - toaster - kettle - tea and coffee making facilities
Guests arriving by air can take either the Heathrow Express to Paddington station (approximately 15 minutes) or the Gatwick Express to Victoria (about 30 minutes). From Paddington guests can take either the District, Circle or Hammersmith & City Line to Upton Park tube station. Those arriving through Victoria should take the District Line. Once at Upton Park guests should exit right and walk south along Green Street, taking the fifth left onto Barking Road. The hotel is about a 5 minute walk along the road.
Those arriving by car will find that the most direct route through London will be to leave the M25 on the east side at Junction 30. from here guests should make their way towards central London on the A13 until they reach the A406, onto which they should take a right. Guests should leave the A406 by turning left onto the A124 Barking Road, where the hotel is situated about a mile along.