When you live on a small island, you have to spend a little more time getting to places than you otherwise would. When we lived in London, we lived a 15 minute drive from Paddington station. We used to grab an Uber or just a bus and be on the Heathrow Express before we knew it. Front door to check-in took less than an hour. And now they’ve introduced the new £5.50 advance Heathrow Express tickets, we would have been laughing. However, we do now live on Guernsey and it does now take a lot longer to get to Heathrow. Especially since we can only fly into Gatwick or London City. So last week, after the news that Rob needed to stay in London for work and I would need to pack for the both of us for a month and then fly to London laden with suitcases, we decided that it may be beneficial to do that on the Saturday and stay in a hotel. This was a last minute decision and we needed a last minute deal, so we used Hotwire.com.
Sofitel London St James
6 Waterloo Place
Disclaimer: I didn’t take any photos of the room as Rob arrived the day before me and we need the room to completely repack for our trip. (READ: Complete disarray and not photo-worthy!) These pictures are from the Sofitel Website.