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Holiday Inn Express London - Southwark

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The staff at this Holiday Inn were great! We loved the Italians: Fillipo & Alberto. They were very friendly & very helpful. The hotel is clean, comfortable & near a lot of restaurants and sights: the Tate Modern is right across the street. The millennium bridge is right there to take you over to St. Paul's Cathedral. Borough Market is down the street, as well as the Shard & the Shakespeare Globe theater, the Thames, London Bridge & Tower Bridge, city hall & transportation. Also, close by is the Imperial War Museum which was a great visit and the hotel is half way between Wimbledon & Greenwich.

Unbelievably friendly and helpful staff and especially Claudia, Rodrigue and everyone else at the reception. It is a 5-minute walk from Tate Modern and Globe Shakespeare Theater. Walking alongside the Thames, you are 15 minutes to the London Market and the London Bridge and 25 minutes to the London Eye. A 5-minute walk takes you to the Millennium Bridge and you reach St. Paul's Cathedral. Next to the hotel there is a bus stop to go everywhere. We would go again.

We stayed in holiday inn express Southwark on Saturday night because 3 members of my family and their friend ran the marathon the next day and we went home on the Monday morning. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the bed was so comfortable with lovely soft pillows. The bed linen was very expensive looking and had a very nice duvet I slept like a log. Shower was very nice with. Breakfast was tasty but I would have liked fried eggs as I'm not fussed on scrambled eggs. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful and I made a great friend with a lovely waitress called Yemi who was just so lovely and helpful. All was positive with no negatives at all. Thank you for making our stay so excellent.

Stayed here for 1 night, the hotel itself is new. Check in process is smooth and they allow me early check in. The girl is just very nice, and even remember my room number when I met her again at the lift. The location is very convenience, you can many bus stop nearby, and walk distance to Tate modern, and borough market! I even walk to London bridge and tower bridge, traveling London why not walk more to explore the city? Hotel also offer drink for full day at the lobby, and you can buy drink there as well. Room is slightly bigger than standard holiday inn express, bed is comfortable. And there is few cafe/restaurant just near by, the frank’s cafe in front is amazing with reasonable price, and the Asian restaurant also taste okay. Supermarket with only 5 mins walk. What I want to highlighted is actually their breakfast, I stayed at few holiday inn express in the world like Hong Kong and Bali, the food they serve here is the best, not as much selection as the Hilton hotels I stayed on the previous day, but quality is good, and you can even choose to take away by your own, coffee machine also have quite a lot options. Holiday inn express this brand really always surprise me, i really didn’t expect that the breakfast can be that good according to my experience before. And the staff can even more nicer than other hotels(overall I like hie more than Crowne plaza in terms of staff). I strongly recommend this hotel to those who planned to explore this area, with this reasonable price and england breakfast included. Nothing you should complain about.

Booked hotel due to location as we were going to ITV studios. My wife is in a wheelchair and the hotel is well adapted to cater for wheelchair users. Excellent adapted room too. The staff were very friendly and happy to assist. Very good buffet breakfast which is in with the rate. Would highly recommend and we will be using again.

Good value for money, nice location, decent breakfast in the morning and very helpful staff. The room itself was rather small, but cozy and clean. Shower head was broken, but that's not a big deal, because everything else was of a high standard.

An ideal spot for being in London early for the premiere of Nick Eriksson's new film, Elston Bay, at the Waterloo Imax. Quiet, easy walking distance to Tate Modern and the South Bank. Perfectly acceptable breakfast. Good spot to stay in central London. Hayling Seagoon

Small hotel between Tower Bridge and the London Eye and steps from the Borough Market. Hotel is clean, offers a buffet breakfast that has the basics you need. Rooms are very small so a short stay is fine but I think if I stayed a week I would want more room. Freindly staff and very reasonable rates make this a hotel that is one to stay at.

Friendly welcome by very efficient staff. The hotel has been refurbished and is attractive, the beds comfortable and the showers are good. The breakfast is very generous and excellent quality. The hotel's location makes a perfect base for exploring London, easy access to tubes and buses. Great value for money for a London hotel!

I have had three multi night stays at the this hotel. It has just come to the end of a complete rejuvenation of the building so it’s all new-looking and fresh, and the final touches are now being done, the end result makes for a very nice hotel. I had the pleasure of being upgraded to a refurbished room and it's lovely. The rooms are good and functional, Possibly not every room is marvelous but if you really dont like a room go down and discuss it it with one of the polite guys on the front desk and ask to change. I did this one time as I didn’t want first floor main road side, but they were able to move me. I should say though there’s triple glazing so noise really isn’t an issue. Though if you are sensitive to mild noise and vibration then ensure you ask for a room at the rear of the hotel. I will say I don’t think their reservations system is the best, the male reception staff spend allot of time staring at it. And on all stays I’ve had multi bookings and rooms and none have ever been able to be combined, to my annoyance and rekeying frustration. Including calls at 11 that I’m tomcheck out when I’ve actually had further nights booked. They need to use Opera. But don’t. The rooms have block out curtains, and one of my favorite things which I have only found at Holiday Inn Express hotels, a blue night light in the bathroom. Though I discovered on this trip the new refurbished rooms didn’t have this lovely extra little touch, so I left the bathrooms five lights which includes heated mirror on each night, so a shame for the power the small night light would be cheaper to run. But I move between so many hotels and get disoriented so I like a light on. It’s best you join IHG rewards program for free, to book the cheapest rate and put your room preference in your profile. The airco is great and keeps the room an ambient temp, we were here during the very unusual cold weather blast but the room was perfectly warm and the bedding duvets and pillows are very soft, lush and comfortable. The complimentary Breakfast is served in the restaurant downstairs has a very good buffet selection with bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, baked beans and the usual assortment of breads, croissants, muffins, cereals and fresh fruit. A selection of teas and coffee and sweet orange and apple juice. Along with cheese ham and yogurts you’ll have a great start to your day. Within easy walking distance to the hotel is a a tube station and bus stops also lovely walk across Blackfriars bridge into the city and three different Express supermarkets close by. A very good vegetarian restaurant directly across the road, and Marcos some fancy chefs restaurant a few hundred meters down the road, had very good meals at both. The Tate modern and National theatre are both very close. The Thames river just a few minutes walk. So if you have a show at the National or want to spend time at the Tate this hotel is ideally located.

103-109 Southwark Street London England

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Tate Modern and The Shard
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Southwark, Holiday Inn Express London - Southwark is within a 5-minute walk of Tate Modern and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like The Shard. This 147-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour business center. Globe Theatre and Borough Market are also within a short walk.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.


All of Holiday Inn Express London - Southwark's 147 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers.

Property features

Holiday Inn Express London - Southwark offers free WiFi in public areas and a 24-hour business center. Self parking is available for GBP 35.00 per night. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and securing valuables.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Non Smoking

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1111 reviews