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Old 8th Aug 2017, 11:40   #1 (permalink)
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LCY - Docklands - ?

Going to a thing in London (Canary Wharf) which will require an overnight stay, flying through LCY.

Looking for accommodation near to reasonable food and proper beer which makes sense to allow me to get back to LCY for an 09:30 ish departure.

Any recommendations?
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Play your cards right and who knows, maybe you won't need a hotel booking!
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 17:49   #3 (permalink)
 
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Ibis, Metro and Travellodge close to the airport - walking distance - 40 - 60

But not great places for a beer - Double Tree, Hilton etc near EXCEL Centre a bit pricier but bigger & better - about a mile away

Pubs - not a lot of choice - if you want a real 60's housing estate special the Henley Arms in Albert Road is a mile or so from the Airport but a local pub for local people IMHO, The Fox at Connaught House near EXCEL is OK

You might want to think of Woolwich - a much better vibe all round and the ferry runs 6 - 20:00 and is free
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Best places for food and drink in the area are in Canary Wharf itself. It's just 10 minutes on the DLR from the accommodation described here.

A surprisingly good Chinese restaurant (and this is from one who generally doesn't care for them) is the Yi-Ban, which faces the LCY terminal across the dock. Walking time about 15 minutes, by the low level footbridge alongside the main road bridge. It's up above a sports club and you think "what's this" as you go up, but inside the food is notably good, and there are tremendous views of the LCY ramp and runway action from the window tables (or the bar).

Just alongside it a slew of new hotels have recently sprung up. The established Ramada has changed brands to a Doubletree/Hilton, to its left is the Aloft Excel. They are all convenient for one or other of the DLR stations (on the Beckton line, not the London City line) and about 15 minutes walk (regularly verified personally) from the LCY terminal over that footbridge.

I've never cared for The Fox.
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You make it sound suspiciously like you are touting for 'business'.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 13:55   #6 (permalink)
 
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"I've never cared for The Fox."

Not very good TBH but the "Henley Arms" is a real eastenders special....... agreed on Yi-Ban probably the best bet all round for food/drink close to the airport
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 10:15   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback folks.
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