London Hotel's New Refurb Captures the Magic of the Underground (Without All the Urine)

By Shabana Arif on at

Tourists hungry for a taste of the quintessential British experience can book themselves into a newly refurbished hotel, decked out in the theme of the London Underground.

The ibis Styles London Gloucester Road has a mixture of retro decor and subtle nods to London's transport system, as well as featuring more overt references that add a touch of whimsy to the rooms.

The tiles in the lobby mirror those found in tube stations, and the corridors are home to coloured District and Piccadilly lines, reports IanVisits. Pillows in the 84 rooms are printed with travelcards, while the carpets are emblazoned with a 'mind the gap' motif on either side of the bed.

To add to the merriment, you'll find that each room has an adjoining 'Water Loo' but thankfully the re-branded bathroom only has its name in common with the underground, and we presume the pungent smell of ammonia will be an optional design feature that guests can add at their leisure.

The hotel hasn't gone too overboard with the theme, so if novelty hotels aren't your cup of tea, you can still enjoy a fairly pleasant stay if the gallery of photos are anything to go by.

The hotel is currently sitting at 3.5/5 on TripAdvisor and is conveniently place for access to the Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Natural History Museum and Earl's Court.