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100 (9059 reviews)/
The Guoman Tower is a four star hotel on the bank of the Thames overlooking Tower Bridge and St Katharine’s Dock. Its 801 rooms all have views of the river or dock and are divided into standard, deluxe, executive, premier executive and suites. All rooms have air-conditioning, wifi, hospitality tray, flat screen TVs, iron, minibar, and trouser press. Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. For eating and drinking the hotel offers the Brasserie for full meals, the Gallery for informal light meals through the day, and the Xi bar with a view of Tower Bridge. Guests in executive rooms have access to the Executive Lounge with complimentary wifi, newspapers and refreshments. 24 hour room and concierge service is available and a fitness centre is at guests’ disposal. There is a range of 19 fully equipped meeting rooms of varying sizes, with the largest accommodating 600. For weddings, a range of suites are available for civil marriage ceremonies and can accommodate up to 450. The hotel is close to the City and the Tower of London. Nearby underground stations give access to Canary Wharf to the east and London attractions to the west.
Southwark Cathedral is located near London Bridge on a site which has been home to churches for more than 1000 years. The main structure of the Cathedral as it is today dates to the period 1220 -1420, which makes it the first Gothic church in London. The church has suffered severely from fires and other disasters over the centuries, but has always been repaired and re-built. Thirteenth-century arcades and the remains of two Norman doorways in the north aisle can still be seen. Also to be seen is the medieval canopied tomb of John Gower (a poet and friend of Chaucer who died in 1408) and a memorial for William Shakespeare. The cathedral is fully accessible and offers baby changing facilities. Admission is free but a minimum donation of £4 per person is suggested. Opening times: Monday - Friday 0730 - 1800 Saturday and Sunday 8.30 - 18.00 Bus: 17,21,35,40,43,45,47,48,133,141,49,381,521,RV1 Rail : London Bridge and Waterloo Underground : London Bridge station: Jubilee and Northern lines Monument station: District and Circle lines Bank Station: Docklands Light Railway