A couple of weeks ago we had tickets for Witness for the Prosecution on London’s South Bank (you can see our review of the new 2020 cast here – if you’re going, I’ll just say that you are in for a stonker of a treat). But as is always the case for an evening show, we needed an overnight stay, so we found ourselves wondering if there’s a Hotel Near Witness for the Prosecution. Living in Dorset, the last train leaves before we can get out of the theatre and back to the station. We can do matinees in a day trip, but an evening show means we’ll need a bed for the night!
We were gifted an overnight stay by Premier Inn – all opinions our own, as always.
Hotel Near Witness for the Prosecution
So we had a quick look at our options; Witness for the Prosecution is actually being staged in the rather-magnificent County Hall. So when Premier Inn asked if we might like to try out their hotel (funnily enough the County Hall Premier Inn – yes, actual in the same building), I happily said yesthankyou pretty quickly. Not that the South Bank is far from anywhere – London’s so connected, it’s a bit silly to presume you have to stay right on the doorstep.
Did I say doorstep?…
Yes – that’s the Premier Inn right next door to the theatre; they’re actually in the same building. So your walk to the theatre will be approximately 40 seconds.
I know. Taxing.
Our standard room was exactly what I expected and hoped for – the joy of a Premier Inn is in their predictability, yes?
There’s the usual (really exceptionally comfortable) bed, tea/coffee making, loads of storage, a small desk and a good bathroom. As usual the shower is within the bath, but really, for a one night stay I’m not that bothered that I have to hop over the side of the bath to get in.
It’s spotlessly clean, fully equipped with all the basics – and whilst I might sort-of miss the hotel spoils of small bottles of nice shampoo in the bathroom, I have to say I always approve on plastic-free grounds that Premier Inn have the big wall dispensers. SO much kinder to the environment.
Though i should point out that our room was the Standard rate – if you upgrade to a Premier Plus room (just £20 more per night), that includes a rainfall shower with luxury toiletries along with the bigger space and swish interior.
Next time, Premier Inn, next time.
The hotel is part of the HUGE County Hall building, which is built around the sides of a square with a central open space. There;’s probanly a techincal Architectural word for this type of construction. I don’t know what that might be though. Which means that though the front of the hotel is quite narrow, perception is deceoptive. This is not a small Premier Inn – the corridors are lo-o-o-ong! And do be aware that if you get one of the internal-facing rooms, you’ll not be getting a magnificent South Bank view.
That might matter if you’re booking a longer london break, but honestly, if you’re here because you’re looking for a Hotel Near Witness for the Prosecution, then chances are you’re looking for a short one night break, in which case this is all you need.
Breakfast is the usual Premier Inn magnificence of a buffet – full cooked English, plus full continental, cereals, fruit, pastries… and bottomless really excellent coffee. Heaven. I would just like to give a small shout out to the Premier Inn hash browns, which are the finest part of their entire breakfast spread (apart from the coffee).
Where to eat near Witness for the Prosecution
You can, of course, make full use of the Premier Inn Thyme Bar & Grill for dinner too (there’s also a Meal Deal which you can book with your room – £26.50 per adult which includes a 2 course dinner plus a full breakfast, which is £10 on its own). If, however, you’re looking for a later-opening restaurant for a post-theatre meal, the other side of the road to the Hotel and Witness for the Prosecution is lined with restaurants, most of which are open until midnight.
Need a Hotel Near Witness for the Prosecution
At the Premier Inn County Hall, prices for a standard room can be found for £75. A Premier Plus room starts at around £95 (rates vary greatly, so if you’re flexible on your travel dates, do check a few).
You’re just out of the West End, but it’s such a great location for exploring London; a 15 minute walk brings you to the heart of Leicester Square,a nd below ytou can see tripAdvidsors round up for the County Hall Premier Inn