A FLYING VISIT TO LONDON

london skyline

A couple of weeks ago, I went to London for less than 24 hours, to record an episode of the Metro newspaper’s mental health podcast Mentally Yours. I think my episode is out on Monday and it’s all about my journey with OCD. Knowing that I was going to be in the city, Travelodge invited me to spend the night in one of their Super Rooms at their Covent Garden hotel – these are rooms with more superior decor and extra little touches, but still at a low price.

travelodge super room

travelodge super room extras

travelodge super room

After finishing recording at the Metro offices in Kensington, I took the opportunity of having a hotel room all to myself, and had a pamper night. I got a pizza from a little back street pizza shop called Ecco on Drury Lane (across the road from the hotel) – it was freshly made, really nice, and was a bargain for just £6. I also picked up some chocolate cake from Wholefoods Kensington and brought this back to the hotel too. I loved that the hotel room has a chic coffee maker, as well as hot chocolate and a Kit Kat – hot drinks without caffiene are so relaxing at bed time.

travelodge super room coffee machine

glamour hey it's OK podcast

I settled down in bed with a copy of Stylist magazine, and several episodes of Glamour magazine’s Hey, It’s OK podcast, and went through a skincare regime with some little samples I brought. Since I had a crutch with me and was only carrying a large handbag, there was only room for skincare sachets. These are a great thing to collect for when you travel.

Made By Coopers Sleepy Head Room & Pillow Mist

Neom Nourish Breathe & Sleep Hand Balm

When it was time to go to sleep, I got out some of the new sleep aids I’ve been trying. I love them both so much. They are so relaxing and really calm me down. The Neom Nourish Breathe & Sleep Hand Balm (£15 from Neom) is thick and moisturing and it absorbs well into the skin, without leaving a greasy residue. The scent of this is incredible – lots of lavender, chamomile and other relaxing ingredients. I also sprayed the Made By Coopers Sleepy Head Room & Pillow Mist (£12 from Made By Coopers) on the bedding – this smells just as amazing and made the room smell like a spa.

travelodge super room bed

The bed in the room was so comfortable and I had an amazing night’s sleep to prepare myself for the return journey home to Glasgow the next morning. I didn’t really get to do much in London, but I literally saw every landmark on my multiple Uber rides.

travelodge covent garden

theatre royal drury lane

The Super Rooms are on the 9th floor of this hotel, so you get some stunning views over the capital. I could see St. Paul’s Cathedral, The Guerkin and The Shard. I could also look over the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, which is just next to the hotel. It currently has the musical School of Rock in residence, so this is a great hotel for theatre go-ers.

Have you tried out a Travelodge Super Room before? Will you be tuning into my Mentally Yours podcast episode?

This was a complimentary press stay, but all opinions are my own.

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