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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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