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Is the "every-Hotel Piccadilly"@ Coventry Street, London W1D 6BZ, in A CENTRAL AND SAFE AREA?

We have a hold on a room at the "every-Hotel Piccadilly". IS THIS A CENTRAL AND SAFE location, for the most part? The location of every-hotel Piccadilly, is at the corner of Coventry Street and Whitcomb St., London W1D 6BZ This used to be the Thistle Piccadilly. It is still a Thistle hotel, but a different line, within the Thistle family. It has been completely refurbished, new bed, rain shower, has central air, breakfast included for about $280 a night with tax and breakfast. Originally, we were going to stay at a Thistle Bloomsbury, but found out it had no AC! The central air is important as I have allergies. It is around the corner from the Comedy Store, Prince of Whales Theater, Soho and Leicester Square, a 3 min walk from Piccadilly Tube stop, and 10 min walk from Charing Cross Station. It looks really centrally located. Not a quiet part of town, I realize that, but I am ok for this FIRST trip to London to be in that kind of bustling area. It looks like the farthest walk would be toward the Globe theater which would be about a 45 min walk. We would probably take a Tube or Rail there. I live in Chicago, and when I was younger, had a flat near Wrigley Field, no AC. It was an amazing area, but not the most pleasant experience in the summer. Winter was ok. WE are going to London May 22-May 27, so it may start getting warm there. Thanks for the help.

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Hi Emma-
Thanks for responding. I will request a high floor. I am ok with some noise, years ago my flat was next to an EL. (Elevated). The El is like the Tube, I think. Now I am used to a quieter life as I live in a suburb of the city. I am not sure how to get to the Globe theater from that location but I would expect I could by Tube, Bus or a combination. I will walk when I can, but if London is anything like NYC, or downtown Chicago, you do have to use public transportation like the EL or a Bus. Sometimes a Cab is necessary here in Chicago, but they are expensive in London, right??

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It is vanishingly unlikely that any hotel in a European city that costs over US$200 per night would be in an "unsafe" area. General crime levels and sociogeographic structures of cities in Europe don't really work that way.

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The El is like the Tube, I think
Not exactly as the El runs on tracks elevated above the streets. The Tube - or Underground - runs below the surface.

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As Emma noted a busy neighborhood and May weather is not known to be blazing hot. You could expect some rain showers though. To help you see how walkable or not walkable the city is on your terms use Google Maps Satellite images. Type Big Ben into the search and you'll see how close the London Eye, Westminster Abby, Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards, Trafalgar Square, are. IMHO all easy to walk to. Since you know your hotel type in the address then use the street view option. You can actually see what the neighborhood looks like as well as find the closest underground station, ATM, market, etc. Google Maps is a great tool for any traveler. Now that I've re read your post I'm guessing you have use Google maps to discover that the Globe Theatre is a bit of a jaunt from your hotel. Personally I'd walk from your hotel to St Paul's then across the Millennium Bridge to the Globe. Really a great way to see London, on foot. You could use the tube if you prefered.

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I'd stick a pack of earplugs in the luggage, unless you already have done...

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Thanks for all the comments and recomendations! I am asking for a higher floor, and there are double glazed windows...so it should be ok. 😉

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Thanks for all the comments and recomendations! I am asking for a higher floor, and there are double glazed windows...so it should be ok. 😉