Buzzing, diverse, intriguing, fast-paced and vibrant are just a few words to describe the city that is London, and amongst all of this, only 15-minutes from the city, you’ll find The Captain Cook. A quaint pub which in the last six months has transformed into both a pub and rooms, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to stay in this aptly named and decorated, and truly English-looking accommodation.

THE ARRIVAL
Located in Fulham, The Captain Cook is an easy train and bus ride away from Heathrow Airport and similarly just a short walk and tube ride to the centre of London. We arrived after a 13-hour flight from Bangkok and were greeted with warm smiles and a busy pub atmosphere before being shown to our room. After a snug night’s sleep to overcome the jet-lag (which fortunately wasn’t interrupted by the bustling pub below whatsoever!) the hotel manager himself provided us with an extensive list of suggestions for our time in London, complete with maps and directions. The perfect beginning to what was an exciting week of exploring the city.

THE ROOM
After a busy, wintery London’s day, there’s nowhere else you’d want to return to than a cosy, comfortable room, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at The Captain Cook. A boutique hotel, there’s the choice of just eight rooms so you almost feel as if you’re staying with friends. Waking up to views of quaint English residential streets, the brightly lit Deluxe King is decorated with historic world maps stretching across the walls and soft blue finishings to stay true to the Captain Cook theme that runs throughout the pub and rooms. With a USB charging station, large smart television, heated towel rails, rain shower and a grand leather chair and desk, there’s nothing they haven’t considered for both leisure and business travellers alike. For the coffee lovers, the in-room coffee machine and selection of tea are perfect for those sleepy mornings or for a cosy night in.

THE DINING
The service, food and atmosphere of the pub matches the rooms perfectly, and the convenience of it being right there means you don’t need to go any further than your own doorstep for a delicious meal or afternoon in. A warm and cosy atmosphere complete with old wooden floorboards, boardgames, couches, and easy listening, The Captain Cook is the complete package. With an extensive menu which still has me drooling at the thought of it, it’s the perfect place to retreat into for lunch or dinner, or enjoy a drink in the outdoor courtyard in the summer months. There’s always something happening at The Captain Cook; a Sunday roast, live music, quiz nights or live sports broadcasts, so it’s no wonder it’s quickly becoming a favourite with regulars and newcomers.The Captain Cook- For a visit to London that you won’t want to end, book your stay at The Captain Cook.
Rooms begin at £120 per night. Book your stay here.

LENSES&LOCALS was welcomed as a guest by The Captain Cook on our visit to London. As always, all opinions are our own.


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