Posts Tagged ‘East Cheap’

Go Native Monument, 14 Lovat Lane, London, England, EC3R 8DT

go native I had not planned a visit to London, England this month, however, it is always a    pleasure to travel South to see my daughters. I prefer to take the train. It is a  relaxing way to travel  and takes me right into the centre of the city. So, I like to  stay in a hotel that is central, that way each of my daughters can spend time with  me coming from different parts of the city.

I found the suites at Go Native Monument in a very central location. It was a lovely surprise. The building is very close to the Monument underground station and near the main East Cheap thoroughfare. The only disadvantage is that, Lovat Lane, where Go Native Monument is situated, is a pedestrian street. It is quiet, but a taxi cannot pick you up from outside the premises. It will pick you up on East Cheap at the top of Lovat Lane.

I had rented a a studio apartment. it was spotlessly clean and is equipped with full kitchen facilities (including a studiowashing machine)! Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar milk and cleaning materials are provided. The bathroom had a lovely, large shower. Toiletries, including a dental kit, are supplied.  The towels are large and fluffy and warmed by the heated towel rail. The bed in the apartment is comfortable and the sitting are small but functional. There is also a dining area with a tale and chairs. This is suitable for working or eating at. Free wi-fi is available.

The staff at Go Native Monument are charming and helpful. The situation of the accommodation is perfect and the apartments are very competitively priced for the space and facilities offered. However, although reception is only manned 8am to 8pm, I would highly recommend Go Native Monument and would certainly use their apartments again.

Valerie Penny


L’Antipasto City, 2-4 Botolph Alley, London, England, EC3R 8DR

I recently spent a few days in London, England. It was lovely because I had time with my daughters. On my first mapevening there, my younger daughter and I looked for somewhere to have dinner that was near my hotel. She found L’Antipasto City. It is a bit tricky to find because the alley where it is does not really look like a regular street. It is near East Cheap and also Monument. It is very central.

The restaurant has a warm, cosy welcoming feel and the staff are attentive and friendly, but not overly so. However, L’Antipasto City is quite small, so it does get rather busy and you may want to consider booking a table. The menu is Italian, but within that it is wide and varied. We both chose pizza and enjoyed our meals very much. The meals are lanti pastofreshly made in a kitchen open for all the diners to see. The food is delicious.

I will certainly use L’Antipasto City again. The cost of our meals in central London was very reasonable. I highly recommend this restaurant to you.

Valerie Penny