I make no secret of the fact that a huge part of my heart belongs to London. I was born there, my ancestry is there and, weirdly, the office I work in is just a few doors down the road from where my relatives used to live 200 years ago! What are the chances of that eh?
Despite the fact that I work there Monday-Friday, an ideal weekend for me involves being back in the City. Whether it’s walking along the side of the Thames, having dinner with views of incredible architecture, or sinking a few drinks in any of the numerous bars and pubs dotted around its streets, London really is a love of mine and I don’t think that will ever change.
Being a commutable distance, and having the responsibilities of animals at home, it’s not often I embark on an overnight stay in the Capital, but two of the most recent times I have, I’ve stayed at Clink 78 in one of their brilliantly quirky converted prison cells.
I’ve got a whole dedicated post about Clink 78 which you can read here, but let me tell you now, rid all your preconceptions about hostels from your mind; when you stay in one of Clink’s converted prison cells, it’s nothing like the hostels you’re probably imagining!
The building itself is spectacular, being an old court house (hence the prison cells) and it has had some famous faces walk it’s halls with Charles Dickens once working there as a scribe and The Clash being trialled there back when it was fully functioning in its previous guise.
These days, you walk through the doors into the grand entrance way to be greeted at reception by the endlessly smiley, sunny staff. There are communal areas where you can make use of computer access, mingle and make friends, or you can be totally antisocial (as I was) and simply use Clink 78 as a place to rest your head after having fun in the Big Smoke.
When it comes to the room itself, it is so much fun and so quirky! Being one of the old prison cells, it still has the original heavy steel door and bunk beds, although the good news is that the toilet in the corner is no longer functioning so you don’t have to do your business in full view of your room mate! (They have nice spacious, clean communal shower and toilet facilities for that).
Location wise, Clink is in a great little spot, being just a short stroll from Kings Cross St Pancras station with its excellent overground and underground train links.
As you can probably tell, having stayed at Clink a couple of times now, that I’m a big fan of the accommodation and so I’m beyond excited today to be giving you the opportunity to win an overnight stay for two in one of their converted prison cell rooms!
That’s right, you could win the chance to spend the night in a bonefide, genuine old prison cell – if only walls could talk!
Entry to this competition is super simple via the form below and with a few clicks of the button you can get yourself in the running for this brilliant prize.
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I’m genuinely so excited about this, I love Clink 78, recommend it to everyone and will definitely be returning there in the future, so I’m sure you’re going to love it too!
Get entering and cross those fingers!
Good luck everyone!
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