The Mad Hatter

A former hat factory, this 30-room hotel features traditional dark wood decor and is located on the south bank of the Thames near the Tate Modern.

By , Monday, Nov 16, 2009, 4:50 PM

The Mad Hatter

About this Hotel

Price From $162

'Hood Southwark, a commercial neighborhood on the south bank of the Thames River, home to the open-air Globe Theatre of Shakespearean fame, the London Eye Ferris wheel, and the Southbank Centre performing arts complex. The hotel is roughly 1,000-feet from the Waterloo subway station and The Tate Modern art gallery.

The Gist A former 19th-century hat factory, this three-floor building features traditional dark wood British decor. The tidy and quiet 30 guest rooms provide blond-wood floors and white linens. Part of the economy chain of Fuller's Hotels, The Mad Hatter offers a traditional English pub for dining. A full breakfast is included in the rate. One catch: Travelers who dislike walking will need to use public transportation or hire a cab to get to iconic tourist sites, such as Big Ben.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa.

Details Doubles from $162 (£98), breakfast not included.

Thanks for Sharing Reader Andi likes the Mad Hatter in Southwark because it is "reasonably priced and just a short walk to the Tate and a couple of underground (subway) stations."