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YHA London Thameside is a purpose built 320 bed hostel situated on the Thames riverside. Built in the 1990s, the hostel is suitable for all types of groups, families and individual bookings. We have 70 en-suite rooms overall ranging from shared dorms and private family rooms to accommodation for school or organisational groups of all sizes. We also offer a large range of customer facilities including a restaurant and café bar with internet access. The Youth Hostel is open 24 hours a day with our friendly and informative reception staff always on hand to help with recommendations for seeing the sights of London. From YHA London Thameside you will have access to all London has to offer with our close transport links to the centre of town, buses (25 minutes to London Bridge and 30 minutes to Waterloo) stopping directly outside the hostel and the nearest Overground station, Rotherhithe, just five minutes' walk from the hostel. From Rotherhithe there is a connection to the Jubilee Line on the London Underground with fast access to the entire London network. Not forgetting the Thames path which will take you on foot directly to Tower Bridge. We are also only 30 minutes away from London City Airport and have close connections to the Eurostar from Stratford International. FREE WI-FI available in communal areas for guests! The hostel has 70 en-suite rooms that range from two bed private, through to four bed, six bed and 10 bed rooms. These rooms can accommodate families and individuals as well as groups of all sizes. All of our rooms have en-suite shower and toilet facilities and all bedding is provided. In the en-suite bathrooms you will find a shower cubical, a sink and toilet. The room is also fitted with an extractor fan and lockable door. All of our rooms are fitted with lockers so customers can lock away their belongings. If you require a padlock they are available to buy from reception. We have free luggage storing facilities for groups arriving early or departing late and the hostel also offers paid lockers for families and individuals in reception so you can leave your bags safely while you explore London. For families and individuals we have a fully equipped self catering kitchen, a laundry room and TV lounge. At the hostel we have a café bar serving soft and alcoholic drinks as well as tea and coffee with a selection of snacks. We have internet access with desktop computers and free Wi-Fi is available on the ground floor reception, bar and social areas. Breakfast A full continental and cooked breakfast is available at YHA London Thameside and is served from 7am until 9.30am, right up until 11am at the weekends. Grab your bacon, eggs or, if you prefer, cereal and toast, to give you a great start to your day in London. Lunch We can provide a packed lunch including a freshly prepared sandwich, a delicious cake, cereal bar, a bottle of mineral water, a packet of crisps and a piece of fresh fruit. Eat in the hostel or take your packed lunch with you to enjoy during your day of exploring. Restaurant After a busy day enjoying the sights and sounds of London, relax in our restaurant with a delicious meal. Choose from traditional fish and chips, sharing platters if you love nibbles or create your own pizza. Our meals are served from 1pm until 8pm, but you can grab tasty snacks from 6:30am until midnight! Kids Eat Free One free children's meal is available per adult main meal from the main menu when purchased at the same time. This offer is not available on breakfast. Drinks We've got a fab selection of drinks in our bar and we're open until midnight, so relax with us before or after your big night out! Look forward to a fine selection of good beers, ciders, shot bottles and a huge variety of beverages. Or warm up with our Cakeaway offer for just £3 and get a hot drink and something sweet. You can even treat yourself with a delicious smoothie or frappe. Self-Catering Facilities If you're cooking up a storm during your city stay, we've got a well-equipped kitchen for you to use. There are four burners, a kettle, a microwave, lots of pots, pans and utensils, plus plenty of space for you to sit down and eat.
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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

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