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Safety index

71 out of 100

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Safe area

Pet-friendly

Buckle Street Studios by Locke, Aldgate

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8.5

Good (1,948 ratings)

London, United Kingdom - 

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840 m Liverpool Street

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980 m Tower Bridge

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1.33 km Tower of London

Hotel Overview

Buckle Street Studios by Locke, located near Aldgate in London, is a modern apartment hotel that offers a unique blend of home and hotel. Based on user reviews, it stands out for its contemporary design, amenities, and prime location, appealing to both leisure and business travelers. However, like any accommodation, it has its mix of positive and negative feedback from past guests.

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Hotel highlights

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Atmosphere

  1. Stylish and Comfortable Rooms: Guests rave about the modern decor and comfortable furnishings, making their stay pleasant and homely.
  2. Excellent Location: Its proximity to major attractions and public transportation is highly appreciated by visitors.
  3. Friendly and Helpful Staff: Many reviewers highlight the welcoming and accommodating nature of the hotel staff.
  4. Well-equipped Kitchenettes: The inclusion of a kitchenette in the rooms is a big plus for guests who prefer to prepare their own meals.
  5. Great Value for Money: People find the hotel to offer good value, considering the amenities and location.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Levels: Some guests mention that sound insulation could be improved as they could hear noise from the streets or neighboring rooms.
  2. Limited On-site Services: A few reviewers were disappointed by the lack of certain on-site facilities like a restaurant or a gym.
  3. Room Size: A portion of guests felt that the rooms, especially the bathrooms, were smaller than expected.
  4. Inconsistent Housekeeping: There have been reports of housekeeping services not being up to mark or consistent.
  5. Complicated Check-in Process: A few visitors found the check-in process to be more complex and time-consuming than usual.

Amenities

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

No onsite parking available

Laundry facilities

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Total 1,948 Reviews

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Blended Web Rating

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8.5

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8.4

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booking

1,893 Reviews

8.5 / 10

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expedia

55 Reviews

8.4 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 40 times

5% Negative93% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Tiff4ni_逆逆5 months ago
1/5Google icon

WORST HOTEL EVER I’m really not the person who will write this kind of review unless it’s necessary, but the 11 nights I spent in this hotel had overwhelmed me. Let’s talk about the good part first, cause it’s pretty short and easy to conclude. Good: I really live the staff Simona, she’s the only helpful staff in the entire hotel, and was super helpful. And I love the design of the lobby which is one of the biggest reason I chose this hotel. Bad: - Firstly they arranged me a super tiny room for my 11 nights, I can’t even open my luggage properly. Which reveals their first problem: the rooms are not the same as the photos shown on the website. (I’m lucky enough to get a room changed after asking for a room at least with a desk for me to do my work, special shout out to Simona) - The room can only be heat up for the bed area, the rest areas such as kitchen and bathroom are freezing! - The towel rack of my room was not functioning properly, which I believed it’s the only way I can heat up my bathroom, and I asked for the repair for at least 3 times, there’s promises from the hotel that they will send people to come, but the rack is still not functioning AT ALL until the last night of my stay. - The housekeeper left my room’s door open after they finished their service, I found out until pretty late of the day, imagine a four-star hotel making this lower level error? - I accidentally left my scarf when I checkout, when I asked them for help, they kept me waiting in the lobby for an hour and chatted like I was not even there, telling me that there’s no way they can contact the housekeeper team to check if there’s any lost and found item 🤭 I don’t even know how this hotel can be rated as a four- star. Can anyone answer this? 😄😄😄👍🏻

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Nino X5 months ago

I’ve been impressed with the place and value for money especially in London! I’ve stayed for 2 weeks and it was a very comfortable and convenient stay for us. The building is very private and the outside noise level is 0, nonetheless the location is great with such good connection to the tube and other main areas. I would suggest the studios have more kitchen appliances like bowls, pans especially for longer stays but we made it work 😊 Everything was clean and the only thing I would suggest that every studio/room has at least a little broom for the floor, as housekeeping comes around only 1 a week. But other than that it has been a great experience and already booked my next few trips. It has definitely exceeded my expectations. Well done Locke!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 101

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

7

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160

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129

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Liverpool Street

840 m

Tower Bridge

980 m

Tower of London

1.33 km

The Shard

2.5 km

London Bridge

2.5 km

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Getting around

Aldgate East Station

140 m

Fenchurch Street Station

770 m

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Airports Nearby

London City Airport (LCY)

12 km

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Restaurants

Black Sheep Coffee

140 m

The White Hart

210 m

Costa Coffee

210 m

Efes

280 m

The Castle

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

65 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

39 out of 100

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London safety index

Safety

Crime

71

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

71 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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70

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Physical safety

Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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77

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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70

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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80

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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79

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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50

54

Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

54 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

58

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Mugging or robbery  57/100

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Car theft  43/100

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Car break-ins  50/100

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Home break-ins  48/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

57

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Physical attacks  54/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

High

63

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  38/100

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Drug problem  62/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $2.3

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Coffee

$2.9 - $7.6

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $3.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$16.2 - $38.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $5.8

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.3 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$57.9 - $162

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$8.1 - $17.4

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McMeal at McDonalds

$8.1 - $11.6

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.5 - $3.5

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Public transport, monthly pass

$138.9 - $309

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.6 - $35.9

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$28.9 - $115.7

Weather In London

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.512

PM1023

63

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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