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Hour Glass Hotel

  • Type And Size
  • 2 Star Accommodation
  • Independent Hotel
  • 18 rooms
131 Beaconsfield Road off Thurlow Street London Walworth SE17 2BX

Hour Glass Hotel is a budget hotel, located above a traditional pub just South of the River Thames. Situated a 3 minute bus ride or 10-15 minute walk from Elephant & Castle, which is short tube or bus ride to Central London's South Bank. The Hour Glass makes a great base for exploring London's Riverside, or the vibrant areas of Brixton and Dulwich to the south. Enjoy use of a self-catering kitchen and friendly pub with deals on pizzas and drinks! 

Hour Glass Hotel offers you a choice of singles, doubles, twins, triples and quads. Free wifi is available throughout! All rooms at this budget hotel have been recently upgraded to feature 26 inch flat screen TVs with all channels and an integrated DVD. You'll save money with the use of shared bathroom facilities and self catering cooking facilities. With the Hour Glass Pub downstairs from the accommodation, you have the perfect place to relax and socialise over a drink and pizza with other guests.


Hour Glass Hotel gives you easy access to many of London’s fascinating attractions. The London Eye is a short bus ride away, as are the Saatchi Gallery, the London Aquarium and the Royal Festival Hall. You can also get a bus to the Imperial War Museum from the hotel. If you fancy a local night out, there are a number of pubs and restaurants in Camberwell Green.

Hour Glass Hotel Facilities


Airport Transfers / Alarm Clock Radio / Bar / Biscuits / Cd Player / Central Heating / Coffee/Tea Maker / Colour Television / Dvd / Fax Machine / Fridge / Games Room / Internet Access in Rooms / Microwave / Parking / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Smoke Detectors / Tea & Coffee / Television Lounge / Wash Basin / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

Hour Glass Hotel has a pub downstairs that serves food throughout the day.


Make the most of free Wifi throughout the Hour Glass Hotel!


On-site parking is available on a first come first served basis (GBP 7.00 for cars, GBP 10.00 for commercial vehicles). Street parking is also available free of charge from 18:30 - 08:30, and is located outside of the London Congestion charge zone.

Communal areas and activities

Hour Glass Hotel has a games room, dart board and newspapers for guests, as well as a terrace.


FREE for all children under 2 years of age using existing beds/cots. All bookings with children must be detailed in 'special requests' at the time of booking.

Latest News

Enjoy an evening meal at the Hour Glass Hotel, with pizza and drink from only GBP 6.95!

All rooms feature a 26 inch flat screen TV with integrated DVD and CD player.


PLEASE NOTE – from Monday 1st September 2014 to 30th December 2014, renovation will take place in the hotel to increase comfort for guests.

However Guests may experience light disturbances, management will try to reduce it to minimum, hoping it will not effect your stay at Hour Glass Hotel

We apologise for any inconvenience it may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 13:00 - 22:00
Check out by: 11:00

Breakfast Info at Hour Glass Hotel

SPECIAL OFFER: Choose a Continental Breakfast or make your own with the self-catering facilities.

Continental breakfast includes breads, jam, butter, cheese, processed cheese, chocolate spread (Nutella) yoghurts, milk, juices and fruits.

The fully equipped self-catering kitchen includes a microwave, cooker, utensils, mini oven, pots and pans.

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By Tube

Elephant & Castle is the closest station to Hour Glass Hotel. You can catch a train on the Bakerloo Line or the Northern Line from this underground station.

By Bus

Bus 42 runs from Liverpool Street directly to the hotel. Bus 343 runs 24 hours per day from London Bridge directly to the Hour Glass hotel.

On Foot

Hour Glass Hotel is less than 19 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle‎ Tube Station (Bakerloo, Northern, First Capital Connect and Southeastern lines) and 19 minutes from Elephant & Castle‎ Train Station (Bakerloo, Northern, First Capital Connect and Southeastern lines).

Elephant & Castle Station is a 10-15 minute walk from Hour Glass Hotel and because this area is so well served by buses we recommend that you take a bus from Elephant & Castle bound for Camberwell (bus 343). Get off the bus at Burgess Park. From here turn left down Albany Road, which runs along the edge of the park. Then go left up Portland Street, take a right onto Hopwood Road and go straight onto Beaconsfield Road, where Hour Glass Hotel is located.

Hour Glass Hotel Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.6'Good' Based on 29 Hotel Reviews
Nathan, British

Hour Glass Hotel was very clean and cosy, perfect for a short stay

Golembiewski, German

We visited London for four days. We really had a pleasant time there. The Hour Glass Hotel is a small hotel and it is more like a hostel but we didn't have to complain about anything. So if you are satisfied with a basic hotel try out this London hotel. If you book the breakfast it is more a packed lunch with some toast, milk, marmalade, nutella, fruits, yoghurt and cornflakes

David , Slovakian

Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean rooms and common areas. Quiet if not somewhat remote residential area of the city. The nearest tube is about 15-20 minutes walk, however, the bus service is pretty frequent, reliable and well developed in the area. Great option if you're looking for a budget accommodation in London while still remaining relatively close to the city centre

Radka Kanova, Czech

Very nice staff and pleasant surroundings at Hour Glass Hotel

Helen Whitley, British

On an autumnal twilight evening we arrived into the mountainous towers of high rise buildings surrounding the Hour Glass Hotel. This made the Hotel seem like a sanctuary as we got out the cab and made our way to the pub attached to the Hotel. The pub had an excellent atmosphere of real local London as we found the person we needed to help us with our keys and our bookings there. The guy who served us was super friendly and helpful as we had difficulties with our card exchange. After a bit of banter he showed us our beautiful room with on suite bathroom, fridge, tea and kettle and free biscuits. The room was perfect, clean and larger than expected as we dropped our bags and nestled in for the night. The next day we walked around the local park and lake on a winters sunshine day and found a wonderful cafe on Old Kent Road to have the best breakfast with the most wonderful guy serving us. After feeling like locals we made our way on a short trip into the city center to enjoy the wonderful sights of London. I would recommend The Hour Glass Hotel for its fair and reasonable price and friendly atmosphere and great staff. I would definitely stay there again, and we did prolong our stay for an extra night as we liked it so much. The surroundings of the Hotel were also a pleasure to experience. 10 out of 10

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