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

Hour Glass Hotel

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 Hotel 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, and triples. 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 / All News Channel / Bar / Biscuits / Cd Player / Central Heating / Coffee/Tea Maker / Colour Television / Dvd / Fax Machine / Fire Escape / Fridge / Games Room / Internet Access in Rooms / Laundry / Luggage Storage / Movie Channel / Newspaper / 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!


Public on-street parking is available nearby and charges will apply. Hour Glass Hotel 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.


Children under the age of 2 years old can stay for free using the existing beds. Unfortunately no extra beds are possible in the rooms.

Check in / Check out

Please note that the Hour Glass Hotel has restricted Check-In times as below:
Sunday to Thursday: between 13:00 GMT and 22:00 GMT
Friday and Saturday: between 13:00 GMT and 23:00 GMT

Guests who would like to check in early can take advantage of our Luggage Storage service.

Customers will need to provide some form of photographic ID upon check-in (e.g. driver’s license, etc.).

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.


By Car

Hour Glass Hotel is accessible from a number of roads including the A2, A202 and from the A3.

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: 3.7'Good' Based on 35 Hotel Reviews
Kevin Garvey, white British

Super value. Excellent showers. Would book Hour Glass Hotel again.

Katie Cashin, Irish

On moving over to London, I spent my first night at the Hour Glass Hotel because the location was near to my new job. On arrival I was met by very friendly staff, even though I was accidentally there much before check in time, I was allowed into the hotel and caught up on some emails in the kitchen. Kitchen facilities include all essentials; oven microwave, washing machine etc. and very clean too. Bedroom was ideal, again clean, comfortable, well equipped. Pub downstairs seemed cosy, although I didn't stay for drinks the customers who were in there seemed very friendly and welcoming. The pizza that was being served looked great. I was allowed to leave my huge luggage in the hotel until after work and really appreciated this. It seemed nothing was too much of a problem for the kind and friendly staff! Although this is not a fancy hotel and as its above a pub was a little noisy early in the night, I would rate the Hour Glass 5/5 for my experience. A 2 minute walk from the bus stop, comfortable, welcoming and safe for a lone traveller. Thanks for making my first night in London that little bit easier!

Jp Castelain, French

Friendly staff in nice London pub. Locals were nice too. Recommend Hour Glass Hotel

Sarah Bowford, British

The hotel is very basic, definitely with no frills attached! But it’s on a quiet street and the beds are nice enough to get a decent night’s sleep. The location is nice but a little too far from the nearest transport links, which is fine most of the time but a bit of a bother late at night or early in the morning! For the price, you can’t complain though. The mini-kitchen was useful and the associated pub is a good laugh! All things considered, it’s a fine little hotel and cheap. I’d stay here again

Sheraz, British

We loved the location of the Hour Glass Hotel. It is in a charming quiet street, but very close to the old town square and other main attractions

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