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  • Type And Size
  • 1 Star Hotel
  • Independent Hotel
  • 10 rooms
150 Barking Road London Plaistow E6 3BD

The Central

The Central is a money saving London budget hotel, located in the East End of London. Guests at this hotel get to enjoy the benefit of being located above a traditional London pub. This atmospheric Victorian pub is a great place to soak up a real taste of the East End. You can relax with a drink or enjoy a game of pool or darts. Staying at The Central you will see a completely different side of London life, which contrasts dramatically with that of Kensington and Notting Hill.

The Central is ideal for tourists and students who are travelling on a budget. Rates are considerably cheaper than those of more central hotels and transport links from Upton Park make travelling around East London easy, with train access to Central London. The majority of rooms are singles, but double, triple and twin rooms are also available. The Central is self-catering accommodation, so there is a well-equipped kitchen for saving money on meals.


The Central is a short tube ride away from Greenwich, where you can visit the National Maritime Museum, the Greenwich Meridian and even take a boat tour into Central London. You can also explore the markets of the East End such as Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields and Columbia Road Flower Market, all of which are easy to access and give you a sense of the lively East End atmosphere.

The Central Facilities


All News Channel / Bar / Central Heating / Coffee/Tea Maker / Colour Television / Fire Escape / Fridge / Games Room / Hotel Safe / Microwave / Parking / Self-Catering Kitchen / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Shower / Tea & Coffee / Television Lounge / Wireless Internet Access / Wireless Internet Access in Rooms

Food and Drink

The Central offers a fully-equipped shared kitchen, and has a pub downstairs.


The Central offers FREE WiFi throughout.


The Central is located close to FREE public parking nearby. The Central is located outside of the London Congestion charge zone.

Communal areas and activities

Guests can enjoy a game of billiards or darts in the games room or relax in the garden at The Central.


Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult over 18 in the room. Children under 2 years of age can stay for free using the existing beds. Unfortunately no extra beds are possible in the rooms.

Check in / Check out

Check in from: 13:00 - 23:30
Check out by: 07:00 - 11:00

Please note, reception closes at 23:30 and The Central cannot facilitate late a check in.

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

Breakfast Info at The Central

SPECIAL OFFER: LATEST TRAVELSTAY OFFER. Get a FREE English Breakfast when you book.
Your breakfast includes: Eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, beans.

TravelStay Prices and Discounts


By Tube

Upton Park Station is the nearest underground stop to The Central. This station is on the District Line and the Hammersmith & City Line.

On Foot

The Central is less than 13 minutes walk from Upton Park Tube Station (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines) and 16 minutes from East Ham Tube Station (Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines).

Leave Upton Park Station onto Green Street and turn right. Walk to the end of this road and you will reach Barking Road. Turn left and walk down road until you reach The Central on the right-hand side.

The Central Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.7'Good' Based on 28 Hotel Reviews
Ben Rowley, United Kingdom

Really nice and pleasant staff. Clean and tidy. Would recommend to any other contractor like myself

Kevin Edward, British

Nice clean room at The Central, very good location and excellent price: very good value for money

Elle Dietrich, German

I was late to check in due to flight inconvenience and although I did manage to check in in the end, it was not without serious incident. They do not allow late check-ins, which I consider (along with most of the global population) to be a basic necessity of running a hotel. If you do not wish people to arrive at your house late at night then I can understand such a mentality, but if that is the case then do not run a hotel. The room itself was warm and comfortable and I was satisfied with the quality for the price. The location was a little undesirable but I had chosen to stay there because of work nearby. It is easy to reach the train station and go to East London from there

Adam, English

Ok, so not the most modern or stylish of hotels but it did the job for us. Easily accessible and with good local shopping facilities. Friendly staff and a decent breakfast. It's not expensive and as the saying goes, you get what you pay for, but it's more than fit for purpose. Will definitely book The Central again should the need arise

Urszula Godzik, Polish

Room was clean and cosy. Staff was kind and helpful. It was all that ads and Travelstay promised, I am satisfied with my stay at The Central

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