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Baden-Powell House

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Address: 65-67 Queens Gate, London SW7, England
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Visit the house of Sir Robert Baden-Powell who not only fought as a soldier...

Visit the house of Sir Robert Baden-Powell who not only fought as a soldier for his country, but also worked for peace through the brotherhood of the Scout Movement.

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Good Stay and Interesting history!

Hotel itself is good as well, basic needs are filled. Beds are comfortable enough. Good trip! Fun history about the hotel, related to the founder of the Scouting groups around... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having only ever seeing a hostel in a horror film I did not have high expectations. Baden powell is modern, clean and comfortable. I cannot fault it at all.

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Thank neemomic
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel itself is good as well, basic needs are filled. Beds are comfortable enough. Good trip! Fun history about the hotel, related to the founder of the Scouting groups around the world. Gift shop offers neck slides, patches, t-shirts. Outside is a statue of the lad, cool to see.

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Thank Tedexter
Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

To many Scouts and certainly those visiting from abroad, Baden Powell House is seen as the HQ of the Scouts. Yet apart from the statue of BP outside, it is most unwelcoming and shows very little evidence of Scouting. Inside on the floor plan, an exhibition is shown as being on the ground floor. This has long since gone with... More 

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Thank ColinN924
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

As staff said, many people think that it is a museum, the Baden-Powell house is actually conference centre. But you will not be too disappointed since the staff will give you direction to the Baden-Powell museum while you can also buy some interesting merchandise

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Thank RadenPM
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The pricing at Baden Powell House is very good for a London location. So easy to get anywhere on the tube with two near stations. The staff are helpful and friendly. I have stayed there three times now in shared rooms and can say that I found the shared room with an en suite to be less enjoyable. The bathroom... More 

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Wales
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Stayed here as a family with 2 kids in a family room. Rooms are basic but functional and clean. Staff friendly and helpful. Never ate here so can't comment on that. Plenty of places to eat nearby. I thought it would be noisy at night but we weren't disturbed at all. View out of the window overlooking the natural history... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Good hostel. Rooms were clean and staff were helpful. Food is okay but not a lot of choice. Toilet kept blocking and needed a bigger bin but apart from that it was good

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Thank megan21h
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

If you need a place to sleep that's fairly reasonably priced, excellent communication nearby and lots of museums and shopping: yes, the Meininger hotel is a good choice. Renovations going on, we were lucky to get a newly renovated room. Breakfast: no. I'd eat elsewhere. Staff: kind but didn't really seem to know anything about the surroundings. Asking about breakfast... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

I like the badges, shirts and other souvenirs that you are able to buy from the reception. There are also some books and a hat about scouting. There is also a statues of Baden Powell, the inventor of scouts. But except that, there is nothing else that reflects scouting, which makes me feel bored about this place. There is also... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Stayed here on my way to France and the place is mediocre. Breakfast is horrible and rooms are tiny but I only used my bed to sleep at night so I wasn't too bothered.

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