The Premier Inn in London’s Borough High Street opens today.
It is on the Pilgrims’ Way and just a few minutes from its start at Southwark Cathedral.
The hotel entrance is in Spur Inn Yard and on the site of both the lost Spur Inn and part of the next door Nag’s Head.
A little further north along the street, and on the same eastern side, is Talbot Yard where Chaucer had his pilgrims gather in the 14th century for their journey to Canterbury in The Canterbury Tales.
Archaeological finds on the Spur Inn site include a papal bull dating from the end of the 12th century, just thirty years after Thomas Becket’s murder.
The Spur, 135 Borough High Street, was the stage coach terminus for Kent routes so it is a good place for today’s walkers to start.
The Premier Inn opening prices start at £60 a room.