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Welcome

Lawrence House is adult only and run by gay people for gay people and their friends, including the whole LGBTQ community, and nice straight people are welcome too!

Located on a quiet side street, moments from the gay bars, saunas and the Promenade. Just a short walk from Blackpool town centre, the Winter gardens and Blackpool’s major attractions.

  • Ride the lights 🗓

  • Blackpool Illuminations 2017 🗓

  • Blackpool world fireworks championships 2017 🗓

  • Blackpool Air Show 12th & 13th August 🗓

  • Blackpool Gay Skinhead weekend 12th-14th May 🗓

 

Our Rooms

All our rooms are fully ensuite. We have singles, doubles, twins and two premier rooms. All come with many extras, welcome tray, toiletries, bottled water, free WiFi, and new for 2017 all rooms now have minibars and safes. All our rooms are strictly non-smoking. Please read our terms & conditions before booking.

Our Premier Rooms

The Aspley on our first floor has views out onto our roof terrace and The Sandiacre, a double aspect room with a seaside theme, is located on our second floor. These are larger more luxurious double rooms with a seating area and also come with many extras including robes and a complimentary bottle of Prosecco on arrival.

All our room rates include breakfast, either healthy or hearty.

We serve breakfast between 9.30 and 10.30; (an earlier breakfast is also available from 7am – please order the night before).

Our double, twin and Premier room rates are based on a maximum of two people sharing.

Please read our terms & conditions before booking.

 
 

Room Rates

All our room rates include breakfast, either healthy or hearty.

We serve breakfast between 9.30 and 10.30; (an earlier breakfast is also available from 7am – please order the night before).

Our double, twin and Premier room rates are based on a maximum of two people sharing.

Our single rooms are smaller rooms with standard single beds; possibly not suitable for a larger framed person. Please enquire of the other options available.

You can book over the phone 01253 310502 or online via this website.

(Lawrence House is not available to book through any other agency)

Most major credit/debit cards accepted at no extra cost.

Room Rates

Single en-suite£40.00 per room per night
Double en-suite£70.00 per room per night
Twin en-suite£70.00 per room per night
Premier en-suite£85.00 per room per night

A deposit will be required to secure your booking.

Rooms are available from 2pm on day of arrival. Checkout is 11.30 on day of departure.

Earlier check in and later checkout may be possible; please enquire when booking.

Please read our terms & conditions before booking.

Sorry, we are unable to accommodate children or pets.

We do not cater for stag and hen parties.

Book any four consecutive nights; including weekends and bank holidays and get the fifth night free. (excludes Christmas and New Year)

Any enquiries please email us at [email protected]

Food & Bar

Our bar and dining room are open seven nights a week with Wayne’s home cooked food available from 6.30 -9pm.

Bar snacks, tea and coffee are also available.

Look out for Wayne’s specials and our Sunday roast. 

Special diets catered for including a varied gluten free menu.

 
 

Roof Terrace

Check out our award winning roof terrace.

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HOW TO FIND US

The nearest train station to us is Blackpool North, which is approximately 5 minutes walk away. Blackpool Coach Station is on Bonny Street, which is a 15 minute walk from us, or a short taxi ride.

Our address is:

33 General Street, Blackpool. FY1 1SG.

 
 

Parking

Like most small guest houses and hotels in Blackpool we do not have any on-site parking.

There are some very good value for money car parks close by.

General Street/Cocker Street. (FY1 2DT for satnav) diagonally opposite Lawrence House.

Banks Street. (FY1 2DT for satnav) eight minute walk away from Lawrence House.

Click here for Blackpool Councils Parking Page & Prices

APCOA (FY1 1LF for satnav). Entrance is at the back of the Funny Girls building. Five minute walk from Lawrence House. Charges range from £12.00 for twenty four hours to £19.50 for a weekly pass (Passes available from car park office near exit ramp, must be done on day of arrival). APCOA Website

There is also on street parking nearby (It may be difficult finding a space during peak periods)

Events in Blackpool

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    Ride the lights 🗓

    The ever popular Ride the Lights returns this year on Tues 29th August. Six miles of Blackpool Promenade will be closed to traffic and thousands of cyclists will  take to the road for a sneak preview of the Blackpool illuminations. All ages and abilities welcome.  7pm to 10pm.               […]

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    Blackpool Illuminations 2017 🗓

    The world famous Blackpool Illuminations will be switched on (switch on star still to be announced) this year on Friday 1st September and will run through till Sunday 5th November. Along with the returning favorites there will be some stunning new features this year.

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    Blackpool world fireworks championships 2017 🗓

    The world fireworks championships Blackpool will light up the skies each Friday from the 8th to 29th September 7.30 onwards The event will gather together the best of the worlds firework elite and promises a spectacular and jaw dropping series of shows for all the family.  

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    Blackpool Air Show 12th & 13th August 🗓

    Watch planes classic and modern take to the skies in Blackpool’s brilliant air show. Gasp at spectacular wing walkers. admire some beautiful flying machines from past and present. Including a spectacular display from the RED ARROWS.

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    Blackpool Gay Skinhead weekend 12th-14th May 🗓

    Gay skinheads from all over the UK are gathering in Blackpool for a weekend of fun and frolics. Centered round Man Bar, Growlr & Lawrence House

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    Blackpool Pride 9th – 12th June 🗓

    Blackpool Pride will once again be held in the fabulous Winter Gardens complex. Each day will see a variety of acts and guest appearances plus all the usual stalls. See you there!

Local Attractions

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    The Blackpool Tower Dungeon

    The Blackpool Tower Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages, scenes and a ride in a truly unique and exciting walk-through experience that you see, hear, touch, smell and feel.

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    The Blackpool Tower Circus

    The show will not disappoint as it brings even more astonishing jaw-dropping stunts and comedy capers in what can only be described as the must-see show of the season.

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    The Blackpool Tower Ballroom

    Step into the sensationally stylish Blackpool Tower Ballroom and prepare to be lost in a world of elegant charm and refined beauty.

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    The Blackpool Tower Eye

    Discover stunning panoramic views, a 4D Cinema & look down below from our great glass floor.

Conditions of Booking

All accommodation is offered subject to availability at the time of receipt of deposit, and at the tariff applicable according to the season.

The person (now referred to as the Lead Customer) whose signature appears on the booking form or who has made the booking via the telephone or internet, is the person who has entered into the Contract with Lawrence House Hotel & it’s Proprietors.

A minimum deposit of the first nights stay is required in advance.

No allowance can be made for meals not taken. Rooms will be ready for occupancy from 2.00pm and must be vacated by 11.30 am on day of departure. The proprietors cannot be responsible for loss of guest’s property.

The proprietors reserve the right to amend, curtail or terminate any contract should the conduct of any person who is a part to that contract, causes any detriment to the well being or comfort of other guests, or who causes damage to the hotel and its fixture and fittings. Any damage or costs that occur because of such behaviour will be recovered from the Lead Customer, who agrees that such payments may be taken direct from the credit / debit card if supplied to pay the deposit, without any further permission being required; this includes any legal expense incurred by the proprietors as a result of a guests actions.

Lawrence House is non-smoking throughout; if a person or persons are found to be smoking, or if any evidence is found of a person or persons having smoked within the building, a minimum £150.00 charge for deep cleaning and damages, at the discretion of the proprietors, will be recovered from the Lead Customer, who agrees that such payments may be taken direct from the credit / debit card supplied to pay the deposit, without any further permission being required.

In the event of any cancellation should the accommodation not be re-let, the Lead Customer will be liable to pay the total cost as per the reservation, and furthermore agrees that such payments may be taken direct from the credit / debit card supplied to pay the deposit, without any further permission being required.

Deposits are non refundable. Lost keys are charged at £20.00 per set, which the Lead Customer agrees that such payments may be taken direct from the credit / debit card supplied to pay the deposit, without any further permission being required.

Accounts must be paid on arrival by cash (photo ID will be required) or credit/debit card. 

Access Statement for Lawrence House Blackpool

Lawrence House is situated just to the north of Blackpool town centre on a quiet side street between Banks Street and Cocker Street. Moments from the Promenade and North Pier and a five minute walk from the town centre. Lawrence House is over one hundred and thirty years old and whilst we aim to meet the needs of all of our guests there are some period features which might make access difficult for people with limited mobility. We have rooms on different levels; there are steps into the building, between floor levels and on each floor. We have no ground floor bedrooms therefore Lawrence House is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Pre arrival

  • Lawrence House is situated on a quiet side street and is easily accessible by car.
  • We are a gay run adult only guest house for gay people and their friends. Including the whole LGBTQ community and nice straight people.
  • The nearest shop – a convenience store, is a two-minute walk away situated on the corner of Cocker Street and Dickson Road.
  • Blackpool town centre is about a five-minute walk away from Lawrence House.
  • There is also a Post Office on the corner of General Street and Springfield Road – a two-minute walk away.
  • Nearest bus stops are situated on the Promenade – a one-minute walk away and on Dixon Road – a two-minute walk away.
  • There are also a tram stops on the Promenade with trams taking you as far as Fleetwood to the north and Stargate to the south passing all of Blackpool’s main seafront attractions. The nearest stop is a three-minute walk away from Lawrence House. Buses and Trams run daily until late.
  • The nearest Railway Station is Blackpool North approx five minute walk away. Taxi’s are available at the station.
  • The nearest coach station is on Bonny Street –a fifteen-minute walk away.
  • There are several local taxi companies. We can book for you if you prefer.
  • We have no family rooms and are unable to accommodate children.
  • We are unable to cater for pets.
  • We have menus in large print should they be required. We do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille.
  • Our website lawrencehouseblackpool.co.uk provides pictures of our accommodation and further information on the services we provide.
  • You can contact us by e-mail, text, post, by telephone or in person. Please see “contact information” section of this document.

 Arrival and car parking

Please advise us of your anticipated arrival time so that we can be sure we are here to welcome you.

  • To ensure your accommodation is ready we ask that guests do not normally arrive before 2pm. Earlier arrival may be possible by arrangement. (check out on day of departure is 11.30am. Later checkout may be possible by prior arrangement for a small extra charge)
  • We offer assistance with luggage.
  • Car parking: – Diagonally opposite Lawrence House there is a small pay and display car park. Banks Street car park is approximately a five minute walk from Lawrence House. This car park is flood lit at night and is under regular camera surveillance.  The most popular choice with our guests is the APCOA car par situated above the Wilkinson’s store on Queen Street (entrance to the rear of the Funny Girls complex) a four-minute walk from Lawrence House, this car park is clean well maintained, secure and locked up at night. If you are planning to stay three days or more you can get a weekly pass from the car park office situated on the ground floor car exit ramp – you must do this on day of arrival. This pass allows you to come and go as you please during car park opening hours. Current charges for all the above car parks are available on our website. There is on street car parking, some free, some pay and display within walking distance of Lawrence House. It can however prove difficult to find a space during busy periods.
  • Our front door is kept locked at all times. Please ring the bell on arrival.

Guest Accommodation –Public Areas

  • Lawrence House has central heating throughout, with thermostatic valves fitted to radiators allowing control of room temperatures. For additional heat each room also has an oil filled electric radiator.
  • Electric cooling fans are also provided in each room.
  • Lawrence House is strictly non-smoking throughout. Including the roof terrace. The smoking area is to the front of the building, a small wall mounted ashtray is provided
  • Free WiFi is available throughout the building.
  • As well as our new roof terrace a small outdoor seating area is also available to the front of the building.

 Main entrance

  • There is a small step (approx 12cm) up into the porch area.
  • A much steeper step (approx 20cm) takes you through the main front door into the hallway. (Assistance available.)
  • Seating is provided in our entrance hall.
  • A door from the hallway leads into the reception/lounge/bar and dinning room.
  • Guests are required to complete our registration form on arrival and are then shown to their room and our facilities explained.

 Dining Room, Bar and Lounge area.

  • Guests are welcome to use the lounge/bar area during opening times. (opening times vary depending on season)
  • The lounge area has bar stools and comfortable tub chairs. Tea, coffee and bar snacks are available during opening times.
  • Local information and magazines are available in the hallway.
  • We have a licensed well stocked bar, teas and coffees are also available.
  • Irons, ironing boards and laptop size folding tables for use in rooms are available from the Bar/Reception area.
  • Breakfast and meals from our evening menu are served in the adjacent dining room.
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and all other diets can be catered for, please advise when booking.
  • The dining room seats eighteen people with three tables of four and three tables seating two people.
  • The Bar, reception and dinning room are fitted with a short pile carpet.
  • There is no communal toilet on the ground floor.
  • We have no ground floor bedrooms.
  • A bell is located by the door marked private in the main hallway should the owners need to be contacted when the reception/bar area is closed.

First Floor

  • The hallway stairs and landings are all fitted with a short pile carpet.
  • The stairs to the first floor have hand rails to either side.
  • There are twelve stairs leading to a half landing then a further four stairs leading to the first floor bedrooms, a communal toilet and roof terrace. There is one step up to the communal toilet and roof terrace. Seating is provided on the roof terrace.

Second Floor

  • A further twelve stairs plus another four from the half landing lead to our second floor bedrooms, with a hand rail to one side.

Bedroom Facilities

  • All our bedrooms have fully fitted short pile carpets.
  • All bedrooms are fully en-suite comprising of: Shower, W.C. and a Wash Basin. Shaver points/lights. Freshly laundered towels, shower mat and complimentary toiletries are provided.
  • A welcome tray with tea/coffee and hot chocolate is provided.
  • Complimentary bottled water, biscuits, chocolates and mints are provided on arrival.
  • All beds are made up with duvets.
  • All duvets and pillows are synthetic.
  • All rooms have ample sockets for phone chargers, laptops, hairdryers etc (Hairdryers are provided in all rooms.)
  • Extra pillows and blankets are available on request.
  • All rooms have clothes hanging areas and hooks.
  • All rooms have at least one chair/stool.
  • All rooms have remote control flat screen FreeView T.V.
  • All rooms have storage space for luggage, clothes and toiletries etc.
  • Our rooms consist of, singles (two of which have four foot beds) doubles, twins and premier rooms. All double beds are accessible from both sides.
  • Fire instruction notices and other useful information are located the back of all bedroom doors.

Bedrooms (First Floor)

For bedroom facilities see above.

  • Bedroom 1: A small single with a standard single bed.
  • Bedroom 3: ‘The Aspley Premier Room’ a superior spacious double bedded room with a lounge area, built in wardrobe and a feature fire place.  This room comes with many extras including a complimentary wine on arrival. This room also has a larger en-suite facility.
  • Room 4: This room contains a double bed with access from both sides and a single bed. It can be used as a double, twin. It has a large built in wardrobe.
  • Room 5: A single room with a four foot bed. 

Bedrooms (Second Floor)

  • Room 6: A small single room with a standard single bed.
  • Room 7: A double room with access from both sides of the bed. This room has a vanity unit in the main bedroom with storage underneath and shaver point/light above.
  • Room 8: ‘The Sandiacre Premier Room’ a superior spacious double aspect room with a lounge area, built in wardrobe, feature fire place. This room comes with many extras including a complimentary wine. This room also has a larger en-suite facility.
  • Room 9: This room contains a double bed with access both sides and a single. It can be used has a double, twin. It has a large built in wardrobe.
  • Room 10: A single room with a four foot bed.

Additional information

  • There are fire extinguishers in the main hallway and on each half landing.
  • There are fire call points located in the main hallway on each landing.
  • Should the fire alarm sound (a continuous siren) guests will be asked to vacate the building via the main entrance.
  • We ask guests to advise of any hearing impediment so we can make them aware of any emergency evacuation situation.
  • We are happy to keep medication refrigerated.
  • A selection of local information is located in our main hallway.
  • We do not offer a laundry service. However there is a small launderette on Dixon road. Approx ten/fifteen minute walk from Lawrence House.
  • NHS Walk-in-Centre is a short taxi ride away. 01253 655871
  • Blackpool Victoria Hospital also a short taxi ride away 01253 300000
  • Emergency Dentist 01253 655200
  • Blackpool Police 01253 607041 

Contact Information

If you require further details or have any comments about the services we provide please do not hesitate to contact us.

Updated March 2017

CONTACT DETAILS

 Telephone:

+44 (0) 1253 310502

Address:

Lawrence House Hotel
33 General Street
Blackpool, FY1 1SG

Email:

[email protected]

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