196 Bishopgate

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196 Bishopgate, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4NR, United Kingdom
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 25% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Training in Threadneedle Street? Where to Stay?

by Khurram73


I am finally coming to London in early November. It was my old dream to visit this great historical city. I do have a training in IBM UK office which is located at Threadneedle street...

I do know that threadneedle street being main business center of London is very expensive place to stay.. as i am planning to bring my family with me so i am looking for some bidget hotel in safer area where i can leave my family...

Now question is which area to select? My idea is that to find some hotel in nearby area from where i can take train and come to training every day... But which area would be Ok for me ? What about " Business Design Center " area where i am able to find some budget hotels but dont know how much is the distance and travelling time to threadneedle street?

I need advices from my London residents on this subject.

Thanks in advance!!

Re: Training in Threadneedle Street? Where to Stay?

by goodfish

Congratulations on your upcoming adventure!

A little more info may help? How large is your family, what are their ages, and how long are you staying? It could very well be that renting an apartment vs a hotel room might be more economical. It would provide more space plus a kitchen for making breakfast and lunch - which would stretch your budget. It may also provide laundry facilities, which can be useful when traveling with children.

Re: Training in Threadneedle Street? Where to Stay?

by cubsur

You are correct that Threadneedle Street is in the very centre of London. Therefore you can choose to travel by train from almost anywhere within, shall we say 1 hour journey. That will include the whole of Greater London and places up to 30 - 40 miles distant. I hope IBM will be paying your train fares, as railway travel in UK can be VERY expensive on commuter lines such as those serving London. Also for hotel, as London is one of the most expensive cities on earth.

The Business Design Center you mention is in the district of Islington. This is only 2.5 miles/4 kilometers from Threadneedle Street and is quite possible one of the most expensive areas of London.

I worked in London for 35 years and know many areas. Let us have some more information about your situation and we can try to help.

Re: Training in Threadneedle Street? Where to Stay?

by cubsur

Sorry I should have added that you can calculate travel times on the website of www.tfl.gov.uk the transport website for London.

That journey from Islington to Threadneedle Street is about 30 minutes by bus.

Re: Training in Threadneedle Street? Where to Stay?

by leics

You can indeed travel to Threadneedle from anywhere within Greater Ldondon, so no problems there.

I suggest you have a look at the Travelodge hotel chain. They have several hotels in London, have family rooms and are perfectly clean and acceptable (although a bit soul-less). They also do very good advance deals on occasion:


Their Aldgate East, Covent Garden or Euston hotels would be ok for you to travel by Tube/bus and also good bases for your family to explore whilst you are at work.

Re: Training in Threadneedle Street? Where to Stay?

by Khurram73

Hi Guys,

I am finally able to find a budget hotel in area of llford.It is around 200m distance from Grants Hill Station? Is that area safe to stay? As i would be attending training in day time ( for atleast first 4-5 days ) and family will be alone at hotel, is it a safer area where family and kids can move around in my abasence as well?

Please advice?


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