Hi all, would be spending two nights in London during mid June, need advise on budget hotels, centrally located,if possible, budget around 60-70 pounds, double room(with attached bath pls). Thanks in advance.
The Cavendish and St. Margaret's are fairly inexpensive. I'm not sure about their bathroom arrangements, but you can check.
Thanks for 'The Cavendish' and 'St. Margaret's', any websites or tel nr's, could call up and make enquiries..
Cavendish Hotel 75 Gower St
London, WC1E 6HJ 020 7636 9079 www.hotelcavendish.com
St. Margaret's Hotel
26 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JL
020 7636 4277
After staying at both, friends seemed to think the St. Margaret's was a better location.
You can use the Google map site to see the exact locations... or any place else in London.. it's a great help.
Always worth looking at Youth Hostels, good locations, good prices, you can get en-suite private rooms and meals at some. You don't have to be a youth either!
Film's suggestion to use Londontown.com is a good one. I've just booked a room for a friend through that site for mid-July, and I believe the rate was within your range. Thistle Hotels has a couple hotels in the West End (Trafalgar and Charing Cross) that appear comfortable and are reasonably priced.
Suggest that you check reviews on Tripadvisor.com for the hotels that you are considering. Don't believe every review you see posted, but if you can find a consensus of several reviews, that is fairly accurate.
I've stayed at St Christopher's a few times, they are cheap and clean and safe and all have their own bars downstairs. Some dorms have ensuit facilities and breakfast is included.
I've stayed in the Crownwall hotel in Paddington (fairly Central) on a couple of occasions. The rooms are very small, but at only around £44 for a double with en-suite shower its good value. As suggested have a look at Trip Advisor.
Overwhelmed! Thank you all of you, this sounds great, will try to get a best deal:) Been to London 3 times before but stayed with a friend(now moved to US)so this time have to be on my own..
I need help; I am coming to beautifull London for 4 days in September and I need 3 nights sleeping accomodation. As I am not a backpacker or so very young I would prefer some nice small family run hotel or something similar. I wouldn't spend more than 150 pounds on that...any suggestions? I need to stay in Greenwich (I am going to Prince concert in Millenium dome) or Paddington (as I have so shoping to take care at Paul Leon's fencing equipment store. Both locations would be nice, tell me what you think?! I would like to see some city center and some museums as well, what to see in 2 days time and mostly by foot?? Thank you all for any ideas...greetings from Ljubljana, Sabina
For Greenwich check options at
and for Paddington
The transport infrastructure in London is possibly the best in the world from a tourist point of view so don't get too hung up about being precisely in any one of these areas
I'd start with www.tripadvisor.com
Since the other two posting don't really help you, let me give you some real advice. The Rubens at the Palace- a Red Carnation Hotel is across the street from Buckingham Palace and 2 blocks from the Victoria Station train and metro stop. They always run specials and last year I stayed there for 109 pounds per night. Very clean and the hotel has air conditioning which is quite good, the humidity is very strong in London. Nice hotel I will stay there again when I return to London next year. Hope this helps.
I've stayed in the Crownwall hotel paddington for around £50 per night......very good and clean. There are many nice hotels in the Paddington area and its a good base.
You could, as suggested try late rooms for availability but once chosen I'd check it out on Trip Advisor as there are also some very dodgy ones.
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