Before the Olympic Games, hotel room rates in London skyrocketed to the heights of the competing pole vaulters, and much like the world-class athletes, nightly room rates eventually had to descend. The real news is how quickly the price of 4- and 5-star properties, in some of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods, have lowered rates for the rest of the year.
The hotels charging a premium during the time leading up to and during the Games are now faced with an excess of unsold rooms.
What this means for travelers is an unprecedented opportunity to explore London, a notoriously expensive city, at a discount. Some hotels have cut their rates by as much as 60% for stays into December.
Discounted stays include:
What's more is that the tourists who came for the Games stuck just to the official Olympic venues, which means fewer dining tourists in restaurants, theater-goers in seats and visitors on tours. Entertainment offers include:
Now’s the time to book a trip to the city named the World's Best Destination in TripAdvisor's 2012 Travellers' Choice rankings.