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Where to Stay in London?
Generally speaking, accommodation in London can be really expensive. However, it is still possible to find affordable options, with some of the cheapest hotel deals available to book online. London’s West End is popular with visitors who plan to visit the theatre or have a big night on the town. Although accommodation here can be pricey, you may save money on transport, especially at night when taxis up their prices. The shops of Covent Garden are also nearby and the area is full of quintessentially British pubs.Westminster and Pimlico are also central and there is a good selection of accommodation here, from five-star hotels to less-expensive options. This area is a sensible choice for those wanting to visit many of London’s key attractions including Buckingham Palace and Green Park. Nearby Victoria Station offers direct rail links to London’s Gatwick Airport and is also a key transport hub allowing visitors easy access to other parts of London and beyond. If you are looking for cheap hotels, there is a concentration of more affordable options in the Earls Court area, which is a good base from which to explore affluent surrounding areas such as Kensington and Chelsea. There is also a direct tube line to Notting Hill Gate. Paddington also offers some cheap hotel options.
London Accommodation Options
Room availability in London can be tight, especially mid-week when the city is full of business travellers. However, there are a staggering number of London hotels to choose from and there are usually some cheap hotel deals to be found. If you are looking for London accommodation on a shoestring, consider staying at one of the capital’s hostels. Most offer dorm accommodation and some also have private rooms. London also has plenty of bed and breakfasts to choose from. These range from cheep and cheerful to designer chic. There are plenty of mid-range and business hotels including chains such as the Premier Inn and Holiday Inn.If money is no object, the city offers a huge selection of deluxe places to stay, from international five-star hotels to boutique townhouse accommodation.
London Hotel Recommendations?
If you are looking for sophistication with a spot of London history, try Duke’s, a five-star townhouse hotel just around the corner from the Ritz. It is said that Ian Fleming created Bond's preference for Martinis that have been 'shaken, not stirred' in the hotel bar. The Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s West End also offers central five-star luxury. For something more affordable, try an “apartment hotel” such as Base2Stay in Kensington. For no-frills accommodation in the very heart of London, consider the Travelodge on Drury Lane in Covent Garden.