Budget Accommodation in London
|| If you’d
rather spend money on seeing the main attractions of London
than forking out on a hotel, you’ll be pleased to
know that there’s plenty of budget accommodation
to choose from.
Independent travellers could try the Millennium Lodge
Prices here start from around £10 per night for
shared accommodation with four – six other people.
The hostel is open 24 hours a day so there’s no
curfew to cramp your style. The venue also organises free
parties for guests so even if you can’t go out you
won’t be down.
The Youth Hostel Association has two hostels in the area,
including the three-star YHA Hampstead Heath and
the four-star YHA St Pancras. Prices do vary for
this type of accommodation but the prices at YHA Hampstead
Heath (the cheaper of the two) start from £21 per
person. Both are conveniently located, non-smoking accommodations
that welcome children under three years old.
In North London you could try the Economy Guest House
and Youth Hostel [map] . Although more expensive than an
average hostel you do get more for you’re your money
as rooms are equipped with TVs and mini bars and the accommodation
itself boasts a swimming pool.
Visitors to the capital planning to stay for seven days
or more should consider taking advantage of the offers
at The Townhouses [map].
Although affordable rooms are available to all guests,
the best deals are reserved for those spending a longer
time in the city. Here you’ll find comfort in peaceful
residential surroundings close to Finchley.
If you are travelling alone, or with a partner then you
could take advantage of the bargain room price at Arlington
Avenue [map] . This will truly be an alternative to hotel
living, as you will be staying in the home of an Islington
resident in an exclusive part of town. And the location
means you get the best of both worlds a leafy hideaway
from the city buzz but close to restaurants and bars.
The South West of London offers some very comfortable
hotels close to a range of famous attractions. Enjoy a
stay at Harcourt House Hotel [map],
Bury Street, SW1, which has an enviable located right
in the heart of Belgravia. With Victorian style décor
and attention to detail from friendly staff The Harcourt
enables you to stay in one of London’s richest suburbs
without having to pay a high price.
Stay close to Pimlico at The Cheviot Hotel [map],
St Georges Drive, Victoria, SW1. This hotel is an elegant
19th century building within a one minute walk of Victoria
Coach Station and the Gatwick Express Terminal, making
it the ideal retreat for business travellers looking for
a home from home.
If you’re looking for more great transport links
consider The Aarden Hotel [map],
St Georges Drive, Victoria, SW1, which is close to Victoria
Underground and The British Airways Terminal. This hotel
is also close to some of London’s top tourist sites
including the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.
Get into the heart of the action with the range of great
value accommodation available in the West End and Central
London that manages to offer the best in comfort whilst
not tugging too much at the purse strings.
The Elysee Hotel [map],
Craven Terrace, Marble Arch, W2, is right in the heart
of London and faces Hyde Park. All rooms are offered with
en suite facilities and showers, as well as tea and coffee
making facilities, and satellite TV.
Head over to Paddington and book into The Picton House
Sussex Gardens, W2, for newly refurbished rooms offering
home-from-home comfort. Reasonable rates include a traditional
If you’re hoping to meet fellow travellers from
across the globe, try one of London’s best hostels. YHA Holland House [map],
Holland Park, Holland Walk, Kensington, W8, offers scenic
accommodation close to many tourist sights. Holland Park
is west of Notting Hill and is a wooded park with a selection
of landscaped areas, some of which are home to resident
peacocks and friendly squirrels. The hostel itself offers
a large selection of facilities including a lounge/TV
room, free hot showers, luggage storage, Internet access
and foreign exchange.
The East End is famous for offering a warm welcome and
there’s also a selection of reasonably priced accommodation
Located just 15-20 minutes away from Central London, The
Inn Between [map] is friendly and affordable. Close to Leyton
tube station this hotel has single rooms and family rooms,
and when you’re not out and about or in bed you
can rest in the TV lounge or catch some sun in the garden.
Prices range from around £30 per night.
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