|| Seeing London on
the cheap is still possible and there’s a range
of great value accommodation that manages to offer the
best in comfort whilst not tugging too much at the purse
If you’re looking for a home from home try one of
a range of low-priced hotels – many of which are
The Elysee Hotel [map],
Craven Terrace, Marble Arch, 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, for newly refurbished rooms offering home-from-home
comfort. Reasonable rates include a traditional English
If you want to stay close to all the shops and the best
tourist attractions book into the Belvedere Hotel [map],
Norfolk Square, Paddington. This friendly family-run hotel
is close to Oxford Street [map], Hyde Park, and Madame
Tussauds [map] .
Get away from the hustle and bustle and stay close to
some scenic green space at The Prince Regent [map],
Nottingham Place, Marylebone, which is just 150m from Regents Park [map] and Baker Street [map].
Go for town house chic at The New Linden Hotel [map],
Leinster Square, which offers 52 comfortable and well-appointed
rooms. Located closes to a number of excellent restaurants,
bars, shops and cinemas, The New Linden Hotel is the perfect
place to stay if you want to be close to all the major
If you’re travelling with a group of friends or
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
park also contains the Kyoto Gardens [map] – a traditional Japanese garden – and The
Orangery Art Gallery [map].
The hostel itself offers a large selection of facilities
including a lounge/TV room, free hot showers, luggage
storage, Internet access and foreign exchange. You can
also book travel tickets from the in-house information
The great prices for this hostel include a traditional
English breakfast or continental meal.
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