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London Budget Travel Tips

  • In London it is cheaper to travel on the buses rather than the Tube, and if you get the front seat of a double decker bus you get to see where you are going, and way better value than the Tour Buses!! Tip from aboo10
  • If you are feeling adventurous, head for places like South London's Brixton Market (they also have a farmer's market first Saturday of every month), in the market itself there are some great restaurants tucked away with some great food for really affordable prices. Tip from moshimoshineko
  • London only breaks the bank if you get trapped in the tourist hot spots. If you want a reasonable night out check out some of the quirky bars in Camden...not to mention Camden market has some great bargains. Tip from MaryyyB

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New Mansion House

New Mansion House

Overall I thought the hostel had a great vibe, had young and older crowd, great location by Hyde park and walking distance to station! Rooms were clean and tidy with bathroom in room so more privacy! Saved money with breakfast and dinner included so I thought great value for the money I paid! Would go there again ... more

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4
Rossmore Hotel

Rossmore Hotel

Good water pressure in showers. ... more

Overall
3
YHA London Oxford Street

YHA London Oxford Street

A nice hostel with good atmosphere, in the heart of London. Friendly and helpful staff. The room was clean, with a ok standard. YHA London Oxford Street gives you value for your money. I would recomend this hostel for everybody who wants to live central for a low cos! ... more

Overall
5

London Discussions

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    I forgot to ask in my other post. Who knows of a nice, decent price hotel in London, close to some good attractions? I am travelling alone and want somewhere safe, which isn't to far away from a few attractions. Walking distance I guess. What are the best things to see in London - apart from the London eye ...

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    I would like to know what is the best time of the year to visit London, England? I ask this question because I'm in LA where the weather never changes. I don't want to go when its cold and rainy ...

  • London
    Hello,I will go in London on February and I need your help.I will stay at Albany Hostel which is near to Earls court tube.But I think that the specific tube station does not work.(or it is closed)If anyone can inform me about it ,I would appreciate.Thank you very much ...

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Blue Skies Hostel
73 %

Blue Skies Hostel

7 Station Rise London (Map) - Hostel
rail station just outside the door, plenty of buses going to city round the corner... always got what asked for.
Comfort Inn SW8
73 %

Comfort Inn SW8

87 South Lambeth Road (Map) - Hotel
From the outside we didn't expect much and we hadn't heard great things about the area but in the 5 minute walk from the nearest tube station (vauxhall) we didn't encounter anything that upheld these
Cranbrook Hotel
73 %

Cranbrook Hotel

22/24 Coventry Road Ilford (Map) - Hotel
When I stepped in to hotel, reception said my advance (paid through credit card) was not accepted.
Royal Hyde Park Hotel
73 %

Royal Hyde Park Hotel

106/110 Queensway London (Map) - Hotel
Brazen Backpackers
72 %

Brazen Backpackers

69 Lisson Street London (Map) - Hostel
I had a good sleep in a 4 bed room with 3 other nice QUIET girls. The pub downstairs is friendly and convenient for a nightcap and the staff very relaxed and friendly.
Surtees
72 %

Surtees

94 Warwick Way (Map) - Guesthouse
St George Hotel
72 %

St George Hotel

46 Norfolk Square Paddington, W2R102 (Map) - Hotel
The room was very very small, but it is clean and it is near the Hyde park, so we walked to the center. The breakfrest is great. As room, the bathroom was also very small.
Surprise Backpackers
72 %

Surprise Backpackers

110 Vauxhall bridge Road London (Map) - Hostel
Friendly staff and nice Pub for spending free time. You have what you pay for: a place to sleep, a place to have a shower (don't forget your towel) and a simple breakfast.
ALL STAR HOSTEL
72 %

ALL STAR HOSTEL

39 Chatsworth Rd Kilburn (Map) - Hostel
Peckham Lodge
72 %

Peckham Lodge

110 Peckham Road (Map) - Hotel
Our room was in the basement and the Internet didn't work there. Also we didn't have a remote control. The staff could've been a bit more friendly and more approachable.
Rest Up London
72 %

Rest Up London

172 New Kent Road (Map) - Hostel
Budget London Apartments
72 %

Budget London Apartments

Willesden Green (Map) - Apartment
The service is very good, example, we arrive at 22h and we had all instroctiond to the check in by e-mail.
Victoria Inn
72 %

Victoria Inn

65-67 Belgrave Road Victoria (Map) - Guesthouse
West Cromwell Hotel
72 %

West Cromwell Hotel

66 West Cromwell Road (Map) - Hotel
Hyde Park Court Hotel
72 %

Hyde Park Court Hotel

48 Norfolk Square (Map) - Hotel
4 Star Hostel Piccadilly London
71 %

4 Star Hostel Piccadilly London

91 Jermyn Street, Westminster London (Map) - Hostel
Melbourne house
71 %

Melbourne house

65 Melbourne Road East Ham (Map) - Hotel
Smart Camden Hostel
71 %

Smart Camden Hostel

55/57 Bayham Street Camden (Map) - Hostel
The location is great, really close to camden market, the tube and a lot of bus lines, there's also all kind of shops and markets so you can buy anything you need.
Notting Hill Hostel
71 %

Notting Hill Hostel

63 Prince's Square (Map) - Hostel
Marble Arch Inn
71 %

Marble Arch Inn

49-50 Upper Berkeley Street Marble Arch (Map) - Hotel
Corbigoe Hotel
71 %

Corbigoe Hotel

101 Belgrave Road, London (Map) - Hotel
Smart Russell Square
71 %

Smart Russell Square

71 Guilford Street (Map) - Hostel
Overall, not bad as those comments. I have stayed at a 24 mixed room.
Enrico Hotel
71 %

Enrico Hotel

77-79 Warwick Way Victoria (Map) - Hotel
The hotel is in a good location, they offer breakfast, with two options, included the price . The problem is the bathroom is too small and it's a little peculiar.
Elysee Hotel
71 %

Elysee Hotel

25/26 Craven Terrace (Map) - Hotel
The W14 Hotel & Bar
71 %

The W14 Hotel & Bar

16-22 Gunterstone Road West Kensington (Map) - Hostel