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1. Posted by dee23 (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

Hi

Im going to London for a weekend in November. I would like to know what area to stay in?? any good/cheap hotels?
Also where to go at night??

Thanks

Dx

2. Posted by flynn (Inactive 140 posts) 11y

hi dee,

a general answer to your not too specific question :

have a look at 'destinations', 'accommodation' and 'links' here on TP.

it's pretty difficult to recommend something if you don't know anything about someone's preferences ;), hope i could still help!

flynn

3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

if only 2 night - stay in centre, even if more expensive or not so good quality.

evenings - theatre or musical

4. Posted by JadeAimee (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

Hi D,

I have been to London a few times & I have stayed in different areas, in my opinion Covent Garden was the best all round. Great for shopping, eating & clubbing! Only trouble is prob the most expensive for hotels, I would say Travellodge the chain is probably the cheapest, but I think you need to book in quite alot in advance.

Last time I went was only about a month ago & I stayed on the Riverside in a new hotel which must have been about 4* & it was gorgeous I think it was called Park Plaza, but we managed to get it really cheap as it still had work being done on it, dont know if they have finished the work on it but its worth staying there if its still cheap.

But wherever you stay in the centre its easy to get around & its not as big as you think so dont panic if you are not in a great area!

Hope this helps! Any other questions, let me know.

Thanks
Jade

5. Posted by Tamo (Full Member 40 posts) 11y

Hello, I'm a Londoner, so let us know if you have any questions!

For shopping, check out Oxford st, Regents st for high st and brands. Carnaby st is nice, varitey of different shops and cafes there - runs between oxford st (behind liberties) and comes out half way down regents. From regents you can walk down to Piccadilly circus (troccadero centre) and though to Leicester sq which is the hotsport for nights out - Sound, Equinox, Hippodrome, Zoo Bar, Yates and various other pubs and clubs. Just a little tip - if you go for a night out in Leicester sq, covent, get money out during the day,as there are only 2 cash points, and the quew is massive after about 8.30! Expect to pay up to 15 quid to get into these clubs, and about a fiver for a alcopop (I recommend wetherspoons next to yates before hand!). Covent Garden is then about a 5 minutes walk down the high street, with more clubs... I'd recommend the Gardening Club below the Rock Garden restaurant ( a small door on the right after the station at the end of the street - easy to miss!) as a definet night out - only a small place, but a good atmosphere as its in like a basement type thing. I'd also recommend a small bar/club in Soho off regents st called strawberry moons - cheaper to get in here than a lot of places and a good varitey of music.

Camden is another good place for clubs and bars, there are some nice places down by the river and at camden lock. The markets here are also wicked!

If your after a quiter night out, obviously there is the theatre and cinema (cost a fortune mind!). Its also worth just taking a walk round the city at night. I'd recommend getting the train to westmister and seeing the houses of parliament and big ben lit up, then walk across westminster brigde, past the london eye and across the nest brige to embankment station - can see st pauls from here and the river looks lovely! The London eye is also worth a go if you have the time! From here get the tube to piccadilly circus which also looks amazing at night, the walk through to Leicester sq!

As far as hotels and hostels go, it really depends on your budget, I've never stayed in any, obviously, but ive heard the generator is good, which is very central, russell sq/kings cross i believe. There a plenty that you can get private rooms in - I'd really just shop around, but denfinety stay as central as possible, if your out late, the tube stops running about midnight, so the more central you are, the easier it is to get home!

sorry, probably gone on abit, but I love my city! You'll have an amazing time, even if it is only for a weekend!

Contact me with any questions... I'm leaving for my rtw trip on monday, so if im a bit slow bare with me!

Have an amazing time!

Tams x

6. Posted by danamaree (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y

I think I emailed you before.

But just so I didn't, Ace Hostel in Kensington is fantastic. It's very clean, safe and close to the train system.

7. Posted by kenner85 (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y

generator(http://www.the-generator.co.uk) or St Christophers(http://www.st-christophers.co.uk/london_hostel/london.htm) for good cheap budget accommodation

8. Posted by JBenson (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

Having only been to London once, I can't really make any qualified suggestions. I can only say STAY AWAY FROM THE REGENT PALACE HOTEL!!! I was there for several nights and it was pretty awful.

Good luck though!

9. Posted by Uncle_J (Full Member 73 posts) 11y

dee, I really like the Covent Garden area. I have stayed at the Seven Dials Hotel several times. The rooms are small but the price includes a decent breakfast and the Monmouth Street location is convenient to many theaters. It is within walking distance to the Covent Garden tube stop. This hotel is not glamorous by any means and there is no elevator. Check it out on Yahoo.

JAC

10. Posted by quti1 (Budding Member 3 posts) 11y

I was looking for "somewhat inexpensive" lodging in London, and found the Allandale Hotel to be amazing. It's right off of Hyde Park (about a 40 min walk to piccadilly circus, but the tube's only a 5 min walk) and it's in a beautiful area, pretty close to Paddington Train Station (in case you want to visit Oxford, which is a great place to visit if you want to venture out of London)