Hope you may be able to help us.
Travelling to London in May and going to be in the city for 4 days. Your site has helped focus our trip but having difficulty choosing somewhere to stay. Somewhere close to a station, just needing a decent bed and sleep without using all our funds.
Looking at travel passes - any suggestions about which one to choose. Like look of the london pass with the 50 attractions - but the ones we really want (eye & tusauds not included).
Have spent hours looking for package tour for travelling to and staying couple of days in paris but ones we find end up being 2x price quoted!. What is best way for us to get to paris? Any suggestions for hotel (sounds like latin quarter may be the place to go) for easy access to attractions.
Rowie spinning - just like my head!
I find Earls Court, London, is a great place for cheap hotels. There is a hostel there as well but kind of hidden away.
The Latin Quarter, Paris, is great to stay in - i was there 2 weeks ago in the Young and Happy Hostel.
i always stay at WAKE UP LONDON.. it's in a great position in Paddington, close to Edgware road, Oxford st and Hyde Park. it has cheap rooms. Not the best hostel but not bad at all.
There is a hostel literally 50 yards from Kings cross and there are several good places near Paddington station. If you google cheap accommodation and then a suburb name (specific to UK) you should find a long list of options. Most options that will come up are fairly rough on the dollars but with careful sifting you should get a nice range to choose from.
Easyjet and Ryanair do cheap(ish) flights to France and you can also get deals on the Eurostar from lastminute.com or expedia.co.uk. Watch out with the cheap airlines though because they have ridiculous weight restrictions for luggage!
I live in London and I wouldn't advise staying in Central London unless you have loads of money and want to be right in the centre of all the action. You can stay in a town a little further out and get the tube in each day, een from the furthest station on the tube its still only 20mins into the centre of town. The hotels are a lot cheaper the further you go out too.
Places I'd recommend:
Ealing (West London) - 20mins on Central line to Bond St
Golders Green (North London) - 20mins on Northern Line to Euston
Clapham (South London) - 15mins on Northern Line to Charing Cross
Wansted (East London) - 20mins on Central Line to Tottenham Court Rd
London isn't a big place, you can walk the centre of it easily in an hour or two. A lot of tourists think it's bigger than it really is so get tubes from one station to another, when really it's only a 5min walk!
If you get some hotel ideas I'd be happy to tell you how near they are etc.