I am planning a 2 night trip to London to surprise my boyfriend for his birthday & maybe a west end show(was thinking phantom of the opera, or blood brothers).
Can somebody tell me were the best place to stay is to see the best of London, there are so many places that claim to have all the tourist spots local. I'm looking for a nice hotel, max about €140 -€150 per night.
Any help would be really appreciated as I'm a bit stumped and don't want to spend what little time we have travelling!
Thanks a mill
Hi, it really does depend what you want to see in London are there any particular sites/parts? The great thing about London is its so small if you buy an all day travel card for around £6 (off peak) you can hop on and off as often as you like!
So personally I'd stay nearish to the theatre you will be in a nice area of London then with places to eat etc. Check out lastminute.com or a similar site for cheap hotels! With regards to the two plays I have seen both and have to say they are both really good but I reckon Phantom is better!
If you need any more advice just let us know!
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]
I could recommend The Tower Hotel. It is right next to the Tower of London, and on the THames, bars overlooking the river, and nice walking nearby. 10 mins to the west end by tube.
I know they have good deals at weekends,
I agree with the above post in that Tower Bridge / St Katherine's dock / Butler's Wharf is nice in the summer. It is slightly out of the way, so if you are out after 1am its a cab / walk / night bus for you guys. London hotels are notoriously bad, but there are some nice ones, you have to pay for them though. If you wanted something slightly closer to the action, Bloomsbury / Holborn would be a good area. I would avoid, Kings X , Euston, Victoria, Kensington myself. The buildings are generally older .
The Hilton Paddington is nice, they do a good advance purchase rate for a 2 night stay of 199.00 per room for the entire stay. This includes breakfast each morning and Dinner on the first night. Assuming you went to the show the 2nd night you could pick up a "Show and Dinner" package and already you are covered for your main meals. The hotel has a night lobby / piano bar too, to relax and chill out with a pre - evening / nightcap drink.
I alwasy use hrs.com for my bookings, most rooms you can reserve without obligation which is nice, frequently I do this and then either change my plans / mind .