My wife and I will be spending two nights in London, England in late May, 2014. We will be arriving at approximately 3PM at Heathrow Airport. Due to the amount of luggage we will have, we are planning to take the Heathrow Shuttle into London (however, in our circumstances described in this posting, is there a better and cheaper way into London?). Does anyone a cheap but nice hotel in London, England where we could stay? We are on a very tight budget so any nice accommodation above a hostel level is OK with us (after all we are only staying two nights). A nice old, cheap hotel with friendly staff and character would be very nice indeed. A very small room, but with a very comfortable bed would be ideal for us. Our only caveat is that the accommodation should have an elevator or at least as few steps to our room as possible. We are not too young anymore so walking up lots of steps is very tiring for us.
By the way, I really don’t know how the Heathrow Shuttle works. It was just recommended to us by someone on the Internet. Does it stop at any hotel on request or only at select hotels? This is important because taking (or not taking) the Heathrow Shuttle may determine where we stay in London.
I hope that these questions aren’t too general. However this will be our first trip to London so these are very uncharted waters for us.
Any information given is greatly appreciated.