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A cheap place to stay in London for two nights in late May,

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1. Posted by Kawkab (First Time Poster 1 posts) 46w

Greetings:

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.

2. Posted by Leona82 (Budding Member 12 posts) 46w

I've just got back from visiting London. I lived there for four years so know the area well. It's hard to find cheap accommodation but I found a little hotel called limegrove hotel in the victoria area, which is nice. It was £70 a night for a double room including breakfast. That is about as cheap as you will get. It is in a lovely area and close to all the tourist spots. There is also some lovely bars and restaurants within walking distance. The underground is also a five minute walk away.
From heathrow you can get the underground to victoria. It's straightforward enough to figure out when you are there. Best travel tip I can give you is to buy an oyster travel card. You will be able to purchase one on arrival at the station, load money on it as travel with it as it works out a lot cheaper and covers you for buses and the underground

Hope this helps x

3. Posted by bCake (Budding Member 26 posts) 45w

Theare a number of hostels / motels which may fit your budget.

Alternatively, if you book early enough you may find some good hotel or apartment deals.

Hope these suggestions help.