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London is a cultural melting pot where people from around the world have found a home, a legacy of their colonialist past and a great contributor to its vibrant culture today: according to the 2001 census, over a quarter of the population of London was born outside the United Kingdom. Home to Big Ben, the Queen of the United Kingdom, the Tower of London, Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace and fish and chips in your local, London provides days of distraction for the first time tourist. For return visitors, London's size and diversity offer something new to see on every trip. The city is the biggest in the UK and one of the biggest metropolitan regions in Europe with almost 14 million inhabitants.
London consists of the City of London, 32 boroughs and two liberties, which are informally divided into the following sub-regions.
How, you may be wondering, can there be a City of London within London itself? Because the modern municipality - the Greater London Authority - does not govern the actual City of London.
The City of London itself is located on the north bank of the Thames in the eastern part of the modern city centre. This was the Roman city of Londinium, and in its modern incarnation it is the world's largest international financial centre. It is a separate Ceremonial County from the Greater London and occupies a square mile, in comparison to the 609 square miles (approximately 1,500 square kilometres) of Greater London. Its cathedral is St Paul's.
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Central London, like any other city centre in the world, is the place where the hive of activities and sights are concentrated. There is no official definition for the Central London boundary. Colloquially, Londoners refer Central London as the Zone 1 of the city's public transportation fare zoning system. Zone 1 covers the City of London; part of the boroughs of Camden, Islington, Kensington & Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark, and Tower Hamlets; and the City of Westminster.
The only borough with a city status within Greater London is the City of Westminster, a couple of miles upstream adjacent to the west of the City of London. This is the seat of government, and its protestant cathedral is the church of St Peter's, otherwise known as Westminster Abbey.
West London is the area on the west side of London, on the north bank of the River Thames. The boroughs in this unofficial sub-division are Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, and Kensington and Chelsea.
The London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington are located in the area known as North London.
The north eastern part of London – the east of the north bank of the River Thames – is commonly referred to as East London. The boroughs in East London are Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. The Summer Olympics in 2012 will be held on this side of the city.
South East London, the eastern half of the south bank of the River Thames in London, is occupied by the boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham and Southwark.
Popular attractions in the south east include the Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum and the Royal Observatory, home of 0° longitude, the Prime Meridian.
South West London is the western half of the south bank of the River Thames in London. The boroughs in this part of London are Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton and Wandsworth.
Other boroughs within Inner London include Southwark, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, and Wandsworth. Just east of the city in Tower Hamlets is Brick Lane is the heart of "Banglatown" in the east London Borough of Tower Hamlets, a street which runs from Bethnal Green, through Spitalfields and down to Whitechapel. Brick Lane has been the focus of several films and books, most recent being "Brick Lane" a book by Monica Ali - which was later made into a film. Tarquin Halls book "Salaam Brick Lane" was also about this wonderful part of London. Brick Lane is close to Aldgate, Aldgate East or Whitechapel tube stops.
Further information: London Museums
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There is no shortage of world class museums and galleries in London and best of all, many of them can be entered for free, although usually there is a "suggested" donation.
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London has one of the largest ratio of park space per-capita in the world.
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London has a temperate marine climate, which is similar to the rest of the British Isles through in general it's one of the warmer places in the UK. There is generally regular although light rain throughout the year with around 600mm annually. The warmest month of July has an average temperature range of 13.6 °C at night to 22.8 °C during the day. Although during the summers there can be random days that are extremely hot with the highest recorded temperature being 38.1 °C. The coldest month is January, which has an average temperature range of 2.4 °C at night to 7.9 °C during the day. The driest month is February and snow is very rare in London. Central London, because of the large urban area, has a micro climate making it slightly warmer then the surrounding area. This allows some plant life to grow in London that does not grow anywhere else in England. It is always advisable to check the BBC weather forecast before heading outdoors!
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There are no less than 6 international airports serving the greater London metropolitan region. Be sure to check which airport you are flying to, because transport costs into London can vary dramatically. Also, if are in transfer, be sure to check if it's the same airport you are flying out of or otherwise add lots of extra travelling time between airport. For example, between Stansted and Gatwich, it's easily 2 hours (train) but 3 hours by direct bus, which goes via Heathrow as well.
London Heathrow (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL) is the largest airport in the London area, and many international flights arrive at Heathrow. In fact, no airport anywhere in the world handles more international passengers than Heathrow does. One of the world's busiest airports, Heathrow is crowded and known for outrageous line-ups and lost luggage. Heathrow has four terminals. To determine what terminal you will be using, check out the which terminal information from the Heathrow airport website.
There are numerous options to get to and from Heathrow Airport.
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London Gatwick (IATA: LGW, ICAO: EGKK) is the busiest single-runway airport in the world, the second largest airport in the UK and the seventh busiest international airport in the world. Around 90 airlines operate from Gatwick's two terminals, named North and South, serving around 200 destinations.
Ways to get to and from Gatwick include:
By car, Gatwick can be reached by taking junction 9A from the M23. The M25 provides access to Greater London, while the A23 provides local access, as does the A217.
London Stansted (IATA: STN, ICAO: EGSS) has domestic and European connections, plus limited destinations in North America and Africa.
There are several ways to get to and from Stansted Airport.
London Luton (IATA: LTN, ICAO: EGGW), about 57 kilometres fron the centre of London, is a major hub for low-cost carriers. Airlines using this airport include easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Ryanair and Thompsonfly.
There are a few options to get to and from Luton Airport.
London City Airport
London City Airport (IATA: LCY, ICAO: EGLC) is situated just 10 miles (16 kilometres) from the West End (the major shopping centre) and Westminster (location of main government offices), six miles (10 kilometres) from the City of London (the financial district) and three miles (5 kilometres) from Canary Wharf (London's newest business and financial centre).
There are several ways to get to and from London City Airport.
London Southend Airport
London Southend Airport is the newest star and is located near Southend-on-Sea, directly east of London proper. Easyjet has most flights, with regular connections to/from Malaga, Venice, Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Faro, Jersey, Belfast, Alicante, Amsterdam, Geneva and Barcelona. A few other airlines fly to/from Dublin, Waterford, Dresden and Saarbrucken.
A regular rail service runs from Southend Airport Station to London Liverpool Street Station in central London.
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There are numerous train stations in London serving locations across the UK. Details on services are available from National Rail.
International Services on the Eurostar via the "chunnel" currently arrive at St Pancras International Train Station from Brussels and Paris, and other destinations in France and Belgium. St Pancras International is served by the Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Picadilly and Victoria lines on the London Underground.
For transporting your own vehicle (car, motorcycle) through the 'chunnel', check the Eurotunnel website, and for all other international options check the http://www.raileurope.co.uk|Rail Europe]] website.
London is well served by highways and roads into the town. Check out online maps like Google Maps for driving directions.
Drivers should note that the city is very busy, and traffic is a common problem. In addition, much of the centre of the city is covered by a congestion charge of £8.00 for any travel within the city centre, Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 6:00pm, excluding holidays.
National Express has coach services from major cities and towns in the UK and Europe. Megabus has quite a few services within the UK as well and in general is cheaper as well, as they operate like a sort of low-cost airline, with seats for as little as £1.00 if you book early.
Greenline is another operator on UK routes. For more options on European routes check the Eurolines website.
There are no ferries services directly into London, however a number of international ferry services run to coastal towns in the United Kingdom, and travellers can drive, take the bus or take a train from there. For more information about options regarding arriving or departing in the UK by ferry, check the UK Getting Around section.
With its narrow streets, busy traffic and congestion charges, most people leave the car at home and take the frequent public transport options. If you insist, there are numerous options to rent a car with both local as well as major international companies. Try Easycar, ElephantCar, Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty and Enterprise, for a start.
Drivers should note that the city is very busy, and traffic is a common problem. In addition, much of the centre of the city is covered by a congestion charge of £8 for any travel within the city centre, Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 18:00, excluding holidays.
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Transport for London (TfL) manages the bus, riverboat, tram and overground and underground train services in London. London uses a travel zone (PDF file) system, with crosses into other zones increasing the cost of fares. Informally, Central London is Zone 1 and the zone number increases as one travels farther away from the city centre.
For travellers who are spending multiple days in London, the best choice is either an Oyster card or a Travelcard. These are strongly recommended, because without them, ticket prices are obscene. Travelcards allow unlimited travels on the TfL network and come in Day, 7-day, Monthly and Annual validity. Oyster is a stored value travel smartcard that you use on the TfL network. Simply "touch" the card on a card reader when you enter and exit the system and you will be charged the lowest fare. For Oyster Pay-As-You-Go card, daily charges are capped at the price of a Day Travelcard even if you travelled more than that. Stored value in the card can be topped up at all tube stations.
The TfL Journey Planner is a great tool to find the route, mode and journey time to get from one place to another. Maps are also provided to assist travellers find their way around.
Underground, DLR, Overground
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The DLR (Docklands Light Railway) is a driverless light rail service that serves mainly the South East London. Compared to other modes of public transportation which are built decades or even over a century ago, this railway is fully accessible, making access much easier for people using wheelchairs, or who have other mobility impairments, as well as people with young children in prams or with heavy bags.
Unlike the Underground system, the DLR does not have barrier gates where you touch your Oyster card or insert your ticket to enter or exit. Instead, it is an open system and travellers are trusted to purchase a ticket prior to boarding, or in the case of Oyster card users, a card reader is placed at the station entrance. Remember to "touch in" when you enter and "touch out" when you exit. Don't even think of taking a free ride as there are ticket inspectors on the trains who will not hesitate to slap you with a penalty for fare evasion.
Overground is a sub-urban train service in London. It runs on ground level mostly in Zones 2 and 3. It has a lower frequency with train arriving every 15 to 20 minutes. The Overground also has no barrier gates like the DLR. Options include the Thameslink and Silverlink. Silverlink links Richmond in the southwest with North Woolwich in the southeast via Kew, West Hampstead, Camden Rd, Highbury & Islington and Stratford stations. Thameslink goes from Elephant & Castle and London Bridge in the south through the City to King’s Cross and as far north as Luton.
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* Oyster single fare: Peak hours are Monday to Friday from 06:30 to 09:30 and from 16:00 to 19:00. Off-peak hours are at all other times including public holidays.
** Day Travelcard and Oyster price cap: Peak hours are Monday to Friday from 04:30 to 09:29. Off-peak hours are Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 04:29 (the following day); Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 04:30 to 04:29 (the following day).
Bus and Tram
London has such a wide bus network that a Londoner's knowledge of the routes is just as good as the next visitor to the city. The iconic red double-decker bus is a good way to travel around while still being able to see London compared to the Underground. Standing is not permitted on the top deck when the bus is full. All bus stops have bus route information and it is not uncommon to see two or more bus stops in a row, each serving different routes. There are bus services 24 hours a day. However, only certain trunk and N-prefix (indicating night bus) routes run throughout the night to major parts of London.
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Tickets can be purchased on board of most buses. You can also find road-side ticket machines on routes where buses do not sell tickets on board. So if you see a road-side ticket machine and you don't have an Oyster card, get a ticket first before boarding the bus.
Tram services are only available in Croydon in South West London.
Not entirely useful for commuters, but an enjoyable way to get around and see the traditional artery of the city at the same time, riverboats ply their trade between Putney in the west and Woolwich in the east, with several stops in the centre. This is a particularly good way to get to Canary Wharf or Greenwich. Thames Clippers offers commuter services running from 6am to just after 1am. The services (adult single/return £5/8, child -5yrs and under- half-price, roughly every 20 to 30 minutes) give you access to lots of the river sights. Boats run from Embankment to Woolwich Arsenal Piers, passing the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, Greenwich and the O2.
Taxis come in two varieties: licensed and unlicensed.
Licensed taxis (aka black cabs, officially Hackney carriages), are black with a yellow 'taxi' light on top In order to get a license, a candidate must pass a demanding test called The Knowledge. Essentially, he or she must know every street in London and how to get between them. So vast is this amount of spatial information that MRI studies have shown that your average cabbie has an enlarged hippocampus. So if you go by black cab, you can be confident your driver will know the way (although he may not want to go there: many cabbies get a nosebleed if asked to go south of the river). You can also be reasonably confident of your security and can take the licence number of your driver if you wish to complain. The downside: you pay more.
If you travel in an unlicensed taxi, you will pay less. But you will need to know how to get to your destination, since you will probably have been in London longer than your driver, even if you are a tourist. And you will have no idea of the identity of the person driving you. Women on their own are especially advised to think carefully before using this means of transport.
Greater London is a very large city, and it is not practical to explore all of it on foot. However, most of the sites of interest to tourists are in the centre of town. It is quite practical (and highly recommended) to walk between the central sites and then take public transport home. London is a very rewarding city to explore on foot, and both Westminster and the City of London are full of thousand-year-old nooks and crannies that can only be seen this way. Walking along either bank of the river is also recommended.
Several companies offer walking tours of the West End or the City. Almost every building in the centre has an interesting history to it, and this is one way to discover it.
Other rewarding areas for a day out on foot are the villages of Hampstead and Highgate and Hampstead Heath North London; Greenwich and Greenwich Park in South East London; and Kew and Hampton South West London.
Provision in the UK for cyclists is pitiful compared to much of continental Europe. The Greater London Authority has carried out programmes to change that, the so-called London Cycling Campaign, and bicycle usage has increased sharply since the congestion charge for vehicles was introduced in 2002. Nevertheless, cyclists and motorists are constantly at loggerheads, and London is a challenging city for cyclists. It is essential to wear a helmet. Cycling around Hyde Park Corner offers a thrill comparable to that of parachuting. Heavy goods vehicles are particularly dangerous.
Cycle London, an initiative by Transport for London to promote cycling, provides information, and free guides and maps for cycling in London. The free maps can be found here. More online maps of cycle routes are also available at the London Cycle Network website.
If you want to try something different try the London Pedicabs, which has three-wheeled cycle rickshaws, seating two or three passengers. Still, they are more typical tourist transport instead of a regular mode of transport.
Like any big city, London offers a mass of choices. From £2 breakfasts in greasy spoon diners up to £200 meals in the restaurants of some of the top chefs in the world, there are many choices.
Brick Lane, the heart of Banglatown, is the Curry Capital of the United Kingdom and is known for its "Cheap and Cheerful" atmosphere. You often come across touts for the restaurants trying to tempt you into their establishment. This is the time to negotiate your per-head price and attempt for a round of complimentary poppadoms or drinks! A Brick Lane curry is a must for anyone visiting London!
The High Street in Angel has an array of choices - even if you don’t know what you feel like eating! Everything is covered - from French to Turkish.
Prices for a pint of beer in a pub range from £2 in the outer areas of London to £3.50 in the centre and at tourist areas. Clubs can charge significantly more, and drinks can cost £10 and above.
London is one of the most expensive cities in the world, and as such finding places to sleep can be pricey. However, with some advanced planning an accommodation option can be found for most budgets. With the extensive tube and train system, travellers can stay a little further out of the city and still be close to the action.
Private rooms in hotels, B&Bs and studio apartments in flats can be found around London for £40 a day and up. Areas with lots of hotels and B&Bs include Earl's Court and Paddington. Travellers can also check out Gumtree for listings of short term vacation rentals in flats in the city.
London is home to some of the most luxurious hotels outside of Dubai (which seems to have cornered the market on luxury hotels).
Many upscale accommodations can be found in Mayfair in the West End, including The Ritz and Claridge's Hotel, both renowned for the lavish accommodations.
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|Acacia Hostel||14 Queensberry Place South Kensington||HOSTEL||72|
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|Access Apartments Earls Court||16Leinster Square Bayswater||Apartment||75|
|Access Apartments Euston||Check in: 16 Leinster Square, Bayswater||Apartment||79|
|Access Maidavale||29-31 Clifton Gardens Paddington||Apartment||78|
|Access Marble Arch||Landward Apartments 1 Harrowby Street||Apartment||75|
|Accommodation London||39 Chatsworth Rd Kilburn||Hostel||73|
|Acropolis Hotel||114 Shepherds Bush Road London||HOTEL||-|
|Acton Town Hotel||109-113 Gunnersbury Lane||Hotel||-|
|Airways Hotel Victoria London||29 St. Georges Drive Victoria||Hotel||74|
|Alexandra Hotel||1 Sussex Place||Hotel||-|
|ALL STAR HOSTEL||39 Chatsworth Rd Kilburn||Hostel||70|
|ALL STAR PRIVATE STUDIOS||Willesden Green||Apartment||72|
|The Antigallican Hotel||428 Woolwich Road||Hotel||76|
|Anwar House||31 Collingham Place SW5 0QF||HOTEL||73|
|Aquarius Hotel||20-22 Hogarth Road Earls Court||Hotel||-|
|Arriva Hotel||47-55 Swinton Street King's Cross||Hotel||-|
|Clink261||261-265 Grays Inn Road Kings Cross||Hostel||79|
|Astons Apartments||31 Rosary Gardens South Kensington||Apartment||-|
|Astor Court Hotel||20, Hallam Street. London. W1W 6JQ. UK||HOTEL||77|
|Astor Hyde Park||191 Queensgate South Kensington||Hostel||86|
|Astor Kensington||138 Cromwell Road Kensington||Hostel||-|
|Astor Museum Inn||27 Montague Street Bloomsbury||Hostel||81|
|Astor Quest||45 Queensborough Terrace Bayswater||Hostel||85|
|Astor Victoria||71 Belgrave Road Victoria||Hostel||84|
|At Home B&B||20 Denbigh Road Ealing||GUESTHOUSE||70|
|Balham Lodge||204 Bedford Hill London||Guesthouse||81|
|Barkston Youth Hostel||1 Barkston Gardens Earls Court||Hostel||77|
|Beaconsfield||357 - 359 Green Lanes||Hotel||70|
|Belgravia Hotel||118 Ebury Street Belgravia||Hotel||-|
|Belmont Hotel||104 Sussex Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Belsize House||40 Belsize Park Gardens||Hostel||77|
|Blair Victoria & Tudor Inn||78-84 Warwick Way||hotel||71|
|Bowden Court||24 Ladbroke road Notting Hill||Hostel||74|
|Brazen Backpackers||69 Lisson Street London||Hostel||70|
|Budget London Apartments||Willesden Green||Apartment||71|
|Budget Mapesbury Hostel||39 Chatsworth Road||HOSTEL||73|
|Campus Accommodation @ Queen Mary, Uni of London||Westfield Way||Hostel||75|
|Central Hostel||26 Princes Square||Hostel||68|
|Charlies Hotel||63 Anson Road London||Hotel||-|
|Chelsea Guest House||372 & 374 Wandsworth Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Chelsea House Hotel||No.96 Redcliffe Gardens Earls Court||Hotel||75|
|City Hotel Carlton||90 Belgrave Road Victoria||Hotel||-|
|Clink78||78 Kings Cross rd||Hostel||81|
|Comfort Inn SW8||87 South Lambeth Road||Hotel||-|
|Cranbrook Hotel||22/24 Coventry Road Ilford||Hotel||74|
|Croydon Court Hotel London||603 London Road Thornton Heath||Hotel||-|
|Dolphin Inn||44 Norfolk Square||Hotel||-|
|Dover Castle Hostel and Bar||6a Great Dover Street||Hostel||76|
|Elmwood Hotel||19 & 20 Argyle square London||HOTEL||75|
|Elysee Hotel||25/26 Craven Terrace||Hotel||71|
|Enrico Hotel||77-79 Warwick Way Victoria||Hotel||75|
|Equity Point London||Westbourne Terrace 100-102 Paddington||Hostel||78|
|Euro Hotel Wembley||1-11 Elm road Wembley||Hotel||74|
|Euro Lodge Clapham||90 Clapham Common Southside||Hotel||76|
|FCT Bed||180 Bow Common Lane||Guesthouse||72|
|Gay Hostel||164 Victoria Street||Hostel||-|
|Generator Hostel London||Compton Place Off 37 Tavistock Place, WC1||Hostel||83|
|Goldsmith's House||Park Village East Regents Park||Hostel||73|
|Grapevine Hotel||117 Warwick Way||Hotel||79|
|Hanover Hotel||30 St. Georges Drive Victoria||Hotel||76|
|Hayesthorpe Hotel||48-52 St Augustines Avenue South Croydon||Hotel||76|
|Henley House Hotel||30 Barkston Gardens Kensington||Hotel||-|
|Palmers Lodge - Hillspring at Willesden Green||233 Willesden Lane London||HOSTEL||81|
|Hollingbury Hotel||106 Craven Park Harlesden||Hotel||-|
|Hootananny Hostel||95 Effra Road Brixton||Hostel||73|
|Hostel 639||639 Harrow Road||Hostel||59|
|Hotel Bluebells||14 Pembridge Square Notting Hill Gate||hotel||82|
|Hotel Earls Court||28 Warwick Road Earls Court||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Olympia||49, Earl's Court Square||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Sergul||87 Shepherds Bush Road W6 7LR||Hotel||77|
|Hyde Park Court Hotel||48 Norfolk Square||Hotel||74|
|IES Student Residence Hall||Manresa Road at Kings Road SW3 6NA Chelsea||Hostel||-|
|International Students House||229 Great Portland Street||HOSTEL||-|
|Islington Home bed and breakfast||52 hemingford rd, Islington london||Guesthouse||75|
|Journeys Greenwich West Hostel||86 Tanner's Hill Deptford||Hostel||71|
|Journeys King's Cross Hostel||54-58 Caledonian Road Kings Cross||Hostel||72|
|Journeys London Bridge Hostel||204 Manor Place Kennington||Hostel||-|
|Kensington West||25 Matheson Road Kensington||Hotel||75|
|Kings Hotel||36-37 Argyle Square Kings Cross WC1 8AL||Hotel||70|
|Lidos Hotel||43-45 Belgrave Road Victoria||Hotel||76|
|London Backpackers||8/10 Queens Parade Queens Road, Hendon Central||Hostel||77|
|London Holiday Stay||48 Berkely Road Manor Park||Apartment||-|
|London House Gay Hostel||25 Northway Court Green Avenue Mill Hill London||Hostel||-|
|London House Hotel||81 Kensington Garden Square Bayswater W2 4DJ||HOTEL||82|
|London Private Rooms||Willesden Green NW2||Guesthouse||-|
|London Town Hotel||15 Penywern Road Earls Court||Hotel||-|
|London Waterloo Days Hotel||54 Kennington Road||hotel||80|
|Lord Kensington Hotel||38 Trebovir Road Earls Court||Hotel||75|
|LSE Bankside House||24 Sumner Street SE1 9JA||Hostel||74|
|LSE Butler's Wharf||11 Gainsford Street SE1 2NE||Hostel||-|
|LSE Carr-Saunders Hall||18-24 Fitzroy Street W1T 4BN||Hostel||77|
|LSE High Holborn||178 High Holborn WC1V 7AA||Hostel||76|
|LSE Passfield Hall||1-7 Endsleigh Place WC1H 0PW||Hostel||78|
|LSE Rosebery Hall||90 Rosebery Avenue EC1R 4TY||Hostel||76|
|MacDonald Hotel||45 - 46 Argyle Square Kings Cross||Hotel||76|
|Marble Arch Inn||49-50 Upper Berkeley Street Marble Arch||Hotel||73|
|MEININGER London Hyde Park||at Baden Powell House 65-67 Queen's Gate||HOSTEL||80|
|Melita House Hotel||35 Charlwood Street Victoria||Hotel||-|
|Metro Hotel||7 Craven Road Paddington||Hotel||61|
|Mowbray Court Hotel||28/32 Penywern Road Earl's Court||HOTEL||-|
|myOE Shared House||6 Lena Gardens London||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|New Cross Inn Hostel||323 New Cross Road||Hostel||72|
|No.8 Hostel London||305 High Rd, Willesden||Hostel||68|
|Ibis Styles London Croydon||585 London Road Thornton Heath, Croydon||HOTEL||-|
|Northfields Hostel||264 Northfield Avenue London||Hostel||72|
|Northumberland Kings Cross Hotel||9-11 Euston Road||hotel||-|
|O'Callaghan's||205 Earls Court Road||Hostel||-|
|Olympia Rooms||27 Matheson Road Kensington||Hotel||-|
|Olympic Victoria Hotel||115 Warwick Way||Hotel||-|
|Opulence||55 North Cross Road, London SE22 9ET, UK||HOTEL||-|
|Paddington Hotel||28 Gloucester Terrace||Hotel||-|
|Palace Court Holiday Apartments||1 Palace Court, Bayswater Road||apartment||-|
|Palmers Lodge - Swiss Cottage||40 College Crescent Swiss Cottage||Hostel||85|
|Park Hotel Essex||327 Cranbrook Road Ilford||Hotel||72|
|Park House Women's Hostel||227 Earls Court Road||Hostel||74|
|Peckham Lodge||110 Peckham Road||Hotel||73|
|Phoenix Hostel||6 Daventry Street||hostel||80|
|Piccadilly Backpackers Hostel||12 Sherwood Street Piccadilly||Hostel||-|
|Pickwick Hall||7 Bedford Place Bloomsbury||Hostel||83|
|Plaza Hotel London||53 Shepherds Bush Road, London||Hotel||-|
|Princes Square Hotel||23-25 Princes Square,Off Ilchester Gardens Baywater||Hotel||74|
|Quality Hotel Wembley||Empire Way Wembley, Middlesex||Hotel||79|
|Queens Hotel Euro Group||122 Church Road Crystal Palace||Hotel||73|
|Regina House||110 Gloucester Road||Hostel||-|
|Belgravia Rooms||104 Ebury Street Victoria, Westminster||HOTEL||75|
|Royal Court Apartments||51 Gloucester Terrace||Apartment||-|
|Royal Hyde Park Hotel||106/110 Queensway London||Hotel||73|
|Sara Hotel||15 Eardley Crescent 15 Eardley Crescent||Hotel||-|
|Sheriff Inn||117 Warwick Way||Hotel||-|
|Smart Camden Hostel||55/57 Bayham Street Camden||Hostel||71|
|Hyde Park Hostel||2-4-6 Inverness Terrace Bayswater||Hostel||58|
|Smart Hyde Park Inn||48 - 50 Inverness Terrace Bayswater||Hostel||69|
|Smart Hyde Park View||11 Craven Hill Garden||Hostel||76|
|Smart Russell Square||71 Guilford Street||Hostel||70|
|St Christopher's Camden||48-50 Camden High Street Camden NW1||Hostel||80|
|St Christopher's Greenwich||189 Greenwich High Road Greenwich||Hostel||75|
|St Christopher's Oasis||59 Borough High Street||Hostel||76|
|St Christopher's Shepherds Bush||Belushis Bar 13-15 Shepherds Bush Green.||HOSTEL||79|
|St Christopher's Inn - London Bridge||121 Borough High Street||Hostel||78|
|St Christopher's Village||165 Borough High Street||Hostel||78|
|St George Hotel||46 Norfolk Square Paddington, W2R102||Hotel||73|
|St. Athans||20 Tavistock Place Russell Square||Guesthouse||75|
|St Christopher's Hammersmith||28, Hammersmith Broadway Hammersmith||Hostel||76|
|Sundial Court Summer Lettings||38-42 Chiswell Street||hostel||-|
|Surtees||94 Warwick Way||Guesthouse||75|
|Best Western The Bell Hotel||High Road, Bell Common, Epping, London, Essex CM1||HOTEL||-|
|The Bird's Nest||32 Deptford Church Street||Hostel||-|
|The Court Hostel||194-196 Earls Court Road Kensington||Hostel||69|
|FRESH @ The Green Man, Paddington||308 Edgware Road||HOSTEL||69|
|London Eye Hostel||73 Lambeth Walk London||Hostel||71|
|The Royal Bayswater Hostel||121 Bayswater Road||Hostel||69|
|FRESH @ The Steam Engine, Waterloo||41-42 Cosser St||HOSTEL||78|
|The Walrus Hostel||172 Westminster Bridge Road||HOSTEL||81|
|FRESH @ The White Ferry, Victoria||1a Sutherland Street Victoria||HOSTEL||75|
|The Windmill||50 Acton High street, Acton||Hostel||74|
|Tony's House Hotel||30 Norfolk Square Hyde Park||Hotel||74|
|Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea||111 Grosvenor Road Pimlico||Hostel||86|
|Tudor Court Hotel||10-12 Norfolk Square Hyde Park||Hotel||-|
|umi||16 Leinster Square Bayswater||Hotel||-|
|University of Westminster Halls - Alexander Flemin||Alexander Fleming 3 Hoxton Market, London N1 6HG||Hostel||75|
|University of Westminster Halls - Wigram||84-99 Ashley Gardens, Thirleby Road||Hostel||-|
|University of Westminster Halls-InternationalHouse||1-5 Lambeth Road London SE1 7DQ||Hostel||-|
|University of Westminster Halls-Maryleybone Rd||35 Marylebone Road London NW1 5LS||Hostel||-|
|Victoria Inn||65-67 Belgrave Road Victoria||Guesthouse||72|
|Victorian Apartment||157 Drakefell Road||Apartment||-|
|West Cromwell Hotel||66 West Cromwell Road||Hotel||73|
|West Two London||22-23 Kensington Gardens Square||HOSTEL||69|
|Windsor House Hotel||12 Penywern Road Earls Court||Hotel||-|
|YHA London Central||104-108 Bolsover St||Hostel||84|
|YHA London Earls Court||38 Bolton Gardens SW5 0AQ||Hostel||75|
|YHA London Holland Park||Holland Walk Kensington, W8 7QU||Hostel||76|
|YHA London Oxford Street||14 Noel Street Soho, W1F 8GJ||Hostel||83|
|YHA London St Pancras||79-81 Euston Road||Hostel||81|
|YHA London St Pauls||36 Carter Lane EC4V 5AB||Hostel||77|
|YHA London Thameside||20 Salter Road Rotherhithe,||Hostel||76|
|York House Hotel||27 - 28 Philbeach Gardens Earls Court||Hotel||-|
|Sandeman Allen||40 Inverness Terrace||Hostel||75|
|Access Victoria||Cundy Street||Apartment||-|
|Access Apartments Paddington||16 Leinster Square Bayswater||Apartment||-|
|Hotel 261||261 Uxbridge Road Shepherds Bush||Hotel||69|
|Strand Continental||143 Strand, London||Hostel||74|
|Crown Hyde Park hotel||10-11 Craven Terrace Paddington||Hotel||-|
|Queen Elizabeth Chelsea||58 Bagleys Lane||Hostel||77|
|Arsenal Tavern Hostel||175 Blackstock Road||Hostel||66|
|Keystone House Kings Cross||272-276 Pentonville Road Kings Cross London||HOSTEL||78|
|Davies Court||56 East India Dock Road||HOSTEL||75|
|Best Western Ilford Hotel||5 Argyle Road, Ilford, Essex||HOTEL||-|
|4 Star Hostel Piccadilly London||91 Jermyn Street, Westminster London||HOSTEL||71|
|The Lodge at Crystal Palace||Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Upper Norwood||HOSTEL||74|
|Surprise Backpackers||110 Vauxhall bridge Road London||Hostel||72|
|Egoli Hostel||4 Fulham High Street||Hostel||-|
|Orchard Hotel||86-90 Sussex Gardens Paddington||Hotel||-|
|Gresham Hotel||116 Sussex Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Corbigoe Hotel||101 Belgrave Road, London||HOTEL||-|
|Pacific Hotel||108 Sussex Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Somerset Hotel||6 Dorset Square||Hotel||-|
|Ravna Gora Hotel||29 Holland Park Avenue Notting Hill||Hotel||-|
|Boston Court||26 Upper Berkeley street||Hotel||-|
|Maranton Hotel||14 Barkston Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Nayland Hotel||132-134 Sussex Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Queens Hotel||33 Anson Road||Hotel||-|
|Camelot House||18 Sussex Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Ventures Hotel||12-14 Sussex Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Central Hotel||35 Hoop Lane Golders Green||Hotel||-|
|Firs Lodge||289- 291 Bath Road Hounslow||Hotel||-|
|The Georgian Hotel||87 Gloucester Road||Hotel||-|
|Woodberry Hotel||6 Woodberry Down||Hotel||-|
|Saint Simeon||38 Harrington Gardens||Hotel||-|
|St George- Victoria||107 & 115 St. George's Drive||Hotel||-|
|Bed in London 2||519 Commercial Road London||HOSTEL||-|
|Britannia Inn Hotel||54, Mansfield Road Ilford London||HOTEL||-|
|TH - Armada House||19 St George Wharf||Apartment||-|
|Auburn Surrey Square Flat||28A Surrey Square, Walworth, London SE17 2JX||APARTMENT||-|
|FRESH @ The Great Eastern, Docklands||1 Glenaffric Avenue||HOSTEL||75|
|Pride of Paddington||1-3 Craven Road Paddington||HOSTEL||77|
|Blue Skies Hostel||7 Station Rise London||HOSTEL||71|
|Golden Star Hotel||75 warwick way Victoria||Hostel||64|
|Silk House Hotel||100-102 Hassett Road Hackney||Hotel||-|
|The W14 Hotel & Bar||16-22 Gunterstone Road West Kensington||HOSTEL||74|
|Five Kings||59 Anson Road||Hotel||-|
|Access Apartments Maida Vale||n/a||APARTMENT||-|
|Beit Hall||Imperial College London Prince Consort Road South Kensington Campus||Hostel||-|
|Orient House||Station Court Imperial Road||Apartment||-|
|Princes Gardens||Eastside Prince's Hall Gardens Imperial College London Watts Way, South Kensington||Hostel||-|
|Evelyn Gardens Halls||Imperial College London 66 Evelyn gardens||Hostel||84|
|The Harcourt Insignia||Marylebone Village Nearby Underground: Edgware Road||APARTMENT||-|
|The Monkeys in the Trees||49 Becklow Road Shepherds Bush||HOSTEL||75|
|Curzon Street II||Curzon Street within the Mayfair District||APARTMENT||-|
|Curzon Street I||Curzon Street within the Mayfair District||APARTMENT||-|
|Curzon Street III||Curzon Street within the Mayfair District||APARTMENT||-|
|Access Kensington Olympia||Richmond Court North End Road||Apartment||-|
|Lords Hotel||20-22 Leinster Square Bayswater||Hotel||-|
|Staunton Hotel||13-15 Gower St||Hotel||-|
|Park Hotel||64 Belgrave Road||GUESTHOUSE||69|
|Rex Hotel||49 Shepherds Bush Road Hammersmith||Hotel||-|
|Access Apartments Olympia||Richmond Court North End Road||APARTMENT||-|
|Grand Parade Hotel||45 Green Lanes||Hotel||-|
|Camden Apartments||15 Pratt Street Camden Town||Apartment||-|
|Tinas London Guesthouse||292 Bastable Avenue Barking, Essex||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel 170||170 Kings Cross Road||HOSTEL||-|
|Camden Rooms||119 Camden Street London||APARTMENT||-|
|Archway Hostel||Church Cottages Pemberton Gardens||HOSTEL||-|
|Hadleigh Hotel||24 Upper Berkeley Street||Hotel||-|
|Comfotel Grn||120 Shepherd's Bush Road Greater London||Hotel||-|
|Alexandra Hotel||159-161 Sussex Gdns||Hotel||-|
|Compton Guest House||65 Compton Road||GUESTHOUSE||75|
|Avon Hotel||50 Norfolk Square||Hotel||-|
|Holland House||Holland House 53 Eccleston Square||HOSTEL||-|
|New Mansion House||38 Lancaster Gate||HOSTEL||74|
|Eve Apartment||35-37 Augustus Road Wandsworth||APARTMENT||-|
|Abcone Hotel||10 Ashburn Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Best Western Palm Hotel||64-74 Hendon Way||Hotel||-|
|COUNTRYSIDE HOTEL||207 Romford Road, Forest Gate,||Hotel||-|
|Griffin House Hotel||10 Connaught Street||Hotel||-|
|Hammersmith Hotel||186 Hammersmith Grove||Hotel||-|
|Exhibition court hotel 4||25 collingham place Earl's court||Hotel||-|
|City Hotel||12 Osborn Street||Hotel||76|
|Mina House Hotel||21-23 Craven Road||Hotel||-|
|Elegant Zone 2 London Apartment||91 Corbridge Court||APARTMENT||-|
|37 Collingham Place||37 Collingham Place||HOTEL||75|
|Paddington Studio||51 Westboune Terrace||APARTMENT||-|
|Access Camden||Kentish Town Road London||APARTMENT||-|
|Euro Hotel Clapham||80/81 Clapham Common South Side||Hotel||70|
|Ibis style London Leyton||543 Lea Bridge Road Leyton||Hotel||-|
|Saba Hotel||103 Shepherd's Bush Road||Hotel||-|
|The Paramount Hotel||50 Nevern Sq||Hotel||-|
|The Wellington||71/72 Vincent Square||Hotel||-|
|Stylish London Apartment||114 Portland Road London||APARTMENT||-|
|Globe Trott Inns||1 Barking Road London||Hostel||72|
|Zenith Hostel||125 Packington Street||Hostel||-|
|The Bridge Hotel||30 Borough Road||Hotel||-|
|My Place Inn - Brixton||79 Rushcroft Road SW2 1 JH||GUESTHOUSE||74|
|Lodge NW2||61 Ivy Road Willesden Green||Guesthouse||84|
|Hyde Park Suites||55 Inverness Terrace Bayswater||APARTMENT||76|
|Hyde Park Apartments||8 Craven Hill Bayswater||APARTMENT||-|
|Hyde Park Economy Apartments||11 Inverness Terrace Bayswater||APARTMENT||74|
|Paddington Apartments||9 Talbot Square Bayswater||APARTMENT||-|
|Bed in London International Youth Hostel||1 Rampart Street corner of 176 Commercial Rd||HOSTEL||-|
|City Inn Express||144 A Mare Street||Hotel||70|
|Notting Hill Hotel||2 Pembridge Square||Hotel||-|
|Curzon House Hotel||58 Courtfield Gardens West End||HOTEL||77|
|Vegas Hotel||104 Warwick way Victoria||HOTEL||74|
|River View||27 River Court, Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PE||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Home away from Home||21 Dewsbury Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Aviva Holiday Studios||42 Glenthrone Road London||APARTMENT||-|
|Safestay at Elephant and Castle||144-152 Walworth Road||HOSTEL||81|
|Lyra's Bed and Breakfast||Catford London SE6||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|The William IV||786 Harrow Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Welcome Inn||42 Tavistock Place||HOTEL||-|
|Evelyn Gardens||64-69 Evelyn Gardens||HOSTEL||-|
|New dawn hotel||95 Inverness Terrace||Hotel||69|
|Rose Court Hotel||35/35a Great Cumberland Place||Hotel||-|
|Studios2let||36-37 Cartwright Gardens||Apartment||-|
|Fitzroy hotel||41 Fitzroy Street||Hotel||-|
|The Stay Club @ Willesden Junction||5J Nicoll Road Willesden||APARTMENT||-|
|London365 Hostel||30 Chatsworth Road||HOSTEL||74|
|FRESH @ The Crown, Clapham||102 Lavender Hill, Battersea||HOSTEL||77|
|Cottage 76||76 Romford Road Stratford||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Stratford London Olympics Apartment||25A Mortham Street||APARTMENT||-|
|Cottage 3L||92A Osborne Road Forest Gate||GUESTHOUSE||74|
|London Holiday Apartment||Leyswood Drive Newbury Park||APARTMENT||-|
|Balham Lodge Apartments - Southside||2a Streatham Common, South Side||APARTMENT||-|
|The Dictionary, Shoreditch||10-20 Kingsland Road||HOSTEL||77|
|Superior IV Zone 2 London Apartment||Flat 26 Building 1 Tarves Way||APARTMENT||-|
|City II||96 City Tower||APARTMENT||-|
|The Backpackshack||1 Mill Hill Road The Talbot Pub||HOSTEL||76|
|Destinations at The Rose & Crown||65 Union Street Borough||HOSTEL||79|
|Kentish Rooms||Tolli Patisserie, 327 Kentish Town Road London||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|247 London Hostels and Studio Apartments||37 Chatworth Road London||HOSTEL||-|
|East London||47 Shernhall Street, Walthamstow||HOSTEL||-|
|Aron Guest House||27 South Ealing||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Rowan Park Lodge||18 Jack Dimmer Close||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Travel Joy Hostels Wimbledon||89 Hartfield Road Wimbledon||HOSTEL||-|
|Barmy Badger Backpackers||17 Longridge Road Earls Court||HOSTEL||-|
|Room 1 North London||26 Sandringham Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Marylebone Serviced Apartments||Lisson Grove||APARTMENT||-|
|Sanctum International Serviced Apartments||1 Greville Road||APARTMENT||-|
|Rest Up London||172 New Kent Road||HOSTEL||72|
|Friendship House||3 Belvedere Place Off Borough Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Apples Inn||18 Stanley Road London||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Comfotel Blue Hotel||114 Shepherds Bush Road,||HOTEL||-|
|Barry House Hyde Park London||12 Sussex Place Hyde Park||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Normandie Hotel||96 Sussex Gardens Paddington||HOTEL||-|
|London Stay - London Bridge Apartments||187 Rotherhithe New Road||APARTMENT||-|
|MBD Apartments London E1||519 Commercial Rd Arbour Square||APARTMENT||-|
|RMA Accommodation||156-158 Mile end road||HOSTEL||-|
|Kensington Residence||20A Thurloe Street Flat 5||Apartment||-|
|Apples Inn 2||51a Selwyn road,||Guesthouse||-|
|Banks Hotel||5 - 9 Park Avenue||Hotel||-|
|UStay London-Superior Greenwich||1 Tarves Way Apartments 11||Apartment||-|
|UStay London-Executive Greenwich||1 Tarves Way||Apartment||-|
|UStay London-Canary Wharf||702 Wharfside Point South 4 Prestons Road||Apartment||-|
|UStay London-Canary Wharf2||96 City Tower 3 Lime Harbour||Apartment||-|
|Cranford Hotel||22-26 Argyle Rd||Hotel||-|
|City Best Hotel||31-33 Mansfield road||Hotel||-|
|Newham Hotel||349-353 Romford Rd||Hotel||-|
|Lanterns Court Apartment||Denison House 20 Lanterns Way||Apartment||-|
|City Reach Apartment||19 Leman Street||Apartment||-|
|Discovery Dock Apartment||3 South Quay Square||Apartment||-|
|Camden Town Apartment||194 Arlington Road||Apartment||-|
|Kings Cross Apartment||1 Calshot Street||Apartment||-|
|Camden Villas||244 Camden Road||Apartment||-|
|Camden Studios||Camden Park Road||Apartment||-|
|Apples Inn 1||1A Dickens rd||Guesthouse||-|
|London Guards Hotel||36 Lancaster Gate Bayswater||Hotel||-|
|247 Hostel and Studio Apartments||39 Chatsworth Road||Hostel||-|
|Rossmore Hotel||301-309 Cranbrook Rd||Hotel||74|
|Croydon1||St Peters Road||APARTMENT||-|
|MBD Apartments in Tower Hamlets||1-91 Morton Close||APARTMENT||-|
|Palace Street Apartments||15 Palace Street||APARTMENT||-|
|Mill harbour Apartment||41 Millharbour||Apartment||-|
|Seacon Tower Apartment||5 Hutching Street,||Apartment||-|
|Chiswick Rooms||407 Goldhawk Road||Hostel||-|
|Park View Hotel||20 & 22 Wilberforce Road||Hotel||-|
|Oakwood Hall||5 Spalding Road||Guesthouse||-|
|Caswell Hotel||25 Gloucester Street||HOTEL||-|
|Black Lion Guesthouse||274 Kilburn High Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|The Windmill Cricklewood||57 Cricklewood Broadway||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Queens Drive||169 Queens Drive||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Macy`s Hotel||168 Station Road||HOTEL||-|
|Gloucester Hotel||18 & 25 Wilberforce Road||Hotel||-|
|Firs Lodge||289, Bath Road||Hotel||-|
|Victor Hotel||51 Belgrave Road||Hotel||-|
|Central House Hotel||39 Belgrave road||Hotel||-|
|Skylark B&B||297 Bath Road||Guesthouse||-|
|The Enterprise Hotel||15-25 Hogarth Road Earls Court, Kensington||HOTEL||-|
|St John Bed and Breakfast||20 St Johns Way Archway||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Goddis Lodge||126 New Cross Road, London, SE14 5BA||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Aboyn House||8 Walpole Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Carlton House London||11 Carlton Road||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Times Square Apartment||Times square, Hooper street||Apartment||-|
|Stay in Holborn||36 Great James Street||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Piccadilly Stop Guesthouse||14-16 Brewer Street||Guesthouse||-|
|Stay in Chelsea||7 Brechin Place||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Egoli Accommodation||4 Fulham High Street||Hostel||-|
|Barking Park Hotel||56-60 Tanner Street||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Lily||23-33 Lillie Road||Hotel||-|
|City View Hotel Roman Road||113 Roman Road||Hotel||-|
|City View Hotel Bethnal Green||287 Cambridge Heath Road||Hotel||-|
|London Bridge Apartment||199 Long Lane||Apartment||-|
|St Georges Wharf Apartment||Acquarius House St George's Wharf||Apartment||-|
|Monument Street Serviced Apartment||Werna House 31 Monument street||Apartment||-|
|Saint James Backpackers||21 Longridge Road||HOSTEL||-|
|Best London Hostels||22 Anson||HOSTEL||-|
|Dawson Place||Dawson Place Notting Hill Gate||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Portobello House Hotel||225 ladbroke Grove||Hotel||-|
|Holland Park Hotel||26 Aldine St, London||Hotel||-|
|Dinwiddy House||189 - 205 Pentonville Rd||Hostel||-|
|Holland Park Grove||3 Aldine Street||Hotel||-|
|The Nayland Hotel||132-134 Sussex Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Andrews House Hotel||12 Westbourne Street||HOTEL||-|
|Pembury Hotel||326 - 328 Seven Sisters Rd||Hotel||-|
|Apples Inn 3||380 Strone Road Manor Park,||Guesthouse||-|
|Alliance House||44-45 Newington Green||Hostel||-|
|23 Hostel||23 Inverness Terrace||HOSTEL||-|
|Lancaster Hotel||4-6 Bedford Place||Hotel||-|
|Notting Hill Hostel||63 Prince's Square||HOSTEL||72|
|Greenview Hostel||1-15 Winchester Place Archway||HOSTEL||-|
|Tommy Miah's Raj Hotel||366 Essex Road Islington||Hotel||-|
|Whiteleaf Hotel||66-68 Inverness Terrace Bayswater Central London||Hotel||-|
|Apple Lodge||46 Heigham Road East Ham||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel O'Connors||18 Beresford Square, Woolwich||HOSTEL||70|
|Melbourne house||65 Melbourne Road East Ham||Hotel||-|
|New Market House||17 York Way||Hotel||-|
|The Sapphire Hotel||35 Shepherds Bush Road||Hotel||-|
|Duke Of Leinster Hotel||20 Leinster Gardens||Hotel||-|
|Lords Hotel||20-22 Leinster Square||Hotel||-|
|BSL Bethnal Green Apartments||Seth Court, 23 Parmiter Street||APARTMENT||-|
Before making plans to move to London and start working, make sure you are legally entitled to work in the UK so you do not face any legal difficulties by accidentally breaking the law. There are a number of ways you can apply for work permits and visas, and of course, this is also affected by your nationality. Check out the different types of work permits and visas to make sure you are entitled to work when you move to London.
With a number of UK and international companies based in London and a large population requiring goods and services, there are a lot of job options in London. Check out Monster or gumtree for job listings. Also, The Guardian Newspaper is also a major advertiser for skilled professionals – check out their website or pick up a copy in any newsagent's shop on a Wednesday for the biggest selection of jobs!
London has the largest population of students of any city in the UK. Here is a list of some of the more popular universities.
For free Wi-Fi, check out the map maintained by Londonist. A number of bars and restaurants offer Wi-Fi service with a purchase, and will usually advertise this fact. You may need to get the security key from the service counter.
McDonald's also offers free Wi-Fi connection in its restaurants across the UK.
Internet cafés can be found throughout London, and charge from £1 to £2 per hour, usually payable in 30-minute segments.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The mobile network operators in the UK are O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange and 3; and often have store fronts in most shopping areas. There are also other "re-branded" mobile phone service using the infrastructure of the mobile network operators. The Carphone Warehouse is an independent mobile phone retailer with stores around the country.
Mobile phone service plans are usually packaged as Pay-Monthly for post-paid plans, and Pay-As-You-Go for pre-paid plans. Pay-monthly plans usually come with a 12- or 18- month contract, while Pay-As-You-Go plans require top up of credit, which can be done at ATMs, kiosks and convenience stores with a "Top-Up" logo displayed.
International telephone call centres can be found around London, allowing you to place calls using a land line and pay for the call. These are often co-located with internet cafés.
The country calling code to the United Kingdom is: 44. To make an international call from the United Kingdom, the code is: 00
In case of emergency, call 999 or 112 from any phone. Such calls are free and will be answered by an emergency services operator who will ask you for your location, and the service(s) you need (police, fire, ambulance, coastguard or mountain rescue). You can call this number from any mobile telephone as well, even if you do not have roaming.
The Royal Mail provides postal services in the United Kingdom. The Royal Mail's store fronts are called Post Office and offer services ranging from sending letters and packages to foreign currency exchange. Use the branch locator to find the nearest Post Office branch. There will be at least one post office in any town/city and there are quite often post offices in larger villages. It's common for a post office to be incorporated into a grocery store, where there will be a small counter located at the back of the store for dealing with post related matters. All post offices are marked with signs that say 'post office' in red lettering. Post boxes can be found at any post office and standalone large red post boxes on the streets or red boxes in the sides of public buildings.
For sending packages overseas, it might be a good idea to check prices and services with international companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.
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