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13/03/2013 at 14:31
Right ladies! I want to book a suprise weekend away to London for my OHs birthday. I am on the hunt for hotels in London - i have no idea of the area so not really sure where will be cheap or not.I don't have a massive budget, but then i don't want to stay somewhere really pants either. I was going to do a coach trip with a local firm, but that was going to cost us £270 in total just for one night, so i want to see whether i can do it cheaper myself, or the same for an extra night or two.I've found a travel lodge for £32per night, in a place called Bentlem? Dates are June 20th - 22nd or 23rd depending on how much the rooms are!Any ideas anybody?
Just a quick question, i have found another travel lodge thats opening in Vauxhall, London in May, is that one going to be in a better area than the other?
13/03/2013 at 14:41
Is there anything particular that you're looking to do whilst in London? Cos that might dictate where you stay.
I mean,other than making full use of the weekend away in a lovely hotel bed ..... ;-)
13/03/2013 at 14:44
Do you mean Balham?
As Penny says what do you want to do in London as that will determine where you stay. You ain't getting a central hotel for less than £150pn
13/03/2013 at 15:11
I think OH would want to do a bit of sight seeing and stuff like that and possibly a show squeezed in there too.
I assume i'm probably be best staying slightly outside then? And getting a bus into the city?
The travel lodge is London Bethnal Green
13/03/2013 at 15:20
Bethnal Green is East London which is easily accesible to Central London and the West End via tube and bus routes. It's not posh, it's pretty run down in fact but it's true London and it's quite 'cool' to live out that way. If your happy in a Travelodge I see no problem in booking it if things are tight moneywise.
13/03/2013 at 15:33
I will have another look around and if not i will look into booking that - its better to book that, than not go at all right?
Aslong as its easy to get into central London, and to get to the hotel from the Train Station, i think i will be happy with that.
I would rather spend the money on doing things while we are there, than spend £150 a night on a hotel.
13/03/2013 at 15:48
ooh bethnal green is actually a pretty good place to stay - on a sunday there's loads going on nearby. columbia road flower market to start, then wander round all the cool little shops round there, then down to brick lane and the spitalfields market area.
much more cost effective to stay there and tube it into central london rather than stay somewhere very central and pay through the nose for it.
13/03/2013 at 16:02
Absolutely better to stay there cos you'll need every penny for being in London! Best pie & mash down the Roman Road too, can't get more "London" than that lol
13/03/2013 at 16:07
You'll get the best bagels there too x
13/03/2013 at 16:28
Ooh yeah my dad often detour for fresh bagels!
13/03/2013 at 16:58
I will wait till the train tickets are released and then book that travel lodge then!
I will be asking for lots of hints and tips on places to eat etc nearer the time.
13/03/2013 at 20:52
If you're going down by train, you'll be able to get 2 for 1 entry at various attractions using your train tickets - m.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1-London
I've stayed at the travelodge near Liverpool Steet, and that is walking distance to the Tower of London.
13/03/2013 at 21:37
ohh thanks for the DS, very useful! x
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