1. avatar 0espritlibre0
    hey im heading to london and dont really know where the best place is to stay! im looking for a hotel which is nice but not too dear can anyone help??

    thanks
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  2. avatar jonnymul
    believe it or not theres a cheap one just outside Leicester square.. if you head towards piccadilly circus its directly off to the right hand side. Great big bar and pretty cheap rooms smack in the middle of the big smoke..
    stayed there once as it was too much trouble to go home, was bad craic next day on the tube to work . but it made sense at the time
  3. avatar fletch_belfast
    We stayed in the Airways Hotel, which was fairly cheap and cheerful. It's on St. Georges' Drive, which is very close to Victoria station. The area is full of wee hotels and there is a nice quiet bar called the Clarendon right out the back of the Airways, like 30 seconds walk away; and some corner shops. Oh and there's a KFC not too far from it ;)

    49 per night in November it seems, [url=http://www.accomline.com/SearchResults.asp?SearchBy=Name&inDay=09&inMonth=11&inYear=2009&outDay=11&outMonth=11&outYear=2009&hdnLocationKey=&hdnLocationID=&vw=D&country=United+Kingdom&city=Birmingham&suburb=&optsearchby=hname&destination=City%2C+Region%2C+Suburb+or+Landmark&hotelname=airways+hotel&destination_lc=EN&destination_affid=0&destination_ctryid=28&destination_SiteCode=ACL&default_search=dest&star5=on&star4=on&star3=on&submitbutton=Search]check it out[/url]

    Their own site is http://www.airways-hotel.com/

    Don't forget to visit Soho while you are there. *nods suggestively*
  4. avatar spirit of division
    [url=www.laterooms.com]Late Rooms.[/url]
  5. avatar 10rapid
    easy hotel is cheap and clean. rooms are tiny tough.
    There are a feww around, but the victoria one is grand.
    [url=www.easyhotel.com]easyhotel[/url]
  6. avatar Smallsquare
    You can get a bunk in a shared dorm above the Belushi's in Shepherds Bush for 15.
  7. avatar my-angel-rocks
    http://www.londonnights.com

    You can generally find somewhere for about 65quid a night that's good enough for sleeping in.
    I'd recommend the Kensington House near Earls Court. it was 70quid a night for a double room and was nice enough and a minute walk from the tube.
  8. avatar comprachio
    Been recommended the Luna Simone by a few friends. Over this weekend so I can let you know what its like. Pretty close to all the touristy things if that's what you're after
  9. avatar xfirefishx
    I think the first hotel being suggested up there was the Regent Palace - which is fine if you are prepared for it being a little bit of a shithole. I have never knowingly paid to stay there. Post-gig I went to a party in one of the rooms, the security came to the door and we thought, oh crap there's like ten of us here in a double room, they're going to kick us out but they kindly just asked us to keep the noise down.

    But yeah, I also second LateRooms.com - you get some lovely hotels at a great price if you're lucky.

    Couch surfing is also an idea.

    And compracio, where is the hotel that you're talking about - what area?
  10. avatar goatboy
    [quote:817f0c8ff2="xfirefishx"]I think the first hotel being suggested up there was the Regent Palace - which is fine if you are prepared for it being a little bit of a shithole. I have never knowingly paid to stay there. Post-gig I went to a party in one of the rooms, the security came to the door and we thought, oh crap there's like ten of us here in a double room, they're going to kick us out but they kindly just asked us to keep the noise down. [/quote:817f0c8ff2]

    My old work made me stay there as there was no where else that they could get booked at short notice. It was a lovely place, with hookers and drug dealers at the front door, communal showers and toilets that I wouldn't dare wash anything in and a Harry Ramsden's as their hotel eatery.

    In short.... the world is a better place now that it's gone.
  11. avatar goatboy
    Also, the Bonnington on Southampton Row in Holborn is a decent hotel. The rooms aren't too badly priced for a central hotel and there are plenty of good deals going around too.

    They do a fairly decent breakfast and the drink in the bar was very reasonably priced.

    I've probably spent about 4 months in the bloody place all in all.
  12. avatar thesacredhearts
    [quote:8cc8d8cb4a="goatboy"]

    My old work made me stay there as there was no where else that they could get booked at short notice. It was a lovely place, with hookers and drug dealers at the front door, communal showers and toilets that I wouldn't dare wash anything in and a Harry Ramsden's as their hotel eatery.
    [/quote:8cc8d8cb4a]

    sounds like an ideal spot for night out in london tbh.


    i stayed in the travelodge in southwark last week. really handy, nice area, close to the southbank,tate, waterloo etc some nice bars. cost more as it was during the week. wknds can be really good value.
  13. avatar Recycled Alien
    [quote:8f9cfe5fd6="goatboy"]In short.... the world is a better place now that it's gone.[/quote:8f9cfe5fd6]The Regent Palace was, well, a palace compared to where they sent me at first. The Mount Pleasant, was [b:8f9cfe5fd6]literally[/b:8f9cfe5fd6] a converted Victorian doss-house.
    [img:8f9cfe5fd6]http://users.ox.ac.uk/~peter/workhouse/RowtonKingsCross/RowtonKingsCross2.jpg[/img:8f9cfe5fd6]
  14. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:8efd3b60ed="xfirefishx"]oh crap there's like ten of us here in a double room, they're going to kick us out but they kindly just asked us to keep the noise down. [/quote:8efd3b60ed]

    Hotels don't seem to care how many people are staying in a room now, you pay for room, not occupancy. Which is nice.
  15. avatar xfirefishx
    Well from a legal and insurance point of view I would have thought it mattered a little bit.
  16. avatar JTM
    Boss place 5 mins walk from Paddington I stayed in once. poky wee room but clean, safe, very nice street and several wicked Korean eateries and pubs nearby.
    Think it was a Best Western.

    Couch surfing is the cheapest and safest way to go though.