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Accommodation choices

Planning a 12 day trip to London in Sept. Thought I should consider the south side of River Thames as well as north side. What are pros and cons of staying on each side?
Also considering places around Tower Hill/Tower of London and Bayswater...thoughts???

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As long as you stay within walking distance of the circle line you will be fine.

Personally I like Southwark, but it is easy to get around in London

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5463 posts

I have had to attend meetings with a client who is based near Tower Hill. It takes ages to get there from the West End, so it wouldn’t be my choice.

Bayswater is a good location for the West End and has many restaurants and independent shops, rather than national chains.

You want close proximity to an underground line or bus route.

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Yes, Thanks for the input, eliminating Tower Hill area, now focusing on west side Bayswater, Earl's court, Chelsea, Kensington and around British Museum

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7447 posts

We loved staying in Chelsea near King’s Road. Beautiful area.

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I stayed at Premier Inn Waterloo on the South Bank and it was quite easy to get anywhere that I wanted to go. I think the advice about "anywhere on the Circle Line" is outdated. It was just a few block walk to Waterloo Station where I could get on 3 different tube lines with a quick transfer later if I needed it. I could easily walk across to Westminster. I really enjoyed the location along the Thames and being able to walk along it in the evening. Good choices for restaurants and several groceries near by.