I have to go to Manchester for work in early July. My wife will join me and we plan to stop and visit London for five nights afterwards for our 30th anniversary trip. Probably a crowded time but not much I can do. We will probably tour around London most days and maybe a day trip to Dover and/or Cambridge. I was looking at hotels and I think we want a very central location in the $400 or 375 GBP/night range or less. Reasonable priced restaurants close by, Underground link, and very clean are other things that are important. I was in London 10 years ago and stayed at the Amba Charring Cross, which was very centrally located, but the room was very small. The hotels I am looking at:
Amba Charring Cross
Royal Horseguard (for the view?...not many restaurants around ☹)
The Montague on the Gardens
Any thoughts and/or recommendations?