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Looking for a London B&B

I'm going on a Rick Steves tour of Southern England beginning September 4, 2017. Prior to the tour I plan to spend about 4 -- 5 days in London. I'm looking for a clean, reasonably priced, homey B&B where I can settle in and see the sights! A convenient location near the Victoria Station or Victoria and Albert would be ideal. Please let me know if you know of a good one you liked!

Also interested in sharing a room on the tour with another traveler. I'm female, 70, extremely fit and active, and passionately interested in the culture and arts of the area we'll be exploring. If you are looking for an easy-going roommate, we might be a match!

Posted by
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I'm not sure what your price range is.

I've stayed in a hotel, The Lime Tree on Ebury St, for 3 years in a row and I ~think~ it was 119GBP per night including breakfast. It's in the Victoria Station area and as a solo female traveler I feel very welcome here. It is not air conditioned but is generally OK. I was there this last Sept when it was quite hot out and with the fan going I was comfortable at night. There is no elevator. The single room I had this time was small but adequate. It was on the top floor and the final staircase is slightly narrow, still I managed fine even after I banged up my knee in a sidewalk fall. The breakfast is nice. This last time I took the National Express coach from Heathrow after having seen a discussion on this forum regarding it. Wow, it turned out great. I knew the coach station was nearby from my previous visits, but it was so very easy.

In 2013 I stayed in the B+B Belgravia which is also on Ebury Street. I wound up in their studio apartment building and did not particularly like it. At that time it needed some reno and it didn't feel quite secure as there was no front desk area to monitor people coming and going.

This looks to be an excellent tour!

Posted by
314 posts

What about Number 63. It is on the north side of Hyde park. On our last day we went to Victoria and Albert and then had a lovely stroll through the park back to it. Right by Lancaster Gate tube station.

Posted by
48 posts

I would add Aster House in South Kensington. It's walking distance to V&A, Harrods, Science Museum and transportation is 2 minute walk (Tube, buses, taxis). AH is a B&B (you can see reviews on TA) centrally located, welcoming and reasonable rates. Have stayed there many times in over 20 years and never disappointed.