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Travelodge Farringdon?

Has anyone stayed here? It's not the first choice of hotel that we would stay in but we are in London for 4 nights. we have 3 teenagers and it fits within our budget for London. We don't want to do an AirBnB in London since we are there for a short time and it's our first stop coming from Canada for our 3 week trip.

Thank you!

Posted by acraven
Washington DC
10348 posts

I'm not really familiar enough with London to help, but others here probably can.

What nights will you be in London, and what is your per-night budget for lodging? How many of you are there (2 adults and 3 teenagers?). How many rooms do you need? With that information, folks may be able to suggest alternatives if, for some reason, they don't think the Farringdon hotel is a great choice.

Posted by Philip
London, United Kingdom
4131 posts

That's a reliable chain hotel in a slightly out of the way area south of Kings Cross, but not bad and there are some nice restaurants and pubs nearby. You might prefer somewhere closer to sights if it's your first time in London - also try Premier Inn.

Posted by Nigel
Northamptonshire, England
19485 posts

The bus connections there are not particularly great and it is a bit of a walk to the nearest Tube, Kings Cross St Pancras.

I've not stayed at that location but Travelodge have a decent reputation. Basic, very basic, low price (-ish, nothing in London is truly low price), clean and decent. Not going to set the world alight but you will likely get a decent night's sleep. Ask for a quiet room. Take earplugs.

Posted by Surfin Shobha OP
Alberta Canada
7 posts

Thank you for your replies!

We will be in London August 6-10. We need two rooms. We are indeed looking for a budget hotel as we are travelling for three weeks to the Netherlands and Italy. Feeding our crew in London wlll be expensive enough! We want to stay somewhere safe and clean

We got a good deal with cancellation so if anyone has any other suggestions that would be great. If was just my husband and myself, this isn't the hotel that we would be choosing. But we are excited to have our first European adventure with our crew!

Shobha

Posted by Kathleen
Camano Island, WA, usa
832 posts

Wikipedia has quite a lot about Farringdon including Tube and Rail connections to London. It seems to be in an area with a lot of new construction and infrastructure improvements in progress but does have shopping malls and restaurants. We bought much of our food at the grocery stores....they have take out and they will microwave food in the deli dept. Pubs are also family friendly. Check some of your own affiliation groups for leads on places to stay: college, military, church, Costco, etc. Sometimes you can negotiate rates at B&Bs depending on time of year.

Posted by Nigel
Northamptonshire, England
19485 posts

Wikipedia ... does have shopping malls and restaurants.

shopping malls in Farringdon?

Posted by Philip
London, United Kingdom
4131 posts

No, I can't think of any shopping malls in Farringdon. The one that got all the press coverage was the New Change mall opposite St Paul's Cathedral, which is a long way away. The closest one would be the Brunswick Centre, but that's more Bloomsbury.