My husband and I just booked our flights to London for February 2016. We'll be leaving our 3.5-year-old daughter with my in-laws, so this will be our first kid-free vacation since becoming parents. Rick's London book is on the way from Amazon, but I wanted to solicit opinions on what neighborhoods and hotels we should target for our stay.
A little about us and what we're looking for:
We're in our late 30's and from Seattle.
Food-wise, our preference leans towards small, ethnic restaurants. (We love Indian food.) We do plan to eat at English pubs and enjoy a pint a few times on our trip, though.
I've been to London once--15 years ago. I was single and traveled with another single girlfriend. We stayed in Earl's Court and quite liked the area for its restaurants and close proximity to a tube station. I'd definitely be open to staying there again, but am open to other suggestions. My husband has never been to London.
We'll be staying for one week. We've had a few bad experiences with renting apartments on previous trips and would prefer a hotel/B&B over an apartment rental.
We'd like something close to a tube station.
Ideally, we prefer smaller boutique hotels or B&B's.
If possible, I'd like to keep the cost to $100-$150 USD per night.
My main interests (besides visiting the usual tourist sites): Theatre and (garment) sewing. I want to definitely check out the fabric shops on Goldhawk Rd, among others, definitely visit the V&A, and I'd like to make it to the theatre once or twice on our trip.
Husband's main interests: English Football. He's a huge Tottenham Hotspur supporter, and our goal for this trip is to get him to a match at White Hart Lane. We know that we don't want to stay in the area around WHL, though.