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Looking for mod priced London hotel

Looking for moderate priced hotel in location central to sites like, West End, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben tower. Or are these sites too spread out for walking?Thanks

Posted by
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I've been staying in the Bayswater/Kensington Palace for the last 20 years or so. Many of the properties are houses that have been linked together--and many are sub-par. But still it's the yuppie place to be, and accommodations in the area are downright expensive. But 2 Tube lines run close by, and it's easy to get anywhere in town.

I suggest going to Google Maps and signing into where you think you'd like to stay. Then click on Hotels at the top and little icons will appear. It's a great place to find hotels and places to stay where you think you'd like to be.

Another way to find places to stay is by going to the library and check out travel books.

Posted by
23473 posts

We frequently use Best Western Victoria Station. It is handy to Victoria Station, the tube and a couple of great pubs in the area. The annex is a little cheaper but it is very nice. In fact this was the hotel when I found a 50 pound note in the safe under the mat.

Posted by
6824 posts

From Big Ben/Parliament to Buckingham Palace is a mile and easy to walk. To Leceister Square it’s .8 miles and Covent Garden .9 miles. Much of central London is more walkable than many people realize. Walkable means different things to different people, but for us, once in central London we tend to walk to most places. If the tube happens to be on strike when you’re there, staying closer in to where the main sights are would be easier for getting around. We prefer to stay by the Gloucester tube station, serviced by 3 tube lines, and where there are plenty of hotels in different price ranges.

Posted by
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There have been several other forum questions on London hotels within the past weeks, maybe look at the replies for those ... I know I replied to look into hub by Premier Inn ... small no frills rooms but if you don't need the big, fancy hotels with their spectacular lobby, the price is right for London ... have never stayed there but others have and the consensus seems to be they are a good budget choice, with locations right in the middle of the action

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16938 posts

We rent apartments in London, but a lot of people like the Premier Inn chain for moderately-priced hotels. The County Hall Premier Inn location would be good for you—just across the Thames from the Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and the Parliament Buildings. It makes for a beautiful view from the hotel area.

To reach Buckingham Palace from the hotel. Cross the Westminster Bridge and make your way to St. James Park (it’s close). Walk through the park however you like, aiming for the NW corner where The Mall meets the Buckingham Palace grounds.

For the West End/Theatre District, instead of walking through St. James Park, you would walk north along Whitehall, or the quieter Horseguards Road closer to the park, to Trafalgar Square and on from there, or take one of the numerous buses that runs that way from the Westminster Abbey area, such as the 24. See the schematic map of main bus routes here:

Posted by
8886 posts

What do you consider “ mod priced “ for one of the most expensive city on the planet.

When are you going!

Are you a walker or will public transport be your means of sightseeing?

As other have suggested the Premier Inn chain is well reviewed.

Big Ben tower is called Elizabeth’s Tower.