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One night London accommodations

Two ladies traveling to England in the spring, looking for an affordable B&B. We'll be visiting Hyde Park and Westminster Abbey, possibly the British museum, so something in that area would be lovely, but anything close to a Tube station would be fine. I'm a little overwhelmed by all the hotels in London and would like to stay in a smaller, family-owned sort of bed and breakfast. Also hoping to find something that isn't more than $150/night, if that's possible. Any suggestions?

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Have a look at the Ridgemount Hotel on Gower Street. Close to British Museum, tube and buses. It is not a B&B but it is small and friendly, with a nice breakfast. The morning we left the manager ushered us into our taxi and bid us goodbye.

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Norma: This looks like a nice hotel with a good location. Something for me to check into if I go back to London. Going this year again, went last year and know already I want to go again after this year! I stayed at the London House hotel and staying there again, which seems to be similar but it is in Bayswater and in walking distance of Kensington Palace with two tube stations near the hotel and loads of restaurants and shops.

But the hotel Norma stayed at is right near the British Museum so that may be the best bet for what you are looking for.

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I’ve stayed at the Ridgemount on three different visits to London, once when I was traveling by myself. The Rees family are excellent hosts and all the times we/I stayed there prices were quite reasonable. A room on the back side of the hotel is quieter than one facing Gower Street; bring earplugs just in case because Gower is a busy street.

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Another thing about the Ridgemount is that it is located close to and on the same street as the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Sometimes they allow visitors to watch rehearsals. We inquired when we were there but had no luck.

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We always stay at the Lina Simone in the Victoria station area for many reasons, but mostly because it’s a really quaint, clean, and affordable family run hotel. The twin brothers run the breakfast room while son Mark runs the desk. It’s a short walk to either Pimlico or Victoria tube station. The number 24 bus stop is right outside the front door. If the other places don’t work out, you may want to email Mark to get a good rate.