Hello! I'm planning to spend approx. 45 days in London this summer. Does anyone have a recommendation for a locator service, bed & breakfast, or additional idea for long-term lodging? I'm certainly open to cities up to an hour from central London. Thanks in advance!
A friend of mine negotiated a monthly price at a private bed & breakfast...taking the "least" room off the kitchen and offering to do light chores such as setting the breakfast table; etc. She really enjoyed her time there and almost "became one of the family". Maybe someone else can reccomend a family that would be interested. Another idea is University housing that might have space available for visitors in the Summer.
Check school of economics summer housing in London but do not delay as they get filled quickly. You might also ck Garden Court Hotel nr Kensington Gardens walk everywhere in a great area. perhap you could negotiate a long term rate there it is like a large B&B.
Use airbnb.com. You can negotiate your length of stay. Great places in London.
Simply remember to find a place with in Travel Zones 1 & 2 to keep your transportation costs down. Then again since you are willing to stay an hour's time outside London proper look at everything.
I used At Home in London for a short stay while I was in London. However, they do have several properties that have weekly rates.
Have you thought about home exchanging? We are exchanging with two different families in Europe this summer...3 weeks in Switzerland and 3 weeks in London. We use homeexchange.com and this will be the 8th and 9th trades we have done. It's so nice to live in a home, live like a local, and really get to know the culture by living in it!
I am staying at an apartment I found on airbnb now. If you look early there are lots of great deals and you can likely work with the host on the price.
I think the earlier poster mean the London School of Economics that has dorm rooms available for little cost. Check it out--they have multiple buildings across London.