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hotel choices in london

I am traveling to London next month and reserved 2 choices The Mandeville hotel in Marylebone or Comfort Inn 2-5 st. chads st kings cr. Which would be better for attractions ,cleanliness, safety. We are there 3 days arriving by chunnal from Paris and departing early am from gatewick aport back to US

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Also recommend that you check tripadvisor for reviews.

Kings Cross would be more convenient for Eurostar and for the tube (it is on a number of lines including Piccadilly). It is not my favorite neighborhood in London, but it is convenient.

The Mandeville is in a very interesting neighborhood. There are lots of great little restaurants and shops along Marylebone-High Street. It is quite close to the Wallace museum. The pub on the corner of Wigmore and St Christophers called the Pontefract Castle which has a nice selection of beers on tap.

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We will be traveling to London in October for the first time. We will only be in London for 4 days so want to stay close to all of the main attraction. Example, Westminster Abbey, London Eye, Tower of London, British Museum etc. Does anyone recommend Westminster over Victoria or some other area?

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We like the Victoria Thistle (name may now be Grosovenor). It is right inside Victoria Station. Very convienent to trains and Tube, and buses. You can walk to Buckinham, and from there up Pall Mall to Wesminster, or take the Tube quickly to any of the main sites.

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You might check into hotels in Russell Square or otherwise near the British Museum. I stayed there last year and thought it was perfect. I was able to literally walk to the Eurostar in 10 minutes but the area was really nice. If you stay on the other side of the train station it is bad though.

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Cindy: Theres really no need to stay in the center of town. I stay in Earls Court and the Kensington areas, south west-ish. Mostly residential and very quiet.
Only a few stops from Victoria on the tube, 15 minutes or so max.

The further you are out from the center of town, the quieter and less expensive it is to stay. London really isnt all that huge.