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hotelsl -kings cross vs nottingham area

Hi, Am going to London in 2 weeks and not sure which area of london to stay in. Found a hotel for E 52/day in kings cross area and a E62/day in the nottingham area. Sounds like kings cross is farther away from the tourist area but I am not really sure, is it in walking distance. Does anyone have any suggestions. Tried to stay near Victoria Station, but the hotesl/B&B's were more expensive. Just don't want to be so far away from tourist things and spend too much time travelling in a taxi or the tube. thanks sandi

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Hi there.Your post had me scratching my head for a while. Nottingham is 140 miles north of london, course just realised should be Notting Hill.You could also try travelodge. You have time to get advance rooms. I see a ensuite double for £15 on the 3rd June and £26 for the next couple of nights.Granted you may be 4/5 miles from the heart of the city, but you could throw in a off peak travel card and still be "in pocket" Enjoy your trip.

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You'll be riding the Tube anyways to get around, so I wouldn't worry too much about that. What I would worry about is the price of those hotels. They sound awfully cheap for London. Check out tripadvisor.com to see what other people say about them.

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Another useful site , booking.com
Also the formule1 hotel goup

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Hi Sandi

I really hope you mean Notting Hill and not Nottingham ( my home town ) The Kings Cross area is really Bloomsbury and you will be about 15 minutes walk away from the West End and all the big attractions. Notting Hill is a very bohemian sector with it's own charm, like Portabello Road. It's only a short tube ride away from the West End. Nottingham has some great pubs and a rip-off tourist trap dedicated to Robin Hood ( avoid ! ). My personal choice would be to stay in Bloomsbury but if it's a hotel on Tavistock Place Bloomsbury go to Notting Hill instead. There isn't a Hotel on Tavistock Place that isn't a rat hole.