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London hotels and proximity to attractions

I have narrowed my London hotel choices for a July trip down to either a more expensive one near the London Eye (close to Westminster Bridge, etc) or one, more reasonably priced, near St. Pancras station about 2 miles north of the British Museum. This would make about a three mile or greater trip to many of the attractions (Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, etc) Is London easy to get around making 3-5 mile trip not a big deal or will the travel time/hassel required make staying closer in to the major attractions worth the extra cost? Thank you!

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Linda, you are refering to the County Hall Premier Inn near Westminster Bridge -- not the expensive Marriot next to in the same building, correct?
If so, I've stayed there 2 times and thought it was a fabulous location. From there I walked to Parliament, Westminster Abby, Buckingham Palace, Whitehall, Trafalgar Sq., Covent Garden --and of course the London Eye. It's a good location for catching the hop on hop off bus also. Only draw back is there are not a lot of restaurants close by, but there are some right across the street for getting decent snacks & takeout (at least there were a few years ago)
I admit that I am not familiar with the St. Pancras area, and have not taken the tube in London extensively at all. But I do know Westminster -- I'd stay there again.

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I totally agree with Kent. Save your money. London is extremely easy to get around using the tube. For me, using the tube is part of the great London experience! I would definately choose price over location for London.

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359 posts

Linda; I like the Victoria/Pimlico/Belgrave area because of walking proximity to sights/tube lines. Regardless, with the underground, a few miles more-or-less makes no difference -you'll be whisked away and at your destination in mere minutes. Have a look at the Luna-Simone Hotel or the Lime Tree Hotel on Trip Advisor for prices and compare to your choices.

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If you're on a budget the small hotels opposite St Pancras Station offer the best value in London in budget hotels about 65 GBP per night.

You'll pay a lot more for the same standard around Victoria for being 5 minutes closer to Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and the London Eye.
St Pancras is about the same distance to most other places and closer to the British Museum, St Paul's and Tower of London than Victoria.