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Near British Museum

We are going to be in London in early December and are looking for a place near the Russell Square tube station or the British Museum. Any thoughts?



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I stayed at the Astor Museum Inn Hostel. It was basic and fairly inexpensive. It was right across the street from the british museum. This hostel was in a wonderful location and very convenient.

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Here are two recommendations from the Lonely Planet London guidebook:

The Arran House Hotel ( is a B&B that has standard rooms and dorm-type rooms at hostel-like prices. Everyone gets the full English breakfast.

The Arofsa Hotel ( B&B has standard rooms that are a bit cheaper.

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There is relevant info under "Sticker Shock in London" (to the North). Lodging between King's Cross and the British Museum is mentioned there.

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I have a dated suggestion that might be of value. In June of 2003 I was in London for a few days. I stayed at the Penn Club 21-23 Bedford Place. The street is the next block over from the British Museum. Bedford Place runs into Russell Square. The Penn Club is 45 room B&B. They served a good breakfast. The website is . The Club is four floors with out elevators. I stayed in the budget single which costs L 53 now, the double is now L 86 , My accomodations were spartan but clean. It is also a short walk from Euston, King's Cross, and St Pancras stations. On the web site they mention choosing not to have TV's in the rooms. They are Quaker affliated. I would love to get back to London, so in August I was scanning B&B lists via Google and could not the Penn Club. I had to google the it directly to find it. I hope you enjoy your trip.

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We've stayed at the Jenkins Hotel several times, and quite enjoy their hospitality and comfort. It was featured in a Poireau Agatha Christie movie series many years ago. It's small (21 (?) rooms), but clean, no lift, and very comfortable. Close to the tube, train, restaurants, etc.

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i've stayed in a number of B&Bs between russell square and holborn (another tube stop less than 1/3 mile walk), and while none of them could be confused with the waldorf, most are warm and friendly, and had vacancies available off-season. i found two of them by simply walking through the front door and asking for availability (once in december, once in january)..

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St. Margaret hotel bedford place will be an excellent (67L) budget choice i know not so cheap but excellent place this a personnel reccomendation not from a book but in many

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Look at Cartwright Gardens [Google search will turn it up } , there are about 6 hotels all in a row. A great fish and chips place and a good Indian restaurant are just across the street and grocery stores and other small restaurants are on Marchmont street. British Museum and Russell Square Tube are all right there.


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Our favorite hotel, Harrington Hotel, is in Cartwight gardens. Loved the Indian and seafood place. Good pub on the corner. Harringtons is a small family run hotel.

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