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Stay in London

We just booked our airfare for a trip to London in June. Can anyone recommend some nice, not too expensive hotels?

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Sorry, Tina, that question is a bit broad. What is "nice" to you? What is "not too expensive" to you? Everybody has different answers. Remember that the less you spend the less you get, generally. Where is the crossover point for you? Where in London do you want to be? Greater London is about 25 miles across - central London is about 5. There is a huge number of places within - from hostels and guest lodgings to anything you can imagine. Which places in the Rick Steves London guidebook attracted you?

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IT's a BIG city. Get a guidebook and so some preliminary research. What part of the city sounds good to you? I like South Kensington, but.. other's don't like it all. Then we need soem ideas on what you like and what you want to pay. London is just expensive... so "not too expensive" is relative. My Uncle for example thinks the MayFair is good deal.. it's only around 500 pounds a night :) For me that's 3 nights at a hotel! London is also NOT a bad city for Priceline and Hotwire depending on how many of you there are.

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We have stayed at the Crowne Plaza South Kensington three years in a row. It is located in a great area. It is also directly across the street form the Gloucester tube station. It is one tube stop away from Harrod's, another recommended stop for eating. The Crowne Plaza is part of the Priority Club (Holiday Inn, Intercontinetal hotels, etc.) You earn Priority Club points for future stays at hotels all over the world. It is a lovely hotel in a most desirable area of London. We were able to be picked up for some of our Gray Line day tours, right across the street also. Otherwise we took the tube to particular train stations and met our tours there. You can walk to Kensington Garden's/Hyde Park from the hotel also.