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Which neighborhood is best to stay in London?

We are going a few days before our RS tour begins, any suggestions? Also any suggestions for accomodations?

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We did the RS London Tour and stayed in Belgravia at the same hotel the tour-the Lime Tree. It was great, but it is expensive and if there are RS tours booked back to back, you might not be able to get a room there.

I would recommend this neighborhood because it is close to Victoria Station from where you can go anywhere. RS book has several other recommended places in the area as well.

Have a great trip!

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( why did I ever sell my flat in Blomsbury - Sobs )

I wish I'd never left the place

Posted by
55 posts

I agree with Bloomsbury. Check out the Harlingford ,the Jenkins and St. Margaret's as places to stay . North Sea Fish Restaurant is great for Fish and Chips and the area has lots of inexpensive Indian food. Russell Square Tube is on the Piccadilly and right there.You have the British Museum within a 5 minute walk. Russell Square [with a small cafe],Bedford Square and Tavistock Square are good for a little sit-down. The Montague Hotel serves Afternoon Tea . Add to that lots of pubs [the Museum Tavern,the Lamb,the Norfolk Arms ] and book stores and I really can't think of a better home in London.

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Always stay in the Victoria Station area -- very convenient and generally reasonable -- for London.

Posted by
359 posts

Victoria Stn's my preference as well. Agree w/Angela but found Lime Tree, last year, just OK. Try the other side of the Victoria Train tracks in Belgrave Road area; Luna&Simone (we're booked Apr), Cherry Court (cheaper), and many others (check Rick's suggestions and scour Trip Advisor for reviews.

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The Kensington area is the best IMO. Very close to Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, History Museum, etc. For accomodations I would reccomend Meininger Hostel. You can get shared rooms or private rooms and they have a free breakfast in the morning.

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We always stay in the South Kensington area and love it--safe for walking at night. Some posters mentioned the Limetree as a place to stay. There are two with Limetree in the name and one is very nice and the other one gets bad reviews so be careful with booking a room. I think the nicer one has only six rooms.

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I go to a play every night , which makes bloomsbury a great location for me several tube and bus routes . At night a longer ride with a connection not so fun . FYI St. Margarets hotel mentioned by some one else Is moving ??? (as per web site) what ever that means ( all time favorite location ) Just figure double US for many things Sorry