Affordable lodging in Paris and London

I have a two week vacation planned at the end of July and am looking for affordable lodging in both Paris and greater London. Any suggestions would be welcome. I would also be interested in travel companions. Warning - I am a writer so I like to sit and watch people and experience places more than I like to shop. Thanks Nikki

Posted by Sarah
Chicago (formerly St. Louis), IL, USA
1311 posts

Hi Nikki. You may want to post the lodging part of your question in the appropriate forums here - more people will see them and answer. What's "affordable"? What's your budget? I can recommend the Hotel Cluny Sorbonne in Paris. We paid about 100 euros a night for a room for 2 people. In London I stayed at Vancouver Studios, which have kitchenettes in their rooms, and paid 75 pounds per night for a single room.