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What else should I know about Priceline bidding for London?

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Below is my collection of Priceline advice for London, gleaned from this and other websites. Some of you will recognize advice you've given on past threads. :)

I've used the "Name Your Own Price" feature on Priceline a number of times,utilizing betterbidding.com and biddingfortravel.com rebid strategies. I use Priceline as a way to upgrade to better accommodations rather than as a way to find super cheap lodging.

I will be in London solo in September and will try to stay in the $180-220 price range before taxes. I want to be fairly central and close to tourist sites. I am not looking for nightlife. I haven't been to London since a weeklong pubcrawl almost 30 years ago when I was 20.

What else should I know regarding Priceline and London?
Ann Marie
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Priceline bidding advice
Don’t go by zone names which can mislead. Study the Priceline map. Check star levels currently available in each area by clicking the box to the left of the map for each individual zone.

Best zones
5 Kensingyon/Earl’s Court- Includes South Kensington- fairly safe bidding zone- risk of getting Olympia Hilton, but a decent hotel.
8 Mayfair/Soho- Pricey, difficult to get reasonable rate
11 The City and London Bridge- Close to a number of tourist attractions in London (St Paul's, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Tate Modern) but can be quiet evenings/weekends as most of the businesses in the area cater to the people who work there. Convenient for the Central and District / Circle lines.

OK zone
1 Bloomsbury/Marble Arch- Some of the hotels near Kings Cross aren’t good but any win would be central.

Avoid
9 Notting Hill/Bayswater- Most wins in Paddington/Queensway
13 Westminster- formerly best zone for location/price- now incudes hotels across river in Vauxhall.

Never bid
2 Chelsea/Knightsbridge- Includes Fulham & Chelsea Harbor. No tube service there, far from most sites.
7 London Docklands/Canary Wharf- Far out, great for businessmen, not for tourists.
10 Northern Regents Park- Possible win Marriott Regents Park (4*) which is far out.

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