Accomodations for 6 in London?

Old Jan 25th, 2013, 11:42 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 48
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Accomodations for 6 in London?

Looking for suggestions on hotels/inns or maybe an apartment to rent in London. Will be traveling with family of 6 (5 adults & 1 16 yr old).

London itinerary pretty standard...first time visitors:

- Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye
- Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Crown Jewels, Beefeater Tour
- Royal Mews, Kensington Gardens
- Day trip to Stonehenge

Flying into Heathrow. Wondering what area would be best to look for accommodations.

Thank you in advance for your input!
DMuller is offline  
Old Jan 25th, 2013, 12:03 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We really need to know your budget to make recos.

Also - not sure who your party is made up of - will 2 triple rooms work? Or do you need another configuration?
nytraveler is offline  
Old Jan 25th, 2013, 04:15 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 67,402
Likes: 0
Received 50 Likes on 7 Posts
Yes - Budget and bed configuration and then we can make useful suggestions. Also - when/how many days?
janisj is online now  
Old Jan 27th, 2013, 10:26 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 48
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
End of June/beginning of July

Would like to stay under $400 per night

5 people; possibly a 6th person

Me, my husband and our 3 kids (21, 18, 15) 6th person may come (son's GF)

Not sure how many nights, probably 4 or 5

Thanks for your help!
DMuller is offline  
Old Jan 27th, 2013, 11:39 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 10,313
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
What configuration of beds/bedrooms do you need?
jamikins is offline  
Old Jan 27th, 2013, 11:52 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,289
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We stayed here with 6 (2 grands, 2 adults, 2 kids). Might be a touch cozy with 6 adults (and would require some bed sharing). Nothing fancy, but very functional and we liked the location. Well under your budget. Looks like they have availability starting early July but not late June.

http://www.vrbo.com/323395

I'm sure there are other options around that the more experienced can recommend. We loved having a flat/apartment.

Trip report:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...andparents.cfm
indy_dad is offline  
Old Jan 28th, 2013, 05:32 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 48
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks indy_dad...great trip report!

Configuration:

1 bed: husband & wife
1 bed: 2 brothers
1 bed: 2 sisters

What area/areas would be good to stay in for the most convenient access to the sites I mentioned?
DMuller is offline  
Old Jan 28th, 2013, 08:25 AM
  #8  
jgg
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 2,683
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Things are fairly spread out in London, so as long as you are located near a tube stop you should be fine. I would highly recommend you stay in an apt. I think it will be more fun for you all to be in the same space together. I would get a good map, I like the Streetwise maps, and see exactly where the apt is located and proximity to a tube stop.

There were six of us, and we stayed in an apt in Belgravia/Knightsbridge (I just looked and, unfortunately, it appears to only be for long-term rent now). But we did really like the neighborhood, well located and very nice. We booked this apt through Great Trips Unlimited, but I have used VRBO.com several times for other trips.

Our kids were younger when we did this trip, but they are now closer to your kid's age and I know they would love to go back to London - you will have a fabulous trip!

In case you are interested, here is a link to my trip report with pictures:
http://www.fromhometoroam.com/2012/05/london/
jgg is offline  
Old Jan 28th, 2013, 08:27 AM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,561
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Must you stay in the same apartment? There are plenty of rental agencies that specialize in tourist rentals and many have more than one flat in the same building.
BigRuss is offline  
Old Jan 28th, 2013, 10:48 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 57,890
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you want a hotel you would need 2 rooms - either a double and a quad or two triples. $400 per night for these two rooms is not a very large budget.

You may e able to find an apartment that will sleep 6 - but you will have to look carefully at the bed configuration and you may only get one bath (IMHO not a great idea).

You may find a place that has two apts - perhaps a one-bedroom and a studio - for your budget. But I would start searching now.

We always stay in a very central area but I don;t think your budget will cover that. Look at South Kensington, which is near some Museums and not too far from other sights by tube - and seem to have a lot of rentals. But look carefully at how close the apts are to a tube station.
nytraveler is offline  
Old Apr 8th, 2013, 04:57 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 200
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have just recommended Waterloo Travelodge for Britcher. It may work for your family. Family rooms have a queen bed and extra single. We stayed for 4 nights. Great price, location, comfortable, clean, quiet. Three of us stayed for less than AUD$200 for 4 nights! Would stay there again definitely.
SusannahT is offline  
Old Apr 8th, 2013, 07:06 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 67,402
Likes: 0
Received 50 Likes on 7 Posts
SusannahT: The OP hasn't been around for a couple of months - the thread was topped by an advertiser
janisj is online now  
Old Apr 8th, 2013, 07:18 PM
  #13  
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 200
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks Janisj - didn't look at the dates carefully!
SusannahT is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Dizzsunshine
Europe
40
Nov 18th, 2016 01:31 AM
mominthepark
Europe
13
Dec 12th, 2015 05:30 PM
igorek
Europe
16
Aug 11th, 2008 06:15 PM
rkyracr
Europe
4
Mar 8th, 2006 11:09 AM
TravelforLife
Europe
7
Jun 23rd, 2003 10:14 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:14 PM.