Areas to stay in London

Jul 14th, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Areas to stay in London

We have not been to London in many years so unfamiliar with city. We want to stay in a place centrally located....possibly Knightsbridge? Any other suggestions?
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Jul 14th, 2011, 11:08 PM
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There's no such thing as "centrally located" in London. A lot depends on where you want to go.

But good general areas are Earls Court, South Kensington, Victoria or Bloomsbury as all of them have excellent transport links.
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Jul 15th, 2011, 01:04 AM
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South Kensington is my favorite. It is right next to Knightsbridge and within walking distance of V&A, Natural History museum and Harrod and also King;s Rd.Also many transportation options.

I find Earl's Court tacky.
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Jul 15th, 2011, 03:22 AM
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The only thing around Oxford Circus are shops
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Jul 15th, 2011, 05:40 AM
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Has anyone used or to rent a flat when staying in London. Their prices are considerably lower. We found a place on #15 De Vere Gardens,
> Kensington - just wondering what we might be getting ourselves into.
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Jul 15th, 2011, 08:37 AM
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I'd never EVER use craigslist (EVER and haven't heard of vacationplus (which doesn't mean much one way or the other).

If you want to go that way -- vrbo or homelidays at least have some sort of insurance that the properties actually exist.
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Jul 15th, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Oh - just noticed dobsonde isn't the OP.

Dobsonde: Your question is completely different than wordsmith's. It would be better to start your own thread instead of us highjacking wordsmith's.

Wordsmith: Knightsbridge is 'central' - but so are many other neighborhoods. Mostly depends on the sort of vibe you want, and your budget. Knightsbridge tends to have high to very high end accommodations.
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