Places to Stay in London

Nov 2nd, 2010, 12:30 PM
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Kensington and Bloomsbury would be nice areas. British Museum nearby might interest the young one.
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Nov 5th, 2010, 08:19 PM
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so, I am debating whether to go or not. the accommodation costs are quite high. summer 2012 seems out of the question due to the Olympics. 2013 and beyond is a long time away. I have always wanted to see London, but, perhaps, it just has to wait.
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Nov 5th, 2010, 08:59 PM
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Why so down?? I am totally confused -- you mentioned your budget is $1000-ish a week.

The places I linked in St Katharine's Marina costs $1084 at today's exchange rate. That is very close to your budget for a large 1bdrm sleeping 4 comfortably.

And vrbo has lots of properties in that general price range: runs approx $1160 -- $1190 -- $1050 - only $1060 for 2 bedrooms

Or the famous "Mary Poppins' flat that a few Fodorites have rented at only $890 (cheap because it is 5 flights up w/o a lift but it has AMAZING views)

This was after a 5 minute cursory search.

And several of these may charge less since you want to rent for 2 weeks.

Stay away from the expensive agencies like London Perfect and you should be able to find something.
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Nov 6th, 2010, 03:50 AM
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I am so tempted to plan a trip to London and stay at one of these charming places. Its been over 10 years since I've been to England so its about time for a return visit. As it turns out, my trip to British Columbia doesn't seem as likely this year despite having the miles to fly there. A trip to London might be more doable. Janis, you provided some great information for rentals. I hope people recognize all the effort that you put into gathering these links. Have you every thought of leading a tour group to England? I am sure that there would be many interested? It could be quite lucrative for you and something that you would enjoy since you have such a passion for travel and a desire to help others. Thank you for these links. I am there next summer!
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Nov 9th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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@janisj, thank you for all the links! I think I just have too much going on right now. I started a new job and I am planning a trip in December already. I may need to put London on hold still. I am also afraid that I will fall hopelessly in love with it. I am already pining for so many places in Europe.
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Nov 9th, 2010, 02:50 PM
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RainyDay: Just put London on the back burner and concentrate on the other more pressing "stuff". Then when things settle down you can start over w/ a clear head. These threads will still be here so you won't have to re-invent the wheel

And what the heck is wrong w/ falling in love w/ London??
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Nov 9th, 2010, 03:39 PM
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You WILL fall hopelessly in love with it. I did.
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Nov 23rd, 2010, 03:55 PM
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Rather than deal with July tourism, we booked a trip to London between Christmas and New Year. So I am researching what to do in December-January in London. I will probably start a new thread but if you have any advice, please do not hold back. We will probably aim to see the main attractions: Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, both Tate museums, British Museum, etc.
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Nov 23rd, 2010, 04:01 PM
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By the way, I followed the advice of people on this forum and booked a hotel through Priceline. It is in Docklands, which is not an ideal location, but the price is right - $90/night.
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Dec 3rd, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Wow, I think you should have followed one of janisj's recommendations. I've stayed at that 'Mary Poppins' flat and it does indeed have awesome vews which make the big stair climb worth it!

Oops, I just checked the calendar and it's all booked up well in advance so you might not have been able to book it anyway. I'd probably have tried to book it myself if it was available.

Janisj- when my plans become more solid I'll be seeking your great advice! I'm going to check out the other links that you posted, thanks!
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Dec 5th, 2010, 03:04 AM
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Hi RainyDay, that's a good price, but do you want to stay in the Docklands between Christmas and New Year? Lots of offices, it will be very quiet in the evening. That's why the price is so good; there are no business travellers at that time.
London between Christmas and New Year is at least as busy with tourists as July is.
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Jan 2nd, 2011, 09:55 AM
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Docklands wasn't bad. It was a bit far but the reliable DLR was there, unlike some of the tube lines. Cheers!
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