Family trip to London over Christmas – where to stay and tube it in?
Planning to have a few days in London over Christmas/New Year with wife and two teenage sons – just to “do the sights”….
Rather than stay in the centre and pay London hotel prices, I thought we might stay out of town and tube or train it in….
Any odeas on where to stay? We’ll be coming in from the North so M1 or M40…..want to leave the car at the hotel (free parking??) and not be a huge distance out….
Any tips??Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
We stayed at Park Plaza County Hall last summer, which was well positioned and affordable at that time. Dunno what it costs now.
You MUST go and try the best food in London at Maroush Lebanese on Edgeware Road. Here: http://www.maroush.com/restaurants-london
Do NOT stay at a Travelodge.Posted 4 years agokimbersSubscriber
yeah I know its not the greatest (i live there) but the holiday inn has a nice view over the old dock
theres even a travel lodge
Its on the river, kew just over the water, richmond is a bus ride away and waterloo is 25 minutes on the overground
and brentford tandoori is yummy!Posted 4 years agodjgloverMember
I would not stay in any travel lodge in the SE, based on previous experience.. hot, too basic, and full of noisy feckers!
I would however consider a half decent room above a pub within a 25 minute tube ride of the centre.
The Foresters Arms in Ealing is OK for this, and I have used it since I moved out of London. The only critism I had was that the curtains were not lined, other than that it was cheap and cheerful, but with good foodPosted 4 years agoSandwichSubscriber
There was a Premier Inn or Travel Lodge offer of £20 per a night over Christmastime. There is one close to the Heron Tower a short walk from Liverpool Street that will be quiet. (City is like the grave outside trading time).
As a plus there’s a lot of sights that are walkable from there too, so no tube fare to pay.Posted 4 years agogeoffjSubscriber
Premier Inns are nicer, with commensurate prices.
A few of the Travelodges I’ve stayed it over the past few months have been refurbed with bigger comfier beds and brighter decor.
The last one was Vauxhall and was pretty good for central London.
For out of town I tend to use Epsom, but that isn’t really much use if you’re travelling from the north.Posted 4 years ago
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