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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LONDON
Getting Around London
Undoubtedly the best way to get around London is 'the tube'!
You can get all the way from Heathrow Airport into central London on only one tube line (the Piccadilly) in under 1 hour.
The tube is laid out in 'zones' and runs from zone 1 (central London) to zone 9 - as a visitor you probably won't go beyond zone 2.
London Transport (TFL) is completely contactless, meaning you simply tap your contactless bank card to enter and exit each tube station or take a bus. TFL also has daily & weekly spending caps to save you money!
Uber is a great alternative to public transport, however traffic can get heavy at peak times and it might take you longer to travel.
When should I visit?
London is good to visit most of the year - perhaps with the except of January to March as the days are short, the night is long, the temperature is low and there's not a whole lot going on.
The summer months of May to September are usually warm and sunny and pop up bars and food stalls open all over the city which are great fun!
November and December are great months to visit London to enjoy the endless Christmas markets, Christmas lights, shows and an all over magical Christmas feel!
Where to stay in London
This question could have a million answers, but I think there is one stand out area that most people are just guaranteed to love and is well positioned - Covent Garden!
Covent Garden is probably the best located area for seeing all of the tourist must-do's as well as getting a very 'London' experience.
From here you have easy access to the Circle, District, Northern, Piccadilly and Bakerloo tube lines which will get you just about anywhere you need to go!
Covent Garden is full of accommodation options with a high number of AirBnB's as well as hotels available.
If you're looking for something a little luxurious and typically English for your stay then we can recommend the Waldorf Hotel (starting at £325 per night) or if you're going really fancy then check out The Savoy Hotel. Rates start around £600 per night here!
For something a little more modern the ME Hotel is a great option, boasting one of the best rooftops (Radio Rooftop) as well as an STK on the ground floor. ME rooms range from £275 all the way up to £2,500 a night.
If you're looking at a budget option then we recommend one of the many Z Hotel's (not just in this area, all over the city). Z Hotels are around £85 per night for a room - although it won't have a window and will be rather small! Not recommended for stays of more than 2 nights.
The Premier Inn is another budget option around the city with some pretty great locations, however these are also close to £100 per night.
London does have a few hostels including a Selina in Camden and a Generator near to Kings Cross St Pancras however they are not standard hostel pricing - expect to pay a lot!
Wherever you choose to stay, bare in mind that London accommodation is expensive.
If you're staying for a week then an AirBnB is likely your best option and will cost £800 - £1,200 for a 1 week stay in a 1 bedroom flat.
STAY AT OUR AIRBNB IN COVENT GARDEN!
Check out our amazing 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom AirBnB in central London!
Benefits of our space:
- 4 minute walk from Trafalgar Square
- 20 minute walk from Buckingham Palace
- 1 minute walk from Embankment tube station and Charing Cross tube & overground stations
- Super fast WiFi
- 5 minute walk from the Covent Garden Piazza
- In the heart of Theatreland
If you're interested in staying at our little oasis in the heart of London then please send us a message rather than booking through AirBnB so we can offer you a direct exclusive price!
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