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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
Im thinking of going London soon never been properly before so want to do all the tourist stuff and go to London eye, big ben, London bridge etc.

I have seen some travelodge to stay at but they either have no parking or you have to pay to park. The room prices are from £19-£35 per night can someone advise me of a good area to stay in and a hotel with free parking.

There will be 2 adults going and it would be for 3 nights.

Im not sure which area's are good and bad in London so any advise would be helpful.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
lol i too would be interested to find out as i was just looking at the travelodges in london:)
#2
may be de vere in watford may be good, they have deals for £22 each from mid march and they have free parking, you can drive down to london after which is about 15/20 mins drive or catch the train/tube from watford station to central london. Not to sure if it will work out much cheaper.
#3
last minute isn't bad for reviews
#4
lilraul
may be de vere in watford may be good, they have deals for £22 each from mid march and they have free parking, you can drive down to london after which is about 15/20 mins drive or catch the train/tube from watford station to central london. Not to sure if it will work out much cheaper.


Wanted to be abit closer to be honest didnt want to spend too much time go to and from the hotel wanted to be able to walk or go on underground but if i cant find anything would consider that.
#5
You'll be struggling to find free parking at any hotel in central London. Some of them charge up to £30 per day for parking, even for guests.
Also, if you are driving in London during the week you will have the congestion charge to pay each day you use your car.

Would it not be possible to get a train?
#6
if going by train/tube you can pick up many London 2for1s :thumbsup:
#7
xxhellyxx
You'll be struggling to find free parking at any hotel in central London. Some of them charge up to £30 per day for parking, even for guests.
Also, if you are driving in London during the week you will have the congestion charge to pay each day you use your car.

Would it not be possible to get a train?


What i was thinking of doing was driving down to London then parking my car in the Hotel car park and while im there just using the underground and busses. I dont mind getting a hotel abit further out aslong as i can get the underground or bus to all the tourist places and attractions.
#8
Disco
if going by train/tube you can pick up many London 2for1s :thumbsup:


Where and how?
#9
zedf
Where and how?


where you coming from (ie: which is ya nearest Train Station) and what do you wanna do/see in London. I can give you 1 hour now (waiting for OH to come for me!) so will have a look into it

Oh, and EXACT DATES please.

Taking the car will almost double the cost of ya mini break as congestion and parking charges are taken into account
#10
#11
I would suggest 'The Original Tour' bus. If you book online in advance you get a discount, or you can use tesco clubcard vouchers to buy them

You can get on + off the bus as many times as you want for 48 hours, plus you get a free thames river cruise. It goes around all of the touristy places in london and buses are at every stop every 20 minutes
#12
The Orginal Tour (TOT) is great, and a good shout kelly_o_fanatic. £22 each (saving £2 each of booking online) takes you around some of the nicest parts of London.

Cominbed with a Thames River Cruise (worth £11.50 each) and/or a London Eye/Madam Tussards that should keep you going. Somewhere (depending on food), there should/will be vouhcers off money off food bill :thumbsup: My motto is: Why pay ful price when you can pay less. (i've done this for the past several years and its worked a treat!)

Are you flexible as to when leave/return home or do you have set dates you wanna travel/stop over. Where are you based?

TOT visits:
Piccadilly Circus/Eros Statue, The National Gallery, Nelson’s Column & Trafalgar Square, St James’s Palace, Ritz Hotel, Hyde Park, Wellington Museum, Speakers’ Corner, Buckingham Palace & the Changing of the Guard, St James’s Park, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben & Parliament, Lambeth Palace, The London Eye (2for1s), London Aquarium, Westminster Pier, Downing Street, Horse Guards’ Parade, St Martin-in-the-Field, Covent Garden, Fleet Street, St Paul’s Cathedral, Bank of England Museum, Monument, London Bridge, Southwark Cathedral, London Dungeon, HMS Belfast, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Shakespeare’s Globe, Tate Modern, Sherlock Holmes Pub
#13
Im from Blackburn in Lancashire the only reason i want to go in car is because i feel comfortable in it rather than going in public transport. I dont mind using public transport when im in London i will leave my car parked in the Hotel car park and use the underground and busses.
In my latest clubcard statement i have got a voucher which is buy one get one free and Madam Tussards so i will be using that. Thats the only offer i have got at the moment.
#14
zedf
Im from Blackburn in Lancashire the only reason i want to go in car is because i feel comfortable in it rather than going in public transport. I dont mind using public transport when im in London i will leave my car parked in the Hotel car park and use the underground and busses.
In my latest clubcard statement i have got a voucher which is buy one get one free and Madam Tussards so i will be using that. Thats the only offer i have got at the moment.


I may have extra TCC voucher.. ill have a look. So asking you if you would use the Train is a NO then as this depends on what/where we loook for vouchers ?

Oh, and DATES please?
#15
Disco
I may have extra TCC voucher.. ill have a look. So asking you if you would use the Train is a NO then as this depends on what/where we loook for vouchers ?

Oh, and DATES please?


Would really want to travel to and from London in a car but when im there i will be using public transport etc.

The dates going will hopefully be around the 10th April for 3 nights.
#16
do you have a overall budget? or even one for the hotel?

If you're into home cooking, get yourself along to Borough Market (the one Masterchef use!)
#17
it would be about £30 per nite like the travelodge rooms
#18
zedf
it would be about £30 per nite like the travelodge rooms


you reckon? please tell me which ones?

Liverpool St = Friday, Sat and Sun Night = Avg £51
Tower Bridge = Friday, Sat and Sun Night = Avg £52
Kings Cross (Handy for trains) = Friday, Sat and Sun Night = Avg £59

You dont get a TL "in" London itself for £30.00 per night - I could post all day hotel deals, but only way you'll save is it you DONT use car as congestion charge per day is £8 per day and there is non car parks in 95% of London TL (nearby NCP ones thou lol)

Going Fri 9th - Sun 11, and coming back Mon 12 is ya best/cheapest best
#19
Hi its dependant on days some days are £19and some days are more heres the link

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/saver_search.php?changeWeek=-1&locpostText=barking

I know about the congestion charge thats why i would want to leave the car in the hotel carpark as it would be cheaper using public transport once in london.

I cant go on the 9th because im working till 10pm then im off untill the 14th April
1 Like #20
You'll be very lucky to find anywhere to park your car in London and leave it there, at a reasonable price. Whatever price you do find it for, remember to add another £16 on to it, for the congestion charge on your way into and out of London!! (assuming you are not arriving or leaving on Sat/Sun).

http://www.247parking.com/
#21
shibi din
You'll be very lucky to find anywhere to park your car in London and leave it there, at a reasonable price. Whatever price you do find it for, remember to add another £16 on to it, for the congestion charge on your way into and out of London!! (assuming you are not arriving or leaving on Sat/Sun).

http://www.247parking.com/


Im looking into going by train instead if thats the case which are would be good to stay in and can someone help me finding some budget hotels like travelodge, premier inn etc.
#22
zedf
Hi its dependant on days some days are £19and some days are more heres the link

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/saver_search.php?changeWeek=-1&locpostText=barking

I know about the congestion charge thats why i would want to leave the car in the hotel carpark as it would be cheaper using public transport once in london.

I cant go on the 9th because im working till 10pm then im off untill the 14th April


so 10 - 13th it is then :thumbsup: ill have a look
#23
Disco
so 10 - 13th it is then :thumbsup: ill have a look


Yea thank you. :thumbsup:
#24
Barking TL (book ASAP)

1st Night: Sat 10th - £39
2nd Night: Sun 11th - £19
3rd (Last) Nite: Mon 12th - £32
Total - £90
(Next Best Price at Barking - £39 x 3 = £117)
Note: There is No on site parking at Barking TL

Tube from TL to London Eye - District Line (34mins). Price £6.30pp (Zones 1-4) for a daycard (with Oyster Card) Zones 1 - 4 should get you where you wanna be over the 3 days

An Oyster Card MAY be cheaper -- will check that out later. Now, tell me what attractions you wanna visit, so I can look for vouchers/discounts
#25
And if you're going to stay in Barking you must be!!!
Only joking.

Seriously, in Barking you won't have to worry about congestion charges. And you'll probably find on-street parking in plenty of places around the hotel, although using the hotel car park would probably be free there I would imagine.

Where is the next best price at £117, disco?
#26
same place mate, Barking. Was suprised to see £90 for 3 nights. worth it if ya just wanna sight-see in London itself :thumbsup:
#27
Disco
Barking TL (book ASAP)

1st Night: Sat 10th - £39
2nd Night: Sun 11th - £19
3rd (Last) Nite: Mon 12th - £32
Total - £90
(Next Best Price at Barking - £39 x 3 = £117)
Note: There is No on site parking at Barking TL

Tube from TL to London Eye - District Line (34mins). Price £6.30pp (Zones 1-4) for a daycard (with Oyster Card) Zones 1 - 4 should get you where you wanna be over the 3 days

An Oyster Card MAY be cheaper -- will check that out later. Now, tell me what attractions you wanna visit, so I can look for vouchers/discounts


Thanx for that im gonna look at the other travelodge close by which do have parking and do my sums because if im going in car need to have parking so i can leave my car there and use the public services of London.

shibi din
And if you're going to stay in Barking you must be!!!
Only joking.

Seriously, in Barking you won't have to worry about congestion charges. And you'll probably find on-street parking in plenty of places around the hotel, although using the hotel car park would probably be free there I would imagine.

Where is the next best price at £117, disco?


Hi thanx dont wanna really leave the car in the street rather have it in the car park. Can you recommend me some better area's then if Barking aint all that lol
#28
zedf
Thanx for that im gonna look at the other travelodge close by which do have parking and do my sums because if im going in car need to have parking so i can leave my car there and use the public services of London.



Hi thanx dont wanna really leave the car in the street rather have it in the car park. Can you recommend me some better area's then if Barking aint all that lol


Barking's fine, honest. I was just having a laugh at the name!! It's like the name Nigel Havers - I always laugh at that. In Scotland "to haver" means to talk a load of rubbish. So Nigel Havers is a really funny name. In the same way, I think Barking is a really funny name for a town.

I'm sure you'll have no problem there. Enjoy your trip to this wonderful city. :thumbsup:
#29
I've stayed at barking, not the best place to stay!

try wembley or park royal....they charge for parking but if you can get a £19 deal then the extra £5 for parking is under your budget.
#30
zedf
it would be about £30 per nite like the travelodge rooms


£30 per night? where? im going to london next weekend and the cheapest hotel i've seen and booked its £75 per night :?
#31
ilovelilac
£30 per night? where? im going to london next weekend and the cheapest hotel i've seen and booked its £75 per night :?


Hi its on the travelodge website but its different prices each day some days £19 some £32 and so on i have searching like mad on the internet and i think the best place you can look is on Hotels.com and they have very good prices on there.

Once you have seen a hotel you are interested in go and check reviews first before booking to make sure it is a good one.

Also if you dont mind me asking how are you going car or train?
#32
zedf
Hi its on the travelodge website but its different prices each day some days £19 some £32 and so on i have searching like mad on the internet and i think the best place you can look is on Hotels.com and they have very good prices on there.

Once you have seen a hotel you are interested in go and check reviews first before booking to make sure it is a good one.

Also if you dont mind me asking how are you going car or train?


taking coach there and train on the way back, my family live in London but im going with OH so we decided to get a hotel cos it'll be more fun cos hes never been to London before. i booked ibis hotel i checked travelodge couldnt find a good price for the location i wanted so i guess depends on location and stuff
#33
ilovelilac
taking coach there and train on the way back, my family live in London but im going with OH so we decided to get a hotel cos it'll be more fun cos hes never been to London before. i booked ibis hotel i checked travelodge couldnt find a good price for the location i wanted so i guess depends on location and stuff


Whereabouts are you staying i have been told to stay in zone 1 or 2 according to the underground i think im going to find somewhere is zone 2 as zone 1 is going to be way to expensive.

How much did it cost at the ibis hotel?
#34
zedf
Whereabouts are you staying i have been told to stay in zone 1 or 2 according to the underground i think im going to find somewhere is zone 2 as zone 1 is going to be way to expensive.

How much did it cost at the ibis hotel?


i'm staying at stratford cos its closer to home plus good links to the west end hotel is £149 for 2 nights, stratford is zone 3 or 2 i think i usually just top my oyster card and get on the bus cant be bothered with underground

maybe plan your journey before you book your hotel so you know where you're going and how long it takes etc http://www.tfl.gov.uk/
#35
Dont mean to hijack this thread OP, but im also planning to go to london and have been looking into this for the past week.

Iv looked into oyster card and have been told thats the best way to pay for travelling. But im not sure how much i would be spending each day travelling from my hotel in kensington to all the tourist attractions. BTW is kensington a good distance or is it too far? I'v had a look and was told its about 30min bus journey to centre

Other things you may want to do is:
Watch a west end show
Visit harrods
Also in the last tesco clubcard statement there were 2for1 tickets for Madame Tussauds and the London Dungeons, so that may save you some cash. EDIT: Just read your earlier post, you already have these.

Also some of the advice from other posters has been helpful to me also, so i will leave Rep when i have read through all.
1 Like #36
s_paul - or indeed anyone else.. give you let me know what attractions you wanna visit, I can have a look or vouchers..

Got 2 vouchers here for Tussards going spare
#37
Disco
s_paul - or indeed anyone else.. give you let me know what attractions you wanna visit, I can have a look or vouchers..

Got 2 vouchers here for Tussards going spare


If your offering i'll accept. How much you want for them?
#38
Disco
s_paul - or indeed anyone else.. give you let me know what attractions you wanna visit, I can have a look or vouchers.


Im okay with the place i want to go.. the only concerns i have are travelling whilst in london, cheap eating out (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) and location of hotel.

Th hotel i have chosen is in Kensington, but before i actually paid i was waiting to hear from someone i know who lives in london to get back to me and tell me whether its a good location to visit London attractions. When i called up they told me it was close, but they would say that. I have used google maps but am still a bit unsure. Basically im looking at three nights of cheap accomodation (premier inn or travel lodge).

Also iv read up plenty on the oyster cards but i juust confuses me. For examples it tells you about different prices for different zones, but how do you know what zones you are in. Also is its better to biy a daily travel pass instead?

I was planning on going for a break in April, but am getting things ready now otherwise i wont have time as i'l be working constant up untill my time off then.
1 Like #39
s_paul
Im okay with the place i want to go.. the only concerns i have are travelling whilst in london, cheap eating out (breakfast, lunch and evening meal) and location of hotel.

Th hotel i have chosen is in Kensington, but before i actually paid i was waiting to hear from someone i know who lives in london to get back to me and tell me whether its a good location to visit London attractions. When i called up they told me it was close, but they would say that. I have used google maps but am still a bit unsure. Basically im looking at three nights of cheap accomodation (premier inn or travel lodge).

Also iv read up plenty on the oyster cards but i juust confuses me. For examples it tells you about different prices for different zones, but how do you know what zones you are in. Also is its better to biy a daily travel pass instead?

I was planning on going for a break in April, but am getting things ready now otherwise i wont have time as i'l be working constant up untill my time off then.


http://www.tfl.gov.uk/ you check the different zones on that website on the journey planner kensington is deffo zone 1
#40
so i take it that kensington is good?

P.S. Thnx Lilac - REP left :)

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