(Closed) London!

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It depends on how much you are willing to spend. The last time we stayed we stayed near Russell square, really nice area and hotel (about $150, nice but small rooms). We found it to be v central. We barely got public transport at all,which was the aim. To be able to wander thestreets makes London seem a lot nicer (hate the tube!) so I would definitely recommend somewhere central, near Kensington, Camden, Mayfair Etc but you will pay for it. We booked a secret hotel on lastminute.com. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

PP, Russel Square?  That is where I stayed and I loved the walking.  I had a touristy double decker bus pass and used that as my transportation on day 2.  By day 3 I walked around everywhere and then it was time to move on to Paris by day 4 :(.  On day 1 I was too tired and jet lagged to do anything except sleep in.  BUT IT WAS AN AMAZING TRIP.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Agree with PP plus anywhere near marylebone, bayswater, marble arch, those areas around them will be quite nice…. And super expensive! 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We stayed at the H10 London Waterloo, and while we booked it in a package, it was pretty reasonable, included breakfast and was really close to the tube. 

My favourite things in London – St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

Hi! I’ve been living in London for the past 12 years so hopefully I can help 🙂 

I would definitely stay as central as you can afford too. Marylebone/Baker St, Kings Cross, Russell Sq are all good touristy locations with cheap accommodation options.  Kensigton is nice, but not as easily accessible so you are better off somewhere central. 

for must see sights I would say, the Tower of London, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye are all up there. I would also include Borough Market by London Bridge – one of London’s oldest food markets. It is lovely! Also a visit to the City for St Paul’s cathedral (plus some of London’s oldest pubs), the Southbank to look at the Parliment and Big Ben in all it’s glory. 

There is so much to see and so here. If you want some more specific recommendations like places to eat, travel card logistics etc, just PM me and I’ll be happy to help out and answer any questions you might have. 

 

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsGo:  Thanks, got my dress in London so have to go back in December. I’ll admit I don’t know too much but found going central made the trip so much nicer last time 🙂

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I don’t know the area too well (except my husband works nearby), I think it’s ok – not very central but not completely isolated. Personally I would try to stay somewhere more central. I think that area can be very deserted in weekends (it’s more of a commercial area) but I may be wrong. But again it’s always a trade off between location and staying somewhere nicer!!!

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