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Question From a Future Tourist..

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Question From a Future Tourist..#1
Posted: 5/11/09 at 1:40pm
hey! i'm hopefully going to London in a few months. what are the best hotels to stay at so that i am relatively close to Theaterland? thanks for the help!

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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#2
Posted: 5/11/09 at 2:24pm
That depends on your budget. The lowest price you'll get is around 40 per night for a single room with a shared bathroom down the corridor. These hotels are usually near the railway stations so probably about 20 minutes walk from theatreland.

In the West End itself the cheapest hotels are probably the Strand Palace and the Regent Palace but they will be a considerable step up in price. Personally I like the Premier Inn group of hotels as they are relatively quiet and do good breakfasts. They only have double rooms and you'll be paying anything between 100 and 150 per night for ones in the West End. The Premier Inn in Southwark near the Menier Chocolate Factory is a bit cheaper and within walking distance of the West End.

If you're minted, then there's the Radisson Edwardian on Upper Monmouth Street right in the heart of the West End, which I am told is where the likes of Liza Minelli and Sondheim stay when they're in town - though I only have that anecdotally and may be wrong.
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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#2
Posted: 5/11/09 at 2:53pm
Gulp!!!
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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#3
Posted: 5/11/09 at 3:05pm
Thought I might look at a wild-card for you, it is staying with Travelodge, the hotel is quite near me, it has its own bathroom and is clean.

With a very short hope on a bus and a train journey you can be in Charing Cross, within an hour. Charing Cross is pretty much the centre of Theatreland.

Bus runs every 10 minutes from hotel, from Dartford Station you can get 6 trains an hour to Charing Cross.

Good bet if money is tight and you don't mind a bit of travelling. Also very close to Bluewater which is one of Europes biggest shopping centres.

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/hotel_overview.php?hotel_id=23http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/hotel_overview.php?hotel_id=23

As Scripps says Premier Inn is very good too.

http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/hotel_overview.php?hotel_id=23http://www.travelodge.co.uk/search_and_book/hotel_overview.php?hotel_id=23
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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#4
Posted: 5/11/09 at 8:18pm
thank you so much! i was looking at the Strand Palace and that is around the range i am willing to spend. but i actually don't mind a little bit of travel to the theaters so i might just use the extra money to get better show tickets.

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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#5
Posted: 5/12/09 at 1:45am
My sister stayed in a Travel Lodge which was about a 10 minute walk from Covent Gardens and it was 40 a night with its own Bathroom! I will try and find out what t is called!
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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#7
Posted: 5/12/09 at 7:13am
My mum and dad stayed there ^^^ very close to the dress circle shop. Fab value
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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#8
Posted: 5/12/09 at 8:28am
CG travelodge has wildly varied pricing, sometimes 42 a night sometimes over 100.
easyhotel are cheap but uber basic, victoria is an easy bus to theatreland or walk.
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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#9
Posted: 5/12/09 at 10:27am
thank you guys! i now have a bunch of great hotels to choose from thanks all!

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re: Question From a Future Tourist..#10
Posted: 5/12/09 at 11:32am
Don't go for the Strand Palace... all you're paying for is the location and accommodation wise, it's well over the odds. I'm a a fan of the Mostyn in Marble Arch. It's dirt cheap but you get what you pay for and Oxford Street is just around the corner, so great transport links. There's a similar one just up the road... it's called the Astor or the Astor Court or something. Both proper cheap.