Christmas is over, 2019 is well underway, so the next best task to look forward to doing at the moment is booking that city break to London; simply because you’ve been dreaming about this for a while.

It’s all very well booking a trip but a lot of importance needs to be placed on the vicinity of the hotel you choose. City breaks usually require a lot of walking uphill as well as down hill and sometimes long roads like Oxford Street or Regents street in Central London.

Trafalgar Square

Your hotel will need to be close to the attractions to save you time and money. In most cases, more time will be spent outdoors than indoors unless you aim to hide away. Trust me, London is not a city for hiding away. The attractions are plenty!

Imperial War Museum IWM

Some say the closer your hotel is to attractions the more expensive it is likely to be. But there are numerous hotels in London where you can spend on a budget.

Here are some Budget hotels to help you make up your mind. Remember if you are a traveller who enjoys spending most of the time touring the city, then there isn’t any point spending a fortune on a luxury hotel.  After all you won’t be spending hardly any time there apart from eating, sleeping and showering.

On the other hand feel free to book in a luxury hotel if that’s what you fancy.

Make sure you are close to chemists and supermarkets for those essentials.

Here are a handful of places to visit during your city break:

Beverly house hotel Paddington

Very close to Paddington station and in the heart of London

Smart Hyde Park View Hostel

Bang in the centre of London and close to the main attractions like Hyde Park Corner and Harrods department store.

Smart Russell Square Hostel mixed Hostel

Generator London

Rest Up Hostel

Best Western London Peckham Hotel

You only need a bus-ride into central London and enjoy the views along the way! Jump on the number 12 bus to take you to Trafalgar square. Alternatively, board the route 36 bus to Hyde Park to Paddington.

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To sum up, also consider the proximity to:

  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Bargains
  • Buses
  • Tube
  • Trains
  • Trams
  • River boats

Happy travels for 2019 and take your time when booking as there are always hidden bargains. Have fun and remember to ask me for more tips about London here!

Bank London


Iconic Phone box in Russell Square


London Bridge


Russell Square


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