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London Hotel Areas:
The West End
is the most central London location with theatres,  international and financial businesses, upscale and tourist shopping,  and a tremendous number of bustling places to eat and drink. 
Marble Arch is close to the West End but less trendy while enjoying the conveniences 
Bloomsbury is residential central location, a reasonable walk to the West End, Covent Garden,  the massive British Museum, the East Indian themed Drummond St. Many B &B's and hotels to suit all budgets.
Chelsea & Kensington located just West of Hyde Park are filled with shopping and retail which reflect London's place as a upscale fashionable global capital. The elegant Chelsea has few subway stations.
Paddington, Bayswater &
Notting Hill  Notting Hill, just north of Kensington has few full service hotels and many multi-flat building being converted back to mansions. The home to our Carnival does not have many rooms for rent but is well serviced by the tube. Just West is Paddington with many cheap hotels, although single women may not be willing to put up with its seedy atmosphere. Bayswater's excellent location keeps the place bustling and many good values can be found here. 
Earl's Court is the destination of choice for budget travelers as well as the name of its bustling tube station. The tourist area hosts a vibrant gay & lesbian district and and entire streets devoted to the tourist trade. 
Victoria Station Contains a wide variety of B&B's and is near Buckingham Palace and many large museums
Hampstead, North London and Belsize Park are located a 20 minute commute by subway from the City center  but have their charms.
Where you lay your head each night will often make the difference between a good and a great vacation

Places to Stay- Last Minute Booking
The charge for this services ranges from £1 to 5    
British Hotel Reservation Centre (0800-726298 )Victoria Station
Thomas Cook Paddington 723-0184 Charing Cross 976-1171 King's Cross 837-5681 Euston 388-7435 King's Cross 837-5681 Victoria 828-4646 Earls' court Railway Station 244-0908 South Kensington 581-9766 Gatwick Airport 01293  
Holiday Care Service, 2 Old Bank Chambers, Station Rd., Horley, Surrey, Phone 01293 774535 (for disabled people).
London Accommodation Centre, 22 Wardour St., W1V 3HH,
Phone 0171 287-6315.
London Tourist Board, 26 Grosvenor Gardens, SW1W 0DU,
Phone 0171 824-8844.
Transit Call London Transport on 020 7222 1234 for tube and bus travel information or for rail travel call  0345 484950

 

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Best Western Hotels  Great Northern near Kings Cross Station is the oldest purpose built hotel in central London  (3 Star Rooms: 82) with " probably the finest location for public transport in central London." Best Western Hogarth, in Kensington within reach of Museums, West End shopping and Hyde Park; (3 Star Rooms: 85);and Best Western Mornington is also near Hyde Park (3 Star Rooms: 66)
Raglan Hall, in the suburb of Highgate is only 15 minutes from Central London via underground ;  Phoenix, within walking distance of Hyde Park and Oxford Street;  Bryanston Court, near Marble Arch and Oxford Street (2 Star Rooms: 54); Best Western Mostyn, also near Marble Arch; Check for TravelNow exclusive specials
Comfort Inn Deliver the some of the best pricing with comfortable surroundings. Comfort Inn Hyde Park  Comfort Inn Kensington, Comfort Inn WestminsterComfort Inn Hampstead.
Forte Posthouse Hotels Regents Park to the peace and quiet of one of the capital's best-loved parks on one side and the West End on the other, this stylish and hospitable hotel adds a recent makeover. Cumberland is on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane overlooking Hyde Park,  St Georges in a central but quiet location at the north end of Regent Street;  Cavendish near Picadilly Circus, Strand Palace in Covent Garden and  Le Meridien Piccadilly in the West End. 
Also include Hampstead   where the delightful Hampstead Village and Heath are no more than a few minutes walk up the road. (140 rooms on 5 floors, Underground: Northern Line/Belsize Park)    KensingtonBloomsbury
Hilton Hotels
in London include London Regents ParkLondon Mews in fashionable Mayfair,  London Kensington is a large 5 star hotel in Kensington;  London Langham in London's West End and the London Hilton Park Lane overlooking Hyde Park which was voted number one Business hotel in the UK by Business Traveler Magazine.
Marriott Hotels The Marriott Hotel London County Hall opposite the Houses of Parliament and Opened by King George V in 1922 commands one of the most evocative and memorable views of any city in the world (3 Star Rooms: 200). The Marriott Hotel London Regents Park has easy transit connections & parking : ( £  94-250 )Also Grosvenor Street is in London's West End ( £  235-450) and Marriott Hotel London Marble Arch ( 3 Star Rooms: 240 £  125-215)
Radisson Hotels
in London feature the Radison Berkshire Hotel reflects the elegance and warmth of a country manor in the Edwardian era in central location overlooking Oxford Street near Saville Row, Bond Street (147 rooms on 8 floors £  135-798)
THE MARLBOROUGH and the London Kenilworth are in fashionable Bloomsbury near the major City sights. The Marlborough overlooks the British Museum (£  99-215)
Also there is the
London Savoy Court at Marble Arch ( £  85-165 );  and the London Vanderbilt in Kensington is a conversion of row houses close to Harrods, Victoria Albert Museum and Hyde Park
Sheraton Hotels
in central London are the Park Lane Sheraton, a five star hotel overlooking Green Park; the Sheraton Belgravia Hotel, near Hyde Park and a few minutes walk from Harrods; as well as Sheraton Park Tower in Knightsbridge, also near Harrods.
Heathrow airport - Sheraton Heathrow is less than 2 miles away w/ 431 rooms on 3 floors and Sheraton Skyline is a 5-star facility less than 1 miles from Heathrow w/ 351 rooms on 3 floors

Luxury Hotels in London
Carlton Tower Hotel 224 rooms in Knightsbridge is one of London's most luxurious hotels. Health spa & tennis court

The Connaught Hotel at Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1 is one of the world's best luxury hotels and a grand old London institution. Owned by the Savoy group, this is one of London's most exclusive luxury hotels. It is supremely comfortable with unobtrusive service, and offering a gastronomic service. For over forty years, The Connaught has been run like a good private house where the privacy of the guests is respected.  90 rooms, 2 lounges, cocktail bar. 

Halkin Hotel, an elegant London hotel with excellent food and good facilities including fax, video and twin telephone lines in each room. Modern Italian food of high quality is served in the restaurant, while up-to-date financial news and information is available to business clientele from Reuters. This small London hotel has 41 rooms with 24 hour room service. Located between Hyde Park Corner and Knightsbridge in the Belgravia area, The Halkin is unique as it has broken the tradition of London hotels by offering a smart and contemporary approach to hotel hospitality. The Halkin is the peak of private luxury with a minimum of fuss.

The Ritz Described as the prettiest hotel in London, The Ritz holds a superb location in the heart of London's fashionable West End. Cesar Ritz called his namesake "the most fashionable hotel in the most fashionable city in the world" when it opened in 1906. London society immediately lost its heart to The Ritz. It became the first hotel deemed suitable for unchaperoned young ladies and the only place for afternoon tea. (130 rooms)

The Savoy at The Strand, The Savoy is located in the heart of the Theatreland, midway between the city and the West End with breathtaking views over the River Thames.  No two bedrooms are alike yet all share the same high standard, unrivaled comfort and style.  The Savoy's recently opened fitness gallery is centered around a magnificent rooftop swimming pool and also includes a gymnasium, saunas, massage, steam and treatment rooms. The Savoy Hotel was voted Executive Travel Magazine as the world's best hotel. 207 rooms.

myhotel in Bloomsbury is a new addition to London's hotels, designed with the help of a leading Feng Shui expert and opened in 1997 Each contemporary townhouse has great attention to style and color  through the Conran design Partnership. Comprising of 76 air conditioned bedrooms and suites.

Mid-Priced London Hotels:
Byron Hotel
is a friendly and unpretentious London hotel with pleasant decor. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from Kensington Gardens.

Commodore Hotel London is a good, moderately priced London hotel in quiet surroundings.   Facilities include a tapas bar with satellite TV and a cozy lounge. One of the best London hotels for families, with an impressive array of teddy bears and easy access to Hyde Park. Recommended in Time Out and Fodors.90 rooms.

Cranley Gardens Hotel in South Kensington is a conversion of four Georgian Terraces and has 85 bedrooms.

Eden Plaza Hotel is part of a mid-priced London hotel chain aimed at business and leisure travellers. A bistro and bar are available on the ground floor.

Harrington Hall Hotel is an elegant, privately owned London hotel. The large bedrooms are well equipped for a London hotel in this price-range, with message telephones, mini-bar, tea and coffee and a trouser press. The hotel also has a small fitness centre and sauna as well as conference facilities and a business centre.

Hobbs Hotel quarter mile from Victoria station this official First Class/Limited Service First Class Hotel has 57 rooms and a modern atmosphere

Kingsway Hall Hotel
Modern hotel in London's West End with high standards of service and value state-of-the-art facilities including a bar, restaurant, conference facilities,  and health club.

Knightsbridge Green Hotel which is a well run London hotel recommended in the Good Hotel Guide. Free tea and coffee is provided in the club room from 9am to 8pm. All 27 rooms are air-conditioned and double-glazed. Excellent value for money.

Montague Hotel is a conversion of nine Georgian town houses in Bloomsbury, near the British Museum. Facilities include a spacious and comfortable lounge and a bar with a garden terrace as well as a restaurant. The bedrooms are small, but come equipped with trouser press, hairdryer, satellite television and tea and coffee making facilities.

Ovington Square Apts Elegant Georgian Townhouse-Style Apartments in an upscale Knightsbridge neighborhood Access to private garden 12 apartments secretarial services 4 star 

Queensgate Apartments Stylish Victorian building situated in an elegant tree-lined street in the Royal Borough of Kensington  with 53 well appointed rooms

Sloane Hotel is another London hotel recommended by Karen Brown's Guide. A small hotel in Chelsea with a rooftop reception/dining room which gives excellent views.

The Victoria Inn in a converted 19th century townhouse. The Victoria Inn offers comfortable accommodations with ensuite facilities satellite color TV with remote control, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, and hair dryer. (2 star 41 rooms on 5 floors )

White House Hotel  584 bedrooms. Situated adjacent to Regent's Park, within walking distance of Oxford Street, London Zoo and Madame Tussaud's, this is one of London's most popular hotels. Award winning restaurant, wine bar, gym and sauna. The hotel also has a staffed business centre.

Budget London Hotels: 

Corona Hotel  This Victoria station Victorian tourist-class hotel offers good location   friendly and hospitable service and excellent facilities  34 rooms on 5 floors
Hamilton House
is a good budget London hotel, in Victoria. Rooms are en-suite and have televisions and telephones.
La Gaffe
- a small, comfortable Hotel in an 18th Century Hampstead Cottage. near Hampstead Heath, a huge park with good views of the city. Your hosts since 1962  Bernard and Androulla Stella. 
Leisure Inn Hotel
Located in the heart of London's tourist attractions, this moderate tourist-class hotel is located off the Bayswater Road close to Hyde Park. Restaurant, direct-dial phone, cable TV and alarm clock  (45 rooms, 50-179)
Sidney Hotel
offers typical English atmosphere and budget accommodations in an excellent corner Victoria Station location (40 rooms)

Earl's Court
The Albany Hotel Grandly refurbished in 1994 with Chinese furnishings. Authentic Chinese Restaurant on site 3 Star
Amsterdam Hotel
23 Rooms built in 1800 Short walk from tube station Staff can provide many services including babysitting and secretarial
Henley House Hotel
20 rooms on 4 floors
all with private baths direct dial phones, and Satellite 

Notting Hill

Abbey Court, Near Notting Hill Gate and Portobello All 22 Rooms individually decorated and furnished with antiques
Lots of stairs, before you arrive at your 4-star room with whirlpool bath and marble bathroom.  
brilliant location
Notting Hill Gate Hostel
Internet Hotel
Notting Hill Portobello Gold  small rooms above de buzzbar 
rooms at £39 (booking.org special) w/ breakfast
Hillgate Hotel
3-star
£49 (booking.org special) & up single rooms
Pembridge Court Hotel
4-star Small single
£104,

Bed & Breakfasts
Host & Guest Service for the UK
from £16.50 per night (min 2 nights) 40 years +
Bed & Breakfasts by LondonNet || Home
A few B&B's w/ prices beginning at £38/double
Central London B& B's in elegant private homes

Budget / Hostel / Family Stay / Specialty
Be sure to Plan ahead particularly for summer travel. From London try the central reservation number 247-6547
iyhf-logo-blue.jpg (12797 bytes)YHA Hostel || London List (26) || England & Wales
best value in London is Hampstead Heath [email protected] featuring 200 beds in large hotel like 4-bed rooms. A 10 minute walk for Golders Green tube in the burbs.   Oxford Street's has superb location and stays booked well in advance despite small rooms and higher cost. The newest hostel is St Pancras
 just opposite the tube station as is the new British Library. The lively Camden Town is a short 10-minute walk. Book directly w/ each hostel
City University Vacation Accommodation
Hostels in England by hostels.com
Hostels.com long list w/address & phone

Student Residences by Euracom Apartments

Happy Homes|  || [email protected]   
B&B and Homestays with English host families in London for tourists and foreign language students Compare at £ 22 per night for a single room ( 36 double)
London Homestay || [email protected] 
Woodford from £12.50 per person per night for B&B in safe friendly family neighborhood. Beaumont Apartments || Where
Southfields LONDON SW18 near Wimbledon Apartments & B&B's in £40& up /night B&B& £390 /week apt


The London Specialists, Weekly deals, permanent homes and nice option descriptio
Home Exchange Learn More in our aForum
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Experience 'life as a local' and enjoy a rent-free home exchange vacation anywhere in the world
International Home Exchange Association (IHEA): Sample the huge database 

Serviced Apartments
Aston's Budget Studios  
London Apartment by London-Guides.co.uk 
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TEL +44 (0)181 923 0918 / FAX +44 (0)181-521 9548  Trust Roy to find the right apartment for you. The per night rates at an apartment start from:- Studio £90 to 3 Bedrooms £235/ night
London First Choice Apartments 
Minimum 3 night stay  Prices begin at £99 /night for South Kensignton Apartments w/ full maid service
Draycott House Ltd
Chelsea Luxury Apts. £172 to £450+/night & weekly
Euracom Apartments
Central London, Many rooms & options on-line booking, 3-night min, min £ 76.00/ night
London First Choice Apartments || [email protected]
Central London Start at £99 /night for studio
Gainsborough Studios || [email protected] 

Go Native
Go Native London Accommodation
Weekly rentals to six months in the homes of absent Londoners in prime residential districts From £500 to 3000 per week. Review listings

Home From Home
From £ 395 to £ 1200 per week in the homes of private Londoners. Specializing in Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Kensington, Nottinghill Gate and Chelsea.


Travel Agents
Hotel Booking Line (UK), London
London travel agency on the web ready to meet your specifications
ASA Tours || [email protected]
Specials in Central London starting at  £50 /night others at £30/ night w/ shared shower
http://www.eupo-air.co.uk 
The Asia Pacific Experts web site in English & Chinese 

Car & Limo Rentals
Abbey Airport Transfers
From £24.50 for heathrow £6 incoming surcharge
Airport transfer service-Heathrow-Gatwick-Luton-Stansted
Rates are per car NOT per passengers

LimoHire.com &B Chauffeur Service||[email protected] 
UK FREE!)  0800-0565466 (USA FREE!) 1-888 831 5539
Hire their flagship Rolls
Wentworth Car Service

service for all of London's five Airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted & London City) to destinations all over the U.K
Wykehams Morgan Agents, South Kensington

Tours
Echo Tango Exclusive Travel Service, London
Flight Bookers

Convention Centers 

Alexandra Palace  || [email protected] 
On high ground with commanding views over the City of London

Barbican Centre 

London's Cultural Powerhouse on Silk Road


Renowned around the world as London's leading events venue 
Enter London ArenaLondon Arena  
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Located in the heart of the Docklands the Capital's most exciting and versatile event facility which, following a £multi-million refurbishment in 1998.

REAL ESTATE & Long-Term 

Net-Lettings.co.uk Accommodation Agencies, London
Comprehensive web guide to local agencies with excellent framed navigation neighborhood map

Tools
Vodofone Mobile Phones
Open 24 hours 

Booking the UK & Beyond 
The Accommodation Directory! www.the-net.co.uk/
Over 4000 agents listed in database organized by City and country w/ hundreds in the UK Properties & Hotels too Needs link check
UK Hotel Bookings Online
On-line reservation system, very fast & elegant interface, specials

British Hotel Reservation Centre, London
Large price & star range UK hotels too 

 

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