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Old 04-09-2018, 06:41 AM
 
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Also considering going to France for a day via rail system. An input regarding that would be great
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Same issue. We need your budget.
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:37 PM
 
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Budget Friendly but nice and in decent arra
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Old 04-09-2018, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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How budget friendly? Can you give a dollar range? That would help, certainly.
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Old 04-09-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: La Jolla
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We've stayed numerous times at Bailey's off Glouscester Road in Kensington which is right across the road from the subway. We stayed at a Holiday Inn just around the corner from Bailey's when we needed a place last minute. Last month we stayed at the Strand Palace near Covent Garden (across the street from the Savoy) which was a great location.
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Old 04-09-2018, 05:30 PM
 
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Default No more than 200.00 and near public transportation. Safe area near city sights

Looking no more than 200.00, near public transportation, near sightseeing, good food areas, etc
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Old 04-09-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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I have stayed at the Bedford Hotel in the Russel Square area of Central London several times. I like the hotel and the area very much. The link below takes you to their website which advertises 99 pounds per night. At today's exchange rate, that is about $140 per night. Allow for fees, taxes, and exchange fluctuations, and it is just within your budget. The corporation that owns the Bedford has several other hotels in the same area if you want to spend less. Just be careful with low priced hotels over there as the bathroom will be down the hall.

https://www.imperialhotels.co.uk/en/...EaAiHMEALw_wcB

You asked if you should go to Paris by train also. That is hard to say without knowing how much time you will have in London. I would not bother going to Paris unless you will be in London for at least ten days. During that time, there will be plenty for you to do in London and the nearby countryside. If you have time and want a break, don't bother with Paris; go see the countryside, and other towns and cities. Many major UK towns and cities will only be an hour or two away by train.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:32 PM
 
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Also, look into Airbnb if they are legal in London.
Sometimes you get good deals - make sure to read all reviews of the place you are interested in.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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As James suggests, Russell Square is a wonderful area of London for a tourist. Near some sights, plenty of restaurants right there or within pleasant walking distance, a little Quieter and less expensive than many other equally convenient areas. Especially great area if you like antiques, REAL bookstores (not Barnes and Noble type) with dusty shelves, fine original editions, and that wonderful 'bookstore smell'.

Unless you've got several weeks, I'd also encourage a train trip out to the English countryside instead of a trip to Paris.

I avoid staying in the central tourist districts. USUALLY busy, noisy, expensive, charmless and rarely have that opportunity to meet locals.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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When I was in London in January of 2015, I stayed here: https://www.booking.com/hotel/gb/sou...ce58b2d74a9556. It is a really nice place and I definitely paid less than $200 a night.
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