|Subject: Re: London hotel|
In November and December we were in London on two occasions. For the first few days, we booked the Linden House Hotel through http://www.visitlondonoffers.com/
The hotel offered stay 2 nights, get the 3rd free. Here's the link for these special offers: http://tinyurl.com/2begv Superbreaks is affliated with the London tourist board and we had no problems. The B& B was fine, not fancy, lots of British people and Europeans there. We paid an average of 65 pounds, I think, per night double at the Linden House Hotel. Their regular price is similar to the Jenkins and I think the Jenkins (see below) is better. Discounted, though, it was fine. http://www.lindenhousehotel.co.uk/
During our second sojourn in London, we stayed at the County Hall location of Travel Inn and at the Gatwick location for one night. County Hall is about 80 pounds weekend nights. Gatwick was cheaper, about 50 pounds. No breakfast but they do provide a nice complimentary coffee tray in your room. Great location across from Big Ben but pricey food in that neighbourhood.
There are quite a few choices in the 80 pound range. I liked Cartwright Gardens in Bloomsbury. A couple of years ago we stayed at the Jenkins and it is very nice - well-regarded. http://www.jenkinshotel.demon.co.uk/
There are others that I have heard in Bloomsbury that looked possible too. If you need cheaper, let me know and I'll post the cheaper ones that I have found (web reviews, etc., not from first-hand experience).
Also I found a B& B site the other day that looked good but I couldn't figure out how the rooms were priced - per person or per room. http://www.londonbandb.com/index.htm Click on Outer London (left side) for cheaper but further out accommodation.
One of the most comprehensive B& B sites is Smoothhound: http://www.smoothhound.co.uk/london.html
Last, you might consider a studio apartment (self-catering). Dining out is expensive in London (heck, eating out is expensive!)
Frances Toronto, Canada