London has always had the reputation of being one of the most expensive cities in the world. Although a study by The Standard shows that the capital only came 12th among some of the most revered cities in the world. However, the cost of living in London is still quite high and makes it difficult for travelers to find affordable, yet good quality hotels in the area. Luckily, there are few accommodation options in the city that are suited for budget travelers.
Travelodge has a number of budget hotels spread across the city, with one of them being in a prime location in Stratford. Within walking distance of the Stratford High Street DLR station and near landmarks such as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the Tower of London, the Stratford branch is a great place to stay. Families traveling with kids under the age of 15 can stay for free, and the all-you-can-eat breakfast is also free for children.
Hotel Ibis London Heathrow Airport
Generally, cheap hotels are hard to find around airports, as Parking4Less describe, “most hotels cater for business travelers during the week so some bargains can be had for weekend stays.” Although there are some exceptions, like Hotel Ibis, a three-star hotel that’s a short ride away from London Heathrow and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Starting at £55 per night, you can receive complimentary Wi-Fi, breakfast, and parking. If you’re coming in late from Heathrow or have a morning flight and don’t feel like spending too much on a one night stay, then this is the ideal hotel for you.
European Hotel King’s Cross
Nestled in Argyle Square, the family-run bed-and-breakfast comprises of a row of 19th century townhouses, just a short walk from St. Pancras stations as well as Oxford Street and other shopping districts. Some of the rooms at the European Hotel have to share facilities, but most of them do have ensuite bathrooms. A full free English breakfast buffet is available for guests.