Accommodation Near London

Cheap Hotel Accommodation Near London Landmarks

Whole family accommodation near London.
One of the first items on your London planning itinerary should be finding accommodation near to where most of your London destinations lay. The reasons are that travel in London, unless you perform amazing feats of scheduling, can cost quite a bit and take a big chunk of time out of your holidays. The London Underground and Bus services, although wonderful forms of transport around huge London city, are not cheap.

So the best advice is to list all the sights you want to see in and near London and places you want to visit. Mark them on a map of London and then go looking for suitable accommodation near to all of them or at least not so far away that you cannot get to them for hours at a time.  Travel in London will excite and fascinate you and the kids for a few days but after a while it will become tedious and a strain. Limit this by selecting your accommodation in London with care.

The famous writer Samuel Johnson once said "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford." Obviously, three hundred years ago a man wasn't expected to drag his family along on holidays to one of the most expensive cities in the world. On the other hand, the only real entertainment options for kids in 17th century London were picking a few pockets or being stuffed down a sooty chimney stack with a broom, and, let's be honest, they could just as easily be doing that back home. Today London offers far more child-friendly attractions!

The London tourism industry has developed to cater to family needs and budgets in huge leaps over the past few hundred years. There is now any number of attractions specifically tailored to meet the squealing, screaming, whining, pouting demands of little people, as well as special activities for children at many major London sights.

The secret of success for family outings in London seems to be to tell them as much as you can about the attractions and history of the city, and then let them take the lead. More often than not, they will get the biggest thrills out of familiar favourites

  • the Changing of the Guardaccommodation near big ben
  • climbing over HMS Belfast
  • looking down on London from the top of St Paul's Cathedral and/or the London Eye
  • rowing in Regent's Park
  • going to some of the museums and art galleries (don't push this too hard as kids can get bored with "old stuff' very quickly)
  • going through the London Dungeon (they will want to go again. Be warned!) and staring up as Big Ben strikes the hour.

London is a fun destination to share as a family, and despite the concerns of many parents, it doesn't have to break the budget. There are many great places to visit and cost effective ways to them. There are family cards such as London Pass that offers a very cost effective way to do and see many things in and near London, keep the kid's entertained and also activities that cost nothing like visiting museums and parks near London.


Either way you should do your research before you arrive in London as planning on the spur of the moment is a sure fire way of costing you more than you bargained for.

Cheap flights from London make London and ideal gateway to Europe and beyond. If you are in transit, looking for stop-over accommodation near a London airport, search for "accommodation near Heathrow airport" and "accommodation near Gatwick airport"



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Accommodation Near London. So to reiterate:
  1. Mark your London tourist destinations on a map of London
  2. Find hotel accommodation near your London destinations
  3. Have a ton of fun!
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