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Family travel to London from 20-27/12/17

By Traveller July 25, 2017

Family travel to London from 20-27/12/17

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By An Inactive User Traveller July 25, 2017

Good morning !!!

Hopefully I find a flat in South bank area near to BOROUGH market and another flat near to Piccadilly metro line location in Greater London, which one are you suggested for our visit ??? I will traveled with my son 20years old and my daughter 12 years old for Christmas .

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Travelodge do family rooms. They are soulless places, but generally clean in decent locations with mod-cons. Consider staying outside of central London but near a tube/underground station with quick access to the centre. Finsbury Park for example. That will save you money usually. There is a good B n B in Highbury that some of my family have stayed at before called 4 Highbury Terrace:

It's 10 minutes walk from Highbury & islington station.
Local July 25, 2017
Thank u Andrew!!!
Thank u Andrew!!!
Hi Alexandra,

Have you tried securing a place via Airbnb? There are many hosts in more than ideal locations around London that would be happy to have you I'm sure.

How long will you be staying for?

Local July 25, 2017
Dear Taryn ,
I am looking arbnb & wimdu any suggestion for the area ??? We are staying 7 days ( 20-27/12/17).

Thank you for answering.
Places near Borough Market are The Shard, The Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe and the Southbank centre. Borough Market only sells food - if you like this then that's good but for me it wasn't that amazing. It's nearer to places like Brick Lane and Whitechapel, but still not THAt close. Near Piccadilly Circus there are all the major shopping areas such as Covent Garden and Oxford Street, Regents Street, Tottenham Court Road, Neil Street etc. There are also lots of theatres with very well known and successful plays. It's also a shorter journey to trendy places like Camden Market. Either area would be nice to stay in, but I assume Piccadilly Circus will be much more expensive as it's one of the posher areas. I think if you use Trivago or or you'll probably find somewhere affordable in either area - it depends how much you want to spend! Also it doesn't matter that much which location you choose in terms of getting to hot tourist spots - the tube comes every few minutes as do the buses, and there are cabs everywhere (but beware road traffic is AWFUL in the city centre - it can take over an hour to go three miles!!)
Local September 2, 2017
Thank u Ellen !! I also checked and decided to stay in Baddington area - as your above suggestion -

hope you enjoy your trip!! : )
Ellen Local September 5, 2017
Thank u!!
Ellen any ideas or tips to enjoy LONDON at Christmastime than masstourismplaces??? ( is it true that 24th-25th of December no public transportation or restaurants e.t.c )
No there are restaurants and transport open on the 24th as normal (mostly). On the 25th most will be closed but a few are open and the transport is shut unless you book a private taxi or something. You should definitely go ice skating - you can go at places like Natural History Museum, Canary Wharf, Somerset House and Hampton Court Palace. Oxford Street will be busy but it's worth going to look at the beautiful lights they have up (when it's dark obviously!). Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is amazing - lots of rides and games and market stalls. Kew Gardens does 'Christmas at Kew' which is a light display in their beautiful gardens. Harrods (famous shop) has an amazing Christmas feature every year, and so does Liberty. There are also lots of plays on around London during the holiday season :-)
Ellen Local September 6, 2017
you are very helpfull!!!
I was in London last month with my 16 and 14 yr old and we stayed in a flat, Porchester square we found on airbnb. It was the most cost effective accommodations and it was 3-5 min walk to royal oak tube. We also bout the 7 day paper travel cards and used 2 4 1 travel deals.

Download citymapper app, its fabulous for local transit and maps.

London is very congested and if you can do a day trip then you look into that. The south bank was very lively and interesting perspective, I would consider staying there if I get to go back.

Food at Borough is fantastic!! You can literally wonder around the city and always see something new and interesting.

Local July 25, 2017
thank u for sharing !!!
Loads of hotels in London but look at reviews. There are some really awful places. Also depends on how much you want to spend. There are too many to list. Check out the websites and research before hand.
Local July 25, 2017
Debbie ,is our first visit in LONDON . I am looking for a decent and clean room-space in an ideal area ( my trip is for 7 days ) to feel welcomed and safe .. until now my research to find a decent clean and nice hotel means that I have to pay 1.000-1.500 eur for 4stars which from reviews are not value for money..and to be honest the space of the room is like I have to leave inside in a box.I keep looking in website airbnb or wimdu but I need advise me which location is preferable for such a trip...and any other tips are welcomed ( sightseeing-food- other)