With all the excitement of royal weddings and new heirs to the English throne, no wonder so many Anglophiles are visiting England’s crown jewel, the capital city of London. Millions from all over the world flock in annually to see such things as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and other royal sites.
As one of Europe’s premier cities, London is brimming with history, art, and culture that has been a major influence on the rest of the world. While the natives toast the monarchy’s health with “God save the Queen!”, tourists can say “save the money” with cheap London hotels.
Oxford Street & The West End
Plan to do some shopping on Oxford Street? It is lined with specialty boutiques, fabulous restaurants, clubs, and bars. These are all within walking distance while staying at the Astor Court Hotel. The Astor offers single rooms and spacious family suites with free towels, linen, and twenty-four hour hot water. It also has a lounge area and twenty-four hour reception.
The Astor Court Hotel is located in London’s West End and is close to the Oxford Circus and the famous Hyde Park. The West End is built in the old Roman part of London and is world-renowned for its modern fashion and historic theaters. The sites and shopping are certainly worth the stay.
For one of the cheapest and top-rated hostels in London, book a stay in the Goldsmiths House, located near Regents Park. It is self-service and is for female guests only. There are warm and cozy rooms that offer Internet access, free towels and linens, and a private garden for relaxation. Goldsmiths is conveniently close to Regents Park’s attractions, such as the London Zoo. It is also close to Westminster.
Wimbledon is home to the famous Wimbledon Tennis Championship and the Wimbledon Theatre. It is a modern hub of shopping, cuisine, and European ambiance. It does not cost a lot to stay in Wimbledon’s Compton Guest House. Compton’s is a quaint bed and breakfast that offers guests free breakfast, towels and linen. The cozy rooms come in single, double, or spacious family occupancy.
London is a cultural haven for tourists. Many cultural influences are represented in the gateway to the British Isles and the rest of Europe. There are many historical and modern attractions that singles, couples, or the whole family can enjoy. Thankfully, tourists do not have to have a royal dowry to afford accommodations.