Guests and tourists visiting London often complain about the high prices of the UK capital’s shops, restaurants and hotels.
Booking a room in a suitable location often eats into the budget you were intending to set aside for shopping, going out or otherwise enjoying yourself. However, not everybody knows that you can make significant savings by choosing cheaper London hotels that still retain decent, consistent quality. One such option is Travelodge – a fast-growing chain that has hotels dotted all over the city.
Let’s make one thing clear. Travelodge is probably not the best option if you would like to indulge in luxury. If you like tasteful furniture and can’t live without a hotel spa then look elsewhere. But if these are not essential and you just want a place to rest your weary head, Travelodge could turn out to be your best bet. Staying at Travelodge can help you avoid spending a small fortune on the nights of your stay, allowing you to reinvest your precious budget in the days instead.
With more and more visitors coming to London on short breaks, spending huge sums on the hotel alone does not make much sense. Since you may spend the whole day discovering London, there is often no time left to enjoy the luxury of a five-star hotel you may have paid through the nose for.
At the same time staying in a “basic” hotel can be a great means of motivation to get you moving in the morning and spend full-on days enjoying London – instead of staying in your king-size bed and personal jacuzzi, which could after all be enjoyed anywhere in the world.
There are 28 Travelodge hotels in London and more than 4,000 rooms with many new ones currently under development. The locations vary greatly but all the hotels are well-linked to London’s transport network (tube, buses, etc.).
In fact, there are even several Travelodges in places like Marylebone and Tower Bridge – these are certainly not low-cost locations and many other central London hotels will gladly charge you a small fortune just for the area.
But staying at a Travelodge instead could save you big bucks on the room rate, without needing to compromise at all on the location. You’ll get a particularly good deal if you book during one of Travelodge’s periodic “sales” when they release a large quantity of rooms at silly prices (sometimes below £20/night and often less than £50 which is still excellent value).
Some people might say that Travelodge hotels are “characterless”; but London itself is so full of character that you will inevitably have more to remember than from the hotel you stayed at. You can find out more about budget hotels in London at the London Hotels Insight blog. You’ll also find head-to-head reviews there featuring other low-cost London hotels like Premier Inn, Luna & Simone Hotel (near Victoria), YOTEL and more.