London Travel Guide: Top Places To Stay for Under ₤50

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Whether you are travelling for pleasure, for passion or even for a business trip, you may still prefer to keep an eye on your finances by finding budget accommodation. When you are in a big city like London, finding comfortable and secure lodgings within your budget can be difficult - indeed, it can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

For most visitors, hotels and apartments are the normal type of accommodation sought, but for the money-conscious, hostels and other alternative accommodation are becoming more popular, especially among student travellers. With the current global financial instability, inflation and various other economic constraints, travelling within a budget is becoming increasingly difficult. For these reasons, a number of accommodation providers around the world are coming up with better options for those who are travelling on a restricted budget.

Studies show that in most of the countries where large numbers of tourists pour in every year, hotels have slashed their rates by about 10% at major tourist locations.

When it comes to London, you will find a number of options for bed and breakfast at different locations across the city. Here's a look at some of the more economical choices available to you.

1. Oakwood Bed and Breakfast in Heathrow

This place, which provides bed and breakfast, is situated close to Heathrow airport. Reports say it has excellent, friendly staff who understand the needs of their guests. The rooms may seem small but they are en suite, so not bathroom sharing. Apart from that, you can indulge yourself in a full English breakfast while there.

2. Barking park hotel

This hotel is situated 10km away from the city centre of London and is near to the Geffrye Museum and Ilford Golf Club. The hotel provides a number of facilities like free Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfers, non-smoking rooms and meeting areas. The rooms are comfortable and come with a microwave, coffee/tea maker and free Wi-Fi.

3. Rossmore Hotel

Rossmore comes with a good price tag and friendly staff. It could be listed among the best budget hotels in London. The hotel comes with free parking and is only 10 minutes away from the airport. The hotel also provides services like free Wi-Fi, laundry services and has its own pub.

4. Heathrow Lodge

The Lodge is situated within easy reach of terminal 5 of Heathrow airport and provides free airport transfers. The rooms are well maintained and come with TV, movies and hair dryers. If you are planning for a one night stay, this would be an obvious choice. 

5. Bursteads Cottages Stansted

Affordable rooms with garden views, this place offers bed and (free) breakfast as well as airport transfer facility.

6. Palmers Lodge

If you are someone who prefers to spend less, then hostels and dormitories can be your best option. Why not visit Palmers Lodge? It is only 4 minutes away from the Swiss Cottage Tube station. The lodge has staff who work 24*7 to help their guests and has a common room where you can watch TV and interact with your fellow travellers.

So, if you want to travel in London but want to make sure you stick to your budget, you can try out any of the above places.

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