Stylish hotels in London, like St Martins Lane, in Covent Garden, which is one of my favorites, are relatively expensive. For the time being, I am lucky because I can stay with my sister Yanna, who lives and works in London. However, I have discovered that there are other cool affordable options to hotels. Let me explain. The best 3 cheap and chic alternatives you might want to consider are London bed and breakfast, renting an apartment by the week or exchanging your home.
B&B- Bed and Breakfast
Have I tried it? The answer is yes. When my sister was permanently living in New Zealand, I stayed once at a lovely lady, in Chelsea. I rented her spare bedroom and bathroom in her stylish home. Even though I was in a very classy neighborhood, in a beautiful house, I payed very little per night. You can save a lot of money by using online companies like travelstay.com.
Rent an apartment
I love staying in Covent Garden because I like going to the theatre at night and shopping during the day. So, I definitely recommend checking the rates for renting an apartment. You could stay in an super cool apartment in Covent Garden for as low as 38 per night using airbnb.com or homeaway.com.
Exchange you home
Remember, when we went to Australia… we stayed at the amazing Edwardian House of Maree and Peter Kelly in Seddon, Melbourne. It was an exchange with my sister’s London apartment. You can exchange your home too with a similar one in London. You can check out your options at homeexchange.com.
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Go on, tell us have tried any of these alternative types of accommodation in London?
Have a lovely Day!!!
excellent tips! I love London. My days spent there are amongst my fond memories.
I love London too. So many amazing things to do and see.
Exchange homes are nice, but only work if you live in a place that is in high demand for tourists too :/
B&Bs in the Uk are great, so I agree!
B&B is the best affordable option… 🙂
I’m planning a trip to London myself and this post is very helpful, thanks!
I am so happy you like it.
I love staying at a bed and breakfast.
Oh I love that B&B! How gorgeous is that. Makes me think I need a trip to London 🙂
Find Me A Muse
Me too 🙂
These are some great options Nina.
Ιnteresting suggestions mrs Nina. Do tell us more about the classy house in New Zealand
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
It is in Melbourne, in Australia. Exchanging houses is an interesting concept worth exploring when you wish to travel.
Great tips! I always try to rent an apartment whenever I travel, it’s the best and you really feel like you are living there!
Do you have a favorite in London?
Oh I wish… I’ve never been. What i usually do is call up a random real estate agent and get them to find something for me!
Sounds like a good idea too.
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