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Accommodation in London in August with 3 children-aid there anyway I can do this without taking a second mortgage??

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Wassat Thu 02-Jul-15 10:50:36

I would be really, really grateful for any tips on reasonably priced accommodation in London for a family of 5. We want to go for a Saturday night in August. I've just been looking online and it seems we might need 2 rooms because we have 3 children - youngest is 1 though, would he count as a person? Most of the places I've seen cost the same as a week away elsewhere!

Seeline Thu 02-Jul-15 10:52:46

Do you have to be in Central London or would the suburbs do? It would be much cheaper!

AndNowItsSeven Thu 02-Jul-15 10:53:25

Premier in allow a fith child in a cot.

Wassat Thu 02-Jul-15 10:54:31

Central London preferably, but suburbs could work- where should
I look?

AndNowItsSeven Thu 02-Jul-15 10:54:35

When you book choose , two adults , two children , cot yes.

Seeline Thu 02-Jul-15 10:55:13

Where do you need to get to?

AndNowItsSeven Thu 02-Jul-15 10:55:21

The premier inn I stayed at was near Euston.

werenotreallyhere Thu 02-Jul-15 10:56:41

There's a Travel Lodge or similar right next to Putney Bridge tube station

werenotreallyhere Thu 02-Jul-15 10:57:39

Just checked, it's a Premier Inn

Wassat Thu 02-Jul-15 11:04:55

Family party central London, then museums, Covent Garden etc etc is what we are hoping to do

Artandco Thu 02-Jul-15 11:06:07

Use air B and B. You can then get an apartment

Singleandproud Thu 02-Jul-15 11:10:47

Premier inn in Stratford is pretty cheap were staying there for a week in August for around £300. Stratford is 10 minute walk away through the big shopping centre and 2 minute train to London Liverpool and you can gt anywhere from there or If the children are tired you can get the DLR from Stratford to Stratford international which is opposite the hotel.

If your going in August have a look at children go free to Westend shows for all ages

homebythesea Thu 02-Jul-15 11:12:44

Will you be leaving the family party before last trains leave ie c11.30 to midnight? If so you could look at places eg in Surrey, Kent etc maybe 30 mins train ride for a travelodge or similar. The reverse journey the following morning for attractions etc. some train tix also allow for free/reduced entry to attractions in London

Lindy2 Thu 02-Jul-15 11:14:12

We stayed at the Novotel London City South. It was very family friendly and because it is within the city part of London quite quiet and reasonably priced at the weekend. It is about 1 minutes walk from the Thames by the Globe, South Bank, St Paul's etc so well placed for sightseeing too.

werenotreallyhere Thu 02-Jul-15 11:14:15

Putney Bridge is on the district line direct to South Kensington (museums) and Embankment (close to CG). Where is the family party?

SKYTVADDICT Thu 02-Jul-15 11:16:08

We have 2 rooms for 2 nights at Beckton premier inn and it's costing £180 in total so quite reasonable and easily commutable. Have older 2 girls going to exel and we will be going into Central London both days

drspouse Thu 02-Jul-15 11:16:08

In a flat? Though it would have to be for longer I fear.

GrinAndTonic Thu 02-Jul-15 11:18:06

What about a hostel? YHA usually have family rooms with cots available too.

Seeline Thu 02-Jul-15 11:18:55

There are lots of places near East Croydon, then 15 mins to Central London on the train.

Wassat Thu 02-Jul-15 13:22:40

Thanks everyone, will look into all of these

badRoly Thu 02-Jul-15 13:26:38

Agree with Grin, we have 4 DC and our last London trip we stayed in a family room in a YHA hostel in Kensington. Wasn't cheap cheap but a lot less than 2 premier inn rooms smile

castlesintheair Thu 02-Jul-15 13:31:03

Also a family of 5 and always use airbnb. You can get away with renting a 2 bed place: 2 doubles and one on sofa / arrived in sitting room. We've stayed in some lovely places in great areas.

castlesintheair Thu 02-Jul-15 13:31:45


issynoho Thu 02-Jul-15 13:37:14

Premiered Inn South Ken (may be called Earls Court) - fab big family rooms with cot. Stayed last summer, 20 main walk to museums, on circle line for easy into centre.

Gemauve Thu 02-Jul-15 13:38:37

Family room in the YHA near Great Portland Street sleeps 6, has a lock on the door, and is very handily located. About £100 a night, as I recall.

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