Hi! Going to watch Sam Smith next April can anyone recommend a hotel near to the O2 Arena?
I’m open to any type that isn’t a hostel or rubbish b&b. Don’t know London at all, no idea regarding tubes etc. It’ll be for 2 nights, preferably not more than £250 total, that’s absolute limit. Thanks
Have stayed at the Good Hotel it is a boat. Get the cable car across to the concert and the metro train on the way back. Hotel has good views of the river if you have a room on that side and views of the cable car.
There are lots of hotels around Excel which might work - Ibis, Novotel, I've also stayed at Aloft which I quite liked but may be too expensive for 2 nights. Pretty easy to get to the O2 from there - DLR to Canning Town and then Jubilee Line. Or I think there's also now a footbridge so you might even be able to walk.
I would recommend budgeting for a taxi on the way back though (about £25 - £30 last time I went - London taxis are expensive). The queues to get into the station after shows are huge.
There is a pub close by called the Pilot and they have rooms which if you book now should be reasonably ok price wise. It’s a Fulllers pub with a great vibe about it and the food is good. Really easy to walk to the o2 from there. Also a simple but decent Holiday Inn express close by - bit more of a walk but mainly on pleasant pathways. Do check though and see what rates are at the Intercontinental right next to the venue - they do some good deals and this far in advance you might be lucky.