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Where to stay in London?

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theonlyfemale Mon 20-Oct-08 11:11:10

Wanting to visit london for two maybe 3 nights in the half term with my kids who are 4 and 20months. Can anyone help me try and decise where to stay as want to go to london zoo, london aquarium, the eye and a bit of shopping to go with it (nothing to flash)!
Will be taking the car so travelling not a problem but would like some nice views and restaurants of an evening! Dont want much do i! Help would be much appriciated x

squeaver Mon 20-Oct-08 20:30:39

It really depends how much you want to spend. There are a couple of Travelodges that are reasonably central.

Miyazaki Mon 20-Oct-08 20:31:38

yep there is one in covent garden.

PerkinWarbeck Mon 20-Oct-08 20:40:46

if you want the aquarium and the eye, then the premier travel inn at county hall would be very handy.

or if you are not credit crunched, marriott county hall is part of the smae complex, but nicer grin.

PerkinWarbeck Mon 20-Oct-08 20:42:14

just noticed that you said you will be taking the car. lots of central london hotels don;t have parking. those that do charge a small fortune for it, and don't always mention this upfront on the websites. worth checking with wherever you choose.

Hassled Mon 20-Oct-08 20:43:24

We stayed at the County Hall Premier Inn and it was fine - was a Travelodge then, so pretty basic but it's been tarted up a bit. About 15 seconds to get to the eye and the Aquarium, and nice restaurants nearby. And teh South Bank is great for kids - Trafalgar Square etc easily walkable.

Hassled Mon 20-Oct-08 20:44:42

I wouldn't take the car into central London - at least park it in a carpark outside the congestion charge zone and train/tube in from there.

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