Whatever your reason for staying in London – a holiday or a day trip combined with an overnighter, you probably won’t want to be staying in your room for very long. A budget hotel is therefore well worth considering. Here are 3 budget hotels I have stayed in as a solo traveller which are well placed for local activities, restaurants and nightlife. The rooms may be basic but, the beds are amongst the most comfortable I have stayed in…
Click on the links to read my full solo review of each budget hotel I stayed at…
The Travelodge, Marylebone is situated opposite Marylebone Station. The hotel is well located for shops, restaurants and activities in the West End of London. A taxi rank is outside the station however, there are many activities within walking distance too, including…
- Madame Tussauds (10 minutes walk)
- Sherlock Holmes Museum (10 minutes walk)
- Rembrandt Gardens (20 minutes walk)
- Little Venice (20 minutes walk)
- London Zoo (20 minutes walk)
- Hyde Park (20 minutes walk)
- Marylebone Parish Church (10 minutes walk)
Nearby parking is available at a cost if you choose to drive into London.
The single room I stayed in as a solo traveller was very reasonably priced. It was compact but comfortable.
Travelodge, Farringdon is 15 minutes walk from Kings Cross, St Pancras and Farringdon train stations. It is well placed for …
- Exmouth Market with its independent shops and restaurants (10 minutes walk)
- Postal Museum (7 minutes walk)
- Dans Le Noir – a dine in the dark experience (15 minutes walk)
- The Charles Dickens Museum (11 minutes walk)
- Sadler’s Wells Theatre (11 minutes walk)
- British Museum (23 minutes walk)
- British Library (18 minutes walk)
- Forro Family – Dance School – drop in Brazilian dance classes (10 minutes walk)
The hotel is wheelchair friendly and parking is available to guests at a reduced price.
The double room I stayed in as a solo traveller was bright, warm, clean and comfortable.
Travelodge, Balham is another budget hotel, this time located in the South of London. It is in an excellent location, being right next-door to the underground station. It can be a cheaper alternative to staying in Central London and only takes 17 minutes to get into London Bridge by tube. There are plenty of eateries and bars in the local vicinity.
As with other Travelodge hotels I have stayed at, as a solo traveller, the double room was basic but clean with a very comfortable bed.
Parking is available in the side streets and is free from 5:30pm-9:30am and all day Sunday.
Click on Travelodge UK‘s website to see the full range of hotels available in and around the London area, together with current prices.
Suggested Further Reading:
Restaurants in London where I have dined solo
Things to do in London – that I have enjoyed doing alone