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Looking for advice from the Cheapos on where to stay on a budget in London? Check out the articles below, and be sure to stop by our guide to budget hotels in London.

London’s biggest budget hotel to open in West End

London’s biggest budget hotel to open in West End

If you’ve ever been one of those tourists who snaps an iconic photo in front of the lights in Piccadilly Circus, you’ve probably also seen the Trocadero building, an enormous Edwardian edifice which sits between Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street. Over the years the building has been home to many different things, most recently an » Read more

London: Affordable hotels close to the city’s top attractions

London: Affordable hotels close to the city’s top attractions

Location, location, location! If you’re visiting London for the first time you’ll want to be in the heart of the action, and the location of your accommodation is key. A wrong choice here could lead to long and costly journeys on public transport which will eat into your leisure time and budget. While hotels near » Read more

London: Five central hotels for under £100 per night

London: Five central hotels for under £100 per night

Accommodation in London is getting increasingly pricey with every passing day. Rates can easily hover upwards around £200 to £300 per night, and sometimes it feels like you need to shell out hundreds of quid just for the “luxury” of a window in the city. But don’t fret! There are still some great hidden gems » Read more

A new look for London’s Generator Hostel

A new look for London’s Generator Hostel

Mention lounges decked out with designs by the likes of Moooi and Tom Dixon, and you’d probably picture yourself inside a budget-busting hotel or restaurant. But they’re just a couple of the impressive pieces you’ll find in London’s far more wallet-friendly Generator Hostel, which has just undertaken a £8 million revamp. The London Generator was » Read more

Qbic London City: Does the new hotel manage to be both chic and cheap?

Qbic London City: Does the new hotel manage to be both chic and cheap?

Dutch hotel company Qbic opened its first property in Amsterdam in 2007, and its new London hotel is the next step in an ambitious expansion plan which aims to see 10 properties opened in the UK & Europe over the next seven years. It’s a hotel wth an intriguing concept, but will it catch on? » Read more

In praise of London’s independent hotels

In praise of London’s independent hotels

Walk down London’s Gower Street and it’s easy to imagine how it looked 10, 20, 30 years ago—its historic architecture is home to many long established organizations such as University College London and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Then there’s the reason that most Cheapos will be in the area—the abundance of reasonably priced » Read more

London: The rise of the extreme cheapo hotel

London: The rise of the extreme cheapo hotel

EuroCheapo prides itself on sniffing out the best value accommodation options in a city, while more often than not, keeping the emphasis on family-run properties with character that add something to your stay. That said, the emergence of a different breed of cheap no-frills accommodation in Europe cannot be ignored, as these properties offer the » Read more

Hotel Q&A: London’s Ridgemount Hotel on keeping it personal

Hotel Q&A: London’s Ridgemount Hotel on keeping it personal

The Ridgemount Hotel is a great budget option on hotel packed Gower Street in London’s Bloomsbury neighborhood. In contrast to many of the hotels, it’s definitely a family concern, with the owners around every day to help and pass on tips. I had the pleasure of meeting Aled Rees, the grandson of the original owners. » Read more

Hotelier Q&A: Mark Desira of Luna & Simone Hotel, London

Hotelier Q&A: Mark Desira of Luna & Simone Hotel, London

For the next in our series of our favorite hotel proprietors in London, I spoke to Mark Desira of the Luna & Simone Hotel. It’s another hotel that continues to get great reviews for its helpfulness and hospitality. (Indeed as I’m taking my photo of Mark, a couple of hotel guest remark how they’d like » Read more

Favorite Proprietors Q&A: Rosanna Marazzi of the Celtic Hotel in London

Favorite Proprietors Q&A: Rosanna Marazzi of the Celtic Hotel in London

The Celtic Hotel in Bloomsbury is a long-standing EuroCheapo favorite and continually gets great visitor reviews, thanks in a huge part due to its welcoming staff. I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with one of its owners, Rosanna Marazzi, to find out more about some of the charms of the hotel. Tell me » Read more

Camp in London? It’s easier and cheaper than you may think!

Camp in London? It’s easier and cheaper than you may think!

Think accommodation in London and I bet camping doesn’t even enter your head. So it may come as a surprise to learn that there are several year-round camping options available within the London postcode. It’s probably less of a surprise that these are generally found on the outer fringes of the city. (And there’s even » Read more

London: 5 budget hotels with style

London: 5 budget hotels with style

While London may be justifiably proud of its historic charms, it also likes to think of itself as being at the cutting edge of contemporary design. That’s a claim that’s not always substantiated by the fussy and fusty décor of some of the city’s budget hotels. But it is possible to find more contemporary design » Read more

London Hotels during the Olympics? Consider hostels and camping!

London Hotels during the Olympics? Consider hostels and camping!

By Tom Meyers— Finding affordable hotels in London during this summer’s Olympic games is turning into a sport itself, as many hotels are pumping up their rates 100 percent or more during the event, which takes place July 27 – August 12, 2012. All is not lost for Olympic-bound Cheapos, however. Here are a few » Read more

London: 3 budget hotels with amazing locations

London: 3 budget hotels with amazing locations

By Nina Derham in London— When I scoured the streets of London hunting down the best affordable hotels, B&B’s and hostels for EuroCheapo’s London hotel guide, I was constantly amazed by many of their brilliant locations. Most people expect to pay dearly to stay in central London, but if you know where to look, there » Read more

Cheap London Hotels: Our favorite budget places to sleep

Cheap London Hotels: Our favorite budget places to sleep

By Nina Derham in London— Choosing a budget hotel in London can be a truly daunting task. But fear not, Cheapos; it is possible if you know where to look! I recently spent several weeks visiting budget-friendly hotels, B&Bs and hostels in London for EuroCheapo’s London hotel guide. It’s hard to pick three favorites, but, » Read more

London Travelodge: Bargain rooms from £29

London Travelodge: Bargain rooms from £29

Cast back 20 years and most Brits who pounded the country’s freeways knew exactly what a Travelodge was. They were the functional hotels strategically placed at major highway intersections across the country. Good for a one-night stop to break a long drive, but hardly the sort of spot you would choose for a cozy weekend » Read more

London: Hoxton Hotel, rooms for one pound

London: Hoxton Hotel, rooms for one pound

Okay, so they’re not always that cheap. But if you sign up for The Hoxton Urban Lodge‘snewsletter, you’ll be alerted when they do have room sales. Just click here, and get on the mailing list to be alerted when £1 rooms are up for the taking. Hell, even when rooms aren’t a pound, they usually » Read more

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