EuroCheapo's London Neighborhoods Articles

London: a cheapo neighborhood guide to the City of London

London: a cheapo neighborhood guide to the City of London

If you’re heading to London for work or just wish to explore the business heart of the city, then this is the area for you. However, unlike many urban hubs that see their business district shut down as night falls, London’s City area borders some of the most popular night spots in the capital, boasting » Read more

London: A cheapo neighborhood guide to Kings Cross

London: A cheapo neighborhood guide to Kings Cross

Take a stroll through Kings Cross today, and it is barely recognizable from what it once was. In fact, it has now got its very own brand spanking new post code (N1C), and the first phase of the area’s redevelopment is open to the public, so you’re free to explore the new buildings, public squares » Read more

London: A cheapo guide to Paddington’s hotels, restaurants and bars

London: A cheapo guide to Paddington’s hotels, restaurants and bars

It’s easy enough to find your way to Paddington—it’s a station served by several underground lines, as well as the Heathrow Express. However, it’s harder to pin down as an area—we’ve used it to describe the cluster of budget hotels around the station that, on a London map, would probably be marked as Bayswater. Aside » Read more

“London Villages”: A holiday gift idea for the urban explorer

“London Villages”: A holiday gift idea for the urban explorer

Most visitors to London, whatever their budget, are united in the fact that they don’t leave home without a trusty guidebook tucked under their arm. Whether it’s Rough Guides, Lonely Planet, or the newly launched Frommer’s catering to all needs, Hg2 and Wallpaper* sniffing out the best exclusive finds, or Eurocheapo’s own e-guide “101 ways » Read more

London: A cheapo guide to Bloomsbury’s hotels, restaurants and bars

London: A cheapo guide to Bloomsbury’s hotels, restaurants and bars

It’s not surprising why Bloomsbury is so popular with visitors to London. It’s both charming – picture streets of Georgian townhouses with pretty garden squares and cozy pubs – and convenient, being situated in the centre of the city with attractions such as the British Museum just around the corner. There are still lots of » Read more

London: A Cheapo’s Guide to Southwark’s hotels, restaurants and bars

London: A Cheapo’s Guide to Southwark’s hotels, restaurants and bars

Arguably nowhere else in London illustrates the changing face of the city as much as Southwark does. It has centuries of history to be explored, whether you prefer to do that in a 17th-century pub or, in the case of Tate Modern, a re-purposed 20th-century power station. Throughout the area, historic warehouses have become cool restaurants, shops and homes, » Read more

London: A Cheapo guide to Soho’s hotels, restaurants and bars

London: A Cheapo guide to Soho’s hotels, restaurants and bars

Soho is a microcosm for both the very best and some of the least appealing aspects of London life, with plush media offices, chic boutiques and some of the city’s fanciest restaurants rubbing up against sex shops and scruffy bars. And yet, Soho remains one central area of this expensive city where Cheapos can definitely » Read more

London: Which neighborhood is right for your trip?

London: Which neighborhood is right for your trip?

By Nina Derham in London— Choosing accommodation in London can be tricky. The city is so vast that if you are on the hunt for cheap accommodation, you run the risk of ending up a long way from the main sights and spending the majority of your visit battling with the Tube! Trust me, nobody » Read more

London neighborhood spotlight: Bloomsbury

London neighborhood spotlight: Bloomsbury

Ah, Bloomsbury—aptly named for its blossoming trees and for the squares and side streets filled with pretty greenery. Once home to the famous Bloomsbury Group, a gaggle of literary types like Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, the area now hosts the famous British Museum and nearby Russell Square. When choosing the neighborhood for your London hotel or B&B, Bloomsbury is » Read more