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Bruce Madmin

12-03-00, 10:45 AM (GMT)
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"Where to stay in London?"
 
   This must be a question many are interested in and yet I don't think we have covered it before... where are good (and cheap!) places to stay in London for those who are seeing performances at Covent Garden or in the West End?

Any and all ideas please


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Where to stay in London? eugene 12-03-00 1
     RE: Where to stay in London? Caz 12-03-00 2
         RE: Where to stay in London? Carly Gillies 12-03-00 3
             RE: Where to stay in London? Ann 12-03-00 4
  RE: Where to stay in London? Karen 13-03-00 5
     RE: Where to stay in London? eugene 13-03-00 6
         RE: Where to stay in London? p.s.stammers 13-03-00 7
             RE: Where to stay in London? alison 13-03-00 8
                 RE: Where to stay in London? Eugene Merrett 13-03-00 9
  RE: Where to stay in London? Renee Renouf 16-03-00 10

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eugene

12-03-00, 12:39 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   Perhaps one should stay close to a main rail terminus if they are coming from out of town.

I know that at Paddington if you walk accross the street to Norfolk Square there are plenty of hotels that offer fairly nice rooms for 30.

Or there is always the Savoy - the closest hotel to the ROH at a little more then 30


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Caz

12-03-00, 02:55 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   Local and national newspapers are often a good place to start. Lots of smaller, cheaper London hotels advertise in local papers. Then of course there's lots of deals that have ballet/opera/theatre visits with hotel bookings included. Try travel agents, national press and Classic FM for those.

'Course you can't beat having several friends with lots of crash space in London... pity that none of 'em like ballet... sigh...


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Carly Gillies

12-03-00, 04:34 PM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   Sounds as if it's time to educate those friends Caz. - Plan for the long term !


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Ann

12-03-00, 07:51 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   Not just London. Why not other major cities, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham....? You've opened up a can of worms here Bruce. Actually I think BRB do have a scheme which offers discount accommodation for its 'Friends'.


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Karen

13-03-00, 05:15 AM (GMT)
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5. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   Sigh! I deeply regret the loss of my London flat - in Covent Garden (18/20 Betterton St, as a matter of fact). Alas, I didn't live there when I spent those nights queuing up for the opening of one of the booking periods/galas nor when I worked at Covent Garden. I DID have friends regularly camping out on my couch and even floor, but by that time people weren't sleeping out all that often.

Seriously, there are some hotels in Bloomsbury. I think I stayed at the Haddon Hall Hotel, which was in a road (can't remember the name and can't find my A-Z at this moment) that led north from Bloomsbury Square. There are a number of others around there - not all are frightfully expensive.


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eugene

13-03-00, 11:39 AM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   Try the web to look for bargain hotels.

Try www.discouthotels.com.

I find it execellent in the USA and they offer rooms in London.

However as it is offered mostly to Americans - there will not too many shared bathroom rooms - so it can be expensive.


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p.s.stammers

13-03-00, 12:15 PM (GMT)
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7. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   For Birmingham try the ISIS when the Hipodrome reopens. For the Rep any hotel in Broad Street, there are two Forte Post Houses and a Novotel which are relatively inexpensive compared to the Chamberlain Copthorne and Swallow. For cheaper hotels look for ones on the Hagley Road, good bus service to and from the theatre. Avoid Hagley Road West its too far out.
Pauline


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alison

13-03-00, 01:23 PM (GMT)
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8. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   I did post something last summer about one of the universities' residences having rooms available, although I think this is only during the vacations. On the other hand, I did see them advertising the other day, but can't remember details at present. But the residences were on High Holborn, only about 5 minutes' walk from the ROH. Try doing a database search from about July/August last year with "accomodation" in the title.

Be very careful about Paddington - some bits of it are, I gather, distinctly insalubrious.


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Eugene Merrett

13-03-00, 09:13 PM (GMT)
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9. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   Oh well!

I guess it is the Savoy in that case.


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Renee Renouf

16-03-00, 08:08 AM (GMT)
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10. "RE: Where to stay in London?"
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   I looked up in a search engine called http://www.askjeeves.com> for bed and breakfast,
London. I don't have the print out handy, but there was quite a listing from the economical (translated means $99.00 U.S.) to the YMA near the
British Museum. For summer usage, college dormitorites are recommended from 14 pounds.


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