Wednesday, 18 April 2012

100 Days to the Olympics - Where to Stay Cheap.

Its all about the Olympics here in London today. Lots of events and posters about. What about you? have you been lucky enough to get tickets for any of the events? I haven`t managed to get any although I have entered all the ballots but London will still be very exciting this year. Check out the Giant Olympic Rings of flowers on this Video.

Trafalgar Square Fountains

The hotels are very expensive during the Olympics and during early June when all the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations are on. If you haven`t already booked you probably wouldn`t get a room anyway but have you thought of staying outside of London. Most places within an hour of London are easy to get to.

St Stephens House Oxford
I stayed in Oxford recently see my review on  Chris Reid . I stayed in St Sephens House which Subject to availability, St Stephen’s House can offer B&B accommodation to the general public (email: £40 pppn

Oxford is just less than an hour from London and is amazing in its own right. I would definetly recommend staying here it is stunning.
The Airport Travelodges/Premier Inns and Holiday Inns are another option again within easy reach of London with good bus and train services. They are not cheap during the Olympics but are very reasonable at other times.

Stonehenge is approx 137 Kilometers from London and Salisbury Cathedral not much further they are wonderful why not stay around here if you have time and travel into london for the Olympics. I have just booked two rooms in Amesbury two miles from Stonehenge for £23.50 per double room on Sunday 5th August which is part of the August Bank Holiday.  I only needed one night as I am going to take photos as well as enjoying the sights. I could have got all other nights except Saturday for £35 a  night. I have spent more than that staying in dorms in youth hostels so its not bad. Again this is in a Travelodge but thats fine by me at those prices.  I am not sponsored by Travelodge but you really can`t get better than that. Their site is the one I look at first when looking for a budget hotel. There is an express bus from Victoria Bus station  London to Stonehenge costing £32 return.

St Albans is less than an hour from London and has a wonderful Cathedral, Roman Walls and a fabulous park. Good shopping and great little resturants. Jamie Olivers Italian has just opened and The Abbots Kitchen Cafe in the Cathedral is lovely.

The Palace London
London will be fantastic this year so enjoy it whatever your budget. 

Leicester Square London is always busy but thats part of the fun of London.


Frugal in WV said...

I love the olympics, I wish I could go to London when they were there. London is great on a normal basis and would be a lot of fun during all the olympic activities! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog, I think your doing a great job on your blog, you include lots of photos which always grabs peoples attention!

chrisreid said...

Thanks Wish I had a ticket for any of the Olympics games but they are like gold dust.