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Thread poster: Jerzy Czopik

Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Sep 23, 2003

My daughter (16) is spending a school year in England. She is living in Hove now. For a half term holiday (last week of October) she wants to go to London with some of her new friends. They all are exchange students.
As we made bad experience with a "fresh renewed 3 stars hotel" last year, I would like to get some tips for her.
Any ideas are gladly welcome.

Thanks a lot in advance

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Mueen Issa  Identity Verified
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go to Sep 24, 2003

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Lucy Phillips  Identity Verified
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Use a Youth Hostel Sep 24, 2003


The only reasonably priced, good quality accommodation I know of in London is at youth hostels. As she's with friends they can probably find a two or three bedded room so don't imagine that youth hostels these days are all grim dormitories!

I know a couple of people (much older than your daughter) who have stayed at Youth Hostels in London - and enjoyed it - because it was the only way they could afford to stay in central London. If she's only going for a week or so there's absolutely no point in staying outside the centre.

YHA have hostels in St Pancras and Oxford Street:

Not all hostels in UK have YHA affiliation - it doesn't mean they're bad but get a good report on one (via the internet or travel guide etc) before choosing it.

Hope she has fun!

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Travel Inn or Travel Lodge Sep 24, 2003

These are chains of hotels with good prices for London, without many 'bells and whistles' but confortable and clean. I usually go there because of their prices and the family rooms. They can be booked from Internet.

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schmurr  Identity Verified
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ooaaaayy emm see ay doodle doo… ;o) Sep 24, 2003

I stayed at the YMCA in Tottenham Court Road ages ago - maybe they moved in the meantime…

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Araksia Sarkisian  Identity Verified
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LONDON SUMMER SCHOOL 2003 in ASTOR College...:) Sep 30, 2003

Jerzy! I've been there long time ago...and still remember the place with very warm feelings...:)
It's a quiet place and just in the middle of everything: The British Museum, British telecom tower, Channel 4 (vis-a-vis my windows...;)
Astor College
99 Charlotte Street
London W1P 1LD
Telephone 011-44-20 7381 4537
FAX 011-44-20 7383 0843

Nearest tubes are:
Goodge Street, Warren Street, Euston Square.

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