Guests and tourists visiting London often complain about the high prices of British capital stores, restaurants and hotels.
Booking a room in a convenient location often eats in the budget you intended to set aside for shopping, go out or else enjoy yourself. But not everybody knows that you can make significant savings by choosing cheaper hotels in London that still maintain decent and consistent quality. Such an option is Travelodge – a fast-growing chain that has hotels dotted all over the city.
Let's make one thing ready. Travelodge is probably not the best option if you want to indulge in luxury. If you like tasteful furniture and can not live without a spa then look elsewhere. But if these are not essential and you just want a place to rest your tired head, Travelodge may prove to be your best bet. Living at Travelodge can help you avoid spending a little fortune on the nights of your stay, so you can reinvest your precious budget in the days instead.
As more and more visitors come to London for short breaks, it does not make sense to spend large sums on the hotel alone. Since you can spend the whole day exploring London, there is often no time left to enjoy the luxury of a five-star hotel you may have paid through your nose to.
At the same time, staying in a "basic" hotel can be a great motivation to make you move in the morning and spend full day enjoying London – instead of staying in your king size bed and personal jacuzzi, which could be enjoyed anywhere in the world.
There are 28 Travelodge hotels in London and more than 4,000 rooms with many new currently under development. The location varies greatly, but all hotels are well connected to London's transport network (pipes, buses, etc.).
In fact, there are even more Travelodges in places such as Marylebone and Tower Bridge – these are certainly not cheap places and many other central London hotels will be happy to give you a little fortune just for the area.
But staying at a Travelodge instead could save you big money in the room without having to compromise anywhere on the spot. You get a particularly good deal if you book in one of Travelodge's periodic "sales" when they release a large amount of rooms at stupid prices (sometimes below £ 20 / night and often less than £ 50 which is still excellent value).
Some people may say Travelodge hotels are "characterless"; but the London itself is so full of character that you will inevitably want more to remember than from the hotel you've stayed in. You can find out more about budget hotels in London on the London Hotels Insight blog. You'll also find head-to-head reviews there with other cheap London hotels like Premier Inn, Luna & Simone Hotel (near Victoria), YOTEL and more.