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Old 15-01-09, 02:40 PM   #1
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Default London Hotel/Area Advice?

I've got to book a hotel for a conference in London next month - the conference is at a place called "Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington

I don't know London AT ALL - I've only ever been through it on the train, and hopped on & off the tube a couple of times in the process.

I've found a hotel on LateRooms that seems Ok (Days Hotel, Hackney Road, E2 8PP). From what I can gather, it's roughly 2/3 miles away from the conference centre.

I'm there for three days - is it worth me looking for somewhere different? I wouldn't mind seeing a bit of London in the evenings whilst I'm there. Is that a reasonable place to get to & from the city centre etc?

Sorry if this is a silly question!?
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Old 15-01-09, 03:05 PM   #2
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well highbury isslington is the nearest tube and you can quite easily get into central london from there.

not too far at all.

cant give you any advice about the hotel as iv never stayed in one but im sure its fine!
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Old 15-01-09, 03:14 PM   #3
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Default Re: London Hotel/Area Advice?

Its not in a nice part of town...

Mixed reviews of it as well.

It looks ok, but you should be able to do better perhaps for that sort of money.

Try http://www.lastminute.com and http://www.tripadvisor.com/

Tripadvisor gives user submitted reviews & photos, it's very good for getting the real ideal of where you are staying.

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Old 15-01-09, 03:40 PM   #4
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Default Re: London Hotel/Area Advice?

Thanks Folks,

Is there a better area nearish by (I don't mind travelling a bit on the tube/taxi etc to get to & from the conference) that I should look into?

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Old 15-01-09, 04:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: London Hotel/Area Advice?

Angel tube is waaaaay closer to the BDC than Highbury & Islington.
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Default Re: London Hotel/Area Advice?

Note sure what your budget is, however I stayed here last Friday Night:-

Holborn Grange

It was a part of my Birthday pressie - think it was about 100 inc brekkie for the night, cheapest deal was booking direct with the hotel.

Great location - 1 minute walk from Russell Square tube or Holborn Tube, and about 5 mins or so walk from Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Soho and Oxford Street.

Nice pool and sauna etc. - rooms are pretty big with very comfy beds:-



Also not too far from Islington - looks almost walkable :-

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