London on a budget

 

People often ask me about ideas on London on a budget.  I recently did a trip to London staying at a low budget hotel and had a great 3 course dinner for less than £12!

The Pavilion Hotel offers rates from £69 including breakfast. I stayed in a single room and  breakfast, served on a tray in your room. It’s located close to Edgware Road, on Sussex Gardens and all rooms are different decorated, very cool and quirky. I stayed in the ‘Monochrome Marilyn’, my friend got to stay in The War & Peace room, which was located towards the street so she had some hard time sleeping from all the noise from the traffic. But what can you expect for £69 per night, right?

And by the way, if you’re on a GI diet or sugar detox…skip the hotel breakfast… :-)

There are a few coffee shops around the corner from the hotel, incl. Starbucks if you are looking for a healthier alternative.

Before going to bed we had a lovely meal at Brasserie Zédel located right by Piccadilly Circus. Great place, really good food at a bargain. You can have a set 3 course meal for less than £12! And I loved the atmospehere, very French, art-deco and very busy. Fully booked on a Wednesday night so make sure you book beforehand.

Earlier in the day I visited some great musuems: Kensington Palace and Victoria & Albert Musuem. All for free except for some of the exhibitions.

London doesn’t have to cost you much, you just have to be smart. Then of course,  I always  wish I had £1000 to shop for…shopping in London is very tempting….I will keep on dreaming….

-Helene-

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