Inexpensive Hotels in London

We have collected for you the best inexpensive hotels in London with the help of Eleventy traveler blog.

Do they actually exist?

Do inexpensive hotels in London actually exist?

Well, yes, they do, but you should keep in mind that ‘inexpensive’ is a relative term as far as London is concerned. The hotels included on this page will set you back anything from £100 to £200 per night for a double room.

Depending on your budget, you might not think this is particularly ‘inexpensive’, but accommodation in London is so ridiculously pricey, and some of these hotels are so centrally located, that they actually represent very good deals.

A lot of the more inexpensive hotels in London are categorized as 3-star, and there’s a vast amount of dross among them.

The hotels listed here, however, are highly regarded, generally well-reviewed, and represent good value for money because of their location, facilities, etc.

Fielding Hotel

Address: 4 Broad Court, Bow Street, WC2

Tube: Covent Garden

Size: 25 rooms

Right in the heart of Covent Garden, the Fielding Hotel stands on a pedestrianized street and, from the outside, rather resembles the kind of family pensione you might find in Italy.

Facilities and services are basic. Although the front desk is manned around the clock, there’s no bar, breakfast room, concierge, or room service. And there’s no lift.

The location, however, is hard to beat – less than a minute’s walk from the Royal Opera House, within walking distance of most West End theatres, and close to the restaurants of Soho and Chinatown.

Strand Palace Hotel

Address: 372 Strand, WC2

Tube: Charing Cross / Covent Garden

Size: 785 rooms

Located right opposite the Savoy Hotel, the Strand Palace is huge, central and very popular.

Like many other inexpensive hotels in London, it’s a functional, no-frills, three-star establishment. Rooms are modern and predominantly small, with 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi – but no air-conditioning, which can be a bit of a problem in summer.

Slap bang in the middle of Covent Garden, within walking distance of a huge number of London’s most popular attractions, not to mention its theatres, bars and restaurants, this is a solid, great value hotel.

Luna Simone Hotel

Address: 47-49 Belgrave Road, SW1

Tube: Victoria / Pimlico

Size: 36 rooms

Two converted houses make up the Luna Simone Hotel, a family-run establishment in the charming neighborhood of Pimlico, an area much in demand for its proximity to Westminster.

Most of the main tourist attractions are within walking distance, but there’s also a bus that stops right outside the hotel, which will take you directly to Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.

base2stay Kensington

Address: 25 Courtfield Gardens, SW5

Tube: Earls Court / Gloucester Road

Size: 67 rooms

Located in South Kensington, overlooking a garden square, base2stay – which aims to offer ‘affordable luxury’ – sits somewhere between a traditional hotel and a serviced apartment. All rooms have mini-kitchens and there’s a large supermarket a few minutes’ walk away, making this the perfect option if you want to keep costs down by doing some self-catering.

Kensington Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall are all close by, and the hotel is near to a couple of tube stations, giving easy access to the center of town.

Lancaster Gate Hotel

Address: 66 Lancaster Gate, W2

Tube: Lancaster Gate /Queensway

Size: 188 rooms

Located in a white stucco-fronted building typical of the Bayswater area and just steps away from Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, the Lancaster Gate Hotel is one of the most popular inexpensive hotels in London.

Recently renovated, the rooms are clean and bright, and the doubles and triples are very spacious by London standards.

The hotel is equidistant from Notting Hill and Marble Arch, and it’s possible to walk to both – although the public transport connections are good if you should decide you’ve had enough exercise.

Hoxton Hotel

Address: 81 Great Eastern Street, EC1

Tube: Old Street

Size: 208 rooms

I can hardly believe I’m including a hotel as upmarket as the Hoxton in the ‘inexpensive hotels in London’ category – but it’s true! Their pricing structure works along the lines of a low-cost airline – prices start low and increase as your date of arrival nears (the opposite of most hotels). By booking six months in advance, you can therefore get a room for less than £100.

Hoxton is one of the trendiest places in London, but it’s a bit off the beaten track tourist-wise and the streets are quiet at night. A lot of affluent people have moved into the area in recent years, but it also has its unsavory elements and is quite rough around the edges. However, it’s perfect if you want to experience a bit of East London life, with markets, tiny pubs, and a buzzy atmosphere.

Top Job Searching Mistakes

What is happening: You’ve searched the entire Internet for jobs. Sent hundreds of resumes and still no phone calls, no leads and definitely no job. Why? The job landscape has changed and your old job searching techniques are most likely no longer applicable.

You must be willing to adapt, improvise and overcome the modern day challenges if you want to land your dream job. It’s not going to be easy, but if steer clear of the following job hunting mistakes you will exponentially increase your chances for employment:

You have a generic cover letter

The cover letter is the only way that an employer is able to gauge your personality and specific skill set for the job. You need to make sure that each cover letter is tailored to the position that you are applying for.  This is the only way to convince the HR person that you meet the detailed requirements for the job.  Submitting a generic cover letter means your chances of getting an interview are slim to none.

You are bombarding the market with your resume.

Sending your resume to each and every job listing ensures that you will come across as lackadaisical. In fact, a lot of large companies outsource their hiring to third party HR companies who may see that you are submitting several resumes for similar positions. Demonstrate that you are industrious and detail orientated by carefully selecting how and where you send your resume during your job search.

In addition, this will save you a lot of time dodging unrelated responses and streamlining the entire application process.

You are forgetting the importance of the follow up.

You can’t assume you don’t have a chance at the job just because you haven’t heard back from the employer. Contrary to popular belief, there is a decent probability that your resume and CV never even made it into the hands of the right person.

Now is not the time to be bashful.  Email, call or send a follow up letter indicating that you are still interested in the position and that you would appreciate a response.  Demonstrating that you are hungry for the job will impress most employers and showcase your passionate about the opportunity.

Get Paid For Your Passions

What do you like to do in your spare time? Play video Games? Work Out? Shop?

What if you could get paid to do what you love?  If you have the patience and most importantly the persistence you can turn your passion into a lucrative career.

First, you have to decide what it is that drives you. You can’t pursue your passions until you have a clear idea of your specific interests.

Second, job shadow. Hang out at the location that serves your interests.  Take notes of who is doing what and how the people interact.  If you go to a Video Arcade take note of the technical crew, the serious gamers and the floor staff. You will be amazed at how much you can learn about the industry as a whole.  This will help you when pursuing job opportunities.  If you are a shopaholic then ask store clerks investigative questions such as season high and lows, how they determine the rotation of specific designers.  The point is to know the industry inside and out so that when potential employers start asking questions you will know your stuff.

Third, outreach. Now that you have made friends with people in the industry start networking for potential positions.  You will most likely have to start a at entry level position, but eventually you will be able to get paid for your passions. Stay strong.

Good luck and happy passion hunting.

Camping Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are exotic camping locations that stand near the southwest coast of Spain. Seeing this from other point of view, the Canary Islands are situated northwest of Morocco (that is 4º from the tropic of cancer). In respect of naval importance, the Canary Islands have played significant role is a central navigational point among Europe, Asia and America.

Temperature: The Canary Islands are the lands or ever-remaining spring. The subtropical climate of this part of the world makes it a great place to camp. The variations of temperatures range between 3 º C to 6º C all year round.

Dry climatic conditions prevail around Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. So no one will miss the sunshine all year round. But around La Palma, Tenerife and Gran Canaria, the are blissful tropical rains every now and then.

That was the climatic temperature. In respect of the air temperature, the variation do not cross the 18º C to 24º C lines. The water is just perfect for the tourists, as the water remains at around 22º C during the summer and 19º C during the winter. So, no second thought is needed for jumping into the waters for swimming and sunbathing all over the years.

The landscapes: The breathtaking beauty of the landscapes is one of the key attractions of camping in Canary Island. Not to mention the snow-capped mountain peaks. These peaks remain just at the right of the beaches of Canary Islands.

The islands: As all of the Canary Islands are part of the major attractions of tourists frpom all over the world, here goes the name/list of the islands that makes up the Canary Island:

Gran Canaria,

Fuerteventura,

Lanzarote,

Tenerife,

La Palma,

Gomer and

Hierro

So that makes 7 islands in total. With these major Islands, there are other small neighbors of the Canary Islands. These smaller versions of the Canary Islands share the same level of exotic elegance of mother nature.

The well known islands of Canary Islands are:

Alegranza,

Graciosa,

Montaña Clara,

Roque del Este,

Roque del Oeste and

Lobos.

The islands are pretty near from each other but the landscape and culture among them are greatly different. This should be written in poetic language but the following are beauties that people fall in the love with:

Volcanoes,

Lush green rain forests,

Sand dunes,

White sandy beaches,

Black volcanic beaches,

Tourist resorts,

Natural parks,

Nightlife,

tradition and art

Just wait to hear from this part of the Spanish kingdom ‘welcome to the Canaries!’

Canary Islands Campsites: Astonishingly though, most of the campsites around the Canary Island are not located in the main Islands. Rather, few of them are in the main lands and the rest are in the smaller islands. A vast variety of amenities is part of the Canary camping heritage. The following are most common among them:

Including walks,

Swimming pools,

Shops,

Bars and

Restaurants etc.

Electricity and healthy supply of water and washrooms are also offered in almost all campsites. The laundry rooms are added advantage these days. Here goes some idea about major campsites in Canary Islands.

Tenerife’s Campsite: Tenerife has only one campsite. It is Camping Nauta in Canada Blanca, Santa Cruz. This place is about two kilometers from the beach. From Los Cristianos it is just two kilometers away. The campers can rent a cabin here. However, if anyone brings in a Motor Home (RV), Caravan or Tents, there is also space for that too.

Gran Canaria Campsites: There are 2 campsites at Gran Canaria. The campsites are-

Camping Temisas in Aguimes and

Camping Guantanamo in Puerto de Morgan

Both of these campsites have good amount of arrangements for Motor Home (RV) of the campers. They allow Caravan or Tents too. The good thing is, campers can keep their pets around the area. Bigger vehicles can access it easily. The entire place is bounded with trees and other plant lives. A great way for outdoor way of living!

Camping de Papagayo – Papagayo – Playa Blanca: This campsite has capacity of 2.000 tourists/campers. There are quite a good amount of campsites around here. Among the campsites, around half caters for tents. The remaining half caters for caravans. Major camping season around this area is from June to September. More info for touring and camping is available at the camping offices.

 

Travel To Iceland – Land Of Ice And Fire

When we think of word Iceland, the first thing which comes to our mind, it is a land of ice but actually not, it is a land of ice and fire. It is a land of midnight sun. It is one of the most popular destinations in the Europe. It is a blanket of white  . It is a perfect place for adventure seekers. . It is unique place with hot spot of volcanoes. It is one of the safest countries where crimes do not exist.

MAIN ATTRACTIONS  OF ICELAND-

The main destinations  are divided into five main categories:

Northern part: It is a land of huge fjords and valleys.  It is one of the best tourist’s spots and an excellent place for spending their time. . It is land of mid night sun. The best places are-Myvatn, The Arctic Circle,Laugafell,The Botanical Garden,Dettifoss waterfall and Godafoss waterfall. River Myvatn is one of the best salmon fishing rivers in the Iceland. It has great species of ducks than any other place in the Europe.

Southern part: It is a land of twin delights of nature and beauty. It is a centerpiece and masterpiece land. It is an interesting place with a wide variety of birds and shores. The main attractive places  are- Jokulasarlon, Gullfoss, Geyser, Landmannalaugar,Thingvellir,Thorsmork and Hekla. The main picturesque attractive places are   Jokulasarlon, Gullfoss and geyser. Jokulasarlon, Gullfoss and geyser forms a Golden Circle with vast glacial waterfalls and jetty glaciers.

Western part :  It is rich variety of nature, history and culture. The best unique places are Hraunfossar with  rocks and  lava field; Glymur, Iceland´s highest waterfall; and Víðgelmir, one of the world´s largest lava caves. Mystical Snæfellsjökull which isthe newest national park. You can enjoy wonderful cruises from Stykkishólmur to Breiðafjörður.

Eastern part:   It is a place with the awesome presence of Vatnajökull, Europe´s largest glacier, and its breathtaking mountains and valleys, deserts and woodlands  . Höfn´s Glacier Centre gives fascinating insights of glaciers, Skaftafell National Park with greeny and dark mountains.

West fjords:  It is place totally different from Western part. It is both breathtakingly raw and amazingly rich in vegetation Dynjandi waterfall spreading in steps down the mountainside, and the bird-lovers´ paradise of Vigur, a tiny island where time seems to stand still makes this place fantastic. And other main attractive place is Latrabjarg, the famous place with bird-cliff.

Reykjavik area:  It is capital and the largest city of Iceland. The cleanest cities in the Western world and also called Europe‘s hottest capital. It is a beautiful place to visit. It is a place with the qualities of a modern, forward-looking society is complemented by a close connection to the beautiful and unspoiled nature in the city´s vicinity.  The night of city is fantastic.

 

Monuments and Places To See In Paris

To make your life more adventurous, you must travel to France.

There are so many tourist attractions in Paris that there simply isn’t time to visit everything during one vacation.

This article is written to give you “must see” list of the monuments, museums, parks and places in Paris.

The Eiffel Tower

You can’t go to Paris without seeing the tower. However, here’s the way to get the best out of it: take the Metro to Trocadero and walk to the Palais de Chaillot.

This palace, intended by Napoleon to be “the biggest and most extraordinary” palace”, is well worth a visit and affords spectacular views across the river to the Eiffel Tower

From Chaillot, walk across the bridge (Pont D’Iena) to the tower itself and the Parc du Champ De Mars which is behind it.

Hotel Des Invalides

One of the biggest attractions for tourists in the city is the golden dome and church of Saint-Louis des Invalides. Within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower, this church and military museum is well worth a visit. And, even if the subject matter doesn’t interest you, the building is so beautiful, it’s worth seeing close up.

The Musee Du Louvre

The Palais du Louvre and pyramid is the most popular museum with tourists. Famous as the home of the Mona Lisa and Venus De Milo, it has one of the largest collections of art in the world.

After a visit to the Louvre, it’s worth taking a walk through the Jardin Des Tuileries. This royal garden with its statues and ponds is a great place to relax (and should be included in any tour of Paris most beautiful parks) before moving onto the Champs Elysees or across the river to see some great impressionist art in the Musee dOrsay

Ile De La Cite

It’s hard to imagine it, but Paris used to be just this little island.

Starting at the famous Pont Neuf bridge (lit. “new bridge”, but it’s the oldest bridge on the Seine) and ending at the Square Jean XXIII behind Notre Dame cathedral, there are few places in the world with so much history per square meter.

Pigalle & Montmartre

When the sun goes down, one of the most famous attractions for visitors to Paris is the famous Moulin Rouge can-can. Although it’s lost the spirit that first made it famous, the “Red Windmill” still puts on a good show.

Other Attractions

I can’t talk about Paris tourist attractions without talking about one of my favorites: the Catacombs. This network of subterranean rooms are filled with millions of human bones and are a fascination, if slightly ghoulish, tourist draw.