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Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:14 am

Invis and I are going to be in London briefly in May for a guild meetup (about four overnights) and I'm looking for ideas on where to stay. I've been before and stayed around Trafalgar Square, which was a decent location as it seemed to be pretty close to everything. However, I'm looking for somewhere different this time. Last time I was there I didn't feel like I got much of a sense of the different areas (zones?) in London and therefore have NO idea where we should stay this time.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Aubade » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:10 pm

Cardiff! just so you can hear the accents! lol
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:03 pm

I've had several Welsh guildies over the years...

Also, I need to find you and punch you now.
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:19 am

I would also be interested in this kind of advice. Just been looking on Expedia and LastMinute.com for cheap & relatively central hotels (with free wifi) and mostly the ones that come up have been around Kensington and Notting Hill, but I really don't know the first thing about London (sense of scale, for one. Kensington seems a bit off-to-the-west of where most "stuff" is, but I don't know what it's like for distance).
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby lythac » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:06 am

KysenMurrin wrote:but I really don't know the first thing about London (sense of scale, for one. Kensington seems a bit off-to-the-west of where most "stuff" is, but I don't know what it's like for distance).


If you haven't already check out Travel for London's journey planner and the tube map.

Travel For London Journey Planner - http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/
Standard Tube Map - http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/ ... be-map.pdf

If you go into "Cycling & Walking" tab on the right, you can check "Show walking route if available" box and with your results it will tell you how long to walk.

South Kensington > Leicester Square (somewhere central)

10min tube (doesn't seem to include 3/4 minute wait time for train)
42min fast walk
55min average walk

Nikachelle wrote:Last time I was there I didn't feel like I got much of a sense of the different areas (zones?) in London and therefore have NO idea where we should stay this time.

Any suggestions?


I am off to lunch now but when I return will suggest some places.

Also, what do you want to do for your guild meet? Drinks, some other activity?

Off the top of my head to stay/go out in -

Camden
Soho (nearest stop Tottenham Court Road)
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Nikachelle » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:23 am

Pub is at the forefront of what we'll probably be doing with the guild. My paintball idea got shot down pretty quickly by people who didn't want to get sweaty. I think bowling is a top contender as well. (I'm also open to other suggestions!)

I'll check out your links when I get a chance at work. Thank you!
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Nooska » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:43 pm

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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Aubade » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:21 pm

Nikachelle wrote:I've had several Welsh guildies over the years...

Also, I need to find you and punch you now.



O.o Why?
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby katraya » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:27 pm

When I was there we stayed near Earls Court. It was very convenient to everything, but not super expensive.
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Nikachelle » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:05 pm

Aubade wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:I've had several Welsh guildies over the years...

Also, I need to find you and punch you now.



O.o Why?

Every time I ask for suggestions on a place I'm going to, there's always a few people who go "go [insert any place we're not going] here instead!"
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby KysenMurrin » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:16 pm

Heh. What was it last time, see Denmark while in Paris? At least this one was the same country.
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Nikachelle » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:43 pm

KysenMurrin wrote:Heh. What was it last time, see Denmark while in Paris? At least this one was the same country.

Same island you mean. Not same country!
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby KysenMurrin » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:44 pm

Bah. Same nation. :P
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Aubade » Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:58 pm

Nikachelle wrote:
Aubade wrote:
Nikachelle wrote:I've had several Welsh guildies over the years...

Also, I need to find you and punch you now.



O.o Why?

Every time I ask for suggestions on a place I'm going to, there's always a few people who go "go [insert any place we're not going] here instead!"


O.o I thought Cardiff was a district of london.........O.o I'm dumb, disregard me.
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Re: Where to stay in London? (Need ideas)

Postby Rhiannon » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:24 pm

Hahahaha wow.
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