If there’s one thing we understand at Frommer’s, it’s that for many travelers, being able to visit places affordably is the only way to visit them at all.
In 1957, Frommer’s burst upon the publishing scene with the now-iconic Europe on 5 Dollars a Day, a blockbuster travel guidebook written for people with limited means. That $5 in 1957 would be worth more than $50 today, whch wouldn’t be enough to meet the cost of travel now. But we still understand that most travelers aren’t made of money, and lots of people still have to stick to lean budgets in order to experience expensive cities like London.
The following London budget hotels are clean, safe, and respectable, and all cost a mere £100 a night (about US$124 or CA$165)—sometimes even less. The competition charges many multiples of that.
All of our inexpensive hotels are located within an easy walk or Tube ride of the attractions you go to London to see, so high transportation costs won’t be part of your expenses either. You probably won’t see any interior design breakthroughs, you might find the spaces are tight (which is typical for London in general), and you may see some signs of normal wear in your room.
But so what? With what you save on accommodations, you’ll have more money to spend on West End shows, tours, shopping, museums (here’s a list of the free ones), and meals in one of the greatest cities in the world.