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  • Tracy 315 posts

    Don’t stay in London much or if I do it’ll be pretty central. Needing to choose where to stay – work for OH and leisure for me. Work is in Watford for OH. Where would be best placed for hotel for quickish commute to Watford but still good location for sightseeing/shopping and also meals/shows at night? Issue will be hotel – probably max £200 per night mid week lol. Flights will be to Heathrow.

    Olly 242 posts

    Somewhere near Euston (Russell Sq perhaps?) would be convenient for getting a fast train to Watford, and close to many sightseeing locations

    memesweeper 1,255 posts

    Somewhere near Euston (Russell Sq perhaps?) would be convenient for getting a fast train to Watford, and close to many sightseeing locations

    the best location, but with a high-density of poor/tired hotels unfortunately. Check recent tripadvisor reviews before booking anything!

    aseftel 269 posts

    Tough brief. You might be able to do the Pullman on Euston Road on that budget. Otherwise there isn’t much near Euston station. You could go further out somewhere like Marriott Regents Park, but it’s a very slow Overground trip to Watford unlike the nonstop services from Euston.

    A bit of a wildcard would be the Samuel Ryder in St Albans. There’s a fairly quick, if infrequent, service to Watford from the Abbey station and a good service through central London at the main station (e.g. 22 mins to St Pancras, 37 mins to London Bridge). There’s also enough in St Albans for a day of exploring or a meal out.

    Tony5896 10 posts

    First post for me please go easy ..

    I’ve had to do that a couple of times and approached it in reverse, Stayed at the Premier Inn Kings Langley and got the tube into London ..

    Ant M 57 posts

    First post for me please go easy ..

    I’ve had to do that a couple of times and approached it in reverse, Stayed at the Premier Inn Kings Langley and got the tube into London ..

    I assume you mean train not tube since the Tube doesnt go as far as Kings Langley?

    A hotel in Watford seems like a good choice – convenient for the OP’s OH working and a quick train ride (or slower tube) into London for the OP.

    For staying in London, the Pullman is by the British Library and a short walk from both Kings Cross and Euston for convenient tube and rail links.

    Tony5896 10 posts

    I assume you mean train not tube since the Tube doesnt go as far as Kings Langley?
    A hotel in Watford seems like a good choice – convenient for the OP’s OH working and a quick train ride (or slower tube) into London for the OP.
    For staying in London, the Pullman is by the British Library and a short walk from both Kings Cross and Euston for convenient tube and rail links.

    I meant tube from Watford, it’s the Metropolitan Line.

    Tracy 315 posts

    Thanks guys, Pullman out of budget unfortunately. I’m thinking Radisson Blu Grafton?
    Is £21 return from Euston to Watford the cheapest for the train?

    Ant M 57 posts

    Thanks guys, Pullman out of budget unfortunately. I’m thinking Radisson Blu Grafton?
    Is £21 return from Euston to Watford the cheapest for the train?

    I think an off-peak ticket is neareer £14, but depends what times you’re travelling as to whether its peak or off-peak.

    NigelHamilton 209 posts

    You could try here (The Suites by St Pancras Hotel group). Well rated and not too far to walk to Euston, and the area round St. P/Kings X is much nicer than it used to be.

    https://g.co/kgs/WJEiKam

    For next week, 2 nights midweek, it’s £200 per night direct, £230 with hotels.com etc but only £175 with Ginger Travel 😉

    BJ 657 posts

    Would definitely stay within walking distance of Euston. Way out suggestion: if it’s out of term you could role-play your student days by getting a room at UCL and use the cash saved for more fun stuff than a hotel room.

    Tracy 315 posts

    It’ll be peak hours…

    Thanks guys, Pullman out of budget unfortunately. I’m thinking Radisson Blu Grafton?
    Is £21 return from Euston to Watford the cheapest for the train?

    I think an off-peak ticket is neareer £14, but depends what times you’re travelling as to whether its peak or off-peak.

    Tracy 315 posts

    Lol, like your thinking…

    Would definitely stay within walking distance of Euston. Way out suggestion: if it’s out of term you could role-play your student days by getting a room at UCL and use the cash saved for more fun stuff than a hotel room.

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