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  • ZoeB 88 posts

    I would prefer to be travelling in the opposite direct to the crowds as we leave.
    No hotel status so branded or not doesn’t matter. Paying with cash.
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

    SBIre 159 posts

    There are one or two cheaper hotels if you want to walk south of the O2, like the Pilot or a Holiday Inn Express. The price can vary a lot though. It is hard to avoid the crowds if you are getting the tube – I assume you want to head East, not West so you could aim for the hotels at Canning Town or Stratford. If you are willing to change, there can be good value at the Excel

    Whatsthepoint 124 posts

    If you use the cable car, there are several reasonable, cheaper hotels on the other side of the Thames.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,229 posts

    Cable car closes at 11pm – not sure what time the O2 cut-off is (all events must finish by a certain time, no exceptions).

    There is a ‘just about’ walkable HIX. Not sure how far the Radisson is.

    The real Swiss Tony 652 posts

    The Radisson is on the other side of the river, so if staying there do bring some armbands…

    Ant M 60 posts

    The Radisson is on the other side of the river, so if staying there do bring some armbands…

    There’s a Radisson red not far from the Holiday Inn Express, so I’m guessing that’s the one referred to, not the Radisson Blu across the river

    memesweeper 1,242 posts

    Check the closing time for your event (many are 2230) and last time for Uber boat (aka thamesclippers). Opens up convenient (but not necessarily cheaper) options like the doubletree at towerbridge.

    NorthernLass 7,466 posts

    The Indigo Tower Hill often looks to be very good value for London (i.e. £150 pn), I don’t know if there’s something awful about it keeping prices down!

    memesweeper 1,242 posts

    There are often “bargains” in The City at weekends. The Tower hotel itself is a bit shabby but adequate and in a superb location, and often cheap even midweek.

    The real Swiss Tony 652 posts

    There’s a Radisson red not far from the Holiday Inn Express, so I’m guessing that’s the one referred to, not the Radisson Blu across the river

    That’ll teach me to try and be a smart-arse.

    The Indigo on Minories – typically it’s sold out mid-week, so suspect it’s fine. The Motel One across the road also rates very highly. But both come with the issue of being on the other side of the river.

    They used to run the thames clipper post-events at the O2 as I know I used it. https://www.thamesclippers.com/whats-on-and-offers/the-o2-post-show-services. Seems they still do.

    Richie 970 posts

    Bus services from the O2 are very good. Consider bus 129 to Ibis or Novotel in Greenwich.

    If you want very cheap, bus 472 can get you to Travelodge Woolwich.

    NorthernLass 7,466 posts

    The Doubletree Greenwich always looks a decent option for the price, though I’ve not managed to stay there yet.

    ZoeB 88 posts

    Thanks all, some really useful suggestions.

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