I have always visited London on business and luckily stayed at the Dorchester. I love to stay there, however, I always depended on taxis for transportation. I am now planning a "fun" trip with my family and want a more central location where the streets are not deserted and I will feel comfortable walking after dark.
Would Green Park area be more lively? What hotels would you suggest in the 150-200 range ($3-400).
A friend suggested Upper Street area in north Maida Vale or Islington areas for a neighborhood feel. Isn't this far outy, and what hotels are there other than a Marriott and Hilton?
Thanks in advance for any help.