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i will be arriving in london on 16th march for one night. arriving and departing heathrow. i have one night, two days to explore and hoping to see most of the main sites with a tour or something. my question is where to stay. i have never been to london and know nothing about it. i want to stay somewhere central, but also need to be close to transport to and from the airport as i will have baggage. or do i taxi? not sure of any prices. i would like a very nice hotel for around 100. pounds. i am a member of the accor club, but looking at the list to choose from, i am confused. where should i stay? is there something better than accor? any ideas would be great.

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1. Re: quick stay

Start at the beginning

When do you arrive -date and time ?

And what time is your departure ?

If you tell us that we will be able to advise where you should stay etc !

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If you are a member of the A-Club then look for a Novotel which you should be able to get for £100 per night. I often stay in the one on Southwark Bridge Road which is just across the River thames from the financial district and walking distance from Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Museum of London. Generally, any Novotel or Mercure in the following postcodes: SE1, SW1, W1, WC1, WC2, EC1,2,3 and 4 will be pretty central. Also, take a look at Premier Inn, Travelodge and Holiday Inn Express for those postcodes. Another area worth considering for it's ease of getting to and from Heathrow is Bloomsbury. Search for Bloomsbury Hotels in the search function on this forum.

To travel from Heathrow the Underground will have you in the centre of town in around 45 minutes and cost £4 single. Not worth getting a travelcard or an Oyster card for such a short stay. Taxi from LHR will set you back £40-£70 each way.

You have no chance of seeing many of the main sights in any detail but you can get a taster by taking the Hop On Hop Off bus.

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sorry, arrive on the 16th March 12 noon at heathrow, need to be back at heathrow 5pm on the 17th March. I am not a night person so want to sitesee during the day. was hoping to get like a tour bus that will take me to maybe to london bridge, the big ben, changing of the guards.......etc.......

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Sadly, even with a Club Card, I don't think you will be able to get the wonderfully located Sofitel St James for your budget but the Novotel Southwark mentioned by DiCanio is well worth seeking out even though it's two changes from Heathrow by tube. There is a very large Novotel by Hammersmith tube so handy for the airport (30 minutes on the Piccadilly line) but you are further away from the sights. You might think the trade off worthwhile.

There are two companies, Big Bus and Original Tour, that offer Hop On Hop Off buses. They will give you an excellent overview of the city and you can get on and off as often as you like within a 24 hour period. A short river cruise and a guided walk are also included in the cost if you have the time.

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There is a Novotel not more than a few minutes' walk from King's Cross station, itself just 60 minutes from LHR on the Piccadilly line.

The hotel is next door to the British Library, there are hop on hop off bus stops nearby as well as London's red buses and the Tube as options.

The Euston Road isn't beautiful, but the hotel is decent enough and the location is fab.

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