We've just had a window of opportunity open up and are thinking of visiting London in May. This will be our second trip to London but the first trip was 30 years ago (imagine before Trip Advisor--how did we manage?). At that time, we stayed in a B&B in Ebury Street. I recall the location being excellent--close to Victoria Station and walkable to many sites. Although not adverse to a B&B, we do prefer a private bath, and by that I mean a private bath not a bath with a window to the room such as you see in many "modern" hotels. We enjoy walking so would like to be able to be within walking distances of at least some sites. Is Ebury Street still a desirable location? I've read the forums and have gotten quite confused on where we might want to stay. We will be flying into Heathrow and most likely will take a train from Heathrow to our hotel. By London standards, I expect we would be looking for budget accommodation. I've sent an information request to Lime Tree Hotel but haven't heard back yet. I'm looking for contrbutors' favourite areas to stay.
We still are deciding whether to stay in London with side trips, such as Liverpool and Stonehenge for the entire two weeks or whether to take the Eurostar to Brussels or France for the latter part of the second week. We have to decide soon as I understand Eurostar tickets are cheaper booked in advance. Any informaton based on experience with side trips will be welcome.
Am I correct in thinking May 6 is a bank holiday?