I have an overnight in London coming up later this month - arriving to Stansted at around 11pm, leaving from Gatwick at 10:30 the next morning. I think the best thing to do is take the National Express bus to Victoria Station that night, then take the Gatwick Express the next morning.
I have 2 questions for London insiders - I know that there are many small hotels near Victoria Station, but will my late night arrival time be a problem for getting a room? I'm estimating I'll arrive around 1am at night. Also, is the area around Victoria Station safe to walk around at that hour of night? I won't have much luggage but I am a youngish woman and will be alone.
Any suggestions? I had hoped to find a simple room for no more than about 90 pounds a night, but I'd be willing to pay more for something really close to the station.