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    • z1a
    • By z1a 22nd Oct 19, 7:34 PM
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    Rooms at103 London?
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 7:34 PM
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    Rooms at103 London? 22nd Oct 19 at 7:34 PM
    Thinking of spending a few nights in London at New Year without breaking the bank.
    Will spend very little time in hotel, so as long as it's clean and fairly central it'll do.
    Searching on Hotels.com I came across Rooms at103 in Whitechapel. Supposedly 3*. but way too cheap IMO. No reviews on Tripadvisor.
    Worth a punt, or is it like Bates' motel?
    Anybody aware of the place?

    TIA for any replies.
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    • Cornucopia
    • By Cornucopia 22nd Oct 19, 7:43 PM
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    It's certainly not "central". It's in a back street in Whitechapel/Stepney around half a mile from a choice of 2 tube stations.
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    • theonlywayisup
    • By theonlywayisup 22nd Oct 19, 8:20 PM
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    It's certainly not "central". It's in a back street in Whitechapel/Stepney around half a mile from a choice of 2 tube stations.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    And OP you may get more help on the correct board. Ask the board guide to move it for you.
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    • By Cornucopia 22nd Oct 19, 8:28 PM
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    • 22nd Oct 19, 8:28 PM
    Moved to UK Holidays.
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 22nd Oct 19, 8:31 PM
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    Reading reviews, I would rather sleep rough under Westminster Bridge

    Depending on when you are actually going, you can get a Premier Inn room for 35 a night
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • z1a
    • By z1a 22nd Oct 19, 9:01 PM
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    And OP you may get more help on the correct board. Ask the board guide to move it for you.
    Originally posted by theonlywayisup
    Apologies, posted in a rush.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 22nd Oct 19, 9:02 PM
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    Reading reviews, I would rather sleep rough under Westminster Bridge

    Depending on when you are actually going, you can get a Premier Inn room for 35 a night
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Premier Inns in centralish London are showing at 300+ a night for 4 of us covering NY period.
    Last edited by z1a; 22-10-2019 at 10:41 PM.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 22nd Oct 19, 9:04 PM
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    It's certainly not "central". It's in a back street in Whitechapel/Stepney around half a mile from a choice of 2 tube stations.
    Originally posted by Cornucopia
    Near enough, nothing we want to see is more than an hours walk, which is fine.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 23rd Oct 19, 2:08 AM
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    Premier Inns in centralish London are showing at 300+ a night for 4 of us covering NY period.
    Originally posted by z1a
    I put dates in for a few days after and Kew was coming up at 35 for a double

    Kew is on the district line, its not long into London

    Thing is, NYE and Day are going to be MEGA expensive what with the fireworks and the Parades
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • z1a
    • By z1a 23rd Oct 19, 6:47 PM
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    I put dates in for a few days after and Kew was coming up at 35 for a double

    Kew is on the district line, its not long into London

    Thing is, NYE and Day are going to be MEGA expensive what with the fireworks and the Parades
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Yep, I know. Fireworks were mainly for Wife, although
    we all enjoy them.
    Main reasons were the Zoo & Natural history museum & a general wander around, so we've decided to skip NY & go a bit before or later.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 23rd Oct 19, 7:52 PM
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    Firework display is sold out anyways and you get a better view on the TV without the crush and the hassle of getting back to your digs

    If you can get Kew, then the National History and Science and the Albert and Victoria Museums are all at South Ken, which is on the same line. From there its just a hop up the road to Knightsbridge and then Buckingham Palace , up the Mall to Trafalger Square, onwards to Leicester Sq etc etc etc

    The dates between the 2nd and the 5th of Jan would be great for sightseeing as most of London workers will be on holidays so the tubes won't be so packed
    if you lend someone 20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • z1a
    • By z1a 23rd Oct 19, 8:25 PM
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    Firework display is sold out anyways and you get a better view on the TV without the crush and the hassle of getting back to your digs

    If you can get Kew, then the National History and Science and the Albert and Victoria Museums are all at South Ken, which is on the same line. From there its just a hop up the road to Knightsbridge and then Buckingham Palace , up the Mall to Trafalger Square, onwards to Leicester Sq etc etc etc

    The dates between the 2nd and the 5th of Jan would be great for sightseeing as most of London workers will be on holidays so the tubes won't be so packed
    Originally posted by suki1964
    Thanks for useful info. Probably be going for a weekend in Nov. don't want to use too many holiday days at work.
    Not bothered about paying a reasonable price for a couple of nights, but I just wasn't prepared to pay c1k for 3 nights.
    We've booked and paid for 2 weeks in Canaries in August for not much more than double that for all 4 of us!
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