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June 27, 2012 2:54 PM   Subscribe

London Filter: Aunt and Mom plus one nephew looking for a place to stay mid-August. Any ideas that are three day weekend central to everything with some character?

After checking expedia and some other travel places, nothing really pops out. Happy with an apartment rental or hotel, but don't know where to start. Unfortunately my london knowledge is outdated.

Key points: Should be accessible via a couple of tube stops to the tourist favourites. In an area with restaurants and distractions for a 13 year old.

Thanks for the help!
posted by Funmonkey1 to Travel & Transportation around London, England (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yikes ... you'll be there for the Olympics, which means everything will be nutso and public transport is going to be even worse. Are you actually going to any of the events? That will make a difference for suggestions on where to stay.
posted by vickyverky at 3:00 PM on June 27, 2012

Have been staring at London apts on "airbnb" for past two days. They will for sure have something for you. You have to create an account and kind of figure out the site but it is awesome and there are still availabilities for mid-august in a mid-priced range where 2-3 people can be in one room. Trust me, I have been staring at rooms for 2 days!! Just google "airbnb london".
posted by bquarters at 3:02 PM on June 27, 2012

(Olympics ends on the 12th as far as I know- July 27th to Aug 12).
posted by bquarters at 3:18 PM on June 27, 2012

(Olympics ends on the 12th as far as I know- July 27th to Aug 12).

The Paralympics start on Aug 29th so London is expected to remain busy until mid September. I would recommend a hotel over apartment rental as rents have skyrocketed.
posted by ellieBOA at 4:55 AM on June 28, 2012

Second airbnb. I ought to contact them for a commission for all the recommending I do! The map feature really narrows it down for you.
posted by AnOrigamiLife at 12:53 AM on June 29, 2012

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