Multi-Family lodging in London
September 9, 2019 11:34 AM   Subscribe

For a stay in London this winter for about five nights, with two grandparents and three families (call it 16 people total), what are the best options? I am curious about specific neighborhoods, and also types of lodging and ways to book it. Thanks so much!

For a hypothetical family trip this winter (Dec. 28 to Jan. 2, say) in central London, what are my best options? The initial idea is several rooms in a chain hotel, but such a large group makes the usual booking sites upset.

So maybe a house or several apartment units would be preferable. Does London do VRBO or AirB&B better -- or something else?

Travel on the tube is fine: the adults have all been to London a couple of times or more, though not in 20 years. The kids are between 11-20 years old.

Zone 1-2 would be great, but there must be better deals and some quieter neighborhoods in Zone 3. Typical tourist stuff, so most/all the time will be spent in central London.

posted by wenestvedt to Travel & Transportation around London, England (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
You could try looking for vacation accommodation at some of the London universities. Students are mostly away from uni over Xmas so there will likely be some availability. You might be able to get separate rooms with or without shared kitchens. Some student accommodation can be pretty nice these days.

LSE accommodation tends to be spread out around central London. There's also Imperial, UCL and others to check but not sure they will all have winter spaces, some may just be summer.
posted by biffa at 1:19 PM on September 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

I've stayed in serviced apartments when I travel, which have full kitchens and usually a washer/dryer in the unit or on the hotel premises.
posted by brujita at 2:12 PM on September 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

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