Planning a short break to London is an exciting time for any keen traveller, but add in the challenges of finding the perfect package for the perfect price and I find things can become a little bit stressful. There’s deals out there to suit every budget if you’re prepared to do the research, but if you’re short on time or lacking in ideas, it can easily turn into a nightmare. That’s where I can help…
I’ve put together Superbreak’s best winter packages for a short break in London based on 3 different categories…Save, Spend and Splurge. All you have to do is decide which budget suits you?
Where: 3* Comfort Inn Edgware Road, London
Price: From £24.50pp
This colourful accommodation is comfort, convenience and budget rolled into one! Close to Paddington Station, you can discover all London has offer while staying in a fresh and modern 3* hotel for a price that definitely won’t break the bank!
Where: 4* The Caesar Hotel, Hyde Park, London
Price: From £57.00pp
If chic and boutique are more your thing, then forking out a little bit more will get you exactly that. The 4* Caesar Hotel exudes stylishness with tasteful and contemporary guest rooms perfect for a relaxing night’s sleep. Ideally located for popular attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Regent’s Park, I think this hotel is certainly worth the extra pennies.
Where: 4* The Cavendish, London
Price: From £82.50pp
With luxury accommodation and an AA Rosette Awarded Restaurant, you can experience a taste of the highlife at this 4* prestigious London hotel. The Cavendish’s enviable location in the heart of London’s Piccadilly is perfect for city sightseeing and exclusive shopping, making for a very fancy but affordable short break in London!
Attractions + Hotel
London Zoo + Hotel
Where: 3* President Hotel, London
Price: From £70.00pp
Spend a day exploring the famous London Zoo where you can see more than 16,800 magnificent animals from around the globe. After your fun-filled day out, return to the 3* President Hotel for well-deserved relaxing and comfortable night’s stay. Located on the superb Georgian Russell Square, this hotel’s traditional values and modern amenities finish off the perfect in-budget package that all the family can enjoy.
Madame Tussauds + Hotel
Where: 4* Danubius Hotel Regents Park
Price: From £91.35pp
Located just a 10 minute walk away from each other, the 4* Danubius Hotel and Madame Tussauds are the perfect London break combo. Staying in this stylish hotel will leave you fully refreshed and ready for face-to-face encounters with the world’s most famous celebs at Madame Tussauds. They may be only be waxwork versions of the stars, but there’s no harm in just pretending!
London Eye + River Cruise + Hotel
Where: 4* Novotel London West, Hammersmith
Price: From £116.30pp
Offering panoramic views across the capital city, you can view London from new heights (135 meters to be exact) on the fantastic London Eye. Followed up with a spectacular sightseeing River Cruise, this package lets you see London’s main attractions from a different perspective. To top it off, you can stay at the award-winning 4* Novotel London West Hotel in Hammersmith for luxury short break worth splashing the cash for.
Theatre + Hotel
Jersey Boys + Hotel
Where: 3* Enterprise Hotel Kensington
Price: From £67.50pp
For such a fantastic price you really can’t go wrong with a Jersey Boys theatre break in London. Featuring popular hits from the world-famous Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, this award-winning musical is a must-see. Staying at the modern and stylish 3* Enterprise Hotel in the heart of Kensington, I think it’s the most affordable way to visit the West End without compromising on budget and quality.
The Bodyguard + Hotel
Where: 4* Best Western Maitrise Suites Apartment Hotel
Price: From £85.50pp
Take your accommodation to the next level and opt for a luxurious studio or one-bed apartment at the 4* Best Western Maitrise. Your very own home from home, this apartment hotel is ideal for an exclusive theatre break to see The Bodyguard. As an exciting stage adaptation of the Hollywood Blockbuster movie, you can experience a romantic thriller that will have you gripped from start to finish.
Wicked + Hotel
Where: 4* Novotel London Excel
Price: From £98.50pp
Take yourself self away from the city centre hustle and bustle in the tranquil 4* Novotel London Excel in the Docklands area. An impressive and contemporary hotel, it’s the perfect retreat after watching the unforgettable musical, Wicked. With powerful songs and a truly enchanting story, this theatre break promises an extraordinary experience of London (and Oz).
Let’s not forget about the food! After all, what’s a short break without delicious food to help us power through all the sightseeing? Here’s my short guide of on-budget foodie places in London I think are worth a visit.
Soho Joe – Under 10per head
Incredible pizza and a soft drink for under £10…what more needs to be said?
Planet Hollywood – £20 – £40per head
Starters £4.95 – £12.50
Mains £9.50 – £23.50
Desserts £4.50 – £6.75
For Hollywood inspired dinning with a delicious menu of American classics this is the place to be!
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Mandarin Oriental – £50 – £100per head
Starters £14.50 – £22.50
Mains £24 – £74
Desserts £10.00 – £13.00
A foodie experience like no other, offering an exquisite menu inspired by historic British gastronomy. And if you really fancy splurging, you can even combine dinner with a stay at the 5* Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park from £255.84pp – who says you can’t put a price on luxury?
Are you a save, spend or splurge when it comes to planning your London break? Got any top tips for budgeting a short break in London? Get in touch with us today using the comments box below.
*All prices within this post were correct at time of publication, prices subject to change.