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alelysafina
01-14-2006, 07:59 AM
Hey guys! My sister and I are going to go to London during the first week of Wimbledon and I was wondering, to those of you who have been, what the best (but most affordable) hotel or hostel near the site is? Preferably hotels, but hostels are fine aswell.

1sun
01-14-2006, 11:11 AM
the street

Sue Ellen
01-14-2006, 11:16 AM
Hey alelysafina! I go to Wimbledon every year and its pretty hard to find half decent accommodation that isnt way expensive! I stay in Wimbledon village every year because its so close to the tennis but unfortunately everywhere almost doubles their prices during the tennis (because they know tennis players can afford it!!) I've found a couple of pretty good places that charge only about £70stg a night, which is really reasonable compared to some others! I can PM you some phone numbers if you like. But you would need to book very soon as it is almost impossible to find a place close to the tennis at this stage! We booked last September!

Jimnik
01-14-2006, 11:53 AM
I'm afraid London just isn't cheap. And it becomes even less cheap for the 1st week of Wimbledon.

*Ljubica*
01-14-2006, 12:27 PM
Hey guys! My sister and I are going to go to London during the first week of Wimbledon and I was wondering, to those of you who have been, what the best (but most affordable) hotel or hostel near the site is? Preferably hotels, but hostels are fine aswell.
Your best bet is to go on a London Tourist Board website and check out Hotels in the areas nearby. Look for anywhere with a post code of SW19, or in the areas of Putney, Earl's Court or Fulham. I know there is a "TravelLodge" in Putney (2 stops on the tube away) - but although it normally has "special offer rooms" for about £50.00 per night which is really cheap for London, the price rises to over £100.00 during Wimbledon. It's hard for me to advise as I live nearby so never have to get accomodation, but I know there are quite a few places in Earl's Court which is about 10 minutes tube ride away (Wimby is about 10 minutes walk away from Southfields Station and trains run from 5.30am until after midnight). Good Luck anyway.

gooner88
01-14-2006, 12:58 PM
the street

Very wise advice. :lol:
Rosie knows alot more on this than me, but the prices may be cheaper if you stay outside SW London. Ofcourse the journey to Wimbledon everyday would be that bit longer but nowadays you get pretty much anywhere in London by Tube, so it would cancel each other out.

Horatio Caine
01-14-2006, 12:59 PM
the street

:tape:

Mount Goddess
01-14-2006, 03:29 PM
My sister's flat! Cheap, clean and great food!! Plus only 15 minutes drive from Wimbey at 2 in the morning!!!!!

Trivial
01-14-2006, 03:42 PM
Maybe it wuold be better to rent a car and stay at a Travellodge(inn) about 45 minutes outside of London. That would also give you a means of transport to see other parts of London and Essex =)

Nathaliia
01-14-2006, 05:03 PM
my friends stayed in a tent.

Aleksa's Laydee
01-14-2006, 05:06 PM
my friends stayed in a tent.
I plan to do that this year :lol:

Nathaliia
01-14-2006, 05:10 PM
I plan to do that this year :lol:
I would be going from one disco to another and sleep during WTA matches.

savesthedizzle
01-14-2006, 05:36 PM
I didn't know you were going to Wimbledon!! I'll be there for the first day or so of qualifying so I'll probably just miss you. Anyways, you might be better off not staying super close to the grounds. London has plenty of public transportation that is very easy to understand and use.

Check here: www.hostels.com I'll be staying at a hostel myself for the week I'm there that is the week before you come... and I'll be staying at either this one: http://www.hostels.com/en/availability.php/HostelNumber.521 , this one http://www.hostels.com/en/availability.php/HostelNumber.517 or this one but most likely I will be at this one: http://www.hostels.com/en/availability.php/HostelNumber.523 That last one on Queensborough Terrace... not in the same area as Wimbledon at all, but I know the area well personally since that's the street my flat was on when I lived there, and it's in the middle of plenty of tube stops so there is easy transportation available. The ones on Inverness Terrace are in the same area, and they are a stone's throw away from the Bayswater tube stop which is on the District line which takes you right to Wimbledon. But search around the site. The last one, the Astor Quest on Queensborough Terrace is very nicely priced, so it's something to consider. If you decide to stay at anything in this area, you'd just need a weekly travelcard for zones 1-3 and that works on buses too and you'd be able to do any other sightseeing you wanted to in London with the travelcard for the Tube as well.

alelysafina
01-14-2006, 10:25 PM
Maybe it wuold be better to rent a car and stay at a Travellodge(inn) about 45 minutes outside of London. That would also give you a means of transport to see other parts of London and Essex =)

I can't even drive here in California let alone in London! But thanks for the suggestion :)

Also, thanks to everyone else who posted on here :hug:

alelysafina
01-14-2006, 10:32 PM
Also, I was wondering how the tube is?? That's why I mainly asked for something near the site. I know it can take you practically anywhere, but is it hard to navigate through? will I get lost and go around London three times before I find my stop?

Because if it's fairly easy to navigate through, a hotel or hostel farther away would suffice. :)

1sun
01-14-2006, 10:59 PM
as gooner said. its better to stay outside sw19, the tube is a pie of cake, all you need is a tube map and you can get that at any station for free.

savesthedizzle
01-15-2006, 04:24 AM
Also, I was wondering how the tube is?? That's why I mainly asked for something near the site. I know it can take you practically anywhere, but is it hard to navigate through? will I get lost and go around London three times before I find my stop?

Because if it's fairly easy to navigate through, a hotel or hostel farther away would suffice. :)


The tube is really easy, don't worry. I mean, the diagrams are VERY easy to understand and it is very difficult to get lost or accidentally take the wrong train. Everything is color coded and it's very simple. I promise. If I'm wrong and you get lost, and I'm still in London, you can kick me or something ;)

alelysafina
01-15-2006, 04:40 AM
The tube is really easy, don't worry. I mean, the diagrams are VERY easy to understand and it is very difficult to get lost or accidentally take the wrong train. Everything is color coded and it's very simple. I promise. If I'm wrong and you get lost, and I'm still in London, you can kick me or something ;)

You Promise? :p

1sun
01-15-2006, 10:31 AM
btw, the brits dont like yanks, so id be careful. lol. at least your not going to paris.

linus
01-15-2006, 12:16 PM
good luck my dear Noemi :kiss:

alelysafina
01-15-2006, 12:44 PM
btw, the brits dont like yanks, so id be careful. lol. at least your not going to paris.

lol, I'll just say I'm from Mexico :lol:

alelysafina
01-15-2006, 12:44 PM
good luck my dear Noemi :kiss:

Thanks Tosee :hug:

Horatio Caine
01-15-2006, 12:46 PM
btw, the brits dont like yanks, so id be careful. lol. at least your not going to paris.

Ey? :confused: :scratch:

I thought the average Brit liked the Yanks! Besides, if that is the average Brit then it doesn't mean every Brit you walk into hates the Yanks, French etc. I for one have Yanks, French and Aussies top of my list of likes ;)

TheBoiledEgg
01-15-2006, 01:17 PM
alot of Americans, Aussies, South Africans camp out,

try http://www.st-christophers.co.uk/hostels/london_hostels

they might have hostels around June
and pretty cheap too, if you wanna share.
they got female dorms (just of 4 beds) mixed dorms (in rooms of 4, 6 and 8)
or a Twin Private which is most "expensive" at $44 per night which is a BARGAIN

8 bed is only $24 per night.

prices in US $, EUR and the GBP

*Ljubica*
01-15-2006, 01:19 PM
Thanks Tosee :hug:

If you go to this website http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk/user/XSLT_TRIP_REQUEST2?language=en
it is the official website for London Transport. If you click on the sub-heading "Tubes" you can download different maps showing all the Underground stations, zones etc. Wimbledon is on the District line which is colour coded green - the nearest station to the Club is actually Southfields. London Transport is easy to navigate - if you are staying a distance away from Wimbledon, buy a weekly Travel Card for the tubes which will be cheaper for you. Every Station has a large map on the wall and they are very easy to read - you can also buy "pocket maps" and guides to London at most stations. If possible - try and avoid staying in the area around King's Cross :eek: - it's the "red light" district and has a huge drug problem, and is very rough and scary if you're on your own or just with another girl.

And don't worry about us Londoners - we're lovely people and I'm sure you'll have a great time here ;)

gooner88
01-15-2006, 01:41 PM
And don't worry about us Londoners - we're lovely people and I'm sure you'll have a great time here ;)

:yeah:

savesthedizzle
01-15-2006, 01:46 PM
lol, I'll just say I'm from Mexico :lol:


I lived there for 5 months and never had a single issue... I wouldn't be too concerned. There are so many foreign travelers in London at any given time... it's not an issue as long as you are not completely obnoxious.. which you don't strike me as being ;)