From luxury hotels to campsites, London brings to you accommodation options to suit every pocket and taste. Read on to know more about accommodation arrangement in London Olympics.
Accommodation In London Olympics
The Olympics are just few months away; accommodation in London is filling up fast, this would be a great time to secure yourself a place to stay during your time in this wonderful city. Summer Olympics in Stratford is the most recent chapter in East London's regeneration. Booking hotel during Olympic Games is the most popular form of accommodation. However, it can be quite pricey for some people and often inconvenient, particularly during such mega event, where prices will be at a premium. It is important to look for different options, and you might find that alternatives to hotels will be a best option for you. London is one of incredible city to explore, and upcoming Olympic Games is sure to be a once in a lifetime event. Whatever type of traveler you are, there are numerous options to consider. So shop around and select the one which suits you the best. This write-up mentions a few options to make your Olympic trip an incredible jaunt of your life. Consider the options given and suit yourself to whichever type of accommodation is good for you.
Lodging Options For London Olympics
If you are not prepared to pay inflated prices for a chain hotel, then there are other alternate accommodation options available during the Olympics, from campsite to stylish apartments in over-the-top parts of town. Take a look at the options given below:
In Summer Olympics, campsites are going to burgeon across the capital.
Camping And Caravanning Club
Offers a serviced, temporary site in Lee valley, which is just 10 minutes walk from the Olympic Park. Facilities such as, onsite catering, entertainment and organized activities, big screens will be available. You can even order your daily newspaper!
Camping At The Games
Camping Ninja and camp-in-my-garden are the two cheap lodging schemes. And these are within easy reach of Olympic and Paralympic venues. They offer essential facilities such as showers, loos, etc. plus fun activities. The reason behind creating Camping Ninja is for the club to use profits to improve their facilities so that the local community benefits directly from the Olympics. And camp-in-my-garden scheme puts campers in touch with homeowners who will allow you to pitch a tent in their garden.
Camp In London
The 'camp in London' in Walthamstow has a posh camping option for those who do not fancy in sleeping on a thin roll mat for a week. The hotel bell tents will feature low tables, rug floor coverings, Egyptian cotton bedding, inflatable mattresses, and towels. It also has a private lounge, a supervised kids camp, toilets, and showers. Guests will also have access to festive activities including the Eat Festive and the See Hear Do Festival. Busses are available for Olympic Park, and an entertainment zone that show the games on large outdoor screens.
Private Homes And Apartments
- Airbnb has recently opened its office in London; this site helps travelers rent spare room, apartments or properties on a short-term basis and features thousands of room in different part of the cities throughout the world.
- There are several options for renting a private home during the Games such as Vive Unique, one-fine-stay, etc. They are particularly not cheap, but offers good value for money.
- Holiday Lettings, which has more than 600 properties in London, are renting apartments that are located at walkable distance from the Games venue. The facilities in some of the apartment include a garden terrace with barbecue, gas heater and daybed. Best apartments to choose are Foley Street Apartment, in Fitzrovia, Flat One on Bermondsey Street, and Bloomsbury Heritage Apartment in the cloister of a neo-gothic church. It features open kitchen on the terrace, original fireplaces, sash windows and cornicing. All these apartments will cost you around £1,200 to £ 1,600 per week during summer 2012.
- Best Escapes cottages are available around the country. But it has one London home, in Maida Vale. It is not much convenient location for the main Olympic site but if you are thrilled to travel across town, this stylish one-bedroom townhouse in west London will make a very smart base for a week’s break in the capital. The cost per week is £1,050 in any time of the year. It is not cheap but you are getting a luxurious apartment to yourselves.
- Mondaytofriday.com caters to the business market; it provides spare rooms in private homes for those who are not looking for a permanent base in the capital. But for the Olympic Games their Olympic Rooms service offers visitors the chance to book on a nightly basis. Rates vary according to the number of rooms. For a double room in townhouse in Islington costs £35 per night while a two-bedroom apartment in Leatherhead will cost you around £270 a night.
- Tour packages are also available on Thomas Cook; it is the official short break provider for the Games. Price range start from £99 to £6,499 for three-night stay. The package includes tickets to three Olympic events and the closing ceremony. There are several packages that are offered by Thomas Cook. One of the cheapest available packages includes £119pp per night at the Travelodge Park Royal in Acton, which includes tickets to the basketball women’s preliminaries.
Above mentioned were some of the closest accommodation options to the actual Olympic stadium and village. Since most of the capital's hotels are intending on raising their prices during the Games, tourists might face probability of massive hikes in the cost of accommodation in London during summer Olympic Games. Hope that above suggested accommodation options would be a great help for you in selecting your stay in the capital.