Without a doubt London is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most expensive ones. Spending just a weekend in London can be very expensive. Last weekend I tried to have a wonderful weekend on a budget and I would like to share my experience with you.
The room is small, but all the interior of the design has been thoroughly thought through. There is enough space under the bed for two large suitcases. The room doesn’t have a wardrobe, but you can hang up your coats on hangers in the entrance area of the room. Instead of having bulky bedside tables, the room has two glass tables. You can also request a safe to storage valuable items and laptops.
Check in is from 3pm and you have to check out by 10am. I could stay in my room until 1pm on the day for a small late checkout charge and it is also possible to check in early.
A daily travel card costs £12 on the weekends and after 9am during the week. It gets you around London’s transport network until 4:30am the next day. It is essential buying one in my opinion if you plan on exploring London. There are many free things to do in London: Starting from visiting the museums to exploring the Royal Gardens.
Close to the hotel is Old Spitalfields Market and they are many great eateries that won’t empty your wallet but fill your tummy. My personal favorite is Wagamama, but then I am a huge fan of Japanese food. For burger lovers, there are two options in Spitalfields Market: the famous Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Bleecker Street Burgers. Very close to the hotel on Commercial Street is also a Nandos and Poppies Fish&Chips. If you fancy, there is a Pizza Express located on Bischopsgate.
If you fancy shopping but not taking the Central Line to Oxford Circus, you won’t be let down by all the shopping options the area around the hotel has to offer: Of
There are five Tune Hotels in London and the Canary Wharf hotel is the brand’s newest addition. While I personally think that the Canary Wharf hotel is more attractive to business travelers, I think the Liverpool Street hotel is perfect for leisure and business travelers alike. Stansted connects Europe with many budget airlines such as Ryanair, Germanwings and Easyjet to name a few. Not only does the Stansted Express connect the airport with Liverpool Street, but also coach companies like the National Express go straight to Liverpool Street from Stansted Airport. I paid £10 for a one way ticket from the airport to Liverpool Street, the Stansted Express is slightly more expensive.