My boyfriend and I will be heading to London the first week in May for 6 nights. Our primary reason for going is to attend the Cream reunion concert at RAH, but obviously while there, we want to see as many sights as possible.
I'm seeking advice on a base of operations (lodging). Concerns: quality of neighborhood overall ie: safety; restaurants, shops, grocery; tube and bus.
We are flying into Gatwick and plan to take the Express to Victoria station.
I have done a lot of research/reading, including the reviews on this site, but I would still like feedback from the very knowledgeable folks on this forum.
Room: double ensuite, non smoking, CLEAN!!, VAT and some kind of bfst included -- all prices in #s 75-95 GBP range
In Pad/Bayswater I have found:
Balmoral House - 65
Barry House - 72
Troy Hotel - 79/95 (double with king bed & jacuzzi)
Darlington Hyde Park - 85 ( special if you email them; 48 hr time limit to book - I have one more day to respond.)
Mornington - 92
In Belgravia/Victoria - (most on Ebury St.)
Collin House - 82
James and Cartref - 85
B+B Belgravia (new place) - 89
Westminster House - 90
Windermere - 99
Montana Hotel in S. Kensington - 79
Obviously I'm not listing everything I found here, just some of the highlights.
I'm leaning toward the Darlington, given its rave reviews here, as well as James/Cartref or B+B Belgravia, which sounds cool.