Though the location is at zone 3, the hotel room has it's own kitchen. As the hotel is located at Westfield shopping centre, you could buy grocery conveniently and cook in your room. The hotel staff make you feel at home. On top of that it has it's Shared laundry room for guest to wash their clothes. It's definitely value for money. If you are taking the train, please take to Stratford international and then to straford, it's thru their national rail , not the tube. London cab is really very expensive.