If you want to know what £500 per night in London can get you, you are in the right place. Keep reading! Or watch this video now:
This is quite a new series of travel posts where I will be focusing on tourism and hospitality in UK. Why is that? I have graduated Uni with Travel and Tourism Management degree, and as you can imagine now I am missing everything about travel. I know we are very restricted with what we can see, where we can go (or IF we can go out), but I believe better times will come. And to give myself that hope (and something to do – as I am on furlough) – I am going to be learning more about what this country that I am currently living in has to offer.
So, let’s dive in!
Firstly, I am going to focus on hotels. So, what exactly you are able to afford with £500 in London?
It can get you a room in Shangri-La and also a room in Four Seasons hotel. I am sure you have heard about those luxury hotel chains, but if not – don’t worry, I’ll give you brief explanation with each one of those hospitality providers.
Shangri – La
This hotel is located in the characteristic building in London called “The Shard”. The Shard was built in 2012, and Shangri La opened 2 years later in 2014. Shangri La is a luxury hotel group that has hotels in 22 countries (76 destinations). Interesting information – first hotel of this brand was opened in Hong Kong.
£500 in this hotel gets you an incredible opportunity to see beautiful views of river Thames and the city – I can only imagine how stunning is the view of clear sky during sunrise or sunset!
Booking a room here also gives you the access to this gorgeous infinity pool.
Shangri La selling points are:
*oriental elegance -> we can see it not only in details but also overall design and decorations
*having a “room in the clouds” – you have to admit that view from that bathroom and bath is incredible!
As you can see £500 can afford you this room in this 5 star hotel in London. What are you paying for here?
Let me start with my top feature of this room, which is having windows from floor to the ceiling. And maybe many hotels’s got this, but not many of them have beautiful views of London from almost sky level!
What else is there?
*Plus bathrobes (the most comfy outfit that exists out there)
*40 inch TV, Wifi
*Nespresso Coffee Machine – I am more of a tea kind of girl, but still can appreciate a good coffee when I find one!
*Absolute favourite -> Pair of Binoculars! Whaaaa?! How cool is that?!
This Premium Location gives you an opportunity to go sightseeing by walk. You can of course use taxi, underground or bikes, but remember that walking is good for your health! Below you can see how far, famous attractions are from the hotel (by walk):
Now, let’s talk about second option of hotel for £500 per night in London. This particular hotel is in beautiful spot on Park Lane (Hyde Park corner). Four Seasons are a luxury resort group company that originates in Toronto, Canada, Company was founded in 1961 and right now has properties in 47 countries in the world.
Selling points are beside the luxurious feel, interior and excellent customer service – views of Hyde Park, which are truly stunning. There are numerous Suites as well in this hotel, you are welcome to check them out if you’d like (worth it!). They are priced between £2000 – £10,000 per night.
As we are focusing on what we can afford with £500 per night in London, that is the room available in Four Seasons. It is a Superior Room with King Sized Bed. It gives you city view, TV, Suite and Bathrobe. Additionally, if you’d like breakfast, that doesn’t come with the room, and you have to pay £32 extra.
I feel like what you are paying here for is prestige and luxury. And if you DO want to feel special and treated like a VIP when in London – you know where to go!
Location of Four Seasons is also fantastic. Being on the corner of the Hyde Park means that you can go for a walk or run whenever you feel like it. Plus all the attractions are within walking distance. See below:
First airbnb that I found that impressed me so much was this one in Shoreditch Area of London. It has very modern interior and appears very cozy and clean.
Paying in total £545 (£466 per night + £79 per service) gives you the entire home for the day. It has 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies (if you smoke, that probably would be a must have in London!)
Before, I mentioned that I am really impressed, because the owner thought of literally everything here!
*Lift – home is accessible for everybody, and just makes your life easier
*Dedicated workspace & Wifi – definitely a plus if you are travelling to London to do business!
*Family oriented home – presence of baby cot, baby safety gates, baby bath and so much more
*Private access to the property with keypad code – how amazing and thoughtful is that, especially during those pandemic times! It helps reducing risk by minimizing social interactions.
That’s the airbnb’s location. It’s actually not as close to the main sites as hotel. however you could still have a stroll to the centre on a sunny day if you’d like!
White Squares – journey time from the airbnb with underground
Pink Squares – journey time from the airbnb by walk
This airbnb is hosted by a Superhost – which means they have excellent reviews and deliver “extraordinary experiences for their guests”
This apartment has Status 5 with enhanced cleaning – it is being sanitized regularly and it is following local guidance when it comes to current world situation.
It has 2 bedrooms and what is rare in Central London – 500 sq ft garden. Moreover, it also has Wifi, wireless speaker, dyson heater/fan, self check in via keypad, dryer and washing machine. Similarly to previous airbnb this house is family friendly having baby monitor, baby bath, changing table, high chair. Pets are allowed too! With this in mind, if you are thinking about your family staycation somewhere in London – this is the place you’d go!
Airbnb is located you can say within walking distance to British Museum, Museum of London or even Trafalgar Square. However if you are not a big fan of walking or you simply can’t or don’t have time – underground is very easy to use. There are multiple stations around the house, so you can hop on the line and be where you want to be in less than 30 minutes!
Ufff! That was very long post, but I am so happy that you got up to here with reading. I hope you found what you have been looking for and been inspired to stay in one of those places in the future.
I also hope this video fulfilled your curiosity, and now you know what you can expect for £500 per night in London, when it comes to both airbnb and hotel.
Thank you so much for taking this time out of your day to be here!
Have a lovely rest of your day
Pictures used in this post belong respectively to: