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Accommodation

Post by TheDukeAbides » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:12 pm

So, where are the best places to stay near Shepherds Bush?

Or is the LSE (Holborn, et al) + daily tube rides just as good an option price wise?

Maybe a Boris Bike (though I suppose it will be a Goldsmith/Khan bike by then)...

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Re: Accommodation

Post by MalJutley » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:41 pm

There are a quite a few smaller hotels near by like guest houses. I needed a place with twin beds as there are two of us staying. Nearest good deal i could find with twin beds available was hilton olympia about 15 min walk away. Worked out £48 per person per night. There is a deal on at the moment.
The ibis is practically opposite only has double beds available was working out £350 is for 4 nights.
Prices will be cheaper than west end but with it being Notting Hil Carnival weekend there may not be many available nearer the time.

This is a link lto nearby hotel in google maps if it helps: http://bit.ly/225E8Wv

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Re: Accommodation

Post by jonbly » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:51 pm

TheDukeAbides wrote:daily tube rides
...means no late movies. Night Tube service starts 12th Sept...

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Post by benj » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:07 pm

If you're not opposed to hostels, then you can book 4 nights at somewhere local like St Christopher's Hammersmith (https://www.st-christophers.co.uk/londo ... ammersmith 10-15min walk) for roughly £120 (sharing with 3 other randoms) or a private 2 person room at about £125pp.

Not affiliated with the place- I just walk past it on a daily basis and it came to mind :)

(Just spotted there's another one NEXT DOOR :eek: (https://www.st-christophers.co.uk/londo ... herds-bush) to the VUE, it's a bit more pricey for the private rooms though)

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Re: Accommodation

Post by TheDukeAbides » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:49 pm

Cheers folks, some of these already look very promising.

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Post by jediwilt » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:27 pm

I am one of the folks who already booked the Travelodge Covent Garden, the 12th Sept date for night tube services was for 2015, the new date for 2016 has not been announced yet.
Also there are 2 direct night buses between Shepherds Bush & Oxford Circus so that is another option for the late night movie person.
My hope is that the night tube is working, but I am not paying for another hotel :D

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Post by jonbly » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:25 pm

jediwilt wrote:the 12th Sept date for night tube services was for 2015, the new date for 2016 has not been announced yet.
Ah, OK - must have caught an old link.

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Post by Creepshow11 » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:41 am

I've bitten the bullet and gone for the Ibis for 6 nights for £527 check in Wed check out Tuesday. Not super cheap but ultra convenient. Works out £88 per night. (£44 per person) which is comparable to the cost of sharing a room in an apartment. I imagine that hotel prices will escalate as soon as they start filling up so try and book as soon as possible if you can. Supply and demand.

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Re: Accommodation

Post by bacchus » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:24 am

Just booked a bed in a 4-bed dormatory at St Christopher's Inn literally a few seconds from the Vue for £146 for 5 nights including breakfast. Not too bad! They're selling quickly though.

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Post by LeighM » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:43 pm

High Holborn is definitely doable and you don't have to miss the last film. The N207 bus from Shepherds Bush Green is every 5-10 minutes and is a 20 minutes ride to Holborn area.

http://www.londonbusroutes.net/times/N207.htm

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Post by Gorehound » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:55 pm

bacchus wrote:Just booked a bed in a 4-bed dormatory at St Christopher's Inn literally a few seconds from the Vue for £146 for 5 nights including breakfast. Not too bad! They're selling quickly though.

Thanks for this shout! I've just secured a bed for 5 nights and saved a packet. I hope its full of other frightfesters?
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Re: Accommodation

Post by bacchus » Mon Mar 14, 2016 6:27 pm

Gorehound wrote:
bacchus wrote:Just booked a bed in a 4-bed dormatory at St Christopher's Inn literally a few seconds from the Vue for £146 for 5 nights including breakfast. Not too bad! They're selling quickly though.

Thanks for this shout! I've just secured a bed for 5 nights and saved a packet. I hope its full of other frightfesters?
No problem. If anyone else is looking to book, there's free cancellation and no deposit required if you book via booking.com

Considering its just a place to crash, I think its the best and cheapest option within a reasonable distance.

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Post by Malky » Tue Apr 12, 2016 3:29 pm

I'm booked in Hotel 261 which seems decent. My friends used to live in Shepherds Bush off Uxbridge Rd and have said a lot of hotels round that area are halfway houses. Just a heads up, to any others staying in that area.

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Re: Accommodation

Post by Paul1968 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:34 am

is it not worth sorting out some taxi share scheme for people who need to travel back to soho / covent garden? it's probably not going to cost more than a couple of quid each journey with 4 people in an uber

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Post by Suzybearking » Thu May 05, 2016 8:09 am

I've booked the Shepherd's Bush Hilton, not far to walk to the cinema and it's a decent hotel. Plus, you book now and pay when you check in so big bonus there. I was checking out the other hotels and any that are sort of OK weren't much cheaper than the Hilton.
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