If you are moving to London, you’ll be doing a fair amount of entertaining of family and friends from back home, and you should have a list a list of different types of accommodation so that you don’t have them camping on your doorstep. While you might enjoy having hordes of people staying with you, London apartments are small and don’t have the space that you might expect. Finding budget wise accommodations can be a challenge in London, because it is so dependent on where you are situated. The best thing to do is to get people settled into a central location and then show them the sights and top tourist attractions from there. You’ll save yourself a ton of trouble and housekeeping time.

Backpackers – The London Eye Hostel

A fabulous place for young people to stay if they want to be right in the centre of everything that is happening. This is one of hippest youth hostels and is known for its great parties. Mostly filled with Australians and South Africans, you will be making new friends fast if you spend some time here. It serves a great breakfast as part of the room rate and offers clean and comfortable accommodation for people travelling on a budget.

Bed and Breakfast – London Bridge Hotel

Central location in a historic setting. The London Bridge hotel offers a great place to stay if you are serious about spending time visiting the most famous sites that the city  has to offer. It has fantastic special offers throughout the year and is close to the West End Theatres, the financial heart of London – ‘The City’ as well as being a few minutes walk from the ‘tube’. Comfortable accommodation and great service this is a fantastic place for visiting friends to stay in as it is close to the Tate and to the Southbank Arts Centre for those who really want to immerse themselves in everything that London has to offer.

Bust the Budget – Claridges

Tradition, finery and elegance. You don’t get more traditional than Claridges Hotel. One of the finest establishments in the world, this hotel is for people who know excellence and expect it. Five star accommodation in the heart of London, Claridges has been proving their reputation as being the best on the world for over 100 years. Famous for its spectacular high teas in the afternoon and popular with the ‘ladies-who-lunch’ set. This is the place to see and be seen. Spectacular service and fine cuisine make Claridges the choice of fine dining for folks who want to splurge for a special occasion.