Staying In and Around Liverpool Street Station

Liverpool Street is a major transport hub in Central London. Many travellers arrive here from Stansted Airport and the east of England, eager to start their sightseeing trip around London. Many London attractions are within walking distance of Liverpool Street, including the Barbican Centre, Spitalfields Market, the West End, and the financial district. If you are planning a visit to London, read on for suggestions on where to find a hotel near Liverpool Street station.

Budget range

Travelodge Hotels

Travelodge is a respected brand in the world of budget accommodation. The hotels offer wi-fi, early check-in and late check-out, ensuite rooms, tea and coffee-making facilities, and television in every room.

Those looking for budget accommodation in or around Liverpool Street can choose between three Travelodge hotels, within 1-mile of Liverpool Street. These hotels are the London Travelodge Liverpool Street (located between Liverpool Street station and Aldgate station), the London Tower Bridge Travelodge (2 minutes away from Tower Hill station), and the London Central Moorgate (located in City Road, 5 minutes north of Liverpool Street Station).

A lesser-known alternative is to stay at The Tune. This is a South East Asian no-frills hotel chain, which recently opened a branch less than half a mile away from Liverpool Street station. Its 183 rooms are air-conditioned and non-smoking. Additional payable services include Internet connection, hair dryer, in-room entertainment, and housekeeping services. Although there is no bar at the premises, the reception area is stocked with vending machines, and there are pubs and supermarkets in the surrounding area.

Room rates start at £55.

Moderate range

If your budget is not as restricted, you can opt for the Citadine Aparthotel, which can be considered a home away from home. The apartments are equipped with a kitchenette, satellite TV, and laundry service. The Citadine is a mile away from Liverpool Street station, close to the London Central Market, and right next door to the London Symphony Orchestra.

Even closer to Liverpool Street is 196 Bishopsgate, which offers serviced apartments that combine the convenience of a hotel with the comfort of a home. This aparthotel caters to individuals, business travellers, and groups, since it offers from studios to penthouses, all of which are fully furnished and equipped with the amenities you would expect from a top hotel.

Finally, it is important to note that if you need to find hotels near Liverpool Street station, advance reservations are a must.

Passport On Hand

My MD’s passport arrived in the mail today.  That means she can officially travel by air now.  It is so nice to know that the processing of her passport took less than three weeks only.  My husband and I were kind of excited to have it.  Next step is to inform our travel agent that we have our daughter’s travel document so the ticket will be issued as soon as booking are confirmed.

When planning to travel during high season, say for example June and December departures, we have had anticipated the urgency and tight booking on airlines and hotels.  As early as possible, like six months, we already book our air tickets so we will know when to adjust just in case the tentative dates aren’t available or the possibility of non-confirmation arises.

We booked tickets last month and two-segments are still in waitlisted status up to now.  Our travel agent said she will let us know immediately if they get confirmed.  Now that we have our MD’s passport on hand, we’re getting anxious.  The money for the tickets is ready.

It would be a different travel experience for me and my husband because we have baby with us.  But we know everything will be all right.