The only reasonable priced hotel that I could get in the area for 2 weeks this summer, was Holiday Inn Express on Southwark St, everywhere else was fully booked. Has anybody stayed there & what was it like ? - Were the rooms as spacious as the Travelinn type ( I'll be in a room with 3 teenagers !!). Thanks in anticipation of replies ! - Barbara.
The company I work for is literally opposite the Holiday Inn, and I understand that we use it for most of our visitors. Bearing in mind a lot of the people who come to visit are relatively important and from abroad, it must be ok. I think the main reason we use it is because it's about 30 seconds walk from the office, but I do see a heck of a lot of well-to-do people going in, coming out, hailing cabs, loitering outside etc. So, it must be a step-up from a Travelodge...
Another option in the summer is student accomodation as most Unis let them out. The LSE have some places at St Katherines dock and they were cheaper than a lot of places when I was a student there but used to get snapped up quickly. Guys trust had some student places in Great Dover Street they used to let out?
maybe worth a look on the web for future reference
Thinking of student accommodation, there is a block of apartments on the road that runs behind the Tate Modern, which calls itself a hotel during the summer. I have no idea of the quality, but if you're looking for space and cheapness, then why not...???