London Olympics city break
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Located in the heart of hip Shoreditch, this is ideally placed for nipping into town or out to the Olympic Park, and is surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops.
£99-£249. 81 Great Eastern Street EC2A 3HU (+44 20 7550 1000/ www.hoxtonhotels.com).
Not exactly a boutique option, but this is conveniently located for the Olympic Park as well as for the arty attractions on the South Bank.
£40.00-£359.00 a double. 12 Osborn Street, Algate East E1 6TE (+44 20 7247 3313/ www.cityhotellondon.co.uk).
This bed and breakfast offers some very reasonable room rates, particularly given its central location and the swish, nicely designed interiors.
£95-£295 a double. 83 Gower Street WC1E 6HJ (+44 20 7636 2115/ www.arosfalondon.com).
The name of this King’s Cross hotel captures its style – a rough-round-the-edges luxury feel, with artfully distressed furniture, torn wallpaper and signature works of art.
£189-£289 a double. 1 Birkenhead Street WC1H 8BA (+44 20 7837 5338/ www.roughluxe.co.uk).
If you’ve got tickets for events away from the Olympics Park (the big football matches at Wembley, for example, or the archery at Lord’s Cricket Ground), then this Paddington hotel could be a good bet. It’s ‘retro-futurist’ in style – all metal floors and panelling and ‘pod-style’ bathrooms.
£95-£230 a double. 160-162 Sussex Gardens W2 1UD (+44 20 7723 1026/ www.stylotel.com).
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