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Accommodation

Local hotels

Citadines Apartment Hotel
London Barbican
7-21 Goswell Road
London EC 1M 7AH
This offers one and two bed apartments and may be very good value for a group. It is less than 5 minutes from BRIEF From £85 per night
Tel: +44(0)20 7 566 80 00
http://www.citadines.com/en/uk/london/barbican.html

Thistle City Barbican
Central Street
Clerkenwell
London EC1V 8DS
Tel: UK 0871 376 9004 / Int +44 870 333 9101
www.thistlehotels.com
CityBarbican@Thistle.co.uk
From £85 per night

Travelodge London Farringdon Hotel
10-42 Kings Cross Road
London
WC1X 9LN
Tel: 0871 984 6274
http://www.travelodge.co.uk

Travelodge London City Road Hotel
7-12 City Road
London
EC1Y 1AE
Tel: 0871 984 6333
http://www.travelodge.co.uk

Hotel IBIS London City (a little further out)
5 Commercial Street
London
E1 6BF
Tel : UK 0870 220 6584 Int +44(0)20 7 422 8400
From £80 per night during weekdays.
http://www.ibishotel.com/ibis/fichehotel/gb/ibi/5011/fiche_hotel.shtml

Slightly further afield, though still relatively close by, and to find cheaper hotels and B&B’s, try an internet search for hotels near to King’s Cross or to Russell Square. These will sometimes be noisy and standards will be unpredictable.

South of the River

A couple of pleasant options south of the river though still quite close to BRIEF and a very interesting 25-30 minute walk away. Both in the moderately expensive range (from £100 - £135 per night).

The Mad Hatter Hotel
3-7 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NY
Tel: 020 7401 9222
madhatterhotel@fullers.co.uk
www.fullershotels.com

Premier Inn
London Southwark
Anchor
34 Park Street
London SE1 9EF
Tel: 0870 990 6402
http://www.premierinn.com/pti/checkHotelAvailability.do
£110.00 per night

Doctor in the House
Economic but pleasant rooms for short visits by professionals etc. Rates start at £42 per night (subject to availability)
Tel: 020 8870 5949
room@doctorhouse.co.uk
www.doctorhouse.co.uk

Hostels and university accommodation

There are a number of other ways of finding cheaper accommodation in London, within easy reach of BRIEF.

St Paul’s Youth Hostel
36 Carter Lane
London
EC4V 5AB
Tel: 0845 371 9012
Email: stpauls@yha.org.uk
This YHA hostel is in a wonderful location and is about 15 minutes from BRIEF.

City YMCA
www.cityymca.org

The City YMCA has two sites, both very close to BRIEF.

City YMCA EC1
8 Errol Street
London
EC1Y 8SE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7614 5000
Email: ec1.reception@cityymca.org

City YMCA Barbican
2 Fann Street
London
EC2Y 8BR
Tel: +44 (0)20 7628 0697
Email: barbican.reception@cityymca.org

The University of London has eight Intercollegiate Halls of Residence available to visitors. Availability varies. www.halls.london.ac.uk/visitor.

Sanctuary Management Services – manage student accommodation, some of which is available in the summer. www.summerbreaks.org.

You may well be able to find other available university accommodation via an internet search.

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