Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank


Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Staycation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank


It’s certainly not the summer we all planned for, and although many will miss out on holidays abroad and events around the world, we’d like to help lift the spirit of the nation by talking through some fun staycation ideas! 

The UK is a beautiful place and there is plenty to do for the whole family. So, our London hotel has put together some of our favourite staycation ideas that won’t blow your budget!


Enjoy the great outdoors 

Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or simply a lover of nature, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors during a staycation. Only a short distance from London - an abundance of hiking trails with breath-taking views await. So, if you, your partner or your family enjoy spending time outside, make sure you grab your walking boots or bikes before you leave for your UK holiday. 

People hiking


Relax and unwind 

With the potential for some hospitality facilities to open in July, booking a relaxing spa day might be on the cards for many holiday seekers. If you have the time to do so, try booking a mini day spa midweek - you’ll be able to enjoy hours of relaxation and all for a reduced price.

people in spa robes


Sleep under the stars 

Camping is something so many families love to do as the quality time spent together outdoors is like no other. With so many of us living our lives online at the moment, having a digital detox might be just what we all need, and sleeping under the stars, cooking on a campfire and swimming in the river sounds pretty good to us!  

a family gathered around a camp fire


Discover the coast 

How many times have you jumped on a plane to enjoy the sandy beaches of foreign countries when in fact, there are plenty on our own doorstep! This summer could be the perfect time to explore the beautiful British coast. After all, nothing quite says summer like fish ‘n’ chips and a 99p cone!Seaside

We hope our London hotel’s staycation ideas get you feeling excited about spending a unique summer at home with your loved ones! And we ask everyone at this time to stay alert and follow government advice to ensure we come out of this sooner and stronger. 

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This hotel is very central and very close to Earl's court tube station. Staff are very friendly and ready to help. The continental breakfast is very good as there are a number of items visitors can choose.



This hotel was a gem. Stayed three nights and it is two minutes walk to Earls Court Underground with plenty of restaurants nearby. The street is quiet and very close to the bustle of Earl's Court with peaceful nights sleep overlooking the road. Breakfast was delightful with cereal, fruit, yogurts, toast and croissants. This is also served in a spacious dining area. The room was clean and of reasonable size, well serviced daily and has very helpful and pleasant staff. Book this early as it is booked up quick. Great spot, will stay here again.



I didn't know what to expect with this hotel, I usually stick strictly to the big chain hotels when staying in London, but I was very pleasantly surprised. The hotel is very well located for Earl's Court tube station and a selection of shops and bars on the high street. I was in a single room and it was compact but beautifully clean and well equipped. The bathroom looked to be almost brand new, not sure if this was the case or if the cleaners are just excellent! Breakfast is served in the basement which is common in London hotels, it's Continental only but there was a good selection and a self service coffee machine, as I was travelling on business and needed to be up and out it was perfect for me. The staff I encountered were all very friendly and helpful too. I'll definitely be returning.



We were able to change room and stay (4 nights) which was way better than in some much more expensive London 4 star hotels. The hotel was clean, everything worked, fast WiFi and shower powerful. Breakfast even better than what one could expect for such a budget price (including organic fruit yoghurt). Unbeatable location just around the corner from Earl's Court tube station. Fast access to all interesting parts of London. Enough restaurants, pubs and M&S Simply Food and Pret a Manger a few steps away. Highly recommendable hotel!



My room was clean and tidy with a huge bed (very comfy). The staff were lovely even with my unavoidable late arrival, all very friendly and helpful, even helping to take my bags to my room. The service was impeccable. Will definitely be staying there again.



Hotel is in a quiet area, conveniently located close to Earls Court Station. Room was big and spacious. Breakfast was good. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Plenty of Pubs, Restaurants & Supermarkets close by.



We booked this hotel as part of a package via a rail break. I had read the reviews previously and felt comfortable with our choice, thinking, it's only a base to stay while seeing the big city. This hotel was fabulous. Everything about it is very good. The staff on reception could not have been kinder, particular Alfonso who went the extra mile to be so helpful. His career in hospitality, in any hotel is heading for the top in this difficult profession. Even the cleaners and breakfast staff could not do enough to make our stay more comfortable and should be praised for their hard work. The breakfast was refreshingly continental, plenty of it and held at a comfortable unhurried pace. The rooms were spotless and well serviced and we were warm and not bothered by any noise. If we chose to stay in this area again, we would gladly stay at the Continental. Thank you all of you, you are a brilliant team.


Yorkshire Dales

Excellent location, 3 mins walk from Earl's Court tube station. I stayed in a twin room which was spacious clean and very quiet. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast was plentiful. All in all for what was classed as a budget hotel I would highly recommend this hotel. I would not hesitate to re-visit.



Hotel with good value for money and prime location. Rooms (and bathroom) quite spacious, clean and well maintained. Good breakfast offer (Jogurt, cereals, fresh fruit) and friendly staff. Perfect for a city trip with family or friends.



Stayed here after spending a long day at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre. Very smooth check in, lovely clean quite room that looked like it had just been decorated . Near to Earl's Court Station making travelling around London the next day very easy. Would defiantly recommend and look forward to returning soon.

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