The Olympics are just around the corner. Mike and I are already fighting over which events will get top priority. I want all things swimming, while he would be happy watching soccer (football to the rest of you in the world) 24 hours a day.
As you may have already noticed we are not going to be in London for the Olympics. In typical fashion we will be showing up a few months later. Always late to the party. That’s us.
But you can be the better planner and still get there in time to watch Michael Phelps do his thing and the U.S. soccer team try really, really hard to take home the gold.
- What is my budget?
- How long will my stay be?
- How many people will you be traveling with?
Those looking to stay within a budget can check out the Russ Hill Hotel Gatwick. This 3-star hotel is perfect for those looking to book an extended stay while soaking up as many Olympic events as possible. The hotel restaurant serves up good meals that will fit your thrifty price point.
If you are looking for a quick trip into town to catch one or two events, check out the The Sofitel at Gatwick. This luxury international hotel chain is located right next to the Gatwick airport. You’ve got the convenience of a quick pop in and out location, and the ease of hopping onto the train to catch the main event before your flight home.
Are you traveling with a group of friends or taking a multigenerational trip to experience the games? Tired of coming up against 4-person max rooms? The Moat House Hotel at Gatwick can accommodate up to 7 people in a room. If you happen to arrive by car they have enough spots to park your vehicle and any other tag-a-longs you’ve brought with you.
We may not be getting any medals for planning skills on this one, but we are gearing up for our own marathon of travel this coming fall. Accommodations are key for us. Like so many of you we have several factors to look at, but in the end only one thing is important. We are in London; home of Buckingham Palace, the London Bridge, Parliament, Portobello Road, SoHo and so much more. I can’t wait to get out exploring again.
Disclaimer: This post about lodging options in London is sponsored by Holiday Extras. I will always disclose when I have been compensated for my content.
written by Keryn Means