Summer of 2008 was filled with lots of traveling for me. 3 friends from California visited Europe for about 5 weeks and we tried to fit in as many different countries as possible, without rushing too much. Right before the trip to Rome, mentioned here, we stayed in London for 3 days. My brother and another friend joined in on all the fun. Since trying to budget we decided to go with a hostel. I have to say, we could not have been happier with our pick.
After lots of research online we finally decided on Clink Hostel. Its an old court house and has a great flaire to it. The rooms are in the old prisoner cells and the internet lounge and movie room are in old court rooms. Very cool!
Located only 5 minutes from Kings Cross Station we were able to reach everything by metro or foot. If you go by metro, make sure you get a hold of an oyster card. We found it wasn’t all that cheap to use the metro, but definitely a great way to get around. And after all, a famous london-metro picture is a MUST.
London is an exciting place to visit and a sure must if you have an appreciation for worldly but unique cities.
No matter what your interests are, fashion, food, sightseeing, british accents,… you’ll find something to do in London and will leave with amazing new experiences and memories.