Do you know how many people visit London annually? About 27 million people visited London in the year 2011, including international and domestic travellers. The number of people travelling to this city never seizes to decrease. Even though there are thousands of hotels in Central London alone, how much do you think your chances are of getting a place in your choice of hotel when millions are trying to do the same thing? You can increase your chances of getting a good hotel by doing a little research and booking in time. It is advised to book London hotels at least 2 weeks before you visit.
The earlier you book, better are your chances of getting the best of deals and good rooms. Some rooms and deals are for a short duration or depend upon availability. Making advance reservations is easy. You can either take the help of online booking websites, which have a comprehensive coverage of hotel reviews, facilities, rates and location. These websites sometimes offer discount of their own, which are not available on the hotel website. Or if you do not find a trustworthy website, you can always book London hotels from their websites, which are mostly well updated.
Good hotels spend extra time and effort in keeping their websites updated and visible on the net to tap the huge international market. People who book in advance are not the only winners, sometimes those who leave things for the final moments gain from their habits. There are a few hotels which not only facilitate last minute booking but give attractive discounts for doing so. Whichever hotel you book, keep in mind the location of the hotel.
If the hotel you want is not available even a week before your visit, don’t panic; just keep looking for hotels on websites that have a database of cheap or small hotels, which do not have a website. Or you can also look into apartments, which are as comfortable as a five star and are available in places like the Hyde Park, Park Lane, Kensington, Earls Court, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly and Heathrow.