London is in demand. As spring approaches and the weather warms up there’s always a higher footfall in London as people come to visit, whether it be for business or pleasure. Yet that greater demand has consequences; with more people looking for somewhere to stay in the capital, hotel rates often increase. So what do you need to know if you’re looking for a place to stay in London?
As it gets warmer people travel more. Hotel rates increase seasonally to match growing demand and it can leave visitors feel frustrated. The summer months in particular see a surge in leisure visitors looking for a place to stay. It can have an impact on business travellers who can often find themselves suddenly having to pay much higher rates for hotel rooms, especially irritating if they are a frequent guest and don’t expect sudden higher rates. The high season often sees London welcome guests from the Middle East and those from North Africa who move away from the 40 degree temperatures and work in the UK capital for a couple of months. These extended stay guests can impact on the availability of London locations.
Booking in advance can help guests secure competitive rates. It’s vital for those looking to travel in the high season, especially if they want to stay in areas in high demand. Booking early also helps to avoid premium rates. Lead times are often greatly reduced as travel providers recognise that business travellers should not have to take the financial hit as they compete with leisure tourists.
Serviced apartments are the ideal solution for an extended stay. Business travellers can secure a home from home in the heart of London with plenty of locations at an easy commuter distance from different commercial areas of the capital. Clarendon also provides two and three bedroom, for those who might be travelling with a family or just want a little more space. A larger apartment is often the preferred choice of someone relocating to the capital or planning to stay for a longer period of time for several weeks or even months. Our recent opening at Marylebone has proved very popular as a prime location with its mix of studio, one and two bedroom availability for individuals as well as families.
As hotel rates increase it makes more sense for the business traveller to turn their attention to a more flexible accommodation. With serviced apartments in the south, west, central and further afield in London suburbs like Richmond and Kew, Clarendon offers a wider choice than a hotel in the high season. Book now to make the most of the cheaper rates and book in advance at clarendonlondon.com