Brief Area Guide to popular locations:
Bayswater/Paddington: Great location with a strong travelling community, on door step of Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park as well as Notting Hill Market and easy transport access to other attractions.
Earls Court/Kensington: Good location with strong travelling community feel. Close to Hyde Park and the Natural History and Science Museums as well as Harrods. Easy access by Tube to Heathrow.
West End/Central London: Right in the action.
Kings Cross/Islington: Kings Cross can be a bit grey but nearby Angel is quite nice. Easy access to Standstead/Luton airports, financial district, Brick Lane and central London.
Victoria: Excellent transport to all airports with national bus station, tube and a 24 hour train service to Gatwick Airport. Good central location.
Richmond: Picturesque location on the Thames with central London 15-30 mins by Tube and overland trains. Easy access to Heathrow and nearby attractions include Kew Gardens, Twickenham stadium while Windsor is a direct train trip.
Richmond Upon Thames
Hammersmith/Shepherds Bush: Good location with easy access to Heathrow and central London. White City shopping centre is in heart of Shepherds Bush, Notting Hill is a short distance away.
Heathrow: Only value here is for the airport.Only stay here if you have an early morning flight.
St Johns Wood/Swiss Cottage: Excellent location with Regents Park, Camden Markets, Lords and Hampstead Heath all nearby.
London to Gatwick: EasyBus offers journeys for as little as £2 one way to/from Gatwick to Earl's Court, Waterloo & Victoria. Other options include a train 24 hours service to Victoria. Also compare prices for train journey using Thetrainline or National Express bus service as they may be cheaper than Easy Bus.
London to Stanstead: EasyBus offers journeys for as little as £2 one way to/from Stanstead to Baker Street & Old Street. Also compare prices for train journey using Thetrainline or National Express bus service as they may be cheaper than Easy Bus.
London to Luton: EasyBus offers journeys for as little as £2 to/from one way to/from Luton Airport to Liverpool Street & Victoria. Also compare prices for train journey using Thetrainline or National Express bus service as they may be cheaper than Easy Bus.
London to Heathrow: is cheapest catching the underground tube rather than the Paddington fast train. Use TFL to plan your journey as it maybe just as easy/cheaper to catch a bus depending on your destination.
London City Airport: is located close to the heart of London, it is connected by the DLR (Docklands Light Rail Service) and is cheap to commute into central London.
****Note: Easy Bus and National Express offer a 24 hour service as does the Victoria Train to Gatwick.