Spent literally days looking for a place to stay in London. Came upon a site....London Home to Home...that I thought worth mentioning. An option to hostels or hotels and wonderfully helpful people. It's a 'grouping' of private guest houses, private homes, etc. that have banded together for advertising and referrals. They have places in every area of the city and beyond, from rooms in 'mansions' in similar price range to rooms in nice little homes. I got hooked up with a place in Hyde Park, private room and bath, breakfast, TV/hair dryer/coffee,tea in room for 38 pounds a night. And best of all, no wandering around trying to find them as they will 'come collect me' as they said at the train station upon arrival. They have a full site with pictures and have places in all price ranges. If you don't want to pay the high cost of hotels and don't necessarily want a dorm room in a hostel either, you might find something useful here.
I honestly do not know. Since I am traveling alone I would assume it is a single, but the room does have a double bed in it. When the price was quoted she did not specify.
I contacted LHTH through their web site and listed what I wanted. I had several replies from them offering a wide variety of things. The woman who owns this particular place was just so darn friendly and hospitable in her email to me that I opted for this one. Since then, both she and her husband have offered me so much valuable advice and tips in anticipation of my visit that I almost feel like I need to pay guide services!
BTW.....one of the offers I got was for a room in a 'very eccentric' huge apartment right in the heart of the theater district. Looked fabulous, sadly had the price tag to match it! ;D
B&Bs rarely have rooms with single beds, but you should pay slightly less if you are a single using a double room. That price looks reasonable for pricy London... what location is this place? (Don't be tempted by the "come collect me", it's only the first time and afterwards you'll have to do it yourself)
Oh I know about the collecting part being only for the initial arrival. Just thought it a nice gesture for someone arriving who has no idea where they are going. It's in the Hyde Park area about 2 blocks from the tube. I'll be happy to post a 'review' after my visit if you'd like.
A side note - the folks who run it are on their way to USA this coming weekend....southwest part. And they are arriving back home just the day before I 'drop in'. She also mentioned that for part of my stay she has another American staying for a couple of nights. Believe there are 3 bedrooms here, but not certain.