Its not too late to enjoy an Olympic experience in London as property owners in the UK capital continue to list their properties for private rental in huge numbers says HouseTrip.com.
(TRAVPR.COM)UNITED KINGDOM - July 3rd, 2012 - Its not too late to enjoy an Olympic experience in London as property owners in the UK capital continue to list their properties for private rental in huge numbers says HouseTrip.com. As over 900,000 tickets go on sale this week, more travellers from across the country will be looking for ways in which they can enjoy the Games – despite elevated hotel prices and challenging occupancy levels.
There are currently over 550 places to stay available in London and environs for the duration of the Olympics ranging from a bedroom in a shared house in Chigwell for £58 per night through to a 7-bedroom home in Chelsea complete with a swimming pool and roof terrace for £3,525 per night. Top finds include:
Blackheath, 1-bedroom from £105 per night. Ideal for fans of the equestrian events, this crisp-and-clean one-bedroom property is a steal. A ten-minute train journey will take guests into central London – or take a five-minute bus journey to the DLR to access the events in Stratford.
Stratford, 1-bedroom from £151 per night. Located five minutes walk from the new Westfield Shopping Centre and Stratford International Station, this one-bedroom property features a large balcony with panoramic views across London plus all amenities including free WiFi, linens and toiletries.
St. James Park Studio from £176 per night. If you managed to score tickets to the Beach Volleyball or simply want easy access to the multitude of events planned in Hyde Park, then this intimate studio on Petty France is ideal for those who want style on a budget and comes complete with WiFi full laundry facilities and a separate sofa-bed if you are need additional sleeping facilities.
Recent reports have suggested that two-star properties in the Stratford area are charging as much as four times their standard rack rate – increasing prices from £50 to £247 per night during the Olympics period.
Arnaud Bertrand, CEO of HouseTrip says: “With over 550 properties in all London neighbourhoods catering to all budgets, HouseTrip is the answer if you are looking for value, choice and convenience during your Olympics stay. We feel the Olympics should be an event that the entire country can enjoy AND attend – and not just the privileged (and wealthy) few. That’s why HouseTrip allows hosts to list properties free-of-charge. And why we choose not to restrict our listings to ritzy, wallet-busting options.”
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