Your Weekend in London (via a serviced apartment in Luton)

You must have wondered how nice it would be to spend some time in the Smoke; catch a West End show, a museum or two and maybe a gallery, check out some nice restaurants and, of course, give those under-used shopping muscles a bit of exercise. Sounds like too much to cram into a day and, with London hotel prices, more than a one-night-stay could leave your budget gasping for breath.

Well there is a rather neat alternative. Instead of a budget London hotel, where you’ll have to take your chances with clamouring hordes of tourists from every corner of the globe, you could be staying in a spacious and stylish short-stay apartment just 30 minutes train ride from the centre of London – and you could be saving money.

Serviced apartment specialist, Cotels, has a choice of luxury serviced short and long stay apartments in Luton, just five minutes drive from the station and offering true home-from-home comforts with all the convenience of a hotel.

Each Luton short-stay apartment has two bedrooms, so you could even bring along some friends and make an occasion of it. Some of the apartments have two bathrooms and they all feature an open plan living and dining area with large screen Sky TV, a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine and even a balcony. Of course it all comes with clean linen and the freshest towels. A parking space is also provided in a secure underground car park.

Best of all, while the tourists are having to scrummage for their budget breakfasts in their budget hotels, you can rustle up a muesli or even cook your own full English in the fully-equipped kitchen, eat at your leisure and still be at the British Museum for nine. Trains run between Luton and London’s Euston station regularly throughout the day and night, so even if you fancy hitting London’s night life at the end of the day, you can be sure of a comfortable ride home.

When you’re all spent up in London, why not treat yourself to an extra day in Luton. The serviced apartments are right in the town centre just minutes from the famous shopping Mall – at one time the largest covered shopping centre in Europe. Today, with 135 stores across two levels, Luton’s Mall offers one of the best shopping experiences in the country. And while you’re there, check out the Hat Factory – Luton’s happening arts and entertainment venue featuring contemporary theatre, dance and lots of live music from jazz to world music, indie and hip hop.

So, if you fancy a trip to London, think outside the box and head for Cotels’ short-stay apartments in Luton. You’ll have space to breathe, time to relax and more money to spend on those special memories.