London’s Best Independent Cafés

London Coffee

The British have a reputation for drinking terrible coffee. For the more discerning coffee aficionado travelling from abroad this may be a worrying thought when travelling to London. But fear not, in recent years independent cafes have begun educating Londoners on the proper way to drink coffee. Excellent coffee is alive and well for those...

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An Introduction to London’s Markets

Markets in London

London is the home of several markets that serve the population with a number of goods, from flowers and produce to antiques. Markets in London have their origins in the Middle Ages and with an expanding metropolis in the 18th and 19th centuries, street markets were set up to meet the needs of the new...

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Meet a Member of the Astor Family: Victor

Victor - Astor Hyde Park

It’s been a while, but we’re back with a new member of the Astor Family that we’d like you to meet. So, after Astor Queensway’s Manager Alexa, it’s time time to introduce Victor, one of our amazing cleaners at Astor Hyde Park. Victor moved to London from Spain 10 months ago and Astor Hyde Park...

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Astor Hyde Park’s Donation to the Movember Foundation

Final Movember pic Astor Hyde Park

December has arrived and this means a lot of things: Christmas, Winter Wonderland, maybe snow and… the end of Movember! If you’re following us on our Astor Hyde Park Facebook page you might have seen the evolution of some sexy moustaches on our male staff members’ faces. Unluckily this has just come to an end,...

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Astor Hostels - Loving London

Astor Hyde Park Hostel

Take a tour inside Astor Hyde Park Hostels   Still boasting its stunning original features, the newest addition to the Astor Family is a Victorian Town House on a quiet tree-lined boulevard. Helping Astor Hostels to win an Award for 3rd best hostel group in...

Astor Museum Hostel

One of the oldest low budget hotels in London, Astor Museum has been helping weary backpackers and travellers loosen up since 1977!  The location of this hostel makes it one of the best value hostels in London central.  Right in front of the British Museum...

Astor Queensway Hostel

This boutique budget hostel, formerly named Astor Quest, is located in the bustling neighbourhood of Bayswater and has been welcoming backpackers through its doors for over 20 years. With 100 beds, this hostel is charming, welcoming and set in a quiet street minutes from Hyde...

Astor Victoria Hostel

The largest of our budget accomodation, split across two adjoining buildings, the atmosphere can be described as laid back and an ideal place to meet new friends.  We have been operating here for close to 15 years, with the Victoria hosting the after party for...