Our experience of Notting Hill Carnival

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Our experience of Notting Hill Carnival in pictures here at Astor Queensway (just in case you missed it – which you shouldn’t have because it was incredible!)   Nothing can prepare you for the carnage, the cultural celebration, the amazing street food and well frankly… outrageous dancing that IS Notting Hill Carnival. (So if you...

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London’s best burgers

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In London, you know, you can eat food from all over the world: there is a restaurant for every ethnic taste. But there are times when all you fancy is just the dear old burger with as many dressings as possible, and if you’re not hangover maybe you want something more than the usual McDonald’s....

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Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival Performance

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The Tate Modern will host an event in celebration of the Notting Hill Carnival’s 50th anniversary. Saturday’s FREE EVENT, called Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival Performance, will see a collection of artworks and performances — all inspired by the giant Bank Holiday street party — exhibited in the Tate’s Turbine Hall. Sound artists...

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Astor Hostels - Loving London

Astor Hyde Park Hostel

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 the World, this Hyde Park hotel is a striking...

Astor Museum Hostel

One of the oldest low budget hotels in London, the 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 (ex Quest)

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...