London Gay Pride Festival 2014

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The chair of Pride in London, Michael Salter said: “Our theme for 2014 is ‘Freedom to…’. Freedom to… be ourselves, love who we want, change society, live without fear, be an Olympic medal winner… Whatever the Freedom is that you cherish, this is the chance to celebrate it.” London is a city of such diversity,...

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Oddities of London

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It’s again that time of the week when Astor Hostels wants to share with you some interesting / fun facts about our astonishing city – talking about London of course. Well, personally, the first thing I’d talk about is the “4 seasons in one day” weather which seems pretty common in late spring / beginning...

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The Udderbelly Festival London

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As the weather warms up, the culture scene is reawakening for another season. And if you’ve walked along the South Bank lately, you may have noticed the more obvious festival venue on the London skyline – a giant, purple, upside-down cow. This is the Udder Belly festival. If you’re a theatre or a cabaret nut,...

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The best comedy clubs in London

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In our last post, the lovely staff of Astor Queensway gave us some hints on cool things to do in London without having to plan for (if you missed it, you can read it by clicking here). For all the comedy fans, here are some places you need to visit if you’re in London. Also for...

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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...