Independent coffee shops in London

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One thing a lot of travellers miss when they leave their own city is their favourite coffee places – when you’re in a new city and you walk past all of the popular chains your first thought is – “where are the independents? Where is the coffee culture that London is so famous for?” Well...

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KaraUke at Astor Hyde Park

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Looking to get down with your bad self and fulfil your rock star fantasies? Comfortable with partying on a school night? We thought so! ‘Karauke’ is where you’ll find the crew at Astor Hyde Park on the third Thursday of every month. There’s  no TV screens flashing song lyrics, no bad 90’s music videos, no...

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Walking around Hyde Park

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If you’re staying at Astor Queensway or Astor Hyde Park you probably know that Hyde Park is just a few steps away, so Astor Hostels wants to give you a few hints on what to see and enjoy during the sunny days that are approaching. The park was opened to the public by King Charles...

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Discover the Kew Gardens in London

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As an Australian living in London, one thing I have discovered about myself since moving to the UK is how much I previously took the good weather for granted. In London, every ray of sunshine is cherished and, when the clouds part, the parks fill with picnic blankets, frisbees and striped deck chairs as the...

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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...