Traveling to England these days is a lot like having a baby. Everyone tells you the shock you’re in for, but you don’t realize how much everything costs until you actually experience it.
For starters, our taxi ride cost $100 US from Heathrow to a hotel near Parliament. Meals were double what they’d be in the US and triple for Canada. So renting a flat instead of paying through the nose for everything from a hotel to all your meals is brilliant, actually.
One viable resource that I saw advertised in The New Yorker is Farnum & Christ, who call themselves “The Complete London Experience.” They offer charming London flats from 700 pounds/week, fairytale cottages in the Cotswalds for 900 pounds/week, pokey neighborhoods, leafy streets, village shops, and more.