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If you have friends or family in London, it’s a great idea to ask to stay with them. Or if you would like to be hosted by another guest that lives in and around London, please contact Holly & Brian and we’ll see what we can do to help you.

Holly & Brian frequently use Airbnb to find places to stay on their travels. It enables them to stay in other people’s houses, and some smaller hotels. It’s a great way to travel cost effectively, and actually get to understand what a place is like. You can AirBnbs near Holly & Brian’s home by clicking here.

Brian frequently uses to book hotels for their trips. You can hotels near Brian & Holly’s home by clicking here. For some hotels you can make bookings with free cancellations. This is a good idea, because it will ensure you have a place to stay, but if you visit the site later and find a cheaper deal, you can cancel and then book at the cheaper hotel/price. also offers a price promise if your booking is non-refundable, whereby they will offer you the difference back in vouchers which you can use on a future booking. You simply need to submit a claim via this page by 11.59pm the day before your stay. When you register you may receive coupons to apply to hotel bookings or there can be coupon codes in the mobile phone app. Sometimes the prices are a bit cheaper on the mobile app, for some reason. Signing up to their rewards programme offers you free nights in hotels when you amass 10 nights of holiday stays through the site. Brian has found this very useful over the last few years, and he’s used the free nights for some of Holly & Brian’s trips, such as in Disney World, Florida, and when they’ve needed an emergency hotel such as when their flight was cancelled returning from Switzerland, or attending a wedding in Woolwich Arsenal.

Brian mainly makes the travel plans for Brolly’s various trips. He prioritises convenience of location, cost and cultural experiences when choosing a place to stay. Holly’s normally quite content with letting him get on with it. It has resulted in some rather surprising experiences – from a beautiful marbled apartment in Turin; a suspected bed bug infested room in Queens, New York; a riotous river ride from a lovely house in Lucerne; and a house in Ohio with unnerving ceramic dolls placed in our bedroom. Needless to say, Holly’s more into luxury travel than Brian.