Shakespeare Hotel is located around the corner from Paddington Station. It is one of the most affordable bed and breakfasts in central London. Based in Norfolk Square, Hyde Park can be reached on foot in around 15 minutes, and London's major attractions, such as Oxford Street, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, and Notting Hill, are accessible by tube in less than 10 minutes.
The rooms are basic and secure and feature a private en-suite bathroom, TV with satellite channels, coffee and tea facilities, and alarm clock. A continental breakfast is included in all bookings, and hot beverages and soft drinks are available 24 hours a day. There is also 24-hour reception, Internet and Wi-Fi facilities, luggage rooms, as well as a lounge with a pool table and a garden.
The surrounding area is also friendly to budget travelers. Both Praed Street and Edgware Road offer many low cost dining options from a wide range of ethnicities, offering a change from the standard pie and chips.