Olympic Games London 2012

The Olympic Games are only 95 days away and the Paralympic Games are 128 days away, those of you who are lucky enough to be travelling on one of those many roads that lead to London from the 27th of July, more than likely have tickets, transport and accommodation sorted, right? Well just in case you don’t have your accommodation reserved and you don’t fancy staying in the bustling streets of London, why not book accommodation in Birmingham? The UK’s second largest city is located 119 miles north-west of London city.

London is easily accessed from Birmingham by road or rail. Virgin trains will get you to Euston station London in 90 minutes but if you enjoy the relaxing atmosphere on the train and would prefer to stay longer silverlink and central trains will take 150 minutes to get there. There are three main train stations in Birmingham city, New Street Station, Moor Street Station and Snow Hill Station and these will take you to all the main train stations in London. Fares start from £11 if you book in advance.

If you have the car and feel like driving down to the city it will take you approximately 2 hours and 17 minutes, however this might not be the best option as traffic is sure to be congested with road closures and police presence on every street corner throughout the Olympic Games. Why not take the bus? A bus will take you from Birmingham coach station and will get you to London Victoria coach station in 2 hours and 30 minutes with fares starting from £10, when you book in advance of course.

Taking public transport will more than likely save you more money as the cost of fuel has sky rocketed and a round trip from Birmingham to London will cost you at least £60. Maybe it’s just not worth the hassle? It really is up to each individual’s personal needs.

The Spires serviced apartments are located on Commercial Street in Birmingham, a perfect central location close to all local amenities including The Mailbox shopping centre home to over 50 designer stores,  restaurants and café bars. The Spires offer you fantastic, stylish and spacious one bedroom apartments or two bedroom apartments which will sleep up to 6 people. These charming apartments will provide you with a home away from home atmosphere where you can cook what you want or order take aways and not worry about cleaning up with a full maid service ready to come in and tackle those dishes what’s not to love about staying at The Spires. Rates are based on the hotel bookings per night and you can stay for a minimum of one night or one year, it’s up to you. The apartments, built in 2007 were recognised by Marketing Birmingham as ‘gold standard’ due to the excellent customer service and first class accommodation. The Spires Birmingham have also received the ‘Very Quiet’ Award from venere.com making these 4 star serviced suites very attractive to its clientele.

Can you think of a reason not to stay at The Spires? Check out the video below, you’ll fall for the charming apartments full of space, luxury and comfort.

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