The BFI Film Festival is set to mark its 55th anniversary with a clutch of high-profile premieres, gala films and star-studded ceremonies at the BFI Southbank as well as selected cinemas around London.
Alongside the high-profile events, there will also be plenty of programme time given over to screenings of independent and foreign language films, documentaries, animation and classic movies from the BFI National Archive.
To mark this occasion, top London hotel website LondonTown.com is offering some spectacular discounts on hotel rooms near the Southbank centre and other locations around London.
There are several luxury hotels near the Southbank Centre. Perhaps the closest is Swissotel the Howard Hotel, a tastefully decorated hotel that is popular with business travellers, overlooks the River Thames and is just 8 minutes’ walk from the Southbank Centre. It is also very close to Covent Garden, a popular celebrity hangout and marketplace in central London. During the festival, LondonTown are offering rooms at this luxury hotel from just £140 per night, a saving of 68% on the usual price of £205.
For those on a tighter budget, the luxurious 4-star Park Plaza County Hall Hotel is available from just £86 per night, a whopping 79% less than the list price. This hotel can boast self catering facilities in every room, as well as a restaurant and bar. While it doesn’t offer riverside views, it is very near to major attractions such as Big Ben, the London Eye and the Southbank Centre.
Those who really want to push the boat out could book a room at the legendary Corinthia hotel. Deluxe double rooms in this grand old luxury hotel usually start at £319 per night, but by booking through LondonTown.com during the festival, cinephiles can get a room for just £269, a saving of £50. This hotel, which dates back to Victorian times, has recently undergone a £300m refurbishment, restoring it to its former glory while adding all the facilities you would expect of a modern 5 star hotel. Inside, there is a choice of restaurants, a luxury spa, and a refurbished grand ballroom which was used for state balls in the 1880s.
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