We will be visiting London for 8 nights in early May. We will be arriving and leaving via LGW. While I've been to England about 6 times, it was all work related in the Cheltenham area and the most recent trip was ~15 yrs ago. I did manage to squeeze in a few days in London back then along with a side trip to Cambridge (very nice). My GF has never been to the UK. I'm looking for suggestions as to nice but reasonable priced hotels (maybe $200 or 160£) convenient to the tube. I'm not sure if I will spend all the time at one location (8 nights in any hotel seems a lot to me). We definitely don't plan to have a car so everything will be trains, tube, etc. I did see one place that had a nice write up was the Hoxton. Also does anyone have any good web links explaining the Oyster & Travel cards? Any other useful tips will be appreciated. Thanks.