With the London Open just 5 weeks away, I guess many of you are still pondering whether or not to attend the tournament, and doubtless are weighing up the cost of a few days in the capital. While the venue is not so central as to approach Park Lane prices, hotel costs can still be daunting. Consequently, I have made it my task to find some cheaper options for you.
Last year, as some of you may remember, I began a “stay with me” initiative. I offered to put up a backgammon player attending the London Open and asked others to do the same. In the end, it was all a bit late in the day, and only one person was able to take advantage of this scheme. This year, I have set the ball rolling a little earlier, and can offer several places with players living in the London area. Some of these are free, some will make an Airbnb type charge (see below) of up to £30 per night.