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INTRODUCING THE CONTIKI BASEMENT

London can sometimes feel like something of a daunting prospect. It’s big, it’s bustling, the London Underground goes in every direction, and at first, it’s a tough cookie to crack.

We get this, so for you, our exclusive travellers, we have the ultimate, ever so freakin’ stylish solution to all your fresh off the plane jitters – the Contiki Basement.

Hanging chair and t-shirts on mannequins
Art on the wall
No regrets neon sign

WHAT IS THE BASEMENT?

The Basement is a centrally located one stop shop for all your LDN needs. It’s where your trip starts, where your kick-start meeting is held, where you’ll meet up with like-minded travellers, and where you’ll get a jumpstart on what it feels like to travel the world, Contiki style.

Did we mention it’s also probably one of the coolest spaces in London, and we’ve got a video that proves it. MTV cribs ain’t got nothing on us...

THE FUN STUFF

QUIZ OUR BASEMENT CREW ON ALL THINGS LONDON
These guys are city locals, so can point you in any direction your wandering heart desires.

VENDING MACHINE
But not just any old vending machine, oh no. A vending machine packed with all the tastes of home, wherever your home may be.

PHOTO BOOTH
Damn right we have a photo booth, and it’s every bit as incredible as it sounds. And the best part? Not only is it totally free, but you can also post your snaps direct to Facebook.

TABLE TENNIS
Because seriously, what else could you want?

HOW TO GET THERE

Russell Square is where we call home, smack bang on the Piccadilly line which you can jump on direct from Heathrow Airport. 

Our central location and close distance to the tube means the whole of London really is at your fingertips, from cute Portobello Market in the west to hipster Shoreditch in the east. 

We’re also right by the hotels where your trip starts, making life even simpler. Coming from Heathrow? Here’s how to find us: 

Contiki Basement, Royal National Hotel, Bedford Way, London WC1H ODG

Winter (1st October – 30th April) 11.00 - 19.00

Summer (1st May - 30th September) 9.00 - 19.00