Hello, we have booked and rebooked our trip to London and are finally planning to come at the end of June 2022. We are a family of five with three grown teenagers. I had booked an apartment in the Westminster neighborhood but it got canceled on me due to a date change and is now no longer available. I was hoping to stay in a location that is at least walkable to a few of the major sites - such as Westminster, Covent Garden or Mayfair however with needing lodging for five people, that means we either need two hotel rooms or something larger than a one-bedroom apartment and the prices have skyrocketed! I was hoping to stay within the $400-500 range including taxes for the four nights were are in London and just not finding much that would comfortably sleep all of us in the areas mentioned above (that is not run down, sketchy, moldy showers, gross carpet,etc...prefer something updated; plus larger than double beds as it's a challenge for two grown teenage boys to share a small bed!). I've checked AIRBNB, VRBO and hotels.com with no luck.
So... wondering what I should do? Are there other areas that I should investigate that would be more reasonably priced, sleeps all five of us? I really don't know much about the other neighborhoods besides those mentioned above. I appreciate the advice!