Apartments: The term flat is more common, but both terms are often used to describe the same thing, in the UK. An apartment, or flat, is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building. There are several types: one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom, etc.


Backpacker: Backpacking is a term that has historically been used to denote a form of low-cost travel. Some of the following differentiate backpacking from other types of tourism: backpackers prefer youth hostels, the length of the trip of backpacker usually is longer, they use a backpack, backpackers mainly use public transport as a their method of transportation while travelling.

Basic Room: A basic room is an economical room meant for one or two persons. It is equipped with all the necessary items: a bed, a wardrobe, a TV set, a telephone and a refrigerator.

Bed & Breakfast: A B&B is a small lodging establishment that offers overnight accommodation and only breakfast. Usually, it is privately run and has fewer than 10 bedrooms.

Blog: A specialized site that allows people to share a journal or diary posted on the internet.

Budget Accommodation: Hotels and accommodations which are cheaper and suitable for travellers who do not want to spend much money on their accommodation


Check in: Is the process of announcing your arrival at a hotel, hostel, B&B.

Check out: To pay the bill, and record one's departure, as from a hotel, hostel, B&B.

Continental Breakfast: A Continental breakfast consists of croissants, rolls, or bread, perhaps some butter, jam, and/or marmalade, and coffee, tea, or. It is the breakfast of choice in most of the Continental European countries.


Diamond-Rating for B&B: Rating system that provides guidance in making hotel and restaurant selections. A rating of One to Five Diamonds, describes the level of complexity in service, décor, and amenities from simple to luxurious.

Double Room: Accommodation for two adults in a room with one bed (alternatively two beds are made up as one).


En-Suite: Bathroom connected to a bedroom from which you can enter directly.

Executive Suite: An office within an office. Usually less than 200 square feet. In addition to the space, the tenant may receive services such as secretarial, reception, copy, fax, and phone.

Extra cost: Some services are not included in the bill.


Facilities/Amenities: Refers to accommodation items and infrastructure provided with the service (e.g. Coffee & tea in-room, cable & satellite T.V., clock/radio/telephone, 24 hrs. Room service, etc.

Full English Breakfast: A breakfast made of bacon, eggs, fried or grilled tomatoes, fried mushrooms, toast, baked beans ans sausages. It is served with a cup of tea.


Group Reservation: It is usual to provide discount for purchases for ten or more accommodations in a hotel, theatre tickets and other activities like guided tours, museums, them parks, etc. This way the group booking for ten or more people costs less than ten individual bookings.


Hostel: Hostels provide budget accommodation with bedrooms with bunk beds and shared bathrooms.


Itenary: An itenary describes the travel schedule or rough travel plan that you have for your journey.


Kitchenette: A kitchenette is a cooking area in either a hotel or hostel rooms or small apartments. It usually consists of a small refrigerator, a microwave and a sink.


London Pass: The London Pass is a smart card which allows you completely cash entry to your choice of 56 London tourist attractions. Once you pay to get the London Pass you don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions covered by the pass. It is a very good way to save money.

Long Term: Refers to bookings bookings that are about one month or longer.


Musical: A type of theatre show that combines music, dialogue, dance and singing. Everything happening in the show is communicated through the words, music and singing of the characters.


Short Term: Refers to bookings for less than a month.

Star-Rating for Hotels: The star rating systems are intended to serve as guidelines for travellers before they make a hotel reservation. But there is no standardized star rating system. In Europe, hotels are usually ranked on a scale from one to four stars, and in the US from one to five. Hotel star ratings are supposed to rank according to quality.

Studios: An apartment with a living room and bedroom, together with one bathroom and small kitchen

Suite: Is a more luxurious kind of accommodation, it has multiple rooms and usually they are on the top floor of hotels. Sometimes are called “presidential suite”.

Superior Studio: A superior studio is an apartment with more space than a standard studio. This studios are for maximal two people but with more space than regular studios.


Tube/Underground: London’s underground railway system. Also known as the subway.

Twin Room: Accommodation for adults in a room with two beds. Bed sizes for this room are “twin”, and this is the reason they are called twin rooms.


Weekend Rate: Means that the price of each room goes up a bit more during the weekend.


Zones: London is divided into zones to create a zonal fare system to calculate the price of tickets of the tube. There are 9 zones in London.