THE strength of the Aussie dollar may be getting us more bang for our buck overseas, but you’d imagine cheap-as-chips accommodation in the heart of London would be a pipe dream. Travelodge Covent Garden, in the heart of the West End, however, is offering digs for about £70 ($110) a night. Our double room is basic — bed, desk, television, compact bathroom — but spotlessly clean. With myriad theatre and dining options right on the doorstep, who needs frills? Now we’ve more to spend on a big night out in one of the world’s most exciting neighbourhoods. More: travelodge.co.uk.