The nearest hotel to the venue at Golders Green is the lovely Anchor House Hotel,10 West Heath Drive, (020) 8458 8764), right opposite the venue! Please tell them you are playing in the chess tournament.

"Thanks for a brilliant weekend at Hampstead and please highlight the Anchor on your accommodation list; really good for the price!" - Alan H

There are many hotels and guesthouses in Golders Green.  Laterooms is a good place to look for bargains in the area.  If you find a good place to stay please let me know so I can add it to this page!

Some of the cheapest (£18.50 to £21.00 per night) places to stay in London are probably Youth Hostels ; you will need to be a member of the YHA to stay.  There is a hostel at Hendon Central two stops away from Golders Green.

If you play at Hampstead you may already know that it is just one stop away from Golders Green and therefore worth a look.

La Gaffe is on Heath Street -  The Hampstead Guest House is lovely, unusual and very conveniently situated near Hampstead tube.

The Best Western and Holiday Inn are in Swiss Cottage, one bus ride away from Golders Green (number 13 or 82) at the bottom of Fitzjohn's Avenue.

There is a Travelodge in Cricklewood which is easily reached by bus - get the 268 bus from opposite Hampstead Underground Station to Golders Green.

King’s College London has rooms for £60 a night  in Kidderpore Avenue a quick 13 or 82 bus ride from Finchley Road to the Golders Green venue, available to let to visitors during the summer months, from June 28th to September 9th.

I recommend looking at a site like and search by area or postcode for deals on accommodation in NW11 (Golders Green), NW3 (Hampstead), Swiss Cottage (NW3) or West Hampstead (NW6).

about chess at golders green

I always enjoy your events. They are perfectly organised and filled by strong players, which helps in improving my game.  Vikram Kamath

Golders Green FIDE Chess

You're probably here because a) you play chess and you're looking to take part in over the board competitions and b) you read that I run (with lots of help from friendly volunteers) the monthly Golders Green Rapidplays in Leonard Barden's excellent Evening Standard column, or on the ECF (English Chess Federation) tournament calendarWell, you found the right website! 

You have one of the best chess websites I have seen. It is very friendly and clever. As the chess administrator for the family, I am seriously impressed by the on-line bookingA Chess Parent

Thanks for visiting. Don't forget to enter online in time for the next event. Please subscribe to our mailing list! All the games are graded by the ECF and part of the ECF Grand Prix. ALL SECTIONS are rated by FIDE in their rapidplay list. You don't have to be a member of the ECF to take part BUT if you are SILVER LEVEL or above it will cost less. Players who are not ECF Silver members or above will be charged £33.00 to enter. Ring 01424 775222 to join the ECF or visit

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