Hotels in London to suit every budget
Whether you're looking for wallet-friendly, boutique digs in London or a stay at a five-star hotel, our guide has options to suit every budget
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We know London better than anyone; it’s our home turf – so who better to explore the capital with than us? You’ve heard of the Royal Family, Mary Poppins and Paddington Bear; and now it’s time to see their city for yourself. Book your city break to London and experience its enticing character and charm.
Begin with tradition, as you discover the striking Tower of London and grandeur of Westminster Abbey. Fall in love with the pastel-coloured houses of Notting Hill and roam around the green spaces of Hyde Park. When you’re ready, step into The Shard for a taste of innovation and captivating horizon views. For the inside track of seasonal things to do, check out our what’s on in summer article.
Start your holiday the right way, by choosing the best stay for you. Home to an array of luxurious five-star retreats, as well as a selection of budget-friendly three-star hotels – there is something to suit every travellers style, with our carefully selected London hotels.
Book a break at the Rembrandt, a deluxe retreat close to many of London’s iconic sights. Relax in the indoor pool, then take afternoon tea in the 1606 Lounge Bar and order a glass of Champagne. Savour an opulent break at The Langham a lavish five-star sanctuary, just moments away from Oxford Circus. After busy days exploring the best of London, return with time to unwind in the spa and a nightcap in the Artesian bar. If you’re looking for a stay in London that won’t break the bank, the Royal National offers a central three-star stay near Euston, with simple rooms and a continental breakfast included.
London leads the way when it comes to glamorous five-star hotels. Our collection of luxury hotels in London brings together the best of the bunch, so whether you want a historic grand dame, glitzy city views or out-and-out opulence, we’ve got it covered. The May Fair is in the heart of the West End, perfectly located for a theatre break. Its on-site restaurant serves tapas-style cuisine inspired by Mexican and Peruvian dishes.
Our large selection of 4 star hotels in London offers options to suit varied tastes and budgets. Choose from charming boutique hotels, traditional hotels with central locations and modern apartments that offer that ‘home from home’ feel. The Grosvenor is a convenient choice if you're travelling by train from London Gatwick. You can directly access the hotel from London Victoria concourse, and it's a short walk from Buckingham Palace and Green Park.
It might have a reputation for being expensive, but a trip to London isn’t just for big spenders. If you know where to look there are plenty of brilliant, affordable places to stay. The Pilgrm is one of our favourites, just steps from Paddington Station. This boutique hotel features ‘the pantry’ on each floor, so you can help yourself to tea, coffee and water.
Although jaunting around London can be expensive, there’s still plenty to see and do on a budget. Whether you’re on a luxury break or are carefully spending your pennies, our handy guide will help you get the most out of your money each day with hotel, food and sightseeing suggestions.
Get out and walk
It’s free, and a great way to see some of London’s loveliest landmarks. Start at Westminster, then marvel at Big Ben and Westminster Abbey before walking along to the Southbank to Tower Bridge. Or, walk to South Kensington and explore some of London’s wonderful free museums including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the V&A.
Eat on a budget
London is a city where you can dine like a king for just a few pounds. Walk to Chinatown for delicious dim sum at a steal, or head to one of Soho’s cool cafés. Another good spot is Kingly Court, which has a lovely al-fresco courtyard and scores of reasonably-priced restaurants.Places to eat in London
Check in to the President Hotel, just a short walk from the West End and Covent Garden. It’s conveniently located close to Russell Square Tube on the Piccadilly line, and you can travel straight to London Heathrow Airport on the Underground.Book stay at the President Hotel
See some theatre in the West End. For last-minute tickets head to Leicester Square’s TKTS booth, where you can buy tickets from as little as £15. The Lion King and Matilda are fun-filled family classics, while controversial The Book of Mormon remains a crowd-pleaser.
Eat deli style
Once you’re shopped out in Marylebone, make for cool deli La Fromagerie for fine cheese or nibble on Indian street food at Roti Chai.
Hilton London Metropole Hotel
The Hilton London Metropole Hotel on Edgware Road is ideal for those who enjoy the buzz of city life and green spaces equally. Hyde Park and Regent’s Park are just a 15-minute walk away, as are Marylebone’s smart shops.Book a stay the Hilton London Metropole
See London from above
If the sky’s the limit, hire your own capsule in the London Eye for two, or take a breathtaking ride in a helicopter and whizz above the Thames with London Helicopter.Book a ride on the London Eye
Splash out at Spring at Somerset House where super chef Skye Gyngell serves seasonal cuisine in leafy surrounds. Expect to pay around £150-£200 for a dinner for two. Afterwards zip to the nearby Radio Rooftop bar at ME London for cocktails with a view.Where to eat in London
London Waldorf Hilton
Wake up in style at the London Waldorf Hilton, close to Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. Culture lovers are spoilt for choice as Somerset House, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery are all a short walk away.Book a stay
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London is a city that could keep you entertained for months. With so much to see, it can be hard to know where to start. Our guide to city breaks in London will help to make sure that your trip ticks all the right boxes.
London’s hotel scene is diverse and exciting, and there are hundreds to choose from. This makes deciding where to base yourself a conundrum. Staying in central London or the glitzy West End means you’ll be at the heart of it all, with Covent Garden, Soho and the Southbank on your doorstep. It’s a fun place for first-time visitors to really soak up the city spirit, with luxury and budget options. But other parts of town are equally appealing. Business travellers often make for the City of London, where smart hotels abound. South Kensington and Chelsea have more of a quaint feel with boutique hotels plus the Natural History Museum and the V&A. Fashionistas flock to Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Marylebone with its five-star hotels, and fabulous shopping.
Whatever type of London city break you’re after, the British capital is full of exhilarating experiences. Here are our top five suggestions:
Our insider tip? Book tickets for sights and attractions in advance if you can – it means during your holiday you can focus even more of your time on having fun.
Home to innovative fusion cuisine, classic bites, fine dining, a street food revolution and just about everything in between, the London food scene is frequently astonishing and always delicious. Whet your appetite with our insider foodie guides:
In order to get the best out of a short break to London, do some forward planning before you arrive. Book a hotel that’s close to the London attractions you’ve set your heart on visiting and research which activities you don’t want to miss. Pre-booking popular activities and purchasing tickets to sights before you arrive means you can make the most of every minute of your time in the city.
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UK multi-city holidays
After you’ve explored London, why not make the most of your time in the UK by visiting more of its exciting cities such as Manchester or Edinburgh? Add in two, three or even four additional stops. Our multi-city holidays are a great way to combine two or more thrilling destinations. Let the adventure begin…Customise your trip