Best area to stay in London – accommodation and district guide [2019]

Best area to stay in London – accommodation and district guide [2019]

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London is such an exciting city to visit but let’s be frank, there are almost too many choices for where to lay your head.

Having lived in the city for many years and visited countless times, we are always asked – “where is the best area to stay in London?”

And the answer to that question is not straightforward. It will depend on your travel style, plans, the people in your party and your budget.

To help you narrow down your choice, we pulled together this guide to where to stay in London.

Best area to stay in London 2019 summary

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Here is a summary of the best accommodation in London by district. Read the article for more details on the best places to stay in London and things to do in each district.

These areas are within the London transport zone 1 transport zone where most of the sights and attractions are located.

Note – this is not a guide for the ultra budget conscious. In our value / budget category we considered hotels at around £150 per night that delivered a ton of value. 

Our top hotel picks in London by area

LuxuryBoutiqueFamilyValue
Covent Garden
Perfect for first time visitors, shoppers and theatre lovers right in the heart of London
The Savoy - Art Deco masterpiece on the edge of the theatre district - click to viewThe Covent Garden Hotel - cosy relaxed hotel near Seven Dials - click to viewRadisson Blu Mercer Street - large family rooms with great breakfast - click to viewThe Fielding - rare and popular budget hotel
Hyde Park area
Classic London neighbourhoods great for families and culture lovers
Milestone Hotel Kensington - opulent English hospitality in period mansion house - click to viewThe Levin - luxury small hotel near Harrods - click to viewPark City Grand Plaza Kensington  - hotel with spacious family rooms close to the museums - click to viewCopthorne Tara Hotel Kensington  - traditional style hotel near Kensington High Street - click to view
Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia
Central London's most romantic area known for gardens, squares and the British Museum
The Principal - recently reopened historic hotel perfect for a luxury escape - click to viewCharlotte Street Hotel - colourful haven close to Soho in Bloomsbury - click to viewGrange Holborn  - family rooms plus an indoor pool and more - click to view Grange Lancaster - traditional hotel with larger rooms and guest lounge click to view
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Westminster and St James
The classic London address: home to Buckingham Palace and Big Ben
The Ritz - iconic London luxury hotel overlooking Green Park - click to viewSt James Hotel and Club - luxury boutique hotel with Michelin starred restaurant - click to viewSt Ermin's Hotel - grand hotel with dedicated family rooms close to Buckingham Palace - click to view Z Hotel Victoria - compact rooms with airconditioning and free wifi - click to view
Mayfair and Marylebone
Designer shopping mecca and famous fine dining restaurants
Claridge's - favorite London hotel of the world's richest and most famous click to viewThe Chesterfield Mayfair - traditional British style luxury hotel with impeccable service - click to viewMarriott Marble Arch - hotel with indoor swimming pool and kid friendly buffet - click to viewMarble Arch Inn - basic hotel in a great location near Oxford Street - click to view
The City of London
Banking and finance district with historic sights including St Paul's Cathedral
The Ned - modern luxury in a recently converted period building with eleven restaurants - click to viewThreadneedles - elegant hotel in converted bank building - click to viewDoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London - contemporary hotel offering famliy rooms near the Tower of London - click to viewThe Z Hotel City - modern hotel in a great location The Z Hotel City
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South Bank and Southwark
South of the river hotels offer tons of value and glamour too
The Shangri La at The Shard - Elegant, modern luxury with incredible views of London click to viewCitizenM Bankside - Fun hotel with huge beds and rain showers - click to viewLondon Marriott Hotel County Hall - iconic views, family rooms and a swimming pool at this great London hotel - click to viewPoint A Hotel Westminster - small modern rooms, fantastic location - click to view
Soho
London's famous nightlife and restaurant district. Best for party people
Hotel Cafe Royal - historic and elegant hotel overlooking Piccadilly Circus - click to viewThe Soho Hotel - haven in the middle of busy Soho - click to viewLe Meridien - Piccadilly Circus hotel with large family rooms and a swimming pool - click to viewThe Z Hotel Piccadilly - superb location and buffet breakfast - click to view
Kings Cross
Transport hub area with a few surprises
St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel - understated elegant interiors inside a magnificent Gothic revival building - click to viewMegaro Hotel - fun boutique hotel near Kings Cross and St Pancras stations click to viewPullman London St Pancras - cleverly designed rooms and convenient location - click to viewThe House of Toby - great value budget hotel close to transport -click to view
Shoreditch and Spitalfields
Cultural hub for London's up and coming designers and artists
Montcalm Royal London House - luxury modern hotel with impressive rooftop bar - click to viewDevonshire Club & Hotel - relax in 5 star luxury in the heart of Shoreditch - click to viewAce Hotel - take your teenagers to this hip hotel - click to viewThe Culpeper Bedrooms - cosy hotel with a rooftop bar and great breakfast - click to view

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Covent Garden

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Covent Garden is a fun area to base yourself in London whether you are visiting for the first time or are in town to see a show.

Packed with theatres and restaurants, Covent Garden is close to major attractions like the National Gallery, London Eye and the Southbank of the Thames.

People fall in love with London in Covent Garden. They love the cobbled streets, quaint buildings, street performers and quirky boutiques.

This area is oozing with charm but is also close to the cinemas of Leicester Square and vibrant Soho.

Note – there are very few green spaces so this may not be the best area to stay in London with young children.

Best for: first timers in London, theatre goers and shoppers, families with babies or teenagers 

Recommended hotels in Covent Garden


Luxury – The Savoy


One of London’s most iconic luxury hotels, The Savoy has everything a visitor to London could wish for:

  • enviable location on the banks of the Thames
  • updated Art Deco elegance
  • walking distance to theatres and attractions
  • 3 cocktail bars and 4 restaurants
  • indoor swimming pool and gym

Even if you are not staying at this stunning hotel, it’s worthwhile dropping in for afternoon tea or a cocktail at the Beaufort Bar.

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If there is no availability, also try – The Waldorf Hilton or ME London by Melia

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Boutique – The Covent Garden


Attention to detail is everything at The Covent Garden. This cosy boutique hotel, near Seven Dials in the heart of Covent Garden has a relaxed vibe and is utterly luxurious.

  • charming modern English styling
  • guest lounge with honesty bar
  • all day dining at in house bar and restaurant
  • gym and beauty treatment room
  • families welcome

One our favorite hotels in London, if you want to experience the best in English hospitality close to theatres, shopping and in a vibrant district then check yourself into the Covent Garden hotel.

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Rooms at this hotel sell quickly, if you miss out you might like to try The Henrietta or One Aldwych


Family friendly – Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street



Want a cosy hub for your family trip to London? The Radisson Blu chain has put a lot of thought into its offering for those traveling with children. Their offering in Covent Garden includes:

  • Family rooms available: large doubles + sofa bed
  • Books, games, DVDs, music for children
  • hearty breakfast served
  • 24 hour room service
  • Close to theatres and 7 Dials shopping area

Our pick if you are traveling with teenagers or a baby. This is not the area or hotel for a long stay with toddlers or younger children as there are no parks and playgrounds close by.

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Closest Underground station – Covent Garden [Piccadilly line]

No rooms here? Try the Strand Palace Hotel 


Value / Budget – The Fielding


This is a difficult area to secure cheap accommodation in London. If you can find a room at the Fielding Hotel snap it up as they are a rare find. Hotel features include:

  • cute mews street location
  • single rooms available
  • airconditioned rooms
  • steps from the Royal Opera House
  • tea and coffee making facilities

A charming hotel with an incredible location, it is no wonder the Fielding Hotel is so popular. Note – there is no lift or restaurant on site.

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Rooms here are very difficult to secure – consider these properties a short distance away: The Z Hotel Piccadilly or The Z Hotel Soho


Apartments in Covent Garden


There is a limited supply of short term rentals in Covent Garden available on Booking.com and AirBnB. Book early and you may just find the perfect vacation rental in the heart of London.

Our top picks:

  • SACO Apartments – multiple properties that sleep 2 with kitchenette, dining table and washing machine
  • West End apartment – sleeps 4 (2 on sofa bed) with kitchen, separate lounge and dining area
  • Modern apartment – sleeps 6 (2 bedrooms) with bath in bathroom, full kitchen and washing machine

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Attractions and things to do in Covent Garden

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The world is your oyster in this part of London.

Covent Garden shopping highlights

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Whether you love shopping in cool boutiques, for internationally renowned brands or in designer stores, you will find it all in Covent Garden.

Our top picks:

  • Apple store [No. 1-7 The Piazza] – worth a visit just to look inside and appreciate the store design
  • Orla Kiely [31-33 Monmouth St] – graphic print womenswear, accessories and homewares designs with a 60s vibe
  • Cath Kidston [28-32 Shelton St] – fun British designs perfect for souvenirs
  • Bluebird [Carriage Hall, 29 Floral St] – iconic boutique stocking over 100 luxury designer brands

Where to eat

You are spoilt for choice in Covent Garden – whatever cuisine you feel like is right at your doorstep. Some favorites:

  • Barrafina [43 Drury Lane] – fun Spanish tapas bar open for lunch and dinner
  • Dishoom [12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane] – legendary modern Indian restaurant serving breakfast through to late night snacks – try the bacon naan
  • Balthazar [4-6 Russell St] – French brasserie style all day dining – read our brunch review
  • Monmouth [27 Monmouth St] – the only coffee spot you will need

Hyde Park area

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One of the most iconic green spaces in the world, Hyde Park is bounded by several neighbourhoods that are classic areas to stay in London.

Kensington, Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Belgravia are well heeled districts to the south of the park that have attracted visitors for centuries. They are known for their large mansion houses, access to parks, chic shopping strips and being the home of London’s favorite museums.

With quick transport links into Covent Garden and Soho as well as the City of London via the Piccadilly, District and Circle underground lines, this is a great area to base yourself in London whether it is your first visit or your fifteenth.

One of our top areas to stay for a family trip to London, kids will love the parks and museums.

Best for: families of all types, culture lovers, those wanting to experience classic London neighbourhoods and architecture

Recommended hotels near Hyde Park


Luxury – Milestone Hotel Kensington


The Milestone Hotel is a stunning 19th century mansion house overlooking Kensington Palace and gardens.  Each room was individually designed with luxury and relaxation in mind. The hotel features:

  • 24 hour butler service
  • onsite bar and restaurant featuring vintage wines
  • gym, sauna and resistance swimming pool
  • walk to Harrods, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace
  • special services for families and those traveling with pets

The Milestone receives industry accolades for its service and style and is often noted as one of the best hotels in London. It is quintessentially English and you can be assured you will have a very special stay at this hotel.

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Other highly regarded luxury options in this area include The Berkeley or The Franklin Hotel

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Boutique – The Levin Hotel


Just steps from Harrods department store, The Levin is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge. Each room has been thoughtfully decorated in modern English style. At the hotel you can enjoy:

  • complimentary coffee and pastries served daily
  • marble bathrooms with underfloor heating
  • all day in house dining
  • access to Outlaw’s Michelin starred restaurant next door
  • parking available onsite

If you are looking for a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Levin is the perfect choice. Guests often comment on the friendly professionalism of the staff at this stylish hotel.

Closest Underground station: Knightsbridge [1 minute walk]

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You could also try The Gore Hotel or The Rembrandt if this hotel has no availability.


Family friendly – The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington


Spacious family rooms are scarce in London but at The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington you can book a family suite with double bed and sofa bed that is generous in size. The hotel also offers:

  • 10 minute walk to the Natural History Museum and V&A
  • cribs available on request
  • complimentary bottled water
  • onsite restaurant and bar
  • free use of Handy Phone with free local/Europe calls

The Park City Grand Plaza Kensington is a great value pick for families wanting to stay close to London’s major museums and parks. With excellent transport links to Leicester Square and Soho, you can access most of the city’s attractions easily.

Nearest Underground station: Gloucester Road [Piccadilly line]

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These hotels close by also offer family rooms – London Marriott Hotel Kensington and The Queens Gate Hotel


Value / Budget – Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington


 

Close to Kensington High Street, the Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington is a traditional hotel that offers great value for those on a budget.

  • 24-hour room service
  • all day dining
  • 2 minutes from Underground station
  • fitness room
  • satellite tv

This is a fun area to stay in with great connections into the major sites of London via the District and Circle lines. The Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington  is also close to great shopping and Kensington Palace and gardens.

Nearest Underground station: High Street Kensington  [District and Circle lines]

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Apartments in the Hyde Park area


There are several serviced apartment offerings available in the Hyde Park area that we think offer great value for this part of London.

Start your accommodation search for vacation rentals around 6 months prior to your visit to uncover the best deals on Booking.com and AirBnB.

Our top picks:

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Attractions and things to do around Hyde Park

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This part of London is a cultural and retail hub as well as having access to some of the best parks in the city

You could easily spend a three day trip discovering this well to do area of London, but here are some highlights:

  • Visit the V&A, Natural History and Science Museum close to South Kensington station
  • Discover Kensington Palace – home to William and Kate and formerly Queen Victoria and Princess Diana
  • Shop for luxuries at Harrods and Harvey Nichols, or street fashion on Kensington High Street
  • Take a walk through Hyde Park and hire a row boat on the Serpentine lake

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Where to eat

  • Anglesea Arms – traditional pub with gourmet menu to match
  • Dinner by Heston [Mandarin Oriental] – Michelin starred dining from celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal in luxe surroundings
  • Wright Brothers [56 Old Brompton Rd] – laidback branch of London’s best seafood restaurant

Tips for families

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Staying close to Hyde Park is a smart idea if you are visiting London with children. You can run off some steam in the parks and visit the child friendly exhibits at top museums. Here are our favorite things to do with kids in Kensington and the Hyde Park area:

  • play at the Diana Memorial Playground (one of London’s best) in the north west corner of Kensington gardens
  • best museums for kids – Natural History Museum – dinosaurs! – and the Science Museum that has several dedicated play areas as well as exhibits
  • splash in the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain in Hyde Park – our top tip for a sunny day

In winter Hyde Park comes alive with the Winter Wonderland festival famous for carnival rides, a Christmas market, ice skating and of course Santa! – For more ideas of things to do in London in winter – click here

Around South Kensington station there are many good value eateries suitable for families – check our food guide for more info

Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

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To the north of Oxford Street, the quieter districts of Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia offer a tranquil and more refined London experience.

Home to the British Museum and several of London’s historic colleges, it’s the part of town known for leafy garden squares, Georgian mansions and small cobbled streets.

This area is close to the theatre district and shopping on Oxford Street but you will find traditional pubs and quirky bars here also.

Best for: culture loving couples, families, theatre goers and romantics

Best hotels in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia


Luxury – The Principal


The Principal is a historic Victorian building in the heart of Bloomsbury. Reopened after refurbishment in April 2018, this 5 star luxury hotel overlooks Russell Square. Some of the hotel’s features include:

  • bathrobe and slippers
  • all day dining at 4 restaurants and bars
  • on site gym
  • some rooms have four poster beds
  • exceptional service

The Principal‘s modern yet elegant British style accented by a few quirky touches is sure to charm. This is the perfect hotel for a romantic getaway or luxury London escape.

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Closest Underground station: Russell Square [Piccadilly line]

This area has some wonderful luxury hotels. Do try The London Edition or The Mandrake Hotel if you are unable to secure a booking.

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Boutique – Charlotte Street Hotel


There’s something so charming about the Charlotte Street Hotel. Just a five minute walk from Soho, this colorful boutique hotel will feel like a home away from home. Guests enjoy

  • all day dining including afternoon tea
  • 24 hour room service
  • concierge and valet
  • access to local gym and beauty centre
  • guest lounge

After a long day sight seeing and shopping, the Charlotte Street Hotel is in the perfect spot to refresh before you head out at night to enjoy the sights and sounds of Soho.

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Nearest Underground station: Tottenham Court Road [Northern and Central lines]

Other recommended boutique hotels in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia are: The Bloomsbury Hotel or The Rathbone


Family friendly – Grange Holborn


In a fantastic position near Holborn station, The Grange Holborn offers full sized quadruple rooms with 2 double beds. Other family friendly amenities include:

  • indoor swimming pool
  • baby sitting service
  • bath in bathroom
  • 24 hour room service
  • complimentary toileteries

The Grange Holborn is close to the theatre district so you can catch a matinee performance and Bloomsbury Square garden where there is a children’s playground.

Nearest Underground station: Holborn [Central and Piccadilly lines]

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Should this hotel have no availability we recommend Grange Beauchamp Hotel or Grange Buckingham Hotel


Budget / Value – Grange Lancaster


A traditional hotel on a quiet street in Bloomsbury, the Grange Lancaster covers all the basics in a great location. There are some surprise added extras:

  • 24-hour room service
  • guest lounge
  • spacious rooms
  • free Wifi

Worth considering if you are on a tight budget for its fantastic location and larger room sizes in this price category.

Nearest Underground station: Holborn [Central and Piccadilly lines]

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Another budget option in this area – Thistle Bloomsbury Park


Apartments in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia


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Our top picks:

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Attractions and things to do in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

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Simply wander around Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia and soak up the elegant intellectual atmosphere that inspired literary greats from Dickens to Virginia Woolf.

London’s most popular tourist attraction, the British Museum, is right in the heart of these districts. You can read our full guide to exploring the highlights of this incredible free to visit institution here. Other recommended activities

  • Visit the Charles Dickens museum in the author’s former home where he penned Oliver Twist
  • Catch a show in the West End – to find latest ticket deals – click here
  • Check out the statues of Ghandi and Virginia Woolf, then relax in tranquil Tavistock Square

Where to eat in Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia

  • Lantana [13 Charlotte Place]- Australian style brunch pioneers in London – the coffee is fabulous
  • Berner’s Tavern [10 Berners St] – fabulously swanky all day dining by chef Jason Atherton
  • Lady Ottoline [11A Northington St] – wonderful modern British menu in a charming pub

St James and Westminster

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Want the full royal London experience? Then a stay in the areas of St James and Westminster is perfect for you.

With the Queen close by at Buckingham Palace and the toll of Big Ben in the air, this exclusive pocket of London is as grand as it gets

Wedged in the middle of these two districts is tranquil Green Park where you can enjoy the blooms in Spring and pull up a free deck chair to lounge in the sun in summer.

Best for: seeing the main sights and a luxurious London stay. Families will enjoy access to Green Park.

Recommended hotels in Westminster and St James


Luxury – The Ritz


London’s iconic The Ritz hotel is everything you would expect from a five star luxury establishment and so much more. Overlooking Green Park, the hotel combines elegant period architecture with the best modern amenities. Guests enjoy

  • spacious rooms and suites furnished with antiques
  • designer toileteries
  • onsite restaurants and a bar
  • spa and wellness centre
  • kids club and concierge

For the ultimate in luxury London experiences you must stay at The Ritz. Or at least experience afternoon tea in the Palm Court restaurant with its glittering chandeliers and impeccably dressed staff.

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Closest Underground station: Green Park  [ Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines]

Other recommended luxury hotels in Westminster and St James – The Goring close to Buckingham Palace and modern Sofitel London St James

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Boutique – St James Hotel and Club


A favorite hotel in a quiet street behind Piccadilly, St James Hotel and Club combines luxury with attentive personalized service.

  • elegantly designed rooms, some with balconies
  • Penhaligon luxury toiletries
  • Michelin starred restaurant Seven Park Place
  • kids stay free (some conditions apply) and adjoining rooms for families

The hotel of choice for many film stars and authors, the St James Hotel and Club is close to many main attractions and provides a haven away from the hustle and bustle of London.

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Closest Underground station: Green Park  [ Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines]

No availability at this hotel? Try the 41 Hotel close to Buckingham Palace or Haymarket Hotel


Family friendly – St Ermin’s Hotel


St Ermin’s Hotel has a great offering for families wanting to stay close to Westminster and Buckingham Palace with

  • dedicated family rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • room service
  • laundry/valet service
  • cribs available on request

Close to the Underground the hotel has easy links into other major sites in London as well as access to wonderful Green Park for those all important outdoor breaks. St Ermin’s also offer a special afternoon tea for children.

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Closest Underground station:  St James’s Park [District and Circle lines]

If you can’t find rooms at this hotel you might also like DoubleTree by Hilton Westminster or Park Plaza Victoria London


Budget / Value – The Z Hotel Victoria



Location plus added extras is the key to the cleverly designed  Z Hotel Victoria Rooms are on the small side however have clever features like under bed storage to maximise space. Guests like the:

  • air conditioned rooms
  • buffet breakfast included in price
  • complimentary toiletries
  • single rooms available
  • free wifi

Only 2 minutes walk from Victoria Station transport hub and 10 minutes from Buckingham Palace and the houses of Parliament, the Z Hotel Victoria is an excellent choice for those who want to maximize sight seeing time on a budget.

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Closest Underground station:   Victoria [Victoria, District and Circle lines]

All sold out? Try the Sidney Hotel or the Chester Hotel


Apartments in Westminster and St James


You will get better value in this area by choosing an apartment or vacation rental. There is limited supply so remember to search and book early on Booking.com and AirBnB.

Our top picks:

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Attractions and things to do in Westminster and St James

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London’s major sights – the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are all found in the St James and Westminster area.

Also close by:

  • ride the London Eye – for sweeping views of the city – book tickets in advance here (recommended)
  • take a stroll through tranquil Green Park
  • watch the Changing of the Guard in Horse Guard’s Parade
  • visit No 10 Downing Street, home of the British Prime Minister
  • admire centuries of art at The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square

Where to eat in Westminster and St James

There are countless typical pubs and fine dining options in the St James area and some more budget friendly cafes and restaurants close to Victoria Station. We recommend:

Mayfair and Marylebone

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Covering the areas both sides of Oxford Street near Selfridges department store, this area is a shopper’s dream. In Mayfair you find flagship stores for designers Chanel and Prada and exclusive department store Browns. Marylebone is home to classic British shops like The Conran Store and Daunt Books.

One of the most affluent neighborhoods in London and even the world, Mayfair is also one of the most expensive areas to stay in London. Mayfair’s beautiful Georgian mansions remind you of the time when Britannia ruled its massive Empire.

On the northern side of Oxford Street, Marylebone is a less ostentatious and known for its chic restaurants, cafes and boutiques.

Best for: shoppers with style, return visitors wanting to try a new area of London

Recommended hotels in Mayfair and Marylebone


Luxury – Claridge’s


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Updated Art Deco elegance and the ultimate in luxury is what you expect at Claridge’s. The iconic London hotel has hosted the world’s most glamorous people including movie stars and royalty over the decades and they love the:

  • state of the art luxuries in a luxe period environment
  • world class restaurants on site
  • exceptional service
  • modern gym
  • special services for families

As soon as you step through the doors of Claridge’s you are transported to another, more glamorous world, where your smallest whim is attended to immediately. It’s a very special hotel.

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Closest Underground station:  Bond Street  [ Central and Jubilee lines]

This area is home to many five star luxury hotels. You might also try The Connaught or The Langham London

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Boutique – The Chesterfield Mayfair


Consistently appearing in lists of London’s top places to stay,  The Chesterfield Mayfair is a luxurious traditional hotel in Mayfair. From the top hatted doormen to the wood panelled reception, you know you’ve arrived in London. The hotel offers:

  • personal service
  • restaurants featuring British cuisine and bar onsite
  • pillow menu
  • cable tv

The Chesterfield Mayfair renowned for its loyal clientele who return year after year for their impeccable service and fantastic location. Themed afternoon teas in the conservatory are wonderful.

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Closest Underground station:  Green Park  [ Victoria, Jubilee and Piccadilly lines]

Prefer something a little more modern? Try Montagu Place Hotel or Dorset Square Hotel


Family friendly – London Marriott Marble Arch


Mayfair and Marylebone would not be our first choice are for a family trip to London, however the Marriott Marble Arch has a few added extras that are worth considering:

  • family rooms with two double beds
  • close to Hyde Park
  • indoor swimming pool
  • kid friendly buffet
  • outdoor terrace

The hotel has great amenities to take advantage of in between shopping and sightseeing as well as easy access to the Central line underground route. In winter, the Marriott Marble Arch has an excellent position for the Winter Wonderland carnival.

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Closest Underground station: Marble Arch  [Central line]


Budget / Value – Marble Arch Inn


Great basic find in an area renowned for luxury hotels. Just a few minutes walk from Oxford Street the Marble Arch Inn offers:

  • 24 hour reception
  • quiet location
  • new bathrooms
  • usb charging points in room

If you want to stay close to Oxford Street in a quieter neighborhood, the Marble Arch Inn is a solid choice thanks to some unexpected added extras.

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Closest Underground station: Marble Arch  [Central line]

If this hotel is unavailable you might like London Kings Hotel closer to Paddington


Apartments in Mayfair and Marylebone


Finding an apartment or vacation rental in these areas is challenging. There is limited supply so remember to search and book early on Booking.com and AirBnB.

Our top picks:

  • MStay 146 studios – studio apartments with kitchenette for up to four people near Regent’s Park
  • 44 Curzon St – studion and one bedroom apartments for up to two people

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Attractions and things to do in Mayfair and Marylebone

The Wallace Collection Great Gallery

Many people come to Mayfair and Marylebone to shop, eat at fine dining establishments and be seen. There are however a few hidden treasures worth seeking out if you are staying in the area:

Where to eat in Mayfair and Marylebone

Some of London’s favorite fine dining experiences are found in this district. If you are interested in celebrity spotting or simply enjoying London’s luxury food experiences, make your reservations well in advance:

  • Chiltern Firehouse – Andre Balazs (Chateau Marmont) restaurant in a former London fire station
  • Sexy Fish – Asian inspired fish restaurant favored by London glitterati and visiting celebrities
  • Locanda Locatelli – Italian fine dining by celebrated chef Giorgio Locatelli

The City of London

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The City of London is surprisingly modern. Skyscrapers soar overhead and many of the buildings seem futuristic thanks to exciting contemporary architecture.

Once an historic part of London, there are a few important reminders of the past. The City is home to St Paul’s Cathedral and the Monument (to the Great Fire of London), and is right next to the Tower of London.

During the week The City is a bustling hub of activity where the world’s major financial institutions trade and hustle. On the weekends it is a bit like a ghost town with many shops and restaurants closed.

There is extremely limited budget accommodation in this area.

Best for: business travel and lovers of modern architecture

Recommended hotels in The City of London


Luxury – The Ned


Lavishly refurbished in 2017, this 11 storey former bank has quickly become a favorite place to stay in The City. Decorated to enhance the traditional features of the building, The Ned also features modern amenities:

  • indoor swimming pool
  • 10 in house restaurants
  • Cowshed designer toiletries
  • rooftop bar
  • walk in rain showers in bathrooms

The Ned is fast becoming a destination in itself thanks to the huge number of bars and restaurants onsite. The hotel has easy access to two major Underground lines and it is a quick walk over the Thames to the Southbank and Tate Modern.

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Closest Underground station: Bank [ Central and Northern lines plus London light rail]

You might also like these modern luxury hotels in The City of London – South Place Hotel or Grange Tower Bridge

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Boutique – Threadneedles


An elegant boutique style hotel in the heart of the financial district, Threadneedles is a converted bank headquarters with modern amenities. The hotel features

  • views over London from guest rooms
  • laptop sized safe
  • bathrobes and slippers
  • restaurant by celebrity chef Marco Pierre White

A magnificent dome covers the guest lounge area, letting in natural light. Threadneedles is the place for a grown up escape in The City.

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Closest Underground station: Bank [ Central and Northern lines plus London light rail]

For a more traditional boutique hotel in The City consider Batty Langley’s or The Rookery


Family friendly – DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London


 DoubleTree by Hilton Tower of London has an enviable position close to the Tower of London with amenities that families will love

  • free cookies on arrival
  • family and interconnected rooms
  • cribs and extra beds available on request
  • kids stay free when using existing beds
  • sound proofed rooms

There is also an in house restaurant and rooftop bar.

Despite its business like feel, DoubleTree by Hilton’s Tower of London has much to offer families visiting London.

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Closest Underground station: Tower Hill [District and Circle lines]

Other family friendly hotels in The City of London worth checking: Apex City Of London Hotel and Novotel London Tower Bridge (has kids club)


Budget / Value – The Z Hotel City


In any other place The Z Hotel City would not be considered a budget hotel. It is a basic hotel that offers guests on a tight budget:

  • complimentary toiletries
  • 24 hour front desk
  • en suite shower rooms
  • in room HD televisions

Best for a quick overnight stay, at The Z Hotel City you can reach landmarks St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern gallery on foot within 15 minutes.

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Closest Underground station: Blackfriars [ District and Circle lines]

You could also try – Premier Inn London Bank


Apartments in The City of London


Finding an apartment or vacation rental in these areas is challenging. There is limited supply so remember to search and book early on Booking.com and AirBnB.

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Attractions and things to do in The City of London

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The City has some obvious attractions such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the golden Monument dedicated to the victims of the Great Fire of London. At both places there are incredible views and perspectives of old and new London.

Take a walk around The City and you are rewarded with several notable attractions and activities

  • Leadenhall Market, setting for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter films
  • The “Walkie Talkie” skyscraper with impressive views from the 35th floor Skygarden
  • 2,000 years of the city’s history at The Museum of London
  • a feast of the arts at the Barbican Centre

Where to eat in The City of London

  • Duck and Waffle – all day dining with a view on the 40th floor of 110 Bishopsgate
  • The Anthologist – visit during the week for modern British cuisine, coffee and cocktails (closed on weekends)
  • Lamb Tavern – iconic London pub under the arches at Leadenhall Market (weekdays only)

South Bank and Southwark

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London’s South Bank is the city’s cultural centre. Once an industrial zone, the area was revitalized in the past 20 years by the redevelopment of the power station that now houses the Tate Modern gallery.

Stretching along the Thames from the London Eye to London Bridge, the district is full to the brim with exciting cultural activities, sightseeing opportunities and gourmet experiences.

With easy access to classic London attractions like Buckingham Palace and Westminster via the Jubilee underground line, the South Bank is a great place to stay for those wanting to experience the best of the city.

You can even walk across the river to major attractions or take a boat cruise down the river.

Best for: art lovers, families, foodies and locals on a staycation

Recommended hotels in London Southbank


Luxury – Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard


Occupying levels 34-52 of landmark building The Shard, The Shangri La secured its place as one of London’s favorite hotels almost as soon as it opened in 2014.

Aside from jaw dropping 360 degree views of London, the hotel offers:

  • underfloor heating in guest bathrooms
  • binoculars in every room
  • laundry and valet service
  • indoor pool
  • 3 restaurants and bars

A truly luxurious place to stay, The Shangri La is an exciting modern alternative to the classic hotels north of the river.

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Closest Underground station: London Bridge  [Northern and Jubilee lines]

Five star luxury hotels are opening all over the South Bank. You might also like Mondrian London right beside the Thames or Hilton London Bankside close to Shakespeare’s Globe

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Boutique – CitizenM Bankside


Just a two minute walk from the Tate Modern, CitizenM Bankside is a fun and modern hotel proud of their unique approach to hospitality. They offer:

  • floor to ceiling windows in guest rooms
  • rain showers
  • free access to iMacs during your stay
  • 24 hour reception and guest café

Each room has a huge 2 metre square bed so you can lounge and relax after a busy day out and about in London.

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Closest Underground station: Southwark  [Jubilee line] or London Bridge [Northern and Jubilee lines]

Boutique hotels are not common in this area. You might like to try H10 London Waterloo or London Bridge Hotel close to Borough Market


Family friendly – London Marriott Hotel County Hall


The London Marriott Hotel County Hall gets our vote for the best family hotel in London thanks to these views, a great location and the family friendly facilities:

  • family rooms with 2 double beds
  • swimming pool and sauna
  • cribs and extra beds available
  • kids meals

From the  London Marriott Hotel County Hall it is an easy walk over Westminster Bridge to the heart of classic London. The London Eye and several family friendly attractions like the London Aquarium are just steps away.

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Closest Underground station:  Westminster [Jubilee, District and Circle lines]


Budget / Value – Point A Hotel London Westminster


Point A Hotel London Westminster is a new hotel with compact modern rooms. It is in an ideal location just across the river from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Guests can expect:

  • ensuite bathrooms
  • power shower
  • airconditioned rooms
  • 24 hour reception

The rooms are small at Point A Hotel London Westminster however you are unlikely to find a better place to stay at a budget price this close to the main attractions of London.

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Closest Underground station: Lambeth North  [Bakerloo line]

If there is no availability at this hotel try Days Hotel Waterloo nearby or Eurotraveller Tower Bridge Hotel


Apartments in South Bank and Southwark


The area south of the Thames has more opportunity and value for visitors wanting the option to self cater and stay in an apartment. Try searching on Booking.com and AirBnB three to six months before your trip for the best availability and deals

Our top picks:

  • South Point Suites – studio suites with kitchenette for up to 4 people near London Bridge
  • Marlin Waterloo – aparthotel – rooms have kitchenette and sleep up to 4 near Waterloo Station
  • Borough Apartments – one and two bedroom apartments sleeping up to 6 people near Borough Market

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Attractions and things to in London South Bank

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In London’s South Bank you have a wide variety of activities and sights to choose from. The best thing to do is take a walk along the Thames and stop off at the many attractions along the way:

  • ride on the London Eye for amazing views or London – you can buy tickets in advance here
  • take a tour of Shakespeare’s Globe or even watch a play by the bard in this reconstructed theatre
  • explore the food stalls at Borough Market
  • visit The Shard for more views – this time you can see the Tower of London – advance tickets available here
  • get your art fix at the Tate Modern gallery

Where to eat at Southbank London

This area caters for all types of visitors. There are casual food markets, high end restaurants and fun world food restaurants. Here are some favorites:

  • Wahaca [Southbank Centre] – fun, fast and fresh Mexican with views of the river
  • Borough Market [London Bridge] – a foodie paradise bursting with food stalls and fresh produce
  • Gabriel’s Wharf – market style food stalls – crepes, pizza and more – next to Bernie Spain Gardens
  • Level 9 restaurant at Tate Modern – modern British food served with a side of London skyline

Soho

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Nightlife, food and shopping are the main activities in London’s Soho. This area runs from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Street and takes in Carnaby Street and Chinatown.

Famous for being the scene of the 1960s music and fashion revolution, today Soho is bursting with bars, pubs and restaurants.

Soho is a great spot to do some London shopping. Many of the fast fashion chains like Topshop, H&M, and Uniqlo have their flagship stores in this area. If your tastes are a little more refined, there is Liberty of London to explore.

Close to the theatre district, museums and galleries, Soho is perhaps the beating vibrant heart of London.

Best for: night owls, party people, foodies and shoppers

Recommended hotels in Soho


Luxury – Hotel Cafe Royal


Sitting right on top of Piccadilly Circus, the Hotel Cafe Royal is a landmark building with a fascinating past. Oscar Wilde held his salons at the bar here. These days the hotel is renowned for:

  • designer bed linen and amenities
  • minibar in guest rooms
  • spa, pool and gym
  • 4 bars and restaurants – the Oscar Wilde Lounge is incredible!

The Hotel Cafe Royal combines modern luxury with period grandeur in the centre of London. Close to Soho, St James, theatre and museums it is in the ideal location to explore London.

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Closest Underground station: Piccadilly Circus [Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines]

No rooms at this hotel? Why not try W London Leicester Square or Ham Yard Hotel


Boutique – The Soho Hotel


Welcome to your cosy haven in the heart of Soho. Stay at The Soho Hotel in the centre of London and you can quickly regroup before heading back to the shops and bars. Guests love:

  • walk in showers
  • fully stocked mini bar in rooms
  • on site restaurant and gym
  • beauty treatment room

The Soho Hotel features elegant, colorful and modern British design by Kit Kemp. Staff at the hotel are friendly and go out of their way to ensure a relaxing stay.

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Closest Underground station: Tottenham Court Road  [ Central and Northern lines]

There are some fabulous boutique hotels in Soho. You might also like the more traditional Hazlitt’s or sleek modern elegance at The Nadler

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Family friendly – Le Meridien Piccadilly


Le Meridien is a good family hotel in London. Close to Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street shops and many major attractions, this hotel has family friendly amenities including:

  • large family rooms with two double beds
  • indoor swimming pool
  • complimentary dining for kids under 12
  • exclusive kids book den
  • laundry services

With a fantastic location and thoughtful touches for families  Le Meridien Piccadilly is a popular choice for those visiting London with kids

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Closest Underground station: Piccadilly Circus [Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines]

Family friendly hotels in this area are rare and you can get better value in other parts of London. You might like to try Radisson Blu Hampshire in nearby Leicester Square or an executive suite at the Thistle Trafalgar Square a


Budget / Value – The Z Hotel Piccadilly  


If you need a comfortable bed and place to rest your feet in Soho The Z Hotel Piccadilly is a great choice. Guests love:

  • quiet location
  • complimentary afternoon cheese and wine
  • 24 hour front desk
  • complimentary toiletries

Rooms are small but The Z Hotel Piccadilly makes up for that with its convenient location and surprising added extras like buffet breakfast and afternoon drinks.

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Closest Underground station: Piccadilly Circus [Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines]

Other budget options in Soho worth trying are traditional style Mimi’s Hotel or Z Hotel Soho


Apartments in Soho

There is an extremely limited supply of apartments in this part of London.  Try searching on Booking.com and AirBnB three to six months before your trip for the best availability and deals.

Our top picks:

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Attractions and things to in London Soho

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Soho is a bar hoppers and shoppers dream. There are not too many other activities in this district but when you want to take a break you can

Where to eat in Soho

This is an area with more restaurants and cafés than you can imagine. Whatever cuisine or style of cooking you like, you will find it in Soho. We love:

  • Princi [135 Wardour St] – Sophisticated Italian bar and café serving pastries, pizza and delicious coffee
  • Yauatcha [15-17 Broadwick St] – Trendy Chinese cuisine – dumplings and low lighting
  • NOPI [21-22 Warwick St] – fun and fresh Middle Eastern inspired dishes by Yotam Ottolenghi
  • Antidote [12A Newburgh St] – French wine bar and restaurant featuring natural wines and small plates

Kings Cross

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Once a fairly bleak area of the city, Kings Cross has recently undergone a huge transformation and it now an exciting hub of restaurants, bars and shops.

With excellent transport connections in and around London, destinations in the UK as well as France and continental Europe, you may also find good value accommodation in Kings Cross for your stay in London.

Harry Potter fans can visit Platform 9¾ and the official Harry Potter shop at Kings Cross station. And, if you are headed to Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios, trains depart to the venue from nearby Euston station.

Nearby Camden Town is a fun place for millenials and teenagers to spend some time soaking up the vibe of the market.

Best for: Harry Potter fans, researchers, those in transit to continental Europe or planning to travel by train in the UK, 

Recommended hotels in Kings Cross


Luxury – St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel


The magnificent exterior of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel is enough to make you want to stay but this beautiful hotel has many other luxurious features:

  • mini bar, robes and slippers in each room
  • walk in showers
  • fabulous inhouse restaurant – Gilbert Scott Brasserie and Bar
  • 24 hour gym and health spa

The pared back elegance of the rooms at the  St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel provide the perfect contrast to its impressive red brick Gothic Revival facade. One of our favourite London hotels.

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Closest Underground station: Kings Cross  [Northern, Metropolitan, Circle, Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines]

No availability? Try the Great Northern Hotel close by

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Boutique – Megaro Hotel


Taking cues from the areas rock’n’roll history, the Megaro Hotel is a modern hotel with tons of personality and unique features including:

  • in room coffee machine
  • rain showers in bathrooms
  • relaxed Italian restaurant and bar
  • wake up service

With quirky styling and a great location for transport all over London, the Megaro Hotel is a great choice in Kings Cross

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Closest Underground station: Kings Cross  [Northern, Metropolitan, Circle, Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines]

You might also like their nearby sister hotel The California or more traditional The Goodenough on Mecklenburgh Square


Family friendly – Pullman London St Pancras


The Pullman London St Pancras hotel is conveniently located across the road from St Pancras station. Offering rooms with a double plus a sofa bed it has some surprising features that families will enjoy:

  • separate sleeping area for kids
  • kid-friendly buffet / meals
  • indoor activities available
  • cribs available on request

A modern hotel, you can also expect room service and 24 hour front desk services, a restaurant and a  fitness centre.

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Closest Underground station: Kings Cross  [Northern, Metropolitan, Circle, Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines]

You could also try: Comfort Inn St Pancras or Jesmond Dene Hotel


Budget / Value – The House of Toby


At The House of Toby, simple, elegantly styled compact rooms are complimented by:

  • tea/coffee maker in room
  • 24 hour front desk
  • air-conditioned rooms
  • complimentary breakfast bag

The House of Toby is a smart choice for visitors to London looking for a comfortable room with access to transport at a great value price.

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Closest Underground station: Kings Cross  [Northern, Metropolitan, Circle, Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City lines]

If rooms are unavailable, try the Crestfield Hotel or the Angus Hotel


Apartments in Kings Cross


There is a reasonable supply of apartments in this part of London.  Try searching on Booking.com and AirBnB three to six months before your trip for the best availability and deals.

Our top picks:

  • Studios2Let – studios for up to 2 people with kitchenette and 24 hour reception
  • City apartments – one bedroom apartments with separate lounge/dining area sleeping up to 4

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Attractions and things to in London Kings Cross

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King’s Cross is mainly a transit zone but there are some attractions worth noting:

  • take your photo at Platform 9¾  (there is a charge unfortunately – sorry muggle)
  • visit the incredible British Library and its 6 story glass tower housing the King’s collection
  • on a sunny day, relax in Granary Square and watch the fountains dance or boats glide down Regent’s canal

Where to eat in Kings Cross

The past few years have seen a burst of restaurant openings in the Kings Cross area. You definitely won’t go hungry but to set you off in the right direction, here are some recommendations:

  • Caravan [1 Granary Sq.] – all day deliciousness with a nod to the Middle East. Great coffee too
  • The Gilbert Scott [Renaissance Hotel] – chef Marcus Wareing’s opulent British fine diner
  • Granger & Co. [Pancras Square] – best for brunch – try the signature ricotta hotcakes
  • Carluccio’s [St Pancras terminal] – simply delicious Italian dishes. Great with kids

Shoreditch and Spitalfields

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London has always been known for its savvy street fashion, art and music scene. Like Soho in the 60s and 70s,  and Camden in the 80s and 90s, Shoreditch and Spitalfields to the east of Soho and north of The City arethe areas where London’s raw cultural vibe happens today.

There is a cool intersection of culture and technology that makes this district particularly exciting. And it’s about as far away from classic London as you can get.

In Shoreditch and Spitalfields you can browse quirky local markets and independent shops, admire street art and murals, and eat at up and coming restaurants.

The Liverpool Street, Old Street and Moorgate transport hubs mean you are only a few underground stops to the classic sights of London.

Best for: hipsters, the young at heart and those wanting to explore beyond the classic sights of London

Recommended hotels in Shoreditch and Spitalfields


Luxury – Montcalm Royal London House


Every modern convenience and luxury is at your fingertips at Montcalm Royal London HouseThis 5 star property boasts:

  • sleek and spacious guest rooms
  • rooftop bar
  • 24 hour room service
  • on site gym

We would stay here for the rooftop bar alone, but with fantastic links into the major shopping and sightseeing districts as well as the fun of Shoreditch, Montcalm Royal London House is a great luxury pick in the east of London.

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Closest Underground station: Moorgate [Northern, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City lines]

There are new luxury hotels in East London are opening regularly. You could also try ultra modern Nobu Shoreditch or Batty Langley’s – a traditionally British luxury hotel


Boutique – Devonshire Club & Hotel


A haven in the bustling hub that is Spitalfields and Shoreditch, the Devonshire Club & Hotel offers exclusivity and luxury. Favorite features include:

  • walk in showers
  • rooms filled with natural light
  • 24 hour concierge
  • secret garden to relax in
  • onsite gym

Only 200 metres from Liverpool St station, the Devonshire Club & Hotel is in a great position for those who want to experience old and new London in luxurious surrounds.

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Closest Underground station: Liverpool Street  [Central, Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City lines]

You might also like Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch (with indoor pool) or The Curtain


Family friendly – Ace Hotel Shoreditch



Best suited to families with teenagers the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch has plenty to offer families wanting to explore this fun area of London.

  • spacious rooms with 2 double beds
  • extra lounge in room
  • restaurant on site
  • laundry service
  • rooftop bar

A design hotel at heart, the lobby of the Ace Hotel is busy with creative types who live and work in the surrounding area. Teens who are into music and street art will love this hotel.

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Closest Underground station: Old Street  [Northern line – Bank branch]

Closer to the business district and a more traditional hotel, Montcalm Royal London House is a great alternative choice.


Budget / Value – The Culpeper Bedrooms


Want a cosy, great value hotel close to transport in the heart of Shoreditch? At The Culpepe Bedrooms you get all this and much more:

  • full breakfast included
  • cookies in the room
  • rain shower
  • rooftop bar

These rooms are above a lively pub so it won’t be the quietest place to stay but The Culpeper Bedrooms are a great option for those visiting London to explore its fun east side.

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Closest Underground station: Aldgate East [District, Metropolitan and City lines]

You might also like friendly budget option the Brick Lane Guest House


Apartments in Shoreditch


There is a generous supply of apartments in this part of London.  Try searching on Booking.com and AirBnB three to six months before your trip for the best availability and deals.

Our top picks:

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Attractions and things to in Shoreditch and Spitalfields

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Exploring Shoreditch is one of our favorite London pastimes. Just head to Liverpool Street station and start wandering in an easterly direction and you are sure to stumble upon something that piques your interest .. a fun independent store, a cake shop full of treats, or a road bursting with street art murals.

Here are some highlights:

  • browse the stalls at Old Spitalfields market – you can even pick up a top hat!
  • go on a street art tour of the area with a local artist
  • on Sundays, Columbia Rd flower market is for munching treats, browsing antiques and blooms
  • support some independent designers on a shopping spree down Redchurch Street
  • bar hop away an afternoon – you could start at The Book Club (great cocktails)

Where to eat in Shoreditch

One of the best areas to eat in London, Shoreditch has a wealth of great eateries to tempt your tastebuds. We love:

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    • 17th July 2018 / 2:54 PM

      thanks Tanja – I love the Charlotte Street hotel it’s so cosy and right in the heart of everything – they are great with kids too