Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts in London
Plus practical information on London's public transport, hotel districts, airport transfers, what to do ...
Bed and breakfast hotel in Central London
Cheap budget hotels in London
Currently the cheapest hotels in London will charge between £65 and £80 for a double room. These are at the so-called Bed and Breakfast hotels.
The cheapest place you can rest your head in London is a dormitory bed in a hostel, mostly catering to the 18-35 age bracket. But most visitors to London want a little more comfort and private space than that. Most budget accommodation in London of acceptable quality to many travellers is between £70 and £100.
Discounted cheap hotels and bed and breakfasts in London cover all of the Central London hotel districts. Which is best for you normally depends on your arrival point in London, what you plan on doing and, of course, personal preference.
London is a sprawling city with many hotel districts, some of which target the thrifty visitor, not only with cheap hotel accommodation, but value for money restaurants, convenience stores and such practical things as coin-operated launderettes.
Budget Bed and Breakfasts in Central London
B&B or Bed and Breakfast hotels in London offer simple accommodation without paying for frills. In London the majority are not family owned and run with a handful of rooms where you get personal attention from the owners but simple small hotels of between 20 and 50 rooms.
The Bed and Breakfast hotels are typically 4, 5 or 6 storey Victorian terraced houses. Many of the cheaper ones will not have lifts. The main attraction is price, somewhere to safely store your luggage and an easy place to sleep overnight while you spend the day exploring London.
These simple B&Bs offer some of the cheapest accommodation in London. A good benchmark district is the King's Cross/St Pancras district, prices are low and quality above average. Other budget districts with good numbers of Bed and Breakfast hotels include Earl's Court Kensington, Bayswater, Paddington and Victoria.
Types of hotels
Central London hotel districts
Major hotel chains in London
London's airport hotels
Bed & Breakfast hotels- the main hotel districts
Budget hotels London
Budget hotels London - no frills budget chains, 3 star hotels ...
If you want something more than a Bed and Breakfast, there is normally a bargain to be had somewhere in the mainstream hotels.
No frills budget chains like Premier inn and Travelodge are aggressively expanding but do not have it all their own way. As well as chains like Ibis and Comfort Inn the independent sector still competes effectively.
4 star & luxury hotels
London has a lot of ultra luxury 5 star hotels of world renown, beyond the budget of most people. Most leisure travellers just want a comfortable place to stay, a little more space than the budget hotels and some touches like spacious lounges, a restaurant and perhaps somewhere to work out or indulge in a spa treatment.
All the global chains are in London, most with a presence in each hotel district. If you require something more intimate and boutique the choice is wide too there.
Some major 4 star chains in London
Apartments & family accommodation
Family accommodation can be a problem, especially if the family is more than four. Apartments offer a good solution. Citadines aparthotels have apartments and studios and have many sites in places visitors want to stay - they are a good benchmark. Many of the apartments are found in the Kensington and the fringes of the City Of London.
Hotels at London airports
We offer hotel rooms at all of London's four major airports with comprehensive coverage of nearly every airport hotel available. We also provide a price guarantee on most hotels featured.
Hotels at London's 4 major airports
We have unrivalled coverage of all of London's major airports.
You will find full details of transfers both public transport and private into London and beyond as well as comprehensive information on going inter airport or to cruise ports direct.
Just like our guaranteed lowest cost London airport hotels we also offer the same guarantee with long term car parking at all four airports:
Long term car parking at London's 4 major airports
London's 3 major cruise ports - Southampton, Dover and Harwich
We have unrivalled coverage of all of London's major cruise ports. You will find full details of the cruise terminals. transfers both public transport and private into London and its airports plus local hotels and tour options.
We have also instigated in the last few years cruise ship shuttles and tour transfers, something that was sadly lacking before.
London's public transport, fares and maps
London is easy to get around using its comprehensive public transport system.
The London Underground is the mainstay for most visitors and there is always an Underground station near where you want to go. The famous double decker London red buses are everywhere.
We provide detailed information on how to use London's public transport, including detailed fare information.
More importantly, we guide you through the complex decision on which public transport travel pass to purchase, Travelcard or Oyster.
Only a tiny percentage of travellers purchase individual tickets - they cost about double the fare of using a pass. So its a good investment of your time to understand and make an informed purchase of your transport needs.
In-depth Guide to London's Public Transport
Day Tours from London - Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, Bath and even Paris
Guided Day Tours from London fan out across much of England and beyond. Favourites for day tours out of London combine a selection of Windsor, Bath, Stonehenge, Shakespeare's Stratford, Warwick Castle, Oxford, Cotswolds and there are many more to choose from.
A typical day tour will leave London around 8 to 9am and return about 6 to 8pm. There is a wide choice of tours, something for everyone, there are even short breaks of two or three days as well.
Weekend breaks offer great value visiting Scotland, Paris and Amsterdam very affordably from a London base. There is also one break in England where you can take more time than possible on the day tours to savour the Cotswolds, Oxford, Bath and Stonehenge all in one memorable two-day break over the weekend.
Popular destinations of day tours from London